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.
The biography of the songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard is an unlikely combination of gratitude, grit and outright cussedness.
Redondo Beach honors its veterans on Memorial Day.
Pioneering Americana band plays Music on the Meadows at Terranea
A.J. Bartholomew was already a gigging hard rock guitar player by the time he was a sophomore at Mira Costa High School. He was also a good student, a wrestler and a football player. But everybody already knew what he really was, deep down — a rock and roller. English teacher Mike McCavan could tell […]
A blaze in a storage room behind a downtown Manhattan Beach business late Tuesday was contained by quick MBFD response.
The Manhattan Beach Police Department released the following statement today: On April 22, 2015, at approximately 11:08 a.m., Manhattan Beach Police Department responded to First Lutheran Church (1100 N Poinsettia Ave, Manhattan Beach CA 90266) regarding a threatening phone message. Officers were advised that a church employee, who was checking phone messages, discovered a threatening […]
Hermosa Beach Mayor Peter Tucker delivered his State of the City address last week to an audience of residents, city employees and business people at the Beach House hotel, where he touted recent city accomplishments and set goals for the year to come.
Hermosa resident Robert Fortunato, who lives with his wife and son in the city’s first carbon-neutral home, hopes activists that stepped up against Measure O remain engaged in the eco-movement. From Fortunato’s point of view, Measure O was just the tip of a large iceberg.
Surfer Cameron Brown isn’t driving to surf for the next year.