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 Jefferson Graham

Some Manhattan Beach retailers reopen

by Jefferson Graham Manhattan Beach small businesses are back open again. At least, some of them.  This is despite the California stay-at-home order that ordered small businesses to close their doors, except for curbside delivery. Thursday, the Manhattan Beach City Council voted 5-0 to request the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors  allow Manhattan retailers […]

 Dan Smith

BCHD To Conduct Virtual Board Meetings Due to COVID-19

BCHD To Conduct Virtual Board Meetings Due to COVID-19

Three meetings on tap between now and end of June

By Dan Smith, BCHD The Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Board of Directors will conduct its upcoming public meetings virtually to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining BCHD programs and services. The next regular board meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, Wednesday, June 17 and Wednesday, June 24. This comes […]

 Ryan McDonald

Rate of new coronavirus cases may be starting to decline, county says

Rate of new coronavirus cases may be starting to decline, county says

by Ryan McDonald The coronavirus is spreading slowly enough to allow further relaxation of the restrictions put in place to battle it, Los Angeles County officials said Wednesday, and to begin to reopen sectors of the economy struggling to survive.    The average number of people infected by a person with an active case of COVID-19, […]

 Mark McDermott

Hahn seeks Governor’s approval for local businesses to reopen, secures bike path reopening; Manhattan City Council approves opening businesses

by Mark McDermott Supervisor Janice Hahn responded to the Manhattan Beach City Council’s request to help local businesses reopen by this weekend with a letter to Mayor Richard Montgomery last night in which she expressed a willingness to intervene:  “I too have become increasingly concerned with the stringent guidelines for businesses outlined in the Safer […]

 Ryan McDonald

Locals’ burrito bowl donation fights hunger of housebound

Locals’ burrito bowl donation fights hunger of housebound

by Ryan McDonald Last week, on the day after Los Angeles County beaches reopened, surfers emerging from the waves left wet footsteps as they trod past the 11th Street entrance to Brothers Burritos in Hermosa Beach, slowing as the familiar smell of the post-surf favorite wafted out the door. The scent was a bit more […]

 Ryan McDonald

Summer beach camps in coronavirus impact zone

Summer beach camps in coronavirus impact zone

by Ryan McDonald This time of year, Tommy Ostendorf’s phone is usually ringing off the hook. Ostendorf is the owner of Beach Sports, a summer beach camp with locations throughout the South Bay. He starts getting calls about early bird bookings in March and April, and then around Memorial Day things really start to ramp […]

 Mark McDermott

As Manhattan Businesses rally to open, Council tries to help

As Manhattan Businesses rally to open, Council tries to help

  by Mark McDermott  Something occurred Tuesday afternoon in downtown Manhattan Beach that hasn’t happened in two months. A group of people gathered.  More than 100 people attended a protest aimed at gaining support from City Council to allow businesses to reopen throughout the city. The protest, organized by local Realtor and former council candidate […]

 Judy Rae

BMW’s new 840i is the convertible you want to be seen in

BMW’s new 840i is the convertible you want to be seen in

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell I am truly a lucky guy. I get to drive, test and review a lot of new cars each year. Some are good, some are great and some — a few mind you — find a place in my heart and become fond, lasting memories. And even though it’s now […]