| Feb 7, 2012
| 1:13 PM
August 17, 1932 to January 30, 2012
Jack Butefish passed away from Parkinson’s Disease at Silverado Residence in Newport Beach California on Monday morning.
Jack was raised by Clinton and Margaret Butefish who came to California from...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 4:00 PM
"My dad looked over the fitness chapter because, you know, he knows a lot about that stuff."
That line drew some laughs from the full house upstairs at Barnes & Noble last week, and why not? After all, it was spoken by Katherine Schwarzenegger,...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 5:24 PM
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
"The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person."
I received a note from my friend Kathleen Olson last week. She works at...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 4:45 PM
A La Carte has finally bitten the dust. The gourmet takeout restaurant and catering company that we lovingly created in 1986 from a fortune teller's apartment and sold seven years ago, passing through two subsequent owners, is now undergoing a complete...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 10:30 AM
Theatergoers in Huntington Beach may be forgiven if they're unsure which way to turn next weekend.
All three local theater groups – the Huntington Beach Playhouse, Golden West College and the Academy for the Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Local music fans will love that the OC music scene is in the spotlight in a big way now through March 5. Musicians will be performing each Tuesday night at free shows throughout OC for the 10th anniversary OC Music Awards Showcase Series.
| Nov 17, 2010
| 2:34 PM
On NBC's "The Office," Rainn Wilson comes off as the ultimate corporate schemer — a man seldom inclined to question his own judgment, let alone the spiritual side of life.
But Wilson is quick to point out that Dwight Schrute, the former...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Reel Big Fish was a huge influence in the '90s ska scene, and with a nationwide tour and the upcoming release of its new record, the Huntington Beach band hopes to revive its popularity.
In its heyday, Reel Big Fish's "Everything Sucks" peaked at No....
| Aug 17, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Once again, we are all excited about a little neighborhood restaurant in a Huntington Beach strip mall. This time, it's Sicilian and the chef/owner Joe Maiale has realized his longtime dream of opening his own ristorante, along with his wife-to-be, Laura....
| Sep 7, 2011
| 8:31 PM
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."...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 8:32 PM
Editor's note: The Independent ran the following editorial, its first after the 9/11 attacks, on Sept. 20, 2001.
The images, the death, the destruction, the evil are almost too horrific to comprehend.
Landmark skyscrapers that once graced the New...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 1:08 PM
Milton (Mickey) Michael Flicker 87
Passed away peacefully of natural causes at his home in Huntington Beach California on September 7, 2011. Born in New York City on February 3, 1924 to Polish immigrant parents Benjamin and Ethel Flicker. He served during...