Judy Rae

John Joseph Clarke  1943- 2018

John Joseph Clarke  1943- 2018 Born in Chicago, John Clarke grew up in Marysville.  He received his civil engineering degree from Chico State and married the love of his life, Sarah, in 1965.  In 1976, John founded Lawndale-based Clarke Contracting.  As its president, he was known for his integrity and for getting things done through […]

 Kevin Cody

Attacks on El Segundo desalination plant not fact based [Opinion]

by Russ Lesser There has been a lot of misinformation going around about the proposed desalination plant that will be located north of the north border of Manhattan Beach (El Porto area). Some time ago, both the Manhattan Beach and the Hermosa Beach city councils unanimously opposed building the plant. One former Manhattan Beach councilman […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

City camp out The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will host its 23rd annual Family Camp Out May 19 and 20. Bring your whole family out to enjoy the serenity and inspiration of nature through this low-cost camping experience. Throughout Polliwog Park and Begg Field, children and parents can enjoy outdoor space to play and […]

 Kevin Cody

Skechers murals kick up Manhattan public art initiative

Skechers murals kick up Manhattan public art initiative

                    by Kevin Cody Glass, mosaic murals inspired by the Manhattan Beach Pier at sunset and the Round House Aquarium at the end of the pier were unveiled last Wednesday evening on the walls of the newly expanded and remodeled Skechers flagship store, at the corner […]

 Mark McDermott

Homeless plan draws ire in Manhattan Beach, but inspires conversation on issue

    by Mark McDermott Some residents worried Manhattan Beach would become like Santa Monica, a beacon attracting the homeless. One resident was angry she’d not heard about the plan sooner and suggested a lot more than 200 people —  the number of people who showed up at a meeting discussing homelessness at the Joslyn […]

 Mark McDermott

Police chief will lead fire department in Manhattan Beach

Police chief will lead fire department in Manhattan Beach

                  by Mark McDermott Manhattan Beach Police Department Chief Derrick Abell will serve as acting chief of the city’s fire department after Chief Robert Espinosa retires on April 27. City Manager Bruce Moe, who made the appointment, said Abell is expected to serve as fire chief for […]

 Mark McDermott

Single-use plastic banned in restaurants in Manhattan Beach

  by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach City Council on Tuesday night unanimously voted to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in restaurants, as well as polystyrene food trays and egg cartons in grocery stores. The new prohibitions follow bans on plastic bags and other polystyrene products enacted in the city in 2013 and 2014 […]

 Kevin Cody

Skechers murals kick off Manhattan Beach public art initiative

Skechers murals kick off Manhattan Beach public art initiative

Mosaic murals inspired by the Manhattan Beach Pier at sunset and the marine aquarium at the end of the pier were unveiled Wednesday evening on the walls of the newly expanded Skechers flagship store,in downtown Manhattan Beach.

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

Manhattan Beach About Town

G.I. Joe Charles ‘Waitin’ on you’ A YouCaring.com page has been set up for local legend, G.I. Joe Charles, who has taught fitness classes at the Manhattan Beach pier since 2000. In January 2015, Charles suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed on his left side, unable to walk or talk. Since then, former UFC […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town: City Council not keen on LOVE sculpture at the pier

Manhattan Beach About Town: City Council not keen on LOVE sculpture at the pier

  No love for LOVE The City Council Tuesday night rejected a proposal to place the famed “LOVE” sculpture by artist Robert Indiana near the pier. The owner of the sculptor, Warren Lichtenstein, had offered its use for at least five years with the understanding that it would be located near the pier. The council […]

 Paul Teetor

Warrior coach picked to lead Mustang hoopsters

Warrior coach picked to  lead Mustang hoopsters

by Paul Teetor West Torrance boys basketball coach Neal Perlmutter, who turned around a losing Warriors program and led the team to a CIF title two years ago, has been hired as the new boy’s basketball head coach at Mira Costa High School. He replaces Jeff Amaral, who resigned last month after seven years on […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach City Council compromises on Metlox request to add more restaurants

  by Mark McDermott   The Manhattan Beach City Council approved changes to the Metlox master use permit governing the mix of restaurants, retail, and personal services Tuesday night in order to give the plaza operator more flexibility as the economy shifts away from bricks and mortar retail. But the Council stopped short of giving […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach’s Chief Espinosa will retire at month’s end

  by Mark McDermott Manhattan Beach Fire Department Chief Robert Espinosa has announced his retirement, effective April 28, ceding to the wishes of the majority of firefighters in his department who last month went public with a vote of no confidence. “A city should never be in a position where the community is asked to […]

 Ryan McDonald

After criticizing MBX, Mira Costa teacher not rehired for summer school

by Ryan McDonald Longtime Mira Costa High School teacher Adam Geczi will not be in the classroom this summer. MBX, the parent foundation that runs summer school classes at the campus, declined to rehire him for the coming term, in part because of his “strident public criticism of MBX’s summer program.” Geczi taught summer school […]

 Ryan McDonald

Thousands ‘March for Our Lives’ in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach

Thousands ‘March for Our Lives’ in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach

by Ryan McDonald Catherine Tippett, a senior at Peninsula High School, had heard the snide comments about her generation and how they were too self-absorbed to make a difference. She even cracked a joke about the recent social-media driven trend of teens popping pods of Tide detergent in their mouths. But Saturday, as she stood […]

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