Astronaut Danny Olivas, who is from the El Paso neighborhood targeted in the August 3 mass shooting, believes lessons learned in space can help heal the divisions America now experiences by Mark McDermott On June 9, 2007, the day after the Space Shuttle Atlantis mission STS-117 launched into Earth’s orbit, its crew made an alarming […]
Should it be legal (within the rules) for Manhattan Beach 6-Man teams to pay players?
by Mark McDermott Nancy Hersman became the 10th woman ever to serve as mayor in Manhattan Beach when she was sworn in on June 4. She was joined at the dais by newly elected councilpersons Hildy Stern and Suzanne Hadley, marking the first time in the city’s history that a council had a female majority. […]
by Mark McDermott Susan Wieland had been away for a work conference since the end of May, but neighbors sent her the photo. Even so, upon returning to her home in the El Porto neighborhood of Manhattan Beach on the night of June 8, she wept when she actually saw her neighbor’s house. The house, […]
by Paul Teetor The Manhattan Beach tennis pipeline is starting to produce good players – even tournament-tested, college-level championship players – thanks to a comprehensive Parks and Rec kids program that enrolls several hundred beginners every year. Local legend Maegan Manasse started her career at Live Oak Park, dominated SoCal high school play while at […]
The north Manhattan institution celebrates its 50th year, unchanged Story and photos by Sarah Plenge The story of El Tarasco can be found on the back of its menu, whose recipes were created by Celia Palomo when she and husband Moises opened the Rosecrans Avenue restaurant in 1969, two blocks up from the beach in […]
Ride along with Brad and special guest, Los Angeles’s favorite on air meteorologist, Vera Jiminez. Vera talks about making fish lips, zip lining, what’s in her bedroom and more. They drive through Manhattan Beach and end up at The Fish Shop, in Hermosa Beach. This video was produced by Civic Couch.
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by Paul Teetor Retired Colonel Jim Montano of Huntington Beach came to Pages bookstore Sunday afternoon just as his fellow Vietnam veteran Charlies Reilly was finishing up a brief talk on why he started writing letters to the editor 20 years ago – and how he ended up as the Los Angeles Times undisputed champ […]
Day at the Beach July 27 is PS I Love You’s 19th Annual Day at the Beach, which brings 300 at-risk children to 300 caring volunteer mentors for an inspiring one-on-one day filled with fun and new friendships. The P.S. I Love You Foundation is a locally based non-profit dedicated to nurturing at-risk youth […]
How a shoe repairman changed with the times and his neighborhood by Gavin Eskenazi On Highland Avenue between 35th and 36th street, just south of El Porto, sits a quaint little shoe and handbag repair shop called Salvatore’s. The shop has been in business since 1979 and is currently under the ownership of Harry Ashikian. […]
On Sunday, over 100 kids sprinted down Valley Drive in front of Live Oak Park, cheered on by their parents, many of whom remembered Ted Ernst, now 87, whistling the start for them.
Manhttan Beach Pacific School 10-year-olds line up against four-minute milers at Village Runner Manhattan Mile.
by Mark McDermott Elvis Martinez traveled an unfathomable distance to stand, a little scared but plenty strong, before a crowd of a few hundred people on the Manhattan Beach pier last Friday night. Two years ago, Martinez walked roughly 1,400 miles from his home in the gang-infested city of San Salvador, El Salvador, to Brownsville, […]