Reviewing California’s NFL Teams in 2021

With the summer officially beginning, it won’t be long until our favorite NFL teams enter their training camps. Between the Super Bowl and the start of the following season, countless things will change around the league that could ultimately affect your favorite team for better or worse. Here in California, the 49ers, Chargers, and Rams…

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Why Welcome Bonuses Attract Players

All virtual casinos use some kind of welcome offer to boost signups. Players love them. You can hardly find a website without bonuses as this model is simply uncompetitive. But are these incentives really useful?  The short answer is: it depends. When it comes to player motivation, casino operators have a wide range of options…

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Letters to the Editor 1-27-21

  Zoom out a doom out Dear ER: The Board of Education is a volunteer position that demands countless hours of work and forces our elected officials to make difficult decisions. I have no doubt in my mind that all of our board members do what they believe is best for our children. We should…

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“We are not being heard” : a message from an infectious disease doctor who has worked an ICU throughout COVID

      Editor’s note: Dr. Sircar is an infectious disease specialist who spent the last two decades studying and treating viruses internationally, including work with the Center for Disease Control fighting Ebola in Africa. She returned to the South Bay to be with family just before the pandemic arrived. She works at three area…

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The Case for Home Isolation

by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn I am writing this during my third day of self-isolation in my home in San Pedro. On Sunday, Governor Newsom ordered all Californians over the age of 65 or who have an underlying health condition to stay in their homes to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus. I…

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Dear Sage: Typical teen, or clinically depressed?

A 10th grade girl enters our high school office and asks to talk to someone. She was referred by one of her friends, who also receives services with us. Almost 25 percent of the students we see are referred by a friend. The girl reports feeling overwhelmed and not able to handle her school work.…

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Homeless Plan will receive a boost

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 told the council…

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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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On Local Government 11-7-19

Torrance neighbors versus Healthy Living Campus 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.  This Torrance community,…

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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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