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Amateurs and pros, santa hats and neck ties: the 6 Man is back

Amateurs and pros, santa hats and neck ties: the 6 Man is back

by Megan Garringer The famously competitive, high-spirited Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament returned to Manhattan Beach this weekend for its 57th year. Nearly 100 teams competed in four divisions: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Men’s Master’s, and Women’s Master’s. From Friday morning at 8 a.m. until Saturday evening, the beach near the Manhattan pier looked […]

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Slackliners try to find balance on sands of the South Bay

  by Kyra Williams Beck Cherry, a senior at Mira Costa High School, finds peace in an unusual place: balanced on a narrow length of rope. Cherry is one of the South Bay’s slackliners. The activity involves standing on a “line” — usually made of nylon and measuring as little as one inch wide — […]

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Walmer progeny, with Costa coach win 20th Annual BarryBob Tourney

Walmer progeny, with Costa coach win 20th Annual BarryBob Tourney

by Megan Garringer Saturday afternoon took volleyball players back to the ‘80s, with a sea of platinum hair and bronzed bodies sporting ill-fitting swimsuits. The occasion was the 20th Annual BarryBob Volleyball tournament at 10th Street in Manhattan Beach. It all began in the summer of 1998, following the deaths of beach patriarchs Barry Walmer […]

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Riviera Village celebrates start of summer with 41st Annual festival

Riviera Village celebrates start of summer with 41st Annual festival

by Alexa Stevens Lauren Elizabeth of Redondo Beach-based Lagoa Swimwear was among over 300 exhibitors at the 41st Annual Riviera Village Summer Festival last weekend. Elizabeth designs women’s swimsuits with pockets and has them sewn in Downtown L.A. “It’s been nice to meet people and get feedback on different styles and people’s favorite prints,” Elizabeth […]

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Brownie troop gives back

Brownie troop gives back

by Joey Mills While most Girl Scout troops use the proceeds from their annual cookie sales to benefit their troop, Brownie Troop 6345 decided to take a more altruistic route. The second-grade troop chose to use $300 of their proceeds to purchase goods to donate to the Ronald McDonald House in Long Beach. The Ronald […]

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Tour de Pier, raises spirits, funds for cancer support and research

Tour de Pier, raises spirits, funds for cancer support and research

by Joey Mills The 6th annual Tour de Pier raised $1.2 million on Sunday for the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the Cancer Support Community, and the Uncle Kory Foundation. Tour de Pier has raised over $4.2 million since their inaugural event in 2013. Tour de Pier was founded by Jon Hirshberg in memory […]

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Marco’s music

Marco’s music

A rare gene mutation takes away a young man’s physical abilities, but not his passions

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Around the country, by van to 30 Major League Baseball stadiums

Around the country, by van to 30  Major League Baseball stadiums

by Cara Martinez Cameron Bennett has been on the road since June 20, traveling to Major League baseball stadiums across the country and making videos, podcasts and vlogs (video blogs) about his trip. Bennett’s goal is to visit all 30 stadiums. His vlogs are released twice a week. Bennett grew up in Redondo Beach and […]

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Girls Who Code builds knowledge, sisterhood among STEM students

  by Lauren Kim Girls Who Code is working to close the gender gap in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Despite the increasing reliance on technology, the gender gap has been growing over the past 20 years. The seven week, summer immersion course is hosted by AT&T in El Segundo. The students range […]

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Redondo High band director Vizcarra champions careers of young musicians

Redondo High band director Vizcarra  champions careers of young musicians

by Lauren Kim Redondo Union High School band director Ray Vizcarra had an idea of what he wanted to be from as early on as an elementary school. “You were required to write these essays at the end of fifth grade, eighth grade, and looking through some old papers, my dream was always to become […]

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Lunada Market builds on past, with eye toward future trends

Lunada Market builds on past,  with eye toward future trends

by Alexa Stevens Lunada Market and Deli location have been “operating as a market under various names and owners for more than over 50 years,” according to Palos Verdes Estates records. The site was formerly Frontier Market, Moore’s Market, and Fresh & Easy. After the closing of Fresh & Easy, the site was vacant for […]

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Manhattan Beach San Diego Comic Con Comic creators prep for event of the year

Manhattan Beach San Diego Comic Con  Comic creators prep for event of the year

  by Alexa Stevens South Bay comic book artists, writers, letterers, publishers, vendors, and fans will make their annual pilgrimage this week to San Diego Comic Con, united under one cause: an affinity for all things comic book… although the origin of these affinities may vary. Comic book creator and Comic Bug co-owner Mike Wellman’s […]

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CyberCamp teaches kids to keep internet data safe from hacks

CyberCamp teaches kids to keep internet data safe from hacks

by Lauren Kim As modern a 15-year-old, Kayla Harris thought she understood social media. But after a few days at a cybersecurity camp in El Segundo, she wasn’t so sure. Harris and other local students spent last week at CyberCamp in at the AT&T campus, a joint effort of the telecommunications company and the Air […]

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Six Man keeps tradition alive

Six Man keeps tradition alive

by Parnia Mazhar Jay Saikley still hand draws the pairings bracket for the Charlie Saikley Six-Man Volleyball Tournament. It’s a technique that most tournament directors no longer bother with, but one that Saikley prides himself on. And, for a tournament so steeped tradition, it seems to work just fine. “A lot of the people at […]

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Surfers and bodysurfers find stoke at waveriding contests

Surfers and bodysurfers find stoke at waveriding contests

by Sean McDonald Gloomy skies and onshore winds are never what wave riders hope for. But contestants at Saturday’s surfing and body surfing competitions made the most of it. The day began on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier before 7 a.m., and the dreary weather and early hour didn’t drive anyone away: […]

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