Judy Rae

BMW’s M235I Gran Coupe blazes new path for German automaker 

BMW’s M235I Gran Coupe blazes new path for German automaker 

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell Recently I had a chance to test-drive the new BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe and came away impressed with the vehicle’s capability and build quality. While impressive, the M235i is a bit of an odd duck — being part sports sedan and part crossover. What do I mean by this? […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Policing and Partnerships forum to be Zoomed Thursday, June 9

Manhattan Beach Policing and Partnerships forum to be Zoomed Thursday, June 9

“Policing and Partnerships in Manhattan Beach,” a forum hosted by the city will be held on Zoom on Thursday, July 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

 Mark McDermott

MBFD chief fired for “foot on throat” comments

MBFD chief fired for “foot on throat” comments

by Mark McDermott  Manhattan Beach Fire Department Chief Daryn Drum was dismissed last week due to language he used on a conference call with regional public safety officials in which he urged a negotiation tactic of “not taking our foot off their throat,” as well as comments on a local podcast in which he spoke […]

 Kevin Cody

Dr. Pissed Off: The bleeding stops when people bleed to death

Dr. Pissed Off: The bleeding stops when people bleed to death

Two, maybe three will die. How do we know that? Because in the three Beach Cities 489 people have had COVID-19 and 15 of them are dead. That’s three percent of detected cases, on the button. 

 Judy Rae

Lexus’ LC500 convertible may well be the sexiest car on the street

Lexus’ LC500 convertible may well be the sexiest car on the street

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell I like most anything with an engine and four wheels and have since I was a kid. And, generally, the faster and sleeker the automobile, the more I like it. So you can probably imagine my reaction to the first time I set eyes on Lexus’ LC500 Convertible. I was […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach council to host forum on race relations on July 9

Manhattan Beach council to host forum on race relations on July 9

A Manhattan Beach community forum and panel discussion to discuss policing and community partnerships in light of the Black Lives Matter movement sweeping the nation has been scheduled for July 9. 

 Mark McDermott

LA County to close beaches for the 4th of July weekend

LA County to close beaches for the 4th of July weekend

by Mark McDermott  The County of Los Angeles announced Monday afternoon that beaches will be closed the entirety of the 4th of July weekend due to a spike in COVID-19 cases that has brought the county’s total to over 100,000. The closure, which includes parking lots serving beaches, will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday and […]

 Kevin Cody

Dr. Pissed Off: Manhattan, Hermosa Redondo residents, wear your damned masks

Dr. Pissed Off: Manhattan, Hermosa Redondo residents, wear your damned masks

Dr. Pissed Off recommends people who breath and want to continue breathing wear masks in public.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach cancels Hometown Fair, loses AVP volleyball tourney

Manhattan Beach cancels Hometown Fair, loses AVP volleyball tourney

The Hometown Fair, one of Manhattan Beach’s most beloved community events, will not take place this year due to COVID-19 concerns. 

 Kevin Cody

Recovery is just around the corner, economist Thornberg tells Palos Verdes Chamber

Recovery is just around the corner, economist Thornberg tells Palos Verdes Chamber

Despite the pandemic, 14 percent unemployment and a pogoing stock market, economist Christopher Thornberg told the Palos Verdes Chamber the economy will emerge from the recession by January.

 Kevin Cody

Beach City grads cope with pomp and (unusual) circumstance

Beach City grads cope with pomp and (unusual) circumstance

Four Class of 2020 Mira Costa High graduates share what it’s like to end high school in a pandemic.

 Mark McDermott

Livestream Wine Auction  raises $1.1 million for Manhattan Beach schools

Livestream Wine Auction  raises $1.1 million for Manhattan Beach schools

by Mark McDermott  The 26th Annual Manhattan Wine Auction was truly unlike any of the previous 25 events.  First of all, nobody was there, because it didn’t occur at the Manhattan Beach Country Club or anyplace like it —  instead, the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation’s signature event occurred throughout the town, on walk streets, in […]

 Brad Jacobson

Black Lives Matter, a Video Interview to Help Us Understand the Protest

Black Lives Matter, a Video Interview to Help Us Understand the Protest

by Brad Jacobson of the Mad Video Lab There has been a lot of talk recently about  Cedric Jones, who spoke at a Black Lives Matter protest in Manhattan Beach. Words like “dynamic, inspiring, love, motivational and educational” were used to describe his speech. 

 Judy Rae

Cadillac’s XT4 continues to offer grand quality and luxury 

Cadillac’s XT4 continues to offer grand quality and luxury 

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell Cadillac’s smaller sport utility vehicle, the XT4, continues to impress in 2020. After test driving the 2019 model last year, I was wondering if Cadillac would be able to keep its game up in terms of build quality and fit and finish. With the 2020 year model, they again passed […]

 Kevin Cody

Mira Costa High Class of 2020 forges new tradition from pandemic

Mira Costa High Class of 2020 forges new tradition from pandemic

Upon the closure of Mira Costa High because of the pandemic, principal Ben Dale told commencement ceremony organizers to focus on what the kids wanted. Unforeseen by Dale was the degree to which the Class of 2020 would take his message heart.