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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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SPORTS
July 10, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Standout junior volleyball player Zana Muno of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame has picked up where she left off last summer _ dominating again in beach volleyball. She has won tournaments in Long Beach and Manhattan Beach. Last summer, she won the AAU's three major national beach tournaments with three different partners. Muno figures to be one of the top college recruits from the class of 2015. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert Lopez
El Porto Beach in Manhattan Beach reopened Wednesday morning after a shark sighting in the area the day before. A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter spotted the shark, prompting lifeguards to clear the ocean of swimmers and surfers. KTLA reported that the shark was swimming about 15 feet from a surfer. The helicopter circled over an area near the north end of the beach close to El Porto Beach, officials said. Personnel in the aircraft used a public address system to warn people.
BUSINESS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez
Swimmers were cleared from the water off Manhattan Beach on Tuesday evening after a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter spotted a shark, officials said. The copter circled over an area near the north end of the beach close to El Porto Beach, officials said. Personnel in the aircraft used a public address system to warn people. County lifeguards, however, downplayed the sighting. A lifeguard boat responded to the area and reported seeing a juvenile shark about 4 feet long.
NEWS
June 3, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Alpha: Gear for Gent's Darren Gold has brought his pop-up-apalooza to downtown Los Angeles for the summer, setting up his traveling road show shop-in-shop and its curated collection of gifts, gear and garb for guys inside the former Danelli Suits store at Los Angeles and 9th streets. The recently renovated storefront also happens to be wholesale fashion showroom  Park L.A.'s  new Seven Points concept space, which means Alpha will be selling merchandise from some of Park's clients ( Goorin Bros.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
The discovery of a Mexican smuggling boat, which was carrying nearly a ton of marijuana, in Manhattan Beach is part of a growing trend on the beaches of Southern California. Border Patrol agents spotted the panga boat just before 3 a.m. Saturday 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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2013 | By Harriet Ryan
Authorities seized nearly a ton of marijuana Saturday morning from a Mexican fishing vessel that came ashore in Manhattan Beach, federal officials said. The panga boat carrying 1,850 pounds of pot was spotted shortly before 3 a.m., according to Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Two Mexican men were taken into custody and Homeland Security agents are investigating. The boat ran aground near 44th Street and the men were discovered hiding in bushes about 800 yards away, KABC-TV reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
FOOD
May 25, 2013 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I read your articles every week, and I am finally writing to ask for a recipe, because my husband and I are crazy about the Bolognese sauce at Cafe Pierre in Manhattan Beach. Although this is a French restaurant, its sauce puts most Italian restaurants in the L.A. area to shame. I haven't been able to duplicate this one at home, so I need your help. Denni Kopelan Hermosa Beach Dear Denni: Cafe Pierre was happy to share its take on this thick, rich meat sauce.
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