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Remodels rip out the bells and whistles

Flashy upgrades with all the bells and whistles are out and functionality is in for today’s homeowners considering remodeling. In the aftermath of the housing market crisis, remodeling projects have become less pretentious, focusing more on living spaces. Homeowners are putting their money into open floor plan designs and multi-purpose rooms. We’ve also seen a […]

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Peninsula Law’s Beti Bergman: Starter and finisher

[Paid content] by Robb Fulcher Beti Bergman, a principal of the firm Peninsula Law, is a triple-threat. She puts asset plans together, administers them, and, when necessary, champions her clients in court. “Some attorneys in this field work only on the planning side, or only on the litigation side,” she said. “I do all three […]

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Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader: Witness to change

[Paid content] by Robb Fulcher Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader is a leader in family law and the largest firm of its type in the Long Beach and greater South Bay area. Its seven veteran attorneys frequently handle large-asset cases The firm’s Long Beach offices are staffed not only with keen litigators, but also specialize in […]

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Hermosa was a feather in Larry Thompson’s cap

Hermosa was a feather in Larry Thompson’s cap

Lawrence (Larry) Thompson, a long time Hermosa Beach welder known for wearing feathers in his hats and driving one of the area’s first electric carts, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, Feb. 8, surrounded by family members.

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Beach Valentines: love never forgotten

Beach Valentines: love never forgotten

Before Art and Sally Tsuneishi met, they, along with their families, were taken to internment camps during World War II.

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Letters to the Editor: RB power plant

Letters to the Editor: RB power plant

Dear ER:

Thanks to the League of Women Voters for sponsoring the recent Measure A forum. There are additional questions I would like answered…

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Meadows Elementary Science Fair in Manhattan Beach [PHOTOS]

Meadows Elementary Science Fair in Manhattan Beach [PHOTOS]

Meadows Elementary School hosted its fourth annual Science Fair on Friday, with students participating in science exhibits inside several classrooms at the school. The event included touch tanks from the Roundhouse Aquarium, the creation of custom-made silly putty, a static electricity presentation and levitating orbs controlled by students. Photos by Jessica Mendoza

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Winy’s Kitchen: In Praise of Cauliflower [BLUE ZONES COOKING]

I am on a quest to explore different cauliflower recipes ever since I sampled roasted cauliflower at The Kettle in Manhattan Beach, and my two boys practically ate the whole bowl all by themselves.

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Memorial planned for pioneer Hermosa Beach waterman Ted Kerwin

Memorial planned for pioneer Hermosa Beach waterman Ted Kerwin

“The waves were bigger back then. I don’t know what it was, but they were just bigger,” Ted Kerwin told Easy Reader in 2003, the year he and brothers John, Joe, Fred and Jim, and sister Mary were inducted into the Hermosa Beach Surfers Hall of Fame.

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Apocalypse No: Hermosa Mayanist helps scholars refute warnings of a worldwide cataclysm

Apocalypse No: Hermosa Mayanist helps scholars refute warnings of a worldwide cataclysm

If you are able to read this story after Dec. 21, Donald Hales was right. If not, it won’t really matter, will it?

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Dynasties end in Redondo Union girls volleyball program

Dynasties end in Redondo Union girls volleyball program

After more than a decade of Mosebars and Dykstras playing on the Redondo Union High volleyball team, the youngest of the families’ siblings play their final season.

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Sea Hawk family affair

Redondo Union seniors Skylar Dykstra and Hannah Mosebar have great admiration for their older siblings. Skylar is one of five children, while Mosebar is one of four sisters.

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Breast cancer has sense of irony, but education takes its punch away

by Vanessa Poster On Oct. 3, just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I learned I had breast cancer. The irony struck me immediately. Yes, my commitment to feminism is so strong, that my cancer chose this month, of all months, to make itself known. What I’ve realized over the past several weeks is […]

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South Bay Surf League 2012/13 Season Preview

South Bay Surf League 2012/13 Season Preview

The finals of the 17th Annual South Bay Surf League Classic was held in a bumpy wind swell at the Hermosa Beach Pier on Saturday, November 10. As expected, Mira Costa proved it is the team to beat this year.

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Roll on Red Car: the Red Car Brewery in Torrance

Roll on Red Car: the Red Car Brewery in Torrance

by Ian Rumery In the early 1900’s up until 1961, the Red Car was real – a electric transit system run by the Pacific Electric Company allowed families to connect with each other, allowed people to share time and interact, and it made it affordable for residents to expand their horizons across three counties. Pacific […]