Kevin Cody

Meet Alex Abad Jr.: Flying Gulfsteams, getting caught in a typhoon, conquering video games and more

Meet Alex Abad Jr.: Flying Gulfsteams, getting caught in a typhoon, conquering video games and more

In this edition of “Off the Couch” host Brad Jacobson drives around Manhattan Beach and El Segundo with Alex Abad. Alex discusses flying Gulfstreams, getting caught in a typhoon, surfing around the world, mastering video games, getting caught with his pants down and more. This series is produced by Civic Couch for the Easy Reader […]

 Mark McDermott

The Emoji House is put on the market

The Emoji House is put on the market

By Mark McDermott The Emoji House, the duplex on 39th Street in El Porto adorned with a pair of large long-lashed would-be smiley faces, except painted with a lolling tongue and a zipper mouth instead, was put up for sale on Monday morning. The listing price is $1.75 million. The sale is being handled by […]

 Paul Teetor

Friendships formed, hearts broken at Manhattan Open

Friendships formed, hearts broken at Manhattan Open

by Paul Teetor       Trevor Crabb and Reid Priddy took the concept of “frenemies” – two people who seem friendly but are under-the-surface enemies — to a whole new level at the Manhattan Beach Open Sunday afternoon. Redondo Beach’s Crabb and his new partner Priddy – a former Olympic indoor gold medalist — capped off a […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

The Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council awarded scholarships at its annual luncheon last month. Recipients, pictured, were Katherine Harada Alcantara, Sydney Pell, Max Haber, Nadia Owen, Monet Yazbeck, and Colin Le. Photo courtesy Richard Montgomery  Become Neptunian On Tuesday, Aug. 27 the Neptunian Woman’s Club will welcome prospective new members to the NWC clubhouse for its […]

 Mark McDermott

The astronaut and the border

The astronaut and the border

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach 6-Man Volleyball tourney players question ‘paid for play”

Manhattan Beach 6-Man Volleyball tourney players question ‘paid for play”

Should it be legal (within the rules) for Manhattan Beach 6-Man teams to pay players?

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach City will honor women’s suffrage centennial

Manhattan Beach City will honor women’s suffrage centennial

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.  […]

 Mark McDermott

The Emoji House war: A neighborhood feud erupts in El Porto 

The Emoji House war: A neighborhood feud erupts in El Porto 

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, […]

 Paul Teetor

MB Tennis Open proves value of city Parks and Rec program

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 […]

 Special Contributor

Manhattan Beach The storied El Tarasco

Manhattan Beach The storied El Tarasco

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 […]

 Brad Jacobson

Off The Couch: Vera Jimenez KTLA’s on air meteorologist

Off The Couch: Vera Jimenez KTLA’s on air meteorologist

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. 

 Mark McDermott

Beach education – Manhattan Beach Wine auction

Beach education – Manhattan Beach Wine auction

a once-a-year opportunity

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 7-25-19

Letters to the Editor 7-25-19

Write about. Read about it

 Paul Teetor

Manhattan Beach Charles Reilly is MB’s Man of Letters 

Manhattan Beach Charles Reilly is MB’s Man of Letters 

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 […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

  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 […]