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Comedian Chris Porter at The Comedy & Magic Club

Chris Porter
This week I spoke with the gritty and hilarious Chris Porter. He has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and has had a Comedy Central Presents special. We spoke how comedians really want to be rockstars, the key to success is having a firm grip on reality, and having a backdrop on your first special that may or may not make you lose all reality.

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Harbor lights

Richard Lawrence works for Brutoco Engineering and Construction, Inc. as a project superintendent. His company recently completed a project about one-third of a mile off the King Harbor breakwater. West Basin Municipal Water District (WBMWD), the company that hired Brutoco, has spent a bundle on improvements at the Redondo SEALab, including construction of a new […]

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McChrystal ball

It was every reporter’s dream: to write a small article that brings down a big guy. Not only that, but an easy article to boot: Do a little background research, summarize others’ previous reportage and publicly available documents, interview your subject, his wife, and his aides, have a few beers with them to glean some loose-lipped quotes, and tie it all together in 8,000 very readable words.

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Barfly 1 July 2010

I’ve received many e-mails, calls and kind words from you since my heavy public admission of what’s been going on in my life and truly, you have kept me going. They say, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” but I wonder, what if it kills you?

 Mark McDermott

Comedy Corner: Brian Kiley

Comedy Corner speaks with comedian Brian Kiley, who has appeared on David Letterman, Jay Leno, and worked as a staff writer for Conan O’Brien for 16 years, about the way O’Brien left NBC, current comedy trends, and the secret to a happy marriage.

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Letters June 24, 2010

Valuing teachers

Dear ER:

Jan Stewart is a hero. It is a shame that she, like many other highly experienced and qualified educators are being thrown under the bus by our incompetent Hermosa Beach politicians in the name of fiscal restraint.

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Getting together to celebrate the fourth

Legendary restaurateur Pete Moffet has organized the Manhattan Beach Winter Holiday Fireworks Show for 22 years. This will be the fourth year he has operated the July 4th extravaganza at Seaside Lagoon. Pete fought hard to open the lagoon for swimming on the Fourth, and after two years of teasing people who paid to enter […]

 Mark McDermott

Comedy Corner: Walking through Jimmy’s Dore

Up-and-coming comedian Jimmy Dore discusses being one of 12 kids, his part in the Marijuana-Logues, and how everybody hates his or her boss.

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