Megan Barnes


Staff Writer

Megan Barnes

Phone: 310-543-6614

Recent articles

  • New residential construction

    Redondo Beach adopts temporary ban on controversial mixed-use projects

    After years of mounting opposition to dense housing and retail projects in south Redondo Beach, city leaders have slapped a temporary ban on mixed-use development that could be extended up to two years.The 45-day moratorium was approved unanimously Tuesday by the City Council, earning a standing ovation from activists who have been fighting a trend they fear will dramatically reshape their neighborhoods.It was

  • Funerals and memorial services

    Public memorial planned at Mira Costa football stadium for fallen Marine

    A public memorial will be held Sunday at the Mira Costa High School football stadium for Chad Elliott Jenson, the 25-year-old Marine sergeant who died in a military plane crash last month in Mississippi.The memorial will be at 2 p.m. at the stadium at 1401 Artesia Blvd. in Manhattan Beach and parking will be available on Peck Avenue south of...

  • Philanthropy

    Why this Manhattan Beach mom knits baby blankets to draw awareness to drug addiction

    Every Tuesday afternoon, there’s a faint and inviting sound of laughter coming from the Joslyn Community Center in Manhattan Beach.In a room at the end of a hallway, a dozen women sit chatting and knitting around a long table covered with a colorful display of their handmade baby blankets. On one end, the blankets are rolled up and tagged with a message for the needy families they’ll eventually reach: “Made with love, donated in hope.”Just one year...

  • Job fairs

    Job hunting? Check out this free hiring fair in El Segundo

    At least a dozen companies looking to fill sales, retail and management positions in the Greater Los Angeles area will participate in a free hiring fair in El Segundo on Thursday.The 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. HireLive event at the Embassy Suites Hotel will feature representatives from the Auto Club, American Textiles, Capstone Partners/MassMutual Financial Group, DeVry University, JM Eagle, New York Life, Pacific...

  • Traffic

    Second lawsuit filed over Vista del Mar ‘road diet’

    Vista del Mar may be getting all of its traffic lanes back in coming weeks, but the legal mess over a controversial “road diet” and several others in Playa del Rey is only heating up.Late Wednesday, hours after the...

  • Traffic

    Work starts soon to restore 2 lanes to Vista del Mar in Playa del Rey

    Crews will begin restoring two traffic lanes and removing street parking on Vista del Mar starting Aug. 21, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.Work on a 1.5-mile stretch of the beachfront thoroughfare north of Imperial Highway is expected to take two to three weeks to complete and will include temporary lane...

  • School infrastructure

    Construction setbacks delay Wiseburn High School opening to October

    When they head back to school later this month, students at the three Da Vinci charter high schools will have to wait a few extra weeks to move into their new, state-of-the-art Wiseburn High School in El Segundo thanks to construction delays.The Wiseburn Unified School District — which serves students in west Hawthorne, Del Aire and Wiseburn — hoped to open the South Bay’s

  • Arrests

    Manhattan Beach police arrest 2 burglary suspects, seek third

    Manhattan Beach police arrested two men suspected of breaking into vehicles on a quiet residential street early Monday morning and are asking for the public’s help to find a third accomplice.Rolando Luna Garcia, 42, of Pacoima and Rolando Enrique Magana, 28, of Los Angeles were arrested about 2:40 a.m. after police searching the 1900 block of Pine Avenue pulled them over in a vehicle seen leaving the area.About 40 minutes earlier, a homeowner on that street called 911...

  • Philanthropy

    El Segundo teen ‘amazed’ after police crowdfund to replace her stolen college money

    For four years, Kristin Villanueva patiently set aside cash she earned tutoring kids after school, placing it in a pouch she kept in a secret hiding spot in her bedroom.The El Segundo High School valedictorian resisted touching the stash, knowing she would need the money for college.Two weeks ago, before taking a two-day trip with her parents for freshman orientation at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she was accepted to study materials engineering, the 17-year-old opened the...

  • Lawsuits

    Probe finds ‘hundreds’ could have known about foiled Bay Boys sting operation

    A third-party investigation into who tipped off the Bay Boys to an undercover operation planned for Lunada Bay last year was inconclusive because “hundreds of individuals” could have known about it, according to court records in the federal lawsuit against the alleged surfer gang.Palos Verdes Estates Police Chief Jeff Kepley told...