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If Memorial Day is the unofficial start to Summer, one thing Manhattan Beach locals may be wondering is: Are we in for a chilly, cloudy Summer like the one we saw 5 years ago?

We haven't really had many hot and sunny days here since roughly March, and this holiday weekend may not see temps break 70 degrees.

The Summer of 2010 saw more foggy, cool days than sunny ones, it seemed. A stubborn marine layer hung low over the South Bay on days that nature intended for rollicking around outside on the sand. You could still play at the beach – you just needed a sweatshirt.

Some called it the "Bummer Summer." Others were happy about the free air conditioning while inland areas baked.

Well, this is no climate blog. Please take the time this weekend to salute the…

This weekend is not just a great time to pick from among the growing range of options for open houses... which is free... but also to check out the annual Sophisticated Snoop tour, giving you the chance to see some of the most artful homes in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa in full-dress glory.

That includes this Hermosa Strand modern, plus an MB Strand home and others in the Sand & Tree sections of Manhattan Beach.

See this DigMB post for more, including links to each property, and pick up tickets at the door of any property – or see here for more on the Snoop.

To plan your (free) open-house tours for this week, try this Redfin map list of open houses, or click here for the Beach Reporter list of opens

Don't forget, when previewing homes here on MB…

It's a weekend to celebrate mom!

If it so happens that she's looking for a home in Manhattan Beach, the good news is there are several new options. But mainly you'll want to take her Saturday. Real estate agents seem this year to be even more respectful of Mother's Day than Easter, by limiting Sunday showings.

To plan your open-house tours for this week, try this Redfin map list of open houses, or click here for the Beach Reporter list of opens

Don't forget, when previewing homes here on MB Confidential, you can click "Open All Images" right above the main listing photo to get immediate display of all the listing photos at once.

Sand Section

217 27th (3br/3ba, 2850 sqft.) offers a world-class, prime Manhattan Beach lot.

West of Highland, with…

Did you see the big fight Saturday? 

Yep, defeating the Spurs in 7 rounds was an epic finish for the local basketball team. (No PPV fees, either.)

Mad props to our local MB resident Clippers, in particular.

You may now officially sigh with relief and believe.

To plan your open-house tours for this week, try this Redfin map list of open houses, or click here for the Beach Reporter list of opens

Don't forget, when previewing homes here on MB Confidential, you can click "Open All Images" right above the main listing photo to get immediate display of all the listing photos at once.

Tree Section

If they hold the open house at 2101 Walnut (5br/4ba, 3400 sqft.), it's worth a look both for the pleasant style and to get an upfront reminder of what $3M buys