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 Ryan McDonald

Locals get inside track to Teen Choice tickets

Locals get inside track to Teen Choice tickets

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach will soon provide the world with what may be its only chance to see pop colossus OneRepublic perform their hit “Rescue Me” in shouting distance of an actual lifeguard tower. The Teen Choice Awards, a youth-oriented awards ceremony drawing some of the biggest and most marketable stars on the planet, […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach K9 officers and human partners show their skills

Redondo Beach K9 officers and human partners  show their skills

by David Mendez Officers from departments across Los Angeles County, including a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department special operations team, showcased their skills during the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association’s 20th Annual Police K9 Demonstration on Saturday, July 20 at Redondo Union High School. But it was a bittersweet day for Redondo Beach Police […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Coastal Commission okays permit for North School

Hermosa Beach Coastal Commission okays permit for North School

by Ryan McDonald The California Coastal Commission approved a permit for Hermosa’s North School earlier this month, clearing the way for the Hermosa Beach City School District to begin construction on the campus. The commission’s vote was unanimous, but the final tally concealed deeper divisions that mirrored local disagreements that have troubled efforts to reopen […]

 David Mendez

South Bay’s regional ‘Fiber Ring’ network announced

South Bay’s regional ‘Fiber Ring’ network announced

by David Mendez The South Bay may be the next Southern California community to future-proof its infrastructures with a regional fiber-optic cable network that will bolster city-run facilities and programs. However, leaders believe that boosting the infrastructure will also benefit residents and businesses that need top-shelf Internet speeds. On July 11, the South Bay Cities […]

 David Mendez

Warning system for deaf beachgoers piloted at Torrance Beach

Warning system for deaf beachgoers piloted at Torrance Beach

by David Mendez Torrance Beach will become the first beach in California, much less the world, to have signals set up to warn deaf and hard-of-hearing beachgoers of emergencies, through a pilot program announced at Tuesday evening’s Torrance City Council meeting. The Beach Emergency Evacuation Lighting System — or BEELS — will install a series […]

 Ryan McDonald

Swept up in Sound: the life and too early death of Ian Petersen

Swept up in Sound: the life and too early death of Ian Petersen

Ian Petersen followed his passion for South Bay punk into the recording studio before passing away while traveling by Ryan McDonald In April 2013, Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge had one ticket to spare to the hottest show in town. FLAG — the version of punk legends Black Flag featuring Keith Morris and Chuck Dukowski but […]

 Paul Teetor

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 […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

  Day at the Beach  July 27 is PS I Love You’s 19th Annual Day at the Beach, which brings 300 at-risk children to 300 caring volunteer mentors for an inspiring one-on-one day filled with fun and new friendships. The P.S. I Love You Foundation is a locally based non-profit dedicated to nurturing at-risk youth […]

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