Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach fine-tunes historical preservation law

Manhattan Beach fine-tunes historical preservation law

Owners applying for permits to demolish historical properties will have to wait 30 days while the city verifies if the property meets criteria for a landmark, according to a decision made by the city council on Feb. 17.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach hires consultants to draft downtown plan

Manhattan Beach hires consultants to draft downtown plan

Seeking to preserve the momentum started with the week-long Urban Land Institute (ULI) panel in January, on Monday night the city council unanimously approved the hiring of city planning firm Pacific Municipal Consultants (PMC) to draft a Specific Plan for the downtown.

 Caroline Anderson

Drowning man rescued from water off pier

Drowning man rescued from water off pier

A barista from the cafe at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier and several others helped rescue a drowning man.

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual South Bay Business Leaders Summit (formerly the Women in Business Conference) on Mar. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Marriott.

 Caroline Anderson

City approves IT director position

City approves IT director position

One of the four new city jobs proposed by the city last October was approved to be filled at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

 Caroline Anderson

Council candidates at odds over ULI, payroll

Council candidates at odds over ULI, payroll

One of the most confrontational moments of last week’s hour-long forum for city council candidates was when attorney Bill Victor and current Councilmember Amy Howorth argued over the amount that the city spends on hiring outside consultants.

 Caroline Anderson

Police chief traces increase in burglaries to sentencing policies

Police chief traces increase in burglaries to sentencing policies

In response to community concerns over an increase in residential burglaries, the Manhattan Beach Police Department held a standing-room only town hall on Feb. 11.

 Caroline Anderson

Serial car burglary suspect arrested

Serial car burglary suspect arrested

Manhattan Beach Police arrested a man they suspect might be responsible for at least three car burglaries today.

 Kevin Cody

Letters 2/12/15

Letters 2/12/15

A game changing opportunity If Hermosa Beach Measure O passes, our city will receive millions of dollars that can be used to hire more firefighters and police, upgrade our sewers, stop storm water pollution from polluting our beaches, fix our streets, and much more.  Our schools stand to receive millions of dollars to help maintain […]

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

About Town in Manhattan Beach

Leadership Manhattan Beach has chosen this year’s project: Replacing the telescopes on the Manhattan Beach Pier.

 Caroline Anderson

City reaffirms commitment to ULI’s suggestions

City reaffirms commitment to ULI’s suggestions

The mayor reaffirmed the city’s commitment to following the suggestions made by the Urban Land Institute for the city’s downtown at Tuesday’s Manhattan Beach City Council meeting.

 Caroline Anderson

Police find 80 pounds marijuana in MB home

Police find 80 pounds marijuana in MB home

Manhattan Beach Police found 80 pounds of marijuana, $10,000 in cash, an assault rifle and three handguns while responding to a burglar alarm at a house on Marine Avenue yesterday around 4 p.m.

 Caroline Anderson

Mid-century building gets spruced up

Mid-century building gets spruced up

The building at 1040 Manhattan Beach Blvd. has stood in the same spot less than a block west of Sepulveda since 1953. But when its new owner, Nina Ritter, told people about it, they didn’t know what she was talking about.

 Caroline Anderson

Junior lifeguard resuscitates young tennis player

Junior lifeguard resuscitates young tennis player

As a Manhattan Beach junior lifeguard, Madisson Giese, 15, had learned CPR. But until recently, she’d never done it on an actual person. That changed during the late morning of Jan. 31.

 Caroline Anderson

Hundreds attend vigil for family firebombed in Manhattan

Hundreds attend vigil for family firebombed in Manhattan

Hundreds of people turned out in Metlox Plaza Friday night to support the Manhattan Beach family whose house was firebombed early Wednesday morning in a possible hate crime.