Kevin Cody

Sandpipers host 27th Annual Holiday Home Tour

Sandpipers host 27th Annual Holiday Home Tour

The 27th Annual Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour, featuring four stunning homes made more stunning by local holiday home designers takes place this Friday through Sunday in Manhattan Beach. The tour will benefit local charities and families in need of emergency financial assistance. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach Police Beat

International drug bust Manhattan Beach Police Department Detective Don Brown was recently recognized at the White House, where he received the 2018 Land Interdiction and Apprehension Award. The City Council recognized Brown at this week’s meeting.  Brown was assigned to a regional police effort to combat drug trafficking, called the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

Blankets of Love  Blankets of Love, a local non-profit that makes and delivers blankets to children in need, this month celebrated its 2,000th blanket. The group was recognized at City Council on Tuesday.  Founder Cyndi Strand launched the effort in 2016 following the death of her son, Justin, to opioid overdoses. Justin was a Mira […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Sandpipers Holiday Home Tour features four homes stunningly decorated by local designers

Manhattan Beach Sandpipers Holiday Home Tour features four homes stunningly decorated by local designers

The 27th Annual Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour, featuring four stunning homes made more stunning by local holiday home designers takes place this Friday through Sunday in Manhattan Beach.

 Kevin Cody

Beach Wheels: BMW’s X2 M35i delivers sports performance, everyday utility

Beach Wheels: BMW’s X2 M35i delivers sports performance, everyday utility

The BMW X2 M35i is one of those rare vehicles that actually delivers sports performance quality and everyday utility. While other manufacturers claim their cars have cornered that state of vehicular bliss, BMW actually delivers it.

 Ryan McDonald

EIR for desal project approved

by Ryan McDonald An ocean water desalination project that has been opposed by all three Beach Cities moved closer to reality Monday when the regional water district voted to approve key planning documents for the project. The West Basin Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors voted 4-1 to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report for […]

 Mark McDermott

Slackstring rides again 

Slackstring rides again 

by Mark McDermott Gavin Heaney was in his second year at Mira Costa High School and still a little bit jittery about the whole social situation when a tall pink-haired guy approached him one day in the fall of 1993.  “Hey,” the kid said. “I hear you play bass. Do you want to be in […]

 Kevin Cody

Hall of Fame inductees Rogers, Kessy pay tribute to mentors

Hall of Fame inductees Rogers, Kessy pay tribute to mentors

by Kevin Cody In the summer of 1930, Paul “Pablo” Johnson grew tired of waiting for 12 players to show up for a six on six beach volleyball game at the Santa Monica Beach Club. So, he proposed to the four who had shown up that they play two on two. That game An onscreen […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

New undergrounding district is formed  The City Council unanimously approved the formation of a new utility undergrounding district Tuesday night after petitions were submitted from residents indicating that over 50 percent favored the district. District 4 will now go to an official vote throughout the neighborhood, which consists of 167 parcels located between Valley Drive, […]

 Kevin Cody

Word on the Street: Gelson’s anniversary, King’s mural, Brews Hall, Exer Urgent Care open

Word on the Street: Gelson’s anniversary, King’s mural, Brews Hall, Exer Urgent Care open

Word on the Street: Gelson’s annivesrary, King’s mural, openings of Brews Hall, Exer Urgent Car.

 Mark McDermott

Community honors veterans

Community honors veterans

by Mark McDermott  The 22nd annual Veteran’s Day Intergenerational Event lived up to its name Monday.  Cub Scout Troop #275 led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Manhattan Beach Middle School choir sang the Star-Spangled Banner. The MBPD Color Guard conducted a solemn Presentation of the Colors. Three Girl Scouts who have attended the ceremony 10 […]

 Mark McDermott

Juvenile gray whale visits Manhattan Beach Pier

Juvenile gray whale visits Manhattan Beach Pier

by Mark McDermott Mike Balzer was standing on the Manhattan Beach Pier last Thursday morning looking out at the ocean and silently bemoaning the lack of waves when he noticed something odd. A few hundred yards south, just beyond a standup paddler at the Surfline, the water was roiling. Something very large was surfacing.  “There […]

 Kevin Cody

Jannie Kouri honored as Manhattan Legend 

Jannie Kouri honored  as Manhattan Legend 

by Kevin Cody Almost all of the honorees at the 7th Annual Best of Manhattan Awards dinner recounted overcoming career challenges. Pages co-founder Linda McLoughlin, winner of the Shop MB Award, recalled opening her bookstore at the height of the recession, during the ascendancy of Amazon.  Yoga Loft co-founders Justin Randolph and Greg Cicchino, winners […]

 Mark McDermott

A new storefront in Manhattan Beach offers an antidote to plastic pollution

A new storefront in Manhattan Beach offers an antidote to plastic pollution

The Waste Less Shop helps you save the planet one pour at a time  by Mark McDermott  Stephanie Cochrane’s head was in the clouds. She was alone, backpacking north through the Sagarmāthā Valley in Nepal, on a 13-day trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp, and at the very beginning of a three-month journey through […]

 Kevin Cody

Gray Whale visits students at Manhattan Beach Pier Roundhouse Aquarium

Gray Whale visits students at Manhattan Beach Pier Roundhouse Aquarium

Students visiting the Roundhouse Aquarium at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier this morning received an unexpected visit from a baby humpback whale.

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