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“Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” author William Finnegan comes to Manhattan Beach

“Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” author William Finnegan comes to Manhattan Beach

by Ryan McDonald You probably know Eustace Tilley, even if the name doesn’t sound familiar. He’s the mascot of the New Yorker magazine, decked out in gloves and top hat, studying a butterfly through a monocle. In a small history of the famous lepidopterist, one writer observed that it was not clear whether readers of […]

 Randy Angel

Lifeguards to compete for coveted Wieland Shield at 54th International Surf Festival

Lifeguards to compete for coveted Wieland Shield at 54th International Surf Festival

by Randy Angel Many of the world’s best lifeguards will display their athletic and lifesavings skills at the Hermosa Beach Pier this weekend when teams from California and Australia compete for the coveted Wieland Shield as part of the 54th International Surf Festival. The 24th edition of the biannual lifeguard competition pits defending champion Victorian […]

 Brad Jacobson

Gliding Entrepreneurs, the Affordable Electric Bike

Gliding Entrepreneurs, the Affordable Electric Bike

Video by Brad Jacobson While researching for a previous video for the Civic Couch Show we came across two South Bay residents Indiegogo project and were amazed at the popularity of this fundraising project. The project is for the Wave electric bike and has already raised over $800,000 and the company have over 900 orders. […]

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach Police Beat

A car was stolen from the El Porto parking lot on July 14 between 9:30 and 10:45 p.m.

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

About Town in Manhattan Beach

The Bo Bridges Gallery celebrates its second anniversary in downtown Manhattan Beach with a limited edition release party on July 23 and 24 from 7 to 10 p.m.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach kid with Down Syndrome holds own in rigorous Junior Lifeguard program

Manhattan Beach kid with Down Syndrome holds own in rigorous Junior Lifeguard program

Kirra Troeger became the first Down Syndrome kid to pass the Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard swim test. Then came the real test

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach council revamps meeting rules

Manhattan Beach council revamps meeting rules

The Manhattan Beach City Council significantly revised its meeting protocol Tuesday night with the intention of improving public engagement.

 Caroline Anderson

School board approves tentative plan for campuses

School board approves tentative plan for campuses

The Manhattan Beach school board unanimously approved the final draft of its 10-year plan on July 15, ending a six-month process.

 Caroline Anderson

Neighbors challenge proposed Gelson’s

Neighbors challenge proposed Gelson’s

An El Segundo-based developer has proposed building a Gelson’s Market on the vacant lot on Sepulveda Boulevard between Sixth and Eighth streets. But at least some in the community don’t want it.

 Brad Jacobson

Boho Beach Fashion Looks With Tanya Monaghan

Boho Beach Fashion Looks With Tanya Monaghan

Boho-Chic is a style of fashion drawing on various bohemian and hippie influences.  Many elements of boho-chic became popular in the late 1960’s and the look has resurfaced throughout the years since. The boho-chic look is currently one of the most popular looks, so the Civic Couch Show teamed up with fashion blogger Tanya Monaghan of […]

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach approves food waste recycling

Manhattan Beach approves food waste recycling

The City Council approved a food waste recycling program at its July 7 meeting.

 Caroline Anderson

Plans for Begg Pool stir controversy

Plans for Begg Pool stir controversy

Manhattan Beach’s Begg Pool could get a major upgrade as part of the master facilities plan that the school district is developing for the next decade.

 Caroline Anderson

Police Beat in Manhattan Beach

A Hawthorne man was arrested on July 9 under suspicion of stealing wallets and cellphones from surfers’ cars.

 Brad Jacobson

July Gloom at the Manhattan Beach Pier [VIDEO]

The last couple weeks have been tough, small waves and gloomy weather.  Most surfers peaked up when they saw on the surf report that there was a small swell coming.  We ran down to the Manhattan Beach Pier and caught Bobby Kithcart, Noah Collins, Chris Wells, Kyle Brown, Hudson Ritchie and others frothing for some […]

 Caroline Anderson

UPDATE: Missing 12-year-old girl found

UPDATE: Missing 12-year-old girl found

Gabrielle Olivas, 12, of Manhattan Beach, has been reported missing by her family.

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