Manhattan Beach Community & Destination Guide 2021-22

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WELCOME Welcome to the best coastal community in Southern California. Whether you live in, work in or are visiting Manhattan Beach, you’ve landed in a beautiful place in which the pristine public beach welcomes guests all year. Residents take pride in their property and the beaches. The businesses range from charming independently-owned and operated boutiques, to world-class restaurants and shopping, to the salty old dive bars and pancake houses that greet sandy feet everyday. The water quality is outstanding which creates the crystal blue sparkle, residents and visitors enjoy all year. The sea life loves it too. It’s not unusual to catch a daily glimpse of dolphins (or occasional sea lion) surfing the waves. The sunsets in Manhattan Beach are stunning, particularly in the fall and winter months. Equally impressive is the serenity of the early mornings. The mist on the ocean, the way the rising sun illuminates the beach and ocean or a serene early morning walk, ride or jog along the strand. It’s the perfect way to start the day. If you are a runner, you might enjoy the woodchip path on the greenbelt that stretches from the very northern end of the city to the southern tip, where it merges into Hermosa Beach. If a park is more your speed, there are plenty to choose from; Sand Dune Park, Bruce’s Beach, Polliwog Park, Live Oak, and Manhattan Heights… they each offer different amenities, views, and experiences. Questions? Need more information? Don’t know where to start? Planning your next business move, a vacation, wedding, or special event? We have answers; advice and can connect you with the best choices, businesses, and people to make your experience just perfect. Stop by, call, follow us, or check out our website for effective resources, tips, and where to start planning your next venture. Let us be a part of your trip or next journey. We hope to see you around town.

2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF CHAIR OF THE BOARD

Jill Dunn Chevron

CHAIR-ELECT

Lyman Fox Kaiser Permanente PAST CHAIR

Latrice McGlothin Kinecta Federal Credit Union TREASURER

Patrick Maloney The Maloney Firm SECRETARY

Faviola Ochoa So Cal Gas PRESIDENT/CEO

Kelly Stroman Manhattan Beach Chamber Of Commerce DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Carolina Dorado Manhattan Beach Chamber Of Commerce

Jordan Austin Residence Inn MB Robin Curren Skechers Steve Delk OB’s Bar & Grill Charles Gale Metropolitan Water District Matthew Garth Northrop Grumman Cristan Higa Beach Cities Health District Peter Kim Sloopy’s Beach Cafe

Kelly Stroman President/CEO Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce

Sherry Kramer Continental Development Corporation

Tamala Lewis Dignity Health Sports Park Maureen McBride Tabula Rasa Essentials Ann O’Brien El Camino College Loli Ramezani Always Best Care Senior Services Beach Cities Brad Sperber Manhattan Beach Toyota Abby Waddell Compass Real Estate James Wroblewski Westdrift Autograph Collection Manhattan Beach

PROJECT MANAGEMENT BY ABOUT THE WRITER Kim Smith Contributor, Pro Volleyball Player, Freelance Writer & Editor We are fortunate to work with Kim Smith again this year. Kim’s love for the beach and keen eye for the uniqueness of Manhattan Beach affords her the skill to peel back the many layers of Manhattan Beach. When not uncovering stories in the beach cities, Kim can be found writing for and playing on the AVP tour. She enjoys digging deep in the sand and creating compelling stories for all to enjoy.

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CHAMBER MARKETING PARTNERS

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Ed Burzminski, President & CEO (800) 428-1798 x101 www.chambermarketingpartners.com

EDITORIAL & DESIGN Scott Brooks ............................................................ Project Director Robbie Destocki, Designer .....Creative Image Design Group Kim Smith ....................................................................Writer & Editor Ken Pagliaro, Roen Serota ....................................... Photography ADVERTISING SALES .............................................. Brian Simon The cover photo titled “South Bay Love” was taken by renowned photographer and filmmaker Bo Bridges. Bridges' limited edition fine art prints can be purchased online at www.bobridgesgallery.com or at his Manhattan Beach gallery, just steps from the iconic pier.

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