Brad Jacobson

Take a Video Tour of North Manhattan Beach / El Porto

Take a Video Tour of North Manhattan Beach / El Porto

By Brad Jacobson Welcome to North Manhattan Beach, more commonly referred to as El Porto. This section of Manhattan Beach is located just 3 miles south of LAX. El Porto is lined with quaint stores, restaurants, bars, hotels, gyms, spas and more. The beach at El Porto is home to world class volleyball and great surfing. […]

 Eddie Solt

Walk of Fame: Dennis Jarvis Keeps Local Surf Culture Alive

Walk of Fame: Dennis Jarvis Keeps Local Surf Culture Alive

Part II of the Dennis Jarvis story chronicling his determination in the world of Surfing and the building of his brand, Spyder Surfboards.

 Mike Purpus

Pipeline: Prunauer credits Torrance neighbors for surfing inspiration

Pipeline: Prunauer credits Torrance neighbors for surfing inspiration

Andy Prunauer is a young local shaper who is making waves with his progressive designs, “Proper Surfboards.”

 Judy Rae

Healthy Nostalgia at Hermosa Beach’s Ocean Diner

Healthy Nostalgia at Hermosa Beach’s Ocean Diner

Ocean Diner seems designed to appeal to a sense of nostalgia. The soundtrack is the Andrews Sisters and Benny Goodman, newspapers on the walls trumpet the Battle of the Bulge, and the décor reminds us of a time when, though conflict raged, the world seemed less complicated.

 Eddie Solt

Legends of Surf Weekend

Legends of Surf Weekend

The Eighth Annual Spyder Surf Fest presented by Kinecta Federal Credit Union returns to Hermosa Beach during the Legends of Surf Weekend April 3-4. The Festival kicks off with the acclaimed comedy “Point Break Live” followed by the Surfers’ Walk of Fame Inductions, the LA Surf Awards, and live music and more.

 Eddie Solt

SBBC Event #3 Presented by Becker Surf Contest

SBBC Event #3 Presented by Becker Surf Contest

Groms, weather, slip and slide add to the stoke of South Bay Boardrider contest

 Esther Kang

Hermosa Beach considers strategies to repay $17.5M in aftermath of Measure O

Measure O’s overwhelming defeat at the polls on March 3 came with a price tag. A grassroots campaign defeated E&B Natural Resources’ proposal to drill for oil at the city’s maintenance yard by a 4-1 ratio, emphatically rejecting potentially millions of dollars in city revenues in favor of upholding the city’s ban on oil drilling. […]

 Caroline Anderson

Pedestrian accident ties up traffic on Sepulveda

Pedestrian accident ties up traffic on Sepulveda

An early morning accident has tied up traffic on Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach.

 Caroline Anderson

Firing line

Firing line

Students, parents and teachers speak out, but the Manhattan Beach school board upholds its decision to fire a popular teacher

Students, parents and teachers speak out, but the Manhattan Beach school board upholds its decision to fire a popular teacher

 Rachel Reeves

Kelsey Fair, the artist behind Hermosa Beach anti-oil posters, sheds anonymity

Kelsey Fair, the artist behind Hermosa Beach anti-oil posters, sheds anonymity

“I just wanted to say something,” says artist Kelsey Fair.

 Eddie Solt

SBSSA Team Challenge High School Surf Contest

SBSSA Team Challenge High School Surf Contest

Mira Costa remains unbeaten as the surf team wins the SBSSA Team challenge held at the Hemosa Beach Pier last Saturday.

 Mark McDermott

El Segundo local launches ‘Bike to Surf’ campaign

El Segundo local launches ‘Bike to Surf’ campaign

Surfer Cameron Brown isn’t driving to surf for the next year.

 Kathryn Cross

Manhattan Beach band makes international splash

Manhattan Beach band makes international splash

Within the past two years, Manhattan Beach residents Sidney Sartini, 17, Ruby Carr, 17, and Natalia Panzarella, 17, formed a band called Bahari, wrote over thirty songs and signed a joint contract with Interscope Records.

 Caroline Anderson

The surfing valedictorian

The surfing valedictorian

Sara Kohrogi is the Mira Costa surf team’s first-ever valedictorian.

 David Mendez

Traffic worries spur Legado Redondo battle

Traffic worries spur Legado Redondo battle

As the fervor fades over the development proposed in the city’s recent election, a low rumble is beginning to pick up at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Palos Verdes Boulevard. There, resident concerns are growing over the potential construction of a new mixed-use development at a 4.3 acre site at the southeast corner […]

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