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Architect George Sweeney’s Peninsula Palladian

Physicians Pam and Sarbpaul Bhalla enlisted architect George Sweeney after being impressed with his attention to authenticity

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Up, up and Abad

Up, up and Abad

by Morgan Sliff At five years old, Alex Abad found himself in the seat of a top-down jeep donning aviator goggles, winding south along the Baja coast. He and his dad, Alex Sr., pulled into San Miguel. The time had come for Alex to learn to surf. His father gave him a push, and young […]

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Hermosa Sister City program traces founding to bad press over Biltmore Hotel

Hermosa Sister City program traces founding to bad press over Biltmore Hotel

by Robert Myska Hermosa’s half-century-old relationship with its official sister city, Loreto, Mexico, originated partly to offset negative press coverage of a troublesome Hermosa land-use issue. The bad press has long since disappeared, while the sister city relationship continued, fostering a thriving cultural exchange program, and an opportunity to share training and resources with Hermosa’s […]

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Beach collector – Mementos of War

Beach collector – Mementos of War

How a local resident strives to keep the memories of WWII alive

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Beach travel – Eye on Africa

Beach travel – Eye on Africa

Its wildlife and people

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Dear Cassy: Helping kids through depression

by Liz Schoeben During my work as a school based therapist I am asked again and again by parents: “Is this normal, should I worry about my child’s behavior.” I think what they are really asking is, “Is this normal pre teen/ teen moodiness or is it something more severe like anxiety or depression?” The […]

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Dear Cassy: The three S’s of social media

by Liz Schoeben Much of the training on teens and social media advocates scare tactics to keep kids safe. I prefer another approach. Begin with a genuine interest in how they are communicating. Ask which apps, messaging and sites they utilize to communicate. Ask them to teach you about them. And there are always handy […]

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Dear Cassy: From coop to college

by Liz Schoeben I have had the privilege of sending three sons off to college. It was an emotional and exciting experience. I have learned some things with each send off. I don’t have all the answers for a smooth transition but I will share a few things I think are useful to consider. It […]

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Manhattan Beach About Town

Coastal Cleanup Day Heal the Bay’s 34th annual Coastal Cleanup Day takes place Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. The environmental nonprofit will organize more than 10,000 people at 70 coastal, inland, L.A. River and underwater sites. Local volunteers will meet at the Roundhouse Aquarium on the Manhattan Beach Pier. Last year, volunteers removed […]

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A most elegant killing machine comes to Palos Verdes Concours

A most elegant killing machine comes to Palos Verdes Concours

by Dexter Ford The 2018 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance will feature a rare, beautiful, and brutally effective World War II military airplane, the Lockheed P-38J Lightning, flying in from its home at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino. Though it has been overshadowed in the popular consciousness by the single-engined P-51 Mustang, the […]

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Sepulveda a path to MB’s past, and highway to the MB’s future

Sepulveda a path to MB’s past, and highway to the MB’s future

by Jan Dennis Manhattan Beach has always prided itself on its independence, from the very beginning in 1912, when the town residents wanted their independence from the City of Los Angeles. The number of inhabitants residing within the town boundaries was 600. The election for incorporation took place on November 25, 1912. Of the 127 […]

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57th annual MB Grand Prix draws large crowd

57th annual MB Grand Prix draws large crowd

by Jared Flippen More than 300 cyclists and runners from across the country and the globe gathered for the 57th annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix held Sunday. Cyclists zipped through the Manhattan Beach streets of Valley and Ardmore Drive, past residents who set up barbeques and lemonade stands for makeshift viewing parties. New this […]

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Manhattan Beach Greene and Greene and gone

Manhattan Beach Greene and Greene and gone

The Hill Section loses a piece of history with the destruction of 1906 Craftsman Bungalow

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Celebrate Wellness celebrates 23rd year at South Coast Botanic Garden

Celebrate Wellness celebrates 23rd year at South Coast Botanic Garden

by Theresa Plakos A performance of “Nothing Stops Another Day” from “Ghost the Musical” by Palos Verdes High graduate Colleen McDermott highlighted the 22nd annual Celebrate Wellness food and beverage tasting on Sunday at the South Coast Botanic Garden. McDermott sang in memory of her mother who succumbed to cancer two years ago. McDermott was […]

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Tee Time at the Residences

Tee Time at the Residences

Peninsula home builder Chuck Lande unveils his ‘country sanctuary’

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