| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:10 AM
In honor of its Sister City program with Anjo, Japan, Huntington Beach is hosting a Japanese Cultural Festival on Saturday with all kinds of exotic foods and free family fun.
Huntington Beach High School junior Natalie Anzivino came up with the idea for...
| Apr 3, 2014
We all know that Elvis has left the proverbial building.
But as I learned several days ago, Elvis also left a footprint here in Huntington Beach.
I've been doing research for a book on Orange County's rock 'n' roll history. As some of you might...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:46 AM
I received a note early this week from regular column reader Ron Terranova letting me know that he enjoyed the article about Jeff Lebow and the Harvest Club of Orange County.
He also told me that since retiring he's been doing volunteer work,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:31 PM
It all started about six years ago when Jeff Lebow was on a ladder in his backyard picking persimmons.
After harvesting 400 to 500, the abundance struck him as almost comical.
So he gathered his excess fruit and delivered it to St. Bonaventure...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Ill Repute's reputation has just gotten a boost.
The Oxnard-based punk band, which has played on and off for three decades, earned a devoted following with hard-driving tunes like "Clean Cut American Kid." But to find literature about the band, a...
| 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 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...