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July 11, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
City workers moving a pile of dirt at a park in Manhattan Beach found a body wrapped in a bag, authorities said Thursday night. The grisly discovery was made about 3:30 p.m. near a baseball diamond in the 1500 block of North Peck Avenue, authorities said. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide investigators are on the case, the department said in a statement.  Due to the condition of the body, officials said, identity will have to be determined by the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
May 25, 2013 | By Harriet Ryan
Federal officials released a photo Saturday afternoon of a Mexican smuggling boat carrying nearly a ton of marijuana that ran aground in Manhattan Beach. Border Patrol agents spotted the panga boat just before 3 a.m. in waters illuminated by a full moon. After the vessel came ashore near 44th Street, authorities discovered 1,850 pounds of marijuana and two Mexican men, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The men were taken into custody for questioning, ICE said.
March 21, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Lost" star Matthew Fox has listed a house in Manhattan Beach for sale at $1.995 million. The Spanish-style home, built in 1927, features coved ceilings, arched doorways, two corner fireplaces, decorative tile stair risers and a wooden stairway with carved railings. The nearly 2,500-square-foot house includes a large family room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are ocean views from the upper-level rooms and balcony. Fox, 45, played Jack Shephard on "Lost" (2004-10)
March 24, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Calgary Flames' Craig Conroy has sold his Manhattan Beach home for $1,965,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The Craftsman-style house, built in 2005, has hammered stainless-door handles, wood-encased windows and vaulted ceilings with beam accents. A family room flows into a kitchen with a breakfast nook. The house, with 4,230 square feet of living space, contains five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Conroy, 39, retired earlier this year to become a special assistant to the Flames' general manager.
July 12, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A body found wrapped in a pink plastic bag in a Manhattan Beach park was probably placed there within the last nine days, officials said Friday. City workers moving piles of manure onto a truck discovered the partially decomposed body about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The manure pile was delivered to a corner of Polliwog Park near a baseball diamond nine days ago, said homicide Lt. Dave Coleman of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. Investigators believe the body was dumped after the delivery was made.
November 24, 2011 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
The Strand House in Manhattan Beach commands an enviable position at the edge of the ocean-side town overlooking the pier. No accident, since owner Michael Zislis is already a big presence here with his Shade Hotel and a number of casual restaurants, including Mucho, Brewco and Rock 'n Fish. But with the Strand House, the Zislis Group is trying something different from its successful run of beachy restaurants. It has overhauled the former Beaches and turned it into a lavish three-level restaurant and lounge that looks more to Hollywood for its style cues than to the town's laid-back beach culture.
September 18, 1988
After a five-month investigation, sheriff's deputies raided a $1-million-a-day bookmaking operation in Manhattan Beach on Saturday. They arrested four people and seized computers, television monitors and two wire service teletype machines. "This was a pretty big operation," said Deputy Detta Roberts.
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