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Coach Perkinson, Costa soccer move on to State with CIF title

Coach Perkinson, Costa soccer  move on to State with CIF title

by Kimberly Dester In a dominant win on Saturday, Mira Costa High School’s girl’s soccer team took home the CIF Division 2 championship. The victory was especially rewarding for coach Patty Perkinson, who had led her team to four CIF title games over her 30-year coaching career, without a victory. The Mustangs beat Oak Hills […]

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Stepping stone to the moon

Stepping stone to the moon

“Space tourism is not just dreaming anymore. It’s been done.” — Space architect Madhu Thangavelu

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On local government – Council should appeal plan for 791 new Manhattan homes

by Mark Burton The City of Manhattan Beach could be required to build an additional 791 housing units by 2029 under the Southern California Association of Government’s  (SCAG) draft Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA). How do you go from a previous housing goal of 38 to 791? Yes, in a city that was fully built […]

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ES crafts – El Segundo Brewing

ES crafts – El Segundo Brewing

hosts 3X IPA release

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On Local Government – Health District 3.0 a no go

by Bob Pinzler The Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is desperately trying to convince residents that a “Silver Tsunami” is going to inundate the Beach Cities and leave senior citizens with no place to go if they wish to leave their homes for assisted living communities. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), […]

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On Manhattan Government 1-23-2020

Home grown promotions by Mark Burton In any organization that has a great culture of dedicated service, promoting from within the organization is preferred. Promoting from within preserves, protects and enhances the culture. That’s why the promotion of Bruce Moe from Manhattan Beach finance director to city manager was a great decision by the prior […]

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On Local Government – Phone breadcrumb trail is no fairy tale

by Bob Pinzler The New York Times recently published a fascinating, interactive piece showing how others can use your cell phone as a tracking device. This tracking was not done by the government, nor was a search warrant required. All the Times needed was to obtain this data from a location data company, which received […]

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Floating Above Traffic in a FLOAT air shuttle

Floating Above Traffic in a FLOAT air shuttle

A new, monthly commuter subscription service offers flights into the Hawthorne and Torrance airports for not much more than a monthly car payment

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On Local Government By Bob Pinzler

Dissing an accidental mayor Californians are presented with an array of types of mayors in our cities. In most big cities, they are elected separately from their City Councils and act administratively. They are the leaders of the executive. Usually, they have veto power. In some cities, they are elected separately, but are part of […]

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SandBox 12-5-19

SB ‘Community Factor’ at work

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‘You have a choice to make’: Alex Gray talks to local teens about vaping, social media, and the power of choice

‘You have a choice to make’: Alex Gray talks to local teens about vaping, social media, and the power of choice

  Editor’s note: Professional Surfer Alex Gray, a South Bay native, has been doing a tour of local schools to give a talk that he first began giving 15 years ago after the death of his brother Chris from a heroin overdose. Working with South Bay Families Connected, Gray is now using the talk to […]

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Will more taxes or transparency save Redondo’s budget?

by Bob Pinzler Over the past few weeks, Redondo Beach has been considering increasing the local sales tax from 9.5 percent to, ultimately, 10.25 percent.  This increase has been deemed necessary to resolve the long-standing structural deficit. This is the result of financial problems that are built into the ongoing business of the city, as […]

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Welcome to rent control

Welcome to rent control

Rent control retroactive to March 15 is in effect statewide. The winners and losers are not always whom you might expect by Richard Haynes Broker, Manhattan Pacific Realty  Rent control is now a reality in California. On Oct. 8, Governor Gavin Newson signed Assembly Bill 1482. Among the bill’s provisions are limits on rent increases […]

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El Segundo – Betsy Butler in the service of equality

El Segundo – Betsy Butler in the service of equality

Betsy Butler works to leverage women’s advances in sports to advances toward equal pay

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Beach business – Regional chamber mixer

Beach business – Regional chamber mixer

at Seaside Lagoon

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