| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:46 AM
I received a note early this week from regular column reader Ron Terranova letting me know that he enjoyed the article about Jeff Lebow and the Harvest Club of Orange County.
He also told me that since retiring he's been doing volunteer work,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:31 PM
It all started about six years ago when Jeff Lebow was on a ladder in his backyard picking persimmons.
After harvesting 400 to 500, the abundance struck him as almost comical.
So he gathered his excess fruit and delivered it to St. Bonaventure...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Ill Repute's reputation has just gotten a boost.
The Oxnard-based punk band, which has played on and off for three decades, earned a devoted following with hard-driving tunes like "Clean Cut American Kid." But to find literature about the band, a...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:48 PM
"Most addicts and alcoholics need that stuff to believe in themselves. That's why they call it 'liquid courage,' right? But what we are giving them is musical courage."
Longtime Huntington Beach resident Wesley Geer knows what he's talking about on both...
| May 14, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Leave a little bit of extra time. That's the thing to remember when you stop by Johnny's Saloon on Beach Boulevard to talk to Johnny for a while.
It's what I learned one recent night when I had a beer with the burly and bearded Johnny Kresimir in the...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Before heading off to Angel Stadium on Saturday to create new baseball memories, I spent the day enjoying baseball history thanks to a gathering of the Pacific Coast League Historical Society at Central Library in Huntington Beach.
In the first half...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:13 AM
"Paul sat down next to me on the plane and asked me how I got that sound out of the guitar. I explained to him how I bent the strings when I played, which nobody was really doing back then, and he said he was anxious to go explain what I was talking about...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:52 PM
The twinkle in his eyes seems to reflect the color pink that he made so popular.
"My style on the board was influenced by Fred Astaire. And the color pink I adopted was influenced by David Bowie. I know that might sound a bit weird, but the whole...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:15 AM
"I think Kelly would have said, 'Leave it alone, Mom!'"
Karen Morehouse is sitting at a counter in her kitchen talking about her daughter, 25-year-old Kelly Blue Morehouse, who was killed one year ago on Goldenwest Street when drunk driver, Tadashi...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:27 PM
I will never forget, several years ago, when a friend directed me down to the beach adjacent to about Ninth Street to discover a vital piece of Huntington Beach history. There, embedded in the ground, are remnants of the old train tracks that supported...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The author Michael Crichton said, "If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree."
And so I think he would've been impressed by the many messages I received last week in reaction to my...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 10:55 AM
I did something this week I haven't done in ages. I signed a petition. For a variety of reasons, it's normally not something I do, but when I heard that there was a movement to remove all fire rings from Southern California beaches, I could not resist....