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Surge to the finish

by Dr. Robert Portman Australian scientists recently published a study measuring the physiological demands of surfing. Using GPS monitors fitted to professional surfers, the study found that surfing requires strong endurance, short bursts of intense activity and rapid recovery. This combination of activity places enormous stress on the energy needs of muscle and brain cells. […]

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Stand-up paddling finds following in South Bay

by Mariel Devesa Brad Fyffe, a surfer from Hawaii, took up stand-up paddleboarding to spend time on the water when there are no waves. He works at Tarsan Watersports in Hermosa Beach, where he has taught hundreds of visitors and locals to stand-up paddle (SUP). One of his students is 71-year-old Manhattan Beach resident Rusty […]

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the nightlife: openings, closings, suggestions, and the Dynamic Duo from Suzy’s in Hermosa Beach

the nightlife: openings, closings, suggestions, and the Dynamic Duo from Suzy’s in Hermosa Beach

by John Paul Ziller Now Closed in Hermosa Beach: The Mermaid, a South Bay landmark since 1954… Now Closed in Redondo Beach: Quizno’s at 234 S PCH… Now Open in downtown Manhattan Beach: The Hamptons, formerly Sun & Moon Café… Now Open in downtown Hermosa Beach: Boardwalk, formerly Mama D’s… Now Open on Hermosa Ave: […]

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USC Marching Band plays at Metlox in Manhattan Beach [PHOTOS]

USC Marching Band plays at Metlox in Manhattan Beach [PHOTOS]

The USC Marching Band played for Manhattan Beach residents in Metlox plaza on Sunday. A Manhattan Beach resident celebrating her 50th birthday at Shade Hotel hired the band for a 15-minute set.

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Honorable mention: My son

by Chuck Meyer We had been told in early November 1966 that Mark would be our Christmas present. I ordered from St. Louis’s finest department store Styx Bar and Fuller their top brand, electric train. But Mark wasn’t ready to be with us that Christmas. It wasn’t until 1:30 a.m. on January 25, 1967 that […]

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Honorable mention: Last Stop at the Mermaid

by Don Ruane The pressure was on. I had to find a venue in Hermosa that could accommodate 100 people for Donald McVicars surprise 40th party, set for Dec 12. “Save the dates” invites had been sent a month earlier. We hadn’t pinned down a bar or restaurant to host this gig, but assumed it’d […]

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Clock calls dead heat at Dwight Crum pier-to-pier swim

At the end of the two-mile Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier race, the first two swimmers finish in a dead heat, according to the clock

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Sand box- Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Sand box- Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

By Bill Brand The hulking industrial behemoth that has marred the South Bay waterfront for over 50 years needs to go. Permanently! Three power plants on the coast of California have retired recently and the AES Redondo facility should be next. Plants were retired due to public opposition and political pressure. In all three cases […]

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65 teams compete in Six Man volleyball tournament [PHOTOS]

65 teams compete in Six Man volleyball tournament [PHOTOS]

Photos by Mara Laine  65 teams compete in the 2012 Manhattan Beach Six Man volleyball tournament [PHOTOS]

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Memorial Paddleout: in honor of classmates and friends in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach [PHOTOS]

Memorial Paddleout: in honor of classmates and friends in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach [PHOTOS]

PHOTOS BY AMY LYNNE HICKS About 280 people from Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo beaches gathered for a memorial paddleout on Saturday, July 21. The paddleout, organized by Chris Thomas, with the help of Fatina Habash Johnson, was in honor of all the classmates and friends who have died over the years. Those who attended grade […]

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Baywatch

Baywatch
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Rock to Rock [PHOTOS]

Rock to Rock [PHOTOS]

Photos by Ken Pagliaro Brothers Brian and Mike Murphy celebrate their division wins. Daley Meistrell with his escort flotilla.

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Ghost bike marks memorial in Redondo Beach

Ghost bike marks memorial in Redondo Beach

by Taylor Brightwell Members of the South Bay cycling community, friends and family gathered on bike and foot last Friday morning on South Catalina Avenue to remember fallen bicyclist Larry Schellhase, in a ceremony often performed for fallen bicyclists. Schellhase, 68, died on April 15 from injuries sustained in a crash after hitting debris on […]

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Mr. Strong Man lifts kids’ spirits

Mr. Strong Man lifts kids’ spirits

When Javier Marquez stepped into a classroom at Washington Elementary School in Redondo Beach one recent Friday, children abandoned their coloring books and crayons and bombarded him with smiles, hugs, high-fives and questions.

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RBUSD’s Got Talent [PHOTOS]

RBUSD’s Got Talent [PHOTOS]

Teachers and administrators put on the “RBUSD’s Got Talent,” talent show on Saturday in the name of fundraising for the arts. Many school leaders dressed tutus, superhero costumes and sang and danced their hearts away for an evening of fun. Photos by AmyLynne Hicks.