Hap Jacobs shaped more than surfboards. He shaped strong men and women

Photos by Mike Balzer Photos by Brent Broza (BrozaPhoto.com) Photos by Wright Adaza Photos by Kevin Cody/Easy Reader Dudley “Hap” Jacobs is acknowledged, along with fellow Hermosa Beach surfboard shapers Greg Noll, Dewey Weber, and Bing Copeland, as among the greatest shapers  from surfing’s Golden Era, in the late ’50s and early ’60s. But Jacobs’…

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Hermosa Police Chief, BCHD CEO in hot water, behind bars

Hermosa Beach Police Chief Paul LeBaron, and Beach Cities Health District CEO Tom Bakaly were in deep water, repeatedly, on Saturday, after volunteering for the Fiesta Hermosa Dunk Tank. They were joined by School Superintendent Jason Johnson, Mayor Mike Detoy, and council candidate Kieran Harrington. Sunday’s Dunk Tank volunteers are Solange Corner, of Cultured Slice…

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El Segundo Art Walk matures

Seven years after its founding, the El Segundo Art Walk has evolved into a revered local, and even regional institution, while keeping that sense of unexpected wonder.

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Bill Russell, Vin Scully: Two giants leave the stadium

by Paul Teetor Back in the day – way back in the day, like 500 years ago – some underpaid sportswriter hack named Willie “The Bard” Shakespeare laid out the raw facts of life, for athletes and non-athletes alike: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their…

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