Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach Police Beat: Woman sexually assaulted on Ardmore, DUI Checkpoint Saturday

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 […]

 Mark McDermott

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 […]

 Robb Fulcher

Robinson was video game maker, Making it at the Beach cartoonist

Robinson was video game maker,  Making it at the Beach cartoonist

    by Robb Fulcher In 1985, Keith Robinson entered a cartoon in Easy Reader’s annual Anniversary Writing, Photography, and Cartoon contest. The cartoon, titled “Making it at the Beach,” spoofed the childhood game of Chutes and Ladders. The first square read “Move out of parents’ house.” The final square read  “Buy house on The […]

 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 […]

 Mark McDermott

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 […]

 Judy Rae

Skechers Friendship Walk raises $1.4 million for South Bay schools, scholarships

Skechers Friendship Walk raises $1.4 million for South Bay schools, scholarships

Six South Bay education foundations received checks totaling nearly $1 million from the Skechers Foundation during a celebration at the Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach on March 2.

 Teri Marin

Manhattan Beach About Town: MBUSD names new principals, MBEF raises record $1.8 million at Wine Auction

Manhattan Beach About Town: MBUSD names new principals, MBEF raises record $1.8 million at Wine Auction

MBUSD appoints new principals The Manhattan Beach Unified School District announced last week that Jessica Bledsoe and Tara Grings have been selected as new vice principals at Mira Costa High School and Karina Gerger has been recommended as the new principal at Pennekamp Elementary School. Grings fills the vacancy created by the departure of Kristin […]

 Ryan McDonald

After five year ‘cool off,’ Manhattan Beach’s 6 Man volleyball tournament will run on Friday, Saturday

After five year ‘cool off,’ Manhattan Beach’s 6 Man volleyball tournament will run on Friday, Saturday

by Ryan McDonald Citing concerns about the continued viability of the historic event and confident that public safety impacts had been addressed, the Manhattan Beach City Council Tuesday night approved a change in schedule for the 6 Man beach volleyball tournament, allowing the event to run one of its two days on a weekend. Councilmembers […]

 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

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.

 Mark McDermott

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 […]

 Ryan McDonald

Budget talks in Manhattan Beach focus on cuts

Budget talks in Manhattan Beach focus on cuts

by Ryan McDonald   The Manhattan Beach City Council indicated tentative approval of its two-year budget and a five-year slate of public works projects at Tuesday night’s meeting, coming to terms on belt-tightening measures while attempting to hew to various voter priorities from the recent election that installed three new members. Tuesday’s meeting featured broad-brush […]

 Brad Jacobson

Park Like a Local in Manhattan Beach Episode 1, North End

Park Like a Local in Manhattan Beach Episode 1, North End

Ride along with Steve Napolitano to discover some local secrets and rules about parking in Manhattan Beach.  In this episode they cover the North end of the city.  Parking lots include: El Porto, the lot on the corner of Rosecrans and Highland and the lot located near the lifeguard training center on 26th street.  The […]

 Mark McDermott

Lane closures cause South Bay commuter gridlock on Vista Del Mar, Culver Boulevard

Lane closures cause South Bay commuter gridlock on Vista Del Mar, Culver Boulevard

by Mark McDermott Manhattan Beach resident Dave Davis has been commuting for 15 months to his job with 20th Century Fox in Century City. Unlike many more reluctant commuters, Davis has enjoyed his daily drive, in part because a good chunk of it has an ocean view along Vista Del Mar. “I’ve had a lovely commute,” […]

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