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May 17, 2001
Tariq Malik Larry Richey has rocks on the brain and veterans in his heart. For the last three years, the Huntington Beach man has volunteered at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Hospital's vocational rehabilitation program, teaching and training war veterans in lapidary, the art of cutting or polishing gems and stones and turning them into jewelry. "These are the ones who made it," Richey said of the veterans. "I just wanted to find a way to contribute and help them."
NEWS
By: Lauren Vane | August 30, 2005
A 57-foot powerboat ran aground on the rocks at Crystal Cove State Park early Monday after the owner fell asleep while the craft was on autopilot, officials said. By 4 p.m. Monday, a salvage company had removed the boat from the rocks and towed it into Newport Harbor, said Sgt. David Ginther of the Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol. The owner, Mark Anton of Laguna Beach, and a woman were aboard the boat, which left Catalina Island around midnight, bound for Newport Beach, Ginther said.
NEWS
January 29, 2004
Andrew Edwards Peering through magnifiers and sharing observations, fourth-graders at Huntington Seacliff Elementary School took a closer look at the world of rocks and minerals on Jan. 22. Splitting off into pairs, children in Kristen Burda's class examined a set of 12 rocks, including glassy black obsidian, red sandstone and bright white marble. Without being told the names of the various rocks, Burda's students took notes on each sample's color, appearance, texture and hardness.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
o7 The Independent went to Peterson Elementary School in Huntington Beach to ask fourth-graders, "What are you doing for spring break?" f7 "My friend Kamy and I might go to Palm Springs. We like to play hide-and-seek in the bushes, go in the pool and write on the rocks." Carrie Young, 9 "Probably hang around the house and maybe go some places with my parents. I'll go to restaurants with my mom's friends and to parks with my friends. We can go biking or whatever."
NEWS
By: | September 29, 2005
There's a rock formation northeast of Los Angeles that you know. You may not know you know it, but you do. Its most notable feature is the series of huge, triangular and jagged rocks that climb hundreds of feet into the air. And since the early 1900s it's been a frequent, popular film location. It's in a car commercial running on TV right now. It was shown on Bonanza and the movie "Austin Powers." And, perhaps most famously of all, the large rocks were used repeatedly in the original "Star Trek" TV show.
NEWS
By VIC LEIPZIG and LOU MURRAY | May 11, 2006
It's a sight that's all too common on the nightly TV news: Sidewalk memorials to our fallen youth, kids who have been shot or stabbed. The burning votive candles and bunches of flowers are a gathering point for tearful friends and relatives who write messages to the deceased on posters. Usually the memorials are for strangers, for someone else's child. Last week, a street memorial grew in a nice neighborhood in Anaheim Hills. This time it wasn't for a stranger. It was for one of my students, a young man named Pedro Torres.
NEWS
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | June 1, 2011
Vic and I had an out-of-town guest last week, Harold Drabkin from Bangor, Maine. We were friends with Harold back in our graduate school days at Wesleyan University, nearly 40 years ago. We've seen Harold only a couple of times since then. It's amazing to me how we were able to pick up right where we left off like no time had passed at all. Naturally, Vic took Harold to see the Bolsa Chica. But Harold and I used to belong to the same camera club back in Connecticut. Photography was our common bond, so that's what I did with Harold.
NEWS
November 1, 2001
Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray We built a pond 18 months ago. I use the term "we" loosely since I dug the hole, laid the vinyl liner, carefully placed every rock and set up the pump and waterfall. Vic offered advice, most of which I ignored, on where and how I should dig. Basically he helped by staying out of my way. Our long, narrow pond now looks like a lovely natural stream bed slicing diagonally across our front yard. Having this pond has been an interesting experience and a mixed blessing.
NEWS
January 31, 2002
I saw Bad Religion rock the Whiskey A-Go-Go last Thursday night as hundreds of screaming fans chanted along in unison and formed a swirling pit of mayhem in front of the stage. To me Bad Religion is not just a band. Sure I love the pounding forbidden beats, the flaming guitar leads, the incredible bliss and goose bumps generated from lead singer Greg Graffin's harmonies, but there's more. They are the single most important nonpersonal entity in my life.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 26, 2014
A member of the Little Rock Nine fielded questions on the ongoing battle to end racism last week at a gathering of Huntington Beach middle and high school students born well after school segregation became illegal. "When did segregation officially end?" one student asked. "The truth of the matter is we're still working on it," civil rights pioneer Terrence Roberts replied. Hundreds of students from throughout the city filled the bleachers in Huntington Beach High School's gym on March 20 to listen to Roberts talk about the civil rights movement and hear his reminders to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.
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NEWS
March 19, 2014
Terrence Roberts, author of “Lessons from Little Rock,” will be speaking and autographing his book at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Huntington Beach High School gym, 1905 Main St. This free event is sponsored by HB Reads and is open to the public. The book is the group's choice for Huntington Beach residents to read together in 2014. Roberts is one of nine students who fought for the right to attend Little Rock High School in 1957. Books will be for sale and autographing. HB Reads is hosting a small fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main St. The group is asking for a $50 donation to attend the small gathering.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | January 21, 2014
The boy who once required military intervention to attend a high school in Arkansas will be a warmly received guest at a high school in Huntington Beach. That's the symbolic truth as Terrence Roberts - one of the black students known as the "Little Rock Nine," who broke the color barrier at Little Rock Central High School in 1957 - prepares to visit Surf City as part of the seventh annual HB Reads program. With with death of Trayvon Martin, the controversial comments by Paula Deen, and the movie "12 Years a Slave" and other stories dominating the news, race has been a hot topic in America of late - well, not that it's ever been that cold - but a browse through "Lessons from Little Rock," Roberts' memoir of his perilous teen years, serves as a reminder of how attitudes have changed in half a century.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | December 11, 2013
Fountain Valley High's opening performance Monday at its own Hoop Challenge girls' basketball tournament was a balancing act, and the end result produced a 73-43 victory over visiting El Toro. Sophomore post Mikaila Pacis finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and two steals, junior guards Michelle Wu and Ari Jacobsen each had 12 points and two steals, senior guard Amy Yoshinaga eight points and three steals, junior guard Ashley Masuda eight points, three assists and two steals, senior post Emily Krause seven points and five rebounds, and freshman guard Andie Kristinant was three of five from three-point range and scored nine points.
NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | October 15, 2013
A notice taped to 10 stations at 18|8 men's salon reads: "It is now legal to get stoned at 18|8. " In smaller print, it continues, "Ask your stylist, what's the deal!" When taken up on the invitation, co-founders Ron Love and Scott Griffiths explained that hot rock massages are part of the venue's offerings - along with haircuts, scalp treatments, shaves, facials and more. "18|8 is the original formula for stainless steel," Love remarked. "It's 18% chromium and 8% nickel.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | September 25, 2013
The HB Reads program, which spotlights a book each year about tolerance and human rights, announced this week that it has chosen Terrence Roberts' "Lessons from Little Rock" as its selection for 2013-14. The nonfiction memoir, written by one of the black students who integrated an Arkansas high school in 1957 and became known as the "Little Rock Nine," is the seventh book spotlighted in the citywide program. "We're always looking for a message of diversity, and it seemed that this was a good one," said HB Reads founder and chairman Fred Provencher.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Brittany Woolsey | August 15, 2012
The Originalites' show calendar is not only booked on the band's website, but also in members' minds. "We already know which shows we're going to play, so that's money already made," said drummer Peter Fontes, 22. Booking as many shows as possible is part of the Originalites' method to make it in the music business. The Originalites started in 2008 when Fontes, bassist Tim Frankeny, 22, and guitarist/vocalist Daniel Tello, 22, were told by their friend Eric Scoralle that they should start a ska band.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | July 18, 2012
The small, plastic train, poking out between the rocks, looked like any toy lost on the beach. It measured a few inches long, small enough to tumble out of a pocket or purse, with four thin wheels and rear-end contours hinting at where other cars should go. As soon as Yuji Kaneko saw it up close at Huntington Dog Beach, though, he quickly motioned for his son, Ryan, to come take a look. When they realized what they held in their hands, they felt startled, then saddened, then hopeful that somehow they could return the train to its rightful owner.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Brittany Woolsey, Special to the Independent | April 4, 2012
Humor and stereotypes play a huge role in Suburban Legends' latest full-length album, "Day Job," which the band released Tuesday. The songs blend sounds of ska, rock and wit to create a catchy series of 14 tracks that will please loyal fans and attract new listeners. The Huntington Beach natives haven't released a full-length album since 2007's "Infectious," and have been teasing fans about a new CD since last summer. Now that the album is released, it does not disappoint.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | January 4, 2012
When Lauren Anne Clement heard that one of her local retailers was hosting a talent show, she felt like a longshot. The Pensacola, Fla., dance instructor hadn't competed in years, and she had less than a day to throw together a costume, find a partner, pick a song and choreograph a routine. Racing against deadline, Clement and her sister, Tori Siddall, chose the Bill Haley classic "Rock Around the Clock," assembled 1950s-style outfits out of dresses and pearls and worked out a swing-dance duet.
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