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 […]

 Mark McDermott

Miller sentenced to nine months in jail after Judge rejects plea for probation

by Mark McDermott Manhattan Beach resident Jim Miller was sentenced to nine months jail time Monday morning in United States District Court. Miller, 68, a former attorney for the Securities Exchange Commission and later for Body Glove International, was convicted in June on five counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing false tax […]

 Kevin Cody

Cream’wich in Manhattan Beach reinvents the ice cream sandwich

Cream’wich in Manhattan Beach reinvents the ice cream sandwich

Cream’wich’s Manhattan Beach business culture tends to be a bit relaxed compared to corporate America. However, hooking up with 7-Eleven had merits when you consider they have over 56,000 locations in 18 countries.  

 Tony Cordi

Business and beaches: Manhattan Village remodel may produce $500,000 in new Manhattan Beach revenue

Business and beaches: Manhattan Village remodel may produce  $500,000 in new Manhattan Beach revenue

Seven of the top 25 sales tax producers in Manhattan Beach reside in Manhattan Village. New enhancement may add upwards of $500,000 in additional annual sales tax revenue for Manhattan Beach.  

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach September 11 memorial service a reminder of need for eternal vigilance

Manhattan Beach September 11 memorial service a reminder of need for eternal vigilance

Manhattan Beach Mayor David Lesser remembered his cousin, a trader with Cantor Fitzgerald. Lesser’s cousin was among the New York investment bank’s 658 employees who died during the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

 Mark McDermott

MB Local Produce Market Hit Hard by SCE Power Outage

MB Local Produce Market Hit Hard by SCE Power Outage

A Labor Day weekend nightmare

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach, MBUSD on a mission to help a small town in Texas

Manhattan Beach, MBUSD on a mission  to help a small town in Texas

by Mark McDermott Ben Dale left Cleveland, Texas in 1985 with a truckload of memories. He played football on both sides of the ball, as tight end and defensive end, under the Friday night lights of rural Texas for the Cleveland High School Indians. He worked in a BBQ joint, The Shack, owned by his […]