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  • Santa Ana nightclub beating victim dies

    Santa Ana nightclub beating victim dies
    She was the youngest in a blended family, a psychology grad who discovered she'd really rather write — or talk, the big heart with the sunny personality who picked up causes and friends with a full embrace. Kim Pham, friends and family agreed,...
  • Commentary: Polystyrene ban makes perfect sense

    As the debate over the proposed ban on single-use polystyrene food ware and beverage containers heats up in Huntington Beach, it's time for facts. Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation has been swirling around about polystyrene, sometimes referred to as...
  • Task force winding up its work

    Time is running out for members of the Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force to finalize recommendations on how to improve the area and send them to the City Council. Councilwoman Connie Boardman, chairwoman of the task force, said during its Jan. 9...
  • Council: No ban on Styrofoam

    Council: No ban on Styrofoam
    The Huntington Beach City Council will not ban polystyrene food packaging from the city. The proposal, first raised in October, failed Tuesday on a 4-3 vote. Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw and Councilwomen Connie Boardman and Jill Hardy voted for the ban....
  • Father of nightclub beating victim grieves for daughter

    Father of nightclub beating victim grieves for daughter
    Dung Pham knows only one way to survive the loss of his 23-year-old daughter, Kim, who died last week after she was severely beaten outside a Santa Ana nightclub. "All I can do is practice to forget," Pham, 60, said of his youngest child. "Forget the...
  • Mailbag: We need leaders who will fight for environment

    A disheartening blow was delivered by four Huntington Beach councilmen who voted against the polystyrene ban on Jan. 21. It seems they had already made up their minds before the City Council meeting. Unfortunately, they would not be swayed by the...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll be won over by Umami Burger

    The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll be won over by Umami Burger
    About five years ago, Adam Fleischman, an unsuccessful screenwriter and owner of a wine bar called BottleRock, decided to open a burger joint. He sold his share in BottleRock and started concocting burgers in his home kitchen. His idea was to try to...
  • Beating victim mourned as second woman pleads not guilty

    Beating victim mourned as second woman pleads not guilty
    As family and friends gathered to remember a 23-year-old woman lost to street violence, another young woman appeared in a nearby courthouse Tuesday to declare her innocence in a predawn beating outside a Santa Ana nightclub that left the recent college...
  • Seal Beach shop puts some electric pep into cycling

    Seal Beach shop puts some electric pep into cycling
    When Brian Ballard's blood sugar dropped so low during a bike ride that he didn't know where or who he was, Beth Black, his girlfriend, decided it was time to stop cycling. "I am a type I diabetic," Ballard said, "and on pedal bikes my blood sugar would...
  • Peter White returns with annual Christmas tour

    Peter White returns with annual Christmas tour
    The day after Thanksgiving, it will be another reunion of sorts. Four decades ago, music-lovers walked past the Golden Bear sign overlooking Pacific Coast Highway and went in to see Peter White perform. Friday night, those who remember the 1970s can...
  • Duke's holds annual food drive

    Local restaurant Duke's Huntington Beach is hosting its annual Legacy of Aloha food drive to help less fortunate residents of Orange County. Guests who donate 10 or more non-perishable food or personal-care items will receive a $15 food and beverage...
  • 18 years of handing out turkey dinner

    18 years of handing out turkey dinner
    Frank Tahvildari's decision 18 years ago to serve a free holiday meal each Thanksgiving now means opening the doors to his Huntington Beach restaurant to about 600 people. "I got a place to live, and I got food to eat. Therefore it doesn't hurt me to...