Mark McDermott

Beach holidays – Manhattan Beach Pier Lighting

Beach holidays – Manhattan Beach Pier Lighting

An annual tradition grows more grand

 Judy Rae

Beach business – Gelson’s Thanks Manhattan

Beach business – Gelson’s Thanks Manhattan

with gifts to local charities

 Mark McDermott

Hope Zone: Local families help kids growing up in Zona Norte, North America’s largest red light district

Hope Zone: Local families help kids growing up in Zona Norte, North America’s largest red light district

  by Mark McDermott Mackie Lauzon was 18 years old when she took a different kind of spring break. It was 2017 and she was a senior at Ambassador High School in Torrance. A group of kids from the school was visiting Tijuana as part of a youth mission. One day they were walking to […]

 Mark McDermott

Sepulveda Boulevard name change nixed in Manhattan Beach

by Mark McDermott Faced with a mixed bag of an agenda that included a name change to the city’s major thoroughfare, a potential ban on plastic water bottles, and a 40 percent hike to the hotel bed tax, the City Council Tuesday night mostly brokered compromise. A proposal to change Sepulveda Boulevard to Pacific Coast […]

 Mark McDermott

Art show at Two Guns in Manhattan Beach December 6

Art show Suite 6, the art space attached to Two Guns Espresso at 350 N. Sepulveda, hosts a holiday art show Dec. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring new works in watercolor & gouache by Carrie Deitz Brown, mid-century modern inspired, abstract expressionist works by Karla Ryan, adoptable animals by ATTY, resort-inspired, contemporary everyday […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach Police Beat

Traffic death study The Manhattan Beach Police Department this month was awarded a $70,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcement and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. After falling to a 10 year low in 2010, the number of persons killed […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

Manhattan Beach resident Anita Stichter turned 100 last week, an event marked by a celebration of her life at Live Oak Park. City Councilmember David Leader awarded Stichter with a certificate of Recognition from the City. She is the longest living resident of MB (90 years) and has served in numerous charitable and service groups […]

 Mark McDermott

Ely-Smartt Shops mural celebrates 75 years in Manhattan Beach

Ely-Smartt Shops mural celebrates 75 years in Manhattan Beach

by Mark McDermott Three-quarters of a century ago, a woman named Exa Ely took notice of a patch of scrubby land along Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach. It’s hard to figure what exactly about it struck her imagination. The land was on the downward slope of a hill, just below the sand dunes that criss-crossed […]

 Mark McDermott

Gelson’s arrives, hoping to win over neighborhood  

Gelson’s arrives, hoping  to win over neighborhood  

by Mark McDermott It was a store opening five years in the making, one that included overcoming an organized campaign against a grocery store being located at the former site of a Chevy dealership. But on Wednesday morning, Gelson’s Market officially arrived in Manhattan Beach. “It took us too long, but it was well worth […]

 Mark McDermott

South Bay firefighting crew battles Woolsey wildfire

South Bay firefighting crew  battles Woolsey wildfire

  by Mark McDermott A crew of 21 firefighters from South Bay fire departments has been fighting the Woolsey fire for the last week. The crew, which includes five four-man engines and a battalion chief, is part of an enormous collaborative effort that brought together 3,592 firefighters attempting to contain what would eventually become a […]

 Mark McDermott

MBUSD mold, asbestos abatement costs $1.2 million

by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board of Education last week allocated $1.2 million for the abatement of asbestos disturbed at Mira Costa High School and mold discovered at schools throughout the district. The asbestos problem, which is the result of a contractor sanding a floor at the Mira Costa library in […]

 Kevin Cody

Beach sports – Scare N’ Tear helps save lives

Beach sports – Scare N’ Tear helps save lives

Thick fog and scary surf provided ideal conditions for the annual Spyder Surf Scar N’ Tear contest at the Manhattan Beach pier on the weekend before Halloween. Over 50 rippers and ghouls participated in the contest, founded in 2005 by Charlie Ninegar to honor Mira Costa High schoolmate Adam Frand, who died from cardiac arrest. […]

 Kevin Cody

Gelson’s Market welcomes Manhattan Beach neighbors

Gelson’s Manhattan Beach neighbors were offered a sampling of Gelson’s popular take-home Thanksgiving dinner, along with fresh orange juice, grilled steak, cheeses and what Executive Director of Fresh Foods Paul Nealon called, “our famous kale salad” at Sunday’s soft opening.

 Mark McDermott

A pier gift

A pier gift

The unveiling of the new Roundhouse Aquarium by Mark McDermott Thirteen hundred and eight days since the passing of his 19-year-old son Harrison, Michael Greenberg on Tuesday stood before a podium at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier and looked out into the crowd. “The skies opened up for us today,” said Greenberg. Behind […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Beach charity – Skechers Pier to Pier

Beach charity – Skechers Pier to Pier

suppports peer to peer

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