While 2020 was not a good year financially for restaurants, it was creatively and qualitatively the equal of any in recent memory.
Lasorda-Skechers bond formed Special Beach Cities friendship
Tommy Lasorda, who rivaled Yogi Berra for memorable baseball quotes, went to his rest last Thursday, leaving behind a quote readymade for his tombstone.:
I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I’m going to the big Dodger in the sky.”
Organizer urges balance between connections to ocean and to land
by Rachel Reeves Brianna Egan had to leave Redondo Beach to realize some things about her beloved home city: the general lack of environmental awareness, for example, and the fact that there are 1.4 acres of park space per thousand residents, less than half the average for cities in Los Angeles County. For Egan, 25, […]
A debatable debate Dear ER: Redondo Beach’s ability to face economic recovery in the years ahead will depend decidedly on the March election for Mayor and Council Members. There is a fine group of well-qualified candidates who want to bring progress and collaborative leadership to Redondo Beach: Chris Voisey for Mayor; Brad Waller for […]
Charts by Bernard Wong, SubliminalMachines.com. Source: Los Angeles County Health Department COVID-19 claimed two more lives in Hermosa Beach and one in Manhattan Beach last week, bringing the total in the three Beach Cities since the start of the pandemic to 28, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Local businesses reporting […]
by Dan Blackburn The Hermosa Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to call for a special, mail-in election on May 11 to replace Councilman Hany Fangary, who resigned this month. Fangary, who served seven years on the council is moving to Manhattan Beach. Mayor Justin Massey said he wanted to appoint a new replacement […]
Two more Manhattan Beach residents have died as a result of COVID-19, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
by Dan Blackburn An attempt by Hermosa Beach city officials to eliminate some written communications from residents from city council meeting agendas went down in flames Tuesday — perhaps only temporarily — following vigorous resident complaints. The issue had been scheduled for discussion at this week’s meeting, but it was not included on the agenda. […]
The reopening of in-person classroom instruction within the Manhattan Beach Unified School District and all area schools has been suspended due to the surge in COVID-19 cases occurring throughout Los Angeles County.
by Mark McDermott Members of the Manhattan Beach Fire Department in late December became among the first local first responders to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Firefighters and paramedics received doses of the Monderna vaccine. Acting battalion chief Dave Shenbaum said the vaccination came at a crucial time because the department has encountered a spike in […]
An online celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be hosted by the Redondo Beach Police Department on King’s birthday, Monday, Jan. 16., beginning at noon.
by Rachel Reeves The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has identified the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center as a potential location for distributing COVID-19 vaccines, first to healthcare practitioners in Los Angeles and ultimately to the general public. Depending on how negotiations between the city and county pan out, the MPOD (Medical Point […]
All Ball Sports: Lasorda, and the Linguine and Baseball Club; Goff in from the cold; Coach Feather credited
Tony Capozzola had some baseball advice for Tommy Lasorda during what started as a friendly lunch. Lasorda didn’t agree with it — and didn’t want to hear it. The lunch went downhill from there.
by Mark McDermott The City of Manhattan Beach on Sunday closed the outdoor dining decks it had taken over from restaurants in early December as a way to help the struggling local dining industry evade Los Angeles County health order restrictions and attract some semblance of business. The closure was announced late Saturday night […]