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.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach Council considers free sunscreen dispensers

The City Council considered an initiative Tuesday night to provide free sunscreen at stations throughout the city.

 Caroline Anderson

Oil company charged in last year’s spill

Almost exactly a year to the day that an oil line burst in Refugio State Park, the company responsible and one of its employees has been indicted on criminal charges, announced California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley on May 17.

 Caroline Anderson

Tom Allard remembered as ‘Champion of the Community’

On April 30, Tom Allard, a member of the city of Manhattan Beach’s Parks and Recreation Commission and 45-year-resident of the city, passed away at the age of 70.

 Caroline Anderson

South Bay’s first cryotherapy spa opens in Manhattan Beach

In February, the South Bay’s first cryotherapy facility, Cryo Wave, opened in a strip mall off Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.

 Caroline Anderson

Leadership Manhattan Beach inaugurates ping pong in park

The 2016 class of Leadership Manhattan Beach unveiled one of three concrete ping pong tables it plans to install as this year’s project at a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday at Live Oak Park.

 Caroline Anderson

Prejudice, lies and history in Manhattan Beach

Dr. Alison Rose Jefferson said the story of Bruce’s Beach has been blurred and mythologized at a talk at the Manhattan Beach library on Apr. 26.

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

The fourth annual Tour de Pier fundraiser event will take place on May 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.