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January 27, 2008 | Jennifer Lisle, Special to The Times
In East Hermosa, the waves don't crash outside your doorstep, but neither does the party crowd that descends upon Pier Avenue every weekend. Yes, this is still surfurbia -- just east of Pacific Coast Highway. What it's about Known as the "less expensive" section of Hermosa Beach, East Hermosa, the 12-block slice south of Artesia Boulevard and roughly north of Anita Street, offers peaceful streets and stunning views.
April 20, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
Two boys were sexually assaulted in public bathrooms in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, police said. Both incident occurred last week, and authorities are trying to determine whether they are connected. According to KTLA-Channel 5, a teenage boy reported entering a restroom at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach on Friday afternoon. A man forced him into a stall and fondled the boy's genitals, police said. On Wednesday at Hermosa Beach's Valley Park, a teen said a man physically overpowered and sexually assaulted him in the restroom there.
A small green park on the Strand in Manhattan Beach is dedicated to international brotherhood these days, but it began as a beach resort for black Angelenos that was destroyed by racism in the 1920s. In its heyday during the 1910s and '20s, the resort was called Bruces' Beach. It offered ocean breezes, bathhouses, outdoor sports, dining and dancing to hundreds of African Americans who craved a taste of Southern California's good life. Now the oasis is called Parque Culiacan.
April 19, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
This Napa farmhouse-style home, which takes its cues from 19th-century floor plans, sits on a corner lot in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section. White bead board brings a rural tone to the interiors as does the country kitchen's butcher-block counters and farmhouse sink. Location: 743 29th St., Manhattan Beach 90266 Asking price: $4.2 million Year built: 2013 House size: Five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,800 square feet Lot size: 8,382 square feet Features: Wraparound front porch, wood-burning stove, breakfast sun room, radiant floor heating, basement family room, covered porch, brick patio and paths, detached three-car garage, fruit trees, fenced raised-bed vegetable garden, flower gardens About the area: Last year, 398 single-family homes sold in the 90266 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.65 million, according to DataQuick.
July 9, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
New Laker Chris Kaman has sold his house in Manhattan Beach for $4.2 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 2006, features a rotunda entry, six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a terrace and 5,442 square feet of living space on two stories. The white stucco home with a red-tile roof has a three-car garage with wooden doors and sits on a 7,564-square-foot lot with a walled-in yard. A star architect to celebrities The former Dallas Mavericks center, who was on the Los Angeles Clippers for eight years, tweeted Monday that he was joining the Lakers.
August 15, 1999
Jeanne Jackson's Aug. 7 Voices column dealing with what some call the "yuppification" of Manhattan Beach is right on the mark, and many here share her dismay. It was a pretty accurate report, although she neglected mention of the danger to us old folks as we dodge careening baby strollers, propelled by a growing population of nannies. BOB WHITE Manhattan Beach
April 15, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
MBS Media Campus, formerly known as Manhattan Beach Studios, evacuated its staff Tuesday morning after receiving a bomb threat, a spokesman for the studio said. Mike Newport, a spokesman for MBS Media Campus, said the Manhattan Beach studio evacuated its staff as a precaution after receiving a bomb threat. Law enforcement officials set up a perimeter around the 1600 block of Rosecrans Avenue as they investigated the incident, according to CBS LA . ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Manhattan Beach Studios, formerly the headquarters of Marvel Studios, has been the site of numerous big Hollywood movies, including "Thor" and "Captain America: Winter Soldier.
April 5, 2014 | Tim Logan
The real estate market has long worked on a simple system: If you want to buy a new house, sell the old one and use the equity for a down payment. But the last few years of low ownership costs and rising rents have some move-up buyers trying a new approach: Buy the new house. Keep the old one. And rent it out. Real estate firm Redfin recently asked 1,900 prospective home buyers nationwide what they planned to do with their old house when they bought a new one. As you'd expect, the majority said they would sell.
March 17, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Vince Vaughn is the buyer of former USC football coach Lane Kiffin's house, which recently sold in Manhattan Beach for $6.5 million. The updated 7,308-square-foot contemporary Craftsman-style home, built in 2002, appears to be another notch in Vaughn's real estate belt. He bought a Colonial-style home in La Canada Flintridge last year for $3.9 million. The Manhattan Beach house features vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The three-car garage opens to a gated driveway.
March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A 14-year-old Manhattan Beach girl who went missing over the weekend was found in San Diego after police released photos of the man she was last seen with. Leah Kritzer was found around 5:45 p.m. Thursday after someone called the San Diego Police Department to say that the missing girl was at her home.   San Diego authorities determined that Kritzer was with a 24-year-old man who told them that he drove to Manhattan Beach on Sunday after meeting the girl through an online dating website, where she had allegedly posed as a 19-year-old woman.
March 13, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Manhattan Beach police say that despite search efforts, there is no evidence of foul play after a local 14-year-old girl was reported missing over the weekend. Leah Kritzer was reported missing Sunday after she went out to walk a dog.  A couple hours later, "a local resident actually called the family saying, are they missing the dog?," said Manhattan Beach Police Sgt. Paul Ford, adding that Leah was not with the canine and that "the dog wasn't far from the home. " Her father, Joe Kritzer,  told KTLA  that they went out to retrieve the dog but hasn't seen his daughter since.
March 4, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Former USC football coach Lane Kiffin and his wife, Layla, have sold their home in Manhattan Beach for $6.5 million. They bought the house less than two years ago for $5.5 million. The 7,308-square-foot contemporary Craftsman-style home, built in 2002 and later updated, sits on nearly half an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac. Among interior features are vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The three-car garage opens to a gated driveway. Car lover's delight in La Cañada Flintridge The grounds include a saltwater swimming pool and spa, a fire pit, a guest house, an outdoor kitchen, a dog run and mature trees.
February 6, 2014 | By Jean Merl
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris on Thursday endorsed former Los Angeles  Controller Wendy Greuel for the U.S. House seat being vacated by longtime  Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills). "I've known Wendy for a very long time," Harris said in a telephone interview. "I know her to be someone who will represent California in a very important way. " Harris is the latest officeholder to back Greuel, like Harris a Democrat, since she got into the race less than a week ago. Others include former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, several past and present members of the L.A. City Council, where Greuel served before being elected controller, and U.S. Reps.
February 3, 2014 | By Jean Merl
The list of would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) continued to grow on Monday. Attorney Barbara Mulvaney, a fomer senior trial attorney for the United International Tribunal for Rwanda and on the staff of the State Department in Iraq until just recently, said she is running and has already begun raising money. Mulvaney, 62, whose mother, the late Julie Mulvaney, worked for  longtime local elected official Yvonne Brathwaite Burke and then-Los Angeles City Councilwoman Pat Russell, grew up in the area and said she plans to settle in Venice.
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