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Greg Gilboe and his students don't have to attend school Monday. But they're not taking it as a day off. Gilboe, the band director at Huntington Beach High School, plans to bring his 75-member ensemble to the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Pier Plaza....
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...
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...
Once upon a time, as many fairy tales start, the United States was the prevailing force in Latin America. It had a coherent policy for its southern neighbors, and its opinions mattered to those who governed in the region. Despite President Barack Obama'...
Tags: Petroleum Industry, Iran, Barack Obama, Argentina, Colombia
For those wondering which school might hold the world record for most twins in one grade, look no further than Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette. Highcrest has 23 sets of twins, representing about 10 percent of its fifth-grade class. That appears to...
Over the last four years, there has been a strange irony. One of the greatest speakers of our era has largely kept silent about one of the signature aspects of his presidency. Under President Obama's leadership, U.S. civilian intelligence agencies...
We recently learned that the Pentagon will spend $1 billion to bolster U.S. missile defenses in response to "irresponsible and reckless provocations" by North Korea. This money, as announced by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, would add 14 new anti-...
Although there's still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Obama's bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his...
It took courage for more than a dozen Allentown police officers to divulge what they felt was wrongdoing by their chief, who they said threatened "retribution" on anyone who did so. It also took solid assurances that the chief would never find out who...
If you remember Jason Nettle from his wrenching one-man drama "9/11: We Will Forget," you can't blame the guy for seeking out a little comic relief in the frequently oddball world of other people's kinks. "Fetish" is, in many ways, a photo negative of his...
Tags: Fringe Festival
When Frank White was 23 years old, he was on a ship in the South Pacific, wishing away the torpedoes and kamikazes. "I was the oldest junior officer on the ship," said White, now 93, sitting on his back porch in Wilmette. "It was a young man's war."...
There are many ways of being a political playwright. Christopher Shinn's approach, centered on characters rather than on ideologies, is one that will never go out of style. Illuminating large-scale public concerns through the microscopic examination...
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