Think about it for a minute: if you’re willing to hold a camera to your eye, why not have a camera attached to it that can snap away, by voice instruction, instead of finger on the shutter? That’s the premise of Facebook’s new $299 camera glasses that also play music and podcasts. And if you…

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Hermosa

It was a great week to be on the beaches of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach in the early mornings, as we had low tide every day. Or at least between 5:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., when we were out with the iPhone 12 Pro, documenting the Pier to Pier action.   Here’s a sampling of…

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By Jefferson Graham We’re a little over a week from September, and for some of us, we’re thinking about the end of summer, Labor Day, that sort of stuff. For others, like me, it’s time to hone in on the new iPhone hype. Multiple editions of the best-selling consumer product in the world will be…

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Surfers in Hermosa Beach

  By Jefferson Graham Good morning! I love waking up early and running outside with my camera. The quiet of the streets, with few cars, fewer people, the smells, the birds chirping, the morning dew, the reflections, fill in your cliche. You can sleep when you’re dead. Or at least take an afternoon nap. There…

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Jefferson Graham

Who’s up for a Thursday night Photowalk?  Bring your camera and/or smartphone, meet some new people, take some great photos and pick up some tips about how to improve your photos, led by the former USA TODAY columnist and local photographer. Namely me.  All are welcome, whether you’re just starting out with your smartphone camera,…

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By Jefferson Graham The photos on your iPhone will no longer be private to just you in the fall. The photos are still yours, but Apple’s artificial intelligence will be looking through them constantly.  Apple’s algorithm will be inspecting them, looking out for potential child abuse and nude photo issues. The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden,,…

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Ron Popeil died this week. You may not know the name, but you do know the lines “But wait, there’s more,” and “Set it and forget it.” “As Seen on TV,” was a Popeil invention. As was “It slices. It dices.” You know or have heard of the products, from the Veg-O-Matic to the spray can to…

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  Join former USA TODAY columnist and local photographer Jefferson Graham at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Bring your smartphone (or if you prefer, camera) for a social meetup to take memorable photos of the beach. And pick up some tips on how to get better smartphone photos in front of what will hopefully be an…

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The annual Hermosa Beach July 4 tradition that is the Ironman competition attracted upwards of over 500 people Sunday, as people seemed eager to get back out and party after a year or more of being cooped up inside.  The rules: run a mile, paddle a mile and then down a six-pack. You know what…

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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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