Kevin Cody

Virus spread slows, County to ask Newsom’s permission to reopen restaurants

Virus spread slows, County to ask Newsom’s permission to reopen restaurants

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis said the county will request permission from the governor to reopen restaurants and hair salons.

 Kevin Cody

Lundquist Institute HIV/AIDS researcher refocuses on COVID-19, in search of treatment

Lundquist Institute HIV/AIDS researcher refocuses on COVID-19, in search of treatment

Lundquist Institute’s Dr. Eric Daar studied HIV/Aids for nearly three decades. Now, at the request of the National Institute of Health, he is conducting clinical trials in search of a treatment for COVID-19

 Kevin Cody

Governor Newsom approves retail reopening, statewide. Manhattan Beach, Supervisor Hahn had urged action

Governor Newsom approves retail reopening, statewide. Manhattan Beach, Supervisor Hahn had urged action

“Just heard back from @CAgovernor @GavinNewsom. All retail stores, statewide, will now be able to reopen for in-store shopping.” Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn Tweet Monday afternoon.

 Jefferson Graham

Some Manhattan Beach retailers reopen

by Jefferson Graham Manhattan Beach small businesses are back open again. At least, some of them.  This is despite the California stay-at-home order that ordered small businesses to close their doors, except for curbside delivery. Thursday, the Manhattan Beach City Council voted 5-0 to request the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors  allow Manhattan retailers […]

 Mark McDermott

Hahn seeks Governor’s approval for local businesses to reopen, secures bike path reopening; Manhattan City Council approves opening businesses

by Mark McDermott Supervisor Janice Hahn responded to the Manhattan Beach City Council’s request to help local businesses reopen by this weekend with a letter to Mayor Richard Montgomery last night in which she expressed a willingness to intervene:  “I too have become increasingly concerned with the stringent guidelines for businesses outlined in the Safer […]

 Ryan McDonald

Summer beach camps in coronavirus impact zone

Summer beach camps in coronavirus impact zone

by Ryan McDonald This time of year, Tommy Ostendorf’s phone is usually ringing off the hook. Ostendorf is the owner of Beach Sports, a summer beach camp with locations throughout the South Bay. He starts getting calls about early bird bookings in March and April, and then around Memorial Day things really start to ramp […]

 Mark McDermott

As Manhattan Businesses rally to open, Council tries to help

As Manhattan Businesses rally to open, Council tries to help

  by Mark McDermott  Something occurred Tuesday afternoon in downtown Manhattan Beach that hasn’t happened in two months. A group of people gathered.  More than 100 people attended a protest aimed at gaining support from City Council to allow businesses to reopen throughout the city. The protest, organized by local Realtor and former council candidate […]

 Judy Rae

BMW’s new 840i is the convertible you want to be seen in

BMW’s new 840i is the convertible you want to be seen in

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell I am truly a lucky guy. I get to drive, test and review a lot of new cars each year. Some are good, some are great and some — a few mind you — find a place in my heart and become fond, lasting memories. And even though it’s now […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Wine Auction takes varietal bids virtual

Manhattan Beach Wine Auction takes varietal bids virtual

In past years, the Manhattan Wine auction has been held at the Manhattan Beach Country Club and raised over $1 million. This year, the auction will be streamed, the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation hopes the results will be the same, or better. 

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach Police march in memory of Officers Moss, Ganz, Vasquez

Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach Police march in memory of Officers Moss, Ganz, Vasquez

Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach police marched Friday in recognition of National Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors fallen officers. Among the officers remembered were Hermosa Beach Police Officer Gary Moss and Manhattan Beach Police Officers Martin Ganz and Mark Vasquez.

 Ryan McDonald

Thousands ignore stay-at-home orders to catch South Bay’s sparkling seas

Thousands ignore stay-at-home orders to catch South Bay’s sparkling seas

by Ryan McDonald Thousands of people headed for the sand in the South Bay this past weekend, defying stay-at-home orders and beach closures put in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Officers with the Hermosa Beach Police Department estimated the Saturday night crowd in the city’s downtown and beaches at between 2,000 and […]

 Ryan McDonald

South Bay beaches to reopen May 13

South Bay beaches to reopen May 13

by Ryan McDonald Beaches in the South Bay and the rest of Los Angeles County will reopen for certain activities Wednesday, more than six weeks after they were closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Beaches countywide will be open from dawn to dusk, but will be limited to “active recreation,” said Public […]

 Dan Smith

Student Drive-bys Bring Smiles to Families

Student Drive-bys Bring Smiles to Families

Mira Costa students team with Friendship Foundation to spread cheer on “Friend-tastic Friday”

By Dan Smith, BCHD A group of high school kids committed numerous drive-by acts throughout the streets of Manhattan Beach Friday afternoon. And though there were plenty of witnesses, no one called the police. Zach Zawacki, a junior at Mira Costa High School, six friends, family members and representatives of the Friendship Foundation were in […]

 Kevin Cody

American Heart Association Virtual Go Red is Friday, May 15

American Heart Association Virtual Go Red is Friday, May 15

The American Heart Association’s Los Angeles Go Red for Women Wellness Retreat is going virtual this Friday, May 15. The hour-long Zoom gathering at 12 noon, will focus on self-care and the fight to end heart disease and stroke in women. Persons interested in participating are asked to register at lagored.heart.org. 

 Kevin Cody

The Jericho runners: pandemic doesn’t slow Mira Costa High track stars

The Jericho runners: pandemic doesn’t slow Mira Costa High track stars

Last Friday, the Bay League High School Track and Field Finals were to be held under the lights at the Redondo Union High Sea Hawk Bowl. For most of the runners, the finals would be their last track meet. For top runners, like Mira Costa senior miler Billy Atkinson, league finals would be a last chance to set a school record and catch the attention of college coaches.  

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