David Mendez

Epilepsy Ride honors Cleland benefits research efforts

Epilepsy Ride honors Cleland  benefits research efforts

by David Mendez David Keane was working down the street at his then-Pier Avenue office in Hermosa Beach when he got a call that his five-year-old son Christian was having a seizure. “At that point, I didn’t know what a seizure was, let alone epilepsy,” Keane said. He sprinted out of his office to his […]

 Kevin Cody

Teen bands fear ban from next summer Concerts in the Park

Teen bands fear ban from next summer Concerts in the Park

by Kevin Cody Last July, Good Vibe performed before an estimated 15,000 friends, neighbors and music fans at Polliwog Park. They were the opening act for Queen Nation, a copy band that skyrocketed in popularity following the release last year of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a movie about rock star Freddie Mercury and the original band Queen. […]

 Paul Teetor

Costa boys, girls prove selves against Palos Verdes

Costa boys, girls prove selves against Palos Verdes

by Paul Teetor It only took two games over four days for the Mira Costa boys basketball team to send an unspoken-but-unmistakable message to seven-time defending Bay League champion Redondo: you better take us seriously this year.  After suffering through too many years of Bay League non-contention while their backyard neighbor dominated the rivalry and […]

 Teri Marin

Range Rover Evoque is a crossover dream

Range Rover Evoque is a crossover dream

By Jeff Mitchell Every once in a great while a car manufacturer breaks loose from convention and puts a really different-looking (dare I say it?) rakishly handsome vehicle out there. The car companies, of course, are banking these rare designs will spark the imaginations of consumers who will want to drive and be seen in […]

 Ryan McDonald

South Bay’s Troop 713 keeps launching kids to Boy Scouts’ highest honor

South Bay’s Troop 713 keeps launching kids to Boy Scouts’ highest honor

The Eagles have landed by Ryan McDonald It was a summer of warm currents and tropical fish. Some years ago, an unknown quirk of meteorology raised the water temperature around Catalina Island, and brought exotic sealife to its shores. Unfamiliar hues darted among the orange (garibaldi) and the gray (porpoises, dolphins and, yes, sharks).  Manhattan […]

 Teri Marin

Big Lexus SUV is a luxurious and capable off-roader

Big Lexus SUV is a luxurious and capable off-roader

By Jeff Mitchell I recently spent a week test driving the Lexus LX570 sport utility vehicle and had a bit of an epiphany while doing so. I realized at some point that SUVs and SUV crossovers being sold in America these days aren’t what they used to be. It used to be that manufacturers only […]

 Special Contributor

On Manhattan Government 1-9-2020

City can beat county to sales tax increase by Mark Burton   As of the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2018, Manhattan Beach’s net pension liabilities were over $74 million.  Yes, that means we are underfunded or, in plain English, in debt in the amount of $74 million. As noted in the City’s most recent Comprehensive […]

 Mark McDermott

Mira Costa named a top U.S. STEM school

Mira Costa named a top U.S. STEM school

by Mark McDermott  Mira Costa High School has been named one of the top schools in the United States for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, known as STEM.  Newsweek magazine and Stem.org worked together to compile the top 5,000 STEM high schools in the nation. MCHS, which as part of an MBUSD districtwide effort […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

Beach walk  Interested in how King Tides impact the Southern California coastline? Attend the City of Manhattan Beach’s upcoming beach walk to explore beach ecology, capture the changing shoreline, and learn about beach dune restoration.  The city has partnered with USC Sea Grant to conduct its first-ever Urban Tides Beach Walk. Urban Tides is a […]

 Mark McDermott

Homeless man found at local school dies

Homeless man found at local school dies

by Mark McDermott A homeless man found with his pet dog on the campus of Meadows Elementary the week before Christmas was taken by paramedics to a local hospital and later died, according to school officials and the Manhattan Beach Fire Department.  Kevin Bobek was a familiar figure in the local community. He and his […]

 Teri Marin

Jaguar’s F-PACE is not your average SUV — not even close

Jaguar’s F-PACE is not your average SUV — not even close

Recently I was given the opportunity to test drive a Jaguar F-PACE SVR sport utility vehicle and came away very impressed. This vehicle is not just another SUV crossover — not even close. In almost every way you can subjectively judge a vehicle Jaguar has gone above and beyond with the F-PACE. It’s obvious that […]

 Judy Rae

On Local Government – Public safety and other services

On Local Government – Public safety and other services

by Bob Pinzler The dominance of public safety in the budgets of our local governments indicates its importance to the people they serve. It also emphasizes the influence police and fire departments have over those governments. That influence can produce confrontative situations, making structural reform nearly impossible. For example, nobody can determine the number of […]

 Easy Reader Staff

On Manhattan Government – Elections and the ‘Bridge to nowhere’

by Mark Burton Here are a few of the 2020 and beyond challenges facing the Manhattan Beach City Council: Storm water pollution: Storm water pollution will be a significant challenge for the City Council because of a federal mandate to keep storm water trash and pollution from entering the ocean. In 2020, the City Council […]

 Jeff Mitchell

Volvo’s S90 T8 R-Design puts you in the lap of performance luxury

Volvo’s S90 T8 R-Design puts you in the lap of performance luxury

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell Time for full disclosure: I am a big, big Volvo fan. I owned an S70 GLE for number of years and nearly wept the day I donated the dang thing to a charity. It’s funny how people get emotionally attached to their cars — especially here in L.A. I know […]

 Paul Teetor

Rosen MVP in Mustang Holiday Tourney win

Rosen MVP in Mustang Holiday Tourney win

         

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