| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:08 PM
"I'm an accidental historic preservationist," Mary Urashima, a government and public affairs consultant, says with a laugh.
That may be the case, but she is also a published author and passionate advocate for the subject of her first book, "Historic...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:46 AM
"Italian enchiladas, orange chicken mole and a homemade, savory corn bread waffle topped with a grilled steak chili cheddar cheese and topped with a fried egg."
Executive chef Paul Setola, 28, is running down a few of the new items that he has created...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Does Ethel Dwyer haunt the Huntington Beach middle school that bears her name?
I don't know. But for decades rumors have persisted that the former student, librarian and vice principal at Dwyer Middle School still makes her presence known,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:49 PM
"She's a one-of-a-kind," Kate Hoffman, executive director at the Huntington Beach Art Center, tells me. "We had over 1,300 people here the other night, 543 pieces from 259 artists. And we have nobody else like her."
Hoffman is talking about Jane Yater....
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:44 PM
At the going rate, 27 kilos of cocaine will fetch $1.3 million on the street.
But the cost of finding such a cache? The price of a dog's chew toy.
After all, that's all Bohdy ever wants in return for uncovering dope, chasing down bad guys or...
| 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...
| 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."
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:46 AM
The letter is dated 5:40 a.m. Jan. 22, 2014.
It is addressed to "Cowards!!"
And then it begins.
"This letter is for all the cowards, weasels gutless human beings who stood around and watched this beautiful, defenseless girl get beat down. You...