Kevin Cody

Word on the street: Manhattan Village’s new wave, new and old political money, Proud Bird soars again

Word on the street: Manhattan Village’s new wave, new and old political money, Proud Bird soars again

Manhattan Village gets a new wave sculpture, candidate fundraising begins for 2016, Proud Bird to soar again….

 Kevin Cody

State limits Hermosa Beach tidelands oil revenue spending

State limits Hermosa Beach tidelands oil revenue spending

A State Lands Commission finding may reduce Hermosa Beach’s potential oil drilling proceeds by approximately 20 percent.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach friendship ends with grand jury indictment alleging fraud

Manhattan Beach friendship ends with grand jury indictment alleging fraud

A very public Manhattan Beach friendship that endured three decades of triumphs and tragedies ends with a grand jury indictment for fraud.

 Alyssa Morin

Neighborhood Grinds closed

Neighborhood Grinds coffee shop on Artesia Boulevard was, by many customer accounts, busy and thriving. So it surprised locals last week, when they made their regular swing by the North Redondo spot, to find the shop’s doors locked and an eviction notice on the window.

 Kevin Cody

El Segundo honors Kings, announces goal of 100 new businesses

El Segundo honors Kings,  announces goal of 100 new businesses

Kings announcer and former player Daryl Evans accepted the El Segundo Champion of Business award last Wednesday, on behalf of the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions, who train at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Chamber CEO Maureen Hunt retires

Hermosa Chamber CEO Maureen Hunt retires

Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce CEO Maureen Hunt announced her retirement last week. CPA Kimberlee MacMullan has been appointed interim CEO.

 Kevin Cody

Second 100 room hotel proposed for downtown Hermosa Beach [Updated]

A 100-room hotel proposal for 11th Street in downtown Hermosa Beach will be reviewed by the city council at its Tuesday, September 9 meeting. The proposed, block-long site is currently occupied by a three story apartment house, with Burritos Brothers Mexican restaurant on the ground floor, an adjoining parking lot and several, neighboring single family office buildings.

 Ryah Cooley

CrossFit Horse Power comes to Hermosa Beach

This is the gym’s second location

 Kevin Cody

Beach City infill development proposals reach historic level in 2013

Developments begun in 2007 and derailed by the 2008 recession are back on track

 Kevin Cody

Former Hermosa, Manhattan mayors panel discuss oil, elections, zoning

Former Hermosa, Manhattan mayors panel discuss oil, elections, zoning

Oil drilling and council elections in Hermosa and zoning in downtown Manhattan Beach were among the topics discussed last week during the Talk About LA  Round Table at The Lounge in Hermosa Beach. The panelist were former Manhattan Mayor Bob Holmes, former Hermosa Mayor Michael Keegan, Easy Reader publisher Kevin Cody and community activist Gerry O’Connor. […]

 Kevin Cody

Shaggo carpeted skateboard turns to KickStarter for the holidays

Palos Verdes High running coach and 1988 Olympian Jeff Atkinson is hoping to make foot travel more comfortable this holiday season with his Shaggo Grom Skateboard. Atkinson launched a KickStarter.com campaign last week with a goal of $15,000 to manufacture and ship 600 Shaggo Groms this holiday season. On Monday, he had surpassed the halfway […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Chamber would rename Sepulveda Boulevard to PCH

Changing the name of Sepulveda Boulevard to Pacific Coast Highway was one of the less ambitious goals outlined by Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce CEO James O’Callaghan Wednesday morning at a Joselyn Center meeting for new members. Changing downtown zoning to favor businesses that generate sales taxes over businesses that don’t was one of the […]

 Kevin Cody

It takes a village to sell a home in Manhattan Beach

“The number one demand among new Manhattan Beach home buyers is ‘walk to town,’” Northwest Realtor David Salzman told the roughly 200 attendees at the Manhattan Beach Chamber’s economic forum Friday morning at the Manhattan Beach Marriott. “People don’t want to use their cars,” Salzman said. “Proximity to the beach is critical for some, but […]

 Kevin Cody

Word on the Street: Waxman on BRAC, MB Chamber welcomes new businesses

  Waxman opposes new LA Air Force Base review In a break with President Obama, 33rd Congressional District representative Henry Waxman has expressed “strong opposition to the proposal in the President’s Budget for FY 2014 to establish another Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) in 2015.” In 2005 the Representative Jane Harman and local […]

 Esther Kang

Manhattan Beach Chamber expo showcases local services, wares

“A day of selling, a year of sales” was the theme of the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Business Expo held last Thursday at the Joslyn Center. More than two dozen businesses, ranging from Lido restaurant and Manhattan Village Mall to Keylingo Translations, showed off their wares and services. For a complete list of vendors, […]

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