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October 4, 1993
Flames fanned by an evening sea breeze ravaged a commercial building in downtown Manhattan Beach on Sunday, destroying at least three stores. "The roof collapsed and we had a hard time getting to the fire," said a spokesman for the Manhattan Beach Fire Department, which was assisted by firefighters from Torrance and Redondo Beach. The fire apparently began in the attic of a building housing Manhattan Toy and Variety, and spread to stores on either side, officials said.
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July 28, 2010 | By Carla Hall, Los Angeles Times
An 11-year-old boy burrowing in a deep sand hole in Manhattan Beach ended up buried for five minutes before he could be rescued, authorities said Tuesday. The boy, visiting the beach at 8th Street with family members Sunday afternoon, was on his hands and knees about six feet down in a hole he was digging diagonally toward another hole his cousin was digging, said Battalion Chief Dave Shenbaum of the Manhattan Beach Fire Department. The boy was trying to connect the two holes into a tunnel when he was buried by an avalanche of sand.
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April 14, 2005 | Tonya Alanez, Times Staff Writer
The death of a badly burned woman found Monday in a Manhattan Beach apartment fire was a homicide, authorities said Wednesday. "It's been concluded that she definitely was murdered," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Gage said of the victim, whose identity, beyond gender, had not yet been determined by the coroner's office. The causes of death and of the fire, which was of suspicious origin, were under investigation, Gage said.
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April 14, 2005 | Tonya Alanez, Times Staff Writer
The death of a badly burned woman found Monday in a Manhattan Beach apartment fire was a homicide, authorities said Wednesday. "It's been concluded that she definitely was murdered," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Gage said of the victim, whose identity, beyond gender, had not yet been determined by the coroner's office. The causes of death and of the fire, which was of suspicious origin, were under investigation, Gage said.
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July 28, 2010 | By Carla Hall, Los Angeles Times
An 11-year-old boy burrowing in a deep sand hole in Manhattan Beach ended up buried for five minutes before he could be rescued, authorities said Tuesday. The boy, visiting the beach at 8th Street with family members Sunday afternoon, was on his hands and knees about six feet down in a hole he was digging diagonally toward another hole his cousin was digging, said Battalion Chief Dave Shenbaum of the Manhattan Beach Fire Department. The boy was trying to connect the two holes into a tunnel when he was buried by an avalanche of sand.
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December 22, 1995
Four Manhattan Beach firefighters have been disciplined for downloading pornography on a fire station computer, city officials said. The action culminated a five-month investigation, which was set off when a Fire Department captain noticed nude photos on a computer screen, officials said. The city manager, the fire chief and the firefighters association reviewed the case and agreed on the discipline, city officials said.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1985
A light plane towing an advertising banner crashed into the Pacific near Manhattan Beach Pier early Friday evening, leaving only an oil slick to show where it went down, authorities said. A Coast Guard helicopter, three boats--including two Bay Watch harbor patrol boats from Redondo Beach Marina--and county lifeguard divers searched but found no sign of survivors or wreckage, Manhattan Beach Fire Department Capt. Manny Navarro said.
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July 5, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
A 46-year-old Los Angeles man drowned Tuesday while swimming in the Pacific Ocean about 25 yards off Manhattan Beach, police said. A retired lifeguard saw the man struggling in the waves about 3:20 p.m. and jumped into the ocean to rescue him, Manhattan Beach Police Lt. Tony DiGenova said. Lifeguards and surfers carried the man ashore near 45th Street. Paramedics with the Manhattan Beach Fire Department administered CPR, but the swimmer was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
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November 29, 2006 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
Investigators are seeking the cause of a five-alarm fire that destroyed five Manhattan Beach businesses early Tuesday. The 2:30 a.m. blaze caused at least $1.7 million in structural damage to the shopping structure in the 1000 block of North Manhattan Avenue. The building had housed a grocery store before being converted to storefronts and restaurants. Two well-known restaurants, El Sombrero and Old Venice, were destroyed.
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May 10, 2006 | Arin Gencer, Times Staff Writer
An early morning fire Tuesday destroyed the building that houses Sharkeez, a popular restaurant and nightclub in Hermosa Beach, officials said. The club was a total loss, said Stephen Burrell, Hermosa Beach city manager. No one was inside the building, which is about 80 years old, and there were no injuries, said Chuck Wilson, battalion chief for the Manhattan Beach Fire Department. The cause of the fire is under investigation. When firefighters arrived about 4:30 a.m.
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December 22, 1995
Four Manhattan Beach firefighters have been disciplined for downloading pornography on a fire station computer, city officials said. The action culminated a five-month investigation, which was set off when a Fire Department captain noticed nude photos on a computer screen, officials said. The city manager, the fire chief and the firefighters association reviewed the case and agreed on the discipline, city officials said.
NEWS
October 4, 1993
Flames fanned by an evening sea breeze ravaged a commercial building in downtown Manhattan Beach on Sunday, destroying at least three stores. "The roof collapsed and we had a hard time getting to the fire," said a spokesman for the Manhattan Beach Fire Department, which was assisted by firefighters from Torrance and Redondo Beach. The fire apparently began in the attic of a building housing Manhattan Toy and Variety, and spread to stores on either side, officials said.
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December 8, 1988 | MAUREEN FAN, Times Staff Writer
Manhattan Beach, whose two aging ambulances frequently suffer "embarrassing" breakdowns, is going to get an additional rescue ambulance. The City Council this week approved spending $10,500 to buy one. Manhattan Beach paramedics, who average between six and seven calls a day, use a 10-year-old reserve ambulance that Fire Chief Keith Hackamack says is unreliable. In a letter to the City Council last month, Hackamack said that replacing the reserve ambulance is the department's highest priority.
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May 18, 1994 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The second of two firefighters named as suspected arsonists in last fall's Calabasas/Malibu fire refused to answer questions before a grand jury Tuesday, and a contractor who helped him and the other firefighter in the first few minutes of the blaze also appeared. Steven R. Shelp, 29, refused to answer questions on the advice of his lawyer.
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