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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: Time to stand up to AQMD

    Mayor Keith Curry of Newport Beach has sent Huntington Beach Mayor Connie Boardman a letter. In it, he pitched the idea of agreeing to let his city become the "smoke free alternative" when it comes to beach bonfires, while letting ours assume our rightful...
  • In the Pipeline: Air quality leaders' responses not based in facts

    OK, hot off the presses, grim lowlights from the new Air Quality Management District (AQMD) staff report, published Wednesday, with proposed amended rules for 444, the beach bonfire ban. To anyone that has not quite grasped just how agenda-driven this...
  • In the Pipeline: AQMD isn't listening to Huntington Beach

    In the Pipeline: AQMD isn't listening to Huntington Beach
    Right after I spoke at the Air Quality Management District board meeting Friday, several people asked me if I'd noticed what happened during my discussion with Chairman William Burke. I had not. Evidently, the sergeant at arms at the meeting had...
  • In The Pipeline: From on the water to on the ice

    In The Pipeline: From on the water to on the ice
    My idea of a boat is a kayak, so that is the boat I own. As I tool around Huntington Harbour during spring and summer, I still marvel at the many yachts that dwarf my blue plastic Ocean Kayak, so I was pleased to accept an invitation to ride in the...
  • In the Pipeline: A star among stars

    In the Pipeline: A star among stars
    Just five months ago, astronaut Chris Hadfield, then commander of the International Space Station, struck an emotional chord with millions of people with his in-space performance video of the David Bowie classic "Space Oddity." As poignant and...
  • In the Pipeline: AQMD makes another run at fire rings

    In the Pipeline: AQMD makes another run at fire rings
    I jotted something down last summer at the South Coast Air Quality Management District hearing held in Newport Beach when the fire pit issue was raging. It was something that agency Executive Officer Barry Wallerstein said: "We do feel that the future...
  • In the Pipeline: More than just a day at the beach

    In the Pipeline: More than just a day at the beach
    I first saw them last week at the beach while I was riding my bike, what appeared to be a father pushing his young son in a wheelchair along the bike path and then over the sand toward the ocean. The redheaded boy had a big smile, as did his dad. A...
  • In the Pipeline: City should have tread lighter regarding sign

    In the Pipeline: City should have tread lighter regarding sign
    Johnny Kresimir excuses himself during our conversation to recharge his cell phone for the third time that day. He's never had to worry about that too much before but, given the national news attention, it now rings all day and night. As many of you...
  • In the Pipeline: A fitting garage tribute to beloved musician

    In the Pipeline: A fitting garage tribute to beloved musician
    They all gathered in a Huntington Beach garage, which was fitting, given that they were honoring a garage band legend. On a chilly and rain-spattered morning, the men started in the kitchen, sharing stories about an old pal over pizza and beer. Then...
  • In the Pipeline: Mysterious underwater outline has experts stumped

    In the Pipeline: Mysterious underwater outline has experts stumped
    It's a mystery that goes back at least to the mid-1980s, when a Sunset Beach diver named Greg Lacey first discovered what he called treasure tides. As the Los Angeles Times described in 1986, Lacey had been discovering lots of loot in the predawn surf,...