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Holidays

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  • 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...
  • From The Boathouse: Advice about holiday lights

    Ahoy! This week is Thanksgiving then the notorious Black Friday sales, and all I can think about are the upcoming boat parades in Orange County's three harbors, which I mentioned in last week's column. What really excites me are the creative styles,...
  • 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...
  • From The Boathouse: Boat parades sooner than you think

    Ahoy! Next week is Thanksgiving, which seems to come faster and faster every year. A lot of people are excited to go shopping the day after the feast, and some will bring out the holiday decorations for their homes. But let's not forget the decorations...
  • 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...
  • 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: Happy hour all over the county

    Happy Hour Week in Orange County continues through Saturday. Restaurants, bars, pubs and breweries throughout Orange County are mixing and pouring their best drinks and offering tasty appetizers. Some restaurants are following themes, including a "haunted...
  • As easy as pie

    As easy as pie
    The image of the Mona Lisa, a wolf and a sinister skeleton's face were illuminated from within the thick-skinned pumpkins they were carved on, drawing in passersby. A crowd started to form around the small booth as Gene Granata, a master carver, began...