MCHS STUDENTS ARE SEMI-FINALISTS FOR NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS:
More than 16,000 semifinalists from throughout the country were named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, and they will now face off for the finalist spot in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship competition. Seven of the semifinalists are Mira Costa High School students. Out of a pool of more than 1.3 million juniors from 21,000 high schools, the MCHS semifinalists are: Kina Desai, Veronica Fish, Charles Hiatt, William Kiely, Naomi Kim, Adam Manasfi, and Mia Roman-Wilson. From the September 13 Mira Costa High School Facebook page: “Once again, our Mustangs are showing the nation their academic dedication and excellence! … These exceptional students, among other semi-finalists, represent less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors nationwide who received the highest PSAT/NMSQT scores, which served as an initial screen for the program. Only 16,000 semi-finalists were chosen from a pool of more than 1.3 million juniors who entered to be part of the program. Our students will now continue to compete to become finalists in the 69th Annual National Merit Scholarship program to earn a scholarship. Join us in celebrating their achievements, and we wish them the best of luck!”
New Parcourse Fitness Equipment At Manhattan Beach Strand:
City officials hailed the installation of new parcourse exercise equipment at the Manhattan Beach Strand fitness facility. The Manhattan Beach 10K donated the equipment, which Public Works installed after removing the fitness facility. The MB10K dedicated the original equipment in 2002. “This special course keeps the traditional seaside exercise alive and well in Manhattan Beach,” city officials posted on Facebook. “The City and MB10K had a special relationship that made this possible.”
MB WEEKLY – MANHATTAN BEACH TRIVA TEST:
WHAT COUNTY IS MANHATTAN BEACH LOCATED IN?
a) Los Angeles County b) Orange County c) San Diego County d) Ventura County
MANHATTAN BEACH IS KNOWN FOR ITS PICTURESQUE BEACHFRONT. APPROXIMATELY HOW LONG IS THE CITY’S SANDY BEACH?
a) 1 mile b) 2 miles c) 3 miles d) 4 miles
THE MANHATTAN BEACH PIER IS A FAMOUS LANDMARK. IN WHAT YEAR WAS IT OFFICIALLY OPENED?
a) 1910 b) 1920 c) 1930 d) 1940
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE ANNUAL BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT HELD IN MANHATTAN BEACH, ATTRACTING TOP PLAYERS WORLDWIDE?
a) Surf Fest b) Wave Classic c) The Oceanside Challenge d) AVP Manhattan Beach Open
THE ICONIC “STRAND” IS A PAVED WALKWAY PARALLEL TO THE BEACH. HOW LONG IS THE STRAND IN MANHATTAN BEACH?
a) 1 mile b) 2.1 miles c) 3.5 miles d) 5 miles
MANHATTAN BEACH HAS A STRONG SURFING CULTURE. WHAT FAMOUS SURFER HAILS FROM THIS AREA AND IS KNOWN AS THE “KING OF THE SURF GUITAR”?
a) Duke Kahanamoku b) Kelly Slater c) Jack Johnson d) Dick Dale
WHICH FAMOUS AMERICAN AVIATION PIONEER BUILT A HOME IN MANHATTAN BEACH, WHICH IS NOW A HISTORIC SITE?
a) Amelia Earhart b) Charles Lindbergh c) Howard Hughes d) Orville Wright
MANHATTAN BEACH IS HOME TO A YEARLY HOLIDAY FIREWORKS DISPLAY. WHICH HOLIDAY IS CELEBRATED WITH THIS FIREWORKS SHOW?
a) Fourth of July b) Halloween c) Thanksgiving d) New Year’s Eve
THE CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH IS KNOWN FOR ITS ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE ANNUAL EVENT WHERE RESIDENTS COME TOGETHER TO CLEAN UP THE BEACH AND SURROUNDING AREAS?
a) Eco-Fest b) Beach Cleanup Day c) Green Initiative d) Ocean Guardians Day
MANHATTAN BEACH HAS A VIBRANT DINING SCENE. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE FAMOUS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT LOCATED NEAR THE PIER?
a) The Seafood Shack b) Fisherman’s Wharf c) The Sandbar d) The Pier House
a) Los Angeles County / c) 3 miles / b) 1920 / d) AVP Manhattan Beach Open / b) 2.1 miles / d) Dick Dale / c) Howard Hughes / a) Fourth of July / b) Beach Cleanup Day / c) The Sandbar
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MB WEEKLY – COMMENTARY:
by Dave Harris (Manhattan Beach)
Tips For Better Sleep:
- Get a sleep app (Don’t kid yourself. Track it.)
- Go to bed 8 hours before you have to get up. (If you are up at 5 to get to the gym, go to bed at 9. Yes, 9:00 in the evening!)
- Keep regular hours. Similar go-to-bed and wake times most nights.
- Avoid naps of more than 20 minutes.
- Wind down in the evening with a book, computer, or streaming device.
- Void your bladder entirely just before turning in.
- Keep a notepad by the bed. When that thought keeps you awake, please write it down and forget it.
- If it helps, use a sleep program of sounds and soothing thoughts.
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The Faces of Manhattan Beach
Meet Lisa Vega of Lisa’s Naturals
Q: HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA TO START YOUR BUSINESS?
A: I have been a SAG actress for 30 years and hand crafting soaps, candles, and scrubs with cleaner ingredients was just a passion project. To show my appreciation to my agents for my acting work I would send custom gift boxes full of my creations. One Christmas, I did a holiday boutique and my business took off from there. I had requests for party favors for weddings and events and that motivated me to step it up and create a website and turn my passion project into a business.
Q: WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING ASPECT OF RUNNING LISA’S NATURALS?
A: Since I have so many different products it”s difficult getting the word out that my specialty is customized gift boxes. Customers can even call me directly, tell me how much they want to spend and I will create their gift and even deliver it locally for free!
Q: WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN MANHATTAN BEACH?
A: I love the atmosphere and food at Simsey’s and Nick’s.
Q: WHAT CONCERNS YOU ABOUT E-BIKES IN OUR COMMUNITY?
A: Seeing kids riding at fast speeds with no helmets.
Q: WHERE CAN PEOPLE GO TO LEARN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
A: The quickest way is to call me directly at 424-234-6080 or email me at email@example.com. You can check out my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisasnaturals
Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING IN THE SOUTH BAY?
A: 20 years
MB WEEKLY – INVESTIGATES: Summertime Flash Mobs
Startled employees and customers instantly dialed 911 as brazen gangs of robbers in all-black attire and hoodies dashed into South Bay shopping centers. It didn’t come fast enough. Even a quick law enforcement reaction may be insufficient due to stealth preparation, disguises, the sheer speed at which criminals steal – they are in and out in two to four minutes – and multiple car getaways. Since early July, flash mobs of thieves in high-end and other establishments around Southern California have carried out scores of heists. As a result, authorities created a task team to focus on cell tower dumps, CCTV footage, and other high-tech tools. Arrests are beginning to take place. But it might take more time to reverse the trend.
MB WEEKLY – LENS:
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Manhattan Beach’s Dr. Laura Berman Of Oprah Suing Snapchat Over 16-Year-Old Son’s Fentanyl Death:
In TV appearances, Laura Berman is a therapist focusing on relationships and sexuality. She has raised three boys at home in Manhattan Beach, California. She was yet another mother dealing with heartache when one, 16-year-old Sammy, passed away from fentanyl toxicity caused by cocaine mixed with the synthetic opiate that he purchased from a dealer on Snapchat. She is now trying to save other parents from experiencing the same fate. She is one of 64 parents suing Snap, Snapchat’s parent company, for product liability after their children died from drug overdoses, and she is advocating for the passing of Sammy’s Law, which will enable parents to be informed when “dangerous content is on their devices.” She has also met with Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snap, to push for change. “Our youngest son found Sammy in his room,” Berman recalled the incident from 2021 – Sunday of the Super Bowl. Sammy and the drug dealer communicated over Snapchat.
SHOULD ADULT WEBSITES BE REQUIRED TO VERIFY THE AGE OF THEIR VISITORS?
According to a sample of MB Weekly readers in Manhattan Beach and surrounding South Bay communities, MB Weekly readers have spoken.
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The Faces of Manhattan Beach
Meet Lenny LaRocca
Q: BEATLES OR ROLLING STONES?
Q: WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN THE MANHATTAN BEACH AREA?
A: Love & Salt, Strand House, The Kettle
Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME?
A: Westside Story
Q: WHEN DID YOU FIRST GET INVOLVED IN REAL ESTATE?
A: Casually while in high school but have practiced now for 24 years.
Q: WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING ASPECT OF YOUR JOB?
A: Currently helping clients understand the market as a by-product of the economy (2023) and disqualifying the media’s negative reporting of the market.
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MB WEEKLY – COMMENTARY:
by Sara Garcia (El Segundo)
Contrary to popular belief, cannabis use can lead to addiction, like other narcotics like alcohol or cocaine. More people than ever before are smoking cannabis as more states either decriminalize it or make it legal. Approximately 19% of Americans aged 12 and older used cannabis in 2021, and nearly 6% of teens and adults met the criteria for cannabis use disorder, which is the official term for addiction. (By way of contrast, approximately 11% of Americans over the age of 11 suffer from an alcohol consumption disorder.)
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MB WEEKLY – MEET MADDY
YES OR NO QUESTIONS:
Do you get at least two colds a year?
Do you like peanut butter and Jelly?
Have you vomited in the last year?
Do you wear socks when you sleep?
Have you smoked at least one cigarette in the previous year?
Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Founder Dies At 75, Leaves Legacy:
Pete Moffett, MB Holiday Fireworks founder/producer and a former restaurant owner in Downtown Manhattan Beach, was diagnosed with brain cancer last October and died on May 16, though his family only recently revealed his death.
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MB WEEKLY – READER QUESTION:
WHAT ACT(S) OF KINDNESS DID YOU EXPERIENCE THIS WEEK?
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MB – BULLETIN BOARD:
1. ** Biological boy in girl’s locker rooms? No, this is very uncomfortable for the girls. —- Larelle R., Manhattan Beach
2. ** Disapprove of a biological boy in a girl’s locker room. Thank you. —- Heather F., Manhattan Beach
3. ** I agree. This is the law. The girls on the team are fully aware that the athlete is transgender. Also, if you researched adequately, you would know that the team does not use the locker room. And this athlete you reference changes her clothes in a private bathroom stall. Although legally, she has every right to use the locker room if she chooses to. —- Stacy G., Manhattan Beach
4. ** Strongly disagree!!!!!! With a biological boy in a girl’s locker room. —- Deborah C., Manhattan Beach
5. ** Thank you for your column on the value of ALPR Security Cameras! Very much appreciated! —- Mark Burton, Manhattan Beach
6. ** New Manhattan Beach e-bike law! Parents should read carefully, or it could be pricey! —- Hal B., Manhattan Beach
7. ** Hermosa Beach is the first of the three Beach Cities to legalize home and business cannabis delivery. On September 13, meeting, the city council voted 3 – 2 to allow cannabis delivery in Hermosa Beach, except in schools, parks, and city hall. —- Editor’s Note
8. ** Alcohol companies never show a drunk person in their ads. —- Leo Z., Manhattan Beach
9. ** You’re doing pretty well if you forget it’s payday. —- Emma P., Manhattan Beach
10. ** President Biden spoke about Bidenomics at a Washington suburb community college. He refused queries. He wanted to, “but I’m going to get in real trouble if I do that.” Dude, you rule the free world! Who sends the president to the principal? —- Daisy R., Manhattan Beach
11. ** Disapprove of sharing locker rooms with transgender youth at Mira Costa. —- Harvey M., Manhattan Beach
12. ** Disapprove of locker room privileges for a biological boy and the girl’s locker room. —- Cecilia C., Manhattan Beach
13. ** I strongly disagree with locker room privileges for a biological boy in the girl’s tennis locker room. —- Marty M., Manhattan Beach
14. ** I disapprove of a biological boy entering a high school girl’s locker room. —- Joe F., Manhattan Beach
15. ** It was just announced the only cure for the latest COVID variant is unlimited mail-in ballots forever. —- Richard S., Manhattan Beach
16. ** Two African-American teens stole a car and filmed themselves murdering an innocent white man cyclist for laughs. Reverse the races … and it’s a national media story for a month, complete with a televised Ben Crump press conference and a Biden speech on white terrorism. —- Laci P., Manhattan Beach
17. ** I’ll soon be 40, and I still have no idea what I want to be when I “grow up.” —- Roman T., Manhattan Beach
18. ** I am sorry, a loving father doesn’t use his very troubled son as a bagman to fund his family’s lifestyle. And I am a Democrat. —- Carly A., Manhattan Beach
19. ** The food is fine, but the service sucks at Shake Shack in El Segundo. —- Hans C., El Segundo
20. ** Another good dinner at Tin Roof in the Manhattan Village. —- Lucas R., Manhattan Beach
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