| 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...
| 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 14, 2010
| 5:16 PM
Huntington Beach now has its very own Cucina Alessa. Chef/owner Alessandro Pirozzi opened the first of these home-style Italian restaurants in Newport Beach two years ago to very good reviews. The incredibly energetic Pirozzi now works 18-hour days,...
| 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.
| 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,...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:42 PM
As much as I adore The Beatles, the idea of going to a Paul McCartney tribute concert, even one with a symphony, didn't exactly fill me with excitement.
After all, the gems of the John Lennon/McCartney catalog have been covered countless times and...