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 Mark McDermott

Council blocks three cell pole sites

by Mark McDermott AT&T’s two-year quest to install cell phone antennas on light and utility poles throughout the city to improve coverage hit another roadblock Tuesday night as the City Council moved towards denial of three out of four proposed sites. The cell phone carrier, citing gaps in local cellular coverage, originally proposed 15 outdoor […]

 David Mendez

Boiling Point: As Redondo’s homelessness numbers increase, so does resident resentment

Boiling Point: As Redondo’s homelessness numbers increase, so does resident resentment

by David Mendez Ashley Roberts was still shaking as she gathered herself outside the Redondo Beach City Council chambers on June 4, before speaking in defense of herself and others like her who live on the streets of the Beach Cities. “I feel like people look at us like we’re not human — we’re people […]

 Ryan McDonald

HB dedicates Katz Bikeway

HB dedicates Katz Bikeway

State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi comforts Gila Katz two weeks ago during the naming of the Hermosa Avenue bikeway in honor of her recently deceased husband Julian, a longtime bicycle activist. The June 6 dedication was a year to the day of his passing from prostate cancer. “Julian would say, ‘Let’s keep working, keep moving along. […]

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach About Town

McArthur named firefighter of the year Once a year, the Manhattan Beach Fire Department recognizes one of its own as an exemplar of what the organization strives to be for the entire community. This year’s firefighter of the year is Christian McArthur, an eight-year MBFD veteran who was publicly commended at the June 4 City […]

 Richard Foss

Suzy’s sold, Addi returns, luxury seafood in ES, more Mexican in RB, events, and other dining news

Suzy’s sold, Addi returns, luxury seafood in ES, more Mexican in RB, events, and other dining news

A La Carte column for 20 June 2019

Last Call On Aviation: Suzy’s, the East Hermosa bar and grill that has been a popular music venue for decades, has sold, and both the buyer and their plans for the space are surprising. New owners Adnen and Lenora Marouani of Barsha in Manhattan Beach, plan to renovate the space, upscale food, and keep offering […]

 Kevin Cody

Former Thousand Oaks City Manager Mitnick to lead El Segundo

Former Thousand Oaks City Manager Mitnick to lead El Segundo

Former Thousand Oaks city manager Scott Mitnick selected to replace departing El Segundo City Manager Greg Carpenter.

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Mayor Brand diagnosed with cancer, will continue to fulfill duties

Redondo Beach Mayor Brand diagnosed with cancer, will continue to fulfill duties

by David Mendez Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand has been diagnosed with lung cancer, he announced via social media on Friday afternoon. The diagnosis marks Brand’s third fight against  cancer. However, he says his doctors believe he can manage the disease and fulfill his duties as Mayor during treatment. According to a post on his […]

 Ryan McDonald

Despite brawl, Hermosa Beach sticking with contract cities group

By Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach City Councilmember Jeff Duclos was fast asleep when the action started. Last month, Duclos was attending the California Contract Cities Association’s Annual Municipal Seminar at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Some time after midnight following the first day of the seminar, a brawl involving seven people, including elected […]

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