| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:50 PM
I think the Taste of Huntington Beach is my favorite event of the year and not just because of how full I am at the end of the day.
Since 2002, the Taste has raised more than $400,000 for the Huntington Beach Children's Library. As co-organizer Gail...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:16 PM
I recently went to the LeBard Park fields, where Seaview plays its Little League baseball games, and I had a chance to see the new marker that was placed this season for Greg Willard.
He was the beloved Seaview Little League board member — and...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:41 PM
When Gayle Carline walked into the Hotel Huntington Beach for the first time Monday, she scanned the lobby and saw a multitude of possibilities — all of them lethal.
The piano in the corner of the dimly lighted room could fit a corpse inside, as...
| 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....