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 »
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 »
Thursday, April 10 Big Wave Challenge Awards Winners of the South Bay Boardriders Big Wave awards will be announced tonight, preceded by a vimeo of the five finalists. Waves reached 30-feet the weekend of March 1 and... Read more »
A group of city officials, residents and environmental advocates are leading the community in the launch of MB 2025, a visionary campaign aimed at switching 100 percent of the city’s power supply from fossil fuel to renewable energy in a decade’s time. Read more »