Kevin Cody

Beach art – Greenberg paintings benefit Puerto Rico

Beach art – Greenberg paintings benefit Puerto Rico

A show to benefit Habitat for Humanity, Puerto Rico

 Judy Rae

THE GIRLS SAND AND SURF SOCCER CLUB KICKS WAY TO TITLE

 Paul Teetor

How the chicken man got famous

How the chicken man got famous

by Paul Teetor John Phillips is no celebrity chef, just a guy born and raised in South-Central LA who got into the chicken business after working as a machinist, a baker, and a few other odd jobs. There are no Michelin stars on his food truck, just a sign proclaiming him The Chicken Guy. And […]

 Mark McDermott

Public art sent back to drawing board

Public art sent back to drawing board

by Mark McDermott The City Council last October made some changes to the process for seeking submissions for the city’s sculpture gardens, reducing the number of artists used from six to three, increasing their stipend from $3,000 to $6,000 and the length of the artwork’s loan from one to two years. The intention behind the […]

 Kevin Cody

Beach food – Tasting and tippling

Beach food – Tasting and tippling

at Bite at the Beach

 Special Contributor

Manhattan Beach About Town

Coastal Cleanup Day Heal the Bay’s 34th annual Coastal Cleanup Day takes place Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. The environmental nonprofit will organize more than 10,000 people at 70 coastal, inland, L.A. River and underwater sites. Local volunteers will meet at the Roundhouse Aquarium on the Manhattan Beach Pier. Last year, volunteers removed […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach Police Beat

Vehicle break-ins and theft According to Manhattan Beach Police Department, a little after noon on Sept. 5, a Vespa scooter was reported stolen from the 1700 block of Marine Avenue. During the previous week, there were also four reports filed of vehicles that were burglarized. Sometime between noon on Sept. 3 and the following morning, […]

 Mark McDermott

Napolitano takes helm as mayor, again

Napolitano takes helm as mayor, again

by Mark McDermott Steve Napolitano was handed the gavel Tuesday night after City Council unanimously voted to make him mayor for a record fifth time in a political career that began 26 years ago, at age 26, as the youngest-ever council member. “Here’s to you, Steve,” said Amy Howorth, who had just completed her nine-month […]

 Mark McDermott

Asbestos violations issued at Mira Costa

by Mark McDermott The new school year got off to an unnerving start last week at Mira Costa High School when the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued violation notices to the Manhattan Beach Unified School District and two contractors for the illegal removal, handling, and disposal of asbestos found in the school library. […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

Project: Om Project: Om, a yoga event intended to battle breast cancer “one more mat at a time,” takes place at Loyola Marymount University Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will feature a yoga class taught by celebrated teacher Kelsey Patel and live music by Spencer Ludwig and DJ White Shadow. […]

 Kevin Cody

Palos Verdes About Town

Thursday, September 6 Benefit No Kid Hungry 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Join Chef Michelangelo Aliaga at Primo Italia, for an intimate seated dinner hosted by acclaimed culinary MC, Billy Harris. Guest will enjoy a multi-course, wine-paired dinner, chef meet and greet plus hors d’oeuvres. Go to Eventbrite.com and enter Primo Italia to see the whole […]

 Special Contributor

Junior Lifeguards Surf racing program launched for Jr. Guards by Kyra Williams

Junior Lifeguards  Surf racing program  launched for Jr. Guards  by Kyra Williams

by Kyra Williams As summer comes to a close the school year starts up, and the popular Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard program shuts down. But this summer, the Junior Guard program is keeping it going, rolling out a new Surf Racing Team program for 16 and 17-year-olds.    JGs initially applied in February and […]

 Mark McDermott

Woman sexually assaulted in her home in Manhattan Beach

by Mark McDermott   Manhattan Beach police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a sexual assault and rape that occurred Sunday night in a home on the 900 block of Valley Drive. According to MBPD reports, a woman had been dropped off by a friend at her home on Valley Drive […]

 Mark McDermott

City Council approves homeless plan

by Mark McDermott The City Council Tuesday night unanimously voted to adopt a five-year plan to address homelessness in Manhattan Beach. The plan is part of a countywide effort stemming from the passage of Measure H, a sales tax increase which allocates $354 million towards cities individually and collectively working to drastically reduce homelessness. The […]

 Mark McDermott

Council grounds Bird, motorized bikes

Council grounds Bird, motorized bikes

by Mark McDermott Just after a long closed session and a couple of hours before the Manhattan Beach City Council was scheduled to discuss an emergency ordinance Tuesday night banning the placement and use of “shared mobility” motorized scooters and bikes on public streets and sidewalks, a couple council members took a walk to the […]

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