Kevin Cody

Jimmy Miller Foundation hosts 13th Annual Surf Festival in Manhattan Beach

Jimmy Miller Foundation hosts 13th Annual Surf Festival in Manhattan Beach

Over 100 surfers, from groms to pros, participated in the 17th Annual Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta on Sunday at 40th Street in Manhattan Beach.

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach about town

Manhattan Beach about town

Older Adults open house The Manhattan Beach Older Adults program is hosting its first Open House on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joslyns Community Center (1601 N. Valley Dr.). The event will feature interactive workshops and information about programs, including arts, drama, technology classes, trips, fitness activities, and games. Light refreshments […]

 Ryan McDonald

The Kid’s Alright: South Bay native Gavin Heaney has a new album shaped by the changes that have rocked his life

The Kid’s Alright: South Bay native Gavin Heaney has a new album shaped by the changes that have rocked his life

by Ryan McDonald Matich Heaney, not quite one year old, was sitting on the ground in the backyard of his Hermosa Beach home. His legs were extended wide in front of him, and his head was bobbing to some unheard music. The morning sun was peeking through the trees. Matich’s father, Gavin Heaney, sat at […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach school board forms parcel tax subcommittee

  by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board of Education last week formed a subcommittee to explore the possibility of putting a parcel tax on the ballot in either June or November of next year. Under state filing deadlines for elections, the district has until January to decide on a June ballot […]

 Kevin Cody

Business and beaches: Manhattan Beach developer Matt Morris

Business and beaches: Manhattan Beach developer Matt Morris

This year the Manhattan Beach Community Development Department will issue about 170 new housing permits and an additional 980 remodel permits. They handle about 80 visits to their counter daily.

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach Council okays bike street signs, but kicks sharrows down the road

by Ryan McDonald The Manhattan Beach City Council tentatively embraced expanded infrastructure for cycling at its Tuesday night meeting, approving the designation of more than a dozen street segments as “bike routes.” It also asked city staff to return with more information about additional measures to aid cyclists. The decision approves road signs designating particular […]

 Kevin Cody

Two new stars shine over Manhattan Beach

Two new stars shine over Manhattan Beach

The crowd that gathered Wednesday evening to remember Manhattan Beach Police records technician Rachael Parker and Manhattan Beach Middle School special ed teacher Sandy Casey spilled out from the Manhattan Beach pier head on to Manhattan Beach Boulevard and up and down The Strand.

 Kevin Cody

Route 91 concert goer credits veterans, police with preventing panic

Route 91 concert goer credits veterans, police with preventing panic

Heather Parnock said the large crowd exiting the Route 91 concert grounds during the shooting that killed over 50 people, did not panic, a fact she attributed to the large number of veterans and police in attendance.

 Ryan McDonald

Rep. Lieu talks health care, North Korea at women’s group event

Rep. Lieu talks health care, North Korea at women’s group event

  by Ryan McDonald According to Rep. Ted Lieu, there are “no good military options” for the United States in North Korea, and the Graham-Cassidy health care bill could make now-common protections harder to find in future insurance coverage. But it wasn’t all doom-and-gloom from the South Bay Democratic Congressman, who addressed a packed gathering […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach School district will consider parcel tax

by Mark McDermott   The Manhattan Beach Unified School District is considering a parcel tax to address a slew of oncoming financial challenges. Farnaz Flechner, the executive director of the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, gave a presentation at the school board last week in which she outlined the predicament MBUSD finds itself in. Despite the […]

 Kevin Cody

Beach food – Tasting and Tippling at Bite at the Beach

Beach food – Tasting and Tippling at Bite at the Beach

Bite at the Beach on the streets of New York at the MBS Media Campus

 Ryan McDonald

With eye on Sepulveda’s future, Manhattan Beach council declines health care ban

The Manhattan Beach City Council rejected an urgency zoning ordinance Tuesday night that would have extended a ban on health care uses on Sepulveda Boulevard, choosing instead to pass a modified ordinance that requires expanded review for all proposed health care projects on the street. The council’s decision extends to medical offices, urgent care centers, […]

 Kevin Cody

American Martyrs, Manhattan Beach raffles Jeep Wrangler

American Martyrs, Manhattan Beach raffles Jeep Wrangler

  American Martyrs Monsignor John Barry does his Popemobile imitation to promote his parish’s Lucky 21 raffle of a new Jeep Wrangler, donated by Scott Robinson Jeep. Only 2,500 tickets will be sold ($60 ea., $50 ea. for two or more). Each ticket holder has a one in 21 chance of winning the Jeep, or […]

 Ryan McDonald

Traffic Jam: Cycle of frustration off Vista Del Mar

Traffic Jam: Cycle of frustration off Vista Del Mar

The lane closures on Vista Del Mar have inspired South Bay residents to take a broader look at regional mobility policy. They don’t always like what they see. Part three of four by Ryan McDonald   Somewhere in the City Hall archives, the Manhattan Beach bike master plan sits neglected. The city approved the document […]

 Mark McDermott

MBPD Explorer program looking for a few good kids

MBPD Explorer program looking  for a few good kids

by Mark McDermott Manhattan Beach Police Department Sgt. Tim Zins remembers what it was like to be 16. The Manhattan Beach native had no real idea what he wanted to do with his life. “I was kind of in that lost land,” Zins recalled. “Okay, do I want to go to college? Go to El […]

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