Kevin Cody

Recycled plastic lifeguard tower in Manhattan Beach

Recycled plastic lifeguard tower in Manhattan Beach

A lifeguard tower built with plastic blocks will be assembled on the beach at Marine Street in Manhattan Beach this Saturday, June 8. The project, by ByFusion Blocker, coincides with World Oceans Day.

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Village adds new restaurants

Manhattan Village adds new restaurants

by Mark McDermott JLL provided a taste of what is to come at Manhattan Village last week, announcing two new restaurants which will be opening as part of the $180 million reimagining of the mall. Both restaurants, dan by ROC (Republic of China) and edo Little Bites, are new concepts from hip, cutting-edge restaurant groups. […]

 Mark McDermott

Council trims $1.5 million from budget

by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach City Council is poised to approve a budget next Tuesday that will trim $1.5 million from the city’s general fund expenditures, and do so in a way that will hardly be noticeable for residents. “The cuts that were taken frankly should not be noticeable and won’t have a big […]

 Kevin Cody

Dumptrucks on parade at Skechers’ Manhattan Beach excavation site

Dumptrucks on parade at Skechers’ Manhattan Beach excavation site

Thirty dumptrucks lined up Friday morning on Kuhn Drive and Pacific Coast Highway to haul dirt from a half block to make way for a new Skechers building at Duncan and Pacific Coast Highway in Manhattan Beach.

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

Epipalooza to end epilepsy Mira Costa End Epilepsy hosts Epipalooza, a fundraising concert, this Saturday, June 1 at The Lighthouse Cafe, from 3 to 8 p.m., featuring five local bands, including End Epilepsy founder Slater Heidrich’s Good Vibe. Also performing will be XYZPDQ, Minor Problem, Pier Pressure, and Chroma Haze. Cooper Jones will also perform […]

 Mark McDermott

City will switch to 100 percent renewable energy

by Mark McDermott The City Council Tuesday night voted to use all renewable energy at city facilities, stop the use of pesticides and herbicides in all the city’s green spaces, and consider a possible ban of all gas-powered landscaping equipment within city limits. It all began with a discussion of leaf blowers. The Manhattan Beach […]

 Mark McDermott

Tour de Pier sets new record

Tour de Pier sets new record

by Mark McDermott One of the draws to the 7th Annual Tour de Pier was the comedian and high wattage celebrity George Lopez, who did indeed show up for the signature local event at which 2,000 cyclists rode stationary bikes to raise money to cure cancer and to help those in the midst of the […]

 Kevin Cody

Jimmy Miller Foundation honors DeSantises at Manhattan Beach Bene Fiesta

Jimmy Miller Foundation honors DeSantises at Manhattan Beach Bene Fiesta

Rebecca and Rob DeSantis were presented with the inaugural Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation Legacy Award during the foundation’s annual BeneFiesta party last weekdend in Manhattan Beach.

 Mark McDermott

MBUSD announces teachers of the year

by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach Unified School District last week announced the teachers of the year from each campus for the 2018-19 school year. One teacher from each campus was recognized, including Noah Arnold, P.E. teacher at Meadows Elementary; Julie Brancato, a kindergarten teacher at Grand View Elementary; Stephanie Giacchetti, a special education teacher […]

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach About Town

‘Editor’ author to Pages Steven Rowley, author of the lauded 2016 novel “Lilly and the Octopus,” will be coming to Pages bookstore tonight, to talk about his latest novel “The Editor,” which pairs a writer seeking his big break with Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis as an editor. Rowley, who for years tried to break into screenwriting […]

 Kevin Cody

Mira Costa’s Velvin, Vazquez win Manhattan Beach Roundhouse 5K

Mira Costa’s Velvin, Vazquez win Manhattan Beach Roundhouse 5K

The Manhattan Beach Roundhouse Aquarium Cheer Squad ‘pun-ished’ runners at the 7th Annual Roundhouse 5K on Saturday at the Manhattan Beach pier.

 Ryan McDonald

Photo gallery opens in downtown Manhattan Beach

Photo gallery opens in downtown Manhattan Beach

by Ryan McDonald Pacific Coast Gallery’s collection of high-quality images of surf and sound has moved from Hermosa to Manhattan Beach. Owners Matt and Monica Welch, South Bay residents, opened Pacific Coast in Hermosa in 2017. The new location, at 1217 Highland Ave., opens Friday. Pacific Coast specializes in extremely high-resolution images of nature, including […]

 Kevin Cody

Sisters string it together

Sisters string it together

by Kevin Cody When Alexandra Adishian was 5 and her sister Isabella 4 their mother Lena took the sisters to Dietz Brothers music store in Manhattan Beach. As they approached the door, the mother told her daughters to each pick out the instrument they liked best. Alexandra, who had already begun taking violin lessons, went […]

 Judy Rae

Summer calendar – Summer Reading May 9, 2019

Summer reading Summertime is story time. This summer LA County libraries’ summer reading program (SRP) theme is “It’s Showtime at Your Library.” Our libraries offer entry to new worlds, new experiences and new friends, so grab your library card, because it’s showtime. Hermosa Beach 550 Pier Ave. (310) 379-8475 Kids Fridays at 3:30 p.m. June […]

 Judy Rae

Beach homes – 46th Annual Sophisticated Snoop Home Tour

Beach homes – 46th Annual Sophisticated Snoop Home Tour

From Colonial to Costal