WATCH Manhattan Beach Council candidates debate here

Manhattan Beach City Council candidates will debate Tuesday night, September 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mira Costa High School auditorium. Manhattan Beach School Board candidates will debate Thursday night, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mira Cosa High School auditorum

Hot and heavenly: My Three Angels

By Bondo Wyszpolski

Trouble in the tropics “My Three Angels” onstage in Manhattan Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski If we mix in a few ingredients — French Guiana, 1910, Christmas Eve, and 104 degree weather — I think we’ll have the makings of a compelling play. Samuel and Bella Spewick certainly thought so, and in 1953 they wrote a…

“Reasonable Doubt” – Justifiable [TELEVISION REVIEW]

By Neely Swanson

Legal shows are a dime a dozen. Well maybe not a dime because most of them are about very expensive lawyers. But, as the saying goes, it’s how you tell the story, not whether the story is new. “Reasonable Doubt,” created by Raamla Mohamed, tells it pretty darn well. Kerry Washington, who executive produces, directed…

Obituary for a goat, battling chickens, wine dinners, and other dining news

By Richard Foss

The Goat Is Dead: The Goat Hill mall on PCH had a long and storied career, beginning when it was actually a goat farm owned by an irascible Scottish lady named Mrs. Auchmoody. She won LA County Fair awards in the 1920’s but was notoriously bad-tempered and prone to suing her neighbors. The Goat Hill…

Why things become classics at the Bottle Inn[restaurant review]

By Richard Foss

If you grew up in this area, you may not remember your first visit to the Bottle Inn. You were probably too young to drive, or to legally sample anything from the wine list, a kid dressed in nice clothes going out to dinner on mom, and dad’s anniversary, or a significant birthday. In the…