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Holidays

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  • Shooting suspect's neighbors stunned

    Residents along the quiet Huntington Beach street where the suspected shooter in the Seal Beach rampage lived were in disbelief that their friendly and caring neighbor allegedly killed eight people. Scott Evans Dekraai allegedly walked into Salon...
  • In The Pipeline: A home for the holidays

    Billy O'Connell knows how to get things done. Maybe it's the tough Irish accent, or the fact that for years he was an L.A. County sheriff. Whatever it is, when you talk to him, you understand he's a no-nonsense, take-charge sort of guy. So years ago, when...
  • Greer's OC: Some good breakfast on the go

    Need reasons to wake up early? Zimzala, a laid-back bar and eatery at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, just debuted a grab-and-go breakfast/coffee shop called Zim a Go Go. It is open from 6 to 11 a.m. and offers items like breakfast burritos,...
  • Chargers learn many lessons

    Chargers learn many lessons
    Edison girls' water polo coach Diggy Riley knew it'd be a tough week for the Chargers. Starting with a pair of nonleague games last weekend, Edison would face the Nos. 4-5-6 ranked teams in CIF Southern Section Division 1 over a five-day period. That...
  • In the Pipeline: Magic in the microfilm

    A snapshot of Huntington Beach 50 years ago today, Dec. 22, 1961, courtesy of the Huntington Beach News: There was a groundbreaking for the Nordlund Village Center on Beach Boulevard between Heil Avenue and Terry Drive. It was announced that soon...
  • Steady Barons on a roll

    The Fountain Valley boys' basketball team is streaking into the holiday weekend. The Barons picked up two victories earlier in the week, the most recent a 69-52 nonleague drubbing of host Yorba Linda. "We played a pretty strong defensive game,...
  • On Theater: 'Box' cast wide shadow at WCT

    The Westminster Community Theater marked its golden anniversary in 2011, and topping that playhouse's artistic achievements was a solid gold production of Michael Cristofer's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "The Shadow Box." Directed by Lenore Stjerne,...
  • Natural Perspectives: Tracing branches on the family tree

    Our stockings aren't hung, our cards are not done, and we haven't done any baking. The calendar, dear, says Christmas is near, but progress we are not making. That original little ditty sums up the status of our Christmas preparations, or lack thereof....
  • Shadia: Muslims view Christmas with more reverence than you may think

    I had only been in the United States for about three months when I experienced Christmas for the first time. It made me long for the excitement of the holidays when they came around back home in Egypt — Eid ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan,...
  • Locals are well traveled

    Locals are well traveled
    The two-week holiday break has sent local prep basketball teams across the Southland and country for tournament games. Teams have hit destinations such as Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Palm Desert. Locally, two girls' basketball tournaments are in their...
  • City Lights: A wish list in H.B. for 2012

    I was about to write that this column is the Independent's Christmas wish list, but then I realized that Dec. 25 will have passed by the time the paper hits the newsstand. It will also barely miss Hanukkah. Kwanzaa, maybe? Well, never mind any particular...
  • Natural Perspectives: Adventures in snowy Albuquerque

    Generally, Vic and I try to avoid flying into the midst of a natural disaster. But sometimes it just happens. If you recall, I was caught in a tornado in April in Tennessee, near Knoxville. Golf ball-sized hail totaled my rental car with hundreds of...