Kevin Cody

What can go upside down is upside down in downtown Manhattan Beach

What can go upside down is upside down in downtown Manhattan Beach

With car traffic down and pedestrian traffic up in downtown Manhattan Beach, even the crossing signals are upside down. Photo by Richard Foss 

 Kevin Cody

Promising Mira Costa, Redondo Union prep seasons spiked

Promising Mira Costa, Redondo Union prep seasons spiked

The Mira Costa boys volleyball team began the 2020 season ranked number one in the CIF Southern Section. The team quickly justified the ranking with an opening, 10-0 run. Then, as it did for all other prep teams in California, their season ended.

 Kevin Cody

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach hosts COVID-19 antibody tests

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach hosts COVID-19 antibody tests

Shade Hotel Hermosa Beach hosts tests for antibodies indicating past COVID-19 infections.

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Restaurants Take-out Guide: Good Stuff delivers 700 take-out meals to hospital workers

South Bay Restaurants Take-out Guide: Good Stuff delivers 700 take-out meals to hospital workers

South Bay restaurants step up take-out during dining-in prohibition. Good stuff delivers 700 meals to hospitals

 Judy Rae

Toyota’s C-HR is sweet eye candy for the road

Toyota’s C-HR is sweet eye candy for the road

  Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell Sincere kudos to Toyota for coming up with what must be one of the most stylish compact SUV crossovers now out on the market. Seriously, check out the C-HR and you will see some of the most unique body styling and innovative exterior sheet metal work in the auto […]

 Ryan McDonald

Los Angeles County property taxes still due, but owners can seek delays

by Ryan McDonald The April 10 deadline to submit property tax payments still holds for Los Angeles County land owners, but those struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic can apply for a waiver of late fees. Officials from various branches of California’s complex property tax apparatus said Thursday that they measures to slow the spread […]

 Mark McDermott

Construction workers in Manhattan Beach ordered to keep social distance, possibly work a day less

Construction workers in Manhattan Beach ordered to keep social distance, possibly work a day less

by Mark McDermott  The Manhattan Beach City Council last week issued an emergency order requiring social distancing measures at construction sites.  The order was approved at the council’s Friday morning meeting and went into effect Saturday. The city sent out a task force Saturday that included building inspectors and part-time fire inspectors that visited 357 […]

 Judy Rae

Acura’s RDX A-Spec is the smart choice among sporty compact crossovers

Acura’s RDX A-Spec is the smart choice among sporty compact crossovers

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell Conveying a sculpted yet athletic look rarely seen on the road these days, Acura’s RDX A-Spec is a compact crossover sport utility vehicle that will definitely catch your eye. During a week with my “Apex Blue Pearl” painted tester, I found the vehicle, with its big blacked out grill visually […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach police issue 129 social distancing citations; fines are $1,000

Manhattan Beach police issue 129 social distancing citations; fines are $1,000

by Mark McDermott  The Manhattan Beach Police Department issued 129 citations for violations of the city’s new social distancing order over the last weekend. Many of the violations occurred at Polliwog Park, and on the Strand, both which are closed to the public.  Thirty citations were issued at Polliwog and ten at Bruce’s Beach. Additionally, […]

 Judy Rae

2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Crew Cab is one sexy beast

2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Crew Cab is one sexy beast

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell Recently, I had the chance to test drive a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Crew Cab pickup and I came to appreciate the nature of what makes up a modern American work truck. My tester, which came in a beautiful “Silver Ice Metallic” paint, was big — as in big-big. Most […]

 Kevin Cody

American Martyrs Monsignor Barry’s almost back after beating COVID-19

American Martyrs Monsignor Barry’s almost back after beating COVID-19

Monsignor John Barry, the longtime leader of the American Martyrs Catholic Church community in Manhattan Beach, notified his parishioners last week that he had tested positive for COVID-19. 

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach surfer issued possible $1,000 citation for violating beach closure order

Manhattan Beach surfer issued possible $1,000 citation for violating beach closure order

A  Manhattan Beach surfer was issued a $1,000 citation Saturday morning after ignoring a lifeguard’s order that he not go in the water. And being disrespectful.

 Ryan McDonald

Coronavirus cases in L.A. County continue to surge

Coronavirus cases in L.A. County continue to surge

by Ryan McDonald The number of novel coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County has increased from 409 to 1,465 in less than a week, Barbara Ferrer, director of the county Department of Public Health reported today. The cases include 26 deaths, five of them reported in the last 24 hours. Ferrer expects the number of […]

 Ryan McDonald

County closes all beaches, bike path, until April 19

County closes all beaches, bike path, until April 19

by Ryan McDonald Beaches in the South Bay and the rest of Los Angeles County will be closed until April 19 in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, authorities announced Friday. Along with beaches, beach access points, including the Marvin Braude Bike Trail , will be closed, as will hiking trails throughout […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach closes Strand, bike path

Manhattan Beach closes Strand, bike path

The City of Manhattan Beach is closing the Strand immediately due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. The action comes in concert with LA County’s immediate closure of all county beaches and bike paths.  “These are unprecedented times and our City is moving aggressively to slow the spread of COVID-19. Closing the Strand combined with […]