Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach hires its first economic vitality manager

Last month, the city of Manhattan Beach hired its first ever economic vitality manager, Andy Sywak of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach to install cameras at strategic locations

Security cameras and license plate readers will be installed at seven locations throughout the city in September or October, the council decided Tuesday night.

 Caroline Anderson

Police Beat in Manhattan Beach

A couple was arrested in Redondo Beach after a search that began in Manhattan Beach on March 20, according to MBPD.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach Rotary recognizes young musicians

The Manhattan Beach Rotary Club awarded prizes to local middle and high school students for their musical ability at the Marriott on March 21.

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

During the month of April, the Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach public libraries invite the community to participate in a Beach Cities Read with a Book-to-Action series featuring the book Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans by Captain Charles Moore.

 Caroline Anderson

Councilmember seen over Manhattan

On Mar. 10, Manhattan Beach City Councilmember Wayne Powell took a flight over the city in an lightweight plane or ultralight.

 Caroline Anderson

Spate of unrelated indecent exposures in Manhattan Beach

There were three instances of men exposing themselves in Manhattan Beach on Mar. 14, all of which were unrelated, according to the Manhattan Beach Police Department.

 Caroline Anderson

Mabery’s Travels

California Teacher of the Year Maggie Mabery visited Obama at the White House, helped swear-in Congressman Ted Lieu, was honored at Dodger Stadium, and kept inspiring students at Manhattan Beach Middle School

California Teacher of the Year Maggie Mabery visited Obama at the White House, helped swear in Congressman Ted Lieu, was honored at Dodger Stadium, and kept inspiring students at Manhattan Beach Middle School.

 Caroline Anderson

A community organizer makes himself at home

He’s only lived in Manhattan Beach for a little over a year, but he’s already deeply involved in the city.

 Brad Jacobson

Barrels, barrels, and more barrels in Episode 6 of Chasing El Nino

Barrels, barrels, and more barrels in Episode 6 of Chasing El Nino

This is Civic Couch’s sixth episode in its series “Chasing El Nino,” presented by Manhattan Beach Toyota and the Easy Reader. It was filmed during the first half of March by Civic Couch’s Brad Jacobson. In Chasing El Nino, Jacobson documents what the El Nino winter means for surfers, our beaches and surrounding areas. At the end of…Read More→

 Caroline Anderson

Longtime MBUSD admin named superintendent in Orinda

On Feb. 8, the executive director of human resources at the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, Carolyn Seaton, was named the new superintendent of the Orinda Union School District in Contra Costa County in Northern California.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach releases Specific Plan for downtown

On March 14, the city of Manhattan Beach released a draft of its Specific Plan for downtown on its website.

 Brad Jacobson

Driven To The Sea (video short)

Driven To The Sea (video short)

Driven to the sea features short clips taken from across the South Bay which represents the oceans influence over us.  This was filmed in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and El Segundo by Brad Jacobson of Civic Couch productions.

 Caroline Anderson

Power lines close Rosecrans Avenue [UPDATE]

Traffic has been closed in both directions of Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach due to power lines down in the area of the 1700 block, according to Manhattan Beach Police, who sent out a notice around 1:29 p.m. on Monday.

 Caroline Anderson

Police Beat in Manhattan Beach

A man was given counterfeit money in exchange for his iPhone, which he listed for sale on Craigslist, around 7:30 p.m. on Mar. 5 on the 400 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, according to police reports.