MB Weekly 07/14/2022


A sample poll of the 20,000 MB weekly readers displayed an overwhelming citizen desire for “more police, greater presence and a less relaxed approach” in response to the brazen smash and grab robbery at the Pasha jewelry store in the downtown area recently. Many downtown business owners reported “no police presence in the downtown area” close to where the jewelry store was hit in broad daylight on a busy Friday evening. Many other respondents expressed dissatisfaction that the Manhattan Beach Police Department has been understaffed for some time. Also coming in for solid criticism was the controversial progressive District Attorney, who one downtown business owner called a “criminal’s best friend!”


David Slay, Jr. and chef dad David Slay with the evening’s produce, picked from their garden. David Slay was last year’s winner of the “Best of Los Angeles Award – 2021” as Best Chef in the South Bay. SLAY

By Phillip Cook

Financial Planner

“There is no question in my mind the MB police should be seen in the downtown area, especially during the summer months. The ‘soft on crime’ mentality of some (George Gascon) will simply get you more crime. The ‘anything goes cause we’re at the beach’ mind set will be held in check in the presence of uniformed police officers. During my visits to the downtown area (2-4 times per week), I almost never see the presence of the MBPD. Let’s make sure the relative safety of MB isn’t lost.”


Popular former Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce President Kelly Stroman.

By Ned J. Momary

“I am writing regarding the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation and its total disregard for the money entrusted to them. Before the vote was taken on June 7th, MBEF authorized $49,999 to be transferred to the campaign to pass a YES vote on measure A—the parcel tax. The money raised for the Education Foundation was to be used for education, not a contribution to a political organization. I think this is an outrageous breach of fiduciary duty to the purpose of MBEF. I strongly feel the MBEF Board or people responsible for this charade should be fired and I further believe the money should be paid back by the offending parties.”

The Faces of Manhattan Beach
Meet Melinda M.

Manhattan Beach

The Yes or No Interview

Would you betray a friend for a million dollars?
Would you sacrifice a loved one to save a dozen strangers?
If given the opportunity, would you live your entire life over?
Do you believe in an afterlife?
If you could know what other people really thought of you, would you want to know?

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Once A Week, But Never Weakly

Summer in Manhattan Beach is here, finally, with all its sun-dappled splendor and glorious clichés.

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By Jim Muth

Retired MBFD

“Our fire department staffing is aligned with other fire departments within our area, yet the City continues to not hire staff in a timely manner, which creates additional hours, shifts, and overtime our firefighters are responsible to work. The MBFD has been mismanaged for over five years. Please support your Manhattan Beach Firefighters. Let’s continue to strive to make this fire department a sustainable and desirable place to work.”

Best Hot Dog in Manhattan Beach:
Shellback Tavern & Hot Dogs

A recent sample reader poll of the 20,000 weekly readers of MB Weekly has chosen Shellback Tavern as having the best hot dog in Manhattan Beach. Convivial watering hole with pier views, lots of TVs & pub grub such as fish tacos & burgers and yes, hot dogs.

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The Faces of Manhattan Beach
Meet Scott Weller

Franchise Owner of Ace Handyman South Bay

When our son Max left for college and we became empty nesters, we felt we should be part of the change. So, after 33+ years in corporate America, we decided to start a small business and I decided to get more involved in the local South Bay community. (My wife Kim has been heavily involved in the community for many years.) After an extensive search I found a brand that I believe in and am incredibly proud to represent. We launched Ace Handyman Service South Bay on January 3, 2022. I knew I need a strategic partner that knows the construction business and can fix anything. I am thrilled to partner with Jan Van Soest. Jan was born and raised in Manhattan Beach and has worked in the trades for over 10 years.



The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix is returning after a two-year break brought on by COVID, marking nearly 60 years of top-level cycling competition. Bikers are getting ready for the event, which will take place on Sunday, July 24.


Where is your favorite place to go grocery shopping in Manhattan Beach?

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Police In Manhattan Beach Say They Are Making ‘Every Effort’ To Reduce Crime:

Last week, Pasha Fine Jewelry in Manhattan Beach’s downtown remained boarded up with cops standing outside after a violent heist. The Manhattan Beach Police told locals and City Council members that they were taking all necessary precautions to ward against further attacks. Acting Manhattan Beach Police Chief Derrick Abell told the City Council that the Pasha robbery was “traumatic” for locals, local businesses, and the police as well.

The Faces of Manhattan Beach
Meet Zelda

Zelda just moved to Manhattan Beach


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It’s a hot chick summer at Urban Plates. Manhattan Beach 2650 N. Sepulveda Blvd 90266. Phone: 424-350-0393.



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“Summer traffic in Manhattan Beach?”


1. ** The City of Manhattan Beach has failed in its principal responsibility of keeping its residents safe, preferring to spend its limited time on Peace Poles, Diversity Banners, etc. —- Dr. Arlene H., Manhattan Beach

2. ** Homeless. Took the dog out about 9:30 last night, and some homeless guy was sleeping on our couch on our front deck. Rousted him, and he went across the street and cozied in on our neighbor’s couch. I called MBPD, and he saw me on the phone and took off up the street. Really creepy. Beware. Lock your doors. I even think I saw him walking up our street this afternoon. Do not let your guard down. —- Mike Adams, Manhattan Beach

3. ** How can we make the Measure A sponsors pay back the $50,000 to the MBEF? —- Adele B., Manhattan Beach

4. ** Mira Costa HS held a “Pride Palooza” event, kicked off with the following video: https://youtu.be/EaCl_9B2XCk —- Jerry E., Manhattan Beach

5. ** Information about running for public office in MB: Citizens who desire to serve our city in an elected position can contact the MB City Clerk’s office at mbvote@manhattanbeach.gov for more information. OR call (310) 802-5056 Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The nomination period is from July 18, 2022, to August 12, 2022.

6. ** No-one boos at the theater, no matter how awful the show. —- Horace C., Manhattan Beach

7. ** Most house dogs know more about humans than they do about other dogs. —- Tina M., Manhattan Beach

8. ** My daughter was on a flight with her 14-month-old daughter, who was overtired, refusing to nap, and crying. Another passenger, a young woman named Jill, offered to hold the baby for a bit. The baby settled down and fell asleep in Jill’s arms, and Jill held her until the plane was about to land. Anyone who has had an out-of-control baby on a plane can understand what a blessing this was. —- Kelly S., Manhattan Beach

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10. ** Small business is the epitome of the American Dream. It’s the reason why America became the richest nation in the world. After all, every successful big business started out as a small one. —- David L., Manhattan Beach

11. ** If anyone actually asked my next-door neighbor about her vacation, she would make up some grand lie about a boring staycation that involved binge-watching Downton Abbey and eating ice cream straight from the carton. —- Daisy V., Manhattan Beach

12. ** Those who were not born into freedom are alive to what makes this country exceptional. —- Jordan Y., Manhattan Beach

13. ** Please forgive me, but I have a terrible case of Trump fatigue, and frankly, if I never see or hear his name again, it’ll be far too soon! —- Patty S., Manhattan Beach

14. ** The insecure are the easiest for the woke lords to manipulate. —- David A., Manhattan Beach

15. ** Kevin Ford was recently recognized at work with candy after not missing a day for 27 years. His daughter thought he deserved more and with the internet’s help, she’s raised $340k+. —- Ali R., Manhattan Beach

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