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Zika

  Honorable mention by J. E. Marshall July 1, 2016, MANHATTAN BEACH MARRIOTT, Room 431 Special Agent-in-Charge, Roy Starky reviewed the profile of suspect Jacob Sage with Special Agent Francis Darling. “You know why you were selected?” Starky didn’t look up. “Because I was lead singer in my high school band, sir,” Darling replied. “Correct. […]

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Hazel Street

Honorable mention by Dave Siemienski On our block, everybody knew everybody. That’s the way it was in the 1950s. I never had a key to my house. We never locked it. The kids played in the street or in the backyards. We went to the park without supervision. People were like extended family up and […]

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Bar hopping’s glory days

Honorable mention by Pete Whalon Travel back in time with me for a nostalgic journey to the ‘70s and ‘80s in the South Bay. The classic beach cruise in the ‘70s and ‘80s began at 45th St. and Highland Avenue, dipped down to Manhattan Avenue and then to Hermosa Avenue, which turned into Harbor Drive, […]

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Hermosa happiness

Honorable mention by Ute Roepke Lorenz Dedicated to Turner, Ty, and Kalea Conrad Hermosa is a lovely place. For some it is a perfect space Enjoying work and play each day Where ev’rybody wants to stay. Let’s go to see Hermosa Beach! Here’s a town in easy reach For surfing, volleyball, and fun While some […]

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The little man in the cabinet

Honorable mention by Nancy Skiba Katie looked around the hillside beach view house one last time. Her stained glass lamps, paintings, cook books, potted plants and the rest of her clothing were packed in her white Rover in the driveway. It was good timing. Jared was at his job site at his latest renovation project. […]

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Thank you, Mira Costa

Grand prize by Spiros (Steve) H. Mikelatos, M.D. Lt. Colonel, USAF, M.C. (Ret.) It was August of 1952, I was 15 years old and close to enrolling in Mira Costa High School. My school name was Steve, my Greek name Spiros. Mira Costa, its teachers and students  taught me to read, write, and speak English. […]

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Naughty Maggie

Honorable mention by Nicholas Gustavson After his flight home, Chip decided to get sloppy drunk. Teenagers could treat each other this way, he reasoned, breaking up via text messages, but grown-ups? Specifically Trina, texting him about a trial separation? Have the decency, he’d typed, to talk in person. Her reply? You’re never home. How was […]

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1 Ocean 20

Honorable mention by Don Ruane “Who’s that? Never seen them before.” Hermosa Sgt. JD Clements mumbled to himself as he drove North along PCH, past the four Star gas station and repair shop, “Lemme just have a quick look.” Clements did a quick right turn and blacked out, no interior or headlights, killed the engine […]

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