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Landing Zone Carol: A Memorial Day memory
 May 30, 2016  Kevin Cody

Landing Zone Carol: A Memorial Day memory

Landing Zone (LZ) Carol was like Gilligan’s Island. Our days were spent perfecting our tans and telling headquarters we were winning the hearts and minds of local villagers. LZ was on the tip of a peninsula that jutted out 500 yards into Dam Trao Lake. It was 300 miles north of Saigon and light years away from what most grunts were enduring.…

About 95 stolen car mirrors found after traffic stop

About 95 stolen car mirrors found after traffic stop

Manhattan Beach police said they found about 95 stolen side view car mirrors when they stopped a car for a traffic violation at 2:50 a.m. on May 26 in the city.…

Manhattan Beach council to consider electric golf cart fleet

Manhattan Beach council to consider electric golf cart fleet

The Manhattan Beach City Council will consider whether to approve a six-month pilot program of free electric golf carts available for the public at the June 7 council meeting.…

South Bay Film and Music Fest  helps to revive local arts scene

South Bay Film and Music Fest helps to revive local arts scene

by Ryan McDonald In 1998, Jon Fitzgerald was organizing the film festival of the American Film Institute. To open the festival, Fitzgerald chose a then-little-known…

Police  chase ends when stolen car crashes into Manhattan Beach mattress store
 May 26, 2016  Kevin Cody

Police chase ends when stolen car crashes into Manhattan Beach mattress store

Manhattan Beach resident James Pringle was returning home from dinner with friends Thursday evening when he glanced in his rear view mirror and saw a white SUV about to plow into him. The SUV was being pursued by police cars with red lights flashing and sirens blaring. “He was going so fast, I knew he was going to hit me. Luckily, he swerved and just clipped me. Then he swerved again and hit another car. Then he crashed into the mattress store,” Pringle said.…

 Ryan McDonald

Horger was long-time Hermosa Beach activist

Longtime Hermosa Beach activist Sue Horger died Friday, May 13 at her home in Hermosa Beach after telling her husband John, “I’m going to take a long nap.” She was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and was 75. During her 40 years in Hermosa Beach, Horger was a founding director of the Hermosa Beach Historical Society,…Read More→

 Ryan McDonald

About Town in Hermosa Beach

Women’s Club Donation The Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach presented a check for $22,300 to Walk With Sally at a banquet earlier this month. The money was raised at the 10th Annual Adrienne’s Search for Children’s Cure fundraiser on March 5. Walk With Sally is an El Segundo-based charity that comforts children suffering from the…Read More→

 Ryan McDonald

Speakers can’t stop Hermosa Beach rental law

by Ryan McDonald A determined group of residents tried Tuesday night to prevent the Hermosa Beach City Council from adopting an ordinance prohibiting short-term vacation rentals in residential areas, but were unable to sway any of the council members as the ordinance again received unanimous approval. The ordinance was introduced at the previous council meeting…Read More→

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