Huntington Beach Independent


'King tide' floods part of PCH in Sunset Beach

A portion of Pacific Coast Highway in Sunset Beach was reduced to one lane for vehicles as a "king tide" flooded the street Wednesday morning. Crews from Huntington Beach Public Works and the California Department of Transportation were busy removing water from the highway between Broadway and...


High School Football: Warriors left standing

Life & Arts

These band members are all over 80


  • 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...