Ryan McDonald

Yoga studio will host meditation ‘flash mob’ on pier this weekend

Yoga studio will host meditation  ‘flash mob’ on pier this weekend

  by Ryan McDonald About a year ago, Suzy Nece noticed that she was attending more rallies and gatherings. She also noticed that almost all of them required driving somewhere. Nece is the owner of the Yoga Loft, a yoga studio near the Manhattan Beach Pier. Like people across the country, she experienced an increased […]

 Mark McDermott

Renewable energy plan offers choice, savings for Manhattan Beach residents

by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach City Council Tuesday night chose default rates for a new citywide plan that will allow residents to choose what percentage of power they receive that is derived from renewable sources. The council unanimously chose a plan that will provide electricity from at least 50 percent renewable sources and is […]

 Ryan McDonald

Commissioners reject Skechers building, but project likely to return

Commissioners reject Skechers building, but project likely to return

by Ryan McDonald The Manhattan Beach Planning Commission approved one of the buildings in a proposed Skechers office complex on Sepulveda Boulevard but temporarily rejected another, citing concerns about truck access to the building. Commissioners voted 3-0 to certify necessary approvals for an office building at 330 S. Sepulveda, on the east side of the […]

 Mark McDermott

New Costa gym design ready for state approval

New Costa gym design  ready for state approval

by Mark McDermott Architects for the new Mira Costa gymnasium presented final designs to the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board of Education last week in preparation for submitting plans to the Division of the State architect, the final stage before actually going out to bid. Construction of the 70,000 sq. ft. stateArchitectrt athletic facility […]

 Mark McDermott

The accidental city manager: Manhattan Beach’s Bruce Moe didn’t intend to have a career in city government. The job chose him.

The accidental city manager: Manhattan Beach’s Bruce Moe didn’t intend to have a career in city government. The job chose him.

by Mark McDermott When he looks back, somehow it all makes an odd sort of sense. But 30 years ago,  if you’d told Bruce Moe that he’d one day be finance director, much less city manager, for the City of Manhattan Beach, he’d have laughed out loud. Laughter comes easily to Moe, a 29-year veteran […]

 Kevin Cody

Gallas, Sabina win South Bay Boardriders/ET Surf contest in Manhattan Beach

Gallas, Sabina win South Bay Boardriders/ET Surf contest in Manhattan Beach

After overhead storm surf at the December and January South Bay Boardriders contest, waist high waves and glassy, light offshore conditions at the SBBC ET Surf contest were a pleasant respite, especially for the nearly 50 groms (12 and under) who competed.

 Judy Rae

Beach charity – South Bay Chili Cook-Off

Beach charity – South Bay Chili Cook-Off

Team Baran’s 2239 was deemed the “Fireman’s Favorite”

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach Roundhouse restoration: The boy and the pier

Manhattan Beach Roundhouse restoration: The boy and the pier

How Michael Greenberg transformed the loss of his son into a gift for the place that made him

 Mark McDermott

The Manhattan Beach real estate market had a surprisingly strong year in 2017. Realtors differ on why, but everyone is looking east. 

The Manhattan Beach real estate market had a surprisingly strong year in 2017. Realtors differ on why, but everyone is looking east. 

          Upward, eastward   by Mark McDermott   The ancient Greeks consulted the Oracle at Delphi for nearly eleven centuries, beginning in seventh century B.C. and continuing until the fourth century, making the trek to the Temple of Apollo to ask the high priestess their questions about the future.  Both the […]

 Richard Foss

Evolution of a Manhattan Beach Dining Destination [Restaurant Review]

Evolution of a Manhattan Beach Dining Destination [Restaurant Review]

Dinner at the Strand House in downtown Manhattan Beach is typically expensive, but the experience is anything but typical

 Brad Jacobson

Brad and Steve visit a South Bay Icon, Pancho’s in Manhattan Beach

Brad and Steve visit a South Bay Icon, Pancho’s in Manhattan Beach

You’ve had one (or maybe two) of their margaritas right?? Pancho’s owner E. Abbott Lawrence and his family took ownership in May 1976 and have been a South Bay “must try” ever since. With its expansive, authentic Mexican menu and delicious hand-made margaritas, Pancho’s quickly became a South Bay landmark. Steve Napolitano interviews owner Abbott […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Super Bowl Sunday Feeble Football Bowl ends safely, amicably

Manhattan Beach Super Bowl Sunday Feeble Football Bowl ends safely, amicably

Despite mid game rule changes, end zone line disputes and fake flag plays, the annual Super Bowl Sunday Feeble Bowl 50 and Older Flag Football Championship ended amicably, with all players able to leave the Mira Costa High School field after the game under their own power

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports

Surfing: The South Bay Boardriders ET Surf Contest is Saturday at 26th Street in Manhattan Beach. The contest is open to all and the 11 categories range from assisted groms to legends. Beach registration begins at 6 a.m. Or register online at South Bay Boardriders.com. Running: Registration is open for the 15th Annual Village Runner […]

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2018: Vote now for your favorite retailers and services

Best of the Beach 2018: Vote now for your favorite retailers and services

Show your support and appreciation for local retailers and services by voting them Best of the Beach.

 Mark McDermott

MCHS Social Studies teachers enact easier grading scale to counter summer school scores

MCHS Social Studies teachers enact easier  grading scale to counter summer school scores

  by Mark McDermott The Mira Costa High School social science department last week announced an unusual policy change, implementing a new grading scale intended to make it easier for students to obtain higher grades with lower classwork scores. According to the new policy, which will go into effect this semester and was adopted in […]

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