Kevin Cody

Heal the Bay report shows ocean water quality problems persist

Heal the Bay report shows ocean water quality problems persist

Southern California’s progress toward improving ocean water quality remains halting, with clean conditions abounding during the summer months when beaches are most crowded, but swimming after rain still posing a significant threat of illness, according to a new report from Heal the Bay.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Kiwanis donates over $70,000 for scholarships, pandemic relief

Hermosa Beach Kiwanis donates over $70,000 for scholarships, pandemic relief

The Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club announced the awarding of $26,500 in academic scholarships last week.

 Judy Rae

BMW’s M235I Gran Coupe blazes new path for German automaker 

BMW’s M235I Gran Coupe blazes new path for German automaker 

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? […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 7-9-2020

Letters to the Editor 7-9-2020

Read about it. Write about it

 Mark McDermott

Craft beer crisis: LA County’s zigzagging regulations threaten to kill the South Bay brewery industry

Craft beer crisis: LA County’s zigzagging regulations threaten to kill the South Bay brewery industry

  by Mark McDermott  On June 29, when Governor Gavin Newsom announced that many businesses that had previously been allowed to reopen would once again face restrictions or closures due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, he likened the process of reopening California to a dimmer switch. The idea was meant to convey that the […]

 Mark McDermott

LA County vs. craft beer: A call for recognition

LA County vs. craft beer: A call for recognition

  Strand Brewing’s 10,000 square foot brewery, with its 20-foot high ceilings in Torrance is ideal for social distancing customers, but Los Angeles County is not allowing breweries to serve customers. Photo by JP Cordero   by Joel Elliott    Los Angeles County craft beer will not die from COVID-19. But a second, more deadly […]

 Richard Foss

Manhattan House back in plain sight [restaurant review]

Manhattan House back in plain sight [restaurant review]

Once easily overlooked by fast passing traffic, their new outdoor dining and new menus is catching diners’ interest

There are people who drive by Manhattan House every day and have never stopped in to see what they do. It’s easy to understand why this happens. There is speedy traffic most of the day at by the northwest corner of Sepulveda and Manhattan Beach boulevards, and the gaudy mural that is intended to advertise […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Policing and Partnerships forum to be Zoomed Thursday, June 9

Manhattan Beach Policing and Partnerships forum to be Zoomed Thursday, June 9

“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.

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach’s $1,000 social distancing fines questioned

by Mark McDermott  On Saturday morning, April 4, Nick Winnie went for a little walk with his fiancee, three-year-old stepson, and dog in North Manhattan Beach. It was the third weekend since the statewide “Stay At Home” lockdown had been enacted. Winnie and his little family unit had been giving themselves 20 minutes of outdoor […]

 Mark McDermott

MBFD chief fired for “foot on throat” comments

MBFD chief fired for “foot on throat” comments

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Dr. Pissed Off: The bleeding stops when people bleed to death

Dr. Pissed Off: The bleeding stops when people bleed to death

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. 

 Mark McDermott

Realtor Greg Geilman, who had COVID-19, uses ‘Domo Gives’ project to sell three houses free for others impacted by virus

Realtor Greg Geilman, who had COVID-19, uses ‘Domo Gives’ project to sell three houses free for others impacted by virus

    by Mark McDermott  In late March, a strange, distressing, and potentially awful thing happened to Greg Geilman. He fell ill with COVID-19.  Geilman, who is 50, started feeling ill and self-isolated on March 12, but was unable to find any medical facility that would test him for the virus. Things took a turn […]

 Kevin Cody

COVID-19 hospitalizations at Providence Little Company rose with reopening of bars, restaurants

COVID-19 hospitalizations at Providence Little Company rose with reopening of bars, restaurants

In mid-April, the number of COVID-19 patients at Providence Little Company of Mary peaked at 83. The following month, while the Shelter At Home order was in place, the patient census dropped to 19.By lLast week, that number had doubled to 38.

 Judy Rae

Lexus’ LC500 convertible may well be the sexiest car on the street

Lexus’ LC500 convertible may well be the sexiest car on the street

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Former Redondo High football star Erik Wilson lived full life before early passing

Former Redondo High football star Erik Wilson lived full life before early passing

“‘Big E’ was big, strong, and fast, but he always thought of himself as being bigger, stronger, and faster than he really was, which led to many hospital visits for stitches and broken bones.” Family friend Dan Vaughn remembering Redondo Sea Hawk Quarterback Erik Wilson.

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