Judy Rae

Beach Art – Young at Art Takes a Break for Summer

Beach Art – Young at Art Takes a Break for Summer

Approximately 300 docents met at the O’Donnell Hall at American Martyrs

 Judy Rae

Beach Charity – Tour de Pier

Beach Charity – Tour de Pier

Over 1,000 stationary cyclists helped raise over $1 million to fight pancreatic cancer during the Fourth Annual Tour de Pier

 Caroline Anderson

Kelly Stroman is speaking up for the visitors

A few years ago, Kelly Stroman, a 17-year resident of Manhattan Beach, didn’t know what a Specific Plan was.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach considers changing city election date

Due to the passage of a state law that requires local elections to be held on the same dates as state elections if voter turnout for local elections has been historically lower, Manhattan Beach will have to change the date of its elections, which now fall in March of an odd-numbered year.

 Brad Jacobson

Kerri Walsh Jennings Training in Manhattan Beach (Video)

Kerri Walsh Jennings Training in Manhattan Beach (Video)

Kerri Walsh Jennings and her partner April Ross recently qualified for the Summer Rio Olympics.  The U.S. will officially name its Olympic beach volleyball teams following the June 13 deadline, and will send two pairs per gender to Rio this summer. Civic Couch recently caught up with the Manhattan Beach resident training on the beach […]

 Caroline Anderson

Assemblyman David Hadley running for reelection

This time around, State Assemblymember David Hadley is the incumbent on the ballot for the June 7 primary.

 David Mendez

Redondo & Manhattan Beach officers honored for duty at Medal of Valor ceremony

  by David Mendez David Poirier has spent the past 20 years of his life working in and around the water, aiding boaters and swimmers and saving lives as both a lifeguard and a harbor patrol officer. But last May, he endured the most difficult rescue of his career, in a late-night challenge against a […]

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach’s Frank Matranga remembered for skill as potter

Manhattan Beach’s Frank Matranga remembered for skill as potter

Last month, Frank Matranga, a renowned potter and longtime Manhattan Beach resident, passed away from leukemia. He was 83.

 Kevin Cody

Landing Zone Carol: A Memorial Day memory

Landing Zone Carol: A Memorial Day memory

A Mermorial Day memory

Landing Zone (LZ) Carol was like Gilligan’s Island. Our days were spent perfecting our tans and telling headquarters we were winning the hearts and minds of local villagers. LZ was on the tip of a peninsula that jutted out 500 yards into Dam Trao Lake. It was 300 miles north of Saigon and light years away from what most grunts were enduring.

 Caroline Anderson

About 95 stolen car mirrors found after traffic stop

Manhattan Beach police said they found about 95 stolen side view car mirrors when they stopped a car for a traffic violation at 2:50 a.m. on May 26 in the city.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach council to consider electric golf cart fleet

The Manhattan Beach City Council will consider whether to approve a six-month pilot program of free electric golf carts available for the public at the June 7 council meeting.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Middle School’s Seth leads Open Women’s contest series

by Kevin Cody Photos by Steve Gaffney (SteveGaffney.com) If a breakout performance award were presented at the end of this season’s South Bay Boardriders Contest Series it would go to Megan Seth. After five of the series’ six contests, the Manhattan Beach Middle School eighth grader is the Open Women points leader in a field […]

 Caroline Anderson

J & D Auto Service closes after half a century

When J & D Auto Service opened on the eastern corner of Sepulveda Boulevard and Second Street in 1965, the contested Gelson’s site a few blocks away was the city yard.

 Caroline Anderson

Former Dodger Eric Karros helps kids find the balance

Baseball player Eric Karros drew from his experience as a professional athlete and father for the MBX symposium, “Finding the Balance.” Photo by Caroline Anderson

 Caroline Anderson

Team battles pancreatic cancer at Tour de Pier

This past Sunday, an all-star team rode among over a thousand other stationary cyclists at the fourth annual Tour de Pier to fight one of the greatest battles of all: pancreatic cancer.