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  • 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: 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: 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: Saving Wintersburg, a page at a time

    In the Pipeline: Saving Wintersburg, a page at a time
    "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...
  • 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: 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: 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: Wet Electric event good fit for H.B.

    In the Pipeline: Wet Electric event good fit for H.B.
    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'...
  • In the Pipeline: Sevenfold still pushing artistic boundaries

    In the Pipeline: Sevenfold still pushing  artistic boundaries
    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...