Huntington Beach Then & Now

Huntington Beach Then & Now


A comparative, visual evolution of Huntington Beach, penned by Huntington Beach-based historian and author Chris Epting. The author is happy to sign and inscribe each copy. Please specify messaging during checkout. 

  • Paperback
  • 96 pages 
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Huntington Beach-based writer Chris Epting walks into AoSA Coffee on a sunny Monday morning and shakes our hands. He removes his shades, and we feel like we're meeting an old friend for coffee. What we already know about the HB Independent columnist is that he's interviewed some of the biggest names in music, he's penned roughly 25 books, and his new book, "Huntington Beach Chronicles: The Heart of Surf City," recently hit shelves. What we don't yet know is that the activist before us is ignited by a relentless passion for justice and storytelling. And he once spent an afternoon with Stevie Nicks—his lifelong music crush.

We're meeting with Epting today not only to connect with a fellow local writer, but to learn more about his new book, which he'll be discussing and signing alongside his son on Sunday, June 8, at the Bella Terra Barnes & Noble. Our voices battle neighboring construction while seated outside the new Huntington Harbour Mall cafe, but even the deafening sounds of jackhammers can't distract our ears from the native New Yorker's tales.

Read the full story: Chris Epting Captures 'The Heart Of Surf City' In New Book