Passersby, hearing bagpipes and seeing 500 people in beach chairs (socially distanced) on the grass at the American Martyrs School athletic field last Thursday, may have thought they were witnessing an Irish story telling contest.
The 12th Annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, this Sunday, October, will be a virtual walk. But organizers still hope to raise $2 million for the Friendship Foundation and South Bay School education foundations. America’s got Talent winner Kodi Lee will be back to help out
For this year’s Jimmy Miller Fiesta surfers will gather in pods of four at their favorite break and submit photos and video of each team member’s best waves for awards that include the coveted Best Wave, Worst Wipeout, Best Family, and Best Lounger.
by Mark McDermott It’s not quite the cavalry, but a movement is afoot to come to the aid of local businesses struggling to survive the pandemic-stricken economy. The campaign is called Local Love MB and it intends to boost local business by bringing attention to the difference consumers can make by spending their money […]
by Kimberly Dester The Manhattan Beach City Council on Tuesday appointed members of the Bruce’s Beach task force. The 13-member task force grew out of community discussions and protests regarding the history of the city park, which a century ago was home to a resort that was owned by an African American family, Willa and […]
Debbie Walmer was American Martyrs Home Tour founder, volleyball matriarch to three generations.
After 32 years of playoff failure and fan frustration, it’s going to be different this year. Why? Mookie Betts.
by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach Unified School District hopes to begin welcoming a few special education students back to its schools next week, a beginning of what district leaders cautiously hope will be a gradual but full return to in-person learning over the coming months. After the plan was unanimously approved at the October […]
by Mark McDermott Don McVicar isn’t big on riding bikes. He’s a waterman who has sailed around significant portions of the world and once trekked in Nepal. The idea of cycling 270 miles, through a California heat wave in the midst of a global pandemic, wasn’t exactly on his bucket list. “Dude, I don’t even […]
by Kelly Stroman Manhattan Beach Chamber Mira Costa ninth grader Taylor Ryan will represent the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce in the Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) 12th Annual Saunders Scholars National Competition. The ”Shark Tank” style pitch competition will award over $80,000 in cash, as well college scholarships to the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. […]
By Jeff Mitchell Beach Wheels The completely new Buick Encore GX Essence is a vehicle that does many things right in an urban setting — especially if you have kids to get somewhere and errands around town to run. Riding on a platform shared with the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Encore stations itself between the slightly smaller […]
The Lebron James era in Lakers history officially began when they won the first of what could be – hell, should be — several NBA titles in the next few years.
Beach City residents will vote in 6 elections for 23 candidates competing for 11 open seats.
Manhattan Beach City Council candidate Mark Burton’s resume alone makes a compelling argument for him being ready to assume council responsibilities on the day he would be sworn in.
by Mark McDermott Steve Napolitano has etched his name in Manhattan Beach political history. He was the youngest councilperson in the city’s history when, at age 26, he was elected for the first time in 1994. Then, in 2018, he served for a record fifth time as mayor in the council’s rotating mayorship. Napolitano, who […]