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  • 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: In the end, the right side won

    In the Pipeline: In the end, the right side won
    Several months ago, Air Quality Management District Chairman William Burke proclaimed that he was "100% positive" he would be able to ban all fire rings in Southern California. Clearly, he underestimated the power of a little place called Huntington...
  • In the Pipeline: History and writing are in the blood

    In the Pipeline: History and writing are in the blood
    A young Huntington Beach author has just published his first book. It's a history book that manages to uncover many unique and interesting facts of which most people may be unaware. When the author moved to Huntington Beach at around 5 years old, he...
  • In The Pipeline: City's heroes shine during riot

    In The Pipeline: City's heroes shine during riot
    You could hear a pin drop on Main Street at 10 p.m. Sunday. It was eerie, abandoned and dead just an hour or so after having the life beaten out of it. Broken glass crunched under each step while blue-and-red police car lights pulsated at each...
  • 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: Wyland takes on Surfboards on Parade

    In the Pipeline: Wyland takes on Surfboards on Parade
    When the famed marine-life artist Wyland unveils a new piece near the pier on Jan.14, he will be just across from the Golden Bear, where he painted a mural more than 30 years ago — before he was known for his building-size whales. Wyland will be...
  • In the Pipeline: Distracted driving leaves map of broken lives

    In the Pipeline: Distracted driving leaves map of broken lives
    The other day I was driving down Talbert Avenue. When I reached Newland Street, I saw the shrine. Poinsettias had been placed where a huge portion of the fence had been ripped out. That's where, on Dec. 14, a car driven by a 77-year-old man collided...
  • Library to host annual authors festival

    Library to host annual authors festival
    The Friends of the Children's Library Author's Festival will return for its 26th year Jan. 28 with nearly two dozen authors slated to make presentations at local schools. The 23 participating authors will be spread among 14 public and private schools...
  • In the Pipeline: Assemblyman pushes back to protect fire rings

    In the Pipeline: Assemblyman pushes back to protect fire rings
    When I spoke to Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) a few days ago, he was cautiously optimistic that the bipartisan Assembly Bill 1102, which he co-authored with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), would clear its first hurdle...
  • In the Pipeline: Local team helps Marine in need

    In the Pipeline: Local team helps Marine in need
    Cpl. Bradley Diaz is a 25-year-old firing range coach and Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. Last week, he got a full dose of Huntington Beach hospitality and generosity, and I'm so happy that I was able to witness it. Earlier this year, Diaz, who...
  • 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...