by Mark McDermott Those who know Marie Fellhauer know her to be many things. She’s an El Segundo native who grew up to become an LAPD cop and then a councilwoman in her hometown. She’s tough and sweet and articulate and deeply devoted to her community. But those who really know Fellhauer also know that […]
More than 200 people attended Manhattan Beach’s 18th Annual Veterans Day Multi-Generational Event late Wednesday morning. The event was hosted by Mayor Mark Burton and featured keynote speaker General Robert Ord, U.S. Army, and a Veteran’s Day address by the commander of the local US National Guard CDR 578th Brigade Engineer Battalion, LTC Gilbert Rolden. […]
Manhattan Beach’s Scott McFarlane’s beautiful footage of Manhattan Beach from above garnered global attention this week as Gizmodo Español included his video on “10 FLIGHTS OVER THE PLANET VIA DRONE THAT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS,” following a featured stint on National Geographic Nederland. Writes McFarlane: Over the past few months, I have been busy capturing […]
by Mark McDermott Monsignor John Barry has a losing streak that is so uncommonly unlucky, it’s almost lucky. Barry, the legendarily dulcet-toned, charming and charmed Irish priest, has presided over his parish for 33 years. He’s never won the drawing. “Never one thing,” Barry said, not without a note of pride. “Not a nickel.” In […]
by Mark McDermott Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe has endorsed his senior deputy, Manhattan Beach resident and former mayor Steve Napolitano, in the hotly contested race to replace the five-term, powerful and popular fourth district supervisor. In a statement issued Friday, Knabe suggested that Napolitano is the best candidate to continue his own legacy. […]
The Point and Elevon represent new ways of working and shopping, as well as a turning point for El Segundo Second in a series by Mark McDermott This summer, Tony and Kris D’Errico spent long days working to get their new Bella Beach Kids storefront ready to open at The Point, the new shopping center […]
The City Council Tuesday night received a proposed preliminary budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 that dips slightly into reserves in order to balance but also contains some hopeful signs. The budget, which was discussed more thoroughly at two strategic planning meetings in August, showed a gap in expenses over revenue of about $1.2 million, which […]
by Mark McDermott This weekend an estimated 30,000 people will gather at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds for KAABOO, a major new music festival that is being marketed as Coachella for adults. It features headliners such as the Killers, the Zac Brown Band, No Doubt and Snoop Dogg. KAABOO includes features unlike […]
by Ryan McDonald Councilwoman Carolyn Petty was elected mayor of Hermosa Beach by acclamation Tuesday night. Petty, who had been serving as mayor pro tempore, received the support of all three other council members. Councilman Hany Fangary will take Petty’s place as mayor pro tempore. The mayoralty in Hermosa Beach is typically a nine-month position […]
El Segundo balances growth with its hometown character to emerge as the South Bay’s most vital city by Mark McDermott El Segundo City Manager Greg Carpenter relishes the opportunity to give tours in the town he manages and grew up in. These tours, in Carpenter’s city-issued 2004 Crown Victoria sedan, have been occurring with […]
Rich flavors and superb ingredients catapult a new Hermosa Beach restaurant, featuring both stratospheric quality and prices, to regional acclaim by Richard Foss The chef’s art has an interesting bell curve. At one end is simple diner food, uncomplicated home cooking served somewhere other than home. As prices and expectations rise, the […]
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine finds a home in El Segundo.
by Mark McDermott The story begins with an architect and yoga teacher named Peter Sterios, who had a realization one day that the mats he and his fellow yogis using were not conducive to the practice of yoga. This was nearly two decades ago, when yoga was far from the mainstream. A common practice then […]
Rachel Reeves was given seven months to report and write a book about a small South Pacific island nearly wiped out by a cyclone 17 years ago. She produced a masterpiece by Mark McDermott Last year, a young woman from a small island in the South Pacific was going about her daily business when she […]
Patrick Killen helped define the modern architecture that emerged in the South Bay over the last quarter century. Now in the late stages of lymphoma, he has only gratitude, not regrets.