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  • Candidate: I am the insider

    Candidate: I am the insider
    John Von Holle wants to make one thing clear: If he's elected to the Huntington Beach City Council, he won't be a stranger at City Hall. In fact, he won't be a stranger at city halls, period. The 18-year resident grew up amid politics in Cheviot, Ohio,...
  • Council rejects governor's proposal to ax redevelopment agency

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to send a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown opposing his proposal to eliminate the redevelopment agency. Mayor Joe Carchio said Huntington Beach would take a big hit if the agency is eliminated. "It...
  • Candidate: Salaries need to match private sector

    Candidate: Salaries need to match private sector
    Huntington Beach resident Bill Rorick said he has a disdain for most politicians, even though he is one of 21 candidates running for City Council. Rorick, 53, said he doesn't want to be a career politician, and he isn't in for the stipend. He sees...
  • Mailbag: Residents right on liquor licenses

    The juxtaposition of your March 10 article on Councilman Keith Bohr's hijacking of a recent council meeting ("Bomburger cancels alcohol license request") in order to criticize the Huntington Beach Downtown Residents Assn. and their work to limit...
  • Mailbag: No more excuses from our leaders

    The article "Water official targeted" (March 29) centers not only on alleged improprieties by John Foley, the board chairman of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, but also upon the broad topic of conflict of interest. Merle Moshiri of...
  • City Lights: Teaching and learning from a Libyan friend

    I imagine she would still look the same. My flatmate was in her early 20s when I saw her last, and less than a decade has passed since then. When I see crowd photos of the uprising in Libya, I scan the faces to check for hers — smiling or yelling...
  • Community Commentary: Obama's jobs bill deserves a layoff

    This is in response to the distortions about President Obama's jobs bill as portrayed in the Independent's Mailbag from a couple in Sunset Beach ("Obama's jobs bill needs support," Oct. 20). I'm sure the couple had good intentions, but they need to do...
  • In the Pipeline: A modest part of baseball history

    "Oh, I almost forgot — we flew up to Sacramento to meet Gov. Brown, too." So chuckled Ocean View Little League manager Jeff Pratto to me recently as we spoke about the head-spinning series of events that have rolled out in the wake of his team's...
  • In The Pipeline: After 9/11, cops become 'brothers'

    Growing up in New York, I watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center going up in the early 1970s. I recall how, at times, one of the buildings was rising a few floors faster than the other. But once it was all said and done, there they were —...
  • New police hire ends three-year drought

    It had been almost three years this month since the Huntington Beach Police Department hired a new officer. Officer Thomas Engle turned the tide Sept. 6 when he was sworn in by Chief Ken Small, Mayor Joe Carchio and City Manager Fred Wilson. His...
  • Former police dispatcher claims harassment [Corrected]

    A former Fountain Valley police dispatcher has filed an Orange County Superior Court lawsuit against the city alleging sexual harassment by a now-retired sergeant. The employee alleges that the sergeant touched her inappropriately, showed up at her...
  • Making a difference on the dance floor

    Making a difference on the dance floor
    When Salwa Rizkalla's father signed her up for ballet lessons, she went to class begrudgingly. But those lessons set the 10-year-old on a path to grandeur, first as a professional ballet dancer and later as a teacher. The artistic director of...