Ryan McDonald

Staying power: Manhattan Beach’s Malissia Clinton finds strength in spirit of community

Staying power: Manhattan Beach’s Malissia Clinton finds strength in spirit of community

by Ryan McDonald James Baldwin’s 1955 essay “Notes of a Native Son,” recounts a particularly hectic week in the author’s life that includes the death of his father, the birth of his youngest sister, his own birthday, the outbreak of the Harlem riot of 1943 and, finally, his father’s burial. Though much of the essay […]

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Call of the Sea: the measured adventures of Manhattan Beach’s Andrew Szabo

by Ryan McDonald The dunes are covered in concrete, the vacant lots swallowed by suburbia, the alleys prowled by police. Even the Pacific Ocean seems pacified: Surfing, once the pastime of drop-outs and derelicts, now comfortably draws hedge-funders to the lineup. Can the South Bay still howl with the call of the wild? Andrew Szabo […]

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Hermosa Beach Lawn Bowling club lights up the night

by Ryan McDonald The days may run long in the summer, but when the night does arrive, the Hermosa Beach Lawn Bowling Club will be prepared. The club celebrates its 80th birthday this year with the addition of flood lights. Players will be able to lawn bowl into the evening hours for the first time […]

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More than Enough: A Passover Story

Children’s book author April Halprin finds inspiration in dayenu

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American Martyrs 75th anniversary Mass

American Martyrs Church’s 75th anniversary will be celebrated with an outdoor Mass said by Monsignor John Barry on the baseball field at 4 p.m.

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Summer Calendar: Manhattan Beach Summer Sidewalk Sale

The Downtown Manhattan Beach Business and Professionals Association holds its annual Summer Sidewalk Sale.

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A ‘Hermosa’ life with Hermosa Beach Parks and Rec

This summer’s slate of offerings from the Hermosa Beach Parks and Recreation Department is  united by a theme in the form of a question: How do you live a Hermosa life? “Since ‘Hermosa’ means beautiful, we want to show how you can live a beautiful life,” said city recreation coordinator Lisa Nichols. “And we kind […]