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The Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard's 50th anniversary is drawing near and the group is trying to bring back what they consider an essential part of it to make their celebration complete. Dave Simcox, the former director of the junior lifeguard...
The Historic Wintersburg Preservation Task Force raised between $2,500 and $3,000 over the weekend with a benefit reception and four screenings of the film "Lil Tokyo Reporter." The short film told the story of Japanese-American civil-rights activist Sei...
Sei Fujii spent most of his life fighting for the civil rights of Japanese Americans. This weekend, he'll return to Huntington Beach to help preserve part of their immigrant history. It won't be the real Fujii, who passed away in 1954. But even in...
Tags: Justice and Rights, Movies, Entertainment, Migration, Politics
I believe that education should be a top priority. Unfortunately, this is not the case in Sacramento. Once again in 2012, the governor's budget proposes cutting education so that more money can go into social service programs. This year, like years...
As a serial entrepreneur who has created hundreds and hundreds of jobs over my career, I'm going to share with you a fact that might prove a bit shocking to some. Entrepreneurs don't start companies to create jobs. Rather, they start companies to make...
Recent inspections of 20 massage parlors in Huntington Beach uncovered 71 municipal code and building safety violations, and at least three parlors are facing temporary closure. The May 5 inspections were part of an ongoing investigation regarding...
Huntington Beach's top newsmaker of 2011 wasn't a person or an organization, but rather a controlled substance. Throughout the year, the Independent's front page featured more drinks than a typical bachelor party. Statistics showed Huntington at the...
The plastic bag ban deliberations before the City Council on Aug. 15 represented much more than an environmental issue ("Plastic bag ban in works," Aug. 18). They demonstrated that being pro-business is not mutually exclusive with being pro-community....
Tags: Career and Workplace, Politics, Elections
A former Fountain Valley police dispatcher has filed an Orange County Superior Court lawsuit against the city alleging sexual harassment by a now-retired sergeant. The employee alleges that the sergeant touched her inappropriately, showed up at her...
What a difference a decade has made for the once thriving California marketplace. Just 10 short years ago, California was the destination for aspiring entrepreneurs and staple industry names. But misguided politics and burdensome regulations have...
Thanks to the payouts for sick pay and vacation time he received upon retirement, Huntington Beach's former fire chief earned the highest paycheck among municipal fire chiefs statewide in 2009 — the most recent year for which there is data —...
An emotionally charged Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to ban all registered sex offenders from entering city parks, a move that went against the city attorney and police chief's recommendations and made the city's law even more stringent...
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