Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach Tree lighting attracts thousands

Manhattan Beach Tree lighting attracts thousands

             

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The wisdom of ancient kitchens

The wisdom of ancient kitchens

National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner investigates the food and culture of those who live the longest, and comes back with recipes by Mark McDermott  Most mornings, Cowboy Jose Bonifacio rides his horse Corazón five miles to go see two old friends. Bonifacio is known far and wide as one of the great vaqueros, or cowboys, […]

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Saturday construction ban considered

by Mark McDermott  The Manhattan Beach City Council is considering restricting or eliminating Saturday construction, although initial discussion regarding the matter at Tuesday night’s meeting was lukewarm.  Councilperson Suzanne Hadley suggested that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.  “We built our house in 1999. There was Saturday construction, and I love my […]

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Anthony Napolitano passes away

Anthony Napolitano passes away

by Mark McDermott  Anthony Barberto Napolitano, a longtime Manhattan Beach resident and the father of Councilperson Steve Napolitano, passed away on Nov. 27. He was 92.  His son spoke of him at the close of Tuesday night’s council meeting, which adjourned in memory of both Napolitano and former Manhattan Beach police chief Hugh O’Brien.  Napolitano, […]

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Manhattan Beach Police Beat

International drug bust Manhattan Beach Police Department Detective Don Brown was recently recognized at the White House, where he received the 2018 Land Interdiction and Apprehension Award. The City Council recognized Brown at this week’s meeting.  Brown was assigned to a regional police effort to combat drug trafficking, called the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police […]

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Manhattan Beach About Town

Blankets of Love  Blankets of Love, a local non-profit that makes and delivers blankets to children in need, this month celebrated its 2,000th blanket. The group was recognized at City Council on Tuesday.  Founder Cyndi Strand launched the effort in 2016 following the death of her son, Justin, to opioid overdoses. Justin was a Mira […]

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Drew Boyles’ The Charger (last of 3 parts)

Drew Boyles’ The Charger (last of 3 parts)

Drew Boyles’ unlikely path to becoming the mayor of El Segundo

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Slackstring rides again 

Slackstring rides again 

by Mark McDermott Gavin Heaney was in his second year at Mira Costa High School and still a little bit jittery about the whole social situation when a tall pink-haired guy approached him one day in the fall of 1993.  “Hey,” the kid said. “I hear you play bass. Do you want to be in […]

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Manhattan Beach About Town

New undergrounding district is formed  The City Council unanimously approved the formation of a new utility undergrounding district Tuesday night after petitions were submitted from residents indicating that over 50 percent favored the district. District 4 will now go to an official vote throughout the neighborhood, which consists of 167 parcels located between Valley Drive, […]

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Community honors veterans

Community honors veterans

by Mark McDermott  The 22nd annual Veteran’s Day Intergenerational Event lived up to its name Monday.  Cub Scout Troop #275 led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Manhattan Beach Middle School choir sang the Star-Spangled Banner. The MBPD Color Guard conducted a solemn Presentation of the Colors. Three Girl Scouts who have attended the ceremony 10 […]

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Juvenile gray whale visits Manhattan Beach Pier

Juvenile gray whale visits Manhattan Beach Pier

by Mark McDermott Mike Balzer was standing on the Manhattan Beach Pier last Thursday morning looking out at the ocean and silently bemoaning the lack of waves when he noticed something odd. A few hundred yards south, just beyond a standup paddler at the Surfline, the water was roiling. Something very large was surfacing.  “There […]

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A new storefront in Manhattan Beach offers an antidote to plastic pollution

A new storefront in Manhattan Beach offers an antidote to plastic pollution

The Waste Less Shop helps you save the planet one pour at a time  by Mark McDermott  Stephanie Cochrane’s head was in the clouds. She was alone, backpacking north through the Sagarmāthā Valley in Nepal, on a 13-day trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp, and at the very beginning of a three-month journey through […]

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Veterans Memorial celebrates 25 years in Hermosa

Veterans Memorial celebrates 25 years in Hermosa

by Ryan McDonald In 1994, Edward P. Scott, then an assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, came to Hermosa Beach. Scott had arrived just before Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May, for the dedication of Hermosa’s Veterans Memorial. Scott said that, in the course of his job, he had been […]

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The Waste Less Shop: an antidote to plastic pollution in Manhattan Beach

by Mark McDermott  Stephanie Cochrane’s head was in the clouds. She was alone, backpacking north through the Sagarmāthā Valley in Nepal, on a 13-day trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp, and at the very beginning of a three-month journey through nine of the wildest and most beautiful countries on Earth.  She’d flown in the […]

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MBFD helps an old Marine while fighting Kincade wildfire 

MBFD helps an old Marine  while fighting Kincade wildfire 

by Mark McDermott  An engine company from the Manhattan Beach Fire Department was part of a South Bay strike team that helped fight the largest wildfire in California so far this year, the Kincade Fire. While they were helping to contain that fire, they also were able to provide assistance for an old Marine whose […]

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