Hermosa Mayor Massey advises council don’t talk to press about agenda items

by Kevin Cody Hermosa Beach Mayor Justin Massey advised fellow councilmembers, during a Saturday June 1 council retreat, not to talk to the press about upcoming council meeting agenda items, and not talk to the press about past council meeting agenda items. Prior to each council meeting, the city posts an agenda listing items to be voted on. “It is generally not productive for council members to have contact with the press after a decision is made, to talk about…

Hippolyte Bayard: photographical midwife

By Bondo Wyszpolski

The art of invention, the invention of an art Photographer Hippolyte Bayard at the Getty by Bondo Wyszpolski It’s a different kind of “Wow!” when you see the work of an early photographer whose every image was still an experiment with chemicals and equipment. The birth of photography — the Big Bang of a new…

“Green Border” – Withering [MOVIE REVIEW]

By Neely Swanson

Agnieszka Holland, the fabled director of “Europa Europa” about a young Jewish boy’s survival in Nazi Germany, has set her laser focus on the migrant crisis in Poland. “Green Border” won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival as well as a number of nominations and awards around the world. Most Polish film…

Openings and closings, tiki returns, two food festivals, and more dining news

By Richard Foss

Lunch and Learning: Artesia has been blossoming as a dining area lately. The latest opening is not noteworthy for the creativity of its menu but is inspiring for other reasons. Mychal’s Café is a breakfast and lunch café staffed by people with learning disabilities, who are gaining job skills as they make your food and…

A Chinese adventure on PCH

By Richard Foss

Chinese dumplings aren’t a new cuisine in America. They’ve been available in California since the 1920s, when the Hang Ah Tea Room opened in San Francisco. That restaurant is still open and still good, but until a few decades ago the language spoken by diners was mainly Chinese. Few people outside that community were familiar…