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The Case for Home Isolation

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?

by Liz Schoeben 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 […]

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Expert warns that social media, academic  pressure weigh heavily on MCHS teens 

Expert warns that social media, academic   pressure weigh heavily on MCHS teens 

by Kimberly Dester A growing fact of life among teenagers striving for academic success is a significant rise in clinically diagnosed anxiety and depression. According to a report by the Child Mind Institute, one in three teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 experience anxiety disorders. Depression and bipolar disorder affect 14.3 percent of […]

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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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