Kevin Cody

Kick-off Classic, Jimmy Miller kick off fall surf contest season

Kick-off Classic, Jimmy Miller kick off fall surf contest season

by Kevin Cody The fall surf season kicked off with two signature contests last weekend at 42nd Street in Manhattan Beach. On Saturday nearly 300 surfers from 12 area high schools (Santa Monica to San Pedro) competed in the annual South Bay Scholastic Surf Association (SBSSA) Kick-Off Classic. On Sunday, nearly 200 surfers competed in […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

Tip-A-Cop The Manhattan Beach Police Department and Manhattan Beach Fire Department will take protect and serve to a whole new level at a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser at Tin Roof Bistro on Nov. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. Officers and firefighters will serve as hosts and waiters, and all tips they receive will be donated to […]

 Randy Angel

Mustangs Mourn

Mustangs Mourn

Longtime Mira Costa athletic trainer Tim Cooper passes   by Randy Angel During the University of Hawaii football game at Brigham Young University last Saturday, Hawaii linebacker and Mira Costa High alumnus Jahlani Tavai wore Tim Cooper’s name on his right sleeve. “I found out just before the game that Tim had died. He was […]

 Mark McDermott

MBUSD students ace state tests

by Mark McDermott Local students far exceeded their peers statewide in test results released by the California Department of Education last week. The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) was administered in the spring to more than 3 million students in grades 3 to 8 and 11. The tests have replaced the former […]

 Mark McDermott

MBUSD asbestos cleanup nearly complete, but mold problems arise at MBMS, MCHS

by Mark McDermott Asbestos disturbed by a construction project in August has been packed up and is awaiting final removal from the Mira Costa High School library, which will likely finally be cleared by public health officials by the end of this week. But a new public health problem has emerged at both MCHS  and […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Speaking Up for Planet Earth

Speaking Up for Planet Earth

Robert Glenn Ketchum and the visual aesthetics of environmental awareness

 Brad Jacobson

Beach sports – Tailgate party

Beach sports – Tailgate party

at Waller Stadium

 Mark McDermott

American Martyrs Parish Fair

The 48th American Martyrs Parish Fair takes place Oct. 20 and 21 and will include the “Lucky 21” raffle contest, which features a Fiat 128 Spider convertible, pictured here in front of the new Parish Welcome Center with Monsignor John Barry. Raffle tickets are $60 each and the winner takes either the car or $20 […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

    State teacher of the year State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson this week named five educators as the 2019 California Teachers of the Year. Robinson Elementary’s Kim Holz, MBUSD’s Teacher of the Year, was one of those five. Torlakson, who began his career as a science teacher and coach, emphasized the impact […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach Police Beat

Minor sting On Sept. 21, the Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and El Segundo Police Departments conducted a minor decoy sting throughout the three cities. A decoy was sent into 18 on-sale establishments within the three cities in an attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. Sixteen establishments were successful in preventing this activity and two establishments were […]

 Teri Marin

Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta 2018

 Mark McDermott

Scout House receives $1 million city backing

Scout House receives $1 million city backing

by Mark McDermott The City Council on Tuesday night pledged $1 million towards the construction of a new Scout House and senior community center, a move intended to spur fundraising for the public-private partnership the city has formed with the non-profit Friends of Senior & Scout Community Center.   “Any time you get a brand […]

 Mark McDermott

Distinguished alumni speak to MCHS students

Distinguished alumni  speak to MCHS students

by Mark McDermott An educator, a journalist, a volleyball player, and a war hero were recognized as distinguished alumni at Mira Costa High School Sept. 21 in a daylong celebration that included a breakfast and luncheon, two student assemblies, and a cheer for the alums during halftime of the Mustang football game that night. The […]

 Mark McDermott

Neptunian Woman’s Club destroys mural

Neptunian Woman’s Club destroys mural

    by Mark McDermott Artist Dawn Whitney-Hall was attending an art show two weeks ago when an acquaintance told her the 200 square foot mermaid mural she’d done as a commission for the Neptunian Woman’s Club a dozen years ago had been destroyed. She laughed at such a notion. “That couldn’t happen,” she remembers […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

SB lawmakers try to save federal conservation fund A federal program responsible for more than $2 billion of investments in conservation and recreation projects in California —  including the Strand bike path, locally — is up for reauthorization at the end of September. Two South Bay Congressional representatives, Nanette Diaz Barragan and Ted Lieu, are […]

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