| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Imagine if, around the same time as the Oscars, another theater across the street hosted a similarly named ceremony — the Oswalds, say — that honored most of the same movies and people.
Such has been the case for years in Huntington Beach,...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Next year will mark a major centennial in Huntington Beach — 100 years since George Freeth visited the pier for a surfing demonstration and helped brand the city as a beach-culture mecca.
Count on plenty of 1910s reflections in the coming months....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 12:57 PM
When the famed marine-life artist Wyland unveils a new piece near the pier on Jan.14, he will be just across from the Golden Bear, where he painted a mural more than 30 years ago — before he was known for his building-size whales.
Wyland will be...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:41 PM
When George Freeth arrived in Huntington Beach a century ago, it wasn't Surf City yet.
Not even close.
On June 20, 1914, Freeth attended the dedication of the Huntington Beach Pier and gave a demonstration of a sport that few, if any, of those present...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:32 PM
It was a jarring note to begin a year of celebrating surfing — an image of a shark with its mouth wide open, looking set to devour a board like the one it was painted on.
But if it garnered attention for a cause, mission accomplished.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:44 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Huntington Beach has one more surf event to get in before the last rays of summer have left the shore. The third annual Surf City Days is set for Sept. 14 and 15 at the pier and downtown area.
Like the recent U.S. Open of Surfing, the event will...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Broken surfboards, packaging material, styrofoam, paints, thinners and resin.
These are just a few ingredients in Janessa Bookout's "green" sculptures.
Although the 31-year-old Huntington Beach resident has a background in traditional fine art, she is...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Curtains came down on the Munsters in 1966 — long before I was born.
So imagine my surprise Friday when I noticed the Munster Koach trundling down Main Street with a full-throated rumble. The 18-foot vehicle sported a brass radiator and fenders,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:36 AM
About a month ago, Life Scout Mitchel Anderson installed 10 new bike racks near the Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard Headquarters.
With help from his parents, friends, the junior guard coordinator and city employees, the 15-year-old from Huntington...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Al Merrick has shaped surfboards for some of the best surfers in the world and is considered by many the best shaper in the world.
But he holds another title that is more important than any other: grandpa.
Merrick is the grandfather of Daisy Love...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:04 PM
He's traveled far and wide to the some of the most desired surf spots in the world, but no matter the exotic destination, Main Street, Huntington Beach, will always remain a magical place for Andy Verdone.
It's where the Huntington Beach High surf...