September 18, 2003
The Huntington Beach Independent went to College View Elementary School and asked Christy Stover's fifth-grade class, 'What's the first thing you'd do if you were president of the United States?' "The first thing I'd do is definitely see for myself how the war is in Iraq. I'd like to see progress." Danielle Banh, 10 "I would stop the war with Iraq because it's killing a lot of people." Nathan Fierro, 10 "I would deliver $500,000 to every hospital in person."
December 16, 2004
Joe Rubin, owner of Pierside Gallery in Huntington Beach, donated $595 to the Nourish the Children Initiative as part of a recent fundraiser attended by internationally acclaimed artist, Susan Rios Marine Corps Pfc. Markus A. Hartmann, son of Laurie and Rudolph Hartmann of Huntington Beach, graduated from Aircrew Survival Equipment School with Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 at Naval Air Training Command in...
August 8, 2002
The Huntington Independent went to Nickel! Nickel! At 7454 Edinger Ave. and asked children, 'Who is your favorite celebrity?' "My favorite celebrity is my uncle Ryan Klesko. He plays first base for the San Diego Padres." ROBERT TURNER, 8 "My favorite celebrity is Britney Spears because she sings songs that I like, and I like the way she dances." DANIELLE TURNER, 5 "My favorite celebrity is Bob Burnquist. He is a pro skateboarder and he's cool because he invents tricks."
February 19, 2004
Alicia Robinson Years of observing politics from the sidelines and working for former President Ronald Reagan inspired Rep. Dana Rohrabacher to embark on his own political career. Rohrabacher is vying against former Rep. Robert K. Dornan in the Republican primary to keep the 46th District congressional seat he's held for 16 years. After studying history in college, Rohrabacher embarked on a career in journalism, working for City News Service, writing freelance articles and later writing editorials for the Orange County Register.
March 26, 2009
To snub or not to snub. That was the question last week when President Barack Obama came to Costa Mesa to cajole his faithful to join his campaign to get Congress to approve his budget. It?s important to note that the White House goofed up a couple of invitations. Assemblyman Van Tran, Costa Mesa?s state lawmaker, got a ticket, but because of a mix-up at the gate he didn?t get in and then decided he?d rather not go through the hassle of trying to catch up with Obama later on during his California trip.
November 7, 2002
Paul Clinton Rep. Dana Rohrabacher rode an easy wave to victory in his race to represent Surf City, Costa Mesa and sections of the Los Angeles County coastline. Rohrabacher, an avid surfer, said he began his day surfing at Blackie's at the Newport Beach Pier. He ended it riding out 61.6% of the vote and knocking off the latest Democratic challenger in his 14-year congressional run. "Last night, the election just topped off a day that started with some really great waves," Rohrabacher said Wednesday.
July 7, 2005
If only. The full weight of regret is often reckoned in these two words. We may have left undone that thing we ought to have done, or done that thing we ought not to have done. I'm paraphrasing the 1928 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, which characterizes our commonplace failings so well. We cost ourselves a pound of flesh. We lament. We mourn. If we believe in God, we may drag our bruised soul to him for solace and mending, much the way we once limped with a skinned, oozing knee to our mother.
March 29, 2007
Say what you will about Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, but even if you disagree with him more often than not, you have to at least admit he's not afraid to speak his mind. And in these days of political polarization, it's refreshing to still have an elected leader you can count on to tell you how he sees things and not just parrot party talking points. Last week, Rohrabacher reared back and delivered one of his patented one-two verbal punches right straight to the guts of the White House.
February 26, 2004
What is the most pressing issue in the state? In Huntington Beach? I would say it's the economy. How will you be able to address the concerns of Huntington Beach in Washington? With every opportunity that I have, I will work closely with the other candidates to make sure we can find a way that we can create an environment that's friendly to California and that we can create jobs. I believe that we need to be concentrating on training and retraining people who have lost their jobs and need to hone their skills and learn new skills in the new economy.