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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...

    A night of bands, belly dancing

    The official title of Sunday's show at Golden West College is Bands and Bellies VIII. To a scorekeeper, though, it's more like Bands and Bellies 1, Community 7. Over the last two years, producers Alec C. Marken and Sarah "al Nour" Baxter have hosted...

    Mailbag: Now is not the time to ban bags

    Broc Coward's treatise is excellent, save one major issue that he chooses to ignore — the timing is all wrong, just as are Alaska oil and Wyoming shale restrictions, stricter Environmental Protection Agency industry requirements, tougher auto gas...