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  • High School Roundup: League play inches closer

    Six local boys' basketball teams took part last weekend in the annual OC North/South Challenge at El Toro High which concluded Saturday. On the first day of the two-day, 11-game event, Huntington Beach got a win for the South while both Ocean View and...
  • Church vandalism 'worse than usual'

    St. Bonaventure Catholic Parish officials were greeted by an unpleasant display when they arrived for mass Sunday morning to find the church's nativity scene vandalized. St. Bonaventure Business Manager Nancy Cesar said the damages, which were...
  • Group sends care packages to troops

    Group sends care packages to troops
    Matt Muggia, a U.S. Marine veteran, remembers the disappointment he felt when he was deployed overseas, opened up a care package and thought he spotted a package of Oreos. But they weren't really Oreos. They were a knock-off brand. "I was totally...
  • Girls' Basketball Roundup: Ocean View rolls past Oxford

    Girls' Basketball Roundup: Ocean View rolls past Oxford
    Ocean View High got its own Hawk Holiday Classic girls' basketball tournament off to a great start Monday by rolling to a 56-26 victory over Oxford Academy of Cypress. The Seahawks, who improved to 5-1, raced to a 15-1 lead after one quarter. Alexxas...
  • In The Pipeline: Processing the unimaginable

    In The Pipeline: Processing the unimaginable
    Tragedies like this catch us off guard, when we are vulnerable, leaving no time to prepare or to absorb the sickening blow. Then the most brutal events imaginable begin to unfold. In the blur of modern technology and communication, shards of information...
  • 'Bella' weekend at outdoor center

     'Bella' weekend at outdoor center
    Diane's Beachwear stands to turn a profit for the first time in its three years at Bella Terra, an outdoor shopping center in Huntington Beach. Diane's manager Kati Garcia said the Black Friday and Small Business on Saturday event were a sign of how...
  • Stepping into the stars of Tinseltown

    Stepping into the stars of Tinseltown
    When Madeleine Barker's fellow cast members handed her the Oscar in the Claire Trevor Theatre, she felt excited for herself and a little sad for Judy Garland. Barker, who plays Garland in UC Irvine's upcoming musical "Tinseltown Christmas," had been...
  • The Ghosts of 'Tinseltown'

    JAMES STEWART 1908-1997 Best known as: The lovable Everyman in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and other Frank Capra classics; also took edgy turns in Hitchcock thrillers Holiday classic: "It's a Wonderful Life" Oscar? Best Actor in 1940 for "The...
  • Mailbag: Plenty of good with legalized fireworks

    In reading your article in the Independent today, you seem to illustrate the negatives of the fireworks program.  It was set as a two-year trial period; in the first year, 10 local nonprofits benefited from more than $400,000 in revenue for four days...
  • Boys' Basketball Roundup: League play takes off

    Boys' Basketball Roundup: League play takes off
    To win the 2013 Academy League boys' basketball championship, teams will have to do one thing: knock off Brethren Christian from its perch. Oxford Academy of Cypress took that first shot of dropping BC from that position, but the host Warriors showed...
  • Staging the meaning of Christmas

    Staging the meaning of Christmas
    December may have only been two days old, but the nearly 300 people who filled ShoreLife Church's sanctuary Sunday evening were reminded why the church celebrates the Christmas season. The message wasn't delivered by the pastor but by 34 children,...
  • Around Town: Volunteer honored for generosity with time

    The Alzheimer's Family Services Center board member and volunteer Mary Lou Shattuck has been honored with the Orange County Community Foundation's Philanthropy Award. Along with the recognition, Shattuck received a $500 grant for the nonprofit...