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Like beer? Like to run? These clubs are made for you

Beer and running have finally found a happy medium through a growing social trend: pub runs. Throughout Southern California, more and more running groups are meeting in the vicinity of local breweries to run a few miles before mingling over beers. ...

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  • Entertainment

    Restaurant review: Enjoy tastes of Honduras and Ecuador in Lawndale

    I’m not sure that two restaurants, just a few blocks apart, make for a “Little” anything. But the presence of a Honduran restaurant just three blocks from an Ecuadorian restaurant on generally industrial Prairie Avenue, just south of Rosecrans Avenue in Lawndale, is worth noting. Let’s call it a Very Little Little South of South of the Border strip, where you can delve into two of our least- represented Latin American cuisines. And where, I should add,...

    Merrill Shindler
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  • Dining

    Bag up some tasty seafood at Shrimp By You in Torrance

    Sadly, I stopped writing about the tidal wave of incredibly messy shellfish-in-a-bag joints a while back, simply because they were all pretty much the same place. It’s a culinary trend that began (at least locally) with a restaurant from the Gulf Coast called The Boiling Crab and which picked up an untold number of imitators. That’s fine because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as they say. But, as with the perhaps even larger tidal wave of poke shops, the...

    Merrill Shindler
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  • Health care industry

    Beach Cities Health District to give virtual 3D tour of planned campus revamp

    The Beach Cities Health District is gearing up to unveil plans for a long-envisioned revamp of its 11-acre campus in Redondo Beach. Next month, residents of the South Bay beach cities will get a virtual, 3D glimpse of conceptual plans to make over the Prospect Avenue campus with a senior living facility with up to 400 units and much-needed infrastructure upgrades to the district’s aging four-story medical building. A...

    Megan Barnes
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  • Health

    Anthem cites soaring drugs costs to justify 35% rate hike in California

    Health insurance giant Anthem predicts Californians will pop a lot more pills next year. To make the case for a hefty premium hike in the state’s individual insurance market, Anthem Blue Cross has forecast a 30 percent jump in prescription drug costs for 2018. Such a sharp increase is nearly double the estimates of two other big insurers, and it runs counter to industry trends nationally. Prescription drug spending in the U.S. grew 6.1 percent over the 12 months ending in...

    By Chad Terhune California Healthline|

  • Health

    California lags in testing toddlers for lead exposure

    A third of young California children at risk for lead poisoning are not being tested despite state and federal laws that require it, according to a new study—a problem at least partly addressed by legislation now on the governor’s desk. Researchers using data from the state Department of Public Health found that 160,000 children 1 and 2 years old who needed testing never received it. That’s a 34 percent failure rate, the study says. “Our most...

    By Elizabeth Aguilera CALmatters|

  • Politics

    Trump tweets take on GOP holdouts on health legislation

    WASHINGTON >> Sen. John McCain’s opposition to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law has dealt a likely fatal blow to the legislation — and perhaps to the Republican Party’s years of promises to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81-year-old Arizona Republican had emerged as the destroyer of his party’s signature promise to voters. “John McCain never had any intention of...

    By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Going to Queen Mary’s Halloween Dark Harbor? Here are some places to eat

    The Queen Mary is busy with events like concerts, comedy shows, dance parties and even MMA fights happening there. But it’s ghosts, monsters and other creatures that draw some of the biggest crowds of the year during the ship’s annual Dark Harbor event. The popular Halloween event runs Sept. 28-Nov. 1 and includes mazes, monsters and a macabre carnival that attracts about 120,000 people during its run. And while these visitors are looking for scares, they...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Entertainment

    Feed your Italian deli cravings at Giuliano’s in Gardena

    I grew up in New York City, where there were Little Italys everywhere. Not just the famous one in downtown Manhattan, between Chinatown and the Village, but in the Bronx (Arthur Avenue), Brooklyn (Bensonhurst) and pretty much the whole borough of Staten Island. I moved to San Francisco, where there’s a thriving Little Italy in North Beach (also next to Chinatown). And then, to Los Angeles, where there used to be a Little Italy on the east side of Dodger Stadium. But these days,...

    Merrill Shindler
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  • Entertainment

    How a legendary death in a Queen Mary oven inspired Dark Harbor’s new Halloween haunt

    This is a grisly Halloween tale. Decades ago, so goes the story, a chef was murdered on board the Queen Mary by being shoved into his own oven and burned alive. And now, dressed in a tattered and charred chef’s coat and apron, this frightening foodie is once again roaming the ship’s kitchen as the latest spirit to join the band of ghosts, monsters and ghouls who take over the ship for the annual Dark Harbor...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Police

    After PR nightmare, Pieology executives break bread with Torrance police

    Two executives of the Pieology pizza chain brought over a dozen pizzas and met privately with Torrance police officers at a roll call Wednesday to apologize for an employee’s profane message that she typed onto a policeman’s receipt last week. “Pieology apologized to our officers and thanked them for their service,” the department said on Facebook. “They also reaffirmed their support for all first responders by making a generous donation to the...

    Larry Altman
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