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Homeless Plan will receive a boost

by Kimberly Dester Amid rising concern about California’s burgeoning homeless population, Manhattan Beach officials Tuesday offered a review of local plans being made to address the crisis. Councilmembers at their regular meeting received updates on efforts being made to address the homelessness issue in Manhattan and the surrounding beach cities. Senior Management Analyst George Gabriel […]

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On Manhattan Government 1-9-2020

City can beat county to sales tax increase by Mark Burton   As of the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2018, Manhattan Beach’s net pension liabilities were over $74 million.  Yes, that means we are underfunded or, in plain English, in debt in the amount of $74 million. As noted in the City’s most recent Comprehensive […]

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Sage Advice

Confidentially speaking

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Beach business – Manhattan Chamber

Beach business – Manhattan Chamber

Best of the Beach 2019

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On Local Government 11-7-19

Torrance neighbors versus Healthy Living Campus by Bob Pinzler At about the same time that the South Bay Hospital District was created in the late 1950s, a community of single family homes was developing just east and down the slope from the property the district had been granted by the voters of the three beach cities.  […]

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Spotlight on Education – Oktoberfest Friends of the Library

Spotlight on Education – Oktoberfest Friends of the Library

Beer, pretzels, accordion

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Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community (CSCRB) celebrated survivorship during 17th annual Girls Night Out “Fun-Raiser” at The Comedy & Magic Club on the evenings of Oct. 1 through Oct. 3. The 600 guests who attended the just-for-ladies fundraiser raised $190,000. Proceeds will fund CSCRB’s many free support programs for cancer patients and their loved ones. Top […]

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On Manhattan Government – Election move a good move

by Mark Burton With November just around the corner, we are only a year away from our 2020 Presidential Election.  I bet you can’t just wait!  In 2020, for the first time in Manhattan Beach’s history, the city will hold City Council elections at the same time as the November Presidential election.  This will change […]

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Spotlight on music – “Diamonds Are Forever”

Spotlight on music – “Diamonds Are Forever”

Asia America Symphony Association entertains winners

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SAGE advice by Liz Schoeben

JOMO versus FOMO

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Peninsula charity – National Portuguese Bend Horse Show

Peninsula charity – National Portuguese Bend Horse Show

benefits Children’s Hospital

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Hermosa Ave. shop has ‘more than just crystals’

Hermosa Ave. shop has ‘more than just crystals’

by Jennings Nelson Customers who walk into Earth Elements, an energy healing shop on Hermosa Avenue, are in for a surprise. For some, it’s the technicolor display of crystals that dominate the front room, shimmering underneath the stained-glass skylight. For others, it’s the fact that the store is there at all: people still walk in […]

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Dear Dr. Allen:

Are our cultural beliefs leading us astray?

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In ‘My Totally Intolerable Blocks,’ a lesson in diversity

In ‘My Totally Intolerable  Blocks,’ a lesson in diversity

by Phoebe Lai Left at the gate of an orphanage at just a few days old, Emily Ford grew up a world away from her native China. Now she is challenging the culture that determined her fate and persists in China today.  Up until four years ago, China’s one-child policy remained a strict rule, one […]

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Jamaica’s Wailing Souls’ Hermosa Beach connection

Jamaica’s Wailing Souls’ Hermosa Beach connection

by Will Riordan “The taxi would pick us up every day. We would pick up Flabba from Roots Radics, we’d go up to the hills of Kingston and go to Alborosie’s home studio,” Ken Seaton recalled of his recent trip to Jamaica. Seaton owns Hardline Entertainment in Hermosa Beach and manages the legendary reggae band […]

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