Kevin Cody

Debbie Walmer memorial at American Matryrs a lovefest and storyfest

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.

 Kevin Cody

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk on Sunday, Oct. 25. T-shirts, swag available now

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk on Sunday, Oct. 25. T-shirts, swag available now

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

 Kevin Cody

Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta goes virtual. Entries open

Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta goes virtual. Entries open

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.

 Jen Ezpeleta

‘Local Love MB’ campaign launched in hopes of helping struggling businesses

‘Local Love MB’ campaign launched in hopes of helping struggling businesses

  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 […]

 Jen Ezpeleta

BLACK LIVES MATTER Bruce’s Beach task force appointed

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach’s Walmer was American Martyrs Church, volleyball matriarch

Manhattan Beach’s Walmer was American Martyrs Church, volleyball matriarch

Debbie Walmer was American Martyrs Home Tour founder, volleyball matriarch to three generations.

 Kevin Cody

All Ball Sports: World Series puts Dodgers’ Roberts in spotlight

All Ball Sports: World Series puts Dodgers’ Roberts in spotlight

After 32 years of playoff failure and fan frustration, it’s going to be different this year. Why? Mookie Betts.

 Jen Ezpeleta

MBUSD will welcome back first special ed students

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 […]

 Jen Ezpeleta

GOLDEN STATE TOUR Ride from Paso Robles to MB raises money for paralysis care

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 […]

 Jen Ezpeleta

Costa student a YEA finalist

Costa student a YEA finalist

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. […]

 Judy Rae

Buick’s Encore GX Essence delivers comfort and utility

Buick’s Encore GX Essence delivers comfort and utility

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

All Ball Sports: Lakers win title. Best yet to come

All Ball Sports: Lakers win title. Best yet to come

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.

 Kevin Cody

Beach Cities Ballot 2020: 6 Elections, 23 Candidates, 11 Open Seats

Beach Cities Ballot 2020: 6 Elections, 23 Candidates, 11 Open Seats

Beach City residents will vote in 6 elections for 23 candidates competing for 11 open seats.

 Kevin Cody

Burton seeks to reclaim Manhattan Beach City Council seat, cites readiness for job

Burton seeks to reclaim Manhattan Beach City Council seat, cites readiness for job

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.

 Jen Ezpeleta

MANHATTAN BEACH COUNCIL CANDIDATE Napolitano big on small town

MANHATTAN BEACH COUNCIL CANDIDATE Napolitano big on small town

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 […]

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