telegraphWalking through the streets of this beachfront city in Los Angeles County, don’t be surprised if you start humming Sheryl Crow’s breakthrough 1994 hit… the one where “all (she) wants to do is have some fun, until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard.”

Sitting on a sparkling bay with a broad, curving golden beach, LA’s little sister is mostly void of her elder sibling’s rougher edges – a comparatively safe and vibrant municipality that oozes a bit of hippiness, a touch of surf and skater grunge, and a splash of outright affluence.

Sunday Telegraph, November 1, 2015

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