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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • On Theatre: 'Philadelphia' dated, but good performances abound

    For the final production of its 50th anniversary season, the Westminster Community Theater has chosen a play whose vintage makes WCT look like the new kid on the block. Philip Barry's "The Philadelphia Story" first appeared during that brief period of...
  • Joe Surf: H.B.'s old surfer and the sea

    Joe Surf: H.B.'s old surfer and the sea
    Bob "Lefty" Phillips may or may not be the oldest surfer in Huntington Beach, but according to his granddaughter Ashlee Spuhler, the title is his. At least until someone proves otherwise. Phillips turned 83 this week, and also got out in the water on...
  • H.B. man faces trial in veteran's death

    Opening statements were scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a Huntington Beach man accused of beating and causing the death of a World War II veteran during a robbery on Veterans Day in 2003, according to the Orange County district attorney's...
  • 'We did our part'

    'We did our part'
    Masao Masuda keeps a notebook in his dining room drawer containing a photo of the last time he saw his brother Kazuo. The picture, which Masao took in 1941, shows Kazuo and their brother Takashi, along with several sisters and a niece, at the Santa Fe...
  • H.B. man found guilty for murder of WWII veteran

    A Huntington Beach man was found guilty Tuesday of murdering a World War II veteran during a robbery on Veterans Day in 2003, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Curtis James Hill, 29, faces life in prison without the possibility...
  • In the Pipeline: A pop legend sails in

    In the Pipeline: A pop legend sails in
    There's a concert I'm looking forward to nearby in Laguna Beach this Saturday. Thirty years ago, it was seemingly everywhere: the earnest, feathery voice of a soft-spoken Texas balladeer, Christopher Cross. The charts back then featured a galaxy of stars...
  • H.B. man sentenced in veteran's death

    A Huntington Beach man was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison Wednesday for the murder of a World War II veteran on Veterans Day almost a decade ago, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. John Kirk McKinney, 30, and Curtis...
  • Community seen through calendars

    Community seen through calendars
    While the contention goes on over Sunset Beach's recent annexation by Huntington Beach, Pat Thies is busy living in the past. Just as she does for a few months every year. Thies, who frequently visited Sunset throughout her life and moved there a decade...
  • 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...
  • 'New' artist hits Old World

    'New' artist hits Old World
    When Ernst Wille was alive, his former student, Rolf Goellnitz, bought several of his paintings — partly because he admired the German artist's work, partly because he wanted to help Wille fund his latest artistic endeavors. Now, the owner of...