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September 11, 2001 Attacks

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  • Local reactions vary to bin Laden news

    While many people around the world celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden this week, Cecil Birnbaum found himself in a contemplative frame of mind. Birnbaum, the chaplain of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11548 in Huntington Beach, could easily...
  • City Lights: The circus act that is the election cycle

    This just in: The 2012 presidential race heated up last week, slightly, as a pair of new challengers threw their hats in the ring. Some may recognize former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who ran unsuccessfully last time. Texas Rep. Ron Paul, whose...
  • World View: An emotional return to the twin towers

    All I could hear was the sound of perpetually falling water. I stood recently in the shadow of the Freedom Tower under construction, and faced one of the two parapets with names of the dead etched in bronze. Not even the rattle of jackhammers in the...
  • City Lights: Looking back on an interview with Christopher Hitchens

    City Lights: Looking back on an interview with Christopher Hitchens
    Christopher Hitchens would have been a darn good high school teacher. That was one of my first memories after hearing that the prolific author and columnist had died Thursday at the age of 62. A leftist for years, then an adamant supporter of the War...
  • Police, fire associations await 9/11 memorial designs

    Police, fire associations await 9/11 memorial designs
    Three months ago, Huntington Beach's police and fire associations received a pair of steel girders from the World Trade Center and announced plans to make them rise again — in the form of a monument outside City Hall to remember the victims of the...
  • Mailbag: This year's Fourth was true independence day

    Congratulations are in order to Mayor Don Hansen and the other four city councilmen who voted in January of this year to lift the ban on the sale and use of "safe and sane" fireworks in the city of Huntington Beach. I know this is going to be...
  • City Lights: A wish list in H.B. for 2012

    I was about to write that this column is the Independent's Christmas wish list, but then I realized that Dec. 25 will have passed by the time the paper hits the newsstand. It will also barely miss Hanukkah. Kwanzaa, maybe? Well, never mind any particular...
  • H.B.'s top stories of 2011

    Here are the Independent's other top stories of 2011: * 2. Little Leaguers go big The Ocean View Little League Majors All-Star team went on a historic journey during the summer. The Huntington Beach squad captured Section 10 and Southern California...
  • Shadia: My kind of Islam

    Unlike Muslims who were born and raised in America, I thankfully didn't have to go to Sunday school to learn about my religion. Born in the '80s, I grew up in a place where my religion was part of the society and the community in which I lived in. I...
  • Mailbag: Don't think twice, Dylan's all right

    I enjoyed some of what you had to say about my friend Bob Dylan ("Dylan worth the time, no matter the quality," City Lights, July 14). As for what the media has to say about him, it's the same old stuff. And as for the word "icon," you in the media need...
  • City Lights: Teaching and learning from a Libyan friend

    I imagine she would still look the same. My flatmate was in her early 20s when I saw her last, and less than a decade has passed since then. When I see crowd photos of the uprising in Libya, I scan the faces to check for hers — smiling or yelling...
  • 9/11 memorial to use World Trade Center girders

    9/11 memorial to use World Trade Center girders
    Ten years ago, then-President George W. Bush held up the badge of George Howard, a police officer who died at the World Trade Center, during a session of Congress. The badge, Bush said, was "a reminder of lives that ended, and a task that does not end."...