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.  

 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, […]

 Mark McDermott

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 […]

 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 […]

 Ryan McDonald

Thief broke into cars while surfers were in the ocean, cops say

Thief broke into cars while surfers were in the ocean, cops say

by Ryan McDonald Kevin Lucas, 18, of Inglewood was arrested this week after allegedly burglarizing dozens of cars throughout Southern California, including more than 30 belonging to surfers in Manhattan Beach, police said. Beginning in January 2016, Lucas broke into approximately 35 vehicles parked near the ocean in the city, according to a statement from […]

 Mark McDermott

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, […]

 Mark McDermott

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. […]

 Ryan McDonald

SCE: aging circuits mean outages vary widely within city

  by Ryan McDonald Electric power infrastructure upgrades have made significant improvements in portions of the city, but other areas remain far behind, exposing Manhattan Beach residents to outages of widely differing frequency and duration, utility officials reported earlier this month. Representatives from Southern California Edison appeared before the City Council two weeks ago to […]

 Ryan McDonald

Fire damages Manhattan Beach’s Strand House

by Ryan McDonald A fire started after business hours inside the Strand House restaurant early Saturday morning, damaging the popular downtown Manhattan Beach eatery and forcing its temporary closure, firefighters said. The Manhattan Beach Fire Department received a call about the blaze about 4:30 a.m. from a crew scheduled to clean the restaurant, said MBFD […]

 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 […]

 Ryan McDonald

End in sight for Vista del Mar lane closures

End in sight for Vista del Mar lane closures

by Ryan McDonald After nearly two months of frustration from South Bay commuters, officials announced the imminent restoration of traffic lanes on Vista del Mar. Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin announced Wednesday evening that an additional lane in each direction on the popular artery would be restored within three weeks. Traffic light changes at […]

 Judy Rae

MB Sister City Program celebrates 14 years

MB Sister City Program celebrates 14 years

Manhattan Beach opened its arms once again

 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 […]

 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 […]

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