Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FIreworks in MB this Sunday!

Manhattan Beach's Annual Fireworks Display is this Sunday, December 14, 2014. Grab your beach chairs and stake out your territory early on Manhattan Beach Blvd. Streets close at 2:00 pm and festivities start at 4:00 pm with a Snow Park and Santa Float. Come hear holiday music from Hyperion Outfall, followed by the Mira Costa High School Jazz Ensemble, and Joe's Band.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

What's the Next Big Thing in Kitchen Counters?

Granite counter tops have been the aspirational choice for so long they have become commonplace. Discerning designers are leaning toward different materials now to create distinctive kitchens counters.

Read the whole article "Goodbye, Granite: The 6 Hottest Countertop Finishes"

Friday, September 5, 2014

Design Idea From The WV MLS

Here is a creative use for old spoons. Someone made an effort to achieve this look. Do you like it?

Friday, August 22, 2014

"Manhattan Beach Adjacent" Open House

I've strayed a bit from Manhattan Beach to plug my new listing at 2413 Burritt Ave. in the TRW Tract of North Redondo Beach. (It is right next door after all.) This classic 40s bungalow (3br/1ba, 1003sf) has been thoroughly renovated in a craftsman-style and is move-in ready. For more information go to


Monday, August 18, 2014

Manhattan Beach Smoking Ban - Enforcement Starts Today

During the last month, Manhattan Beach rolled out the "Breathe Free M.B." campaign to create awareness of the new law banning smoking in public places. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is allowed only on private residential property, in designated hotel rooms and inside moving vehicles.

It was already illegal in Manhattan Beach to smoke on the beach, The Strand, Veterans Parkway as well as in parks, bars and restaurants. Under state law, smoking is also prohibited in any outdoor area within 20 feet of a main exit or entrance of a public building.

The new ordinance aims to reduce secondhand smoke and cigarette litter. The city noted that 30 percent of the litter collected on the city’s beaches is cigarette butts. There is also concern that discarded cigarette butts will wash directly into the ocean through the City's storm drains.

The law is designed to be self-enforcing, but a complaint call to the City’s code enforcement officer or police department can result in the smoker’s citation and a fine.

For additional information, read The Beach Reporter article.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sunset Magazine Idea House In Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach was selected by Sunset Magazine for the 2014 Idea House. The home was designed by local architect, Louis Tomaro, constructed by Mike Davis Custom Homes and landscaped by Masterpeace Gardens.
KTLA5 reported on this unique home on July 24th. There are no photos of the interior, but you can see videos showing the interior and exterior and read more about the home on the KTLA5 website.
You can tour this newly-built home at 111 S. Meadows Avenue in Mira Costa Section of Manhattan Beach, from August 1 to September 7, 2014. Tickets are available online for about $20 for the Idea Home Tour and $64.29 for the Modern Home Tour (on August 16, 2014) through Eventbrite.
Or you can enter a drawing by local Realtors Caskey & Caskey to win one of four pairs of tour tickets for this home, with a grand prize of one pair of tickets for the Modern Homes tour.
Read about this Idea House in the November issue of Sunset, or see the work in progress.
Enter the Sunset Idea House Sweepstakes for a chance to win $2,500.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

53rd Annual Manhattan Beach Grand Prix - July 6

This Sunday, July 6thManhattan Beach will host the 53rd Annual Manhattan Beach Grand Prix. This is a USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) event with international participants. But, it is also a community event with races for kids and a vintage bicycle show.  There are races for all levels of USAC racers as well as community racers. It is quite exciting to watch and it is easy to find a good viewing spot along the raceway.

Sponsors and vendors set up tents along Veterans Parkway near the start/finish line at Live Oak Park and provide free samples of nutritionals.  There is also a food court. The total men's purse is $15,000. Events begin at 7:00 AM.