by Ralph Doyle Over 200 of the best amateur tennis players in Southern California participated in the 53rd Annual Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament last week. The finals were held at the Manhattan Country Club Sunday afternoon. Early rounds were held at Live Oak Park and Mira Costa High School. Mira Costa High School…

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by Dan Blackburn Two outdoor events received enthusiastic endorsements Tuesday from the Hermosa Beach City Council, paving the way for an arts-oriented block party on Cypress Avenue this Sunday, Aug. 1; and “the world’s first silent beach concerts” on Saturday August 21, and again on Saturday Oct. 2. Sunday’s block party, from 1 to 9…

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by Dan Blackburn Changes to the Hermosa Beach parking code that proponents say will help small retailers and outdoor dining were unanimously agreed upon by the Planning Commission Tuesday night. The  proposed changes require City Council approval. Hermosa Beach Community Development Director Ken Robertson called the proposals “an effort to update restrictive and outdated parking…

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Robert Colt Wilson was arrested Saturday on charges of attempted murder and arson. Photo courtesy of Redondo Beach Police Department

by Kevin Cody  A man arrested Saturday afternoon by Redondo Beach Police, on charges of attempted murder, arson and possession of improvised explosive devices, was sentenced in 2013 to eight years in prison for possession of eight pipe bombs. Redondo Beach Police arrested Robert Colt Wilson Saturday afternoon following an investigation early Saturday morning into…

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by Kevin Cody Over 100 comments have been submitted to the Redondo Beach City Council about a proposal to move 15 pallet houses for the homeless to the Beach Cities Health District parking lot, on Prospect Avenue in south Redondo. The 8-foot-tall by 8-foot-long aluminum pallet houses have been housing homeless on city owned property…

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Photos by JP Cordero by Kevin Cody Proof that Hermosa Beach has returned to pre pandemic normalcy was demonstrated Sunday morning when over 500 people competed in the 47th Annual Hermosa Beach Fourth of July Ironman.  Last year’s Ironman was cancelled because of the pandemic, leading to fears that another Hermosa tradition might fail to…

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Photos by Balzer Monday, June 21 sent a perfectly angled south swell to the Santa Monica Bay. It was good in the South Bay, but better up north, at Malibu, which is where Hermosa Beach photographer Mike Balzer met up with Allen “Mayor of Malibu” Sarlo, his daughter Sophia Oceana Sarlo and a few of…

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A split-level, mid-century home in the 700 block of 24th Place in Hermosa Beach, just west of Pacific Coast High, caught fire at about 8 a.m. this morning (Thursday, July 1). Los Angeles County Firefighters, from the Pier Avenue station in Hermosa, quickly contained the fire. Neighboring homes were not visibly damaged.  Owner Michael Deng…

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by Kevin Cody  On June 21, 2013, two henchmen marched a quivering man with a black hood covering his head, onto a television studio soundstage in Cairo.  “As president Mohammed Morsi says, ‘Our country faces many conspiracies. There are many spies and secret agents. I am extremely delighted we could arrest one of them,” the…

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