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  • 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,...
  • In The Pipeline: Anti fire-ring AQMD member's odd resignation

    In The Pipeline: Anti fire-ring AQMD member's odd resignation
    The bonfire fight has never been hotter (or weirder) then it is right now. On April 12, I went to visit Assemblyman Allan Mansoor in his Costa Mesa office. I have been in touch with a number of local elected officials about the looming draconian ban...
  • In the Pipeline: Essay winner captures peace of local nature

    In the Pipeline: Essay winner captures peace of local nature
    Last Sunday will long stand out for me as a special one in this city. It began at the wonderful Taste of Huntington Beach celebration, which supports the Children's Library. The organizers of the event were kind enough to have the winner of my annual...
  • In The Pipeline: A sign of the past turns up, along with its delightful owner

    In The Pipeline: A sign of the past turns up, along with its delightful owner
    How strange to be sitting at lunch at the site of the old Meadowlark Airport with the man whose name will be forever intertwined with it. For years I've read about Yukio "Dick" Nerio, who purchased the airport in 1947. But it was his son Art Nerio...
  • In the Pipeline: Tired of AQMD's non-responsive behavior

    People keep asking me whether I think the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) will vote June 7 to ban beach bonfires in much of Southern California. I've been invited to speak before several groups in the last few weeks, and the...
  • In the Pipeline: A show of heart from Little League

    In the Pipeline: A show of heart from Little League
    The playoffs are upon us. I'm not referring to the NBA or the NHL, though there are some terrific series taking place in those leagues. I'm talking about Little League baseball here in Huntington Beach, where, as the Jeff Pratto-led Ocean View team showed...
  • 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: Priest makes a difference near and far

    In the Pipeline: Priest makes a difference near and far
    More than 8,000 miles away, in India, a groundbreaking is taking place thanks to someone who lives here in Huntington Beach. Father Angelos Sebastian, who was born in Kerala, India, in 1975, left his home at age 14 to join the minor seminary in the...