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Aimee Cebulski recalled chatting with Simona, a sommelier in Brescia, Italy, a stone's throw from a church. The topic at hand? Why it is such a big deal to be a 40-year-old unmarried woman without children. "[We were] wondering if it was a sin or...
There's a new bug in town, and it's a bad one. The Bagrada bug, a.k.a. harlequin or painted bug, is an alien invasive insect that is spreading like wildfire throughout Southern California. It's a rather pretty creature with a black, shield-shaped body...
Tags: Southeast Asia, Agriculture, Mustard, Kale
The cooking tips from Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz were terrific ("Cooking tips from Elle and Terry," All About Food, June 21). Who knew, even me as a registered dietitian, that bell peppers with three bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for...
How dare [Newport Beach City Councilman] Steve Rosansky make light of this example of the government of the people for the people ("Attendees cry foul to bridge," Jan. 12)? We who attended the meeting were a fair representation because we live where...
As a longtime reader of the Huntington Beach Independent, I am growing tired of Mona Shadia's weekly articles about Islam and Muslims. I am not against any religion, but why does she feel the need to try to promote her religion, and especially as a...
Tags: Islam, Civil Rights, Politics, Religion and Belief, Human Rights
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center's "State of the Climate: Global Analysis for Annual 2010" makes for some pretty sobering reading. Vic and I waded through the nine-page document over the hot Fourth...
HB Reads' founder expressed shock Monday morning at allegations that the author may have altered and fabricated parts of the first book the citywide program spotlighted. Fred Provencher, who started the annual reading program in 2008, said he had not...
Tags: Central Asia, CBS Corp.
While many people around the world celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden this week, Cecil Birnbaum found himself in a contemplative frame of mind. Birnbaum, the chaplain of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11548 in Huntington Beach, could easily...
EDITOR'S NOTE: The L.A. Times recently published this profile about Marina High School graduate Kyle R. Warren, who died serving in Afghanistan this summer. * Kyle R. Warren was hard to miss, whether tearing down a rugby field or running toward a...
The following notable people from the Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley community passed away this year. Juergen W. Bless Bishop Juergen W. Bless did the first blessing at St. Thaddeus Jude Old Catholic Church in Old World Village and served...
Coastline Community College raised more than $170,000 for students at its annual awards event in May. The 2010 Visionary of the Year Awards raised $178,562 for Coastline Community College, based in Fountain Valley, on May 2. The college honored four...
WASHINGTON — Reining back the aggressive counter-terrorism strategy he has embraced for five years, President Obama declared clear, public restrictions for the first time on using unmanned aircraft to kill terrorists, a shift likely to significantly...
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