Jefferson Graham

How to photograph a great sunset in Manhattan Beach

How to photograph a great sunset in Manhattan Beach

By Jefferson Graham I’m always chasing sunsets, especially in the winter. They’re the best free light show anywhere, and as a photographer, trust me, people respond more to sunset shots than anything else. How to photograph a great sunset? You’ve come to the right place.  There is arguably no better sunset spot in the South Bay than […]

 Neely Swanson

“The Accidental Wolf” – Knocking on her door [MOVIE REVIEW]

“The Accidental Wolf” – Knocking on her door [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “The Accidental Wolf,” written and directed by Arian Moayed, is a hybrid in many ways. Part thriller, part psychological drama, part family crisis, part conspiracy theory, “The Accidental Wolf” explores all of these aspects through the eyes of Katie Bonner, a wealthy Manhattan housewife and new mother. The world of Katie and […]

 Kevin Cody

All Ball Sports: Lakers score while Clippers snore

All Ball Sports: Lakers score while Clippers snore

The NBA Champion Lakers got better. The NBA Champion Chokers – aka the Clippers — got worse.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo transitional kindergarten through 2nd grade gets waiver to return to school, but teachers are hesitant

Redondo transitional kindergarten through 2nd grade gets waiver to return to school, but teachers are hesitant

Redondo transitional kindergarten through 2nd grade get waiver to return to school, but teachers are hesitant

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa school district hopes to bring transitional kindergarten through 2nd grade back to campus

Hermosa school district hopes to bring transitional kindergarten through 2nd grade back to campus

Hermosa Beach schools await County waiver to allow transitional Kindergarten through second grade students to return to school.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach council approves outdoor music to lift spirits

Hermosa Beach council approves outdoor music to lift spirits

Music will fill the Hermosa Beach air during the holidays, the city council decided Tuesday by temporarily suspending an ordinance regulating use of outdoor speakers at commercial establishments.

 Mark McDermott

COVID-19 Cases rise throughout Beach Cities

COVID-19 Cases rise throughout Beach Cities

by Mark McDermott  The Beach Cities this week experienced its largest increase in new COVID-19 since the summer, in keeping with trends throughout Los Angeles.  El Segundo increased from 168 cases on November 17 to 182 cases November 24, Hermosa Beach increased from 303 to 327, Manhattan Beach from 465 to 497, Redondo Beach from […]

 Richard Foss

New growth from an old tree [restaurant review]

New growth from an old tree [restaurant review]

Thai Dishes in Manhattan Beach has surprising new menu items

After a business develops a loyal clientele, you can’t blame them for resting on their laurels. With the hard work of building a business done, why not relax, give people what they want, and let the money roll in? The original Thai Dishes in Manhattan Beach could certainly do that without fear or criticism. The […]

 Neely Swanson

“A Chef’s Voyage” – Gourmet to go [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “A Chef’s Voyage,” directed by Rémi Anfosso, is a culinary journey planned and executed by David Kinch, the chef and owner of Manresa, a Michelin three-star restaurant in Los Gatos, California. Kinch, who wanted to celebrate the 15th anniversary of his restaurant, decided to shut down Manresa for a month and take […]

 Neely Swanson

“Whisky Galore!”, “Passport to Pimlico,” “Maggie,” “The Titfield Thunderbolt” – Fun, fun, fun [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Whisky Galore!”, “Passport to Pimlico,” “Maggie,” “The Titfield Thunderbolt” – Fun, fun, fun [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson A quartet of classic Ealing Brothers British comedies has just been digitally restored and released on DVD and Blu-ray. The Ealing Film Studios were famous throughout the world for the comedies they produced in the 40s and 50s and the stars they highlighted. The films included in this set have been valued […]

 Kevin Cody

LA County serves a big ‘turkey’ to restaurants. Shuts down patio serving beginning Thanksgiving Day

LA County serves a big ‘turkey’ to restaurants. Shuts down patio serving beginning Thanksgiving Day

South Bay restaurants will be banned from serving on their outdoor patios, beginning Thanksgiving Day, for the first time since outdoor service was allowed in May, further crippling one of the industries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants have been prohibited from serving indoors since Saint Patrick’s Day.

 Richard Foss

The Sicilian connection [restaurant review]

The Sicilian connection [restaurant review]

San Pedro's newest restaurant offers the real Sicilian cuisine

I was thinking about how strange it must be for an Italian who visits California for the first time. They might start in San Diego and try a few meals in local restaurants, and then when they come to Los Angeles the food tastes exactly the same. Then they go to San Francisco, or Humboldt, […]

 Neely Swanson

“The Killing Floor” – Won’t floor you

“The Killing Floor” – Won’t floor you

by Neely Swanson “The Killing Floor,” originally released in 1984 as part of the PBS series “American Playhouse,” is being re-released on Blu-Ray and DVD after a 4K restoration by UCLA. Written by Leslie Lee from a story by Elsa Rassbach, there is also an adaptation credit given to Ron Milner. Milner was a highly […]

 Mark McDermott

LA County Board of Supervisors will discuss health department temporary ban on outdoor dining Tuesday

LA County Board of Supervisors will discuss health department temporary ban on outdoor dining Tuesday

By Donald Morrison Last week, public health officials announced that Los Angeles County would cease outdoor dining for at least three weeks if the average number of new daily coronavirus cases over a five-day period went over 4,000. As of Sunday, that number was 4,097. Local restaurant owners are rallying to convince the Board of […]

 Neely Swanson

“Collective” – Working together [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Collective” – Working together [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Collective,” a documentary by Alexander Nanau, is so much more than the sum of its parts. What started as journalistic sleuthing on the part of Catalin Tolontan of the Sports Gazette into the October 2015 fire at the Collectiv, a popular underground nightclub in Bucharest resulted in 64 deaths and 146 injuries. […]

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