Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

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Workers painting over the sign for the recently opened Mama D’s earlier this month. Courtesy photo

Mama D’s sign down, for now

Mama D’s opened its Hermosa location earlier this month, in the Pacific Coast Highway storefront long occupied by Boston Wildflour Pizza, and more recently by Fabio’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant. The restaurant announced its presence by painting the south wall of the stripmall, which it shares with Best Donuts and Rabano, with its signature logo, in green against a white background. Then, on Thursday afternoon, it disappeared.

A resident walking by on Thursday afternoon said workers painting over the wall told them that the sign had to come down before city offices closed for the weekend. (Hermosa’s non-emergency departments are not open on Friday.) Officials with the city’s Community Development Department did not return calls for comment.

As of press time, the wall was stark white, with hints of green peeking through underneath. An employee of the restaurant said that there had been an error in the restaurant’s permit paperwork, and that the painted wall would return in about two weeks.

Happy Hour with History

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society will host a “Happy Hour with History” event tonight at the Hermosa Museum dedicated to the city’s changing shoreline. Officials from the Surfrider Foundation and USC’s Sea Grant Program will discuss how the beach has changed over Hermosa’s history, and will examine the possible future impacts of climate change. Admission to the event is free. The event begins at 6 p.m. To RSVP, go to the historical society’s website: https://www.hermosabeachhistoricalsociety.org/happy-hour-with-history

 

Skate for the Schools

The annual “SK8 for HB Schools” fundraiser will take place next Monday afternoon at the Hermosa Beach Skatepark. The event was developed by Hermosa resident Sebastian Kuhr, and has since been adopted by his younger brother Julian, who along with Coral and Kai Koye and Brady Zimmerman will be doing tricks and turns in the park: donors can stop by and pledge money for every maneuver the young skaters perform. Local pro Derek Chapin will also be on hand, and donors will receive special gifts donated by local businesses. All donations go to the Hermosa Valley and View Parent Teacher Organization. The event runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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