Widman helped preserve small town Hermosa Beach during Good Government era

by Kevn Cody One month prior to his death, last Wednesday, former Hermosa Beach City Councilman Lance Widman participated in a videotaped discussion with George Schmeltzer, George Barks and Jim Rosenberger. The four served on the council together during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The discussion was videotaped at the Hermosa Beach Historical Museum for the museum’s oral history project. Introductions began with Rosenberger suggesting the oldest go first. “Before he dies,” Widman quipped.  The quip was typical Widman…

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“Flee” – But not from this [MOVIE REVIEW]

By Neely Swanson

“Flee” is that rare, unique, almost indescribable film that defies category. Conceived and directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen to tell the journey of his high school friend Amin Nawabi (pseudonym) from war-torn Afghanistan to Denmark, he uses animation as his documentary medium. Amin, a very private, thoughtful, accomplished adult has, up to this point, never…

“Benedetta” – Nuns gone wild [MOVIES]

By Neely Swanson

It is fairly clear what the ever controversial Paul Verhoeven had in mind when he optioned Judith C. Brown’s scholarly tome Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy. What isn’t so clear is what his emphasis was going to be because this serio-comic film often veers wildly from gleeful sex romp…

Local Chinese, native flavors at Seashore in Redondo

By Richard Foss

Depending on which set of statistics you look at, Chinese food is either the most popular restaurant cuisine in the U.S. or in second place. That includes high style fusion places, down home eateries, and take-out counters all lumped into the one category, but one statistic proves the appeal. There are more Chinese restaurants in…

Seashore Chinese Restaurant Local Chinese, native flavors

By Richard Foss

by Richard Foss Depending on which set of statistics you look at, Chinese food is either the most popular restaurant cuisine in the U.S. or in second place. That includes high style fusion places, down home eateries, and take-out counters all lumped into the one category, but one statistic proves the appeal. There are more…