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I have been a citizen of Orange County for 37 years and have frequently enjoyed the beach and the fire rings. Never have I heard of a problem until this year. It appears that the rich of Newport Beach have convinced themselves that they are being...
For much of the 2012 prep football season, Edison has held down the top ranking in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division poll. On Friday night, the Chargers will get to actually play for that coveted position. At 7:30 p.m., Edison will go up...
A proposed 7-Eleven in downtown Huntington Beach has withdrawn its application to sell beer and wine, according to the city's Planning and Building Department. Assistant Planner Jill Arabe said the company sent the city a letter Friday stating that while...
At Big Bend on Laguna Canyon Road, hidden behind a wall, is an amazing half-acre vertical hydroponic farm. This is the farm of the future, a system of producing food using 90% less water, 50% less fertilizer and 70% less land than traditional farming...
"They stole my trailer. Inside was my push cart, my umbrella, my signage, my generator — even my ice scream scoops!" In his thick Boston accent, the 34-year-old entrepreneur was telling me about his loss the night before as we sat in the Albertsons...
Houston, we have a problem. Or at least, we had a problem. That was until a little mystery involving outer space, the Apollo program and telephone poles was solved earlier this week. A couple of months ago, my friend, Huntington Beach Marine Safety Chief...
Sometimes it pays to procrastinate. When Vic and I last wrote about our three chickens, it was mid-December and none of the hens were laying eggs. Despite spending an exorbitant amount of money setting up our henhouse, the darned hens weren't laying...
A 96-year-old woman died Friday from injuries she sustained following a collision involving six people and five cars on Adams Avenue near Bushard Street, Huntington Beach police said. Police responded to the accident about a mile from the Costa Mesa city...
The Orange County Humane Society would like to address some of the concerns raised by Lynn Beasley in the Independent ("Concerns about H.B.'s animal shelter," May 12). The OCHS remains a pro-humane shelter, only euthanizing animals if they are...
The Huntington Beach Community Garden began as a way to bring people together for a common purpose: to grow their own organic fruits and vegetables. But for some residents living nearby, the garden is a fruitless endeavor. "It has become increasingly...
A new freshwater wetland formed at Bolsa Chica, but someone drained it. That's right, someone drained a wetland at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Vic cautioned me to handle this issue with a cool and level head, but it chapped my hide to think that...
Tags: Nature, Wetlands, Biology, California, Science
I received an interesting e-mail last week: "With all of the nuclear plant concerns in Japan due to the earthquake/tsunami, it might be timely to do a column on Bolsa Island. Most residents of H.B. and very few politicians realize how close we came to...
Tags: Human Interest, California, Elections, Politics, Water
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