Huntington Beach Independent


Charges filed in stabbing of teen in Huntington Beach

Charges have been filed against three people, including one police officer, who authorities say stabbed a teenage pedestrian in downtown Huntington Beach in February, the Orange County district attorney's office has announced. The boy survived. Arthur Edward Roman, 28, a police officer from Tinley...


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Life & Arts

Guests taste and judges judge at Taste of Huntington Beach

Guests taste and judges judge at Taste of Huntington Beach

About 2,500 people indulged in food and drinks from more than 30 establishments at the annual Taste of Huntington Beach on Sunday. Slapfish, Traditional Twist Bakery, Gallaghers Pub and other restaurants showcased their fare for visitors to try at the event, which was held at the Huntington Beach...


  • 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...

  • Commentary: Commission was answer to public outrage

    What David Hansen fails to mention in his column on the California Coastal Commission ("Tiptoeing around panel shake-up," Feb 18) is that the commission was created in 1972 by the California electorate, which was fed up with out-of-control coastal development and increasingly restricted access...

  • Commentary: One option omitted: no desalination plant at all

    While Anthony Clark Carpio's article ("How would desalinated water be distributed? Water district decides to look at 5 of 8 options," Feb. 5) refers to the proposed Poseidon Water project as "highly contested," it did not deal with the sanest and most cost-effective option of all — don't build...