Huntington Beach Independent


Huntington woman's body found 'entombed' in container in abandoned car

The body of a 19-year-old Huntington Beach woman who apparently died of a gunshot wound was found "entombed" Sunday in a large container in an unincorporated area near Santa Fe Springs and Pico Rivera, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department identified the woman Monday as...


Brethren Christian can't hold off Grace Brethren in CIF-SS East Valley Division semifinals

Life & Arts

11-year-old's wish comes true with a coveted role in 'A Christmas Carol'


  • Commentary: Holidays are a reminder to fight food insecurity year-round

    The holiday season is a timely reminder of the progress that's been made to help individuals and families struggling with hunger in our community. Over the past year, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County has helped local residents in need obtain healthy food, and, on average, helps 200,000...

  • 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...