Low Speed Vehicles accelerating in the South Bay

by Jake Safane People waved and cheered at the 42 Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs) parading through downtown Manhattan Beach Sunday afternoon. But only because the golf carts on steroids were decorated for Halloween. LSVs are now nearly as common in the Beach Cities as VW bugs were in the ‘60s, Land Rovers in the 2000s…

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The playing fields of Chadwick

by Jake Safane Chadwick School’s new Lichtenstein Family Field stands out as one of the most beautiful prep baseball and softball facilities in the South Bay. The credit goes in large part to businessman and philanthropist Warren Lichtenstein, who contributed $1.5 million towards the new fields, and to Chadwick’s new Center for Innovation and Research. …

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Business as usual for young South Bay entrepreneurs, despite pandemic

by Jake Safane Since October, 17 local students have been getting together over Zoom to formulate startups through their participation in the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce’s chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA). Now, their ideas are on the verge of becoming 12 full-fledged businesses,  ranging from desserts to beach leisure to haircare. The…

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South Bay cowork spaces plan post pandemic rebound

by Jake Safane Ego Alpay drew upon his experiences hosting small, artistic parties during his time as a professional basketball player in Turkey to open three coworking spaces for businesses and independent creatives. He named his company Unita to emphasize its focus on community, though the El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach locations each…

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