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After last week's column on the historic site where the Western Trails Museum used to sit, I thought I'd follow up with one more piece of the past. The day Maria Hall-Brown and I visited the old site to tape a segment of PBS SoCal's "Forgotten OC"...
Some of you may be aware that I host, along with Maria Hall-Brown, a segment on PBS SoCal called "Forgotten OC." Each week, we travel the county in search of interesting historic landmarks and places where history took place. As much as I can, I like...
The new Asian fusion dining spot, Digg's Restaurant & Bar in Huntington Beach, just started offering a weekend brunch, along with weekly specials including Local Love Mondays, where Huntington Beach residents receive 20% off and Ladies Night Wednesdays,...
Vic and I had an out-of-town guest last week, Harold Drabkin from Bangor, Maine. We were friends with Harold back in our graduate school days at Wesleyan University, nearly 40 years ago. We've seen Harold only a couple of times since then. It's amazing to...
May the Tiki gods smile on Chris Jepsen tonight when he takes the stage at Don the Beachcomber (formerly Sam's Seafood) amid waterfalls and carved island statues. After all, it's like a dream come true for the Huntington Beach native, whose passion...
YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: Long Beach-based indie rock band The Brook Lee Catastrophe (pictured) headlines Fitzgeralds Pub, 19171 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach. Vandella also performs. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and is $5 at the door. For more...
"He is the Francis Scott Key of baseball, and whatever you can do to preserve his memory and legacy, it's definitely something baseball fans should get involved with." That's what Los Angeles Dodgers team historian Mark Langill told me last week in...
Do you know what inspired the mural? On the car radio in a parking lot off Edinger Avenue near Edwards Street, Rod Stewart is singing "Every Picture Tells a Story." So it seemed fitting to investigate the history of a mural I've seen many times in the...
Vic and I returned recently from a birding trip with his class from Irvine Valley College to the eastern Sierras. I've been sick ever since. This summer, Vic offered optional transportation to his class of senior citizens. Because of the large number...
Things were quite different when Randy Lewis surfed for the first time 49 years ago. There was no video, no Internet, no media hoopla surrounding surfing, the way the sport is covered from all angles today, he said. Lewis is far from complaining. In...
The U.S. Open of Surfing is heading into its final weekend at the Huntington Beach Pier. In the thick of it all is Ian "Kanga" Cairns, who many will tell you, was a key figure in bringing the famed contest to where it stands today. At 10 a.m. today,...
There is a 94-line statement about Memorial Day outside Huntington Beach City Hall that says more than any editorial the Independent could ever write. That is the city's war memorial, which displays the names of 94 Huntington Beach residents who died...
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