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  • In the Pipeline: Sister City program is worth nurturing

    In the Pipeline: Sister City program is worth nurturing
    Ten years ago, the city of Huntington Beach decided to cut all funding for its Sister City program. As you may know, Anjo, Japan, is our sister city. We also have a new sister city: Manly, Australia, which is known as Surf City down under. While I...
  • 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...
  • In the Pipeline: Humble POW downplays his sacrifice

    In the Pipeline: Humble POW downplays his sacrifice
    The Western Union telegram is dated June 12, 1951. It is addressed to a Lillian Roberts in Mankato, Minn. It reads, "The secretary of the Army has asked me to express his deep regret that your son PFC Roberts, Lloyd L has been missing in action in Korea...
  • In the Pipeline: School treasure is really old friends and memories

    In the Pipeline: School treasure is really old friends and memories
    It seems like it's becoming a bittersweet ritual here in Huntington Beach. Students going back to the grade schools to wander abandoned buildings and overgrown fields to say goodbye. Recently this paper did a story on students returning to Wardlow...
  • In the Pipeline: A little history at the sandwich shop

    In the Pipeline: A little history at the sandwich shop
    Huntington Beach loves its history. Since my column a couple of weeks ago about my goal to locate old buildings as the first stage in trying to create a historic marker program around the city, I have received some truly fascinating emails from people...
  • In the Pipeline: Meeting emphasizes it is right to let H.B. keep fire pits

    In the Pipeline: Meeting emphasizes it is right to let H.B. keep fire pits
    As you may have heard, the South Coast Air Quality Management District is leaning toward a recommendation that would essentially allow Huntington Beach to maintain its fire rings and Newport Beach and Corona del Mar to get rid of theirs. While this is...
  • Angels aficionado pens new book

    Angels aficionado pens new book
    Joe Haakenson grew up a Los Angeles Dodgers fan. His allegiance was to Dodger Blue. At the time, he knew of but didn't closely follow that other Major League Baseball team one county away in Orange County. Now he knows plenty about that organization....
  • HB Reads invites book suggestions

    HB Reads invites book suggestions
    This may be the year when Huntington Beach votes on what HB Reads. The organizers of the annual program, which encourages students and others to read a book with a diversity theme, have opened up the 2014 selection for public input. Between now and July...
  • In the Pipeline: Many hands make library officially historic

    In the Pipeline: Many hands make library officially historic
    Think of it as "The little library that could." That is, thanks to the help of some very dedicated people. If you haven't heard, the National Park Service recently listed the Huntington Beach Public Library on Triangle Park on the National Register of...
  • In the Pipeline: Time to mark the history of HB

    In the Pipeline: Time to mark the history of HB
    The La Bolsa Tile Co. The Holly Sugar Factory. The Pacific Broom Co. The Pacific Oil Cloth and Linoleum Factory. And it goes on. These are the ghosts of Huntington Beach. But then there are the actual physical traces scattered all over the city. The...
  • In the Pipeline: Pushing alternative power at 93

    In the Pipeline: Pushing alternative power at 93
    "My father worked on the takeoff mechanism for the Wright brothers back in 1906. He was a blacksmith and when Wilbur Wright came into the shop he got right to it." Philip Hodgetts, 93, is at least as interesting as his dad. We're sitting in his...