| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:02 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:23 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:52 AM
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....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:21 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:05 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Timing is everything, as they say. I mean, had there not been the recent rioting after the U.S. Open of Surfing, then I'm guessing that the Wet Electric Beach Party may have gone if not unnoticed then at least earned a lot less scrutiny.
If you haven'...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:46 AM
The line of mainly black-clad fans snaked around the complex last Thursday where Johnny's Saloon is located on Beach Boulevard near Slater Avenue.
This was after it was announced that the popular bar would be distributing free tickets to a special...