by Jefferson Graham Monopoly maker Hasbro announced this week it is replacing the 85-year-old board game’s “outdated’ Community Chest cards, with new ones, to be chosen by the public during online voting at MonopolyCommunityChest.com.  The cards showing a policeman with a baton dragging a player off to jail, and the card announcing the player has…

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Photowalks

By Jefferson Graham My travel photography series Photowalks just debuted on Tubi, the free TV streaming app. In the series, first hatched in Manhattan Beach from my garage, I set out to bring viewers with me to great places and show them how to get postcard-perfect photos. How many times do we travel and complain…

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Double Rainbow

Surely you noticed that amazing Double Rainbow that emerged over Manhattan Beach recently. It was on the same morning that the hail drop seemed so snow like over El Porto beach. But I happened to be on the other side of town after the rainfall, down on 1st Street and the Strand, by the Neptune…

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Bob Beverly

By Jefferson Graham Bob Beverly is happy to start serving customers again outside his iconic Shellback Tavern (116 Manhattan Beach Blvd.) which overlooks the Manhattan Beach Pier, just up the street from the ocean. It’s been a tough 10 months since the pandemic began, as the restaurant/bar was open, then closed, then open again and…

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RB

By Jefferson Graham Stand in the right spot in Palos Verdes Estates, look out towards Redondo Beach, and on a clear night you can see the downtown Los Angeles skyline right behind Redondo.  It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it pays to have a camera by your side, one with a long lens.…

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MB Sunset

By Jefferson Graham The week of December 7th through 11th was one of those with one awesome sunset after the next, a December phenomenon all about the position of the earth to the sun, as we approach the Winter Solstice on 12/21. Such clouds and colors!   I spent Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in Manhattan Beach, either…

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Manhattan Beach sunset

By Jefferson Graham I’m always chasing sunsets, especially in the winter. They’re the best free light show anywhere, and as a photographer, trust me, people respond more to sunset shots than anything else. How to photograph a great sunset? You’ve come to the right place.  There is arguably no better sunset spot in the South Bay than…

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Manhattan Beach Pier

By Jefferson Graham Evelyn Schmitt stood her ground under the Manhattan Beach Pier on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, to get lead position for that bi-annual event known to local photographers as Pierhenge.  On November 14, in case you missed it, the sun set perfectly in-between the two pillars of the Pier, making for a killer…

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Day of the Dead in the time of coronavirus De Alba family invites customers to join in Day of the Dead remembrances by Ruth Stroud During a visit to Tomatillo Mexican Grill at the end of October, we found a large, colorful photo display with framed pictures of deceased family members and friends, decorated skulls…

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Sunsets are already great in the South Bay, some better than others. Here’s how Wednesday’s sunset looked like from Hermosa Beach.  To see more sunset shots and photographs of the South Bay, check out my photo galleries at http://www.jeffersongraham.net and please sign up for the Photowalks newsletter http://jeffersongraham.substack.com

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Manhattan Beach sunset

By Jefferson Graham It happens every year like clockwork. Consistent,  amazing beach sunsets out here in the South Bay every November and December. Life moves on, and we forget about them. Then, when the next to last month of the year comes back into our lives again, we remember. Again. #Wow! Just a friendly reminder today…

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  Early in-person voting in the South Bay has begun and will continue through Monday at 7 p.m. Then official voting day kicks off Tuesday, beginning at 7 a.m. Beach Cities voting locations Friday, Oct. 30 through Monday, Nov. 2: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.…

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