He’s only lived in Manhattan Beach for a little over a year, but he’s already deeply involved in the city.
by David Mendez When William Harvey awoke, face down, in German barracks in late March 1945, he couldn’t believe his eyes. “I thought I was in a five star hotel,” he recalled. For the first time in more than a year, he was resting. No one was beating him, or yelling at him. He […]
On Feb. 8, the executive director of human resources at the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, Carolyn Seaton, was named the new superintendent of the Orinda Union School District in Contra Costa County in Northern California.
Mike Watt keeps sailing around the country, but always finds himself returning to the South Bay by Ryan McDonald It took a postcard for Mike Watt’s dad to finally understood punk rock. It was the early ‘80s, and the bassist was on tour with Minutemen, the seminal San Pedro group he co-founded with singer/guitarist D. […]
On March 14, the city of Manhattan Beach released a draft of its Specific Plan for downtown on its website.
Victoria victorious MB resident Azarenka wins BNP Open by Paul Teetor Move over, Maria Sharapova — there’s a new queen of tennis in Manhattan Beach. From the Live Oak courts to the Manhattan Beach Country Club where Sharapova has her own private practice court, it used to be Masha’s town. But now, thanks […]
by Richard Foss It took me a long time to even step inside American Junkie to see what the place was about. The first reason was the name, which I found repellent when I first heard it. I assume that it’s intended to be slang for “irresistible”, but if you have had friends who went […]
Driven to the sea features short clips taken from across the South Bay which represents the oceans influence over us. This was filmed in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and El Segundo by Brad Jacobson of Civic Couch productions.
by David Mendez The long-embattled Shade Redondo hotel has hit yet another snag on its way to completion, as a burst water pipe has severely damaged at least two dozen completed hotel rooms. “It looks like a crime scene over there,” said owner Mike Zislis. The rooms, he said, were done — wallpapered, tiled, with […]
by Morgan Sliff A late start on Day 233 in a row of straight surfing had me miss out on riding around with quite a few members of the Southside Pier crew, but my friend Boris Vishnevsky and I, both looking a little tired and draggy (him with a bad back and me with an achy […]
by Morgan Sliff I love surfing alone or with people. But one of my favorite things is surfing with people who love surfing. Master sled shaper Jose Barahona graciously picked me up at 6:30 and we sailed down to Blackies in Newport beach, a wave I can only describe as a beachbreak on steroids. Even […]
by David Mendez Beach Cities Health District CEO Susan Burden is calling it a career after 12 years, the organization announced on Monday. Burden plans to formally notify the Health District’s Board of Directors of her contract non-renewal request at the Board’s March 23 meeting. She would formally step down at her contract’s end on […]
Over 3,000 readers showed their support for their favorite beach retailers and services by voting in Easy Readers 30th Annual Best of The Beach contest. Though any “Best of” vote is more subjective than scientific, Best Of voting gives readers an opportunity to show their appreciation for the many businesses and services that make the beach cities such a wonderful place to live.
by Richard Foss A Geographically Appropriate Newcomer… It’s more than a little odd that Seattle has become so well known for coffee, given that the climate there has been inhospitable for the noble bean since dinosaurs walked the earth. Plenty of coffee grows in Colombia, and that’s the origin of Fika, the new coffee roaster […]