MB Weekly 01/26/2023

NEW MANHATTAN BEACH GALLERY REVIVES SOUTH BAY FINE ARTS:

On Saturday, January 21, Dennis Jarvis, whose Spyder Surfboards store opened 40 years ago, and carpenter Chip Herwegh established Gallery 208, an 800-square-foot art space in what was a women’s boutique for more than four decades. The gallery held a grand opening party with many Manhattan Beach leaders in attendance. The founders’ work will be displayed at 208 Manhattan Beach Blvd., but they also want to attract guest artists like Kelly “Risk” Graval, who painted the gallery’s mural and will have a solo show in March.


MB WEEKLY – COMMENTARY:
by Phil Cook

(Mr. Cook is a prominent financial planner and longtime business owner and homeowner in Manhattan Beach.)

One more to add to our growing MB crime list. A few Sundays ago, around 5 p.m. (no one likely to be in the building), the security cameras at my office building at 818 Manhattan Beach Blvd., filmed two girls wearing masks (worried about COVID, right?) defeated my entry security or were given the code by someone (janitor, FedEx, etc.). Once inside the lobby area, they went up and down the stairs looking for a way into the offices. All the doors that would give them entry were locked, so they walked away empty-handed.


MB WEEKLY:
The Faces of Manhattan Beach
Meet Gabrielle Herendeen

Broker Associate & RE/MAX Estate Properties

“YES or NO” INTERVIEW

Are you a Harry Potter fan?
–NO
Have you known any of your friends since childhood?
–YES
Have you ever lived in another country?
–NO
Do you speak more than one language?
–NO
Do you know how to code?
–NO
Do you own Bitcoin?
–NO
Do you bake?
–YES
Have you ever taken a road trip?
–YES
Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?
–YES, they don’t call me Go Gabby for nothing!
Have you smoked at least one cigarette in the last year?
–NO, never.

www.GoGabby.com


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

A Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at Studio MR.


Mercado Manhattan Beach:

Classic and contemporary cuisine inspired by fresh, local ingredients and Chef Jose’s Mexican roots – Manhattan Beach is the fifth outpost of the popular Mercado by Cocinas y Calaveras restaurant group. Enjoy popular favorites like tacos, carnitas, mole enchiladas, and fresh guacamole and chips. Don’t forget the best flan in the universe! Open for takeout, pick up or delivery, with beer, wine and tequila options as well as margaritas to go.

www.cocinasycalaveras.com/mercado-mb-menu


MB WEEKLY:
The Faces of Manhattan Beach
Meet Dr. John Bowes

Dr. John Bowes is the superintendent of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District.

https://www.mbusd.org/


MB WEEKLY – COMMENTARY:
by Dario Vullo

(Owner of Nando Trattoria)

I am writing to express my extreme disappointment and frustration about the recent verdict to close outdoor dining in our city. This decision shows a complete lack of understanding and empathy for the struggles that local businesses are facing during these difficult times. As a resident of Manhattan Beach and proprietor of Nando Trattoria, I believe that the closure of outdoor dining is not only detrimental to the local restaurant industry but also limits the ability of residents and visitors to enjoy a a meal in a safe and socially-distanced setting. Outdoor dining has been a lifeline for many restaurants and small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has allowed them to continue to serve customers and generate revenue while providing a safe and socially-distant option for diners. Additionally, Nando and many other restaurants have invested in heaters and other equipment to make outdoor dining comfortable during the colder months. The closure of outdoor dining will not only hurt the restaurant industry, but also on the overall economy of our city. Restaurants are a vital part of our community and employ many of our citizens. Closing outdoor dining will result in job losses and financial hardship for many families.

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Slay Steak & Fish House:

Healthy Options Beet Salad.

www.slaysteakandfishhouse.com


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

1967 Classic Ford Mustang in Manhattan Beach. Feel free to share your photographs. Send to: MBWeekly@TimeWire.net


SHOULD THE U.S. BAR FUTURE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS FROM INCLUDING GAS STOVES?

According to a sample of MB Weekly readers in Manhattan Beach and surrounding South Bay communities, MB Weekly readers have spoken.

Do you agree or disagree with the results. Please send your reply to: MBWeekly@TimeWire.net (Maximum 100 words)


MB WEEKLY:
The Faces of Manhattan Beach
Meet David Lesser

One of the two new City Council members in Manhattan Beach.

www.davidlesser4mb.com


*****Christmas in El Segundo stunk. At least according to residents. It wasn’t because people there weren’t celebrating the holiday, but they did have to try to prevent a rotten egg smell from wafting in their doors and windows while trying to feast and have fun with their families. The odor, from hydrogen sulfide, has been a continual problem in the city since a July 2021 sewage spill at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, residents say. Residents have complained about headaches, nausea, mental distress and other symptoms that they’ve attributed to breathing the El Segundo air. *****Award-winning King Harbor Brewing Co. quietly closed down on New Year’s Eve after eight years in Redondo Beach, according to its Instagram page. The craft brewery announced its “last days” in a December 26 post, offering guests the chance to come in for a “proper goodbye.” Craft Beer & Brewing magazine included King Harbor Choco-Latte, a Mexican-style mole stout, on its Best of 2022 list. The brewery also won a gold ribbon at the 2022 San Diego International Beer Competition for Flightless Pilot, an American-style Indian Pale Ale, and a silver ribbon for Topside Pilsner. *****Saint Rocke was to shut its doors one final time on January 5, or so it seemed. Whether hosting a local band or a performer with legend credentials, Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach has been an intimate venue for music lovers since it opened in 2008. But on Friday, the day following what was billed as the venue’s closing night party, Saint Rocke founder Allen Sanford announced the music spot has a new owner. Sanford said Saint Rocke is going into escrow, but he will stay involved as an investor.


Presented By The Manhattan Beach Chamber Of Commerce:

Unity In The Community

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Inclusion Committee in coordination with the South Bay Community Coalition Against Hate (SBCCAH) and LAvsHate.org, brings you the Third Annual Unity in the CommUNITY Event.

FREE VIRTUAL/ZOOM EVENT
FEBRUARY 2, 2023
1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM


https://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/unity-in-the-community-2023-11613


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

A small bar in Manhattan Beach. Feel free to share your photographs with your neighbors in Manhattan Beach and surrounding South Bay communities. Send to: MBWeekly@TimeWire.net


MB WEEKLY LIST:
People From Manhattan Beach

Athletes – Football

Tim Brown: 1987 Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Famer
Pete Carroll: head coach of the Seattle Seahawks
Norm Chow: former University of Hawaii head football coach
Jeff Garcia: former NFL quarterback
Tony Gonzalez: former tight end for the Atlanta Falcons
Matt Leinart: Heisman Trophy winner, former USC and NFL quarterback, broadcaster
Jim Mora: former UCLA head football coach
Don Mosebar: played for the Los Angeles Raiders for 13 years
Rick Neuheisel: former Colorado, Washington, and UCLA head football coach; PAC-12 network broadcaster
Ken O’Brien: former quarterback for the NY Jets
Josh Rosen: quarterback for Arizona Cardinals
Michael Strahan: television personality, former defensive end for the New York Giants


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

Manhattan Beach’s Mira Costa Girls Volleyball.


MB WEEKLY – COMMENTARY:
by Sara Garcia

George Gascon continues to show his twisted priorities. A new Gascon policy orders prosecutors to consider a criminal’s immigration status when charging them “with the goal of avoiding or mitigating the adverse immigration consequences of a decision.” In other words, in George Gascon’s Los Angeles, criminals come before law-abiding citizens and residents. What’s new?

Agree? Disagree? Send your comment (maximum 100 words) to: MBWeekly@TimeWire.net


** Prominent financial investment counselor, Phil Cook, having dinner at Mercado in Manhattan Beach.

** Political Columnist, Michael Michalski, having dinner at SLAY Italian Kitchen.

** Real Estate Executive, Larry Kosmont, having dinner at Mercado in Manhattan Beach.

** Veteran Realtor, John Altamura, having New Years Eve dinner at SLAY Steak and Fish.

** Prominent software developer, Dan Humbert, having lunch at Urban Plates in Manhattan Beach.

** Prominent personal injury attorney Paymon Khatibi having dinner at Nando’s Restaurant in Manhattan Beach.

** Veteran realtor and political columnist, Michael Michalski, working out at the Bay Club in El Segundo.


MB WEEKLY – READER QUESTION:

DO YOU APPROVE OF THE HIGHROSE PROJECT? And Why.

Please share your reply with thousands and thousands of your neighbors in Manhattan Beach and surrounding South Bay communities.

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MB – BULLETIN BOARD:


1. ** St. Rocke’s new owner, who lives in Colorado, says existing staff will oversee the facility when it reopens in April. —- Gabbi R., Manhattan Beach

2. ** Dario, the owner of Nando, is quite a charmer. —- Lilly T., Manhattan Beach

3. ** L.O.L. is the most used lie in history. —- Clarence C., Manhattan Beach

4. ** A 4.7-star rating on a product looks much better than a 5-star rating. —- Jacklyn D., Manhattan Beach

5. ** Seeing someone consume multiple beers at a Chili’s at 9 a.m. is suspect. Move that Chili’s inside an airport and suddenly it’s totally normal. —- Blair S., El Segundo

6. ** The closest most of us will ever get to hunting our own food is by tracking our food delivery order status. —- Deborah H., Manhattan Beach

7. ** I was returning from visiting my daughter at the Orlando airport with three heavy bags. I rented a cart to take me to ground transportation. It was a long way and involved an elevator ride. At 81 years old, I was having trouble navigating the extremely heavy cart. A couple with a baby in a stroller and a large roll-on suitcase approached me. The young mother said, “Here. You push the stroller and I will push the cart.” What a lifesaver for me! They had flown from Manchester, England, and went out of their way by four floors to see that I had arrived at my shuttle. —- A.A., Manhattan Beach

8. ** Celebrate our first anniversary with us on January 28th! Get a free caipirinha with your dinner! —- Tapizon restaurant, El Segundo

9. ** Our southern neighbor hurts this country daily by exporting violence, narcotics, and millions of poor migrants. Mexico has absolutely no interest in helping. Comprende? —- Dr. Dabney C., Hermosa Beach

10. ** The new Plate Pass deal at Urban Plates is a no-brainer. Great deal! —- Cindy C., Manhattan Beach

11. ** Our 2006 Silver Honda Odyssey minivan was stolen. —- Hans D., Hermosa Beach

12. ** More virtue signaling! The last: “Unhoused neighbor.” So P.C. —- Reggie J., El Segundo

13. ** Colombian and Bogotá cuisine reflect its international population. Encanto restaurant in Hermosa Beach has worldwide style. —- Terri A., Manhattan Beach

14. ** I cannot stand Prince Harry. What a whiny, self-involved, ingratiate! And do even get me started on that wife. —- Carla H., Manhattan Beach

15. ** Dining critic Merrill Shindler says the Soul Food Shack in Gardenia serves up a perfect combination of feel-good food and happy people. I am going to try. —- Kennedy L., Manhattan Beach

16. ** The Manhattan Beach Police Dept is actively hiring Police Recruits as well as Police Laterals to join our family. —- MBPD

17. ** George is a great waiter at Mercado restaurant. Fun! —- Sally P., Manhattan Beach

18. ** Why did Super-Wokester Jason Boxer resign from the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board of Trustees? —- Angela P., Manhattan Beach

19. ** We unwittingly amplify commonalities with friends, dissimilarities with strangers, and contrast with enemies. —- Jonathan S., Manhattan Beach

20. ** Nextdoor is a sanctuary to many bitter folks with lots and lots of free time on their hands. —- Gloria B., Manhattan Beach


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MB Weekly 01/19/2023

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMENTARY BY
MB MAYOR STEVE NAPOLITANO:

Public safety is the first and highest priority for your City Council, City Manager, and Police Chief. Everything flows from how safe we are and how safe we feel – from the quality of life for our residents, to the success of our business community, to being a world class destination for visitors. Everyone in City government is dedicated to the safety of our community, and every member of our community has a role in keeping us safe.

Over the past couple of years, the City has ramped up our efforts to get more boots on the ground as far as personnel goes. These efforts include an expanded contract for more community service ambassadors in our commercial areas who act as crowd control and added eyes and ears for MBPD; hiring more police officers in a highly competitive job market; and adding license plate readers to catch the crooks as they come and go in our city. We’re also looking at the placement of cameras in a number of our public parks and gathering spots.

Since Chief Johnson joined the City of Manhattan Beach in early August, the Council has approved the over-hiring of five additional police officers and has increased foot, bike, and motor patrols throughout the city. Chief Johnson is currently reviewing MBPD’s staffing levels and I’m confident that she will make recommendations to the City Council to increase staffing should she feel it necessary. But we can never just rely on our officers alone. As I said, every member of our community has a role in keeping us safe, from joining their Neighborhood Watch, to “hardening the target” by keeping doors and windows locked and valuables out of sight in our vehicles, to reporting all incidents regardless of size to our police department. Cameras and alarms help too, especially alarms.

Safety is something none of us can take for granted. No, we actually don’t live in a bubble and the people that want to take things from us or do us harm use the idea that we’re a small town where “that kind of stuff doesn’t happen here” to do exactly that kind of stuff here. The best way to stop them is for all of us to work together – our City government, our Police Department, our residents and businesses – this is how we’ll stop and reduce crime in Manhattan Beach. As the Chief says, “If you see something, say something!”

https://www.manhattanbeach.gov/government/city-council


Vacancy On MBUSD School Board:

Trustee Jason Boxer has resigned from the Board of Trustees of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, effective January 12, 2023. Trustee Boxer intends to pursue higher educational studies. “I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to have served on the MBUSD Board of Education. I will miss my fellow Board colleagues and the important discussions and decisions that have paved the way to support our students and staff,” said Boxer. “I look forward to continuing to be part of this community.” The District thanks Trustee Boxer for two years of service at MBUSD. A lifelong Manhattan Beach resident and alum of Manhattan Beach USD schools, Boxer was elected as an MBUSD Trustee in November 2020. The Board of Trustees will share more information on how they plan to fill the vacancy at their next regular meeting.


MB WEEKLY:
The Faces of Manhattan Beach
Meet Dennis Jarvis

Owner & Creator of Spyder Surfboards

Q: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE MANHATTAN BEACH AS YOUR HOME AND HEADQUARTERS?
A: I have traveled the world several times over as a professional surfer. Through my travels I have never encountered anywhere like the South Bay. I have lived in the South Bay for most of my life and grew a great connection with the ocean because of that. I started a company called Spyder Surfboards in July of 1983 (yes been 40 years this year!). Our original location is on PCH in Hermosa Beach but my love for Manhattan goes deep. I was retiring as a pro and one of the last covers on Surfer magazine was taken from the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Through the years I had always looked to be a part of the Manhattan culture and 6 years ago we opened a shop on Manhattan Avenue. The city was so welcoming that a few months ago, I decided to open an Art Gallery – Gallery 208 – on Manhattan Beach Blvd., just up from the Pier. Manhattan has been so welcoming to us as a brand that it only made sense to be here.

Q: WHEN DID YOU FIRST BEGIN YOUR LOVE OF SURFING?
A: I started surfing in the 7th Grade. I went to Adams Jr. High in Redondo Beach, I connected with a few really cool 8th graders that took me under their wing and it just became an addiction of sorts. I would stay at the beach all day long and my mom would have to come and tear me off the beach. I started to get better than the kids I was hanging out with pretty quick and they didn’t like that too much as the new kid was doing better than them. So I kinda got pushed out of the “gang” and became a solo-surfer. I honed my skills surfing the rights off Manhattan Beach Pier and learned how to respect the ocean. …

Q: WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO OPEN AN ART GALLERY IN MANHATTAN BEACH:
A: I have been making art for most of my life. Most of the latest work has been on a commission basis. I have worked as a creative consultant on TV and feature film. I have even won several awards as a film maker. I have had some great mentors in my art career through this whole process, Phil Roberts and Rolland Berry, to name a few, but my talent is crafted from thousands and thousands of hours honing my skill set and bringing them into existence. I have not ever had a place that I could control how my art is received. Gallery 208 is that place. …

Q: WHAT IS THE GREATEST CHALLENGE YOU FACE IN RUNNING YOUR NEW BUSINESS?
A: We had a very soft open mid-December to check flow through and ensure our space was designed properly before our GRAND opening January 20-21. However, if I were to guess what our biggest obstacle will be it is getting the word out about our Gallery. My slogan is “Gallery 208, revitalizing fine art in the South Bay” and we need to stick very close to that credo.

Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME?
A: Of course, Point Break (the first one, obviously). I was a big part of that film. I would have pushed for a producer title if I knew how hard I was going to work on it. For nine months I had Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Keidis and the rest of the cast come to my house and I taught them how to act like they were surfers and how to actually surf. I also stepped in as a creative consultant as neither Kathryn Bigelow nor James Cameron had ever surfed! I was hired to design/create all but one surfboard in the film. Funny story is, I went in as an actor, I got one line (but that was later re-shot). … Just a quick note, in the film the surf shop is called SPYDER SURF and we used the end of Manhattan Pier as the location! Gallery 208 will be hosting a POINT BREAK weekend right before summer. I will have memorabilia and some behind the scene footage as well as the writer, Peter IIliff and some of the actors do a question answer and tell some great stories.

www.spydersurf.com


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

Recently the Manhattan Beach Historical Society Museum closed temporarily. The team from @HistoryAssociates has begun their work to properly preserve, organize and digitize the collection so that it can be more accessible to all now and in the future.


Tapizôn Bar & Kitchen:

JANUARY 28TH, COME CELEBRATE OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH US!

www.tapizon.com


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MB WEEKLY:
The Faces of Manhattan Beach
Meet Audrie Benjamin

Owner Of Manhattan Denim

“YES or NO” INTERVIEW

Have you ever met anyone famous?
–YES
Have you ever been to a film?
–YES
Have you ever met any famous sports stars?
–YES
Do you procrastinate a lot?
–YES
Do you think there’s such a thing as love at first sight?
–YES
Do you believe that the universe directs us in life?
–NO
Have you ever lost someone close to you?
–YES

www.manhattan-denim.com


MB WEEKLY – COMMENTARY:
by Steve Revel

In July, Zaid Khan, a 20-something engineer, recorded a TikTok of himself chatting over urban settings. Khan: “I recently learned about silent resigning, where you’re not abandoning your work but ceasing to go above and above.” “You still do your job, but you don’t subscribe to the hustle-culture idea that work is your life. Your worth isn’t based on your work.” The #quietquitting hashtag immediately gained traction, with many TikTokers responding. And so may explain why all businesses owners in Manhattan Beach complain about the non-existent work ethic of youth in today’s sad world.

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MB WEEKLY – LENS:

MBPD Patrol Officers found a stolen car cruising around Manhattan Beach Blvd & Ardmore Ave. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver had other plans. After a tour of the South Bay, officers safely stopped the pursuit in Redondo Beach with a PIT maneuver. The driver was arrested & booked into the MBPD Jail for felony evading and possession of a stolen car + two felony warrants.


MB WEEKLY – CRIME AND MANHATTAN BEACH:

LA Prosecutor Pens Scathing Exit Letter
To Woke DA George Gascon

“Managerial Dumpster Fire”

A veteran Los Angeles County prosecutor scolded his boss, saying his progressive reforms and management style have alienated his colleagues and turned the nation’s largest district attorney’s office into a “managerial dumpster fire.” In a lengthy letter to District Attorney George Gascon and his top aides, prosecutor Mark Burnley aired a number of grievances on his last day with the office. Burnley said he has been with the DA’s office since 1999 and a prosecutor for 28 years.

Do you approve or disapprove of Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon: Send your comment (maximum 100 words) to: MBWeekly@TimeWire.net


MB WEEKLY:
The Faces of Manhattan Beach
Meet Financial Planner Phillip Cook

“WOULD YOU RATHER” INTERVIEW

WOULD YOU RATHER GO INTO THE PAST AND MEET YOUR ANCESTORS OR GO INTO THE FUTURE AND MEET YOUR GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN?
–Neither

WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE MORE TIME OR MORE MONEY?
–Time. I’ve got enough money. The problem is I didn’t have “enough money” until later in life.

WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE A REWIND BUTTON OR A PAUSE BUTTON ON YOUR LIFE?
–Pause

WOULD YOU RATHER BE ABLE TO TALK WITH THE ANIMALS OR SPEAK ALL FOREIGN LANGUAGES?
–All foreign languages although I would like to know what our cat is thinking.

WOULD YOU RATHER WIN THE LOTTERY OR LIVE TWICE AS LONG?
–See 2 above.


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

Inspired by both Cabo San Lucas’ beautiful coast and Mexico City’s vibrant cosmopolitan neighborhoods, Esperanza’s thoughtful design blurs the lines between art and function. Masterfully designed by internationally renowned Islandic architect Gulla Jónsdóttir, Esperanza’s interiors reflect an elevated coastal ambiance that exaggerates the grandeur of a beach town villa. Chef Ray Alvarez oversees a menu featuring fresh interpretations of Sonoran cuisine while Head Mixologists John Fox and Kevin Williams developed Esperanza’s bar program to not only include delicious and playful cocktails, but the two have also created the largest tequila list and mezcal collection in the South Bay.


MB WEEKLY LIST:
People From Manhattan Beach

Athletes – Soccer

Bruce Arena: former head coach of the L.A. Galaxy
Bob Bradley: former head coach of the US Men’s National Soccer Team
Landon Donovan: former player for the Los Angeles Galaxy, U.S. National Team forward
Omar Gonzalez: former player for the Los Angeles Galaxy
Mia Hamm: former Olympic soccer player
Cobi Jones: former player for the Los Angeles Galaxy


MB WEEKLY – READER COMMENT:

“What I appreciate about MB Weekly is that it isn’t partisan and angry like some other newsletters in town! At last.” —- Mallory M., Manhattan Beach


Physical Facts

Location: 19 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles on the southerly end of Santa Monica Bay
County: Los Angeles
Airport: 3 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport
City Area: 3.88 square miles
Beach: 2.1 miles of beachfront, 40 acres of recreational beach area in total
Pier: Manhattan Beach has a scenic 928-foot-long pier at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Fishing is permitted all year
Parks: There are 48 acres of major park land in Manhattan Beach, in addition to the 21 acre Manhattan Beach Parkway
Residential Area: 49.1%, or 1224 acres, of Manhattan Beach’s city wide land area is residential
Paved Streets: There are 120 miles of paved streets
Plumbing: The City has 18 miles of storm drains and 110 miles of sewers
Elevation: 120 feet above sea level
Rainfall: Average annual rainfall of 12.07 inches
Temperature: Average temperature ranges from 70º F in summer to 55º F in winter


MB WEEKLY – READER QUESTION:

DO YOUR NEIGHBORS LEASH THEIR DOGS?

Please share your reply with thousands and thousands of your neighbors in Manhattan Beach and surrounding South Bay communities.

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MB WEEKLY – CORRECTION:

** In last week’s issue, a commentary by Mayor Steve Napolitano was identified as exclusive when it previously had been run a week earlier.


MB – BULLETIN BOARD:


1. ** Broken Windows, Broken Business —- brokenwindowsbook.com

2. ** What do your kids know about American civics? Children are not being taught the basics of U.S. government or America’s founding documents. —- Leah H., Hermosa Beach

3. ** Andrew at Mercado restaurant is a great General Manager. —- Lindsey B., Manhattan Beach

4. ** I am a Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce member, and I feel confused by why they seemed enthused about trying to convince the community that there is not a serious and growing crime problem in the city. —- V.B. (Name withheld by request)

5. ** Reach for your dreams, work hard, and you will achieve them. Believe in a better tomorrow, and make a difference in the lives of others. – Wayne Powell, Former Manhattan Beach Mayor/Councilmember

6. ** I have noticed a pattern. When perpetually angry people disagree with something, they immediately scream, “misinformation!” Poor souls. —- Arnold J., Manhattan Beach

7. ** We all know people who don’t know much about history or anything else for that matter. And don’t care to know. If they cared, they would google. The easiest way to get information on the planet. Because so many folks are apathetic about the world around them, they make bad decisions. Two things drive faulty outcomes: emotion and stupidity. If you don’t know anything, you are stupid. However, emotion can cripple even the most astute person. —- Dr. Jennifer Harrell, Manhattan Beach

8. ** Join us every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Joslyn Center Manhattan Beach to practice public speaking. www.beachcities.toastmasters.com —- A.Z., Manhattan Beach

9. ** Our school system and culture are allowing adults to sexualize children. —- Ronald K., Hermosa Beach

10. ** We love Karen at Ralph’s in Manhattan Village. —- Hailey B., Manhattan Beach

11. ** To see why many of your recent historical statements are inaccurate, please see “Myth-busting Manhattan Beach!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fizSELf8VJ0&t=742s —- James R Gill, Founder, Manhattan Beach Pioneers

12 ** So terrible our South Bay is full of crimes, and few admit it. Denial? —- Loni A., Hermosa Beach

13 ** The Mediterranean diet has become the bedrock of heart-healthy eating, with well-studied health benefits including lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and a reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes. —- Dr. William H., Manhattan Beach

14 ** Suspicious men in the rain advertising internet services but might be casing homes. —- G. Lansberg, Manhattan Beach

15 ** Do mild cases of COVID warrant treatment with an antiviral medication like Paxlovid? —- R.G., El Segundo

16 ** Mirroring a step taken by Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass on her first day in office last month, the county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion proclaiming a local emergency on homelessness. This is only two years or perhaps more overdue! What the Hell took them so long? I know government is pathetically slow, but honest to God. —- Lance H., Manhattan Beach

17 ** Memo to the community: I would say most young people on e-bikes wear no helmets, stop at no stop signs, and frequently risk danger with no legal consequence. Its only a matter of time. —- Claire I., Manhattan Beah

18 ** A computer outage at the Federal Aviation Administration recently brought flights to a standstill across the U.S., with hundreds of delays quickly cascading through the system at airports nationwide. Are we living in a third-world country? —- David M., Manhattan Beach

19 ** YEAH! In-N-Out Burger is expanding to Tennessee, its eighth state. —- Melissa G., Manhattan Beach

20 ** The chicken parmesan at Slay’s Italian kitchen is superb! —- Jane F., Manhattan Beach


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MB Weekly Bonus Edition 01/15/2023

MB WEEKLY – LENS:

Former Manhattan Beach Mayor Russ Lesser at City Talk at Urban Plates.


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

Tina Thimen, manager at California Pizza Kitchen in Manhattan Village.


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

Andrew DeMeter, general manager of Mercado Restaurant in Manhattan Beach.


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

Prominent software entrepreneur Dan Humbert.


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

South Bay philanthropist Patricia Jones.


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

Ceaser, new manager of Mercado Restaurant in Manhattan Beach.


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

South Bay entrepreneur Kate Danaj.


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

Carla, a waitress at Mercado in Manhattan Village.


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

Veteran realtor Mike Michalski.


MB WEEKLY – LENS:

Kennedy and Annie, two happy team members from Slay Steak & Fish House.


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MB – BULLETIN BOARD:


1. ** Are you ready for the Last Waltz. —- amazon

2. ** Tapizon restaurant in El Segundo. Come Join Our Team. Send your resume to: careers@tapizon.com

3. ** Put 10 pennies in your left pocket. Find something for which you are grateful. Move one penny to your right pocket. You should find all pennies have moved to the right pocket at the end of the day. Celebrate. —- Mike Wilson, Manhattan Beach

4. ** For two months, L.A. City Councilman Kevin de León has been followed by a group of angry protesters demanding he leave office for his role in racist remarks made during a secretly taped backroom meeting in October 2021. He should resign. He is a disgrace! —- Lola F., Manhattan Beach

5. ** In your closet and your life, subtract whenever you add. —- Mary Shanklin, Manhattan Beach

6. ** Nikki Ridley is a brilliant talent photographer! —- Arthur Z., Manhattan Beach

7. ** I lived when simply waiting was a large part of ordinary life: when we waited, gathered around a crackling radio, to hear the infinitely far-away voice of the king of England … I live now when we fuss if our computer can’t bring us everything we want instantly. We deny time. —- Darcy P., Manhattan Beach

8. ** I want to thank the gentleman on Harkness who brought me a flower arrangement my daughter had sent me and was delivered to the correct number but the wrong street! He walked over and hand-delivered them. Having a birthday between Christmas and New Year sucks, and my daughter was distraught that the arrangement hadn’t arrived as scheduled. Thank you, kind sir, you made several people very happy! —- Jo-Ann Eastwood, Manhattan Beach

9. ** The problem of polarization isn’t so much that we disagree but rather that we disagree badly. —- Pamela P., Manhattan Beach

10. ** For over 80 years, researchers at Harvard have studied what makes for a good life. They found one surefire, scientifically proven predictor of happiness: developing warmer relationships. Duh? —- Dr. Andrew S., Manhattan Beach

11. ** Dear friends on the Left: It is not hate speech to defend America. —- Heather M., Manhattan Beach

12. ** To the person who returned my little canvas black and grey Vans wallet. Thank you!! I had lost it; downtown Manhattan Beach retraced my steps and looked everywhere. When we got home, my husband said he’ll take one more look in our car. Then he checked our mailbox, and low and behold, and my wallet was there. It is a nice feeling to know there are good people out there. —- Ellie Just, Manhattan Beach

13. ** Everyone is going through something. —- Rose Fischietto, El Segundo

14. ** The best way to make a decision: Does it light me up? —- Robyn Pichler, Hermosa Beach

15. ** Earlier this month, Nahant’s three-member Board of Selectmen voted to enlist federal sharpshooters to track and kill some of the coyotes, making Nahant the first municipality in Massachusetts to seek the expert help through a new state partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The plan has relieved many anxious residents, some of whom now carry whistles and baseball bats on strolls around town, and dress their dogs in $100 “coyote jackets” covered with metal spikes to repel attacks. What are we waiting for Manhattan Beach? I am sick of living in fear. —- Stella G., Manhattan Beach

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17. ** It’s been over six months since the horrendous smash-and-grab robbery at Pasha Jewelry in downtown Manhattan Beach. Thus far, no suspects and no arrests. And this audacious robbery with 12 men in broad daylight on a crowded street in downtown Manhattan Beach. Very disappointing! —- Darnell N., Manhattan Beach

18. ** I recently took my leather boots to be rehealed at Tiffany Cleaners in Manhattan Beach on the corner of Artesia and Sepulveda/PCH. The repairman did a good job and even polished them both up! —- Karen Kohles, Hermosa Beach

19. ** Growing up in Manhattan Beach, I remember my mother attracted con artists and losers like iron filings to a magnet. —- Terrance P., Manhattan Beach

20. ** I am a high school administrator and work with our National Honor Society chapter. In December, they collected winter clothing to donate to our city mission. The 100+ members donated almost 1,000 items – including winter coats, hats, gloves, sweaters, and boots for adults and children. Giving back to the community and those in need is something we want them to carry into adulthood. —- Jerry E., Manhattan Beach

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