You know it’s a safe beach city when you call the police at 2am about a dog barking and 4 cop cars show up…chasing said dog around the neighborhood for 3 hours.

After speaking with one officer, in his car, manning the radio, I learned about other interesting calls that come through Central Office:

1) Loud wind chime complaints

2) Loud wave complaints

3) Repeated suggestions of neutering to help decrease the city’s nasty crow population.

They do get the occasional break in, to homes or cars…but that’s only because the owners admit to leaving doors unlocked.

I’ll admit, I laughed….because it’s funny.

Why can’t all of America be like Manhattan Beach, California?

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Laurie McDermott is a Travel Writer, Life & Bereavement Coach, Speaker at women events and conferences and posts regularly on She also is a recurring guest on many radio & TV shows. Book her here!