Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach’s Polliwog Park becomes Polliwog Lake

Manhattan Beach’s Polliwog Park becomes Polliwog Lake

Manhattan Beach’s Polliwog Park has once again flooded, due to the heavy rains that began late last week. The City noted on its Facebook page that Polliwog is actually designed to flood:  “It looks pretty dramatic, but remember, Polliwog Lake is just doing its job. The pond functions as a retention basin for LA County […]

 Ryan McDonald

Plans to renovate Manhattan Beach’s Peck Reservoir okayed

by Ryan McDonald   The Manhattan Beach City council unanimously agreed Tuesday night on a plan to replace the aging Peck Reservoir, stabilizing the city’s largest water storage facility and rejecting proposed  plans to add recreational facilities to the area. The 5-0 vote approves a plan to drain and tear down the existing structure, located […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Ultrafication: The great dining divide

Manhattan Beach Ultrafication: The great dining divide

Downtown restaurants bridge the divide between old and ultra Manhattan Beach, while the city struggles to preserve its small town character.

 Judy Rae

Beach business – Grand reopening of remodeled Manhattan Beach Toyota

Beach business – Grand reopening of remodeled Manhattan Beach Toyota

A two-handed Samurai sword with a wood lacquered case was presented to Manhattan Beach Toyota owners Andrisa and Bradley Sperber

 Judy Rae

Beach celebrations – Manhattan Downtown Businesses host annual holiday tree lighting

Beach celebrations – Manhattan Downtown Businesses host annual holiday tree lighting

Thousands of revelers descended on Manhattan Beach for the Annual Pier Lighting Ceremony

 Kevin Cody

Kushner pushes young guys to win ET Chilli Surf SBBC contest in Manhattan Beach

Kushner pushes young guys to win ET Chilli Surf SBBC contest in Manhattan Beach

Mira Costa High’s Cody Purcell was flying high at the ET Surf SB Boardriders contest Saturday in Manhattan Beach. But he couldn’t keep up with 45-year old, former South African pro Warren Kushner.

 Ryan McDonald

Police arrest two suspected in Manhattan Beach hold-up

by Ryan McDonald Police arrested a man and a woman last month in connection with an armed robbery at an East Manhattan cell phone store. Fernando Andalon-Alvarez, a 22-year-old Torrance resident, and Rebeca Garcia-Aquino, a 21-year-old Lawndale resident, were arrested by in Torrance by Torrance Police Department officers during a traffic stop the evening of […]

 David Mendez

Right Tribe brings artisan style to Manhattan Beach

Right Tribe brings artisan style to Manhattan Beach

  by David Mendez Lauren Kolodny and Johnny Flanagan never actually meant to have a storefront. The couple opened their Etsy store, Right Tribe, in 2014 as a creative outlet deriving from Kolodny’s days running a lifestyle and fashion blog and Flanagan’s production design career. But their business, driven by the growing popularity of Flanagan’s […]

 David Mendez

WeWork coworking startup launches in Manhattan Beach Towers

WeWork coworking startup launches in Manhattan Beach Towers

WeWork members in the newly-opened WeWork Manhattan Beach space on Tuesday. Photo courtesy WeWork by David Mendez December 3 was move-in day at WeWork Manhattan Beach. Laptop users slowly filled up long community tables — known as “hot desks” — in the main room, while more permanent office users get themselves set up in their […]

 Ryan McDonald

Audit of Manhattan Beach finances is positive, council eyes future concerns

Audit of Manhattan Beach finances is positive, council eyes future concerns

by Ryan McDonald Manhattan Beach runs its financial department about as well as a city can, but officials remain wary about key fiscal pressures. This was the message at Tuesday night’s city council meeting, when the city received the highest possible evaluation of its financial disclosures. The audit examined the soundness of the city’s internal […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Police ask help in package thief case

Manhattan Beach Police ask help in package thief case

An alleged package thief was recently caught on a home video surveillance camera in the 700 block of 29th Street in Manhattan Beach. Anyone with information relating to the theft is asked to call Manhattan Beach Detective Navarrette at (310) 802-5125.

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach City Council okays awnings for Strand House

Manhattan Beach City Council okays awnings for Strand House

by Ryan McDonald The Manhattan Beach City Council approved an encroachment permit that allows retractable awnings at the Strand House restaurant at its Tuesday night meeting, bringing up thorny questions about coastal views and intensification of use in the downtown area that had been part of recent discussion of the Downtown Specific Plan. The decision […]

 Ryan McDonald

Crowded city council race in Manhattan Beach

Crowded Council Race At least eight people have filed papers to seek three open seats on the Manhattan Beach City Council, according to the Manhattan Beach City Clerk’s office. Mayor Tony D’Errico and Councilmember Mark Burton filed. The third seat is currently held by Councilmember Wayne Powell, who will be forced out by term limits. […]

 David Mendez

Comic Bug’s ‘Secret Anthology’ fosters new generation of artists

Comic Bug’s ‘Secret Anthology’ fosters new generation of artists

by David Mendez The shelves of The Comic Bug, on Manhattan Beach Boulevard, are regularly stocked with the names of great comic writers and artists, from titans Stan Lee and Jack Kirby to modern-day standard bearers such as Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis and Brian K. Vaughan. Now the Comic Bug’s own roster of creators have […]

 Ryan McDonald

Suspect still at large after pursuit ends in Hermosa Beach

One man was arrested and another remains at large after a pursuit by Manhattan Beach Police officers came to an end in North Hermosa Beach early Friday morning, police said. The chase began about 2 a.m. near the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Prospect Avenue, when MBPD officers observed a white, late-model Chrysler 300 with […]

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