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Home of the Day: Manhattan Beach manse with French villa vibe

Curvaceous twin staircases, a glittering chandelier and vaulted ceilings create a dramatic formal entry within this French Riviera-meets-California-style home. Natural light and generosity of scale are utilized to their fullest advantage to establish an elegantly casual environment enhanced with...

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  • 10 great places to wine and dine in Manhattan Beach

    10 great places to wine and dine in Manhattan Beach

    Before chef David LeFevre opened Manhattan Beach Post in 2011, non-Manhattan Beach residents might have ventured to the area to surf, play beach volleyball or buy a home after signing a multimillion-dollar sports contract. You just didn't drive to that part of town for a single meal. But a steady...

  • Culinary SOS: Cute little Key lime pies from Fishing With Dynamite

    Culinary SOS: Cute little Key lime pies from Fishing With Dynamite

    Jen Mai isn't normally a fan of Key lime pie, but that changed after one bite of the cute mini-version served at Fishing With Dynamite in Manhattan Beach. We agree. And while it may not be a Key lime pie in the most traditional sense — there are passionate arguments about whether the pie should...

  • Chef David LeFevre's steakhouse opens next month in Manhattan Beach

    Chef David LeFevre's steakhouse opens next month in Manhattan Beach

    Within a short couple of blocks in downtown Manhattan Beach, chef David LeFevre has done contemporary cooking at MB Post, seafood at Fishing With Dynamite —  and now he’s getting ready to open a steakhouse at the Arthur J.  The restaurant, his third with partners Mike, Chris and Tom Simms, should...

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  • Carolina Panthers all-pro Ryan Kalil finds a spot in Manhattan Beach
    Carolina Panthers all-pro Ryan Kalil finds a spot in Manhattan Beach

    Four-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil of the Carolina Panthers has made a play away from the field, buying a house in Manhattan Beach for $3.3 million.

    Found in the city’s Gaslight District, an area known for its streets lined with original gas-burning lamps, the property centers on a 1950s ranch-style...

  • Maria Sharapova sells Manhattan Beach home off-market for $5.25 million
    Maria Sharapova sells Manhattan Beach home off-market for $5.25 million

    Professional tennis player Maria Sharapova, currently the third-ranked women’s player in the world, has sold her home in Manhattan Beach in an off-market deal for $5.25 million.

    Sharapova, who owns other property in the area, bought the house in 2005 for $3.735 million, public records show.

    Stunning...

  • Datebook: Weimar-era art, photos after the bomb, a show about Irvine's radicals
    Datebook: Weimar-era art, photos after the bomb, a show about Irvine's radicals

    Art from one of Germany’s most turbulent periods. A show about Irvine’s art radicals. And photographs of objects forever damaged by the bombing of Hiroshima. Plus: a biennial of contemporary art from the Americas, early collages by a Nigerian-born artist and the Brewery Art Walk. Here’s what we’ve...

  • L.A. beaches remain closed after needles, tampons wash ashore
    L.A. beaches remain closed after needles, tampons wash ashore

    Two Los Angeles-area beaches remained closed Friday, days after more than 200 pounds of waste, including hypodermic needles and tampon applicators, were collected along the shore.

    Waste was found at Dockweiler and El Segundo beaches between 45th Street in El Segundo and Ballona Creek, according...

  • Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball gives Mira Costa all it can handle

    Volleyball: Tologs take high-ranked Mustangs to limit in five-game defeat.

  • More than 1,200 homes in L.A. County without power after record-breaking heat
    More than 1,200 homes in L.A. County without power after record-breaking heat

    More than 1,200 homes throughout Los Angeles County remained without power Monday as record-breaking heat caused widespread outages and system failures, authorities said.

    Of the total, 600 were without power because of extreme heat, and another 600 in Manhattan Beach lost electricity because of...

  • Comic actor Bill Engvall catches a buyer for his blue-colored house in Manhattan Beach
    Comic actor Bill Engvall catches a buyer for his blue-colored house in Manhattan Beach

    Comedian and actor Bill Engvall, the one-time Blue Collar Comedy troupe member, sold a house in Manhattan Beach for $5.2 million.

    The Cape Cod-inspired house, which happens to have a blue exterior, was custom-built in 2005 and features an open floor plan, a theater and game room with a built-in...

  • Former L.A. King Jack Johnson sells one home, loses another to foreclosure
    Former L.A. King Jack Johnson sells one home, loses another to foreclosure

    Former L.A Kings defenseman Jack Johnson, who revealed last year that he had filed for bankruptcy as a result of his parents’ wild spending, has divested himself of one Manhattan Beach home and lost another to foreclosure.

    Johnson, now a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets, sold a remodeled townhouse...

  • Actress Cate Blanchett lists mansion in the land down under
    Actress Cate Blanchett lists mansion in the land down under

    Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett and her husband, playwright and director Andrew Upton, have put their historic home in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia, on the market for about $14.75 million.

    Built in 1877, the sandstone-faced home known as Bulwarra overlooks the Lane Cove River on about...

  • Sports In Brief

    Volleyball tryout sessions slated

    Ohana Athletic Club will hold four volleyball tryout sessions starting Thursday. at Los Caballeros Racquet and Sports Club in Fountain Valley (17272 Newhope St.).

    There is a tryout fee of $20 and tryout sessions and times are as follows: Thursday (Divisions 15-under...

  • 'Californication' creator Tom Kapinos puts South Bay digs up for sale
    'Californication' creator Tom Kapinos puts South Bay digs up for sale

    Television producer and screenwriter Tom Kapinos of “Californication” fame has put his home in Manhattan Beach on the market for $4.75 million.

    Designed by architect Pat Killen, the three-story contemporary on a walk street was built in 2001 and sold to Kapinos the following year for $2.16 million,...

  • 'Californication' creator Tom Kapinos puts South Bay digs up for sale
    'Californication' creator Tom Kapinos puts South Bay digs up for sale

    "Californication" creator Tom Kapinos has put his home in Manhattan Beach on the market for $4.75 million.

  • Top sales: Jason Statham deems his Hollywood Hills address expendable
    Top sales: Jason Statham deems his Hollywood Hills address expendable

    The homes of an action film star, a movie producer and a celebrity hostess were among the most expensive residential real estate transactions in the greater Los Angeles area this past week.

    $11.2 million — Pacific Palisades

    A Traditional-style home in the 900 block of Corsica Drive changed hands...

  • Singer Chris Brown can't catch a break at his new home in Tarzana
    Singer Chris Brown can't catch a break at his new home in Tarzana

    Perhaps singer Chris Brown should consider getting out of real estate altogether and opt for hotel living.

    He bought a gated contemporary in June for $4.35 million, public records reveal, and in July multiple media sites reported a break-in — despite the property's 16 security cameras and alarm...

  • Top sales: Custom-built home in Manhattan Beach goes for $9.475 million
    Top sales: Custom-built home in Manhattan Beach goes for $9.475 million

    Newly built homes in Manhattan Beach and Arcadia as well as a Case Study House in Pacific Palisades were among the priciest residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area this past week.

    $9.475 million -- Manhattan Beach

    A custom-built home in the 200 block of 20th Street in Manhattan...

  • Walk street contemporary in Manhattan Beach sells for $9.475 million
    Walk street contemporary in Manhattan Beach sells for $9.475 million

    A custom-built home on a walk street in Manhattan Beach sold for $9.475 million, the second-largest sum paid for a single-family home in the community this year.

  • Navigating the wine list at Love & Salt
    Navigating the wine list at Love & Salt

    To talk about the wine list at Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach, you have to know that the same space was Café Pierre for 37 years and that Guy Gabriele, the UCLA student who started that place way back in 1977 as a creperie, is also the owner of this popular new restaurant.

    That original creperie...

  • Inside Colin Cowherd's new $3.1-million home in Manhattan Beach
    Inside Colin Cowherd's new $3.1-million home in Manhattan Beach

    Radio and television personality Colin Cowherd has bought a home in Manhattan Beach's Tree Section for $3.095 million.

  • Barbie doll creator's onetime Malibu home among L.A.'s priciest sales
    Barbie doll creator's onetime Malibu home among L.A.'s priciest sales

    The homes of a former Lakers coach, a Hollywood talent manager and a late toy mogul were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $19.5 million -- Beverly Hills

    A newly built, 6,830-square-foot showplace in the Trousdale area of Beverly Hills sold for...

  • Beach camps offer escape for sick kids
    Beach camps offer escape for sick kids

    For some kids, a day at the beach is a simple day of fun in the sun. For others, it can be such a rare treat that it calls for getting the wetsuit on as soon as possible, even if you have to eat breakfast in it and sweat through the hot morning.

    These are the children Tom Swanecamp of Miracles...

  • Navigating the wine list at the Arthur J
    Navigating the wine list at the Arthur J

    The Arthur J is the new steakhouse from Manhattan Beach powerhouse chef David LeFevre, who also owns M.B. Post and Fishing with Dynamite. And with the wine list at the Arthur J, LeFevre, operating partner/wine director Jerry Garbus and sommelier Ryan O’Connor have gone all out.

    Focus of the list:...

  • Martial arts film star's Marina del Rey trophy home hits the market
    Martial arts film star's Marina del Rey trophy home hits the market

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, of martial arts film fame, has listed his Marina del Rey home for sale at $9.999 million.

    The custom home sits on a canal with cityscape and ocean views. The more than 7,500 square feet of living space on three stories contains a home theater, a gym, a wine cellar and an...

  • Refugio State Beach to reopen two months after oil spill
    Refugio State Beach to reopen two months after oil spill

    Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County will reopen to the public next week, two months after a pipeline ruptured and fouled the coast with thousands of gallons of thick black crude.

    Response officials toured the beach Thursday and cleared it to reopen July 17 at noon.

    "We have made great progress...

  • Mike D'Antoni exits Manhattan Beach with a $9.5-million home sale
    Mike D'Antoni exits Manhattan Beach with a $9.5-million home sale

    Mike D’Antoni is leaving Los Angeles on a high note, as far as real estate goes.

    The former Lakers head coach and his wife, Laurel, on Tuesday sold their home in Manhattan Beach for $9.5 million -- nearly 40% more than what they paid for the property in 2013.

    The three-story contemporary on a corner...

  • At $28.9 million, Manhattan Beach listing expected to set price record
    At $28.9 million, Manhattan Beach listing expected to set price record

    A Manhattan Beach home listed for $28.9 million is expected to set a price record for the community and would be among the priciest home sales historically across L.A.’s South Bay.

    The Craftsman-style home in the 1000 block of the Strand features an oversized corner lot with south-facing views...

  • South Bay beaches reopen after tar balls forced closure
    South Bay beaches reopen after tar balls forced closure

    Officials reopened South Bay beaches Friday evening after crews spent two days clearing the sand of tar balls that washed on shore, U.S. Coast Guard and Los Angeles County Department of Health officials said. 

    The closure, which affected nearly all South Bay beaches, from El Segundo to the Torrance-Redondo...

  • Tar balls in South Bay: Beaches closed until further notice
    Tar balls in South Bay: Beaches closed until further notice

    South Bay beaches spotted with tar balls will remain closed until further notice due to ongoing efforts to clean the coastline and reduce the risk to public safety.

    Crews are still working to remove small pieces of tar, mostly found in the Redondo Beach Jetty, King Harbor Jetty and Hermosa Beach,...

  • Matt Leinart exits Manhattan Beach with home sale
    Matt Leinart exits Manhattan Beach with home sale

    Former USC quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart has completed the handoff of his Manhattan Beach digs, selling the three-story home for $2.077 million.

    The 2,135-square-foot house, with an open-area floor plan and a pair of wraparound decks, returned to the market in April for about...

  • Matt Leinart exits Manhattan Beach with home sale
    Matt Leinart exits Manhattan Beach with home sale

    Former USC Trojans and NFL quarterback Matt Leinart has sold his home in Manhattan Beach for $2.077 million.

  • Former L.A. King selling Manhattan Beach home built for a Laker
    Former L.A. King selling Manhattan Beach home built for a Laker

    Former Los Angeles Kings left wing Alexander Frolov has put his home in Manhattan Beach on the market for $2.995 million.

    The Mediterranean-style residence, on a corner lot near Mira Costa High School, was built for former Los Angeles Lakers forward Slava Medvedenko, who sold the property in 2005...

  • Former L.A. King selling Manhattan Beach home built for a Laker
    Former L.A. King selling Manhattan Beach home built for a Laker

    A Manhattan Beach home built for former L.A. Laker Slava Medvedenko and currently owned by former L.A. King Alexander Frolov has been listed for sale at $2.995 million.

  • Blue-collar comic Bill Engvall lists home in white-collar Manhattan Beach
    Blue-collar comic Bill Engvall lists home in white-collar Manhattan Beach

    Comedian and actor Bill Engvall has listed his Cape Cod-inspired house in Manhattan Beach for sale at $5.498 million.

    The onetime Blue Collar Comedy troupe member bought the property in the wealthy white-collar beach community in 2006 for $3,712,500.

    Custom-built in 2005, the blue two-story house...

  • Hope Solo's NFL husband surrenders for 30-day jail sentence in DUI case
    Hope Solo's NFL husband surrenders for 30-day jail sentence in DUI case

    Former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, husband of soccer star Hope Solo, was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail and four years’ probation for driving a U.S. soccer van while drunk.

    Stevens, 35, surrendered to court officials after he was sentenced for the Jan. 19 drunk driving incident in Manhattan...

  • Where to get a 99-cent burger for National Burger Month, and every Tuesday
    Where to get a 99-cent burger for National Burger Month, and every Tuesday

    May is National Burger Month, otherwise known as a time to get your hands on a 99-cent burger. And no, we're not talking about fast food. 

    Cassell's Hamburgers in Koreatown plans on selling its classic burgers for 99 cents. You know, the ones Christian Page makes with Colorado-raised chuck and...

  • Glendale High girls' lacrosse falls short in championship-game bid

    Lacrosse: Visiting Mira Costa scores final five goals in come-from-behind 9-8 victory.

  • Matt Leinart reloads in Manhattan Beach
    Matt Leinart reloads in Manhattan Beach

    Matt Leinart is on the move in the South Bay.

    The former USC quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner has put his home in Manhattan Beach back on the market for about $2.4 million, up from $2.059 million last year.

    The 2,135-square-foot home, built in 1971 and recently updated, has an open-area floor...

  • Matt Leinart reloads in Manhattan Beach
    Matt Leinart reloads in Manhattan Beach

    Former USC Trojans quarterback Matt Leinart has put his home in Manhattan Beach on the market at about $2.4 million, up from $2.059 million last year.

  • Jason Statham acts fast to secure Beverly Hills showplace
    Jason Statham acts fast to secure Beverly Hills showplace

    Leading man Jason Statham has bought the family home of fashion designer Jenni Kayne and her husband, real estate agent Richard Ehrlich, for $12.995 million. The Beverly Hills house was on the market for only five days before the action star clinched the deal.

    The 1980s two-story was dated and...

  • Zooey Deschanel buys in Manhattan Beach
    Zooey Deschanel buys in Manhattan Beach

    Zooey Deschanel has starred on the television series “New Girl” for the last four years. Now she gets to be one in Manhattan Beach. The actress bought a home for $4.569 million in the tightknit community popular with sports stars and celebrities but where it’s tough to keep a secret.

    The neighborhood...

  • Hot Property: Zooey Deschanel
    Hot Property: Zooey Deschanel

    The "New Girl" actress paid $4.569 million for a six-bedroom home in Manhattan Beach.

  • Rick James' onetime home among top real estate sales in L.A.
    Rick James' onetime home among top real estate sales in L.A.

    A Hollywood Hills home with a long line of celebrity owners, a Hagy Belzberg-designed contemporary and an off-market move in Malibu were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $13.75 million, Beverly Hills

    The modern tennis court estate on nearly...

  • Woman sexually assaulted at Manhattan Beach
    Woman sexually assaulted at Manhattan Beach

    Manhattan Beach police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman on the beach early Sunday while forcing her male companion to lie face down in the sand.

    The attack occurred on the beach about 12:15 a.m. Sunday, police said.

    The two victims, both in their 40s, were sitting on the sand...

  • California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios
    California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios

    Emergency officials will soon be able to make improved tsunami evacuation orders as California writes detailed scenario plans, state authorities said Friday.

    State officials realized a flaw in existing tsunami evacuation plans during the 2011 Japanese tsunami: Local officials couldn’t order a limited...

  • Three spring wine events: Paso Zins, STARS of Napa Valley, SLO Wine
    Three spring wine events: Paso Zins, STARS of Napa Valley, SLO Wine

    The weather may seem like summer, but, really, it’s still spring. Vines are breaking bud and wine events are busting out too. Here are a few coming up in the next weeks.

    In Paso Robles this weekend, March 20 to 22, is Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend. Local vintners are into the grape in a big way...

  • Ex-Seattle Seahawk charged in DUI with wife Hope Solo in van
    Ex-Seattle Seahawk charged in DUI with wife Hope Solo in van

    Jerramy Stevens -- a former Seattle Seahawks player and husband of soccer phenom Hope Solo -- was charged Monday with driving under the influence.

    Stevens, 35, faces two misdemeanor counts: driving with a .08% blood-alcohol content and driving under the influence within 10 years of a prior DUI...

  • Home of the Day: Ranch-style throwback in Manhattan Beach
    Home of the Day: Ranch-style throwback in Manhattan Beach

    A butterfly roof lined with clerestory windows tops this Midcentury-inspired ranch home in Manhattan Beach’s Tree Section. Clean lines and floor-to-ceiling glass highlight the bright, open-space floor plan. Adding to the indoor-outdoor vibe, a bi-folding glass door connects the main living area...

  • Home of the Day: Ranch-style throwback in Manhattan Beach
    Home of the Day: Ranch-style throwback in Manhattan Beach

    The Midcentury-inspired ranch home features a butterfly roof, an outdoor shower and an installed solar system.

  • Rep. Janice Hahn announces run for L.A. County Board of Supervisors
    Rep. Janice Hahn announces run for L.A. County Board of Supervisors

    Rep. Janice Hahn said Tuesday that she will forgo a congressional reelection campaign next year and instead run for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, where her populist father, the late Kenneth Hahn, served for four decades.

    Hahn's announcement ended weeks of speculation...

  • Joy at Manhattan Beach
    Joy at Manhattan Beach

    Ryan Oliver photographed a beachgoer performing a cartwheel on Manhattan Beach on Dec. 26. He took the photo from the Manhattan Beach Pier in the late afternoon with a Panasonic DMC-LX100.

    Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California and California submitted by readers. Share your photos...

  • Manhattan Beach family believes suspicious fire was a hate crime
    Manhattan Beach family believes suspicious fire was a hate crime

    A black Manhattan Beach family is asking police to investigate a suspected arson attack on their home as a hate crime.

    In the middle of the night Wednesday, someone placed a gasoline-soaked rubber tire at the front door of the Clinton family's three-story home and set it on fire. The subsequent...

  • Hate crime? Black family in Manhattan Beach target of alleged arson
    Hate crime? Black family in Manhattan Beach target of alleged arson

    Members of a black family in Manhattan Beach are calling for a hate crime investigation after they were allegedly targeted by an arsonist who set their home on fire.

    Manhattan Beach police refused to comment on the incident outside of saying the blaze was “suspicious” and referred comment to the...

  • Ex-Seattle Seahawk arrested for DUI with wife Hope Solo in car
    Ex-Seattle Seahawk arrested for DUI with wife Hope Solo in car

    Jerramy Stevens -- the former Seattle Seahawk and now husband of soccer star Hope Solo -- was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Manhattan Beach.

    Police said that Solo, the goalkeeper for the U.S. national soccer team, was in the car at the time.

    Stevens,...

  • Los Angeles County lifeguard dies during swimming exercise
    Los Angeles County lifeguard dies during swimming exercise

    A Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguard died during a swimming exercise Thursday morning, the first on-duty department death in recent memory.

    Brian K. Kutil, 42, began struggling during the lifeguards’ annual 500-meter swim recertification exercise at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan...

  • L.A. Kings' Anze Kopitar nets two homes in $10 million deal
    L.A. Kings' Anze Kopitar nets two homes in $10 million deal

    Anze Kopitar, star center and co-captain for the L.A. Kings, and his wife, Ines, have paid $10 million for two homes in the sand section of Manhattan Beach.

    On a street near the Strand that leads down to the beach, the two adjoining properties include a Cape Cod-inspired main residence, a two-bedroom...

  • Kings' Anze Kopitar nets two homes in $10 million deal
    Kings' Anze Kopitar nets two homes in $10 million deal

    Located near the Manhattan Beach Strand, the two adjoining properties include a Cape Cod-style residence, a two-bedroom bungalow and ocean-facing decks.

  • Kings' Marian Gaborik drops $5.55 million on Manhattan Beach pad
    Kings' Marian Gaborik drops $5.55 million on Manhattan Beach pad

    Los Angeles Kings left wing Marian Gaborik, who signed a seven-year contract extension worth $34 million to remain with the team in June, has purchased a modern home in Manhattan Beach for $5.55 million in an off-market deal.

    The Steve Lazar-designed home, built in 2008, sits among a crowd of beach...

  • Inside L.A. Kings left wing Marian Gaborik's Manhattan Beach home
    Inside L.A. Kings left wing Marian Gaborik's Manhattan Beach home

    The three-story design features wood paneling, telescoping glass doors and a massage room.

  • Ex-King Jack Johnson lists Manhattan Beach home for sale
    Ex-King Jack Johnson lists Manhattan Beach home for sale

    Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson, who recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while blaming his parents as the reason for his financial plight, has listed his home in Manhattan Beach for sale at $1.65 million.

    Located in the guard-gated community of Manhattan Village, the...

  • Ex-King Jack Johnson lists Manhattan Beach home for sale
    Ex-King Jack Johnson lists Manhattan Beach home for sale

    The former Kings player Jack Johnson put the 1,800-square-foot home on the market in November for $1.65 million. It sold in August for $1.3 million.

  • Mira Costa High reopens, cautiously, after Yik Yak threats
    Mira Costa High reopens, cautiously, after Yik Yak threats

    Students at Mira Costa High School were urged to leave their backpacks at home  Thursday as the campus reopened after a two-day closure spurred by threats posted on Yik Yak.

    The request was part of increased security measures by the Manhattan Beach Unified School District in response to threats...

  • Police question girl about school threats made on Yik Yak
    Police question girl about school threats made on Yik Yak

    Authorities said Wednesday that they have identified a female juvenile who is responsible for at least one of the threats against Mira Costa High School that were posted on the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak. 

    The girl, whose name was not released because of her age, is not a student in the Manhattan...

  • Manhattan Beach high school closes for 2nd day after Yik Yak threats
    Manhattan Beach high school closes for 2nd day after Yik Yak threats

    Mira Costa High School was closed for a second day Wednesday after threats against the school were posted on the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak. Police say they don't yet know who sent the messages.

    The messages were posted Monday, and Manhattan Beach Unified School District Supt. Michael Matthews...

  • Search continues for person behind Yik Yak posts that closed high school
    Search continues for person behind Yik Yak posts that closed high school

    Police have not yet identified the anonymous person who posted messages on Yik Yak that were deemed threatening and led to the closure of Mira Costa High School. But the investigation continued Tuesday afternoon with hopes of finding the sender soon, Officer Stephanie Martin said.

    Yik Yak, a popular...

  • Cavaliers' Lou Amundson to rent out Manhattan Beach home
    Cavaliers' Lou Amundson to rent out Manhattan Beach home

    NBA forward Lou Amundson, currently in camp with the Cleveland Cavaliers after signing with the team in September, has put his home in Manhattan Beach up for rent at $7,500 a month.

    Amundson purchased the home, found on a corner lot in the beach city’s Tree Section, in July for $1.805 million.

    ...

  • Cavaliers' Lou Amundson to rent out Manhattan Beach home
    Cavaliers' Lou Amundson to rent out Manhattan Beach home

    The basketball player's 1981 residence offers a taste of Midcentury style with exposed beams, lofted ceilings and rows of glass sliders.

  • Fog rolls in at the Manhattan Beach Pier
    Fog rolls in at the Manhattan Beach Pier

    Ryan Vaarsi photographed the Manhattan Beach Pier shrouded in fog on Oct. 5 during a Worldwide InstaMeet, an event for Instragram users.  

    "I had been there for a little over an hour when this wall of fog moved in seemingly out of nowhere," he said. "It swept across the pier and dissipated amazingly...

  • Chaya anniversary dinner, Mastro's Malibu brunch, Faith & Flower prix fixe lunch
    Chaya anniversary dinner, Mastro's Malibu brunch, Faith & Flower prix fixe lunch

    Chaya downtown is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a special $55 menu for two throughout the month of October. The three-course menu includes three courses to be shared, including Miyazaki Wagyu beef carpaccio, sake-steamed branzino and pumpkin tiramisu. Additional offers include a $5...

  • Coffee query
    Coffee query

    Typography, caffeine and photography? Today's photo certainly hits a few favorite soft points.

    Photographer Joey Espina was in Manhattan Beach when he snapped this photo of Two Guns Espresso and their friendly signage.

    "I have an affinity for typography and often photograph interesting typography...

  • Somali pirates release Southern California surf journalist after 3 years
    Somali pirates release Southern California surf journalist after 3 years

    A noted travel and surf journalist who was captured and held captive by Somali pirates for nearly three years has been released and now is undergoing medical evaluation.

    Michael Scott Moore, who has roots in the South Bay and is considered an authority on Southern California surf culture, was released...

  • Teen's death aboard party bus focuses attention on a booming industry
    Teen's death aboard party bus focuses attention on a booming industry

    Amy Zisette is still trying to piece together what happened that warm July night. There was music. Dancing. And unspeakable tragedy.

    She does know that had she had been driving down the 405 Freeway and seen a bunch of teenagers standing up on an open-air, double-decker bus — so high they had to...

  • Ex-L.A. Kings coach Terry Murray sells in Manhattan Beach
    Ex-L.A. Kings coach Terry Murray sells in Manhattan Beach

    Walnut flooring, an updated kitchen and ocean views are among the features at Murray's residence in Manhattan Beach, which sold on Wednesday.

  • Love & Salt to open in Manhattan Beach, WildCraft reopens, Cascabel to open
    Love & Salt to open in Manhattan Beach, WildCraft reopens, Cascabel to open

    WildCraft, formerly WildCraft Sourdough Pizza, has reopened in Culver City. The restaurant has a new extended menu, a full-service bar and a new chef, Bryant Wigger, joining existing chef Tin Vuong. The restaurant is the latest by the Blackhouse Hospitality Group, which also owns Little Sister,...

  • Home of the Day: Modern beach living on the Strand
    Home of the Day: Modern beach living on the Strand

    Found along the Strand in North Manhattan Beach, this contemporary residence features polished interiors with a movie theater, chef's kitchen and a loft set above the master bedroom.

  • Home of the Day: Modern beach living on the Strand
    Home of the Day: Modern beach living on the Strand

    This three-story contemporary in North Manhattan Beach layers entertainer’s spaces with ocean views to create an ideal beachfront experience. Set above the master retreat, a lofted office cased in glass frames views of the Strand. Clad in black and red, a home theater features stadium seating.

    ...

  • Baseball: Mira Costa's Will Proctor commits to Georgia

    Will Proctor, a junior shortstop-pitcher from Manhattan Beach Mira Costa, has committed to Georgia.

    He started off his high school career at Loyola, then transferred to his neighborhood school.

    He's 6 feet 2, 175 pounds.

    Twitter:@LATSondheimer

     

  • Cross country: Mira Costa has an inspiring coach in Renee Williams-Smith

    Renee Williams-Smith, the girls' cross country coach at Mira Costa, was selected by Brooks Running as the 2014 Inspiring Coach of the Year.

    She's a former Mira Costa runner.

    She was chosen from 24 finalists nationwide.

     

    Twitter:@LATSondheimer

     

  • Football: Five Tavai brothers make an impact at Mira Costa

    Don Morrow, in his 22nd season as football coach at Manhattan Beach Mira Costa, is grateful for being able to coach five brothers from the Tavai family.

    "We're going to erect a statue for Mrs. Tavai," he said.

    All are defensive linemen. There's Jordan, who went to Kansas. There's J.R., who's at...

  • AVP Manhattan Beach Open
    AVP Manhattan Beach Open

  • 7-foot great white shark spotted near swimmer off Manhattan Beach
    7-foot great white shark spotted near swimmer off Manhattan Beach

    A 7-foot juvenile white shark was spotted Thursday swimming near the Manhattan Beach Pier, fire officials said.

    Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards confirmed the sighting on Twitter after it was reported at 10:30 a.m. Lifeguards, however, did not issue an advisory.

    "After monitoring the...

  • Sports agent Gary Uberstine sells Manhattan Beach townhouse
    Sports agent Gary Uberstine sells Manhattan Beach townhouse

    Gary Uberstine, the agent for Pete Carroll, Steve Sarkisian and a number of current and former NFL players, has sold a townhouse in Manhattan Beach's Gas Lamp district for $3.139 million.

  • 3.0 earthquake strikes Manhattan Beach area
    3.0 earthquake strikes Manhattan Beach area

    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon, 5 miles from Manhattan Beach, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    The temblor occurred at 12:23 p.m.

    The depth was recorded at 5.6 miles.

    According to the USGS, it was felt in some parts of the South Bay.

    This information...

  • Sunset unfolds its first L.A.-area Idea House in Manhattan Beach
    Sunset unfolds its first L.A.-area Idea House in Manhattan Beach

    Sunset magazine is opening the doors Friday on its first Los Angeles-area Idea House, a 4,500-square-foot, four-bedroom and 5 1/2-bathroom contemporary residence in Manhattan Beach, described as "the ultimate modern beach home."

    "We wanted a new angle on what a beach house would look like, and...

  • Events: Doner Revolution pop-up, $1 oysters, talking Baker-to-Baker
    Events: Doner Revolution pop-up, $1 oysters, talking Baker-to-Baker

    Doner Revolution chef Farid Zadi is hopping on the Carb & Nation food truck for a one-night-only Algerian menu. The truck will be parked at Angel City Brewery in downtown L.A. Aug. 2, from 5 p.m. to midnight. The menu will include New York-style halal chicken, lamb, falafel, chorizo-stuffed bacon-wrapped...

  • NBA forward Lou Amundson buys in Manhattan Beach's Tree Section
    NBA forward Lou Amundson buys in Manhattan Beach's Tree Section

    Veteran NBA forward Lou Amundson has purchased a house in Manhattan Beach for $1.805 million.

    The home, found on a corner lot in the beach city’s Tree Section, riffs Midcentury style with exposed beams, lofted ceilings and rows of sliding glass doors. Open interiors expand to nearly 2,600 square...

  • Lou Amundson's new home
    Lou Amundson's new home

    NBA veteran Lou Amundson is the latest athlete to buy in L.A. County's South Bay.

  • Manhattan Beach takes steps to declare emergency after shark attack
    Manhattan Beach takes steps to declare emergency after shark attack

    The Manhattan Beach City Council late Tuesday took steps toward declaring a state of emergency and public nuisance along the shore, a move that would give officials more time to consider regulations on fishing from the city's pier.

    More than 20 people spoke during the public comment period of the...

  • 'Keep Hookers off the Pier!' banner to fly over Manhattan Beach
    'Keep Hookers off the Pier!' banner to fly over Manhattan Beach

    A banner reading “Keep Hookers off the Pier! Ban Fishing” will fly over Manhattan Beach as part of a lobbying effort by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ahead of a City Council vote on the issue Tuesday night.

    In the wake of a shark attack near the pier over Fourth of July weekend, Manhattan...

  • Lindy & Grundy kick back, Texas L.A. BBQ, Darren's restaurant charity dinner
    Lindy & Grundy kick back, Texas L.A. BBQ, Darren's restaurant charity dinner

    Lindy & Grundy butcher shop will participate in the Fairfax Summer Kick-back Sunday. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and include music, BBQ, coffee and cocktails. The Lindy & Grundy team will serve hamburgers, bratwurst with grilled onions and mustard, adobo-marinated brick chicken,...

  • Swimmer bitten by shark to attend council meeting on fishing ban
    Swimmer bitten by shark to attend council meeting on fishing ban

    The swimmer who is recovering from a shark bite over theFourth of July weekend will attend the Manhattan Beach City Council meeting Tuesday, where officials will discuss regulations on pier fishing or a possible permanent ban on it altogether.

    Steven Robles, a 50-year-old real estate broker from...

  • Ex-Kings coach Terry Murray lists Manhattan Beach home for sale
    Ex-Kings coach Terry Murray lists Manhattan Beach home for sale

    Former Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray has put his home in Manhattan Beach on the market at $2.5 million.

    The three-story town house, built in 2005, takes in ocean views from its corner location near the Strand. Inside, open interiors feature walnut flooring, copper fixtures and mosaic...

  • Teen dies after hitting 405 overpass while standing on tour bus
    Teen dies after hitting 405 overpass while standing on tour bus

    A 16-year-old boy died Saturday, two days after he struck a freeway bridge while standing on the top section of a double-decker tour bus, authorities said.

    The boy was standing on the "open roof" section of the bus as the vehicle drove under the Arbor Vitae Street bridge on the 405 freeway in Inglewood,...

  • Manhattan Beach ponders fishing rules in wake of shark bite incident
    Manhattan Beach ponders fishing rules in wake of shark bite incident

    A rare shark encounter off the Manhattan Beach pier during the Fourth of July weekend has ignited a passionate debate over the fragile balance of swimmers, surfers and anglers in local waters.

    In the wake of the incident in which a swimmer was bitten, Manhattan Beach temporarily banned fishing...

  • Boyle Heights: Where old meets new and vegan pizza meets spicy goat
    Boyle Heights: Where old meets new and vegan pizza meets spicy goat

    You can tell a lot about a neighborhood by the type of restaurants that inhabit it, especially in the emerging community of Boyle Heights, just east of downtown Los Angeles, immediately over any of the bridges by the arts district, to be exact.

    The Metro Gold Line runs right through one of its...

  • For our heroic surfers, pier fishing that lures sharks needs to go
    For our heroic surfers, pier fishing that lures sharks needs to go

    I'm paddling through the playground of the great white shark about 100 yards offshore, just south of Manhattan Beach Pier, straight out from that first lifeguard stand, roughly the site of Saturday's attack.

    My Walden Pond.

    Well, maybe that's a little generous. Walden Pond never had riptides and...

  • DineL.A. restaurant week: Where to get the best bang for your buck
    DineL.A. restaurant week: Where to get the best bang for your buck

    DineL.A., the two-week Los Angeles restaurant tasting event, is happening July 14 to 27. Eateries around the city are offering special, prix-fixe menus designed to give diners a taste at a discounted price. 

    Those in the know use DineL.A. as an opportunity to try all the restaurants on their bucket...

  • Fisherman defends his actions as shark bite incident ignites controversy
    Fisherman defends his actions as shark bite incident ignites controversy

    A South Bay fisherman is defending his actions amid growing anger directed at pier anglers, following Saturday’s shark bite incident in Manhattan Beach that shocked surfers and swimmers.

    Officials on scene said that a group of anglers on the pier had hooked and struggled with the shark, which became...

  • Fishermen who hooked shark in Manhattan Beach won't be cited
    Fishermen who hooked shark in Manhattan Beach won't be cited

    State officials are continuing to gather information about a Saturday incident in which a great white shark bit a swimmer in Manhattan Beach, but said Tuesday they have no plans to cite the fishermen who hooked the shark shortly before the bite happened.

    “We have no reason to believe that these...

  • Manhattan Beach extends pier fishing ban after shark bite

    Manhattan Beach officials have extended a temporary ban on fishing from the city’s pier for two months, after a swimmer was bitten by a shark during the Fourth of July weekend.

    The temporary ban, which was instituted immediately and was set to expire Tuesday, will now be in effect until Sept. 7...

  • After great white attack, PETA calls for fishing ban at pier
    After great white attack, PETA calls for fishing ban at pier

    After a swimmer was bitten by a juvenile great white shark, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling for a permanent fishing ban on the Manhattan Beach Pier.

    Police temporarily banned pier fishing through Tuesday after 50-year-old Steven Robles was bitten Saturday by a 7-foot great...

  • Shark attack victim stared 'eyeball to eyeball' with predator
    Shark attack victim stared 'eyeball to eyeball' with predator

    A long-distance ocean swimmer who was attacked by a great white shark at Manhattan Beach over the weekend said he stared the predator in the eye as it sunk its teeth into his chest before finally releasing him.

    Steven Robles, a 50-year-old real estate professional from Lomita, told KTLA on Sunday...

  • Shark hooked on line for almost an hour attacks swimmer in L.A.

    The shark that bit a swimmer near the Manhattan Beach pier Saturday morning was hooked by a fisherman on the pier for nearly an hour and had become increasingly annoyed as it tried to free itself, authorities said.

     

    "He was trying to get off the line," said Capt. Tracy Lizotte, a Los Angeles County...

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