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American snapshot: Hermosa Beach

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC


Driving around the South Bay today in search of wind damage, I came across something you don't often encounter on the left coast, or much anywhere west of the Midwest. This display of Swedish American pride in an apartment window on Hermosa Avenue came replete with a traditional Christmas ornament (squint and you'll see it), a straw animal figurine.

Let the holiday glögg flow. With more wind predicted, a cup sounds pretty good at the moment.

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