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Manhattan Beach Real Estate Deal of the Week

Blog, Community News, Deal of the Week, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart

{Video} If you’re searching for the quintessential beach cottage~~~. welcome home. This warm and inviting Manhattan Beach single level home is as charming on the inside as it is from the outside and has been extensively upgraded and expanded and embraces the feeling of life at the beach. From the moment you enter the the home you are surrounded by a design inspired by coastal living and the beach lifestyle. Perfect for entertaining, the kitchen opens directly to the living, family and dining areas and offers direct access to the private patio and backyard. Features include oak hardwood floors throughout, beautiful gas fireplace, remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and granite counters, remodeled bathrooms, expanded bedrooms, beautiful front and rear yards, partially covered patio, 2 car garage and so much more. The home was expanded in the last few years and the owners took great pride in making every space larger and more livable. Both guest bedrooms are large and bright and the master suite enjoys a walk in closet, beautiful bath, recessed lights and direct access to the backyard patio. All this and Meadows elementary just 2 blocks away.

Manhattan Beach Friendship Walk

Blog, Community News, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
The annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is an awe-inspiring event that brings together all walks of life for one common purpose; to support children with special needs and education. The walk is produced by SKECHERS USA and co-produced by The Friendship Circle. Thousands of people on Oct. 27 this year are expected to walk 3.4 miles from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back as part of the fifth annual Pier to Pier Friendship Walk. Jimmy Kimmel will appear, also returning to the annual charity event are “Dancing with the Stars” co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet and Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. According to Skechers, the event since its inception in 2009 has garnered $1.9 million in funds for education programs and the The Friendship Circle. The Friendship Circle is a program formed to bring children and young adults with special needs and their families together for networking, support, sharing and events. The programs matches special needs kid with fellow teenagers for social and athletic activities. Since its inception, the walk has raised funds to help save teacher’s jobs, retain educational programs, maintain smaller class sizes, improve libraries, upgrade school technology

Manhattan Beach Real Estate Deal of the Week

Blog, Deal of the Week, Manhattan Beach News, Real Estate Tips   |   Dunham Stewart
{Video} Manhattan Beach real estate market Deal of the Week. This Manhattan Beach home for sale in 90256 offers beachy Santa Barbara styled prime sand section location…. spectacular white water ocean views, 3 blocks to the beach… “high perched” 30×60 lot, entertainers delight!!! . 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms. over 2315 sq. ft . unique 1810 (btv) high slopping lot w/ magnificent views . master w/ walk-in closets, office, private patio & high ceilings . master bath w/ spa tub, clear glass shower enclosure & double sinks . 2nd & 3rd bedrooms w/ ocean views & high ceilings . top floor features: fabulous beach views, cooks kitchen w/ open floor plan, granite counters, breakfast bar and separate dining… area. living room w/ fireplace, high ceilings, surround sound and private deck. family room w/ 25 feet of glass view windows, high ceilings. This Manhattan Beach home for sale offers a private large deck w/ Palos Verdes to Malibu ocean views. other features include: . hardwood floors, new carpet and custom paint throughout . workout room/ playroom or 2nd office . over-sized garage/4 car parking w/ storage . close to the beach, restaurants, shops and Grandview elementary …so beautiful you won’t want to leave!! Great deal in the Manhattan Beach real estate market

Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair This Weekend

Blog, Community News, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
The 41th Annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is being held on October 5-6, 2013. The popularity of the fair is explained by the fact that it attracts everyone under the sun, from families and art lovers, to free speech advocates and fair food fanatics, and those that would rather hang out in the South Bay’s favorite Beer Garden. It really is a hometown event and has mangaged to showcase it’s community feel every year in large part because this event is 100% put together and executed by a group of volunteers.
The Hometown Fair unites the community as a good portion of profits go to local charities. Since parking in Manhattan Beach is an improbable equation, there will be free parking and free shuttles running all day from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from the Northrop/Gruman parking lot in Redondo Beach. Although not affiliated with Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair, many folks will test their mettle at the Manhattan Beach 10k in the morning and then cool down at the fair. The Manhattan Beach Hometown 10K Run weaves throughout Manhattan Beach and garners thousands of participants each year.

There will be all of the regular Fair activities, such as Arts & Crafts, face painting and the Ring Toss. A very different sideshow at the Hometown Fair, however, is the designated Free Speech area. Here, anyone can speak their mind about literally any issue they want (although if you’re interested, you’ll have to pre-register). Besides the information below, all kinds of side events will be happening including a Amateur Art Exhibit, Toddler Trot, Circus shows, and much more. You’ll regret it if you miss the fair this year!

1st Annual Roundhouse Aquarium Fun Run

Blog, Community News, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
The Manhattan Beach Pier 1st Annual Roundhouse World Oceans Day Fundraiser.  Registration is now open for a 5K beach fun run that will be held at 9:30 on June 8, World Oceans Day at the Manhattan Beach Pier to benefit the Roundhouse Aquarium. The run/walk is being held to raise money for the Aquarium’s educational programs and will begin at the Manhattan Beach pier and proceed north on the sand to the end of Manhattan Beach and back. Help us continue our ocean education programs by participating in the fundraiser. It will aid the aquarium’s three primary programs: holding classes for over 15,000 pre-k through 12th grade students each year; operating a volunteer program that has grown to over 150 volunteers, mostly local high school students; and allowing over 125,000 members of the public to visit the aquarium free of charge seven days a week in order to interact with marine life through touch tanks, displays, and other entertaining and educational materials. For $35 entrants will receive a T-shirt, water, refreshments, and the chance to win some great prizes. Stop by the Roundhouse after the race to learn more about our oceans. To sign up, go to or pick up a registration form at the Roundhouse Aquarium, iRunMB, or Village Runner.

Manhattan Beach Police & Fire Open House

Blog, Community News, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
The Manhattan Beach police and fire departments will hold their Annual Police & Fire Open House on Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the outside parking lot of the city’s public safety facility at 420 15th St. A community favorite, the open house showcases the services, equipment and people who provide public safety and emergency response in Manhattan Beach. The open house serves as recognition for Fire Service Day and National Police Week, May 12th through 18th, also known as Blue Ribbon Week. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch demonstrations by firefighters and the crisis negotiation team’s robot demonstration and to see an extensive display of specialized equipment and public safety vehicles. On display will be the mobile command center, SWAT van, fire truck, beach patrol Rhino (all-terrain vehicle), beach quadrunner, patrol car, traffic motorcycle, T-3 (electric stand-up vehicle), animal control rescue truck and more, In addition, the 6th Annual Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony will take place beginning at 10 a.m. to remember three Manhattan Beach police officers who were killed in the line of duty:

New Waterwise Garden in Manhattan Beach

Blog, Community News, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
The Ocean Friendly Garden project sponsored by West Basin is a demonstration garden showing how to have a waterwise landscape. The garden is located at The Strand and Manhattan Beach Blvd. near the pier. The waterwise, ocean friendly demonstration garden and an adjacent water-filling station to reduce water bottle littering on the beach have been constructed by the West Basin Municipal Water District and the City of Manhattan Beach. The project aims to empower residents with a live example conserving water, energy and habitat through native plants and climate adapted plants, spaced for mature growth The demonstration garden models a sustainable garden, showcasing the alternatives to standard turf and high-water-use landscaping. and projections are that the garden will save approximately 80 percent of water use.

Green Living at Free Expo in Manhattan Beach

Blog, Community News, Design Tips, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
People interested in a greener lifestyle can find everything they need at the Sage (Sustainable And Green Environments) Expo to be held Saturday April 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. , at the National Guard Armory in Manhattan Beach. The free two-day event is focused on serving the South Bay communities with a one -stop tour of local business offering their brand of green. Vendors, Exhibitors, Speakers, and Workshops representing the full spectrum of green goods and services drawing from local businesses and community leaders and non-profits. Attendees can learn practical information on how to lower their utility costs and generally lead a healthier lifestyle. Sage Expo offers goods and products to help make our lives greener so we can enjoy a healthy life while also sustaining our beautiful beach communities and its environment. The Manhattan Beach National Guard Armory is located at 3601 Bell Ave., Manhattan Beach. For more information, go to

Leadership Manhattan Beach Info Night

Blog, Community News, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
Want to learn more about the Leadership Manhattan Beach program? Attend their information night Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Manhattan Beach City Council Chambers. The nine-month leadership training program introduces its members to various community services and programs as you work collaboratively with your 25 to 30 classmates, that may consist of adults and high school students. Each “class” tackles a project they come up with together, using the skills taught in the class. The emphasis is on results and teamwork. The capstone to the class experience is the class project: doing something real to benefit the Manhattan Beach community. Since beginning in 1992, the leadership training program has graduated close to 400 community members, including commission members, service organization officers, city council members and even city mayors. For more information, contact Mark Lipps, director of recruiting, at (310) 849-9181 or visit .

Home Owners Solar Power Planning Tools

Blog, Design Tips, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
Are you considering solar energy for your home, but don’t know where to start? Adding solar panels to your house can be a great way to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. You just have to be sure you’re ready to shell out up to of $20,000 at the outset. Solar panels won’t typically start saving you money for 10-15 years, so it should be viewed as a long-term investment. Visit the California Energy Commission’s go solar California clean power estimator for a snapshot of potential costs. The estimator will show you how much you can expect to spend after applying thousands of dollars in state and federal incentives. The county also offers a very useful solar map and green planning tool to gather information about your property and see how viable an option solar power is. The solar map uses more than 250 million calculations in measuring 3,000 square miles of satellite imagery to measure the landscape for solar potential.
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