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H.B.'s Lake View Elementary reopens after 2-year asbestos-related closure

After being closed for two years for asbestos abatement and campus upgrades, Lake View Elementary School in Huntington Beach reopened its doors to 323 students Wednesday morning for the first day of the 2016-17 school year. The campus held a grand-reopening ceremony for students, teachers and parents...

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Life & Arts

On Theater: Newport plans five 'imports' for 2016-17 season

The Newport Theatre Arts Center, fast approaching its 40th birthday, has unveiled a varied 2016-17 lineup of comedies, dramas, mysteries and musicals that share a common thread. All five productions trace their roots to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Opening the new season will be a golden...

Opinion

  • Mailbag: Davenport Marina article lacked community's perspective

    Many of the Huntington Harbour residents feel the Independent's Aug. 17 article, "H.B. council pauses project," was biased toward the developer's (Stanko) position. After reading about the Davenport Marina parking lot, where the Stankos are looking to build two new homes adjacent to the waterway,...

  • Mailbag: Heroes worth honoring? Not necessarily

    I read with interest the article about state Assemblyman Matt Harper's grandstanding ploy to honor John Wayne ("Harper's day for 'Duke' nixed," May 5). This is typical election-year theatrics. Harper (R-Huntington Beach) is running for reelection and is being challenged by a Republican, Katherine...

  • Mailbag: Old pools 'a sad commentary'

    Mailbag: Old pools 'a sad commentary'

    The recent article about the deplorable condition of our high school pools was an eye-opener for most of us who don't still have kids in education. I was stunned to hear that the pools are so unsuitable that water polo teams' home games have to be played in other cities. One of the pools has even...

  • Commentary: Californians work too long each year to pay their taxes

    As the song goes, everybody's working for the weekend. But if you are a California taxpayer, you are working for the government until April 30. According to the Tax Foundation, that is the day tax freedom comes to us here in the Golden State. While most of the country will be celebrating sooner,...

  • Commentary: Think before closing off libraries on Sundays

    Literacy experts have established the notion and proved the fact that literacy skills are positively correlated with easy access to a library. USC professor Stephen Krashen and other researchers have found unequivocally that the presence and accessibility of a library is consistently aligned with...

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