Ryan McDonald

Former Manhattan Beach Ed. Foundation director to head Grades of Green

Susan Warshaw has been named executive director Grades of Green, the local non-profit dedicated to changing the course of the future by making environmental protection second-nature in young minds today. Warshaw previously served as executive director at the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. Her career began in Washington, DC, consulting to EPA and state environmental agencies. […]

 Mark McDermott

Measures C, EE passed overwhelmingly by Manhattan Beach voters

Measures C, EE passed overwhelmingly by Manhattan Beach voters

by Mark McDermott Down the street, the daughters of school board member Bill Fournell were in mourning. What had portended to be the election of the nation’s first female president, and perhaps the dawning of new era in which women more equally shared the mantle of leadership, had been dashed. Jeff Serota, co-chair of the […]

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach may consolidate elections with county

by Ryan McDonald Facing the prospect of imposing multiple trips to the ballot box on local voters, the Manhattan Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to consolidate its elections with Los Angeles County’s in the event of a countywide special election. The approved resolutions place control over elections for the March 7, 2017 ballot, when […]

 Special Contributor

TEDx Manhattan Beach asks ‘What if?’

TEDx Manhattan Beach asks ‘What if?’

by Kate Bergin The eight speakers at next week’s 7th annual TEDxManhattanBeach will cover a broad range of topics, including race and community, science and comedy, technology and aging, breathing and health, human rights and youth activism. The event, which takes place November 5 at Mira Costa High School, is themed “What if?” All speakers […]

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach resident Nancy Paulikas has been missing since Oct. 15; her husband leads a team trying to track her down

Manhattan Beach resident Nancy Paulikas has been missing since Oct. 15; her husband leads a team trying to track her down

by Ryan McDonald The house sits on a quiet corner of the east side of Manhattan Beach, and the door is almost certainly open. The people inside are not related but, as with any home, they tend to gather in the kitchen. They draw dots and lines on Thomas Guide maps, they make charts and […]

 Kevin Cody

Skechers Walk raises bar and funds for Friendship Foundation kids, South Bay schools

Skechers Walk raises bar and funds for Friendship Foundation kids, South Bay schools

The Eighth Annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk drew over over 12,000 walkers, who packed The Strand, from the Manhattan Beach pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier, helping to raise $1.6 million last.

 Kevin Cody

Best of Manhattan Beach 2016: Sperber honored as Local Legend

Best of Manhattan Beach 2016: Sperber honored as Local Legend

Shortly after acquiring Manhattan Beach Toyota and moving to Manhattan Beach from Newport Beach in 2008, Darrell Sperber became such a familiar face around town that Manhattan Beach Councilman Richard Montgomery began to call Sperber the “Mayor of Manhattan.” Last week at the Best of Manhattan Beach dinner, he was honored posthumously with 2016 Bob Meistrell Local Legend Award.

 Kevin Cody

Family that surfs together wins Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta

Family that surfs together wins Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta

The family theme promoted at the Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta on Sunday carried through all the way to the finals, where brothers Jeff and Greg Browning and Greg’s sons Parker and Drew met Aaron Rosenberg and his sons Jake and Zack.

 Kevin Cody

Accident closes Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach

Accident closes Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach

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.

 Mark McDermott

Police seek help in locating missing Manhattan Beach woman

Police seek help in locating missing Manhattan Beach woman

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 […]

 Ryan McDonald

Call of the Sea: the measured adventures of Manhattan Beach’s Andrew Szabo

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 […]

 Judy Rae

Beach People – 44th Annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

Beach People – 44th Annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

Each year the Annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair improves the arts and crafts offered sale

 Ryan McDonald

MBUSD board rescinds Cronin-Hurst censure

MBUSD board rescinds Cronin-Hurst censure

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 […]

 Judy Rae

Beach sports – Schmidt, Higley win Manhattan Beach 10K

Beach sports – Schmidt, Higley win Manhattan Beach 10K

39th Annual Manhattan Beach 10K

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach Middle School mural damaged by graffiti

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 […]