Candidates Forum

By late afternoon Saturday, everybody was feeling pretty good in the beer garden at the Old Hometown Fair. Photo by Paul Teetor

About Town: Manhattan Beach

Candidates Forum

The five candidates running for the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board will appear at a forum on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7-9 p.m. at the Mira Costa High School auditorium. The forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Beach Cities, the Manhattan Beach Council of PTA’s and the Manhattan Beach Unified Teacher’s Association. The school board candidates are Peter Alfvin, Craig Brown, Lynette Campbell, Joseph Loverich and Mary Rogers. Each candidate will give opening and closing statements and respond to questions from the audience.

Public Safety Video

Mayor Walt Dougher wants residents to know that a 10-minute informational video which tours the existing Police and Fire facilities is being shown on Adelphia Cable, channel 8, three times daily. It will be shown at 9 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. It can also be seen during the City Council meeting breaks on Oct. 16 and Nov. 6. The video tour also includes an explanation of Measure Y by City Manager Geoff Dolan and interviews with Police Chief Ernie Klevesahl and Fire Chief Dennis Groat. The city has placed Measure Y on this year’s Nov. 6 ballot to ask residents whether or not they will support a $15 million bond to help pay for a new Public Safety building. For more information call 802-5299.

Police Beat

The bicycle thief

A bike locked to a wood fence in the 2100 block of Marine Avenue and the Strand was stolen Sunday morning, police said. The victim locked his bike when he went to the beach, police said, but when he came back the lock and the bike were gone. The victim told police a friend’s bike also was stolen around the same time and near the same location, police said.

Truck fire

A fire was set in a pickup truck parked in the 700 block of Aviation Way Monday night, police said. Nearby residents called police after noticing smoke coming out of the truck, police said. Investigation revealed that something was dropped in an open window and fell to the floor, igniting the fire, police said. Unlit matches in the armrest and in the street under the truck were also found, police said.