Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach’s Body Glove partners with New York’s Marquee Brands

Redondo Beach’s Body Glove partners with New York’s Marquee Brands

Fabled, family-owned Body Glove, the South Bay’s largest surf industry company and one of the most recognized names in worldwide retail, has sold a majority interest to New York-based Marquee Brands.

 Kevin Cody

Family that surfs together wins Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta

Family that surfs together wins Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta

The family theme promoted at the Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta on Sunday carried through all the way to the finals, where brothers Jeff and Greg Browning and Greg’s sons Parker and Drew met Aaron Rosenberg and his sons Jake and Zack.

 Kevin Cody

Skateboard pioneer Jake Piasecki drowns in ocean off of Hermosa Beach [Update]

Skateboard pioneer Jake Piasecki drowns in ocean off of Hermosa Beach [Update]

Seminal Hermosa Beach skaterboarder Jake Piasecki, 46, drowned in the ocean off First Street in Hermosa Beach Thursday evening. “The things he could do on a skateboard were truly magical. He used to tell me that four wheels and a piece of wood will set you free,” former pro skater Dave Hatton said of his lifelong friend.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach historical conservancy comes into 21st century

Though the Manhattan Beach Conservancy was founded in 2006 to “to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Manhattan Beach,” its members don’t want to be stuck in the past.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach warns short term rental websites

Responding to complaints that short term rentals were continuing in spite of the ordinance passed last year against them, the city sent letters to five rental websites, asking them to remove them.

 Mark McDermott

Champions of the Earth: Environmental heroes in the South Bay

Champions of the Earth: Environmental heroes in the South Bay

  Morgan Sliff reports: They may be small in size, but they are big in action.  Isabella and SaraJane Bacallao, Sofia Pizer, and Sofia Prenter  know the ropes when it comes to standing up for a greener community. The four best friends, aged 10 to 13, have become effective environmental activists in Hermosa Beach city politics — as […]

 Caroline Anderson

Making waves, and protecting their source

Surfrider's Craig Cadwallader uses facts, not emotions, as he fights against ocean pollution

Surfrider’s Craig Cadwallader uses facts, not emotions, as he fights against ocean pollution

 Caroline Anderson

Tony D’Errico sworn in as mayor of Manhattan Beach

Tony D’Errico was sworn in as the new mayor at Tuesday night’s council meeting. The first term councilmember took over from Mark Burton, who became mayor last July.

 Kevin Cody

Women stand out in windy Surf Concepts/SB Boardriders contest in Manhattan Beach

Women stand out in windy Surf Concepts/SB Boardriders contest in Manhattan Beach

When the South Bay Boardriders Surf Series began six years ago, organizers were criticized for not having enough women competitors. The club responded by adding women’s divisions and the women responded by ratcheting up their numbers and level of competition each year.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach founder’s house demolished for condos

A house built by one of the city’s founders almost a century ago was demolished on April 1 to make way for new condominiums.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach man guilty of murdering wife 13 years ago

A Manhattan Beach man was found guilty on April 6 of murdering his wife 13 years ago in their Gaslamp District house.

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Waterman Taras Poznik dies in pursuit of giant white sea bass

South Bay Waterman Taras Poznik dies in pursuit of giant white sea bass

Dive N Surf dive boat skipper, free diver and surfer Taras Poznik lost his life Thursday while free diving of off Palos Verdes for giant white Sea Bass.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach Rotary recognizes young musicians

The Manhattan Beach Rotary Club awarded prizes to local middle and high school students for their musical ability at the Marriott on March 21.

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

During the month of April, the Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach public libraries invite the community to participate in a Beach Cities Read with a Book-to-Action series featuring the book Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans by Captain Charles Moore.

 Caroline Anderson

Councilmember seen over Manhattan

On Mar. 10, Manhattan Beach City Councilmember Wayne Powell took a flight over the city in an lightweight plane or ultralight.