Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach Country Club sold for $73 million

Manhattan Beach Country Club sold for $73 million

The Bay Club Company, a luxury health club operator, originating in San Francisco, has been expanding regionally. It will take over operations of the Manhattan Country Club at the beginning of June

  by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach Country Club has been sold to Bay Club for $73 million in a deal that will also net the City of Manhattan Beach $730,000. The Bay Club Company, a luxury health club operator, originating in San Francisco, has been expanding regionally. It will take over operations of the […]

 Mark McDermott

SoCalGas line project disrupts North Manhattan Beach

SoCalGas line project disrupts North Manhattan Beach

The El Segundo Gas Loop project is in its final stages

  by Mark McDermott Jeremy Gonzalez lives right off Highland Avenue in North Manhattan Beach and works the graveyard shift just down the street at the Scattergood power plant in El Segundo. In February, he saw crews from the Southern California Gas Company begin work a few blocks away from his home, digging trenches, creeping […]

 David Mendez

Council resolution sends Redondo’s Measure C to Coastal Commission

Council resolution sends Redondo’s Measure C to Coastal Commission

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council has passed a resolution to send the language of Measure C to the California Coastal Commission, ending a months-long quagmire of bureaucracy spiked by vocal complaints by the measure’s supporters. Redondo Beach’s outside legal counsel, John Wellner, noted that this has been an issue since April 11, […]

 Neely Swanson

“Afterimage” – Burned in the brain [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Afterimage” – Burned in the brain [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Afterimage,” the final film in the illustrious career of Andrzej Wajda, the winner of an honorary Academy Award in 2000, is ostensibly about Wladyslaw Strzeminski, the great Russian/Polish painter and one of the founders of the Constructivist movement in Poland, having worked alongside Kazimir Malevich in Russia. Moving from Russia to Lithuania […]

 Richard Foss

Tiny experiment, big success [restaurant review]

Crepe Lab is an El Porto gem

If you ask most people to imagine a lab, the ones who don’t think of a dog will probably envision a sterile place with Bunsen burners, glass tubing, and the other trappings of school chemistry experiments. That fits the textbook definition of lab as a place for scientific research, usually chemical or medical. It’s not […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Unified’s cooling plan expected to cost $6.5m

Redondo Unified’s cooling plan expected to cost $6.5m

“We’re at a point where, if we’re going to do something this summer…we have to make commitments with a potential vendor,” Superintendent Steven Keller reported to his board on Tuesday.

by David Mendez Classroom cooling issues came to the fore during the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, as board members cautiously approach a plan to roll out air-conditioning throughout district schools. “We’re at a point where, if we’re going to do something this summer…we have to make commitments with […]

 Brad Jacobson

Current Events , The Last True News Stand in Manhattan Beach (VIDEO)

Current Events , The Last True News Stand in Manhattan Beach (VIDEO)

Current Events , The Last True News Stand in Manhattan Beach, a video produced by Civic Couch for the Easy Reader Downtown Manhattan Beach use to have many stores where you could find newspapers and magazines, not any more except for Current Events. Host Steve Napolitano takes us on a walk through of Current Events […]

 Judy Rae

Far West Chateau: The French grandeur and unexpected intimacy of a family home

Far West Chateau: The French grandeur and unexpected intimacy of a family home

The home was designed by architect Martin Fuller in 1982 and built in 1984, but had never truly been completed.

 Ryan McDonald

Summer Calendar 2017 – Beach Camps

Summer Calendar 2017 – Beach Camps

The beach breaks of the South Bay present both a blessing and a challenge for instruction.

Pretty much 365 days a year, you can go out and go surfing.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

The book as well-crafted art: a talk with Jennifer Phiffer

The book as well-crafted art: a talk with Jennifer Phiffer

For a Longer Shelf Life Jennifer Phiffer can create the book of your dreams by Bondo Wyszpolski Mass-produced books have a mass-produced feel, which is why they’re relatively inexpensive. That’s more than adequate for most people, but there are men and women who regard the physical book as an oasis and a gateway to what’s […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Long Beach Opera’s thoughtful “As One”

Long Beach Opera’s thoughtful “As One”

“As One” – an opera about a transgender journey (a review) by Bondo Wyszpolski I’m guessing it would be quite easy for most people to say “No, thanks” to an opera about one character’s transgender journey and experiences, even knowing it was being staged by the indomitable Long Beach Opera, one of the few companies […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 5-18-17

Letters to the Editor 5-18-17

The latest in letters

 Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 5-18-17

South Bay Community Calendar 5-18-17

Whats going on in the South Bay

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach ShockBoxx, new art gallery, is ready to ‘Break the System’

Hermosa Beach ShockBoxx, new art gallery, is ready to ‘Break the System’

Mike Collins and Laura Schuler were gazing in wonder at the walls of ShockBoxx.

    by Ryan McDonald Mike Collins and Laura Schuler were gazing in wonder at the walls of ShockBoxx, the new art gallery they are opening on Cypress Avenue. The first official show takes place this weekend, but a sort of soft opening happened last month, when they invited fellow Hermosa Beach artists LG Givot […]

 Mark McDermott

Mirror twins who beat cancer together cycle Tour de Pier

Mirror twins who  beat cancer together  cycle Tour de Pier

Annual cancer fundraiser is expected to draw 1500 riders and raise $1 million

  by Mark McDermott Claudia Levin and her identical twin sister Colleen came into the world 15 seconds apart. The so-called mirror twins —  Claudia is left-handed and outgoing, Colleen right-handed and more reserved — have followed each other closely ever since. This closeness took a tough turn last year. In early January, Colleen received […]

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