Kevin Cody

The Jericho runners: pandemic doesn’t slow Mira Costa High track stars

The Jericho runners: pandemic doesn’t slow Mira Costa High track stars

Last Friday, the Bay League High School Track and Field Finals were to be held under the lights at the Redondo Union High Sea Hawk Bowl. For most of the runners, the finals would be their last track meet. For top runners, like Mira Costa senior miler Billy Atkinson, league finals would be a last chance to set a school record and catch the attention of college coaches.  

 Jeff Mitchell

Lexus’ LS 500 remains a performance luxury leader

Lexus’ LS 500 remains a performance luxury leader

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell While the majority of the automobile world these days seems obsessed with sport utility vehicles, I, for one, can still have my head turned by a sleek-looking sedan. There’s just something special — and maybe a little refreshing — about a vehicle that was purpose-built for highway cruising performance and […]

 Ryan McDonald

Nine deaths in the Beach Cities from COVID-19 so far

Nine deaths in the Beach Cities from COVID-19 so far

by Ryan McDonald Nine people in the Beach Cities have died from COVID-19, according to newly released data from county health authorities.  This week, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health began releasing a breakdown of death, infection and testing information, revealing for the first time how many people in particular cities and neighborhoods have […]

 Kevin Cody

Vietnam Veteran’s of America welcomed home again on 45th Anniversary of war ending

Vietnam Veteran’s of America welcomed home again on 45th Anniversary of war ending

Vietnam Veteran’s of America welcomed home again on 45th Anniversary of war ending

 Kevin Cody

Limited beach reopening on May 18 proposed in draft Los Angeles County report

Limited beach reopening on May 18 proposed in draft Los Angeles County report

Los Angeles County beaches would reopen Monday, May 18, under phase one of a four-phase, Los Angeles County plan.Phase one would allow surfing and other water sports, but not volleyball or sunbathing

 Kevin Cody

Summer in the slammer: reflections on involuntary isolation in Manhattan Beach

Summer in the slammer: reflections on involuntary isolation in Manhattan Beach

After being busted for being on the beach on the hottest spring day on record, I arrived at the Manhattan Beach jail in my Katin trunks and Reef flip-flops in the back of a black and white van, not unlike the kind of courtesy shuttles used by the finest hotels to ferry their VIP guests. Except this one had bars on the windows.

 Kevin Cody

Limited Polliwog Park reopening draws a limited crowd in Manhattan Beach

Limited Polliwog Park reopening draws a limited crowd in Manhattan Beach

Polliwog Park reopened Saturday. But the children’s play equipment was fenced off. The dog run, botanic garden and Historical Museum cottage were closed. And the “Red Circle,” which  sculptor C.J. Rench said is meant to “connect” people, was wrapped in yellow caution tape.

 Dan Smith

BCHD To Keep AdventurePlex and Center for Health & Fitness Closed Through May

BCHD To Keep AdventurePlex and Center for Health & Fitness Closed Through May

Health District CEO says physical distancing is working; urges residents to comply with Safer at Home Order to keep slowing COVID-19

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Chief Executive Tom Bakaly announced today that the health district’s two public-facing facilities, the Center for Health & Fitness in Redondo Beach and AdventurePlex in Manhattan Beach, will remain closed until at least May 31 in a continued effort to slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The […]

 Jefferson Graham

CTJ turns to Zoom in a pandemic and sees attendance rise dramatically

CTJ turns to Zoom in a pandemic and sees attendance rise dramatically

By Jefferson Graham When the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, many houses of worship, like most non-essential establishments, had to shut their doors.  The clergy at Manhattan Beach’s Congregation Tikvat Jacob Beth Torah wanted to stay in touch with its members, so it, like many others, turned to digital media, in the guise of the […]

 Jefferson Graham

Remember Manhattan Beach life before coronavirus? We do. Fondly.

Remember Manhattan Beach life before coronavirus? We do. Fondly.

By Jefferson Graham Miss seeing the ocean and her waves as much as we do?  Walking on Ocean Avenue in Manhattan Beach, through the alley ways of the city just isn’t the same thing as getting to be on the Strand, right?  But in these days of social distancing, we’ve got to do what we’ve […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach finances “Okay at this juncture,” says city finance director

Manhattan Beach finances “Okay at this juncture,” says city finance director

As a result of its reserves and what he described as “prudent financial management,” city finance director Steve Charelian said his city’s financial position is “okay at this juncture” in the economic slowdown induced by the coronavirus pandemic.

 Dan Smith

Beware of COVID-19 Scams and False Claims

Beach Cities Doctor offers Facts and Advice related to COVID-19

By Dr. William E. Kim, MD, Chief Medical Advisor, Beach Cities Health District News of COVID-19 serology tests coming to market have created confusion in the general public. Many are wondering what the difference is compared to tests being administered at testing sites around Los Angeles County and whether these tests can diagnose whether a […]

 Dan Smith

Silver Linings of a Quarantine at the Beach

Silver Linings of a Quarantine at the Beach

A look at the good stuff happening in the Beach Cities while we’re “Safer at Home.”

By Ali Steward, MPH, Beach Cities Health District Dear Beach Cities, It’s been a few weeks since life as we knew it was turned upside down. But maybe a silver lining is that our perspectives have been upended, too. It’s still essential that we stay home and adhere to the latest public health guidelines, with […]

 Mark McDermott

South Bay Eco Festival expands, virtually

South Bay Eco Festival expands, virtually

by Mark McDermott “Every day is Earth Day” has taken on new meaning for the South Bay Eco Festival. The inaugural festival was intended to take place Saturday at Metlox Plaza, bringing together local environmental organizations, businesses, and educational resources to give residents tools to green their lifestyles. The Eco Festival was canceled, as a […]

 Judy Rae

Honda Pilot Black Edition is a stylish, tough workhorse

Honda Pilot Black Edition is a stylish, tough workhorse

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell Recently, I was given an opportunity to test drive a 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition and came away suitably impressed in its usefulness, quality of build and overall performance. The sleek, slightly menacing look of the Black Edition — the top-of-the-line of Honda’s Pilot family — offers 3-rows and seating […]