Kevin Cody

One dead after two-passenger Cessna crashes near Torrance Airport

One dead after two-passenger Cessna crashes near Torrance Airport

One person died and a second person was taken to the hospital after a single-engine Cessna 177 took off from Torrance Airport and then crashed about one mile away into the roof of a building at the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway.

 Kevin Cody

Lifeguarding in Africa – Fundraiser

Lifeguarding in Africa – Fundraiser

 Los Angeles County Lifeguard Jenna Solberg (above) placed second in the Catalina Classic Paddleboard race three weeks ago. Next week, she and fellow county lifeguards Kelsey Cummings and Hunter Hay will compete in the International Surf Rescue Challenge (IRSC) in Durban, South Africa. The IRSC showcases the best lifeguards from around the world in a […]

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Fire Captain Tim O’Brien remembers September 11

Manhattan Fire Captain Tim O’Brien remembers September 11

Editor’s note: Behind a simple bench facing two plain white pillars on the Hermosa Beach Greenbelt last Wednesday evening, a crowd of perhaps 100 people gathered to remember September 11, 2001. Among those invited to speak were Fire Captain and Paramedic Tim O’Brien, a 32-year-veteran of the Manhattan Beach Police Department. The following is excerpted […]

 Kevin Cody

Teen Choice Awards in Hermosa Beach sparks debate on beach use

Hermosa Beach’s long simmering controversy over large events downtown and on its beach received a four-hour-long public airing during a joint City Council/Parks and Recreation Commission meeting. The focus was on the Sunday, Aug. 11 Teen Choice Awards.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach About Town

Library Friends Celebrates 60th  The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library, one of the cities longest surviving civic organizations, celebrates its 60th anniversary on Saturday, September 21 at its Bard Street Bookstore. Light refreshments will be served. The bookstore is just west of the Pier Avenue  Library. For more information visit hbfol.org.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach September 11 Memorial: recovery and remembering

Hermosa Beach September 11 Memorial: recovery and remembering

I remember so much paper everywhere, all of it important at one time, but not anymore. — Manhattan Beach Fire Captain Tim O’Brien recalling his arrival at the World Trade Center.

 Kevin Cody

Audiologist Lee Parker, of Manhattan Beach, was a born listener

Audiologist Lee Parker, of Manhattan Beach, was a born listener

The first clue Dr. Lee Parker’s funeral at American Martyrs last Friday would be emotional was the handkerchiefs handed mourners as they filled the church. But knowing Dr. Parker loved celebrations and New Orleans, the handkerchiefs also signaled a celebration was at hand.

 Kevin Cody

USC Keck Medicine, Meyer Institute of Sports join LA Kings in El Segundo

USC Keck Medicine, Meyer Institute of Sports join LA Kings in El Segundo

The Los Angeles Kings hosted a ribbon-cutting event in El Segundo at the Toyota Sports Performance Center on wednesday, Sept. 4 to welcome two new partners, Keck Medicine of USC and Meyer Institute of Sport.

 Kevin Cody

Door closes on PV Concours, opens on RHCC exhibit

Door closes on PV Concours, opens on RHCC exhibit

After 25 years of exhibiting some of the world’s finest automobiles on the Peninsula, the board of the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance  has announced it is canceling the 2019 concours and putting further shows on an “indefinite hiatus.”  Instead, starting this month, the PV Concours will host a “Peninsula Cars and Coffee” exhibit on the […]

 Kevin Cody

Beach wheels: Nissan Murano 2019 solidly refreshed

Beach wheels: Nissan Murano 2019 solidly refreshed

The designers of the Murano made artful choices with the Murano’s sheet metal styling, which conveys a sense of speed while still being true to its utilitarian SUV roots.

 Kevin Cody

First, Lansdown duel to finish in 32 Mile Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

First, Lansdown duel to finish in 32 Mile Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

Los Angeles County Lifeguard and 2014, 2015 and 2017 Catalina Classic winner Max First fended off Australian lifeguard and 2018 Catalina Classic winner Lansie Landsdown to claim his fourth Classic title.

 Kevin Cody

Meet Alex Abad Jr.: Flying Gulfsteams, getting caught in a typhoon, conquering video games and more

Meet Alex Abad Jr.: Flying Gulfsteams, getting caught in a typhoon, conquering video games and more

In this edition of “Off the Couch” host Brad Jacobson drives around Manhattan Beach and El Segundo with Alex Abad. Alex discusses flying Gulfstreams, getting caught in a typhoon, surfing around the world, mastering video games, getting caught with his pants down and more. This series is produced by Civic Couch for the Easy Reader […]

 Kevin Cody

Letters to the Editor 8-22-19

Letters to the Editor 8-22-19

Read about it. Write about it

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach SBBC Grom-O-Rama

Hermosa Beach SBBC Grom-O-Rama

Brynn Barry, 10, of Hermosa Beach beats out Ruka Gordordo, 13, to claim the beach flag title on her way to being named Queen of the Beach during Grom-O-Rama last Saturday at 22nd Street in Hermosa Beach. Brayden Sheets was named King of the Beach and Coral Coyce was named most inspirational. The annual event […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Teenmageddon averted, but businesses not happy

Hermosa Beach Teenmageddon averted, but businesses not happy

by Kevin Cody On Aug. 2, nine days before the Teen Choice Awards were broadcast nationally on Fox from a stage on the beach south of the Hermosa pier., Steve Collins received a call at home from his Hermosa Cyclery partner Larry Burke, who was working at their downtown Hermosa store. “He was so flustered […]

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