Kevin Cody

UCLA Bruins past and future battle for Manhattan Beach Tennis Open title

UCLA Bruins past and future battle for Manhattan Beach Tennis Open title

UCLA-bound, Peninsula High tennis star Connor Hance and former UCLA tennis star Karue Sell made the men’s finals of the 50th Annual Manhattan Beach Tennis Open one of the closest in the tournament’s history. At least through the first set, held Sunday afternoon on center court at the Manhattan Country Club.

 Kevin Cody

Council approves one year extension for Downtowner, but owner waivers

Council approves one year extension for Downtowner, but owner waivers

The Manhattan Beach Downtowner “door to door” public transportation system was offered a one-year extension of its six-month-old pilot program. But during questioning by the city council, co-owner Sam Knapp said he could not commit to continuing the service under the terms proposed by the city council.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Police Beat

Woman injured in home intrusion A woman suffered minor injuries after being attacked by a man broke into her Sand Section home early Saturday morning. The assault occurred about 1:15 a.m. at a residence in the 400 block of 15th Street. The woman was asleep when an unknown suspect entered her bedroom and punched her […]

 Kevin Cody

Linkin Park’s Bennington performed for Palos Verdes Peninsula school kids

Linkin Park’s Bennington performed for Palos Verdes Peninsula school kids

At a 2016 concert in Palos Verdes for local school kids, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington joined fellow rock stars and the Palos Verdes High choir in singing Bob Dylan’s elegiac “Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” On Thursday, Bennington was found dead in his Palos Verdes Estates home, of an apparent suicide.

 Kevin Cody

Beach sports – Kings of the Beach

Beach sports – Kings of the Beach

Documentary Party

 Kevin Cody

Lei Lady Lei: Lei maker Leilani Kanaauano Huggins

Lei Lady Lei: Lei maker Leilani Kanaauano Huggins

A Redondo Beach lei maker enters Hawaii’s fabled May Day Lei Celebration, hoping to make her Hawaii cousins proud

 Kevin Cody

Business and Beaches: Success in a changing Hermosa Beach downtown

Business and Beaches: Success in a changing Hermosa Beach downtown

Any effort to determine if opening the Plaza has improved the city is likely to elicit a range of responses. Objective measures are clearly mixed.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach author recounts life of puppeteer Alan Cook

Hermosa Beach author recounts life of puppeteer Alan Cook

When Alan Cook was a boy in the 1940s, puppeteers enjoyed the status of current rock stars. They hosted early television shows such as “Howdy Doody” and were mainstays on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” His memories from puppeteering’s Golden Years, and photographs from his collection of over 5,000 puppets are the subject a new book by Hermosa Beach writer and artist Jacqueline Marks.

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader 47th Anniversary Contest Entry Guidelines

Easy Reader 47th Anniversary Contest Entry Guidelines

Easy Reader/Beach 47th Anniversary Writing, Photography, Video and Cartoon Contest Entry Guidelines

 Kevin Cody

July 4, 2017 Hermosa Beach Ironman, from the sky

July 4, 2017 Hermosa Beach Ironman, from the sky

Drone videographer Marci Klein provides a seagull’s view of the 2017 Hermosa Beach Fourth of July Ironman.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach 38th Annual 24th Place July 4 Parade

Hermosa Beach 38th Annual 24th Place July 4 Parade

Each year, Dave and Mary Garrett lead the 38th Annual 24th Place July 4 parade in the family Ford.

 Kevin Cody

Lundquists’ generosity extends beyond money, to sharing credit

Lundquists’ generosity extends  beyond money, to sharing credit

by Kevin Cody Following the June 15 press conference breakfast announcing a $32 million bequest from Melanie and Richard Lundquist to Torrance Memorial Medical Center, the Palos Verdes couple was presented with long, white Torrance Memorial lab coats bearing their names. “Calling Dr. Lundquist,” a member of the audience shouted out playfully. “If I’m your […]

 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 […]

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