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  • In the Pipeline: Students caught up in spirit of Dwyer school

    In the Pipeline: Students caught up in spirit of Dwyer school
    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,...
  • In the Pipeline: Centered on the creative mind

    In the Pipeline: Centered on the creative mind
    "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....
  • In the Pipeline: K-9 unit deserves your help

    In the Pipeline: K-9 unit deserves your help
    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...
  • In the Pipeline: Guitarist finds recovery in rock

    In the Pipeline: Guitarist finds recovery in rock
    "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...
  • In the Pipeline: Help for vets goes beyond sign

    In the Pipeline: Help for vets goes beyond sign
    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...
  • In the Pipeline: A baseball league to remember

    In the Pipeline: A baseball league to remember
    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...
  • In the Pipeline: Where's the common decency?

    In the Pipeline: Where's the common decency?
    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...
  • In the Pipeline: Barry Rillera is living rock history

    In the Pipeline: Barry Rillera is living rock history
    "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...
  • In the Pipeline: Many hands make library officially historic

    In the Pipeline: Many hands make library officially historic
    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...
  • Angels aficionado pens new book

    Angels aficionado pens new book
    Joe Haakenson grew up a Los Angeles Dodgers fan. His allegiance was to Dodger Blue. At the time, he knew of but didn't closely follow that other Major League Baseball team one county away in Orange County. Now he knows plenty about that organization....
  • HB Reads invites book suggestions

    HB Reads invites book suggestions
    This may be the year when Huntington Beach votes on what HB Reads. The organizers of the annual program, which encourages students and others to read a book with a diversity theme, have opened up the 2014 selection for public input. Between now and July...
  • In the Pipeline: Meeting emphasizes it is right to let H.B. keep fire pits

    In the Pipeline: Meeting emphasizes it is right to let H.B. keep fire pits
    As you may have heard, the South Coast Air Quality Management District is leaning toward a recommendation that would essentially allow Huntington Beach to maintain its fire rings and Newport Beach and Corona del Mar to get rid of theirs. While this is...