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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: 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: History and writing are in the blood

    In the Pipeline: History and writing are in the blood
    A young Huntington Beach author has just published his first book. It's a history book that manages to uncover many unique and interesting facts of which most people may be unaware. When the author moved to Huntington Beach at around 5 years old, he...
  • In the Pipeline: Ban fireworks? Don't punish law-abiding majority

    In the Pipeline: Ban fireworks? Don't punish law-abiding majority
    So how was your Fourth of July? For most of us, it was a classic Huntington Beach holiday. Tens of thousands of beachgoers packed the sand, cooked out, enjoyed the parade and of course gathered around many bonfires into the night. But there was a...
  • In the Pipeline: 405 impacts another set of wheels [updated]

    In the Pipeline: 405 impacts another set of wheels [updated]
    Costa Mesa Mayor Eric Bever wrote a strong editorial in the Daily Pilot last week calling out the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for its "audacious scheme" that would "use billions of Measure M2 freeway congestion-improvement tax dollars to...
  • In The Pipeline: A week of ducks and dribblers

    In The Pipeline: A week of ducks and dribblers
    Next week, we're fortunate to have not one but two special author appearances at Barnes & Noble at Bella Terra. At 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Martin J. Smith, editor-in-chief of Orange Coast magazine, will discuss and sign his new book, "The Wild Duck Chase:...
  • In the Pipeline: Miracle at hole No. 6

    In the Pipeline: Miracle at hole No. 6
    I can never again drive past hole No. 6 of Meadowlark Golf Club (on Heil Avenue between Graham and Springdale streets) without thinking about Bradley Smith. At Mass at St. Bonaventure several weeks ago, Father Angelos Sebastian (whom I've written about...
  • Not afraid to talk suicide

    Not afraid to talk suicide
    Jay Asher was never involved in bullying in school, either as a victim or a perpetrator. At least, he thinks he wasn't. But after the emotional journey the author went through in crafting his young-adult novel, "Thirteen Reasons Why," he can't entirely...
  • In The Pipeline: Two trees grow in Huntington

    In The Pipeline: Two trees grow in Huntington
    There are many palm trees in Huntington Beach, but few as meaningful as the pair of graceful and slender Mexican fan palms that scrape the sky just several blocks from the ocean on Eighth Street. Like the house they sway in front of, they date back to the...
  • In the Pipeline: Making noise over minute of silence

    In the Pipeline: Making noise over minute of silence
    With the Olympics starting this coming week, I wanted to point out that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the worst day in Olympic history. In 1972, at the Munich games, eight Palestinian terrorists killed two Israeli athletes and took nine...
  • In the Pipeline: A farewell to Country comforts

    In the Pipeline: A farewell to Country comforts
    It is with sadness this week that I report the closing of one of Huntington Beach's most beloved and venerable businesses, Springdale Country. For 42 years, proprietors Harold and Karen Marcus have run a store that is just as popular with out-of-...
  • In the Pipeline: A resurrected Hells Angel

    In the Pipeline: A resurrected Hells Angel
    "A cement-covered marshmallow." That's how Katherine Coones describes her husband Rusty, a 6-foot-5 biker bear of a man who, despite what some might consider to be an intimidating presence, is disarmingly warm and engaging. On Goldenwest Street right...