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Beverly Findlay-Kaneko has used her memories of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan two years ago to start making a change in her new home of Huntington Beach. Findlay-Kaneko was in Japan when those natural disasters led to three...
Huntington Beach may not be anywhere near New Jersey, but it shares one potential danger — the coast. After witnessing the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, Robinwood Church in Huntington Beach wants residents prepared for an earthquake or...
As if we didn't have enough to worry about with fires, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes, now we have worry about arsenic in apple juice, grape juice and rice. Consumer Reports has been warning us about the high levels of arsenic in juice for several...
Ahoy! Hurricane Sandy, aka Frankenstorm, brought a storm surge Monday that broke the high-water record at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. The late-season hurricane slammed the Eastern Seaboard and hit land on the Jersey Shore. Once the hurricane is over...
This past weekend was good for staying inside an air-conditioned place. That wouldn't be our house, so I did the next best thing. I closed up the house early in the morning, turned on the fan, and sat in my rocker with an ice pack on my chest. That helped...
Tags: Festive Events, Arts and Culture, Pumpkin
The small, plastic train, poking out between the rocks, looked like any toy lost on the beach. It measured a few inches long, small enough to tumble out of a pocket or purse, with four thin wheels and rear-end contours hinting at where other cars should...
Tags: NPR, Japan, American Red Cross, Education, Yokohama (Japan)
Vic and I just returned from Indiana, where we attended the funeral of my Aunt Shirley, my last surviving older relative on my dad's side. Despite the sad occasion, Vic and I enjoyed sightseeing and visiting my relatives. We also got to experience a rare...
A 3.9 earthquake reported one mile from San Juan Capistrano on Monday was felt in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and other parts of Orange County. The temblor occurred at 10:37 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Police in Costa Mesa, Newport...
Tags: U.S. Geological Survey
What's a surfer like you doing in a place like this? That was my first thought when I saw Huntington Beach's own Timmy Turner at a neighborhood Christmas party the other day. Turner had his five-month old daughter, Tynzlee, strapped to his chest in one...
Tags: Windsurfing, Travel, Tourism and Leisure, Movies, Ocean Surfing
Generally, Vic and I try to avoid flying into the midst of a natural disaster. But sometimes it just happens. If you recall, I was caught in a tornado in April in Tennessee, near Knoxville. Golf ball-sized hail totaled my rental car with hundreds of...
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...
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for two former Hurricanes Bar & Grill bouncers accused of assaulting a patron. Ivan Alvarez, 23, of Garden Grove and Jakob Taylor, 22, of Costa Mesa are charged with aggravated assault. Both defendants pleaded not...
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