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  • Book Review: 'Princess in the Opal Mask'

    Book Review: 'Princess in the Opal Mask'
    It seems to be Mark Twain season in Orange County. This month, Val Kilmer brought his one-man show "Citizen Twain" to the Laguna Playhouse, and a few weeks before that came the release of Jenny Lundquist's novel "The Princess in the Opal Mask," which reads like a female take on Twain's "The Prince and the Pauper." Add a double "s" to the end of "Prince," and there you are.
  • In the Pipeline: Magic in the microfilm

    A snapshot of Huntington Beach 50 years ago today, Dec. 22, 1961, courtesy of the Huntington Beach News: There was a groundbreaking for the Nordlund Village Center on Beach Boulevard between Heil Avenue and Terry Drive. It was announced that soon...

    In The Pipeline: Fruitful centuries

    "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Mark Twain "The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person." Andy Rooney I received a note from my friend Kathleen Olson last week. She works at...

    In The Pipeline: A beautiful prize: Antarctica

    In The Pipeline: A beautiful prize: Antarctica
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." So goes one of...

    Finns in search of fins

    Finns in search of fins
    The Huntington Beach Pier traveled back in time Saturday morning to Missouri of the mid-1800s, the Midwest that Mark Twain immortalized in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." About a dozen boys stood around in overalls, plaid shirts and straw hats...