Last Saturday evening, on March 29, over 500 people gathered on the Manhattan Beach pier and switched on their LED-powered candles in the name of Earth Hour, a community action to demonstrate a commitment to making Manhattan Beach a 100 percent renewable energy powered city by 2025.
The candlelight action followed a two-and-a-half hour MB2025 forum at the Joslyn Community Center, where over 100 residents, environmental representatives, and elected officials listened to presentations by some of America’s leading environmental figures. Read more »
Sona Kalapura Coffee serves as the city’s environmental programs manager. Since August her arrival in 2008, she has been the force behind several cutting edge “green” policy enactments, including high-profile bans on plastic bags, smoking in public places, and polystyrene products in restaurants. She also organized two climate-related public actions, 2009’s Amazing Waving Human Tide Line and the MB2025 Forum, which took place two Saturdays ago and launched Manhattan Beach’s effort to convert entirely to renewable energy by 2015. It is no coincidence that Coffee’s tenure dovetails with Manhattan Beach’s efforts to go green. Read more »
Last year, Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of aerospace giant SpaceX, spoke to a room of Chapman University students in Orange County as part of a TEDx program. Her address was titled “Engineering America” and... Read more »
Matix Clothing and Tyler Surfboards team up for a collection that reflects timeless style, performance, hot rod culture and surfing's roots. Tyler Hatzikian has over 25-years of commitment to improving his skills as both a shaper and glasser. Tyler’s surfboards are not only far from replica, they are developing a reputation of being iconic on their own. He is proud to carry on the planer after following the footsteps of the legendary craftsmen of his local surf community in the South Bay.
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It took 86 years for the Boston Red Sox to shake off the Curse of the Bambino. Redondo Beach triathlete Erin Beresini hopes to rid her own Boston curse in three years. Beresini and husband Jimmy Wills,... Read more »
The South Bay’s Alex Gray was awarded “Wave of the Winter” last Thursday at the South Bay Big Wave Challenge Night held at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse. The event commemorated surfers brave enough to take on the heavies and the photographers who captured them. It was a epic night celebrating a winter to remember, especially the first weekend of March, which produced the biggest swell since the El Nino year of 1983. Read more »
Mira Costa’s baseball program had a reunion Saturday, but before its varsity team took on players of the past in the annual Alumni Game, a ceremony was held dedicating a bronze plaque in honor former captain Henry... Read more »
“I look forward to taking it surfing, cruising down Hermosa Avenue and the Esplanade and making it my daily driver,” he said and joked, “and maybe letting my wife drive it if she’s lucky.” DZ Read more »
One of my favorite things about diving our local waters is sharing the beauty of the sea with others. On many occasions I exited the water, only to have a curious beachgoer ask me what I saw down there. After trying to explain how wonderful slugs, worms, snails and algae can be, my fiance and I began printing identification cards with our underwater photos. Like a religious convert I love sharing what I have found with others. Read more »
In between studies in the middle of his fall semester, young Colton Sarlo dreamed of getting away.
“Colton came up to me and was like, ‘Dad, I want to get tubed,” Malibu Legend and Father, Allen Sarlo said. “I said, ‘We’re going to P-Pass for Christmas vacation.” Read more »
By the time Guy Gabriele realized his 8-year-old daughter, Sylvie, had gone missing, he was already flustered. It was 1978, the year his restaurant Crepe Pierre opened its doors in downtown Manhattan Beach. Read more »
Golf: El Camino College will be hosting the 27th Annual Warriors Athletics Golf Classic on Friday, May 9 at Los Verdes Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes. The four-person scramble tournament begins at 1 p.m. and is... Read more »