Kevin Cody

Budweiser Clydesdales team highlights Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Parade

Budweiser Clydesdales team highlights Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Parade

The Budweiser Clydesdales, along with over 100 marching bands, vintage autos and community organizations drew a record number of spectators to the Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday.

 Kevin Cody

Mother’s Market goes all organic in Manhattan Beach

Mother’s Market goes all organic in Manhattan Beach

Grocery shoppers in the Beach Cities have a new market to choose from their already abundant choices. On Saturday, Mother’s Market & Kitchen opened its 16,000 square foot Manhattan Beach  market in the former Fresh & Easy  location. 

 Kevin Cody

Skechers Walk tops $2 millionfor special ed kids and schools

Skechers Walk tops $2 millionfor special ed kids and schools

by Kevin Cody “Thank God, Rabbi Yossi Mintz made a mistake after arriving at LAX from New York. He turned south and settled in the South Bay instead of going north, to the Valley,” Skechers CEO Michael Greenberg told guests last Thursday during the 10th Annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk check presentations at […]

 Kevin Cody

Best charity fundraiser – Richstone Family Center

Best charity fundraiser – Richstone Family Center

Affair of the Heart

 Kevin Cody

Gelson’s feeds Manhattan Beach Ed Foundation

Gelson’s feeds Manhattan Beach Ed Foundation

The Manhattan Beach Ed Foundation received a boost Saturday of five percent of the day’s sales from the new, Manhattan Beach Gelson’s Market.

 Kevin Cody

PVE council incumbents ousted

Candidate Votes Percent Michael Kemps          1,617 21.23 David McGowan        1,557 20.44 Victoria Lozzi            1,504 19.74 Jennifer L. King         1,214 15.94 Betty Lin Peterson      889 11.67 Kevin F. McCarthy      646 8.48 Jeff Groves                  191 2.51   Challengers to incumbent councilmembers Jennifer King and Betty Lin Peterson found favor with voters during Tuesday’s Palos Verde Estates elections. […]

 Kevin Cody

Roger Bacon: Hermosa Beach’s ‘Wheels and Deals’ man

Roger Bacon: Hermosa Beach’s ‘Wheels and Deals’ man

Roger Bacon used bathing beauties, car crashes, fist fights, and football to sell cars at the beach. It was a wild ride for a little beach town

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach businessman Roger Bacon seals final deal

Hermosa Beach businessman Roger Bacon seals final deal

Roger Bacon learned the power of showmanship in his teen years at his father’s auto dealership, Les Bacon Ford, where he made a Southern California catchphrase of “Get off your couch and come on down to Les Bacon Ford.” He went on to become of Hermosa’s most influential and controversial businessman.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand asks for patience in Harbor and AES developments

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand asks for patience in Harbor and AES developments

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand asks for patience in Harbor and AES developments during State of the City Address

 Kevin Cody

El Segundo Alpha Aquatics enjoys home pool advantage

El Segundo Alpha Aquatics enjoys home pool advantage

Residents rally for Alpha Aquatics by Kevin Cody Alpha Aquatics was young, under-sized and outspent when it entered the competition for pool time at the El Segundo Wiseburn Aquatics Center. The top-ranked team was Redondo Beach-based Beach Cities Swimming. Beach Cities has over 400 swimmers, compared to Alpha’s 130. Beach Cities is a decade old, […]

 Kevin Cody

Bullish on SoCal

Bullish on SoCal

Christopher Thornberg made his name as an economic forecaster by predicting the 2008 Great Recession in 2006. — Photo by Kevin Cody The Bay Area has never been a dominant source of growth. It’s too small. It has seven million people. LA County alone has 10.5 million.— Economist Christopher Thornberg by Kevin Cody Economist Christopher […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach About Town

Rain drain A sinkhole closed 35th Street in Hermosa Beach, between Hermosa and Manhattan avenues last Thursday. The street was reopened Friday afternoon after work crews filled in the 15-foot-square hole. Lights out A light pole in the Trader Joe’s parking lot at Pacific Coast Highway and Aviation Boulevard landed on a car after being […]

 Kevin Cody

Joann Turk was an anchor of Redondo Beach King Harbor

Joann Turk was an anchor of Redondo Beach King Harbor

JoAnn Turk’s passing at age 80 marked the further fading away of the World War II generation that built King Harbor and for whom community service was an unshirkable duty.

 Kevin Cody

Jennifer Cody was long time PVE resident, attorney, Realtor

Jennifer Cody was long time  PVE resident, attorney, Realtor

Jennifer Cody, a long time Palos Verdes Estates resident, attorney and Realtor, passed away on February 8.

 Kevin Cody

Sling Pilot Academy offers free Valentines Day flight lesson to Federal employees

Sling Pilot Academy offers free Valentines Day flight lesson to Federal employees

Sling Pilot Academy will offer a free flying course and a flight on Valentine’s Day for federal/TSA employees looking to start a new career.  The event will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Thursday, February 14

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