Mark McDermott

Six Man, Team Fletch prosper once more

Six Man, Team Fletch prosper once more

by Mark McDermott Late Saturday afternoon, not long after Team Fletch had won the 56th Annual Charlie Saikley Six Man Volleyball Tournament in epic fashion, the only game still being played featured a team of over-40 men dressed as World Wrestling Federation stars. A few courts away a man was rolling down nets by himself, […]

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Moratorium declared on medical offices on Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach

Moratorium declared on medical offices on Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach

by Mark McDermott The City Council on Monday enacted an emergency ordinance declaring a 45-day moratorium on new medical office uses on Sepulveda Boulevard. The moratorium precludes planning approval for six types of use, including medical or dental offices and laboratories; emergency and urgent care facilities and health clinics; assisted care facilities; residential or adult […]

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“To the Bone” is a worthy debut from one of TV’s fiercest, funniest female writers [MOVIE REVIEW]

“To the Bone” is a worthy debut from one of TV’s fiercest, funniest female writers [MOVIE REVIEW]

  by Kailee Andrews/Cinemacy.com Marti Noxon is a television visionary, but you probably haven’t heard of her. As a screenwriter and producer, she shaped two of television’s modern classics, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mad Men, and even stepped in as show-runner for Buffy’s controversial, ambitious final seasons. Clearly a force to be recognized, Noxon’s debut feature film, To The Bone, […]

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New Roundhouse Aquarium, Scout House designs approved for Manhattan Beach

New Roundhouse Aquarium,  Scout House designs approved for Manhattan Beach

by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach City Council on Tuesday night approved a final design for a  new Roundhouse Aquarium and an initial design for the Scout House, two public-private partnerships that each will restore vitality to the city’s most historic remaining infrastructure. Both are passion projects. The Harrison Greenberg Foundation Roundhouse Aquarium Beautification Project, […]

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Ancient wisdom for modern living: Max Strom, author ‘A Life Worth Breathing’, comes to Yoga Loft

Ancient wisdom for modern living:   Max Strom, author ‘A Life Worth Breathing’,  comes to Yoga Loft

by Mark McDermott Shelley Williams didn’t seem like someone in great need of personal transformation. It was 1996. Williams was a young dancer working professionally in Los Angeles who’d emerged from UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures program, earning a B.A. with an emphasis in modern dance, intercultural performance, West African Dance, and integrated arts education. […]

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The quest of Glitter Diesel: Katie Griffith’s goal is to become the first female professional baseball pitcher

The quest of Glitter Diesel: Katie Griffith’s goal is to become the first female professional baseball pitcher

Katie Griffith’s goal is to become the first female professional baseball pitcher

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Measure EE New Mira Costa gym design unveiled

Measure EE  New Mira Costa gym design unveiled

by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach Board of Education last month received a look at early designs for the new Mira Costa athletic facility, a proposed 70,500 sq. ft. building that will replace the aging Fisher Gym and provide the campus and the community with a new focal point. The $39 million building, funded through […]

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Rom com dram ‘The Big Sick’ is timely commentary on modern love [MOVIE REVIEW]

Rom com dram ‘The Big Sick’ is timely commentary on modern love [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Kailee Andrews/www.cinemacy.com   There’s a scene in The Big Sick, when the lead character, Kumail, gets in an argument with his Pakistani Muslim immigrant family, at a diner. As things get heated he takes a moment to swivel his head around, repeatedly shouting to other customers, “It’s okay, we hate terrorists! We hate terrorists!” So yeah, The […]

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Kids become builders, engineers in MakerSpace program in Manhattan Beach

Kids become builders, engineers in MakerSpace program in Manhattan Beach

by Mark McDermott The project site was crowded and a bit noisy, with frequent shrieks filling the air coming from a crew of about twenty rough and tumble workers who showed up early on a Friday morning brimming with energy for the task at hand. They had come to build. Some had circled this day […]

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Bomb scare at Manhattan Village mall, nearby residences, is called off; source was ‘suspicious luggage’ left at Chili’s

Bomb scare at Manhattan Village mall, nearby residences, is called off; source was ‘suspicious luggage’ left at Chili’s

by Mark McDermott The alert at the Manhattan Village mall and nearby residential community issued by Manhattan Beach Police Department Friday afternoon advising evacuation has been called off. The source of the alert, issued via the Nixle messaging system by MBPD, was suspicious luggage left behind at Chili’s Grill and Bar in the mall complex. According to […]

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Manhattan Beach police request residential evacuation of parts of Manhattan Village

Manhattan Beach police request residential evacuation of parts of Manhattan Village

From the MBPD Nixle alert system:  “The Manhattan Beach Police Department is requesting the residents of 20-62 Village Circle and 7-26 Westport in the Manhattan Village to evacuate their residences due to police activity.  We are requesting the residents to go to the Manhattan Village Community Center or a friend’s house but to avoid the […]

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Woman sexually assaulted on Ardmore; police find surveillance film of suspect

Sexual assault A woman was sexually assaulted late Saturday night on Ardmore Avenue, according to Manhattan Beach Police Department reports. The woman reported that she was walking to her car on the 800 block of Ardmore at about midnight when a man approached her from behind, knocked her to the ground, and assaulted her. The […]

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City of Manhattan Beach, activists prepare legal fight against Vista Del Mar lane closures

City of Manhattan Beach, activists prepare legal fight against Vista Del Mar lane closures

  by Mark McDermott The City of Manhattan Beach is exploring its legal options to force the reopening of lanes shut down by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation on Vista Del Mar, a key commuter route north for many South Bay residents that was put on a “road diet” nearly a month ago as […]

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Residents fight Vista Del Mar lane closures

Residents fight Vista Del Mar lane closures

by Mark McDermott On the Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend, Pat Mendelson arrived home from work later than usual. His wife, Karla, knew immediately something was wrong by the mournful look on his face. “What happened?” she asked. “Who died?” “They closed lanes on Vista Del Mar,” he replied. Mendelson has commuted for 20 years […]

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Manhattan Beach Education Foundation hosts annual fundraiser

Manhattan Beach Education Foundation hosts annual  fundraiser

by Mark McDermott Saturday night will be a night of celebration at the annual Wine Auction at the Manhattan Beach Country Club. Hundreds of supporters of local schools will gather at the event, which features more than 40 local restaurants, 70 vintners, breweries, and distilleries, and over 300 volunteers all working together to provide, in […]

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