Huntington Beach Independent


7-year term handed down in attack on H.B. police officer

A 23-year-old Huntington Beach man was sentenced in Orange County Superior Court on Friday to seven years in prison for attacking a police officer and beating him unconscious as he lay on the ground. Bryce Headrick had pleaded guilty March 17 to one felony count of aggravated assault on a peace...


Marina falls in first round

Life & Arts

On Theater: Airborne dancers propel 'Newsies'

On Theater: Airborne dancers propel 'Newsies'

Ensemble excellence, the backbone of a quality musical, surges to the foreground in "Newsies," the revitalized and dynamically invigorated rendition of a once-failed show about young newspaper hawkers and their battle for fair treatment, now on stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It's...


  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Commentary: Lester's firing is a great loss

    In trying to present the argument for firing the Coastal Commission's executive director, Charles Lester, David Hansen made a number of unsupported assumptions and presented conclusions that were not factually based ("Tiptoeing around panel shake-up," Feb. 18). First, he said the firing would likely...