| Jul 2, 2012
| 1:31 PM
While I was driving down Bushard Street in Fountain Valley recently, just after crossing Talbert Avenue, something caught my eye near the Taco Bell parking lot — a small, square-shaped green sign fixed to a metal post.
What drew my attention were...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 2:20 PM
"The hardest things are questions about the time — about what she endured in the last eight, 12 hours. He has admitted to nothing. And that is hard because the imagination is worse than any reality — and then there is the place where she was...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 11:22 AM
Back in 1987, there was a picture of Mende Schlendering in the newspaper — this newspaper. The occasion was her 10th birthday, celebrated with a tea on the golf course at SeaCliff Country Club. But more specifically, the reason Mende's picture was...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:50 PM
With the Olympics starting this coming week, I wanted to point out that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the worst day in Olympic history.
In 1972, at the Munich games, eight Palestinian terrorists killed two Israeli athletes and took nine...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 4:31 PM
A couple of timely homecomings I thought I'd make you aware of — that of an athlete and also an actress.
Glenn Parker graduated from Edison High School in the mid-1980s. After playing football for the University of Arizona, he was drafted as a...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:35 AM
I wrote about a mural in this column two years ago. It covered a large liquor store wall facing the McDonald's near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street, and it depicted all the most iconic McDonald's characters, from Ronald to Grimace to...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Nouha Hreish looks perfect in a Christmas hat — running around Wal-Mart at the crack of dawn, helping to organize the warm and loving chaos that is Clothe the Children.
For about 25 years, the Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach has sponsored its...
| 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,...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Two weeks ago I wrote about the mural that once covered a large liquor store wall facing the McDonald's near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street. It depicted all of the most iconic McDonald's characters.
I wrote about how the McDonald'...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Judy Collins has plenty of memories of her childhood Christmases. Her father, who ran a radio show, would bring home store employees who had given him good bargains. Fruitcakes were a staple of the family kitchen, baked early in the season and drizzled...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Typos dog everyone with a keyboard, and that horrible feeling of realizing too late that a resume, important email or blog post contained an error is practically universal.
Not even grammar columnists are immune (as countless "gotcha" emails I've...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Falling Into Theatre...and Finding Myself
Fithian Press; 232 pages
Actor Steve McQueen famously said, "I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth."
Robert Cohen may have that spirit as well. When the...