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More hotel tax Hermosa okays short term rentals downtown 

by Jeff Mitchell A pilot program allowing short-term vacation rentals in the Hermosa’s downtown and other commercial districts was approved by the City Council on a 4-1 vote at its Tuesday evening meeting. The existing prohibition of vacation rentals in the city’s residential zones will remain in effect, Ken Robertson, director of community development, told […]

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Manhattan Beach About Town

Car Show The 2nd annual Downtown Manhattan Beach Car Show takes place Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along six blocks from Manhattan Beach Boulevard to 9th St. The event features classic cars as well as police and fire vehicles, raffles, and live music. All proceeds benefit the MBPD K-9 program. For more […]

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Marineland spirit endures

Marineland spirit endures

“We watched the mammals’ babies born, we grew up as they grew up.”

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Spotlight on charity – Jester Jubilee Jingles

Spotlight on charity – Jester Jubilee Jingles

Hundreds Benefit from ‘Phund-Raiser’

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Spotlight on theater – Reach for the Stars Benefit Gala

Spotlight on theater – Reach for the Stars Benefit Gala

Palos Verdes Performing Arts

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Hermosa Council extends ban on shared scooters, bikes 

Hermosa Council extends ban on shared scooters, bikes 

  by Jeff Mitchell Hermosa’s ban on “shared mobility operators,” such as Bird, Lime Micro Mobility, Spin, Lyft, was extended by a unanimous council vote Tuesday night. “It’s a real safety hazard out there,” Hermosa Beach Mayor Pro Tem Mary Campbell said of the mix of scooters, electric bicycles, pedestrians and traditional bicyclists in places […]

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Dear Dr. Allen, How to blend your step-family

by Dr. Greg Allen Approximately 65 percent of remarriages include children from previous marriages, which means the challenges of a past family system sometimes cross over to a new one. Knowing what to expect in a blended family can help family members address issues before they spiral out of control, or avoid these problems altogether. […]

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@slopehunter documents uphill runs

@slopehunter documents uphill runs

by Jennings Nelson Danusa Prado, 40, is a slope hunter. She seeks out and runs up steep hills and inclines, over and over, to the point of exhaustion. The Redondo Beach accountant and economist began running up slopes three years ago in her native São Paulo, Brazil. Running slopes was a way to connect with […]

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Purr-fect test scores

Purr-fect test scores

An El Segundo start-up wins over ‘Shark Tank’ investors Story and photos by Chelsea Schreiber Anna Skaya began wondering about DNA testing for cats after her own DNA test by 23andMe revealed potential health issues. “I wondered what a DNA test would reveal about my rescue cat Koko,” Skaya said. She found DNA tests for […]

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Gillman of the 509th: A mother’s son

Gillman of the 509th: A mother’s son

There were many thousands like Marvin, kids who graduated from high school just in time to be thrown into a world war   by Ivan G. Goldman Early on the morning of August 15, 1944, my cousin Tech 4 Marvin Gillman and 15 other men of Company B of the Army’s elite 509th Parachute Infantry […]

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‘Where there’s a Willie, there’s a way’

‘Where there’s a Willie, there’s a way’

  A musical odyssey, from a Maryland farm to King Harbor by Katie Henley Saturday morning, before he went on stage, Moi from Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds asked how long I’d been working on BeachLife. I said, “Since December I’ve done nothing but work on this festival.” He laughed and said, “Katie, you’ve been working on […]

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A Touch of the Dead [at BeachLife]

A Touch of the Dead [at BeachLife]

by Edith Johnson The snow was just starting to melt in the Wasatch Mountains on Sunday night. But I was far from my new home, back in my old one, sun-kissed and salty-haired with blistered feet from barefoot dancing as I took in the official BeachLife Festival after party at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. […]

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Varied backgrounds, common cause

Varied backgrounds, common cause

H.E.L.P supporters pay it forward by Yvonne Liu Concert violinist, corporate chief, captain of finance, consummate volunteer and class action attorney are some of the roles that describe the five people H.E.L.P. (Health and Elder Law Programs) will honor at their May 4 gala. However, the roles David and Ann Buxton, Allen and Dorothy Lay, […]

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Thoughtful aggression

Thoughtful aggression

New Marymount soccer coach Joe Flanagan brings aggressive style to what he calls a ‘thinking man’s game’  by Brian Gillogly Joe Flanagan, the new coach of the Marymount California University Men’s Soccer Team, brings an impressive career record and an aggressive style of play to the Mariners Team.   He had a winning record in […]

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ES Education – A Matter of Principal

ES Education – A Matter of Principal

The English teacher and tennis coach rose to district trustee

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