Judy Rae

Beach celebrations – Manhattan Downtown Businesses host annual holiday tree lighting

Beach celebrations – Manhattan Downtown Businesses host annual holiday tree lighting

Thousands of revelers descended on Manhattan Beach for the Annual Pier Lighting Ceremony

 Kevin Cody

Kushner pushes young guys to win ET Chilli Surf SBBC contest in Manhattan Beach

Kushner pushes young guys to win ET Chilli Surf SBBC contest in Manhattan Beach

Mira Costa High’s Cody Purcell was flying high at the ET Surf SB Boardriders contest Saturday in Manhattan Beach. But he couldn’t keep up with 45-year old, former South African pro Warren Kushner.

 Ryan McDonald

Police arrest two suspected in Manhattan Beach hold-up

by Ryan McDonald Police arrested a man and a woman last month in connection with an armed robbery at an East Manhattan cell phone store. Fernando Andalon-Alvarez, a 22-year-old Torrance resident, and Rebeca Garcia-Aquino, a 21-year-old Lawndale resident, were arrested by in Torrance by Torrance Police Department officers during a traffic stop the evening of […]

 David Mendez

Right Tribe brings artisan style to Manhattan Beach

Right Tribe brings artisan style to Manhattan Beach

  by David Mendez Lauren Kolodny and Johnny Flanagan never actually meant to have a storefront. The couple opened their Etsy store, Right Tribe, in 2014 as a creative outlet deriving from Kolodny’s days running a lifestyle and fashion blog and Flanagan’s production design career. But their business, driven by the growing popularity of Flanagan’s […]

 David Mendez

WeWork coworking startup launches in Manhattan Beach Towers

WeWork coworking startup launches in Manhattan Beach Towers

WeWork members in the newly-opened WeWork Manhattan Beach space on Tuesday. Photo courtesy WeWork by David Mendez December 3 was move-in day at WeWork Manhattan Beach. Laptop users slowly filled up long community tables — known as “hot desks” — in the main room, while more permanent office users get themselves set up in their […]

 Ryan McDonald

Audit of Manhattan Beach finances is positive, council eyes future concerns

Audit of Manhattan Beach finances is positive, council eyes future concerns

by Ryan McDonald Manhattan Beach runs its financial department about as well as a city can, but officials remain wary about key fiscal pressures. This was the message at Tuesday night’s city council meeting, when the city received the highest possible evaluation of its financial disclosures. The audit examined the soundness of the city’s internal […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Police ask help in package thief case

Manhattan Beach Police ask help in package thief case

An alleged package thief was recently caught on a home video surveillance camera in the 700 block of 29th Street in Manhattan Beach. Anyone with information relating to the theft is asked to call Manhattan Beach Detective Navarrette at (310) 802-5125.

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach City Council okays awnings for Strand House

Manhattan Beach City Council okays awnings for Strand House

by Ryan McDonald The Manhattan Beach City Council approved an encroachment permit that allows retractable awnings at the Strand House restaurant at its Tuesday night meeting, bringing up thorny questions about coastal views and intensification of use in the downtown area that had been part of recent discussion of the Downtown Specific Plan. The decision […]

 Ryan McDonald

Crowded city council race in Manhattan Beach

Crowded Council Race At least eight people have filed papers to seek three open seats on the Manhattan Beach City Council, according to the Manhattan Beach City Clerk’s office. Mayor Tony D’Errico and Councilmember Mark Burton filed. The third seat is currently held by Councilmember Wayne Powell, who will be forced out by term limits. […]

 David Mendez

Comic Bug’s ‘Secret Anthology’ fosters new generation of artists

Comic Bug’s ‘Secret Anthology’ fosters new generation of artists

by David Mendez The shelves of The Comic Bug, on Manhattan Beach Boulevard, are regularly stocked with the names of great comic writers and artists, from titans Stan Lee and Jack Kirby to modern-day standard bearers such as Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis and Brian K. Vaughan. Now the Comic Bug’s own roster of creators have […]

 Ryan McDonald

Suspect still at large after pursuit ends in Hermosa Beach

One man was arrested and another remains at large after a pursuit by Manhattan Beach Police officers came to an end in North Hermosa Beach early Friday morning, police said. The chase began about 2 a.m. near the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Prospect Avenue, when MBPD officers observed a white, late-model Chrysler 300 with […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach holiday season opens with traditional fireworks show

Manhattan Beach holiday season opens with traditional fireworks show

The Manhattan Beach holiday season officially began Sunday afternoon when thousands of residents gathered at the foot of the pier to listen to the Mira Costa High Band and Joe’s Band while kids sleded down a snow covered ramp and visited with Santa in the snow park.

 Paul Teetor

Napolitano enters crowded Manhattan Beach council race

Napolitano enters crowded Manhattan Beach council race

by Paul Teetor Barely a month after losing a nasty, acrimonious race for the fourth district seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Steve Napolitano says he is probably going to run for the Manhattan Beach City Council. “I’m certainly leaning in that direction,” Napolitano told the Easy Reader Tuesday night. “My heart […]

 Ryan McDonald

Downtown Specific Plan approved for Manhattan Beach

Downtown Specific Plan approved for Manhattan Beach

by Ryan McDonald The Manhattan Beach City Council approved the Downtown Specific Plan Tuesday night, capping years of work to protect the neighborhood’s charm, while changing some aspects of the plan’s final draft in deference to overwhelming concerns from residents that the it could encourage intensification in the area. The resulting document modifies various sections […]

 Ryan McDonald

Common ground: City Council vote looms on Manhattan Beach’s Downtown Specific Plan

Common ground: City Council vote looms on Manhattan Beach’s Downtown Specific Plan

by Ryan McDonald The Hungry Mind opened its doors in 1991. Owner Kim Siehl began with a dream to bring a small independent bookstore to Manhattan Beach, but quickly realized that the margins would be difficult. So she decided to add a coffeehouse to the concept. She hired locals to man the shelves and espresso […]