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? […]
“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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Dr. Pissed Off recommends people who breath and want to continue breathing wear masks in public.
The Hometown Fair, one of Manhattan Beach’s most beloved community events, will not take place this year due to COVID-19 concerns.
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.
Four Class of 2020 Mira Costa High graduates share what it’s like to end high school in a pandemic.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.