Manhattan Beach’s Polliwog Park has once again flooded, due to the heavy rains that began late last week. The City noted on its Facebook page that Polliwog is actually designed to flood: “It looks pretty dramatic, but remember, Polliwog Lake is just doing its job. The pond functions as a retention basin for LA County […]
The Boy and the Bear: a ‘Third Wave’ coffeehouse arrives in Redondo Beach from Colombia, by way of Sweden
by Mark McDermott The story of the Boy and the Bear begins at a coffeehouse in the small town of Falkenberg, Sweden. Andres Piñeros, a musician and graphic designer, had been asked to “fika” with some Swedish friends — that is, to get together for a cup of coffee. Piñeros is from Colombia, so […]
by Abby McMillen That insatiable tug on a person’s heart to abandon routine in pursuit of purpose: it’s a feeling we can all recall and relate to. Personal evaluation of happiness occurs in a wide range, from grandiose epiphanies to little daily realizations, and everything in between. For Jennifer Capo, the enchantingly wild mind […]
HERMOSA BEACH LOU GIOVANETTI AND HIS BIG BAND ON PIER PLAZA Lou Giovanetti and his Big Band help turn Hermosa Pier Plaza into the South Bay’s answer to Times Square. The East Coast disco ball drops at 9 p.m. But the real New Year’s Eve celebration will begin when the clock strikes midnight, California time. […]
H. Nelson Tracey/cinemacy.com While many critically acclaimed movies are buoyed by their flashy craftsmanship and ostentatious use of cinematic technique (which I love nonetheless when done right), there is an equally fascinating space for the films who reject these notions. Indeed, unassuming style is a technique in and of itself, and when paired with the […]
The Manhattan Beach Police Department is seeking assisting in identifying an elderly gentleman who was found walking on Artesia Boulevard. Contact MBPD at 310 802-5140.
by Mark McDermott Let there be art, Ariel Perkins thought. Mondays are traditionally a night off in the dining industry. But Perkins, the assistant manager of A Basq Kitchen on Redondo Beach’s International Boardwalk, also happens to be an artist. And thus she had a vision in which her two worlds — art and dining […]