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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
by Kevin Cody A two-handed Katana sword with a wood lacquered case will be presented to Manhattan Beach Toyota owners Andrisa and Bradley Sperber by a representative from the Japanese auto maker Monday evening. The occasion will be the grand unveiling of the 5.5 acre, dealership’s $7.5 million remodel. The two-year project added a second […]
Small Business Saturday in Downtown Manhattan Beach this weekend was intended to showcase holiday shopping opportunities to residents. But it also presented an opportunity to showcase the importance of protecting downtown retailers from economic forces beyond their control. At its upcoming meeting, on Tuesday, December 6, the city council will review the Downtown Specific Plan, whose goal is to “maintain the low profile development and small town atmosphere of Manhattan Beach.”
Santa and Mrs. Claus returned to The Manhattan Village Shopping Center Friday morning for the center’s annual Holiday Parade. The parade started at the south end of the shopping center and worked its way up to the north entrance of the mall. The Manhattan Beach Fire Department towed Santa and his reindeer, who were led by […]