Esther Kang

Hypnotic duo

Hypnotic duo

Norma and Philip Barretta, acclaimed psychotherapists living in Rolling Hills Estates, tirelessly pass on their wisdom This past September, 86-year-old Philip Barretta accidentally put on a show at the UCLA Medical Center. He was there for a standard hernia repair, but due to a heart condition, he turned down the general anesthetic that typically accompanies […]

 Esther Kang

SALIM’S LOT [Architecture]

SALIM’S LOT [Architecture]

The three-storied Strand house in Manhattan Beach — built by homeowner Bob Salim, a successful developer — will host FOLA’s annual fundraiser

 Esther Kang

Urban Land Institute urges Manhattan Beach to take multifaceted approach to retrofit downtown

Urban Land Institute urges Manhattan Beach to take multifaceted approach to retrofit downtown

In a 94-page powerpoint presentation, the panel—comprised of developers, architects, land economists and urban planners from across the country—expounded on retail trends, urban design concepts, transportation and parking strategies as well as implementation strategies and progressive governance.

 Esther Kang

Manhattan Beach residents welcome Urban Land Institute’s ears, insight on plight of downtown

Manhattan Beach residents welcome Urban Land Institute’s ears, insight on plight of downtown

Nearly 100 community members, city staff and officials filled the Joslyn Center to share their views about downtown with the eight panelists from the D.C.-based nonprofit.

 Esther Kang

Ministry man: The force behind the revitalization of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church

Ministry man: The force behind the revitalization of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church

Dr. Rev. Sunny Kang was just 21 years old — a college junior in Wisconsin — when he accidentally founded his first church.

 Esther Kang

Drone’s Eye View in the South Bay

Drone’s Eye View in the South Bay

As unmanned aerial vehicles gain prevalence in the skies, South Bay residents and officials — like everyone else — must deal with unprecedented issues of privacy and safety.

 Esther Kang

Manhattan Beach heeds state’s warnings about limiting pier fishing

Manhattan Beach heeds state’s warnings about limiting pier fishing

The city’s temporary fishing ban was lifted Tuesday, but no new regulations are in place.

 Esther Kang

Community pays tribute to Manhattan Beach restaurant owner after sudden heart attack

Clint Clausen, remembered for his vivacious laugh and outgoing personality, owned Four Daughters’ Kitchen with his wife Kori, a yoga teacher.

 Esther Kang

Manhattan Beach City Council continues pause on downtown development

Manhattan Beach City Council continues pause on downtown development

The Manhattan Beach City Council has imposed a one-year moratorium prohibiting any conversion of existing uses in businesses as the city grapples with establishing a long-term vision for its downtown commercial district. Under the interim zoning ordinance, downtown retailers, restaurants, offices and banks may not convert to another type of business until next July when […]

 Esther Kang

After 50 years, Mira Costa’s Class of 1964 reunites on the beach

After 50 years, Mira Costa’s Class of 1964 reunites on the beach

About 215 class members, hailing from 19 states, attended the casual beach soiree at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach.

 Esther Kang

Manhattan Beach officials weigh options for downtown planning

Manhattan Beach officials weigh options for downtown planning

At its Tuesday meeting, the council was posed with a question: does the city want to create a general downtown plan or choose a significantly pricier specific downtown plan?

 Esther Kang

Manhattan Beach siblings aim to raise $5,000 for Wounded Warriors

Manhattan Beach siblings aim to raise $5,000 for Wounded Warriors

Early this year, 9-year-old Emma Cobb saw a television commercial that sprung her to action.

 Esther Kang

Almost a decade after hydroplane crash, Manhattan Beach native pens memoir about family, afterlife

Almost a decade after hydroplane crash, Manhattan Beach native pens memoir about family, afterlife

From his living room today, Donald Ruetz can gaze down at the Flamingo Bay, which on a clear Saturday morning in July 2005 engulfed his family and friends.

 Esther Kang

Manhattan Beach to lift temporary fishing ban at pier early, prohibit snag fishing, heavy fishing lines

Manhattan Beach to lift temporary fishing ban at pier early, prohibit snag fishing, heavy fishing lines

Amid warnings from state agencies that a city lacks the authority to regulate fishing on its pier, Manhattan Beach adopted a new set of fishing regulations Tuesday that will limit the use of certain gears when the ban on pier fishing lifts in two weeks.

 Esther Kang

Time out, downtown

Time out, downtown

Manhattan Beach officials look to find a balance between mom-and-pop shops and the chain retailers, banks and offices that are moving in