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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Sam Perricone dies at 91; giant of citrus industry

    Sam Perricone dies at 91; giant of citrus industry
    By the time he was 16 in 1936, Sam Perricone was picking and packing lemons in Corona and Riverside and then hauling them to Los Angeles in his small pickup truck to sell at the Grand Central Market.
  • LeRoy Grannis dies at 93; photographer documented California surf culture of the 1960s and '70s

    LeRoy Grannis dies at 93; photographer documented California surf culture of the 1960s and '70s
    LeRoy Grannis, a noted photographer whose widely printed images captured and popularized the surf culture of California as it exploded in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 93. Grannis, who also co-founded what is now Surfing magazine, died Thursday of...

    There's something about ukuleles

    "I think he played in Megadeth?" Shirley Orlando is thinking back to her days as the owner of Huntington Music at Goldenwest Street and Warner Avenue. For 26 years, she ran the place, and in addition to it being a music store, Shirley also used the...

    Service not to be forgotten

    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...

    Natural Perspectives: Make it bloom this Memorial Day

    Natural Perspectives: Make it bloom this Memorial Day
    This coming Memorial Day weekend is a three-day holiday. What this often means for most of the country is that it's time to dust off the barbecue and get ready for summer cookouts. Since we have that beach party thing going on all year in our wonderful...