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Melville tells us in the opening lines of "Moby Dick:" "Let the most absent-minded of men be plunged in his deepest reveries — stand that man on his legs, set his feet a-going and he will infallibly lead you to water, if water there be in all...
Differences of opinion among elected officials should be valued and respected because they contribute to the legislative process, but they should also be scrutinized. Two council members recently expressed opinions worthy of scrutiny while discussing...
This is in response to the Feb. 21 letter to the H.B. Independent ("Affordability is essential to higher education") in which two well-meaning Cal State Long Beach students suggest President Barack Obama intervene to lower college costs. In the...
Gus Ayer, the former mayor of Fountain Valley and an avid environmentalist, died Wednesday night. He was 63. According to his oldest son, Ethan, the cause of his death is still pending, but he was found at his Fountain Valley home by his youngest son,...
Is it true that they are just waiting for me to come along? It certainly seems that way. At Vons I get tired. When I get tired I don't stand up straight when I walk and the walker or the grocery cart gets out in front of me, leaving me almost horizontal...
He says he knows what it is like to deal with difficult situations, to balance budgets and to instill hope in those who have given up on themselves. Those characteristics, coupled with his experience as a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and...
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While Measure Z clearly removes a tax, the issue is indeed far from simple. But first, the easier part to understand: Currently residents and businesses alike subsidize the employee portion of our public employee pensions though an assessment included...
He'd rather be playing senior softball. But at 75, Dave Sullivan says he instead wants to help Huntington Beach thrive, and it's why he's running for City Council for the fourth time. The more-than-four-decade resident is worried about the city's fiscal...
A Huntington Beach woman is questioning why the police chief sent an officer to a non-injury car accident involving a councilman's wife. Budget cuts forced police to stop taking reports at most minor collisions, and 15-year resident Heather Dillard asked...
Jim Katapodis will be ready to run with the big dogs if he's elected to the Huntington Beach City Council this year. In part, that's because he's gotten used to big dogs on the campaign trail. Those growling canines often approach the door when the...
If the head negotiators from the Huntington Beach police and fire associations had had a podium of their own during Monday's night's Surf City Tea Party candidate forum, it might have turned into the free-for-all of the year. Instead, the employee groups...
Save Our HB members walked en masse at midnight Monday to make known their opposition to a ballot initiative that would repeal a special property tax. The tax helps fund the retirements of public safety employees. Measure Z on the November ballot would...
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