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  • In The Pipeline: Banning fire rings is overreach

    In The Pipeline: Banning fire rings is overreach
    I did something this week I haven't done in ages. I signed a petition. For a variety of reasons, it's normally not something I do, but when I heard that there was a movement to remove all fire rings from Southern California beaches, I could not resist....
  • HB Reads author visits HB High School

    HB Reads author visits HB High School
    By the time Jay Asher successfully submitted his novel "Thirteen Reasons Why," he had 12 good reasons to call it quits. The author of the young adult novel, which was chosen as this year's HB Reads selection, got a less-than-encouraging response the...
  • In the Pipeline: Pushing for change after tragedy

    In the Pipeline: Pushing for change after tragedy
    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first manned mission of Skylab, the first U.S. orbital space station. Skylab 2, as it was called, set off to repair the space station, and was led by Cmdr. Peter Conrad. As you probably remember, Conrad was...
  • Authors Fest transforms to four-day event

    The Huntington Beach Library will be holding its 25th Authors Festival, but this year's event will include the newly-created Surf City Kids Book Fest to keep the community's youth interested in reading. Authors Festival co-chairs Sue Welfringer and...
  • In the Pipeline: 'The Wonder Dog' creates big day for 'Up syndrome'

    In the Pipeline: 'The Wonder Dog' creates big day for 'Up syndrome'
    I love talking to former Major League ballplayer and Angels' broadcaster Rex Hudler. "The Wonder Dog" as he is known, just always exudes so much enthusiasm and feel-good energy. He's energetic, spiritual, and seems to spend every waking moment trying to...
  • In the Pipeline: Hidden monument to the people

    In the Pipeline: Hidden monument to the people
    Since the New Year starts off with my 300th In The Pipeline column, I thought we'd go back to the beginning for an update. Column No. 1 involved a mysterious landmark, a black, granite tombstone at Springdale Street and Warner Avenue, in the bushes...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • In the Pipeline: Airport's charm will not soon be forgotten

    In the Pipeline: Airport's charm will not soon be forgotten
    Some columns just seem to strike a chord. I can tell right away as the emails start to come in when something has truly resonated. Leave it to Meadowlark Airport to unlock so many memories from those who took to the air there, and also those who enjoyed...
  • In the Pipeline: Where the air carries a palpable peace

    In the Pipeline: Where the air carries a palpable peace
    I wish every street in Huntington Beach had a Gwendoline Runyard. She passed away in January at 90, a year after her husband, Bob, but left behind a remarkable trove of memories inspired by the neighborhood where she lived. Runyard wrote in 1955:...
  • In the Pipeline: The little airport that was

    In the Pipeline: The little airport that was
    There is a clue on Warner Avenue near Bolsa Chica: a small street that leads into the shopping center where Ralphs is, next to McDonald's, called Airport Circle. Many of you may know what that means, but I'm sure there are also a lot of newcomers that...