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The bonfire fight has never been hotter (or weirder) then it is right now. On April 12, I went to visit Assemblyman Allan Mansoor in his Costa Mesa office. I have been in touch with a number of local elected officials about the looming draconian ban...
Darlene DeAngelo has traveled many places over the last dozen years: Cuba, Vietnam, Europe and wherever the freeway would take her during her impassioned 12-hour workdays. Now, the former curator of the Huntington Beach Art Center is embarking on a...
Heads turn at the bustling My Thuan Market on Westminster Boulevard in nearby Little Saigon as we take our seats one recent morning by the dim sum counter. People are noticing the person I'm with, Carol Kim, but keeping a respectful distance. Sometimes...
Bob Chatt is ready for his close-up — a close-up that comes with a bang. The Huntington Beach-based military antiques collector I spoke with early last year for this column has just finished wrapping up the first four episodes of "Combat Cash,"...
It slides so easily off the tongue: 9/11. Nineeleven. The terrorist attacks of a decade ago, which felt almost indescribable at the time, now occupy a compact place in our lexicon. If the hijackers had chosen a date that sounded more awkward out...
Editor's note: This changes the third paragraph to include Patrick Tucker's title. Ten candidates for the Fountain Valley City Council are going into the last three weeks of campaigning. Candidates are vying for three opens seats occupied by Mayor Pro...
There is a 94-line statement about Memorial Day outside Huntington Beach City Hall that says more than any editorial the Independent could ever write. That is the city's war memorial, which displays the names of 94 Huntington Beach residents who died...
"A man went looking for America. And couldn't find it anywhere." So read the poster of the 1969 movie "Easy Rider," which came out at the height of the counterculture's disillusionment with mainstream America. It's a time Virgil Bartolomucci remembers...
TAVARES — George Wanberg knew what to expect when he returned home from Vietnam. He and his military buddies were told to throw away their uniforms before setting foot in the U.S. to avoid being spit on, punched and taunted by Americans who...
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MASINLOC, Philippines — The fishermen were sailing the azure waters off the Philippine coast when Richard Caneda saw the morning sunlight glinting off a vessel "bigger than the biggest ship in the Philippine navy." Caneda could see a red Chinese...
Saying she wanted to send a message against the “extremely serious” crime of trafficking in rhinoceros horns, a federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a father and son to nearly four years in prison for selling hundreds of pounds of horns highly...
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