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The mysterious death of bandleader Jimmie Lunceford

R.J. Marx | Posted 05.05.2016 | Arts
R.J. Marx

In the 1940s, Seaside was witness to a curious and disturbing incident. Despite an abundance of musical clubs and dance halls -- Club Monterey, The Lo...

Ghosts for Trump in Seaside

R.J. Marx | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
R.J. Marx

To the guy who slapped the Trump bumper sticker on the back of my 2004 Audi A4: Ha, ha, ha.

An Appreciation of the Local Grocery

R.J. Marx | Posted 04.05.2016 | Fifty
R.J. Marx

Every town should have one. In Los Angeles, a city of neighborhoods, we lived on Mar Vista's Beethoven Street. The Beethoven Market was the place to ...

The Tears of the World

Tzvi Miller | Posted 03.17.2017 | Arts
Tzvi Miller

A poem for those who with bread to share... Unspoken softly, the smooth silent story spills the secrets. The glow of the moon reveals all, yet, sta...

Finding a Place to Live on the Minimum Wage

R.J. Marx | Posted 03.12.2017 | Business
R.J. Marx

The U.S. Census Bureau deems "30 percent rule" a guideline for the portion of income a family can spend for rent and still have enough left over for other nondiscretionary spending.

A Community Regroups After Police Shooting

R.J. Marx | Posted 02.24.2017 | Crime
R.J. Marx

Probably the most controversial aspect for us at the newspaper was coverage of Goodiding's alleged killer. Phillip Max Ferry, 55, was a longtime county resident when he wasn't incarcerated. Ferry was well-known -- for criminality, addictions and demons.

Of Mice and Mylar

R.J. Marx | Posted 01.29.2017 | HuffPost Home
R.J. Marx

Last Sunday, we saw the first of the elk entering our property.

Falling in love with Lucy the Christmas pup

R.J. Marx | Posted 12.29.2016 | Fifty
R.J. Marx

We haven't had a lot of dogs over the years. Never more than two at a time. Our last Christmas dog was Rinaldo. It is our wont to go Christmas week ...

The 14 Best Small Beach Towns In America

Thrillist | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel

Because we already told you about the country's best beaches, and its best small towns, the next logical step seemed obvious: America's best small beach towns (as in, small towns with beaches; not small beaches with towns). Here are 14 of the country's finest.

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

Findery | Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive.

Most Beautiful Coastal Towns

Travel + Leisure | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Being by the coast can conjure up memories of carefree days and a feeling of possibility. In our ever-connected world, it's a relief to look up from those screens and out onto a soothing expanse of blue.

A Matter of Time

Tricia McCallum | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

It was easy to see the spot had once been grand. I envisioned the well-heeled patrons sipping tea on its wide sweeping deck facing the sea, and a host of fashionably dressed ladies leaning over the balustrade to listen in on the conversations below.

6 Ways to Chill Out in Brittany, France

Fathom | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel

With a romantic landscape of frothy inlets, verdant cliffs, and seaside cottages speckled with orange moss and honeysuckle, off-season or in, Brittany's Emerald Coast is the ultimate escape for rest, relaxation, and serious shellfish.

Utopia by the Sea

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The setting was very well-chosen, on a portion of coastline with undulating sand dunes and perfectly clear waters. I have yet to be in Seaside with bad weather, just as if they even controlled the weather! Bright blue skies and sun all day are usually the norm.

My Greece

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 10.16.2013 | Travel
Anastasia Rubis

I'm boring in Greece. I don't have a car, Internet connection, or TV. I slice tomatoes and cucumbers and sweep the apartment, learning to live with a perpetual dusting from dirt roads.

It's Definitely Coming Down

Al DeLuise | Posted 01.09.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

With all that has happened (and is happening) down the Jersey shore, I can't help but think about all the time I spent down there. Ghosts of my youth can be found up and down the shoreline.

The Drinking Game That Sent Me To The Hospital

Al DeLuise | Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I was at the Jersey Shore over the summer when I came across an ice cream stand selling chocolate-covered bacon. My nephew, Dante, bought a strip for a dollar. "I love it," he said. I fear for our future. But, then again...

PHOTOS: 10 Breathtaking Clifftop Hotels

Departures Magazine | Posted 11.17.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Protection aside, a clifftop perch sends a clear signal to the world that you are commander of all you survey.

Georgia's Black Sea Playground

Tara Isabella Burton | Posted 10.23.2012 | Travel
Tara Isabella Burton

Ever-strange, often invigorating, Batumi's curious charm makes it an ideal seaside destination for travelers in search of the decidedly unconventional.

PHOTOS: Europe's Secret Summer Getaways

Departures Magazine | Posted 09.25.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Many Europeans don't view sightseeing, culture and history as essential components of a summer holiday, since they often have those experiences year-round in their hometowns and cities.

WATCH: The Surrealist Aesthetic And Nostalgic Sounds Of Metronomy | Posted 09.03.2011 | Arts

The crew met up with Josh Mount, near East London's legendary rehearsal studios 'The Premises' for a stroll in the park, a chat about his ph...

What's Worth It: The White Barn Inn - Maine

Suzanne Aaronson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Suzanne Aaronson

White Barn Inn & Spa Why it's worth it: Romantic seaside village retreat for adults with exceptional, locally-sourced food, a serene and lovely pool ...