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On Manhattan Government – Elections and the ‘Bridge to nowhere’

by Mark Burton Here are a few of the 2020 and beyond challenges facing the Manhattan Beach City Council: Storm water pollution: Storm water pollution will be a significant challenge for the City Council because of a federal mandate to keep storm water trash and pollution from entering the ocean. In 2020, the City Council […]

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ES sports – El Segundo surf team

ES sports – El Segundo surf team

readies for winter

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On local government by Bob Pinzler 12-12-19

Manhattan Beach, not Manhattan, NY

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The Lakes at El Segundo golf course to be lit

The Lakes at El Segundo golf course to be lit

Council approves high tech improvements at city-owned, 9-hole golf course

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On Manhattan  government

Roundhouse anniversary a private public partnership by Mark Burton The Roundhouse Aquarium will celebrate its 40th Anniversary this month, starting with an open house in conjunction with the annual holiday Pier Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 20.  Although Manhattan Beach is a full-service city, local government can’t do it all.  The aquarium is an example […]

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VW Alltrack makes quick work of paved and unpaved roads

VW Alltrack makes quick work of paved and unpaved roads

By Jeff Mitchell Recently I enjoyed a week testing a 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack TSI SE and found myself really liking the little wagon quite a bit. I think you will too. The Alltrack is a Golf that’s been stretched and lifted for extra ground clearance and has been designed to tackle both paved and […]

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Palos Verdes Conservancy protects health for all Peninsulans 

Palos Verdes Conservancy protects health for all Peninsulans 

It’s not plants, birds and four-legged animals that benefit by Jeff Mitchell Some 1,600 acres on the Palos Verdes, broken up over four preserves are managed by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. The non-profit Conservancy was founded in 1988 to preserve open space on the Peninsula, restore the habitat and assure public access to […]

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On Local Government – Scooters need mindset, and streetscape to change

On Local Government – Scooters need mindset, and streetscape to change

by Bob Pinzler I’m not a fan of scooters. The technology is fine. On-demand mobility makes a lot of sense, particularly if the goal is to remove cars from the road, especially for short trips. I just think we…Americans…don’t have the social skills to deal with them properly. On a recent trip to Scandinavia, I […]

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ES health – Sports medical specialists

ES health – Sports medical specialists

join kings in El Segundo

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More hotel tax Hermosa okays short term rentals downtown 

by Jeff Mitchell A pilot program allowing short-term vacation rentals in the Hermosa’s downtown and other commercial districts was approved by the City Council on a 4-1 vote at its Tuesday evening meeting. The existing prohibition of vacation rentals in the city’s residential zones will remain in effect, Ken Robertson, director of community development, told […]

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Manhattan Beach About Town

Car Show The 2nd annual Downtown Manhattan Beach Car Show takes place Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along six blocks from Manhattan Beach Boulevard to 9th St. The event features classic cars as well as police and fire vehicles, raffles, and live music. All proceeds benefit the MBPD K-9 program. For more […]

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Marineland spirit endures

Marineland spirit endures

“We watched the mammals’ babies born, we grew up as they grew up.”

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Spotlight on charity – Jester Jubilee Jingles

Spotlight on charity – Jester Jubilee Jingles

Hundreds Benefit from ‘Phund-Raiser’

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Spotlight on theater – Reach for the Stars Benefit Gala

Spotlight on theater – Reach for the Stars Benefit Gala

Palos Verdes Performing Arts

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Hermosa Council extends ban on shared scooters, bikes 

Hermosa Council extends ban on shared scooters, bikes 

  by Jeff Mitchell Hermosa’s ban on “shared mobility operators,” such as Bird, Lime Micro Mobility, Spin, Lyft, was extended by a unanimous council vote Tuesday night. “It’s a real safety hazard out there,” Hermosa Beach Mayor Pro Tem Mary Campbell said of the mix of scooters, electric bicycles, pedestrians and traditional bicyclists in places […]

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