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  • Around Town: Volunteer honored for generosity with time

    The Alzheimer's Family Services Center board member and volunteer Mary Lou Shattuck has been honored with the Orange County Community Foundation's Philanthropy Award. Along with the recognition, Shattuck received a $500 grant for the nonprofit...
  • A bittersweet glass

    A bittersweet glass
    They were Katie Sparks and McKenna Wetzel, the I-Don't-Know-and-I-Don't-Care Girls. If the Eader Elementary School classmates got a question that they didn't have a passionate answer to, those were their typical replies. McKenna's mother, Kristine...
  • Shadia: Islam's influence on the Founding Fathers

    Even though I wasn't born or raised here, there's a reason I feel at home in America. America's principles align with Islam's teachings. In fact, America's principles are not just based on Judeo-Christian values, but Judeo-Christian-Islamic values. After...
  • Shadia: Islam for enlightenment, liberation

    There's been a storm of controversy in the Arab and Muslim community over a recent Foreign Policy magazine article. The essay, "Why Do They Hate Us?", outlines the atrocities many Arab women suffer at the hands of men. In short, the writer posits that...
  • Commentary: Columnist's grasp on history is shaky

    Almost always, I read Mona Shadia's columns with bemusement and incredulity. Her mixture of Islamic religious advocacy and sheer naïveté is mostly harmless drivel, like the rest of what is printed in the Independent. Yet what she writes and how she...
  • Family challenges ruling in land dispute

    A Huntington Beach family is challenging a court ruling in favor of the city over a residential land dispute that began more than a decade ago. An Orange County Superior Court judge this month tentatively ruled that Fidencio Alvarez and his family waived...
  • Captured moments on display at airport

    Captured moments on display at airport
    As a lawyer, Jennifer McGrath's world can be a little black and white. The city attorney for Huntington Beach brings color into it with her photography, which is on display in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal at John Wayne Airport. McGrath's photographs...
  • Mailbag: This Relay is a life-saver

    Thank you for having me and my granddaughter, Monique, on the front page of your May 20 edition ("One lap, one mile, one day"). My name is Kim Roberson and our team was "The Coke-A-Nuts." On Easter morning 2007, I lost my daughter, Sandi, to lung cancer...
  • Roadside bomb kills ninth member of adopted Marines

    Another member of the city's adopted Marine battalion was killed Saturday in Afghanistan, officials said. Sgt. Joseph Caskey, 24, of Pennsylvania, was killed by an improvised explosive devise, said officials with the Huntington Beach 3/1 Marines...
  • Marines grateful for support

    To the community of Huntington Beach, From all the Marines and Sailors of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines here in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for your support of our battalion through the...
  • Sending hearts to Marines

    Sending hearts to Marines
    The place where the two red larger-than-life fire engines would normally sit in wait in the Lake Street Fire Station was filled instead with a mass of people Friday night assembling about 600 care packages for the city's adopted Marine battalion....
  • 106 years of the Fourth

    106 years of the Fourth
    Bob Mandic has always had a front-row seat to the annual Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade. Growing up on Main Street, Mandic's family would stay home for the holiday to watch the parade from his front yard. When he got into his teens, Mandic said,...