Manhattan Beach Measure A Parcel Tax Debate

  Easy Reader hosted a debate on the Manhattan Beach Measure A Parcel Tax, which will appear on the Tuesday, June 7 primary ballot. The debate was held at the Shade Manhattan Beach hotel. You can watch it here.  NOTE: The debate starts at the 8:10 mark. Double click the ER logo in the video,…

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Palos Verdes’ Saracore, Mira Costa’s Ava Miller win SB Scholastic Surfing All Star Contest at Hermosa Beach Pier.

Photos by Steve Gaffney (SteveGaffney.com) Palos Verdes High’s Conrad Sanacore, and Mira Costa High’s Ava Miller placed first in the men’s and women’s divisions of the South Bay High School All Star contest at the Hermosa Beach pier on Tuesday. Sanacore put on an impressive performance  throughout the 20 minute final, in shoulder to head…

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Surfing Walk of Fame Weekend recalls Hermosa Beach’s surfing heritage

Two years after being named to the Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame, the 2020 inductees finally received their bronze plaques, which will be installed on the Hermosa Beach Pier. In their acceptance speeches, during Saturday mornings induction ceremony at the pier, recipients Nick Christensen, John Teague, and Charlie Quesnel spoke as appreciatively as they…

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Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame Commemorative Program

The Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductions are Saturday, April 23, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Profiles and photos of inductees Nick Christensen, Josette Lagardere, Charlie Quesnel and John Teague are contained in the commemorative program, which may be viewed here: Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame

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Skechers steps up for Ukraine, stops shipments to Russia

by Kevin Cody Skechers is suspending shipment of its shoes and other products to Russia, and is donating $250,000 in humanitarian aid to organizations in Ukraine and Poland, company president Michael Greenberg announced in a recent press release.  Skechers is also matching up to $250,000 in employee and public donations to the Ukrainian people, Greenberg…

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Hermosa Friends awards $25,000 in charity ‘Quick Pitch Contest’

by Kevin Cody Representatives from a dozen Beach Cities charities spoke from the Lighthouse Cafe stage Wednesday evening. Slides showing their services flashed on a screen behind them. The slides were the only support allowed during the four-minute pitches. PowerPoint presentations and videos were not allowed.  The evening was hosted by the Hermosa Beach Friends…

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Saint Patrick’s Parade returns to Hermosa Beach

After a two year suspension because of the pandemic, the Hermosa Beach Saint Patrick Parade took up where it left off, with nearly 100 entries. They included Irish dancers, marching bands, elected officials, the Los Angeles Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, and “Mighty Mike,” Athens’ miniature trash truck. The Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event…

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State stops Hermosa Beach from lowering speed limit [Updated]

by Dan Blackburn Lowering speed limits on Hermosa Avenue is not possible at this time despite residents’ complaints, but may be in the future, Public Works Director Joe SanClemente told the City Council Tuesday. Speed limits in California are governed by state law, to provide uniform regulations, and to prevent “speed traps” established by local…

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Best of the Beach 2022 Art Gallery: Mind surfing with Bo Bridges

A mural by Bo Bridges of a duck diving surfer was recently unveiled by the City of Manhattan Beach on the side of a downtown parking structure. Another Bridges mural is to be installed on the side of the nearby city hall. Around the corner, on Manhattan Beach Boulevard, the newly opened Esperanza restaurant streams…

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Manhattan Beach dining deck fees stayed, capacity increase okayed, for now

by Mark McDermott  The Manhattan Beach City Council Tuesday night agreed to drop the $3 per square charge for restaurants operating temporarily dining decks, but stopped short of increasing occupancy limits for those restaurants.  The issue has become a flashpoint in recent months, because some of the restaurants have been subjected to fines for exceeding…

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Behind the red curtain at the Hermosa Beach Historical Society Museum

by Kevin Cody by Kevin Cody On a recent Saturday afternoon a 60ish-year-old woman arrived at the Hermosa Beach Historical Museum and asked to see what was behind the red curtain Historical Society Board Member Carol Reznichek, who was the volunteer docent that afternoon, asked the visitor why.” “My friends told me there’s a picture…

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