Mark McDermott

The education of Jackie Greene

The education of Jackie Greene

Jackie Greene comes to Sainte Rocke.

 Mark McDermott

Environmental issues at the heart of Hermosa Beach’s Measure O debate

Environmental issues at the heart of Hermosa Beach’s Measure O debate

The arguments for and against oil drilling in Hermosa Beach are about many things, including money, health, and the community’s sense of identity. But the success or failure of Measure O hinges perhaps most fundamentally on its real or perceived environmental risks.

 Mark McDermott

El Segundo seniors fight rent hike at Park Vista

Residents of the city-owned senior housing facility Park Vista stormed City Hall Tuesday night, imploring the City Council to forgo rent increases approved by the board that oversees the facility. But more than seeking to forestall the rent increases — which included a 2 percent hike for residents already living at Park Vista and up […]

 Mark McDermott

Redondo Beach’s Chez Melange raided by CHP, state tax agency; chef suffers heart attack

Redondo Beach’s Chez Melange raided by CHP, state tax agency; chef suffers heart attack

Chez Melange, the celebrated Redondo Beach restaurant, was raided last Thursday by officers from the California State Highway Patrol in connection with an investigation of possible tax fraud being conducted by the California State Board of Equalization.

 Mark McDermott

Letters to the Editor: Manhattan Beach on Hermosa oil; POA oil support; E&B economics

Slide rule Dear ER: E&B projects 35.6 Million barrels of Oil can be recovered in Hermosa Beach. The City’s Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) used an Oil Price of $95 per barrel. The total value of E & B’s oil volume claim was $3.4 billion dollars. Union 76 posted on January 1 that our local oil […]

 Mark McDermott

Beach magazine: South Bay Community Calendar

Whale watching The whales have begun passing through the South Bay. The Voyager out of King Harbor offers daily whale watching excursions through April. For reservations or trip times visit voyagerexcursions.com or call (310)944-1219. 233 North Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach   Tuesday, January 20   Manhattan Beach Farmers Market Fresh and organic, locally grown fruits, […]

 Mark McDermott

Swimmer dies of cardiac arrest during LA County Lifeguard training at Mira Costa [UPDATE]

Swimmer dies of cardiac arrest during LA County Lifeguard training at Mira Costa [UPDATE]

The Manhattan Beach Fire Department has issued a statement regarding the death of a swimmer at the LA County Lifeguards annual training certification at Mira Costa High School this morning: At approximately 7:00 a.m. this morning at Mira Costa High School,  LA County Lifeguards were using the pool for annual certification of their personnel.  An […]

 Mark McDermott

Business panel ponders El Segundo’s future

Early in the panel discussion about the future of El Segundo hosted in the still-under-construction elevon Campus El Segundo last week, City Manager Greg Carpenter stood before a large overhead map of the city’s 4.5 square miles and gave a guided tour of the city’s new development. It was an extensive tour, one that included […]

 Mark McDermott

Racoon washes up in Manhattan Beach storm drain, lives to tell about it

Racoon washes up in Manhattan Beach storm drain, lives to tell about it

A local man saved a raccoon following the big storm on Friday.

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach teacher Maggie Mabery named California Teacher of the Year

Manhattan Beach teacher Maggie Mabery named California Teacher of the Year

Manhattan Beach Middle School science teacher Maggie Mabery was identified by the state’s Department of Education as Teacher of the Year.

 Mark McDermott

El Segundo reconsiders TopGolf driving range at the Lakes

Nine months after approving the replacement of its decidedly low-tech municipal driving range at The Lakes in El Segundo with a $23 million high-tech TopGolf facility, the El Segundo City Council last month tabled the deal and moved to have an independent study completed in order to reconsider the financial impact of the proposal. The […]

 Mark McDermott

The laughing yogini: Suzy Nece keeps it loose, and deep, at Manhattan Beach’s Yoga Loft

The laughing yogini: Suzy Nece keeps it loose, and deep, at Manhattan Beach’s Yoga Loft

One by one they arrive in flip-flop-clad feet, wearing loose shirts and carrying yoga mats under their arms. Some are older and graying and possess the creaky backs and various bumps and dents that with time accrue on a human body. Others are middle aged, still mildly athletic, but with a slight hitch in their […]

 Mark McDermott

Proposed El Segundo high tech TopGolf golf range lands in the rough

Proposed El Segundo high tech TopGolf golf range lands in the rough

El Segundo is reexamining its deal to convert the driving range at The Lakes into a high-tech TopGolf range and lounge.

 Mark McDermott

KTLA films white sharks swimming among surfers off Manhattan Beach pier

KTLA films white sharks swimming among surfers off Manhattan Beach pier

Post by KTLA 5 News.

 Mark McDermott

Jonny Perdue debuts “Dark Heart” at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach

Down south the blues tend to come most naturally. Jonny Perdue grew up in Dallas, Texas, in the shadow of such rollicking giants as Stevie Ray Vaughan, T-Bone Walker, and Blind Willie Johnson. When other kids around the country were listening to the zippity-do-dah of Green Day and Blink 182, he was up late getting […]