Paul Teetor

The old man and the little mermaid

The old man and the little mermaid

“You’re on your own, just you and the ocean.” – Dwight Crum Pier to Pier announcer Dick Douglas by Paul Teetor        She’s the youngest person ever to swim in the two-mile Dwight Crum Pier to Pier race. He was the oldest person in Sunday’s race. In an after-race photo, he looked like a proud grandfather […]

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Day, Flint dominate, Budinger, Patterson break through at HB AVP

Day, Flint dominate, Budinger, Patterson break through at HB AVP

by Paul Teetor There were two very different endings Sunday afternoon for two local favorites with huge fan clubs – Sean Rosenthal of Redondo Beach and Emily Day of Torrance. After a long, grueling day of monster blocks, diving sets and laser-like kill shots in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the AVP Hermosa Open […]

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MB Tennis Open proves value of city Parks and Rec program

by Paul Teetor The Manhattan Beach tennis pipeline is starting to produce good players – even tournament-tested, college-level championship players – thanks to a comprehensive Parks and Rec kids program that enrolls several hundred beginners every year. Local legend Maegan Manasse started her career at Live Oak Park, dominated SoCal high school play while at […]

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Manhattan Beach Charles Reilly is MB’s Man of Letters 

Manhattan Beach Charles Reilly is MB’s Man of Letters 

by Paul Teetor Retired Colonel Jim Montano of Huntington Beach came to Pages bookstore Sunday afternoon just as his fellow Vietnam veteran Charlies Reilly was finishing up a brief talk on why he started writing letters to the editor 20 years ago – and how he ended up as the Los Angeles Times undisputed champ […]

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Consolation Kids prevail at Manhattan Beach Live Oak Park 3 on 3 basketball tourney

Consolation Kids prevail at Manhattan Beach Live Oak Park 3 on 3 basketball tourney

“This is like watching the Bad Boy Detroit Pistons play the Bad Boy Detroit Pistons.”    by Paul Teetor Three brand new Live Oak Legends – Jersey Joe, The Kid, and Turbo – were born last Friday afternoon during the 48th Annual Live Oak Park 3 on 3 Basketball Classic. They achieved legendary status by pulling […]

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Redondo boys win seventh straight Bay League basketball championship

Redondo boys win seventh straight Bay League basketball championship

By Paul Teetor A star was born – for at least a day – Thursday night. It’s every end-of-the-bench scrub’s dream scenario, the fantasy that keeps them going through practice after dreary practice and endless games where they sit and watch: Come off the bench, hit the big shot, win the big game, take home […]

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ES Sports – Pedaling back down Mainstreet

ES Sports – Pedaling back down Mainstreet

Jack Spiro’s Schwinn bike shop harkens back to when bikes were meant for pedaling

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Hawks evokes mercy rule, Mustangs upsets Palos Verdes

Hawks evokes mercy rule, Mustangs upsets Palos Verdes

  Redondo center Chase Bowsher (left) and power forward Chimeze Maduno (center) led attack against Compton Centennial. Lucas Hobbs (left) led Mustang scoring with 18 points. Photos by Ray Vidal by Paul Teetor There’s an obscure CIF rule that says that if a basketball team takes a lead of 40 points in the fourth quarter […]

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Fundraiser helps Darfur refugees establish women’s soccer team

Fundraiser helps Darfur refugees establish women’s soccer team

by Paul Teetor It’s a long way – geographically, demographically and spiritually — from the mega-mansions, upscale restaurants and seaside luxury of Manhattan Beach to the makeshift huts, long food lines and tattered tents of Darfur, a dusty, wind-blown war-torn region of Sudan. But in just three hours Saturday night, a bridge built upon the […]

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How the chicken man got famous

How the chicken man got famous

by Paul Teetor John Phillips is no celebrity chef, just a guy born and raised in South-Central LA who got into the chicken business after working as a machinist, a baker, and a few other odd jobs. There are no Michelin stars on his food truck, just a sign proclaiming him The Chicken Guy. And […]

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Professionals, locals dominate MB Tennis Open

by Paul Teetor There was good news and even better news for Manhattan Beach tennis star Joey Rotheram this past weekend. Rotheram made his family and his hometown fans proud Sunday afternoon when he partnered with his college teammate Victor Krustev to win the Open Division doubles crown at the Manhattan Beach Open by upsetting […]

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Warrior coach picked to lead Mustang hoopsters

Warrior coach picked to  lead Mustang hoopsters

by Paul Teetor West Torrance boys basketball coach Neal Perlmutter, who turned around a losing Warriors program and led the team to a CIF title two years ago, has been hired as the new boy’s basketball head coach at Mira Costa High School. He replaces Jeff Amaral, who resigned last month after seven years on […]

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Amaral steps down as boys basketball coach

Amaral steps down as boys basketball coach

by Paul Teetor      Mira Costa High School boys basketball coach Jeff Amaral, who achieved the rare distinction of coaching a team he once played for and led it to a consistent winning record until this year, has resigned after seven seasons on the job. The Mustang program is already facing the looming question of […]

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LA Lifeguards Max First, Katie Hazelrigg win Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

LA Lifeguards Max First, Katie Hazelrigg win Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

Lifeguards Max First and Katie Hazelrigg push through punishing conditions to win the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race.

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Shooting star: the passing of 18-year-old Redondo Union student and basketball player Ryse Williams  leaves the Sea Hawk community in shock

Shooting star: the passing of 18-year-old Redondo Union student and basketball player Ryse Williams  leaves the Sea Hawk community in shock

Shooting star by Paul Teetor Thursday June 22 was a long-awaited day of pride and joy for many high school basketball coaches as they watched young men they had coached get drafted into the NBA. Congratulations flowed on social media like confetti raining down on a parade. But for Redondo basketball coach Vic Martin June […]

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