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Letters 07/02/2015

Letters 07/02/2015

Salute to the staff Dear ER: On Sunday June 28, the City of Manhattan Beach and the City’s Parks & Rec Commission hosted a first…

Police Beat

Burglar caught A man who appeared to be burglarizing a home was arrested by Manhattan Beach Police on the afternoon of June 18. The police…

Surfer’s Stomps: Watermans: Safe House for Surfers

All photos by Mark Kawakami In the thick of the bar scene on Hermosa Beach’s Pier Plaza, it’s easy to get distracted by the beats…

La Esperanza brings Central Central America to the fore [restaurant review]

La Esperanza brings Central Central America to the fore [restaurant review]

Twenty or thirty years ago, if you asked most Americans to name items from Mexican…

Evicted: Beach Cities short-term rentals forced underground

Evicted: Beach Cities short-term rentals forced underground

Now that short-term rentals are officially banned in Manhattan Beach, Dana Seagars is rethinking his retirement plan. Many hundreds of other property owners in the Beach Cities are figuring out what the ban means for them, too.…

Madrona Marsh thrives, despite drought and climate change

Madrona Marsh thrives, despite drought and climate change

Most California cities have been forced to stop watering their public lands because of the drought. But in Torrance, the watery oasis known as the Madrona Marsh remains dazzlingly green.…

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RESTAURANT REVIEW – Bettolino Kitchen

RESTAURANT REVIEW – Bettolino Kitchen

Bettolino Kitchen: Modern times from old Italian family Italians have an whole vocabulary for places where you can buy a meal, depending of the level of formality, culinary specialty, and style…

The simple pleasures of the North End in Hermosa Beach

The simple pleasures of the North End in Hermosa Beach

The legendary North Hermosa Beach tavern is beloved for its bartenders, throwback vibe, and food, not necessarily in that order. …

RESTAURANT REVIEW – Cal-Ital star in the making

RESTAURANT REVIEW – Cal-Ital star in the making

Lou’s on the Hill innovative blending of Italian and Californian cuisines promises to make it the area’s newest destination restaurant When you’re considering a restaurant for a special occasion, the…

A La Carte for 18 June

A La Carte for 18 June

It’s Alive! The Boardwalk Is Alive! Three places have opened within a week of each other on the Redondo Boardwalk, adding life and color to the area. The Slip’s menu…

RESTAURANT REVIEW – Orlando’s Pizzeria and Birreria: where Italy and Canada meet, with delicious results

RESTAURANT REVIEW – Orlando’s Pizzeria and Birreria: where Italy and Canada meet, with delicious results

  Ask most Americans about Canadian food and they’ll mumble something about maple syrup. Savvy diners might mention poutine, the Quebec specialty of French fries topped with gravy and cheese,…

Surfer’s Stomps: Brother’s Burritos

Surfer’s Stomps: Brother’s Burritos

During a morning surf session on the southside of the Hermosa Beach Pier, it’s hard not to smell breakfast cooking from the lineup. If you happen to be surfing on an empty stomach, the sweet smell that permeates the sea air causes a conflict: do I go in to eat or do I catch one more set wave? …

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Home alone

Home alone

Humble beginnings couldn’t deter Ranee Henderson. Now she’s the recipient of a solo show at the PV Art Center Ranee Henderson didn’t grow up with…

Day of the Dead: Cubensis opens up for final Grateful Dead show streamed in Hermosa Beach

Loss Angeles: local writer Mathieu Cailler publishes debut collection of short stories

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Letters 06/18/15

Letters 06/18/15

Short (term) sighted Dear ER: I had no idea the Manhattan Beach City Council is banning…

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