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  • Mailbag: Peace trumps money on Fourth

    In Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper's commentary ("Time to add more freedom to the Fourth," Mailbag, Sept. 12), regarding his desire to have the ban on fireworks lifted in Huntington Beach, the very clear message he is sending is that he values money over the quality of life for residents and the pets that these fireworks terrorize.
  • From North Korea to Main Street

    From North Korea to Main Street
    Soon after the tragic events of 9/11, artist Gary Simpson was inspired to create a large conceptual piece combining cement with soil from every member state of the United Nations. He called the project "Common Ground 191." He relied on volunteers and...

    Mailbag: Saving the Earth hardly starts with fire pits

    Melville tells us in the opening lines of "Moby Dick:" "Let the most absent-minded of men be plunged in his deepest reveries — stand that man on his legs, set his feet a-going and he will infallibly lead you to water, if water there be in all...

    City Lights: Haiti still needs us

    Remember Haiti? The impoverished Caribbean island became the focus of international attention in January when a 7.0 earthquake killed an estimated 230,000 people and left countless more displaced. For awhile, it was hard to open a newspaper without...

    Students picket outside H.B. High

    More than a dozen Huntington Beach High School students have protested in front of campus this week against what the leaders called an overemphasis on grades and assignments and a failure by teachers to encourage independent thought. The students,...