Monday, July 27, 2015

International Surf Festival July 30 - August 2

The International Surf Festival begins this week: July 30 - August 2, 2015. The first event is the "Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament" - 9:00 am at the Manhattan Beach Pier.  In this popular event, the 6-Man / 6-Woman teams wear fun, themed outfits, but are serious about the competition.

The Victoria Australia vs California Wieland Shield lifeguard competition continues for several days.

There are races between the Hermosa and Manhattan Beach piers. In addition to the physically challenging Festival events, there is also a sandcastle competition on Sunday.

Visit the official website for a schedule and information about all the events,


Saturday, June 6, 2015

54th Annual Manhattan Beach Grand Prix - June 7

This Sunday, June 7th, Manhattan Beach will host the 54th 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 prize money is $28,500. Events begin at 7:00 AM.



Thursday, April 30, 2015

New Library Grand Opening

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Looking for a Tree Section Bargain?

This home at 2701 Oak Ave. will be auctioned on Sunday, April 19th at 4:45 PM. According to the MLS listing, there is no initial asking price or minimum bid. This is a probate sale that will require court confirmation and includes the possibility of an overbid in court.

The existing 2-bedroom, 1-bath home is irrelevant, but you can preview it at the open house on Sunday, April 12 3:30-5:30 pm or on auction day from 3:45-4:45 pm. This is a lot sale, and the market price for Tree Section lots is over $1 million and closer to $1.5M. So expect this property to be bid up considerably higher than the nominal listing price of $799,000.

For more information see Auction #16 at

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Save the Date for These Spring Events in Manhattan Beach

Earth Day Activities at Polliwog Park

Saturday April 25, 2015 - 11am - 4pm

10th Annual Solar Homes Tour

May 9 2015

Feelgood Festival

May 9 2015

For more information about these events, click on the links above.


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"