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  • In the Pipeline: Bartlett Park a blemish on the city

    In the Pipeline: Bartlett Park a blemish on the city
    On a balmy, breezy and drizzly morning, Suzanne Messina-Cervellone walked me around Bartlett Park. The 28-acre park, located just behind the Newland House along Coldwater Lane, is a hilly, rugged and densely overgrown oblong plot that occupies land once...
  • In the Pipeline: Pushing alternative power at 93

    In the Pipeline: Pushing alternative power at 93
    "My father worked on the takeoff mechanism for the Wright brothers back in 1906. He was a blacksmith and when Wilbur Wright came into the shop he got right to it." Philip Hodgetts, 93, is at least as interesting as his dad. We're sitting in his...
  • In the Pipeline: Time to mark the history of HB

    In the Pipeline: Time to mark the history of HB
    The La Bolsa Tile Co. The Holly Sugar Factory. The Pacific Broom Co. The Pacific Oil Cloth and Linoleum Factory. And it goes on. These are the ghosts of Huntington Beach. But then there are the actual physical traces scattered all over the city. The...
  • In the Pipeline: School treasure is really old friends and memories

    In the Pipeline: School treasure is really old friends and memories
    It seems like it's becoming a bittersweet ritual here in Huntington Beach. Students going back to the grade schools to wander abandoned buildings and overgrown fields to say goodbye. Recently this paper did a story on students returning to Wardlow...
  • 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: 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: City's heroes shine during riot

    In The Pipeline: City's heroes shine during riot
    You could hear a pin drop on Main Street at 10 p.m. Sunday. It was eerie, abandoned and dead just an hour or so after having the life beaten out of it. Broken glass crunched under each step while blue-and-red police car lights pulsated at each...
  • 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 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...