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5 Things to Know About Manhattan Beach

Apr 29, 2017 03:11PM ● By Liz Spear
There's always something going on in or around Manhattan Beach and the South Bay. Here's five things you might want to know, today:

  1. Today (Saturday, April 29) is your chance to support the downtown MB gem, {pages} a bookstore, during Independent Bookstore Day! {Pages} is owned and operated by a wonderful team that takes great pride and joy in helping customers find what they're looking for. Throughout the year, this indie offers speakers, book signings, reading clubs, and children's storytimes. Today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, in honor of Independent Bookstore Day, {pages} is offering refreshments and a one-of-a-kind collectible "bookish" item that only goes on sale today and is only available at participating independent bookstores; 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, 310-318-0900.
  2. So, just how conservation and earth oriented is Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach and the Shade Hotel Redondo Beach? NBCnews.com reports that the hotels plant a tree in honor of each guest who foregoes housekeeping during their stay. For each day, a guest declines housekeeping, a tree is planted. So far, since February, 243 trees have been planted to the cost of $1 per day, thanks to the non-profit organization, Plant with PurposeAccording to a post on Shade's Facebook page, the non-profit had planted more than 20 million trees around the world.
  3. There's nothing quite like giving a shout out to some great design work and an MB business, so kudos to The Graphic Element in downtown MB for their graphic design work on the tree campaign for Shade Hotel. 
  4. Tonight (Saturday, April 29) at 7:30 p.m. is your final chance to see Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech Department’s spring production of Oklahoma!, the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, in the Mira Costa auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Tickets at the door are $18 per adult, $12 per student/senior. Cary Jordahl and Carol Mathews are directing what is sure to be yet another of MCHS' fantastic productions!
  5. Real estate is hot in the 90266 zip code as most real estate agents who work the area will tell you! The Los Angeles Times featured this magnificent MB residence at 217 39th Street yesterday (Friday, April 28) online as its Home of the Day, which has gotta be great publicity for the listing agent! The Times' also reports that the median sale price for single-family homes in MB in February was $1.565 million based on 13 sales, according to CoreLogic, an 11% decrease compared with the same month the previous year. The Sand Section beauty featured online definitely exceeds the February median price, which would be expected given its location, size, and views. Terri Harkins with Vista Sotheby’s Realty has the listing; (310) 507-5746.

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