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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Commentary: Letters against center are misleading

    I could not let the misinformation in Tim Geddes' letter to the editor relating to the new senior center go uncorrected (Mailbag, March 14). As background information, I am a member of the Huntington Beach Council on Aging's (HBCOA) board of directors. I...
  • Commentary: Letters against new center put down to seniors

    The Independent's article on the condition of the current Huntington Beach Senior Center was well done and pointed out how old the facility is and inadequate to serve today's senior population ("Waiting for new digs," Feb. 28). Everyone older than 55...
  • Commentary: On a mission to save a mission

    The public comment period for the Historic Wintersburg (Warner-Nichols) draft environmental impact report (DEIR) closes on Nov. 19. The DEIR analyzes a proposal to re-zone the roughly five-acre property at the corner of Warner Avenue and Nichols Lane from...
  • Mailbag: The government beast must diet

    Regarding "Pro tax group gets signs up," Sept. 20: After reading this article, it was crystal clear to me why California cities are collapsing one after another. And Huntington Beach will be next to fall if the electorate does not wake up and see what is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Show stopped for taxpayers' sake

    On behalf of the soldiers of the United States Army Field Band, let me tell you how upset we are that we were unable to perform for the great folks in the Huntington Beach area April 10 ("Show does not go on," April 14). Like many, many Americans, we...
  • Female World War II pilot 'will be sorely missed'

    Female World War II pilot 'will be sorely missed'
    Violet "Vi" Cowden, a Huntington Beach resident who served with the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II and recently became the subject of an award-winning documentary, died Sunday at 94. Cowden died at 8:34 p.m. at Hoag Hospital in...
  • Mailbag: Team H.B. not indifferent to seniors

    Dave Sullivan is not being completely honest in his portrayal of our positions on a senior center in the city ("Candidates not being totally honest on senior center," Mailbag, Oct. 14). During a forum in September, we discussed this issue at length with...
  • Center is 'safe haven' for veterans

    Golden West College on Tuesday officially unveiled its first dedicated space for returning veterans, a resource the campus hasn't seen since the Vietnam War. The college held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Veterans Resource Center, a place for...
  • In The Pipeline: Tied together by wartime service

    In The Pipeline: Tied together by wartime service
    "That's the most beautiful thing — that flag," Helen Harris whispered to me in her thick, Greek accent, as the Boy Scouts hoisted Old Glory last week, on a warm, blustery Veterans Day. During World War II, Harris had been the official translator...