Kevin Cody

O’Callaghan leaves reinvented chamber enroute to Huntington Beach

O’Callaghan leaves reinvented chamber enroute to Huntington Beach

When James O’Callahan leaves Manhattan Beach next week to head the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, his successor will inherit a chamber that is barely recognizable from the 2012 chamber.

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach City Council passes two-year budget

by Ryan McDonald Overcoming significant concerns about fiscal responsibility from both audience members and fellow elected officials, the Manhattan Beach City Council approved a budget for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 fiscal years at its Tuesday night meeting. The council approved by a 3-2 vote a compromise budget resolution that created several new positions and allowed […]

 Special Contributor

Mira Costa surf team ends Huntington High’s run

Mira Costa surf team ends Huntington High’s run

Last month, for only the second time in eight years, the Mira Costa Surf team defeated perennial powerhouse Huntington Beach High School in a non-league meet. The last Costa team to beat Huntington included future pros Dane and Kelly Zaun and future college standout Dayton Silva.

 Caroline Anderson

Making caramel candy the old-fashioned way

As a girl growing up in the town of Belfort in Northeastern France, Sandra Weiss’s mother and grandmother would make caramel candies from scratch.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach principal rotation put on hold

The Manhattan Beach Unified School District board decided to halt, at least temporarily, Superintendent Dr. Michael Matthews’s direction to rotate four principals Tuesday night after an outcry from parents and teachers.

 Judy Rae

Beach Charity – Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walkathon

Beach Charity Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walkathon by Caroline Anderson The Richstone Family Center raised over $120,000 during its 29th Annual Pier to-Pier Walkathon on April 30. State Assemblyman David Hadley and KTLA Meteorologist Vera Jimenez kick off the event. Participants solicited pledges from supporters and walked from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier […]

 Brad Jacobson

A Day Of Surfing At The Manhattan Beach Pier (video)

A Day Of Surfing At The Manhattan Beach Pier (video)

Brad Jacobson of Civic Couch got a little creative giving you an up close view of surfing at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Surfers include: Marcelo Malinco, Natalie Anzivino, Steve Howe, Dane Zaun and others. It was shot on a gloomy early June morning with the Canon 1DX Mark ii. Music by Special C

 Judy Rae

Beach Art – Young at Art Takes a Break for Summer

Beach Art – Young at Art Takes a Break for Summer

Approximately 300 docents met at the O’Donnell Hall at American Martyrs

 Judy Rae

Beach Charity – Tour de Pier

Beach Charity – Tour de Pier

Over 1,000 stationary cyclists helped raise over $1 million to fight pancreatic cancer during the Fourth Annual Tour de Pier

 Caroline Anderson

Kelly Stroman is speaking up for the visitors

A few years ago, Kelly Stroman, a 17-year resident of Manhattan Beach, didn’t know what a Specific Plan was.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach considers changing city election date

Due to the passage of a state law that requires local elections to be held on the same dates as state elections if voter turnout for local elections has been historically lower, Manhattan Beach will have to change the date of its elections, which now fall in March of an odd-numbered year.

 Brad Jacobson

Kerri Walsh Jennings Training in Manhattan Beach (Video)

Kerri Walsh Jennings Training in Manhattan Beach (Video)

Kerri Walsh Jennings and her partner April Ross recently qualified for the Summer Rio Olympics.  The U.S. will officially name its Olympic beach volleyball teams following the June 13 deadline, and will send two pairs per gender to Rio this summer. Civic Couch recently caught up with the Manhattan Beach resident training on the beach […]

 Caroline Anderson

Assemblyman David Hadley running for reelection

This time around, State Assemblymember David Hadley is the incumbent on the ballot for the June 7 primary.

 David Mendez

Redondo & Manhattan Beach officers honored for duty at Medal of Valor ceremony

  by David Mendez David Poirier has spent the past 20 years of his life working in and around the water, aiding boaters and swimmers and saving lives as both a lifeguard and a harbor patrol officer. But last May, he endured the most difficult rescue of his career, in a late-night challenge against a […]

 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.