Kevin Cody

Miller indictment divided Manhattan Beach

Miller indictment divided Manhattan Beach

A very public Manhattan Beach friendship that endured three decades of triumphs and tragedies ends with a grand jury indictment for fraud

Jim Miller’s effervescent personality and Russ Lesser’s irrepressible enthusiasm, and coupled with their common interests made their very public friendship appear founded in childhood and destined to last their lifetimes. It didn’t. The friendship ended November 7, 2012 the night Barack Obama was reelected president of the United States.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach’s Miller convicted on all counts of Redondo embezzlement charges

Manhattan Beach’s Miller convicted on all counts of  Redondo embezzlement charges

  by Kevin Cody Former U.S.Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Jim Miller, of Manhattan Beach, was convicted Monday in Los Angeles U.S. District Court on five counts of wire fraud and four of tax fraud. The jury deliberated less than 30 minutes following the five day trial. Miller was charged in September 2014 of embezzling […]

 Kevin Cody

Retired lifeguard keeps eye on ocean, through camera lense

Retired lifeguard keeps eye on  ocean, through camera lense

by Kevin Cody Joel Gitelson spent 44 years studying the ocean, 14 of them as a New York lifeguard and 30 of them as a Los Angeles County Lifeguard. He spent his final two decades at the helm of Baywatch on Catalina island. Though he retired in 2012, he didn’t stopped studying the ocean. But […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa, Manhattan, Redondo police carry torch for Special Olympics

Hermosa, Manhattan, Redondo police carry torch for Special Olympics

Police from Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach ran through their respective cities carrying the Special Olympics Torch on Monday. Over 1,000 athletes will compete in the Special Olympics on Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11 at California State University Long Beach

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Police’s electric motorcycle faster than a fleeing Corvette

Hermosa Beach Police’s electric motorcycle faster than a fleeing Corvette

The Hermosa Beach Police Department’s new , electric Zero motorcycle accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour in under four seconds, which is faster than a Corvette. Because it is quiet and doesn’t pollute, the bike is also ideal for patrolling crowded areas, such as Pier Plaza and The Strand.

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Boardriders present Big Wave Challenge awards at Hermosa Beach Theater

South Bay Boardriders present Big Wave Challenge awards at Hermosa Beach Theater

Members and friends of the the South Bay Boardriders Club filled the Hermosa Beach Community Theater for the club’s annual Big Wave Challenge Awards night on Wednesday, May 24. Nominees Flavio Pirez, Angel Luhrsen, Tracey Meistrell Alex Gray and Trevor LaShure were called to the stage.

 Kevin Cody

Nutrition entrepreneur Morton coaches young entrepreneurs

Nutrition entrepreneur Morton coaches young entrepreneurs

American Martyr’s sixth grader Isabelle Hory finished 8th out of nearly 100 regional finalists at the YEA national scholarship championships, held May 5 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Hory invented a device she calls Gimmieboost. Hory is a member of the 2016-17 Young Entrepreneurial Class, sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce.

 Kevin Cody

On Local Government: A fond farewell

On Local Government: A fond farewell

by Bob Pinzler Sixteen years ago, after I finished my second term on the Redondo Beach City Council, one of my friends asked me what was the most frustrating part of the job. I told him that it was the general lack of knowledge about the impact city government has on one’s everyday life. On […]

 Kevin Cody

Meistrell’s Redondo Breakwater bomb earns him South Bay Boardriders Big Wave Challenge Award

Meistrell’s Redondo Breakwater bomb earns him South Bay Boardriders Big Wave Challenge Award

“The best part of the ride was the view when I looked up.” — Tracey Meistrell describing the 25-foot wave that earned him the 2017 Big Wave Challenge Award.

 Kevin Cody

Landing Zone Carol: A Memorial Day memory

Landing Zone Carol: A Memorial Day memory

Landing Zone (LZ) Carol was like Gilligan’s Island. Our days were spent perfecting our tans and telling headquarters we were winning the hearts and minds of local villagers. LZ was on the tip of a peninsula that jutted out 500 yards into Dam Trao Lake. It was 300 miles north of Saigon and light years away from what most grunts were enduring.

 Kevin Cody

Sean “Smitty” Smith passes after surfing in the morning, playing volleyball in the afternoon.

Sean “Smitty” Smith passes after surfing in the morning, playing volleyball in the afternoon.

Former AVP volleyball player Sean “Smitty” Smith passed away April 22, following a morning spent surfing and an afternoon spent playing volleyball in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. He was 52.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach new Roundhouse Aquarium will be ‘magic,’ Cambridge 7 architect promises

Manhattan Beach new Roundhouse Aquarium will  be ‘magic,’ Cambridge 7 architect promises

The Manhattan Beach City Council unanimously approved a $2.5 million redesign of the nearly 100 year old Roundhouse Aquarium by famed aquarium architects Cambridge Seven, of Boston.

 Kevin Cody

Jimmy Miller Surf N Turf is unique surfing and volleyball competition

Jimmy Miller Surf N Turf is unique surfing and volleyball competition

The 7th Annual Dig for Jimmy and Doug Surf and Turf contest attracted over 100 competitors, of all ages, for what is believed to be the world’s only surf and volleyball contest.

 Kevin Cody

Steampunk look no big deal in Manhattan Beach

Steampunk look no big deal in Manhattan Beach

Avalon Kennedy, Sylvester Northcole and Emma Hallon walked along the beach south of the Manhattan Beach pier Saturday afternoon in steampunk dress to assess the public’s reaction to people whose appearances violates conventional norms.

 Kevin Cody

Former DA, former Aerospace CEO propose differing challenges at Manhattan Beach Economic Summit

Former DA, former Aerospace CEO propose differing challenges at Manhattan Beach Economic Summit

Former DA, former Aerospace CEO propose differing challenges at Manhattan Beach Economic Summit

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