Bye-bye REI

Santa Monica Daily Press 12/2 2:00A Matthew Hall
Santa Monica store to close in February REI is closing its Santa Monica store citing changing customer needs and an increase in the cost of doing business. Company officials said the store will not...

EDUCATION: MBUSD administrator investigated after teacher complaints

Easy Reader News 11/29 11:46A Mark McDermott
by Mark McDermott Manhattan Beach Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Tom Stekol is being investigated by an independent third party firm hired by the district after over 80 teachers filed complaints that allege threatening and...

Letters to the Editor 11-30-23

Easy Reader News 11/28 11:11A Kevin Cody
A flood of tax money Dear ER: Please Vote No on the Manhattan Beach s unconstitutional stormwater tax increase, from $19 annually to an average of $129 annually. Over a thirty year period, Measure W passed in 1996, will raise $7.5 billion,...

EDUCATION: MBUSD parcel tax heads to ballot

Easy Reader News 11/22 10:00A Mark McDermott
by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board of Education moved unanimously last week to propose a ballot measure that would extend the $225 parcel tax approved by voters in 2018. That parcel tax, called Measure MB,...

Rain can’t extinguish Manhattan Beach Holiday Tree Ceremony

Easy Reader News 11/19 5:39P Kevin Cody
[See image gallery at] Despite early evening rain, crowds filled downtown Manhattan Beach for its annual Holiday Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on Wednesday, November 16. After children at Metlox Plaza told Santa their...

Hermosa, Manhattan, Redondo Beach Cities Toy Drive begins 31st year

Easy Reader News 11/18 11:30A Kevin Cody
Beach Cities Toy Drive organizers and Manhattan Beach firefighters gathered Saturday at the Manhattan Beach firestation to launch the local toy drive s 31st year. Unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the Hermosa and Manhattan Beach fire...

Interfaith Thanksgiving event prays for peace in time of war

Easy Reader News 11/16 10:00A Special Contributor
by Tom Hoffarth Special prayer intentions for those affected by the Israel-Hamas war on the Gaza Strip will weigh heavily on the South Bay Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving s annual event scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 21 at American Martyrs...

Padnos leads first Young At Art project by a student

Easy Reader News 11/16 9:00A Hibah Samad
by Hibah Samad Mira Costa junior Anthony Padnos took center stage on Tuesday morning at American Martyrs O Donnell Hall. Padno was the first student artist to be selected by Young at Art to lead a class. He was here to give a Doodle Magic docent...

Baywatch Community Calendar 11-16-23

Easy Reader News 11/15 9:00A Judy Rae
Pickleball Turkey Tournament Sat. Nov. 25 and Sun. Nov. 26. Come work off the last of those Turkey legs at The Skechers 3rd Annual MB Pickleball Turkey Round Robin! Never played in a tournament but always wanted to? All skill levels are welcome....

This Santa Monica Zip Code is Among Nation’s Top 10 Priciest

Santa Monica Mirror 11/12 10:21P Zach Armstrong
Unsurprisingly, Los Angeles Ranked as the Second-Priciest Metro Area in 2023 By Zach Armstrong Santa Monica locals typically pay multiple millions to raise families in, and enjoy, the beautiful community they call home. In fact, a new report...

Manhattan Beach Photowalk Sunday 11/19

Easy Reader News 11/12 4:10P Jefferson Graham
We ll be at the Manhattan Beach Pier Sunday morning for a photowalk and tips on how to get pro level smartphone shots on your iPhone or Galaxy. We ve been doing sunset meetings, but now that she goes down around 5 p.m., we re moving to the...
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