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 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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Wine Auction takes varietal bids virtual

Manhattan Beach Wine Auction takes varietal bids virtual

In past years, the Manhattan Wine auction has been held at the Manhattan Beach Country Club and raised over $1 million. This year, the auction will be streamed, the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation hopes the results will be the same, or better. 

 Dan Smith

Community Services Teams Offers Assistance for Beach Cities Residents

Community Services Teams Offers Assistance for Beach Cities Residents

Care Managers from BCHD serve as the community’s 'health safety net' for Beach Cities residents of all ages

By Ali Steward, BCHD “We’re here to help.” Beach Cities Health District’s Community Services department doesn’t have an official tagline, but if it did, that altruistic mantra would be an appropriate contender. This team of helping professionals serves as the community’s health safety net for Beach Cities residents of all ages. In the era of […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach Police march in memory of Officers Moss, Ganz, Vasquez

Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach Police march in memory of Officers Moss, Ganz, Vasquez

Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach police marched Friday in recognition of National Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors fallen officers. Among the officers remembered were Hermosa Beach Police Officer Gary Moss and Manhattan Beach Police Officers Martin Ganz and Mark Vasquez.

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader founder reflects on the purpose of community newspapers

Easy Reader founder reflects on the purpose of community newspapers

Fifty years ago, not long out of college, I put out a call for volunteers to help staff an upstart newspaper in Hermosa Beach, hoping to provide an alternative to entrenched local publications that favored big growth and the political status quo.