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WHAT THE SOUTH BAY’S TALKING ABOUT.

 

“I hate them for their negative environmental impact. So glad this passed and hope that other cities will implement the same ban.”

–Bonnie

 

“Worldwide only 20% of plastic bottles are recycled. An environmental disaster at least. Let’s start there.”

–Christopher

 

“How about banning people who litter from Manhattan Beach!”

–Jonathan

Local reaction to Manhattan Beach’s decision to ban “Styrofoam” containers citywide.

 

“You could do everything right—you can lock your doors up, serialize everything, take photos of everything. The truth is, sometimes bad things happen to really good people.”

—Manhattan Beach Police Chief Eve Irvine at an emergency community meeting about recent crimes in the city.

 

“I remember going there from Inglewood for saltwater taffy and all the abalone my Mom could cook. That was about 1958.”

–Cathie

 

“I remember picking up the little crabs in the sand next to The Pier. The Pier was just a little horseshoe then.”

–Sallie

 

“Many decades ago, we would ride the bike path from Santa Monica, refresh in Redondo, and ride home legally drunk.”

–S.A.

Residents sharing earliest memories of the soon-to-be revitalized King Harbor in Redondo.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

18

Burglaries so far in MB in 2013 (as of September), compared to 10 total in 2011 

 

1 of 3

Robinson Elementary in Manhattan Beach’s distinction among other Los Angeles County schools honored with a National Blue Ribbon

 

75

Anniversary of Palos Verdes Estates as it begins its diamond jubilee this fall

 

22%

Increase in median price of single-family South Bay homes between August 2012 and August 2013 (according to South Bay Association of Realtors)

 

2,230

Southern California Edison customers without power during an unexpected outage caused by a blown transformer at Manhattan Village shopping center

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