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