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Holidays

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Top Holidays Articles

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  • Service not to be forgotten

    There is a 94-line statement about Memorial Day outside Huntington Beach City Hall that says more than any editorial the Independent could ever write. That is the city's war memorial, which displays the names of 94 Huntington Beach residents who died...
  • A day to remember

    A day to remember
    Greg Gilboe and his students don't have to attend school Monday. But they're not taking it as a day off. Gilboe, the band director at Huntington Beach High School, plans to bring his 75-member ensemble to the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Pier Plaza....
  • Natural Perspectives: Make it bloom this Memorial Day

    Natural Perspectives: Make it bloom this Memorial Day
    This coming Memorial Day weekend is a three-day holiday. What this often means for most of the country is that it's time to dust off the barbecue and get ready for summer cookouts. Since we have that beach party thing going on all year in our wonderful...
  • City Lights: Amid sharks, plastic

    At least one Huntington Beach resident didn't have a relaxing Memorial Day weekend. But he wouldn't have had it any other way. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about Tom Jones, an athlete who planned to paddle from Florida to New York to raise...
  • Greer's OC: Holiday sale at art gallery

    Pierside Gallery is celebrating its new location at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach (near Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory) with a grand opening sale. Everything in the showroom is reduced through the holidays! It recently relocated from its longtime...
  • DUI suspects don't deserve shaming

    Apparently we have a city councilman in Huntington Beach who is unfamiliar with the United States Constitution, much less the concept of "innocent until proven guilty." Councilman Devin Dwyer likes the idea of publicly "shaming" those who drive drunk,...
  • City Lights: Physical therapy gets hot

    City Lights: Physical therapy gets hot
    I've gotten used to the concept of art as therapy. I have friends who have led poetry workshops in homeless and battered women's shelters, and I once attended a reading in England by a woman who had been abused as a child and passed out poetry pamphlets...
  • A party for the pooches

    A party for the pooches
    The Huntington Beach Youth Shelter will honor some of the most valuable social workers in town Sunday at its annual "Light a Light of Love" celebration. Their human owners are invited, too. The shelter, which offers temporary housing to runaway and...
  • Forgoing name brands for charity

    A group of Huntington Beach teenage girls learned to appreciate the generic brands as they stretched their dollars for the less fortunate. Pacific Coast, the Huntington Beach chapter of the National Charity League, practiced spending within a budget...
  • Natural Perspectives: Protecting California's sea otters

    Vic and I spent the Thanksgiving holidays in Monterey with our son Scott, his wife, Nicole, and their three little daughters, Allison, Lauren and Megan. I missed cooking our holiday dinner, but Thanksgiving is really more about family than food. We...
  • Greer's OC: Hyatt stay for the holidays

    If you're looking for a holiday present sure to be appreciated, give the gift of Hyatt with a gift card from Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. The luxurious destination resort offers three restaurants, including the award-winning, AAA Four...
  • A holiday thanks to Mickey Rooney

    Dear Mr. Rooney, I have been a fan of your films for 50 years, from "Andy Hardy" and "Young Tom Edison" to "The Human Comedy" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." I believe that I have seen and own most of them, but I have always wanted to interest my...