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  • In the Pipeline: A fitting garage tribute to beloved musician

    In the Pipeline: A fitting garage tribute to beloved musician
    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...
  • In the Pipeline: Mysterious underwater outline has experts stumped

    In the Pipeline: Mysterious underwater outline has experts stumped
    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,...
  • In the Pipeline: Typical Kiwanis Club shows big heart

    In the Pipeline: Typical Kiwanis Club shows big heart
    Two weeks ago in this column, I wrote about Cherise Sheffner, a local 16-year-old suffering from a rare and debilitating disease called dysautonomia, a dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system. I explained how Cherise's mom, Renee, needed some...
  • In the Pipeline: Beanies speak of tireless devotion

    In the Pipeline: Beanies speak of tireless devotion
    In a yarn shop on Hamilton Avenue near Bushard Street in Huntington Beach, great things are happening. You get a hint of it when you approach the shop and see, out front on a blue plastic table, photographs of soldiers and a red, white and blue beanie...
  • In the Pipeline: 'Green' logs, a bonfire solution?

    In the Pipeline: 'Green' logs, a bonfire solution?
    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...
  • In the Pipeline: Remember the tragedies too

    In the Pipeline: Remember the tragedies too
    I took our dog out at about 11 a.m. Sept. 30 for our usual walk around the block, including the street that runs parallel to ours. We passed a group of young male workers who were in the neighborhood to do some underground work on the electrical system....
  • In the Pipeline: Priest makes a difference near and far

    In the Pipeline: Priest makes a difference near and far
    More than 8,000 miles away, in India, a groundbreaking is taking place thanks to someone who lives here in Huntington Beach. Father Angelos Sebastian, who was born in Kerala, India, in 1975, left his home at age 14 to join the minor seminary in the...
  • In the Pipeline: Norma Gibbs has been a jewel for H.B.

    In the Pipeline: Norma Gibbs has been a jewel for H.B.
    Norma Gibbs' soft laughter blends peacefully with the wind chimes outside her airy and cozy Huntington Harbour home, which is all decorated for Christmas, complete with fresh-baked cookies and tea on the table. She is recounting a moment from 1970, just...
  • In the Pipeline: Hope on the horizon for Bartlett Park

    In the Pipeline: Hope on the horizon for Bartlett Park
    This is the second part of my column on Bartlett Park, which is located near the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach. It is also the place where two bodies were found this summer — apparently the result of a murder/suicide. For decades...
  • In the Pipeline: A star among stars

    In the Pipeline: A star among stars
    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...
  • In the Pipeline: Reminder of a great American journalist

    In the Pipeline: Reminder of a great American journalist
    Whenever I see an email from Bob Chatt, I never pause before opening because I know it will be something interesting. I've written about Chatt before. He's the antique military collector in Huntington Beach who had his own reality show and boasts a...
  • In the Pipeline: Bartlett Park a blemish on the city

    In the Pipeline: Bartlett Park a blemish on the city
    On a balmy, breezy and drizzly morning, Suzanne Messina-Cervellone walked me around Bartlett Park. The 28-acre park, located just behind the Newland House along Coldwater Lane, is a hilly, rugged and densely overgrown oblong plot that occupies land once...