Kevin Cody

Next Step’s Janne Kouri honored at Best of Manhattan Beach dinner

Next Step’s Janne Kouri honored at Best of Manhattan Beach dinner

First Step founder Jannie Kouri, received the Bob Meistrell Local Legend award at the 2019 Manhattan Beach Chamber Best of Manhattan awards dinner.

 Mark McDermott

Council to revisit county takeover of MBFD

by Mark McDermott  The City Council will revisit the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s proposal to provide fire services locally, a move that would eliminate the Manhattan Beach Fire Department. The council moved on Tuesday night to bring the matter back at its next meeting.  Mayor Nancy Hersman, who temporarily shelved the matter last month […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

Disaster preparedness  for local businesses  Business owners are invited to join the Manhattan Beach Fire Department Fire Prevention Division on Oct. 23  for an evening of important facts and tips to safeguard businesses from a variety of looming hazards. Among the topics covered will be: fire/safety; fire extinguisher demo; AED overview; a mock business inspection.  […]

 Paul Teetor

Mustangs hold off relentless Panthers

Mustangs hold off relentless Panthers

by Paul Teetor Mira Costa won a wild 35-27 shoot-out with Peninsula Friday night, but had to survive an epic 21-point Peninsula comeback, a 20-minute blackout and a last-second on-side kick that could have given the Panthers one last chance to send the game into overtime. “What a great game!” said a happy and relieved […]

 Kevin Cody

Jimmy Miller teams score sun, family friendly waves 

Jimmy Miller teams score sun, family friendly waves 

    The 15th Annual Jimmy Miller Memorial Surf Fiesta, on Sunday at 42nd Street in Manhattan Beach, drew over 180 surfers for a team surf contest in small, family-friendly waves. Funds from entry fees, T-shirts, raffles, and a silent auction will go to JMMF ocean therapy programs. Sub Bum Best Performance by a Family […]

 Mark McDermott

Joan’s Wish List: A mother’s giving lives on

Joan’s Wish List:  A mother’s giving lives on

by Mark McDermott  It began with a eulogy. Five years ago, Michael Williams’ mother, Joan Marie Williams, succumbed after a battle with lung cancer. At her memorial, Michael spoke about the secret life of his mother.  Joan Williams was a sassy woman from Brooklyn. She wasn’t quiet about much in her life, save one aspect. […]

 Kevin Cody

Republican National Committee member Shawn Steel paints bleak picture of his party in California

Republican National Committee member Shawn Steel paints bleak picture of his party in California

Midway through Shawn Steel’s dark depiction of California politics, an impatient sounding listener shouted out from a table near the front of the Manhattan Country Club dining room, “How do we get the state back from the Democrats?” The California and National Republican Party Committee member answered bluntly, “We’re not going to.”

 Mark McDermott

The Manhattan Beach 10k’s storybook ending

The Manhattan Beach 10k’s storybook ending

by Mark McDermott  Matthew Arruda had run this route hundreds of times. As he came flying down Rosecrans towards the ocean and wrapped a hard left onto the Strand, the Manhattan Beach Pier came into view. He was on the home stretch.  What was different is that hundreds of people lined the Strand, cheering him […]

 Judy Rae

On Manhattan Government

The landmark California Brown Act requires city council transparency

 Paul Teetor

Bay League battle becomes Battle of the Bunglers

Bay League battle becomes Battle of the Bunglers

  by Paul Teetor The much-hyped, highly anticipated Battle of the Bay League Big Boys quickly turned into the Battle of the Bay League Bunglers Friday afternoon. Palos Verdes ground down Mira Costa in a game that featured an all-you-can-stand buffet of fumbles, interceptions, penalties and missed field goals and points after. In the end, […]

 Mark McDermott

Undergrounding passes in El Porto

Undergrounding passes in El Porto

by Mark McDermott  Property owners in El Porto approved Utility Undergrounding in both districts in which voting occurred over a 45-day period that ended at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.  Both districts that comprise El Porto, the area of Manhattan Beach north of Rosecrans and west of Highland, approved undergrounding their utility wires with well […]

 Mark McDermott

Tobacco sales will be banned citywide 

by Mark McDermott  The Manhattan Beach City Council Tuesday approved a ban on all tobacco sales in the city. Vaping and flavored tobacco will be banned immediately, while other tobacco sales will be banned at a date yet to be determined, but almost certainly within two to three years.  In an overflowing council chamber that […]

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach About Town

Community celebration endures  by Mark McDermott  In 1972, a group of local residents decided to put together a homey community celebration in the form of a good old fashioned fair. It included a parade down Manhattan Beach Boulevard that ended at Valley Drive, where craft and game booths were set up, and local food and […]

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach About Town

Biden fundraises in Manhattan Beach Manhattan Beach residents Dr. Sanjay Khurana and wife Mona Khurana hosted Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden at their home Wednesday afternoon for a hour-long fundraiser. Biden left through a side door without answering questions shouted out about impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Following the Manhattan fundraiser, Biden was scheduled […]

 Mark McDermott

300 activists make Stand in the Sand

300 activists make Stand in the Sand

by Mark McDermott  Early Saturday, hundreds of people began gathering at the beach just south of the Manhattan Beach pier. Among them were Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, senior citizens, teachers, surfers, yogis, local politicians, all sorts of people of different colors and creeds. But as they gathered closer and closer, they were directed by the […]

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