| Dec 26, 2012
| 12:57 PM
With Nike departing the U.S. Open of Surfing, contentious City Council elections and those Mitt and Barack guys grabbing headlines, it was a busy year for news — and the arts proved to be no exception. We could try to order this into a...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 2:00 PM
The Huntington Beach Playhouse will be opening its new production, a reprise of Neil Simon's comedy "Rumors," this weekend, but I won't be at my customary spot in Row K taking mental notes.
I won't even be in town. It's late August and, for the 10th...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 10:46 AM
Soon after the tragic events of 9/11, artist Gary Simpson was inspired to create a large conceptual piece combining cement with soil from every member state of the United Nations. He called the project "Common Ground 191."
He relied on volunteers and...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Tuesday evening, the concrete steps by the Huntington Beach Pier were filled with men in blue: police, firefighters and others in uniform.
As Police Chief Ken Small was keen to point out, they were lucky men in blue. Each of them had lived another day to...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The 9/11 memorial may have found its home in the Huntington Beach Civic Center after council members approved the location Monday night.
Other viable locations were addressed, such as Pier Plaza and the corner of Utica Avenue and Main Street.
But in a...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Everyone has questions they hate to be asked. High on my list is, "Are you religious?" I dread it especially if I sense that a "no" answer will prompt a barrage of other questions, some of them rhetorical.
Usually, in those circumstances, I say something...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 11:03 AM
The 9/11 Memorial Committee is hosting a gala to raise money for a monument at Huntington Beach Civic Center.
There will be guests from New York who will share stories from 9/11. Amy Scruggs will perform custom 9/11 songs, and drums and bagpipes will...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A course record was set in the 17th annual Surf City USA Marathon on Sunday.
Reigning champ Carla McAlister, 39, of San Clemente finished in a time of 2:56:28, beating the old mark set in 2006 of 2:57:19 by Nadia Noorzia. That's right, she's 39.
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:07 AM
The twin towers will soon stand in Huntington Beach.
With a little luck and a lot more money, this Sept. 11 will see the unveiling of a remarkable sculpture in front of City Hall. It will feature metallic, exact scale replicas of the World Trade...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 3:58 PM
FRIDAY: Alternative rock band Secret Garden performs a free show from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bella Terra Mall. The event is part of the Summer Concert Series at Bella Terra.
SATURDAY: A memorial ceremony (pictured) for the victims of the 9/11...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 4:02 PM
As the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nears, it's important to compare our patriotic attitudes then to our attitudes today.
Nine years ago, we vowed to never forget: To never forget how we felt as we collectively watched the Twin...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 5:26 PM
It will be a day without politics at Bolsa Chica. Officially, anyway.
Over the last three decades, the coastal area has been the center of one controversy after another, as developers dug in their shovels, officials debated and environmentalists...