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4 arrested after police chase stolen car in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach police chased a stolen car and arrested four people inside after the group tried to flee Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. An officer tried to pull over the vehicle near the intersection of Fifth Street and Pacific Coast Highway at about 4:45 p.m., but the car didn't stop,...

Sports

High School Roundup: Ocean View hoops impresses during summer

The Ocean View High boys' basketball team played its final tournament of the summer season last weekend, ending its summer run with an appearance at the Palm Springs Tournament at Palm Springs High. The Seahawks finished third in the tournament. They defeated Los Angeles Jefferson, Capistrano Valley...

Life & Arts

On Theater: 'Sound of Music' still loud and clear

The hills are still alive with "The Sound of Music" nearly 60 years after this final collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II won five Tony awards and inspired the Oscar-winning movie version that followed in 1965. It's one of the most popular family-oriented Broadway shows...

Opinion

  • 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...

  • Mailbag: People need low-cost housing

    People need low-cost housing I have just one question for those Huntington Beach residents who oppose any plans for adding low-income housing in our community ("Low-cost housing again is a no-go," March 10): You know those people who make your coffees, wash your cars, prepare your meals, wash your...

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