Huntington Beach Independent


Ready or not, Pacific City welcomes shoppers Thursday

It sat as a stagnant dirt lot for nearly a decade. But now the first portion of the long-awaited Pacific City project in Huntington Beach is coming to life. The 191,000-square-foot, $135-million retail segment is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday with 14 of the roughly 60 shops and restaurants...


Edison takes control

Edison takes control

Chargers move atop the Sunset League with 33-7 win over Fountain Valley, but lose receiver White.

Life & Arts

Philanthropist to the rescue!


  • Commentary: Walk in O.C. to help end Alzheimer's disease

    He is very frail. I worry if I hug him too hard I will break a bone. He slouches slightly in his chair and has a belt wrapped around his small stomach to hold him in place. When I touch his hand it feels like an ice tray. Most of the time he sits and stares at my family lost in the trappings of...

  • Mailbag: Name game can go much further

    I am so thrilled that Gov. Brown has banned the name "Redskins" as a nickname for athletic teams in California. Many, many people must be sleeping easier each night. However, Gov. Brown has yet to tackle the big one! We must change the name of midget car racing to teeny weeny car racing, unless...

  • Mailbag: Proposed Fountain Valley sign a 'hideous plan'

    We have lived in North Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa, for more than 50 years. We have freeway noise, airplane noise, helicopter noise. Against all our wishes, the 405 Freeway has planned an expansion. All of our areas are becoming more and more congested, with constant downgrades of the quality of life...

  • Reader Report: H.B. Community Garden provides site for Scout project

    Reader Report: H.B. Community Garden provides site for Scout project

    The natural world has always sparked my interest. From planting vegetables in my backyard to caring for my pets, from picking up trash on a hike to cleaning a beach on a weekend, I have always cared for the environment. It was only natural to channel this energy into my Girl Scout Gold Award. In...

  • Mailbag: Commentary against columnist got too personal

    Regarding the commentary by Oscar Rodriguez, "Minority communities suffer the brunt of environmental racism" (Forum, Sept. 24), I found it to be baseless and nothing more than a personal affront toward Chris Epting and his previous article regarding the use of the word "racism." I had read Epting's...