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  • In The Pipeline: Anti fire-ring AQMD member's odd resignation

    In The Pipeline: Anti fire-ring AQMD member's odd resignation
    The bonfire fight has never been hotter (or weirder) then it is right now. On April 12, I went to visit Assemblyman Allan Mansoor in his Costa Mesa office. I have been in touch with a number of local elected officials about the looming draconian ban...
  • In the Pipeline: 'A lovely venue in a lovely town'

    In the Pipeline: 'A lovely venue in a lovely town'
    The Golden Bear closed down in January 1986, though to hang around people who frequented the place, you might swear the dark, cozy, intimate musical venue once located near PCH and Main is still there. People speak of it in such loving and present terms,...
  • In the Pipeline: Opinions pour in on 'veganized' mural

    In the Pipeline: Opinions pour in on 'veganized' mural
    Two weeks ago I wrote about the mural that once covered a large liquor store wall facing the McDonald's near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street. It depicted all of the most iconic McDonald's characters. I wrote about how the McDonald'...
  • In the Pipeline: Vegan vandalism not kosher

    In the Pipeline: Vegan vandalism not kosher
    I wrote about a mural in this column two years ago. It covered a large liquor store wall facing the McDonald's near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street, and it depicted all the most iconic McDonald's characters, from Ronald to Grimace to...
  • 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: Mrs. Greer saves the good old days

    In The Pipeline: Mrs. Greer saves the good old days
    Last week, I wrote about Leroy Jauman after we visited the home on Eighth Street where he was born, the abode with those two tall, slender palm trees in front of it. His dad, Andy, planted those trees in honor of his son Leroy's birth back in 1924, and...
  • In the Pipeline: Fighting for the love of his life

    In the Pipeline: Fighting for the love of his life
    It's hard to believe that this Friday marks one year. Do you remember where you were when you heard? I was driving back from Los Angeles, on my way to a vigil outside the home of beloved Ocean View High School coach Jim Harris, who would soon die from...
  • In The Pipeline: The dark days of 1984

    In The Pipeline: The dark days of 1984
    That a terrorist group would choose Huntington Beach not just as a base of operations, but also as ground zero for one of the most cataclysmic attacks in U.S. history, is hard to fathom. Yet as I read the story, it all seemed frighteningly simple and...
  • In the Pipeline: The shadowy face of human trafficking

    In the Pipeline: The shadowy face of human trafficking
    She does not look like a sex slave. Pretty, with coffee-colored skin, looking perhaps 17 years old, she could be a cheerleader, or volleyball player, or a dancer — anything but what is seems she is. But we found her photo online, someone in our...
  • In the Pipeline: AQMD isn't listening to Huntington Beach

    In the Pipeline: AQMD isn't listening to Huntington Beach
    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...
  • In The Pipeline: From on the water to on the ice

    In The Pipeline: From on the water to on the ice
    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...
  • In the Pipeline: Something fishy going on with fire ring ban

    The Air Quality Management District's (AQMD) heavy-handed approach of ceremoniously banning fire rings in Huntington Beach (and across Southern California) without providing any specific evidence certainly seems suspicious and even underhanded. But...