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  • Joe Surf: A wake-up call in Peru

    Remember returning to school after the summer and having to write an essay, "How I spent my summer vacation"? Axel Eaton, about to enter his junior year at Newport Harbor High School, will have some pretty good material to go on — surely more than...
  • From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years

    From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years
    COSTA MESA — Bonnie Hall was there when the cultural ground in Orange County shifted to the rousing sounds of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. On opening night, Sept. 29, 1986, the soprano and other members of the Pacific Chorale sang the vocal climax...
  • In The Pipeline: Joining the 'Glee' club

    In The Pipeline: Joining the 'Glee' club
    Sitting at a local coffeehouse with Caden Michael Gray, it would be easy to think you're conversing with a seasoned showbiz veteran as opposed to an on-the-rise actor. Then again, both impressions may be accurate. After all, the recent Huntington...
  • Joe Surf: Teen's wild surf ride not over

    Joe Surf: Teen's wild surf ride not over
    We interrupt this interview with Andrew Doheny… "Mom! I'm on the phone!" Doheny exclaimed. Doheny is a pro surfer, a world traveler and a sponsor's dream. But he's also just 18, so when he's not tearing it up in Indonesia, or Australia, or...
  • A communal love of fine music

    One note at a time, the Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra has picked up tempo in its three years of existence. The HBSO took root in Surf City's rich communal soil in February 2009 with a modest goal of performing two concerts that initial year....
  • City Lights: Community, animals owe her a lot

    This week, Times Community News lost a longtime member of its family. It was a member whom, to my knowledge, I never met in person. Such is the nature of email. Barbara Fischer, who for years contributed the Pet of the Week feature, died Wednesday...
  • Haakenson: Surf City Days promises plenty of fun

    The calendar says this weekend is the last weekend of the summer. The first day of fall is Sept. 22, which also happens to be my 50th birthday. Anyway … what better way to spend the last weekend of the summer hanging out at the beach doing...
  • Classically Trained: How does one begin to enjoy that 'classical' music, anyway?

    I love the world of so-called "classical" music. To me, it's like this secret art form that so few in society truly comprehend. And yet for those in the club, there it is, so clearly summiting the mountain of artistic endeavors. Year after year, it...
  • Down on Main Street

    Down on Main Street
    He's traveled far and wide to the some of the most desired surf spots in the world, but no matter the exotic destination, Main Street, Huntington Beach, will always remain a magical place for Andy Verdone. It's where the Huntington Beach High surf...
  • Greer's OC: Laguna mansion to open for tours

    Starting on April 24 and running through May 20, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County will present its 20th Philharmonic House of Design in Laguna Beach. By touring a grand estate in Laguna, you'll directly affect the lives of children by helping to...
  • In The Arts

    Two Oilers take top honors at Spotlight Awards Two students from Huntington Beach High School received top honors at the 24th annual Music Center Spotlight Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Senior Elizabeth Romero, 17, who is with the...
  • Tracking Tiki culture, influence

    Tracking Tiki culture, influence
    May the Tiki gods smile on Chris Jepsen tonight when he takes the stage at Don the Beachcomber (formerly Sam's Seafood) amid waterfalls and carved island statues. After all, it's like a dream come true for the Huntington Beach native, whose passion...