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 Mark McDermott

The volunteer who has taught  1,171  people how to save a life

The volunteer who has taught   1,171  people how to save a life

by Mark McDermott  Manhattan Beach Fire Department Chief Daryn Drum was working one Saturday morning last year when he decided to walk across the street from the fire station to the Joslyn Community Center to peek in on a community CPR class. The class was offered by the all-volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Drum […]

 Mark McDermott

City Council approves new fee increases 

by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach City Council Tuesday approved an array of fee increases residents and businesses will pay for city services ranging from building permits to fire inspections.  The increases total more than $550,0000, but fall short of the $931,000 a consultant’s report determined was the full cost of services the city is […]

 David Mendez

Family nixes Council’s blue curb solution

Family nixes Council’s blue curb solution

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council has pulled back on its solution to help a family with a disabled daughter that lost the driveway apron used to help the daughter in and out of the family van. The council plan, which would have introduced two handicap-permit-parking-only blue curbs on the same block, was […]

 Mark McDermott

American Martyrs 5K celebrates 40 years

American Martyrs 5K celebrates 40 years

by Mark McDermott  In February 1980, a leap year, Ronald Reagan won his first presidential primary, the USA hockey team beat the Russians in the Olympics and a few hundred American Martyrs parishioners in Manhattan Beach ran down the nearby streets in the church community’s very first 5K race.  Reagan is long gone and the […]

 Jeff Mitchell

Mitsubishi Outlander earns its laurels as PHEV best seller

Mitsubishi Outlander earns its laurels as PHEV best seller

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell Recently, I had the chance to test drive a Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric compact sport utility vehicle and was instantly reminded why it is the world’s best-selling PHEV. The funny thing about the Outlander is that its “plain Jane” looks might encourage you to overlook it at first — […]

 Kevin Cody

Councilwoman Horrell was known as Steel Magnolia

Former Redondo Beach councilwoman and long time Realtor Mary Kathleen “Kay” Horrell passed away Tuesday, February 11, at age 94. Horrell served two terms representing District 2, where she earned the nickname “Steel Magnolia” for her strong opinions and Southern accent.  Her testimony before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in Washington D.C. helped the city […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

BCHD announces anti-vaping series The Beach Cities Health District is continuing its work to educate parents, students and the public at large about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes with a series of events planned for February and March. The anti-vaping series kicked off Feb. 10 with training for school nurses and health aides titled […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Kiwanis near century celebration 

Hermosa Kiwanis near century celebration 

by Kevin Cody The Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club will celebrate 94 years this Saturday of Christmas tree lots, St. Patrick’s Day parades, Hermosa Fiestas, Tastes at the Beach and other community fundraisers. The club donates its proceeds each year to student scholarships, local nonprofits and civic projects such as the 9-11 Memorial, Handprint Wall, and […]