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  • In the Pipeline: Air quality leaders' responses not based in facts

    OK, hot off the presses, grim lowlights from the new Air Quality Management District (AQMD) staff report, published Wednesday, with proposed amended rules for 444, the beach bonfire ban. To anyone that has not quite grasped just how agenda-driven this...
  • In the Pipeline: Red Cars become part of the ecosystem

    In the Pipeline: Red Cars become part of the ecosystem
    The author Michael Crichton said, "If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree." And so I think he would've been impressed by the many messages I received last week in reaction to my...
  • 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: 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...
  • In the Pipeline: Monument to brotherhood

    In the Pipeline: Monument to brotherhood
    The twin towers will soon stand in Huntington Beach. With a little luck and a lot more money, this Sept. 11 will see the unveiling of a remarkable sculpture in front of City Hall. It will feature metallic, exact scale replicas of the World Trade...
  • In The Pipeline: No simple way to help the homeless

    In The Pipeline: No simple way to help the homeless
    Beach and Edinger. Warner and Gothard. Heil and Bolsa Chica. At more and more intersections, I notice them, growing in numbers. Do you? They are the forgotten and the fringe. The homeless and the hustlers. Some beg for money. Some just wander aimlessly....
  • In the Pipeline: Kids quiz the author

    In the Pipeline: Kids quiz the author
    For me, the best part about being an author is the chance to go to schools and not so much talk to kids (though I love doing that), but hear their questions. As good or better than any interviewer that will sit down to talk with you, kids seem to cut...
  • From feminist to banker to novelist

    From feminist to banker to novelist
    For first-time novelist A.G.S. Johnson, inspiration struck like lightning and immediately slowed to a crawl. "I was awakened one night, maybe 15 years ago, by this cocky female voice that was so intriguing to me that I jumped out of bed, literally, and I...