| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:02 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:23 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2013
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...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 5:21 PM
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...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 9:07 AM
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...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:42 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:46 PM
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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:31 PM
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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:36 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:42 AM
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...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:52 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:29 AM
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,...