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Hermosa Ave. shop has ‘more than just crystals’

Hermosa Ave. shop has ‘more than just crystals’

by Jennings Nelson Customers who walk into Earth Elements, an energy healing shop on Hermosa Avenue, are in for a surprise. For some, it’s the technicolor display of crystals that dominate the front room, shimmering underneath the stained-glass skylight. For others, it’s the fact that the store is there at all: people still walk in […]

 Teri Marin

Redondo Beach Police Beat

Attempted Kidnapping, Assault with a Deadly Weapon On Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 1:45 a.m., Redondo Beach police responded to 200 Yacht Club Way after receiving a report of a possible kidnapping. The victim reported that his friend, a woman, was intoxicated and passed out on his boat. Two males then came on his boat—one was […]

 Ryan McDonald

Citing illness, Hermosa Beach police chief to retire

Citing illness, Hermosa Beach police chief to retire

By Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach Police Chief Sharon Papa will retire at the end of the month, after six years helming law enforcement in Hermosa and 40 years wearing a badge. Papa, who has been on a leave of absence for much of the year, is stepping down due to her diagnosis with ocular melanoma, […]

 Mark McDermott

LA County takeover of MBFD considered 

LA County takeover of MBFD considered 

by Mark McDermott  The City Council Tuesday night will consider the results of a preliminary study conducted by the Los Angeles County Fire Department regarding contracting out Manhattan Beach’s fire services to the county. The study, which has not yet been publicly released, will project costs and operational changes associated with the potential change, which […]

 David Mendez

The case of the 70-year-old RUHS ring

The case of the 70-year-old RUHS ring

by David Mendez A mystery abounds as Redondo Union High School historians have fruitlessly attempted to find the original owner of a 1949 class ring that washed up on the shores of Hermosa Beach two months ago. Though researchers from both the school archivists and the RUHS Alumni Association have turned over a series of […]

 Mark McDermott

Jan Dennis’ final book chronicles the MB Fire Department

Jan Dennis’ final  book chronicles the  MB Fire Department

by Mark McDermott  The original fire department in Manhattan Beach consisted of a two-wheel hose cart and two local volunteers, W.W. Peppers and E. Patmore, who could be summoned to put it in action by way of their Model T truck. This was before the city’s incorporation in 1912, and before the department was in […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach’s 190th Street power lines may come down

Redondo Beach’s 190th Street power lines may come down

by David Mendez If the intersection of Herondo Street and Pacific Coast Highway is Redondo Beach’s front porch, the entranceway along 190th Street is covered with webs that mar one of the South Bay’s most majestic views. According to Mayor Bill Brand, the City of Redondo Beach may soon be able to clear the view, […]

 Richard Foss

The pasta king’s tiny realm

The pasta king’s tiny realm

There are only three tables and a counter at Fatta a Mano, and they like it that way by Richard Foss One of the most desirable restaurant tables in Redondo can’t be booked online and it’s entirely free of fancy cutlery, fine china, or even a tablecloth. It’s one of three at Fatto a Mano, […]