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  • In the Pipeline: Help for vets goes beyond sign

    In the Pipeline: Help for vets goes beyond sign
    Leave a little bit of extra time. That's the thing to remember when you stop by Johnny's Saloon on Beach Boulevard to talk to Johnny for a while. It's what I learned one recent night when I had a beer with the burly and bearded Johnny Kresimir in the...
  • In the Pipeline: A baseball league to remember

    In the Pipeline: A baseball league to remember
    Before heading off to Angel Stadium on Saturday to create new baseball memories, I spent the day enjoying baseball history thanks to a gathering of the Pacific Coast League Historical Society at Central Library in Huntington Beach. In the first half...
  • In the Pipeline: Where's the common decency?

    In the Pipeline: Where's the common decency?
    The letter is dated 5:40 a.m. Jan. 22, 2014. It is addressed to "Cowards!!" And then it begins. "This letter is for all the cowards, weasels gutless human beings who stood around and watched this beautiful, defenseless girl get beat down. You...
  • In the Pipeline: Barry Rillera is living rock history

    In the Pipeline: Barry Rillera is living rock history
    "Paul sat down next to me on the plane and asked me how I got that sound out of the guitar. I explained to him how I bent the strings when I played, which nobody was really doing back then, and he said he was anxious to go explain what I was talking about...
  • In the Pipeline: Journey through Hollywood to H.B.

    In the Pipeline: Journey through Hollywood to H.B.
    When I walk at the Bolsa Chica wetlands I rarely wear a watch. That's because of the fire station located across from where I park at Warner Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. There's a large sundial on the side of the building and so that's how I...
  • In The Pipeline: Processing the unimaginable

    In The Pipeline: Processing the unimaginable
    Tragedies like this catch us off guard, when we are vulnerable, leaving no time to prepare or to absorb the sickening blow. Then the most brutal events imaginable begin to unfold. In the blur of modern technology and communication, shards of information...
  • In the Pipeline: Holiday shows that are nostalgic, jaw-dropping

    In the Pipeline: Holiday shows that are nostalgic, jaw-dropping
    So it's that time of year when kids are home and many adults take some time off from work, and in this column I like to call out a couple of nearby attractions or performances that might be a fun way to spend some time over the holidays. This year,...
  • 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...
  • In The Pipeline: Local Babe Ruth footage unearthed

    In The Pipeline: Local Babe Ruth footage unearthed
    I've never seen anything like this. It's hard to fathom. So rare is the view that I don't even want to blink for fear of missing a split second. Did I really just see that? Recently, at a signing for my new book, "Baseball in Orange County," an elderly...
  • In the Pipeline: A pop legend sails in

    In the Pipeline: A pop legend sails in
    There's a concert I'm looking forward to nearby in Laguna Beach this Saturday. Thirty years ago, it was seemingly everywhere: the earnest, feathery voice of a soft-spoken Texas balladeer, Christopher Cross. The charts back then featured a galaxy of stars...
  • In The Pipeline: The ghost of the Red Car trains

    In The Pipeline: The ghost of the Red Car trains
    I will never forget, several years ago, when a friend directed me down to the beach adjacent to about Ninth Street to discover a vital piece of Huntington Beach history. There, embedded in the ground, are remnants of the old train tracks that supported...