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 Ryan McDonald

State withdraws $3 million grant

State withdraws $3 million grant

by Ryan McDonald The State of California has withdrawn a grant of more than $3 million that Hermosa Beach and other South Bay cities had planned to use to clean up water quality at local beaches, after opposition from South Hermosa residents blocked the project for which it was intended. The decision came last week […]

 Mark McDermott

Council trims $1.5 million from budget

by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach City Council is poised to approve a budget next Tuesday that will trim $1.5 million from the city’s general fund expenditures, and do so in a way that will hardly be noticeable for residents. “The cuts that were taken frankly should not be noticeable and won’t have a big […]

 Kevin Cody

Dumptrucks on parade at Skechers’ Manhattan Beach excavation site

Dumptrucks on parade at Skechers’ Manhattan Beach excavation site

Thirty dumptrucks lined up Friday morning on Kuhn Drive and Pacific Coast Highway to haul dirt from a half block to make way for a new Skechers building at Duncan and Pacific Coast Highway in Manhattan Beach.

 Ryan McDonald

The house that baseball built

The house that baseball built

Appearing at Pages this weekend, architecture critic Paul Goldberger sets his sights on the national pastime with ‘Ballpark’ By Ryan McDonald Don DeLillo’s “Underworld” wraps the story of the second half of the 20th century around the seams of one of the world’s most famous baseballs: the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” Bobby Thompson’s famous […]

 David Mendez

Hermosa Beach About Town

Community Safety Fair The Hermosa Beach Police Department will host a Community Safety Fair on Saturday. Along with members of the city’s police department, Los Angeles County firefighters and lifeguards will offer safety demonstrations. There will be food, and games and prizes for kids. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Community Center […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

Epipalooza to end epilepsy Mira Costa End Epilepsy hosts Epipalooza, a fundraising concert, this Saturday, June 1 at The Lighthouse Cafe, from 3 to 8 p.m., featuring five local bands, including End Epilepsy founder Slater Heidrich’s Good Vibe. Also performing will be XYZPDQ, Minor Problem, Pier Pressure, and Chroma Haze. Cooper Jones will also perform […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

General Plan Advisory Committee to drill down on ‘focus areas’ Redondo Beach’s General Plan Advisory Committee will continue its work to aid the city in defining the future of Redondo’s foundational land use document on Thursday, May 30. This meeting will include a discussion of a series of “focus areas” that the GPAC is considering […]

 Ryan McDonald

Remember the Alamo? Controversial state legislation forces hard look at South Bay housing

Remember the Alamo?  Controversial state legislation forces hard look at South Bay housing

First of two parts By Ryan McDonald Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand keeps a well-worn piece of paper in his pocket. He pulls it out and unfolds it when he talks about housing, which, these days, is often. On the paper is a long, hand-written list of pending state legislation that would change the balance […]

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