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Marla Sebreros and other volunteers were busy at work, sorting various clothing and toiletries in the back room of Colette's Children's Home. The women were helping tidy up the 15-year-old nonprofit's new office on Prince Drive in Huntington Beach...
Tags: Prisons, Disneyland Park, Rentals, Family
The Medical Board of California has launched an investigation into a string of 16 fatal overdoses tied to powerful narcotics prescribed by a prominent Orange County physician. Dr. Van Vu, a pain management specialist in Huntington Beach, was featured in...
After years and years of hard work and planning, the Huntington Beach Tree Society is holding a rededication ceremony for Butterfly Park. It's officially Norma Gibbs Park, and Norma Gibbs is expected to be present at the celebration. She was the first...
Vic and I last week attended graduation ceremonies for the Orange County Conservation Corps. Our allergies must have been acting up, because tears were streaming down both of our faces as we listened to the stories about the many challenges and...
Billy O'Connell knows how to get things done. Maybe it's the tough Irish accent, or the fact that for years he was an L.A. County sheriff. Whatever it is, when you talk to him, you understand he's a no-nonsense, take-charge sort of guy. So years ago, when...
Tags: Drugs and Medicines, Health, Holidays, Human Interest, Animals
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...
TILL SUNDAY 'The Importance of Being Earnest' Golden West College theater arts department presents Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in the Golden West College Mainstage Theater....
How can one contemplate the slaying of eight people at a hair salon in Seal Beach and draw any meaning from such evil? I certainly cannot. As a professor of comparative religion, I can only offer a modest reflection on an act of violence that snuffed out...
He sang softly, but his rich, country-style voice filled the gymnasium, putting an eerie halt to all other sounds as his sorrow-made music washed over the audience. About 700 high school students went silent as Dennis Lockwood sat in a folding chair...
Troubled celebs struggling to overcome addictions might start pointing their limos in an unlikely direction: the remote Lake County town of Umatilla. The former Florida Elks Children's Hospital in Umatilla is being reborn as a luxury drug-rehab center...
I tried your steps And stumbled down your stairs My only problem with drugs Is that they always run out These lyrics are from "The Problem With Drugs" by The Popular Mechanics, a Replacements-meets-Steve-Earle quartet. But the band does not exist...
Re "Felons allowed to help addicts, a report finds," May 14 The fact that addiction counselors in California who are sex offenders and other types of felons are allowed to provide addiction treatment is just the tip of the iceberg in a fundamentally...
Tags: Behavioral Conditions, Addiction
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