| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:47 AM
The Photographic Society of Orange County has an exhibit of photos at the Huntington Beach Central Library that features some fine works of art. (Some of my photos are hanging there as well.) There will be a reception at the library gallery from 6:30 to...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 11:53 AM
There's an old Paul Simon tune called "One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor."
The title sentiment can be taken literally — the song, on the surface, is about squabbling apartment tenants — but it can also be taken to mean that what seems...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 2:40 PM
David and Goliath. Spartans and Persians. North vs. South. Good vs. evil.
Epic battles have always given us hope, inspired our actions and captured our imaginations. This Saturday, a battle of epic proportions will take place, and although it might not...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:34 AM
The Golden Bear closed down in January 1986, though to hang around people who frequented the place, you might swear the dark, cozy, intimate musical venue once located near PCH and Main is still there. People speak of it in such loving and present terms,...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Think of it as "The little library that could." That is, thanks to the help of some very dedicated people. If you haven't heard, the National Park Service recently listed the Huntington Beach Public Library on Triangle Park on the National Register of...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:55 PM
The Huntington Beach Public Library needs help saving its aquarium. The Lend a Fin campaign was started to save a 100-gallon aquarium that costs about $1,250 a month to maintain.
The library is auctioning off a hand-made fish quilt. Bids start at $100,...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The Huntington Beach Library will be holding its 25th Authors Festival, but this year's event will include the newly-created Surf City Kids Book Fest to keep the community's youth interested in reading.
Authors Festival co-chairs Sue Welfringer and...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 1:27 PM
The horses arrived in Costa Mesa this week.
As you may have heard, the Tony award-winning "War Horse," one of the most lauded stage productions in decades, is opening at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. And playing a key role in the World War I story...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Linda Alexander favors an underdog.
The 56-year-old Maryland author's intent is to give a fair shake to those who haven't been a staple of the public eye.
Hence, the late Jack Kelly, who died in 1992, served her well as the protagonist of her latest...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:23 PM
The Huntington Beach City Council gave the Beach Cities Interfaith Services organization a 60-day notice Tuesday night to leave its facility in the Main Street Library and relocate to a property off Gothard Street.
The motion passed with a 5-1 vote,...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:30 PM
For me, the best part about being an author is the chance to go to schools and not so much talk to kids (though I love doing that), but hear their questions.
As good or better than any interviewer that will sit down to talk with you, kids seem to cut...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Exciting news for Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper. He announced that on Valentine's Day he asked Elizabeth Byrne to marry him. Best news is, she said yes.
The couple attended Huntington Beach High School together, but Harper said they didn't start dating...