Paul Teetor

Manhattan Beach Charles Reilly is MB’s Man of Letters 

Manhattan Beach Charles Reilly is MB’s Man of Letters 

by Paul Teetor Retired Colonel Jim Montano of Huntington Beach came to Pages bookstore Sunday afternoon just as his fellow Vietnam veteran Charlies Reilly was finishing up a brief talk on why he started writing letters to the editor 20 years ago – and how he ended up as the Los Angeles Times undisputed champ […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

  Day at the Beach  July 27 is PS I Love You’s 19th Annual Day at the Beach, which brings 300 at-risk children to 300 caring volunteer mentors for an inspiring one-on-one day filled with fun and new friendships. The P.S. I Love You Foundation is a locally based non-profit dedicated to nurturing at-risk youth […]

 Special Contributor

Manhattan Beach Salvatore’s on Highland: The little shop that could 

Manhattan Beach Salvatore’s on Highland: The little shop that could 

How a shoe repairman  changed with the times and his neighborhood  by Gavin Eskenazi On Highland Avenue between 35th and 36th street, just south of El Porto, sits a quaint little shoe and handbag repair shop called Salvatore’s. The shop has been in business since 1979 and is currently under the ownership of Harry Ashikian. […]

 Kevin Cody

Ted Ernst whistles the start for 58th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix Kids

Ted Ernst whistles the start for 58th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix Kids

On Sunday, over 100 kids sprinted down Valley Drive in front of Live Oak Park, cheered on by their parents, many of whom remembered Ted Ernst, now 87, whistling the start for them.

 Kevin Cody

Pacific School 10-year-olds challenge four-minute milers at Village Runner Manhattan Mile

Pacific School 10-year-olds challenge four-minute milers at Village Runner Manhattan Mile

Manhttan Beach Pacific School 10-year-olds line up against four-minute milers at Village Runner Manhattan Mile.

 Mark McDermott

Vigil brings immigration issues home

Vigil brings immigration issues home

by Mark McDermott  Elvis Martinez traveled an unfathomable distance to stand, a little scared but plenty strong, before a crowd of a few hundred people on the Manhattan Beach pier last Friday night.  Two years ago, Martinez walked roughly 1,400 miles from his home in the gang-infested city of San Salvador, El Salvador, to Brownsville, […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

Letter writer  Long time Manhattan Beach resident Charles Reilly, who recently published a book containing more than 150 of his letters to the Los Angeles Times, will hold a reading and signing event Sunday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. at Pages bookstore in Manhattan Beach. Reilly, who previously published two novels, “Shenanigan” and “Through a Dark […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach Police Beat

Stolen cars Two cars were reported stolen during the last week of June and first week of July, according to Manhattan Beach Police Department reports. A 2018 Kia was reported stolen from the 800 block of Boundary Place overnight June 27. A 2012 Infinity SUV was reported stolen from the 1800 block of Faymont Avenue […]

 Special Contributor

Manhattan Beach For local band The Lucky Ones, it’s a family affair

Manhattan Beach For local band The Lucky Ones, it’s a family affair

by Will Riordan Adam Lawson, lead singer of South Bay rock-reggae band The Lucky Ones, says that for the group, “The South Bay will always be home.” Daniel Vos, the Lucky Ones’ lead guitarist, did grow up in the South Bay. But it was not Lawson’s first home: He grew up in Cambridge, England and […]

 Mark McDermott

Alex Curry relishes World Cup journey

Alex Curry relishes World Cup journey

by Mark McDermott  Many years from now, perhaps when she is a grandmother sitting with a granddaughter on her lap trying to explain what it was like in the old days before women were presidents and received pay equal to men, Alex Curry will remember a single sound. It was a sound she heard seven […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach First Break Tennis ‘Returns the Serve’

Manhattan Beach First Break Tennis ‘Returns the Serve’

First Break Tennis Academy is hosting the third annual “Return the Serve Fun Day” on Friday, July 12 at the Dignity Health Sports Park (formerly the Home Depot Center) in Carson. First Break co-founder Rick Buchta, of Manhattan Beach, said the day is intended to introduce kids to tennis and will include free tennis lessons, […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Mile returns to Grand Prix for second year

Manhattan Beach Mile returns to Grand Prix for second year

Prize money totaling $5,000 will be awarded to the top three finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions of the Second Annual Manhattan Beach Mile on Sunday, July 21. The race is held in conjunction with Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix. The women’s race begins at noon and the men’s at 12:15 p.m. The course […]

 Kevin Cody

First, Pugliese dominant in Ocean Prone final

First, Pugliese dominant in Ocean Prone final

  by Kevin  Cody Three-time Catalina Classic Paddleboard champion Max First, of Manhattan Beach, reasserted his local dominance by winning Sunday’s 12-mile Ocean Prone race in 2:02:36, nine minutes ahead of second place finisher Mauricio León de la Barra, of Marina Del Rey. Finishing third was Alex Merrill, winner of the previous weekend’s 22-mile Rock […]

 David Mendez

Manhattan Beach About Town

Cloud lifted Over Verandas New York Food Company announced this week that it has signed a five-year lease extension for the Verandas Beach House, the wedding and event venue it has operated for the past 20 years. The lease extension puts to rest longtime rumors that the former Orville and Wilbur’s restaurant site at Rosecrans […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach surveilance cameras increase arrests, raise concerns

Manhattan Beach surveilance cameras increase arrests, raise concerns

Are Manhattan Beach Automated License Plate Readers a force multiplier for police, or the beginning of Big Brother?