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Local Surfers, Local Stores, Local Elections and More: This Week's Top Blogs

Here's what you wrote—and read—this week.

Local Surfers, Local Stores, Local Elections and More: This Week's Top Blogs
Hey Patchers, we know not everyone gets a chance to read neighboring sites, but we don't want you to miss out on interesting posts by readers. With that in mind, we've rounded up the top blogs of the week for Los Angeles County. Patch blogs are written by community members like you.

No, we're not making a judgement call on your blogs, these are simply the blogs with the highest readership this week. Here they are (in no particular order):

Venice Beach Surf Hooligans Strike Again: The owner of the Kapowui Surf Club writes about troubles caused by local surfers who are unwilling to share the beach with outsiders.

Mom and Pop Shops Doomed in Harbor: Jim Light believes business establishments that bring a local flavor to Redondo Beach will disappear if current renovation plans continue.

Liberals Cry Racism While Rome Burns and Everyone Is Sleeping: Fortified discusses parties too frequently playing the race card when race may very well not be part of a given issue.

Bridge Over Troubled Water-Gate: Carl Petersen uses recent trouble on a New Jersey bridge to ease into bigger political issues.

School Board Election is Over, On to Governance: Claudia Vizcarra writes that "to move forward, when (elections are) over, we all must accept that the electorate has decided who should represent the community. And, Board members must also accept that they must represent the interests of the entire community..."

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