Part two of a series by Doris Beaman The park at Valley Drive and Gould Avenue in northern Hermosa is near and dear to me, lying as it does a few blocks from my home. Hermosa Valley Park, the 5.3-acre expanse of grassy fields, tree-dotted slopes, hardtop court, outdoor amphitheater and children’s play equipment forms […]
by Robb Fulcher Hermosa Beach City School District officials have once again prepared a list of teachers who will be laid off at the beginning of the next school year, unless more money is found to save their jobs. For several years running, parents and other community members save most of the jobs by raising […]
Oil check The City Council will meet in closed session March 9 to discuss Hermosa’s options in a potentially bankrupting breach-of-contract lawsuit by Macpherson Oil Company, which once planned to drill from a city-owned location. An appeals court recently returned the long-running lawsuit to a lower court, in a partial victory for the city. The […]
Baseball/Softball Redondo Union High School is hosting its alumni baseball game Saturday beginning with the Home Run Derby contest at 9 a.m. Batting practice will be held at 11:30 a.m., followed by the Alumni vs. Varsity game at 1 p.m. All former lettermen are invited. For more information, contact Bob Martin, 310-567-4405, or Head Coach […]
Bassist/composer/arranger Stanley Clark has been a highly visible and integral contributor to the world’s jazz music scene for decades. He’s performed with everybody, and Thursday night Stanley Clarke brings his quartet to Brixton on the Redondo Beach pier.
Having lived through more than two thirds of the 20th Century, I can testify that Ray Devore’s anti-intellectual, anti-artist sentiments, (“Outta heah,” ER letters, Feb. 11, 2010), though expressed vehemently, were expressed even more indelibly by despots of all stripes – from Franco to Pol Pot, Mao to Pinochet to Robt. Mugabe, etc.
Local teams head into postseason
Running American Martyrs School is hosting its 30th Annual 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8 a.m. The race course is a fast, challenging 5K (3.1 miles) through the Manhattan Beach Tree Section. Medals will be awarded to the top three in each age group along with individual and group costume contest winners. An awards […]
Comedy and Magic Club owner Mike Lacey took an unorthodox tact Saturday night to booking Live at the Lounge, his 90-seat music club next door to his comedy club. He scheduled five sets of classical music.
by Harold Payne [Editor’s note: The following is longtime South Bay musician Howard Payne’s account of how he came to sing a wedding song to a newly engaged couple on Southwest Flight 3267.] I was flying home to LA after performing in Kansas City, when a little while after take off the flight attendant asked […]
A 12-year lawsuit that could bankrupt the City of Hermosa Beach has been sent back to square one by an appeals court ruling, in what amounts to a split decision for the city.
The $500 million breach-of-contract lawsuit by Macpherson Oil Company had been on hold while a state appeals court considered a long-shot request by city officials to dismiss it altogether.
Courts had previously ruled that the city was guilty of breaching Macpherson’s oil drilling contract, and high stakes were riding on the city’s request: if it was granted, Macpherson’s lawsuit would simply go away…
by Robb Fulcher After Shannon Hammer lost 110 pounds – and continued to keep that weight off – she found that if she wanted the ideal companion book for her ongoing adventure, she would have to write it herself. The result is The Positive Portions Food & Fitness Journal, which can be used as a […]