A collision between a white Jeep and a black sedan closed down Sepulveda Boulevard, between Sixth and Third streets, between 2:30 and 3:30 Thursday afternoon.
Police are seeking help in finding a Manhattan Beach woman who has been missing since Saturday afternoon. Nancy Paulikas was last seen 3 p.m. Saturday at the Los Angeles Museum of Art and History, according to the Manhattan Beach Police Department. Paulikas, 55, has brown/gray hair, blue eyes, stands 5’7, and weighs approximately 140 pounds. Paulikas was […]
by Ryan McDonald The dunes are covered in concrete, the vacant lots swallowed by suburbia, the alleys prowled by police. Even the Pacific Ocean seems pacified: Surfing, once the pastime of drop-outs and derelicts, now comfortably draws hedge-funders to the lineup. Can the South Bay still howl with the call of the wild? Andrew Szabo […]
Each year the Annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair improves the arts and crafts offered sale
by Ryan McDonald Facing significant public pressure, the Manhattan Beach Unified School District unanimously voted last week to rescind the censure of board member Christine Cronin-Hurst. The board had previously voted to censure Cronin-Hurst at its June meeting over her alleged disclosure of confidential information from a closed-session meeting of the school board. The closed […]
39th Annual Manhattan Beach 10K
by Ryan McDonald Unknown suspects damaged a giant mural at the Manhattan Beach Middle School campus late last month, scrawling graffiti over the school’s mascot and prompting a police investigation into the vandalism. Written across a massive wall-size painting of a wave at the heart of campus, the graffiti featured insignia suggesting that it may […]
By Randy Angel Former Redondo Union High School and UC Berkeley distance runner Simon Schmidt has enjoyed success on cross country and track courses throughout his career, but a winning the Manhattan Beach 10K Saturday morning holds a special place in his heart. “There is something special about road races,” Schmidt said/ “They bring out […]
The Passion of Delfina: Local musician brings her socially conscious songs to the stage at the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair this weekend
by Ryan McDonald The word “aspiration” is commonly taken today to refer to a goal or ambition, strongly desired. Its root, though, is in phonetics. An “aspiration” is the burst of breath that accompanies certain sounds of speech. Hold your hand in front of your mouth, say the word “put,” and you will feel it […]
by Mark McDermott An actress, a diplomat, a high-powered sports entrepenuer, two athletes who became business leaders and a legendary surfer who became equally legendary as a captain of the surf industry comprise this year’s new inductees to the Mira Costa Hall of Fame. The six alumni will be honored all day Friday, starting with […]
“The Maltese Falcon” was the latest selection of the Big Read event, a county-wide program that selects books for people to read and discuss at library events. Last Wednesday’s event served as the kickoff of the series, and dozens of people to talk noir and listen to swing music from the Hollywood Rhythm Kings. The […]
by Ryan McDonald Overcoming concerns about going over budget, the Manhattan Beach City Council approved a contract for the construction of a “skate spot” in an East Manhattan park at its Tuesday night meeting. Construction on the Marine Avenue Park skate spot will begin October 10 and is set to be completed by December 16. […]
By Randy Angel Written on Edna Davis’ birthday cake were the words 95 Years Young which was fitting because, although her body has slowed, her mind is a youthful as ever. Davis celebrated her 95th birthday at her Manhattan Beach home Sunday with dozens of friends and family. A popular topic of discussion among her […]
by Ryan McDonald This is the third in a series of articles exploring stakeholder opinions on the forthcoming Downtown Specific Plan Carol Perrin arrived in Manhattan Beach in 2009 after leaving Bel-Air, one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Southern California. But despite Bel-Air’s vaunted reputation, for Perrin there is no question that her quality […]
Marine Street Cafe, at Marine Street and Highland, closed last week after owner Skylar Tourigny and landlords Michael Leigh and Michael Quagletti were unable to agree on a lease extension. The neighborhood restaurant is to be replaced by a French restaurant, owned by an award winning chef from the Brittany area in France. Marine Street is the second, mid-priced Manhattan Beach restaurant in the the past month to be replaced by a more upscale restaurant.