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Resident leaves behind thousands, may increase scholarships to local students

Longtime resident Joyce Davis surprisingly bequeaths nearly $300,000 to a Manhattan Beach organization that provides scholarships to local students.

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Manhattan Beach Unified ranks top 10 percent in state

Manhattan Beach schools ranked in the top ten percent of schools statewide and also recorded high marks in a separate report comparing schools of similar demographics.

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About Town

New, improved Roundhous Aquarium; Discussion on compassion; City gets ready to pass budget.

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Park concerts, crossing guards on the block

Suspension of summer concerts in the parks and the elimination of the Community Emergency Response Team, the police academy, fire department public education and crossing guards were among the budget cuts discussed by the city council Tuesday night.

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Man holds up bank in downtown Manhattan Beach

Police arrested a man Monday suspected of pretending to use a gun to rob a downtown Manhattan Beach bank, according to authorities.

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Virtual Flicker community forms

Local photographer Jake Rome shows his work at The Sh*w, an exhibit by the Flicker group known as Del*te Me Uncensored.

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About Town

Sophisticated Snoops Home Tour, ‘Buffy’ star comes to town, Child safety talk, New and improved Rounhouse Aquarium.

 Mark McDermott

A little girl takes on a big mission

A little girl who was adopted from Columbia begins her mission to help the 33 million other orphans older than age 6 find families and homes.

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MBPD Medal of Valor recipient

Manhattan Beach Police Detective Sgt. Brian Brown receives the 2010 Medal of Valor.

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About Town

Free toilet give-away; Movie night at Memphis; Earthquake prep talk; Local author book signing; New signs unveiled at Roundhouse Aquarium.

 Mark McDermott

Good growing

A single garden at Pacific Elementary School has sprouted fruit and veggie patches throughout LA County, Hawaii, and San Francisco Bay area schools, all tended by little green thumbs. Growing Great celebrates its Healthy Living Festival this Sunday.

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City says party is over for Six-Man Volleyball Tournament

The party will be over for the Charlie Saikley Six-Man Volleyball Tournament this summer, as the city implements a slew of new measures this year.

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Mira Costa High School principal resigns

Mira Costa High School Principal Julie Ruisinger announced Thursday that she will resign from her position with the district when the school year ends in June.

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Costa lacrosse team joins sweatshirt project

Mira Costa junior Jason Jones’ Sweatshirt Project takes off as a bank, a pizza place, a laundromat and a lacrosse team join forces to warm local families.

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About Town

Upcoming events: Healthy Living Festival, Sophisticated Snoops Home Tour and Solar Homes Tour.