Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach author Chris Fenton addresses ‘Feeding the Dragon: The Trillion Dollar Dilemma Facing Hollywood, the NBA and American Business’

Manhattan Beach author Chris Fenton addresses ‘Feeding the Dragon: The Trillion Dollar Dilemma Facing Hollywood, the NBA and American Business’

Manhattan Beach author addresses ‘Feeding the Dragon: The Trillion Dollar Dilemma Facing Hollywood, the NBA and American Business’

 Kevin Cody

Buster Sports: Pandemic Play is all about the Benjamins

Buster Sports: Pandemic Play is all about the Benjamins

The Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Rams and Chargers — and yes, even the Angels – start their quests for a championship in this strangest of all professional sports seasons.

 Kevin Cody

Sandbox: Should white families who owned 25 of the 30 Bruce’s Beach lots in Manhattan Beach also receive reparation?

Sandbox: Should white families who owned 25 of the 30 Bruce’s Beach lots in Manhattan Beach also receive reparation?

Should white families who owned 25 of the 30 Bruce’s Beach park lots in manhattan Beach also receive reparation?

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach School District prepares ‘hybrid’ of distance, school learning 

Manhattan Beach School District prepares ‘hybrid’ of distance, school learning 

Manhattan Beach School District prepares ‘hybrid’ of distance, school learning 

 Kevin Cody

Former candidates Burton, Franklin join incumbents Montgomery, Napolitano in crowded Manhattan Beach council race

Former candidates Burton, Franklin join incumbents Montgomery, Napolitano in crowded Manhattan Beach council race

Former candidates Burton, Franklin join incumbents Montgomery, Napolitano in crowded Manhattan Beach council race

 Judy Rae

Toyota’s RAV4 Hybrid compact sport utility is a winner

Toyota’s RAV4 Hybrid compact sport utility is a winner

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell I think it’s fair to say that Toyota understands hybrid automobile technology like few others. That’s why I was excited and interested in spending a week with the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid XSE. In short, it’s a great vehicle and a lot of fun to drive. Coming off a major refresh […]

 Kevin Cody

Being Black in Manhattan Beach not a black and white issue: Three perspectives

Being Black in Manhattan Beach not a black and white issue: Three perspectives

Three perspectives on being Black in Manhattan Beach, sometimes complimentary, sometimes clashing, were shared last Thursday during a three-hour forum on “implicit bias” hosted by the Manhattan Beach City Council. Manhattan Beach’s 35,522 population is 85 percent white, and .08 percent (290) Black.

 Kevin Cody

Maskless in public to get $100 fines, angry Manhattan Beach council orders

Maskless in public to get $100 fines, angry Manhattan Beach council orders

Fines of $100 for not wearing masks in public while not social distancing were approved on a 4 to 1 vote by an angry Manhattan Beach City Council.

 Judy Rae

Buick’s Enclave Avenir is the perfect luxury family hauler

Buick’s Enclave Avenir is the perfect luxury family hauler

Beach Wheels  By Jeff Mitchell Recently, I had the opportunity to test drive the 2020 Buick Enclave Avenir crossover sport utility vehicle. The seven-seat Enclave Avenir continues to put in a stellar performance in terms of both luxury and performance and remains one of Buick’s best efforts to date. Simply put, it’s a pleasure to […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach spike in COVID-19 cases prompts mask enforcement proposals

Manhattan Beach spike in COVID-19 cases prompts mask enforcement proposals

An exponential increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Manhattan Beach over the past 11 weeks led to a lengthy City Council discussion Tuesday night on how to compel business owners and their customers to wear masks.

 Kevin Cody

Beach Cities Paycheck Protection Program: By the numbers

Beach Cities Paycheck Protection Program: By the numbers

by Kevin Cody Large banks, such as Bank of America, JP Morgan, and Wells Fargo, accounted for the largest number of SBA Paycheck Protection Program loans issued to Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach businesses over the past four months. But regional lenders, such Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Pacific Premier Bank, and Banc of […]

 Judy Rae

BMW’s M235I Gran Coupe blazes new path for German automaker 

BMW’s M235I Gran Coupe blazes new path for German automaker 

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell Recently I had a chance to test-drive the new BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe and came away impressed with the vehicle’s capability and build quality. While impressive, the M235i is a bit of an odd duck — being part sports sedan and part crossover. What do I mean by this? […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Policing and Partnerships forum to be Zoomed Thursday, June 9

Manhattan Beach Policing and Partnerships forum to be Zoomed Thursday, June 9

“Policing and Partnerships in Manhattan Beach,” a forum hosted by the city will be held on Zoom on Thursday, July 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

 Mark McDermott

MBFD chief fired for “foot on throat” comments

MBFD chief fired for “foot on throat” comments

by Mark McDermott  Manhattan Beach Fire Department Chief Daryn Drum was dismissed last week due to language he used on a conference call with regional public safety officials in which he urged a negotiation tactic of “not taking our foot off their throat,” as well as comments on a local podcast in which he spoke […]

 Kevin Cody

Dr. Pissed Off: The bleeding stops when people bleed to death

Dr. Pissed Off: The bleeding stops when people bleed to death

Two, maybe three will die. How do we know that? Because in the three Beach Cities 489 people have had COVID-19 and 15 of them are dead. That’s three percent of detected cases, on the button. 

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