The 24th annual Earth Day Celebration took place at Manhattan Beach's Polliwog Park on Saturday, April 30. In addition to live music and sustainability demonstrations, VOICE—Volunteers and Organizations Improving the Community's Environment—gave awards to seven students involved with Grades …

The 29th annual Richstone Pier to Pier Walk stepped off Saturday, April 30 as participants walked from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. The event raised more than $98,000 for furthering Richstone's mission of strengthening families by preventing and treating chil…

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“I love the sense of community that surrounds the area—the energy of the beach lifestyle and people. Sunset beach runs after a long day in the office, riding your bike to dinner, the ability to be outside all the time with friends. It’s not a bad life,” said Ashley Walkley, Hermosa Beach res…

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For decades, Mickie Bandle kept beach-goers stylish as owner of Mickie’s Bikinis in Manhattan Beach, a swim and beachwear shop located in Manhattan Beach for 50 years. Custom bikinis made the store popular through the 60s and 70s, and to this day. Daughter Diane Biggs took over the business,…

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Polliwog Park will once again be the site of the 24th annual Earth Day Concert and Celebration in Manhattan Beach. Held this Saturday, April 30, the event is put together by VOICE—Volunteers and Organizations Improving the Community’s Environment, in partnership with the City’s Parks and Rec…

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A passerby found a body that washed onto shore near Dockweiler Beach Wednesday afternoon, according to Los Angeles County Lifeguard officials. 

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Evercar, which offers on-demand electric vehicles for rideshare and delivery services like Uber and Lyft, recently made its latest home at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach.

The first of three "Triple Crown" surf events kicked off the wave riding season and the ninth annual Spyder Surf Fest. The contest, which paid homage to the 1980s, included athletes riding vintage boards, some of them brought from home, some borrowed from Spyder's owner Dennis Jarvis. Jarvi…

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How high can a balloon fly? This weekend, a group of students from Meadows Elementary School in Manhattan Beach reached 97,405 feet. That’s more than three times higher than commercial flights. Five times higher than Mount Kilimanjaro. Eighteen miles straight up into the sky. High enough to …

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As Tony D’Errico accepted his nomination as the next mayor of Manhattan Beach on Tuesday night, he vowed to work with his colleagues on the dais and to continue the work of outgoing Mayor Mark Burton, with a focus on safety, fiscal responsibility—including pension reform and long-term infras…

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Manhattan Beach's Glen Parrish managed iconic groups such as Fleetwood Mac as well as aspiring actors/singers such as Scott Strader. Twenty five years later, Parrish and Strader are collaborating on a very different endeavor, Lotus Botanical Elixirs, a healthier alternative to sodas or coffee.

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Surfs up for the ninth annual Spyder Surf Fest on Saturday, April 23, in Hermosa Beach. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Pier Plaza, this family festival will offer new fashions, live music and plenty of fun, including giveaways and prizes.

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Nine beach cities elementary schools were named Gold Ribbon Schools by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies and prac…