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 Dan Smith

BCHD seeks Applicants and Proposals for Micro Enrichment Grants

BCHD seeks Applicants and Proposals for Micro Enrichment Grants

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is currently accepting applications for its Micro Enrichment Grants (MEG) to enhance the community’s ability to provide preventive health services. These grants can provide up to $5,000 per request in a fiscal year for small, one-time, project-based health initiatives. This application period runs until November 20, 2020, with grant award […]

 Kevin Cody

Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta goes virtual. Entries open

Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta goes virtual. Entries open

For this year’s Jimmy Miller Fiesta surfers will gather in pods of four at their favorite break and submit photos and video of each team member’s best waves for awards that include the coveted Best Wave, Worst Wipeout, Best Family, and Best Lounger.

 Kevin Cody

COVID-19 cases down, but experts warn of pandemic fatigue 

COVID-19 cases down, but experts warn of pandemic fatigue 

New, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the three Beach Cities were down nearly 50 percent last week (25 cases) from two weeks ago (45 cases).

 Kevin Cody

Pandemic swells South Bay surfboard sales

Pandemic swells South Bay surfboard sales

Not since the 2005 shut down of Clark Foam, which supplied 80 percent of surfboard blanks, had the surf industry’s future looked as uncertain as when COVID-19 shut down retail last March.

 Jen Ezpeleta

Redondo Beach company’s virtual reality software promises to bring classrooms to life

Redondo Beach company’s virtual reality software promises to bring classrooms to life

Redondo Beach company’s virtual reality software promises to bring classrooms to life.

 Jen Ezpeleta

‘Local Love MB’ campaign launched in hopes of helping struggling businesses

‘Local Love MB’ campaign launched in hopes of helping struggling businesses

  by Mark McDermott  It’s not quite the cavalry, but a movement is afoot to come to the aid of local businesses struggling to survive the pandemic-stricken economy. The campaign is called Local Love MB and it intends to boost local business by bringing attention to the difference consumers can make by spending their money […]

 Jen Ezpeleta

CITY COUNCIL ‘Not the time to jerk us around,’ Mayor tells Residence Inn

by Mark McDermott  The Residence Inn on Sepulveda Boulevard, where an attempted murder occurred in September, came under the Manhattan Beach City Council’s scrutiny Tuesday night. The council, in light of the shooting that occurred on September 8, brought the hotel’s conditional use permit up for review, and what they discovered —  107 police responses […]

 Jen Ezpeleta

Letters to the Editor 10-22-2020

Letters to the Editor 10-22-2020

Missing the  ‘Computer Guy’ Dear ER:  Tom Serafin was our go-to computer guy over the last 20-plus years. He would come by to fix, back up, add or delete a program on our computers, laptop tablets and iPads, and even fix our printers (“The ‘Computer Guy,’” ER Oct. 15, 2020). What a personal loss. Along […]