Reach out and help someone

About Town: Manhattan Beach

Hometown Fair

The 28th annual Hometown Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, starting at 10 a.m. both days. The fair will close both days at 5 p.m. for arts and crafts and at 6 p.m. for food and games.

There will be two performance stages this year. The main stage, featuring a Battle of the Bands, will be at Dorsey Field. The smaller stage will be next to the Joslyn Center. It will feature smaller groups for a more intimate setting.

There will be 200 arts and crafts booths as well as 70 food booths.

The ever-popular Diaper Derby will be held again. There will also be circus acts including a contortionist, a sword swallower, and a fire eater. Once again, there will be a big slide for kids to slide down.

Car lovers can check out the parade of antique surf Woodies, which will be parked on 15th Street, opposite the police station.

There will be free shuttle service from TRW to the fair, all day, both days. The shuttle can be picked up at the TRW parking lot on the corner of Aviation and Marine.

Reach out and help someone

Local businesses in the Highland Avenue area are joining forces next Thursday to raise funds for the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. On Oct. 11, from 7 am. to 7 p.m., Body Doc Chiropractic will open their doors and ask their existing patients to give a suggested $25 donation per adjustment. New patients will be asked to give a suggested $100 donation for their initial exam, x-rays, consultation and adjustment. Other Highland Avenue businesses participating include: the Seaview Inn, the Local Yolk, Pink Pineapple, Style Cleaners, Girly Things, Salvatore’s Shoe Repair, Hair West, Beach Chinese, North Beach Salon, OB’s Grill and Bar, Dion Gallery and Elegance Skin Care. El Tarasco’s new store at 359 Sepulveda Blvd. will be donating all proceeds collected that day.

Run, walk to help

The Manhattan Beach 10k run is donating $1 per runner/walker to New York’s disaster relief fund in the name of the Manhattan Beach Police Officers Association, the Manhattan Beach Fire Department, and local paramedics. The committee will donate an additional $1,000 upon reaching their goal of 4,000 runners/walkers. The 24th annual 10K run/walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 a.m.

Police Beat

Expensive Beach Visit

A woman who stopped off to watch the ocean for 15 minutes came back to find her car vandalized Saturday afternoon, police said. She parked her convertible in the 200 block of Ocean Drive at 4:15 p.m. and walked down to the shoreline. When she returned at 4:30 she found two large holes slashed in the car’s convertible top with some kind of cutting tool. The suspects took her purse, which she had hidden beneath her backpack on the front seat, police said.

A waitress at a restaurant in the 2600 block of Sepulveda Boulevard lost more than $1,000 when someone broke into her car in the restaurant’s parking lot, police said. She said she had locked her car before going in for her shift and put her purse under the driver’s seat. When she came back, police said, the driver’s side window was broken and the purse was gone. The victim told police she had $800 from her husband’s payroll check that she had just cashed, as well as her tips from the last two days, police said.