Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach Country Club sold for $73 million

Manhattan Beach Country Club sold for $73 million

The Bay Club Company, a luxury health club operator, originating in San Francisco, has been expanding regionally. It will take over operations of the Manhattan Country Club at the beginning of June

  by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach Country Club has been sold to Bay Club for $73 million in a deal that will also net the City of Manhattan Beach $730,000. The Bay Club Company, a luxury health club operator, originating in San Francisco, has been expanding regionally. It will take over operations of the […]

 Mark McDermott

SoCalGas line project disrupts North Manhattan Beach

SoCalGas line project disrupts North Manhattan Beach

The El Segundo Gas Loop project is in its final stages

  by Mark McDermott Jeremy Gonzalez lives right off Highland Avenue in North Manhattan Beach and works the graveyard shift just down the street at the Scattergood power plant in El Segundo. In February, he saw crews from the Southern California Gas Company begin work a few blocks away from his home, digging trenches, creeping […]

 Brad Jacobson

Current Events , The Last True News Stand in Manhattan Beach (VIDEO)

Current Events , The Last True News Stand in Manhattan Beach (VIDEO)

Current Events , The Last True News Stand in Manhattan Beach, a video produced by Civic Couch for the Easy Reader Downtown Manhattan Beach use to have many stores where you could find newspapers and magazines, not any more except for Current Events. Host Steve Napolitano takes us on a walk through of Current Events […]

 Mark McDermott

Mirror twins who beat cancer together cycle Tour de Pier

Mirror twins who  beat cancer together  cycle Tour de Pier

Annual cancer fundraiser is expected to draw 1500 riders and raise $1 million

  by Mark McDermott Claudia Levin and her identical twin sister Colleen came into the world 15 seconds apart. The so-called mirror twins —  Claudia is left-handed and outgoing, Colleen right-handed and more reserved — have followed each other closely ever since. This closeness took a tough turn last year. In early January, Colleen received […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach new Roundhouse Aquarium will be ‘magic,’ Cambridge 7 architect promises

Manhattan Beach new Roundhouse Aquarium will  be ‘magic,’ Cambridge 7 architect promises

The Manhattan Beach City Council unanimously approved a $2.5 million redesign of the nearly 100 year old Roundhouse Aquarium by famed aquarium architects Cambridge Seven, of Boston.

 Kevin Cody

Jimmy Miller Surf N Turf is unique surfing and volleyball competition

Jimmy Miller Surf N Turf is unique surfing and volleyball competition

The 7th Annual Dig for Jimmy and Doug Surf and Turf contest attracted over 100 competitors, of all ages, for what is believed to be the world’s only surf and volleyball contest.

 Kevin Cody

Steampunk look no big deal in Manhattan Beach

Steampunk look no big deal in Manhattan Beach

Avalon Kennedy, Sylvester Northcole and Emma Hallon walked along the beach south of the Manhattan Beach pier Saturday afternoon in steampunk dress to assess the public’s reaction to people whose appearances violates conventional norms.

 Kevin Cody

Former DA, former Aerospace CEO propose differing challenges at Manhattan Beach Economic Summit

Former DA, former Aerospace CEO propose differing challenges at Manhattan Beach Economic Summit

Former DA, former Aerospace CEO propose differing challenges at Manhattan Beach Economic Summit

 Judy Rae

Summer Calendar 2017 – Kids camps

Summer Calendar 2017 – Kids camps

    Hermosa Beach Kids Camp Hermosa Valley Park June 26 through August 25 Children ages 6 to 13 participate in sports, drama, cooperative games, crafts, beach activities and off-site excursions, encouraging social, physical and creative development. Nine weeks of camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.with an option of extended “After Camp” until 6 […]

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach’s Terry McDermott pens hardball inquiry “Off Speed”

Manhattan Beach’s Terry McDermott pens hardball inquiry “Off Speed”

  by Ryan McDonald In August 1982, Major League Baseball fined pitcher Gaylord Perry $250 and suspended him for 10 days. The penalties originated from an umpire’s ruling that Perry, then pitching for the Seattle Mariners, had doctored two of his pitches in a game against the Boston Red Sox. News of the suspension was […]

 Teri Marin

Pro skater Whitehead holds clinic for Manhattan Beach Girl Scouts got wheels

The newly opened Marine Avenue Skate Park in Manhattan Beach

  The newly opened Marine Avenue Skate Park in Manhattan Beach hosted a clinic for Beach Cities Girl Scout Troop 3645 last month. The clinic was led by pro skateboarder Cindy Whitehead Whitehead, author of the recently published, “It’s Not About Pretty: a Book About Radical Skater Girls.” In her book, the Hermosa Beach native […]

 Mark McDermott

Gelson’s supermarket project approved by Manhattan Beach council

Gelson’s supermarket project approved by Manhattan Beach council

by Mark McDermott After 30 months of often rancorous debate within the community, Gelson’s supermarkets Tuesday night finally won approval to build a grocery store on Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach. The City Council unanimously voted to direct staff to draft a resolution for approval of the proposed 27,900 sq. ft. Gelson’s and a 6,684 […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach’s Smith was retired Naval officer, social leader

Manhattan Beach’s Smith was retired Naval officer, social leader

Don Smith, of Manhattan Beach, a retired Naval officer and social leader, passed away on April 26 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance at the age of 92.

 David Mendez

Comic Bug brings the Free Comic Day party ‘back home’

Comic Bug brings the Free Comic Day party ‘back home’

by David Mendez This year’s Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 6, is a homecoming of sorts for the crew of The Comic Bug. Over the past two years, owner Mike Wellman and his crew have split their energy between their Manhattan Beach store, 1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd., and their relatively-new Culver City location, 4267 […]

 Kevin Cody

Live Oak legend returns to Manhattan Beach basketball tourney

Live Oak legend returns to Manhattan Beach basketball tourney

After fighting their way through the early rounds of the annual Live Oak 3-on-3 basketball tournament on one of the hottest days of the year, the father-and-son-plus-one team known as Dad and Gramps had a clear strategy going into the finals Friday afternoon

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