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  • 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...
  • In the Pipeline: Reminder of a great American journalist

    In the Pipeline: Reminder of a great American journalist
    Whenever I see an email from Bob Chatt, I never pause before opening because I know it will be something interesting. I've written about Chatt before. He's the antique military collector in Huntington Beach who had his own reality show and boasts a...
  • 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-...