Mark McDermott

MBEF raises $1.2 million

MBEF raises $1.2 million

by Mark McDermott The 25th Anniversary of the Manhattan Wine Auction on Saturday night raised $1.2 million for local schools. More than 2,000 people attended the event at the Manhattan Beach Country Club, which featured 40 local restaurants and beverages served by more than 80 wineries, breweries and distilleries. The event’s special “Paddle Raise” generated […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach approves annual budget

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City Council approved the final budget for 2019-20 at its Tuesday night meeting, which included appropriating money for new positions that staff said are needed to meet growing demands on the city’s employees. Councilmembers voted 4-1 to approve a budget with expenditures just north of $40 million. The city […]

 David Mendez

Grocery Outlet fills the grocery gap in North Redondo

Grocery Outlet fills the grocery gap in North Redondo

by David Mendez Artesia Boulevard has a supermarket again. Grocery Outlet finally opened its doors last Thursday, June 6, filling a long-empty gap for those who missed having a supermarket near the intersection of Artesia and Rindge Road. Grocery Outlet, and its building-mate CVS Pharmacy, take over the long-vacant space that once held a Haggen, […]

 David Mendez

Orlando’s, Redondo Beach’s ‘hidden jewel,’ closes

Orlando’s, Redondo Beach’s ‘hidden jewel,’ closes

  by David Mendez For nearly a year and a half, Orlando’s Pizzeria and Birreria was operating without its heart, as owner and Chef, Orlando Mulé was stranded a country away. Last month, owner-operator Carole Beauvais Mulé and her husband chose to reunite their family, permanently closing the business and moving back to their native […]

 David Mendez

Legal squabbles again revolve around Redondo Fun Factory, fish market

by David Mendez Like death and taxes, another inevitability has come to pass — Steve Shoemaker arguing with City Hall — involving the City of Redondo Beach and one of its longest-tenured tenants. In a recent letter sent to Redondo Beach executive staff, Shoemaker has said that he will refuse to evict the two sub-tenants […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach fourth graders design Gelsons shopping bag

Manhattan Beach fourth graders design Gelsons shopping bag

Manhattan Beach fourth graders unveil the shopping bags they designed for Gelsons.

 Paul Teetor

Consolation Kids prevail at Manhattan Beach Live Oak Park 3 on 3 basketball tourney

Consolation Kids prevail at Manhattan Beach Live Oak Park 3 on 3 basketball tourney

“This is like watching the Bad Boy Detroit Pistons play the Bad Boy Detroit Pistons.”    by Paul Teetor Three brand new Live Oak Legends – Jersey Joe, The Kid, and Turbo – were born last Friday afternoon during the 48th Annual Live Oak Park 3 on 3 Basketball Classic. They achieved legendary status by pulling […]

 Kevin Cody

Fire destroys new Hermosa Beach Strand home

Fire destroys new Hermosa Beach Strand home

A Hermosa Beach home under construction in the 800 block of The Strand was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning. A suspect lingering in the vicinity was taken into custody, though the cause of the fire has not been determined, according to a City of Hermosa Beach statement.

 Mark McDermott

Mayor targets stormwater protection in Manhattan Beach

Mayor targets stormwater protection in Manhattan Beach

by Mark McDermott Every day, nearly every resident in Manhattan Beach sends waste towards the Pacific Ocean. A walk on the beach reveals the obvious stuff —  the thousands of pounds of plastics, pop cans, cigarette butts, paper, and miscellaneous detritus left behind by beachgoers each year. But there is a category of waste that […]

 Richard Foss

A Tale of Two Chickens [restaurant review]

A Tale of Two Chickens [restaurant review]

A comparison of the South Bay’s highest and lowest volume restaurants selling roast chicken

One of the main reasons for dining out is there’s something you love to eat, but not to cook. A prime example is roast chicken, which is just about everybody’s favorite everyday meal. To do it right so that the interior is moist and the skin isn’t rubbery takes not only practice, but time and […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach RackStarz offers surf, kayak, bike racks

Manhattan Beach RackStarz offers surf, kayak, bike racks

RackStarz Vehicle Rack and Hitch celebrated the opening of its first California location in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday. The Colorado company fits cars with racks that securely transport kayaks, surfboards, bikes and other outdoor equipment.

 Easy Reader Staff

Purr-fect test scores

Purr-fect test scores

An El Segundo start-up wins over ‘Shark Tank’ investors Story and photos by Chelsea Schreiber Anna Skaya began wondering about DNA testing for cats after her own DNA test by 23andMe revealed potential health issues. “I wondered what a DNA test would reveal about my rescue cat Koko,” Skaya said. She found DNA tests for […]

 Kevin Cody

Sandbox: California SB 50 bill ignores zoning’s fiscal impact on Redondo Beach

Sandbox: California SB 50 bill ignores zoning’s fiscal impact on Redondo Beach

California SB 50 bill ignores zoning’s fiscal impact on Redondo Beach

 Kevin Cody

Tide turns in South Bay/San Diego paddleboard rivalry

Tide turns in South Bay/San Diego paddleboard rivalry

Last year’s inaugural South Bay Paddle was dominated by San Diego paddlers. San Diego was again well represented again this year, but the tide swung. Saturday’s three fastest times, and six of the top 10 times were by South Bay Paddlers.

 Mark McDermott

MBEF Wine Auction hopes to tackle math

MBEF Wine Auction hopes to tackle math

by Mark McDermott For 180 days of each year, alarm clocks go off early, and a small army of educators, administrators, and support staff rise, some with prep work to do almost immediately out of bed, everyone going through their commute routines before they arrive at the eight campuses of the Manhattan Beach Unified School […]

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