An unidentified skier became the first ever to summit and then ski down the dirt pile at Begg Field in Manhattan Beach, last Thursday. Manhattan Beach resident Armiston King was watching his grandson Brian play Little League when he spotted the skier and took these photos.

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  Event Spotlight Shakespeare by the Sea is bringing the Bard to cyberspace. The non-profit will present a staged, virtual reading of “Richard III” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24. Viewing is free. To make a reservation, go to shakespearebythesea.org. A Zoom talk with the actors and director Stephanie Coltrin will follow the reading at…

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Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world. It has simple rules, and the process of playing and placing bets on 22Bet on popular events is exciting. It would seem that hundreds of good movies about this sport should be made, but it turned out to be much more complicated. The thing…

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Voting by the numbers Dear ER After watching the recent Hermosa City Council candidate debate, it looks like we have five fine candidates. But that means the winner may get only 25 to 30 percent of the vote, and almost certainly not a majority. A better way of voting would result in a fairer expression…

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by Louise Olfarnes   The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy recently received a $55,000 Biodiversity Conservation Grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). The money will go toward the conservancy’s  multiyear restoration project to restore 13 acres at Abalone Cove Reserve.  This project’s goal is to provide  habitat for rare wildlife, increase the numbers…

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Dining tip Dear ER: Hermosa is a parking nightmare (“Parking losing priority, drinking culture integral, consultant says,” ER Mar. 7, 2021. Our patronage has dropped substantially and we opt for business districts with more convenient parking. It will be interesting to see what the Coastal Commission will do. Public parking near the beach is a…

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Ongoing Health Study  The Beach Cities Health District is seeking participants for a Healthy Minds Brain Study. Participants must be 55 or older and live in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach. For more information, call Nicole Lunde at 310-374-3426, ext. 120.    Shakespeare by the Sea  Audiences will think they are there in…

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How democracy works Dear ER: On February 25, I attended Bruce’s Beach Task Force’s excellent Community Forum, which was particularly outstanding because of the well-documented, clearly presented history by Kristin Long, based on deep research. (Due to COVID-19 restrictions and a flood at the Los Angeles Hall of Records, additional information the BBTF has requested…

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Through Wednesday, March 31   6th Annual Flair Cares Food Drive The drive benefits the Food Pantry, LAX and the Salvation Army Santa Monica Food Pantry. Flair is matching donations up to 250 pounds. Unopened, canned or boxed food. No food that has passed its expiration date or packaged in glass. Stores in Redondo Beach,…

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by Ralph Doyle “Costa is the gold standard in high school tennis. But your girls are nice, too,” a gracious Santa Monica High coach Joyce Stickney told Costa coach Allen Yap, after Costa demolished her team, 17 — 1, in a match at SAMOHI last Tuesday. SAMOHI is in a rebuilding stage and this is…

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Fundamental lesson Dear ER: Thank you for the recap of the reality of the Kobe crash (“All Ball Sports: Kobe’s all too human pilot, “ER Feb. 18, 2021). As a lifelong Lakers fan, and player of the sport, the tragic loss of Kobe made me realize how much of an impact he had on me,…

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Are you looking for new series in Netflix to watch? Have you maybe watched all the classic American or English movies and wish to explore international movies set in different countries and languages? Lupin is a phenomenal French series that gains popularity in Europe and around the globe amazingly fast. Let’s see what this series…

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The majority of online platforms providing slot games are reputable and trustworthy. However, some are set up to gain money via charging outrageous withdrawal fees while other sites are completely dubious and are out to steal your personal information. The good news is, there are various trusted methods of distinguishing legitimate sites from suspicious ones.…

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Ongoing   Health Study   The Beach Cities Health District is seeking participants for a Healthy Minds Brain Study.  Participants must be 55 or older and live in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or  Redondo Beach. For more information, call Nicole Lunde at 310-374-3426, ext. 120.   Shakespeare by the Sea   Audiences will think they are there in person…

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