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Battle of Sand Dune Park goes to council

A joint Parks and Recreation Commission meeting last Thursday gave residents one last opportunity to voice concerns before commissioners hand over recommendations for the future of Sand Dune Park at the upcoming City Council meeting…

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Harbor Page: Harbor Mistress Leslie Page

Business owners often say there’s nothing more valuable than loyal, reliable employees. So when Mar Venture, Inc. sold the Redondo Beach Marina’s (RBM) leasehold to Decron Corp. in 2008, the transaction documents should have listed Leslie Page far above the standard restaurant sub-leases and golf carts normally catalogued as assets in that kind of real […]

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Dispensary delivers pot to patients

The lines shaping medical marijuana laws are getting hazier.

The state says it’s legal. The feds say they’ll ease up on medical marijuana retail establishments. Manhattan Beach, along with its beach city neighbors, still says no marijuana dispensaries allowed.

Door-to-door medical marijuana delivery services are popping up, providing patients with their prescriptions in an effort to skirt the conflicting laws.

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“Seussical” by the Civic Light Opera South Bay

by Stacey Morse “Seussical the Musical” has jumped to the Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities. And I will have green eggs, Sam-I-Am! I think I like them (but hold the ham). Director Stephanie Coltrin has gathered a wonderfully diverse ensemble, which keeps individual characters alive while blending where needed, key for a show […]

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LABioMed’s new CEO is teacher and student

It’s a wonderful thing when a qualified leader with lofty, yet doable, goals takes the reins of an already successful enterprise. His thoughts and plans to make the institution even better are already swimming through his intelligent, highly educated and experienced brain when he walks through the front door. That’s exactly what’s happening at LABioMed […]

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A wide variety of terrains, activities in acres of parks

An amateur historian and lover of the local outdoors mulls Hermosa’s distinctive parks. In following weeks she will focus upon the history of various individual parks. by Doris Beaman I returned to Hermosa Beach, “beautiful beach,” after being away for more than 50 years. I returned to the same house I lived in from the […]

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Manhattan Beach stays green, schools excel, a leader leaves, a giant falls, and a young star fades

THE YEAR IN MANHATTAN BEACH In 2009, a city manager left after 15 years, a police detective saved two women from drowning, and a controversial sand dune may have met its fate. The city and community rallied to keep a school district afloat through continual gouges in its budget and schools ranked fifth in the […]

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The largest animal to ever live on Earth

And now ladies and gentlemen…drum roll please…introducing the largest animal to ever live on earth, bigger than the largest dinosaur, as long as two school buses stacked end to end a whopping 80 feet, weighing on average 85 tons with a heart the size of a Volkswagen Beetle…I now present to you—the Blue Whale. Yes, […]

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Zeke and Luther – HARBOR LIGHTS: DRAMA AT THE PIER

It began as a chance encounter. An unmarked, white van rolled cautiously to a stop on the empty top deck of the Pier parking structure early one winter morning. A man standing near the van looked out of place, his insignificant form dwarfed by the vast concrete plain upon which he stood. A brief exchange […]

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Bay Watch Community Calendar

Thursday, February 14 Valentine serenade Profess your love to your sweetie at home or office, with a quartet from the South Bay Coastliners Barbershop Chorus serenading your special one in person with flower and song. There might be an opening or two left! For details: John Saffery at 310-387-2477. New Fitness GOs & RCs The […]

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