Kevin Cody

Easy Reader 2017 Anniversary Photo Contest

Easy Reader 2017 Anniversary Photo Contest

Easy Reader 2017 Anniversary Photo Contest Grand Prize and Honorable Mentions.

 Kevin Cody

International Surf Festival 2017: Swim, Surf, Sail, Volleyball,Taplin Bell, Medal of Valor

International Surf Festival 2017: Swim, Surf, Sail, Volleyball,Taplin Bell, Medal of Valor

Complete coverage: International Surf Festival 2017 Swim, Surf, Sail, Volleyball,Taplin Bell, Medal of Valor

 Kevin Cody

Surf Festival Velzy-Stevens Paddleboard Race attracts all ages

Surf Festival Velzy-Stevens Paddleboard Race attracts all ages

Nearly half of the 184 competitors in the International Surf Festival Velzy Stevens Paddleboard Championships raced with family members, sometimes on the same board. Paddlers competed on boards that ranged from soft tops to unlimited carbon fiber paddleboards.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Bite at the Beach raises the bar with craft beer

Manhattan Beach Bite at the Beach raises the bar with craft beer

The Manhattan Chamber breathed new life into the concept three years ago by emphasizing craft beers rather than wine. It helped that the South Bay is home to a dozen of the country’s best craft beer breweries.  

 Kevin Cody

Molokai champions win Riviera Mexican R10 Paddleboard Race

Molokai champions win Riviera Mexican R10 Paddleboard Race

Though still recovering from the Molokai Channel Paddleboard Championships two weeks ago, Matt Poole (third at Molokai) and Katie Hazelrigg (first in mixed relay at Molokai) smoked the competition at the 20th Annual Riviera Mexican R10 paddleboard race. The race was part of last weekend’s International Surf Festival.

 Kevin Cody

Titans of Mavericks champion Nic Lamb wins Surf Fest contest at Manhattan Pier

Titans of Mavericks champion Nic Lamb wins Surf Fest contest at Manhattan Pier

Titans of Mavericks 2016 champion Nic Lamb, now living in Manhattan Beach, destroyed the small surf and the competition at the ISF Surfing Championships at the Manhattan Beach pier on Saturday, August 5.

 Kevin Cody

Youth sailing in Redondo Beach added to International Surf Festival

Youth sailing in Redondo Beach added to International Surf Festival

A youth sailing competition was held a week ago Wednesday, under the umbrella of the International Surf Festival for the first time in the history of the 57-year-old festival’s history. Over two dozen young sailors competed in single person Optimists dinghies and two-person FJs.

 Kevin Cody

2017 International Surf Festival a South Bay family affair

2017 International Surf Festival a South Bay family affair

Despite the Olympic athletes and champion surfers, the most amazing performances among the more than 3,000 competitors in the International Surf Festival’s 15 water and beach events were those of the hundred of families who competed together.

 Kevin Cody

Beaches & Business: North Manhattan business on the rise

Beaches & Business: North Manhattan business on the rise

by Tony Cordi North Manhattan Beach has a unique appeal that has resulted in substantial home appreciation over the last several years. Alex Yoffe, a partner with Yoffe & Cooper, LLP, lives and works in the area. He sums up the attraction best by saying, “North Manhattan Beach reminds me of Manhattan Beach from 20 […]

 Kevin Cody

Peninsula About Town

Peninsula About Town

Bromeliad Show and Sale Rainforest Flora Nursery hosts a sale and judge bromeliad show on Saturday, August 5 from noon to 4:30 and Sunday, August 6 from 10 a.m.to 4:30. Free admission and parking. All bromeliad growers are welcome to enter. Ted Johnson, Show Chairman of South Bay Bromeliad Associates, and Jerry Robinson and Paul […]

 Kevin Cody

Music world mourns loss of PV’s Bennington

Music world mourns loss of PV’s Bennington

Chester Bennington wrote music to ‘numb’ his personal demons. It wasn’t enough by Kevin Cody A private service was held July 29 at the South Coast Botanical Garden for Peninsula resident and international rock star Chester Bennington. An estimated  500 fellow musicians, friends and family members were handed yellow “Chester Bennington” wristbands and memorial cards […]

 Kevin Cody

McNeil to sing what he wants at 50th Live at the Lounge show

McNeil to sing what he wants at  50th Live at the Lounge show

“It’s my birthday. I’ll sing what I want,” Dennis McNeil, who turns 57 this week, said of his Sunday August 6 cabaret performance at Live at the Lounge. The show will be his 50th at the downtown Hermosa Beach club, next to Comedy and Magic Club.

 Kevin Cody

Kid cyclists participate in 56th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

Kid cyclists participate in 56th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

Over 100 young cyclists,  ages 2 to 12, participated in trike, trainer wheel and bicycle races at the 56 Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix on Sunday. The kids races were organized by Steve Collins and Ken Liebowitz of Hermosa Cyclery.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach About Town

  Memorial service for ER cartoonist Keith Robinson A memorial service for longtime “Easy Reader” cartoonist and lifelong Manhattan Beach resident Keith Robinson will be held Sunday at 3 p.m.  at the Manhattan Beach Community Church.  Robinson began contributing his “Making It at the Beach” cartoon to “Easy Reader” in 1985, after winning the “Easy […]

 Kevin Cody

UCLA alumnus wears down UCLA prospect in MB Open

UCLA alumnus wears down  UCLA prospect in MB Open

  MB Open winners-park and rec.jpg Men’s Open finalists Karue Sell and Connor Hance with Manhattan Parks and Rec manager Jessica Vincent and Tournament Director and Parks and Rec supervisor Michael Hudak. Photo courtesy of Manhattan Beach Parks and Rec Dept. by Kevin Cody UCLA-bound Peninsula High tennis star Connor Hance and former UCLA tennis […]

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