| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Just five months ago, astronaut Chris Hadfield, then commander of the International Space Station, struck an emotional chord with millions of people with his in-space performance video of the David Bowie classic "Space Oddity."
As poignant and...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:31 PM
I jotted something down last summer at the South Coast Air Quality Management District hearing held in Newport Beach when the fire pit issue was raging.
It was something that agency Executive Officer Barry Wallerstein said: "We do feel that the future...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:36 PM
I first saw them last week at the beach while I was riding my bike, what appeared to be a father pushing his young son in a wheelchair along the bike path and then over the sand toward the ocean.
The redheaded boy had a big smile, as did his dad. A...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Johnny Kresimir excuses himself during our conversation to recharge his cell phone for the third time that day.
He's never had to worry about that too much before but, given the national news attention, it now rings all day and night.
As many of you...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:52 PM
They all gathered in a Huntington Beach garage, which was fitting, given that they were honoring a garage band legend.
On a chilly and rain-spattered morning, the men started in the kitchen, sharing stories about an old pal over pizza and beer. Then...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:29 AM
It's a mystery that goes back at least to the mid-1980s, when a Sunset Beach diver named Greg Lacey first discovered what he called treasure tides.
As the Los Angeles Times described in 1986, Lacey had been discovering lots of loot in the predawn surf,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Earlier this summer, at one of the bonfire rallies at the beach organized to help gather support against the Air Quality Management District, which was then trying to ban fire rings in Southern California, I met Tom Sanetti.
The Huntington Beach...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:03 PM
I like it when City Hall is packed and public comments at the meetings take hours. Those are signs that our system is working and that people care about what their elected officials are doing when it comes to running the city.
April 21 was one of...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:24 AM
It started in 2003, in St. Louis, after a man named Patrick Van Der Tuin saw a bicyclist fatally struck by a car.
At the accident site, Van Der Tuin placed a bicycle painted white and a hand-painted sign that read "Cyclist Struck Here."
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:50 PM
I think the Taste of Huntington Beach is my favorite event of the year and not just because of how full I am at the end of the day.
Since 2002, the Taste has raised more than $400,000 for the Huntington Beach Children's Library. As co-organizer Gail...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:16 PM
I recently went to the LeBard Park fields, where Seaview plays its Little League baseball games, and I had a chance to see the new marker that was placed this season for Greg Willard.
He was the beloved Seaview Little League board member — and...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:41 PM
When Gayle Carline walked into the Hotel Huntington Beach for the first time Monday, she scanned the lobby and saw a multitude of possibilities — all of them lethal.
The piano in the corner of the dimly lighted room could fit a corpse inside, as...