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 […]

 Ryan McDonald

Stacks at the skatepark? City seeks input on library’s future

Stacks at the skatepark? City  seeks input on library’s future

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library has stood at 550 Pier Avenue since 1962, making it the fourth-oldest of the system’s 85 locations. But when a renovation of Hermosa’s library makes it the newest one in the system, it won’t necessarily have the same address. Next […]

 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 […]

 David Mendez

As plans for the new South Bay Galleria go before the Redondo Beach Planning Commission, residents question the inclusion of residential units

As plans for the new South Bay Galleria go before the Redondo Beach Planning Commission, residents question the inclusion of residential units

  Inside image A rendering of the New South Bay Galleria’s proposed open space. Image courtesy South Bay Galleria   by David Mendez During the last budget cycle, Redondo Beach made huge investments toward Artesia Boulevard, North Redondo’s most prominent throughway. More than $500,000 has been budgeted on streetscaping. Another $100,000 was set aside to […]

 Randy Angel

Mira Costa, South advance in Division 2 boys soccer playoffs

Mira Costa, South advance in Division 2 boys soccer playoffs

By Randy Angel Mira Costa’s boys soccer team (16-4-2) advanced to the Division 2 quarterfinals after defeating Santiago/Garden Grove 3-1 behind a strong performance by Robert Cook. Cook scored two goals and had an assist and Michael Antich also scored. Alex deSousa assisted on Robert’s first goal before Antich gave Mira Costa a 2-1 lead […]

 Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 2-22-18

Places to go, people to see

 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 […]

 Richard Foss

A Meeting in the Middle [restaurant review]

A Meeting in the Middle [restaurant review]

Nuna’s Mediterranean offers items from the far east and far west ends of the Mediterranean

Every time I see a sign for a new Mediterranean restaurant, I wonder what they really serve. Though elements like olive oil and beans are used all around that ocean, there are very few recipes that are served at dinner tables on every coast. To call a restaurant Mediterranean almost raises more questions than it […]

 Randy Angel

Third-seeded Redondo rolls on to girls soccer quarterfinals

Third-seeded Redondo rolls on to girls soccer quarterfinals

By Randy Angel After defeating Chaminade 4-0 in the Division 2 playoff opener, third-seeded Redondo (11-9-2) beat Claremont 3-1 on Tuesday and will advance to face San Luis Obispo in the quarterfinals on Friday. The winner will advance to face the Sunny Hills-Villa Park victor in the semifinals on Tuesday. Carolyn Koutures tied Claremont in […]

 Neely Swanson

“Young Karl Marx” – A head of his time [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Young Karl Marx” – A head of his time [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Young Karl Marx,” the multi-national film directed by Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro), who co-wrote the screenplay with Pascal Bonitzer, is a very ambitious film. Breathing life into the historic characters of Karl Marx and his, shall we say, co-star Friedrich Engels is a gargantuan task. Peck attempts, and mostly […]

 Ryan McDonald

Keeping new oil rigs off of coast won’t be easy, officials say

Keeping new oil rigs off of coast won’t be easy, officials say

  by Ryan McDonald Three years ago, keeping oil out of Hermosa Beach required a monumental effort from the community. A similar effort may be needed, all across California, to make sure new drilling stays out. That was the conclusion of local elected officials who joined representatives from state land use agencies and environmental groups […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Police Beat

Property crime rose in 2017 Property crime in Hermosa Beach rose in 2017 over the previous year, driven by a sharp spike in burglaries and auto thefts, but violent crime declined compared to 2016. According to figures provided by HBPD, Hermosa recorded 116 burglaries and 48 stolen cars in 2017, up from 85 and 30, […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Please, please, don’t share that photo!

Please, please, don’t share that photo!

Perfect Moments Gone Astray “Awkward” at ESMoA opens today by Bondo Wyszpolski Without setting foot into a casino, Mike Bender and Doug Chernack hit the jackpot. The two friends, who went to high school together in New Jersey, are writing partners here in L.A., but their jackpot didn’t come through writing either. Here’s what happened. […]

 Randy Angel

Top-seeded Redondo girls basketball team on a roll

Top-seeded Redondo girls basketball team on a roll

By Randy Angel Redondo’s girls basketball team (22-5) reached the Division 2AA quarterfinals with a thrilling 44-41 victory over visiting Los Altos Saturday and will travel to take on Foothill/Santa Ana in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. The winner advances to the semifinals where it will face the Newbury Park-Mark Keppel winner on Saturday. Dylan Horton […]

 Randy Angel

Redondo’s boys basketball season ends by three-point loss to Loyola

Redondo’s boys basketball season ends by three-point loss to Loyola

By Paul Teetor       There were plenty of warning signs as the regular season ended last week — a 19-point loss to Peninsula and a closer-than-it-sounds six-point win over Mira Costa – that something like this could happen. Redondo Head coach Ali Parvaz even admitted after the Costa win that the Sea Hawks were not […]

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