| Mar 27, 2013
| 1:02 PM
As a member of the board of directors for the Huntington Beach Council on Aging, I carefully read the letter to the editor from Shelly Stone ("Park is no place for the elderly," Mailbag, March 21) and was pleased that she expressed her worries about...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:42 PM
When the Orange County Women's Chorus commissioned Kirke Mechem to compose a piece to celebrate their 15th anniversary, he gave them "We Can Sing That" — a song about how the choir can perform any kind of music effortlessly.
If Mechem had titled...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:45 PM
This Sunday, members of the faith community will gather in Huntington Beach for their annual tribute to God and the ocean.
And although it may not figure prominently in the day's program, a birthday celebration will be on hand as well.
In July 1963,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The Orange County Rescue Mission Chili Van Mobile Ministry has been in operation for almost five years, helping the homeless communities in Dana Point and Santa Ana. But Michael Murphy, a volunteer with the Tustin-based organization had a hard time...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 3:59 PM
The poet Joyce Kilmer, in 1913, wrote the oft-quoted lines, "I think that I shall never see / A poem lovely as a tree."
The Huntington Beach Tree Society, though, is encouraging people to come as close as they can on Arbor Day.
The nonprofit society...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 5:16 PM
If a few more men had shown up in Mary Langsdorf's living room 14 years ago, the Orange County Women's Chorus might never have existed.
Langsdorf, the founding president of the Newport Beach-based chorus, sang with her church choir in the 1990s until its...
| May 4, 2011
| 9:14 PM
Show me a beach with a wave, and I'll show you a surf school. But not all surf schools are alike.
Most of them will teach you about paddling out, getting into a lineup, wave judgment, surf etiquette, etc., but Laguna Beach has a surf school that's...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:46 PM
The old church building looks forlorn at Warner Avenue and Nichols Street, its windows boarded up and the sign that juts over the sidewalk mostly smashed.
From a distance, the structure doesn't give many indications of the role it once played in Orange...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:41 PM
FRIDAY: Tribute bands Barracuda (Heart) and Stone Free (Jimi Hendrix) perform at Gallagher's Pub & Grill, 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., No. 113, Huntington Beach. The show starts at 9 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:30 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Nadia Hassan was the only woman at her table who covered her hair with a scarf Monday during an interfaith luncheon at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic church.
When it was her turn to speak on behalf of the women at her table,...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 3:58 PM
Penelope Koulos is dancing one of the three hardest roles in "The Nutcracker Ballet" this month. But when she takes the stage Sunday, she can rest assured that at least one third of the audience loves her unconditionally.
Penelope, a junior at Wilson...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 12:25 PM
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...