MB Weekly 09/22/2022



“Once A Week, But Never Weakly”

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Two new police officers in Manhattan Beach. Feel free to share your photographs with thousands of your Manhattan Beach and surrounding community neighbors.

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Q: Was there one incident that made you decide that this was the right time to run?
A: I do not feel the educated, compassionate, inclusive, and friendly people of Manhattan Beach are being represented in a fashion that promotes the true social values we all have been a part of for as long as I have lived in the City. There are numerous instances that have contradicted these values and I will not highlight just one thereby making it paramount.

Q: Do you think of yourself as a “proud progressive”?
A: Partisan politics is dividing us like never before. I don’t know if I even believe in a two-party system anymore.

Q: Are you in favor of defunding or re-imagining the police?
A: My perspective may be a bit biased since I have spent hundreds of hours volunteering with the Police Department patrolling our city. I do not believe in defunding the Police. With that said, let me offer that Police culture has changed over the years and I think it will continue to change for the better. I feel that our Department is very responsive to our community.

Q: Do you think Manhattan Beach is a systemically racist city?
A: When Senator Steven Bradford asked when Manhattan Beach is “going to come out from underneath its rock” at the deed transfer ceremony wherein there was no formal representation from our City it was alarming. Senator Bradford championed the deed transfer bill in the California legislature with absolutely no opposition from any other party or individual representative in the State. Having our County Supervisor validate his statement by standing next to him in agreement at the ceremony was also striking. Yes, I was there as was Councilperson Hildy Stern. No other Councilperson, or candidates attended. Manhattan Beach is not a racist city! However, you have to ask yourself what have we done to combat or contribute to that image? Currently, our image as a racist city is in question. Just ask anyone outside of the City. Yes, I am very upset about it.

Q: What is your favorite movie of all time?
A: A movie starring Paul Newman called “Blaze” that I have a copy of but no longer have a VHS player to watch it.

Q: If elected, would you use pronouns?
A: No only because no matter how many times I ask it just doesn’t work for my speech pattern.


Manhattan Village Adds Tenants:

Seven new tenants, including West Elm, Alo Yoga, and Saint & Second, will open at Manhattan Village in Manhattan Beach. These tenants will open in 2022 and 2023, joining Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. This retail and dining expansion follows a $250 million JLL-managed redevelopment project.


“As the founder of Vacation Property Partners, I encourage careful thought, analysis, and prudence before taking that big step to buy a vacation home,” states Ed Kushins, vacation property visionary and South Bay entrepreneur. “Here are some things you can consider to mitigate some of the possible mistakes noted in the Yahoo Finance article.” Making an Emotional Investment. Kushins continues, “I couldn’t agree more that vacation home buyers need to fully understand all the financial aspects related to buying their vacation home. That’s why we created a unique, easy-to-use ‘Vacation Home Expense’ Calculator” that’s free on our site.

By Darby Winston

“I am a single woman, 45 years old, living in Playa del Rey with my dog, who has loved visiting Manhattan Beach over the last 12 years. Five to 10 years ago, when I visited the downtown area of Manhattan Beach, I had vivid memories of seeing police everywhere. Some on horseback, some on bikes, talking to people, present, friendly, and most importantly, several, not one. In the last few years, since the beginning of COVID, I have seen a radical change with no police officers ever present downtown. I have probably been to the downtown area of Manhattan Beach 100 times in the last three years. I cannot count one police officer that I’ve seen. I’ve been quite surprised to read the new Police Chief’s ‘happy talk’ about how policing downtown has been increased because I’m yet to see one over many, many, many visits.”

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Beyond Meat South Bay COO Arrested, Accused Of Biting Man’s Nose:

The Chief Operating Officer of the El Segundo-based vegan meat company Beyond Meat was arrested on suspicion of battery stemming from accusations that he bit a man’s nose after a college football game in Arkansas on Saturday. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Douglas Ramsey, 53, was arrested on suspicion of making a terrorist threat and third-degree battery in connection with an incident that happened in a parking garage near Razorback Stadium in Arkansas. Witnesses reported to the police that Ramsey allegedly punched through the back windshield of another man’s Subaru and then punched and “bit the owner’s nose, ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose,” according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

Meet The Super-Stars:

Twelve Mira Costa High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among just 16,000 academically talented seniors in the country who will compete for nearly $28 million in National Merit scholarships in the spring. Here are the students: Benjamin Blum, Andrew Cherry, Karyn Fu, Kyle Fukumoto, Tucker Gauss, Ethan Harrison, Alexander Holcomb, Heather Jensen, Cindy Lin, Dashiell Rumble, Kiran Shah and Jacob Tan.

The Faces of Manhattan Beach
Meet Edgar


Do you feel as safe in Manhattan Beach as you did a year ago?
Have you ever pulled off an elaborate prank?
Can you wiggle your eyebrows?
Have you ever participated in a food-eating contest?
Do you smoke cigars?
Do you see police patrolling the downtown area?

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The Skechers Design Center at 2901 Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach will be finished next summer, while the Executive Office Building at 3001 Pacific Coast Highway will be finished the following summer, in 2024.



Manhattan Beach Realtor Mike Michalski.


Two char-grilled patties of pasture raised “never-ever” beef topped with hand sliced American cheese and onion, layered with vine-ripened tomato, pickles and housemade thousand island on a toasted potato bun. Served with fries.



Manhattan Beach City Councilman Joe Franklin.


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Bardy had a kind spirit, a trailblazing personality, and a fierce belief in family, friendship, the USA, and God. She started the 50-year International Food Festival at St. Ambrose Church (WeHo). She continued entertaining and volunteering at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach, including devotion to Divine Mercy. Packy, Kate, Annie, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren honor her legacy.


Volleyball in Manhattan Beach.


“Michael, your father and I are worried you are awfully young to be singing the blues in Manhattan Beach during the summer.”

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1. ** This past Fourth of July, the Hermosa Beach police set up a sting operation on the Hermosa Beach Strand. Their targets were riders of electric bicycles using pedal assist to exceed The Strand’s eight mile per hour speed limit. Slow down! —- Gabi C., Manhattan Beach

2. ** Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesn’t make a corporation a terrorist. —- Clay T., Manhattan Beach

3. ** Last Friday, a mountain bike-riding 17-year-old was struck by a car on Clark Lane and rushed to Harbor General Hospital with numerous brain injuries. In the intensive care unit, he was intubated. A witness account provided to police states that the boy riding a 27-speed Specialized cycle through a stop sign at Harkness Lane at 10 a.m. on August 12. Be Careful! —- Yolanda F., Manhattan Beach

4. ** Dear Jennifer: Will you marry me? —- Clarke L., Manhattan Beach

5. ** It has to feel at least a little disappointing to be #11 on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. —- Michael M., Manhattan Beach

6. ** Why do Pancakes have absolutely no standard size. —- Tina M., Manhattan Beach

7. ** A lot of people risk their careers for a little extra sleep in the morning. —- Trevor G., Manhattan Beach

8. ** Starbucks now feels to me like a losing sport team. —- Anne H., Manhattan Beach

9. ** Did you know that MB Weekly is currently read by thousands of your neighbors in Manhattan Beach and surrounding South Bay communities?

10. ** If you don’t want Manhattan Beach to look like San Francisco, Santa Monica or Venice in the next few years, re-elect Suzanne Hadley. —- Garth B., Manhattan Beach

11. ** My pronouns are “Lemon” and “Spaceship” —- Bella M., Manhattan Beach

12. ** I am thrilled that CNN fired Brian Stelter who was at best vapid, and unbearably smug. —- Oliva H., Manhattan Beach

13. ** Remember, when you vote, inflation is a silent tax. —- Dennis P., Manhattan Beach

14. ** No police foot patrol! Friday, August 19th. One of the busiest weekends of the year in downtown Manhattan Beach. —- Dave M., Manhattan Beach

15. ** My 8-year-old granddaughter had set up a stand on her street corner to have an ‘art sale’ from her drawings and painted rocks. She made $50! The next day I was telling her mama about the latest on selling our little rental home, inspections on the plumbing, mold, roof, etc. This sweet 8-year-old leaned into her mama and whispered that she wanted to give grandma $5 to help with the house repairs. —- Sharon L., Manhattan Beach

16. ** Thank God, Hildy “Woke” Stern isn’t running for City Council again. Now we have to make sure Amy “Woke” Howorth doesn’t serve again! —- John A., Manhattan Beach

17. ** At approx. 6:20 p.m. on Thurs., August 18, 2022, I witnessed the theft of U.S. mail from a group bank of mailboxes at Pacific Garden Terrace Homeowners Association in west Redondo Beach (Aviation Blvd & Goodman Ave.) Approximately 14 homeowners’ mailboxes were affected. —- Mark Olsen, Hermosa Beach

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