Kevin Cody

Barfly: Open Mmic at FFFF

Due to the increasing popularity of Hermosa Beach open mic nights for musicians, Fat Face Fenner’s Fishack, Pier Plaza, HB now hosts an open mic night on Wednesdays.

 Kevin Cody

A La Carte: Waterman’s, Izakaya-ya, Lou-E-Louey’s…

Ortega 120 has been calling their popular tequila classes “Tequila University,” a happy little conceit that is suddenly more real than it used to be. El Camino College decided that the classes are actually informative enough that culinary students can get class credit.

 Kevin Cody

March 18, 2010

Hermosa isn’t Leisure World
Dear ER:
It’s a hoot to hear how folks like Howard Longacre bemoan restaurants and bars for the liquor they serve, as if having a beer with a burrito is a precursor to social decline (“Freeze bars, not police,” ER Letters Mar. 3, 2010). Perhaps Longacre should inquire about where his meager Prop 13 limited property tax ranks in filling the coffers of the City’s revenue?

 Kevin Cody

Tales of Olympic Hockey from Manhattan’s Kings


The three Manhattan Beach residents were members of the silver-medal winning USA men’s Olympic hockey team that fell to Canada 3-2 in overtime of the gold-medal game after dramatically tying the score with 24.4 seconds left in regulation.

 Kevin Cody

Former Costa hoops stars honored

by Randy Angel It’s been two years since Mikah Maly-Karros and Megan Richardson led the Mira Costa girls basketball team to the CIF State Championship finals, but at the conclusion of this year’s collegiate regular season, the sophomores ended up on the same team. Continuing to show the dominance exhibited during their prep careers, Maly-Karros […]

 Kevin Cody

Costa, Redondo won’t back down


Volleyball teams see where they stand.
by Randy Angel They spent two days battling elite teams from California and Hawaii but the boys volleyball teams from Mira Costa and Redondo can’t seem to get enough. Both schools will take on top-ten ranked teams this week as they prepare for the opening of Bay League action in two weeks.

 Kevin Cody

Costa, Redondo end tourney on high notes

by Randy Angel Mira Costa and Redondo concluded the El Segundo baseball tournament Saturday with victories in consolation games in the Gold and Blue Division, respectively. Torrance, ranked No. 7 and last year’s runner in CIF Division 4, pounded Narbonne 15-0 in five innings in the Gold Division championship game. Josh Mingura tossed a no-hitter […]

 Kevin Cody

Holly Beck bombs SF hill [VIDEO]

 Kevin Cody

State questions permit for worksite

Cal-OSHA officials said a contractor should have gotten a state excavation permit for shoring that was being performed when a worker was buried and killed at a large building under construction near South Park. The contractor said he had city permits, and did not know whether Cal-OSHA’s contention about a state permit was correct.

 Kevin Cody

Ten teaching positions axed for now

by Robb Fulcher The Hermosa Beach City School Board has moved to ax 10 full-time teaching positions at the beginning of the next school year, unless more money is found to save the positions. For several years running, the school board has handed formal layoff notices to teachers in the spring, to meet a state-mandated […]

 Kevin Cody

Bicycle ‘heroes’ are honored

by Robb Fulcher Julian Katz, who spearheaded Hermosa’s Bicycle Master Plan, and Todd Dipaola, founder of the South Bay Bicycle Coalition, will be honored by the VOICE organization as 2010 Environmental Heroes. Katz and Dipaola will be honored at the South Bay’s 18th annual Earth Day Concert and Celebration Saturday, April 17 at Polliwog Park […]

 Kevin Cody

About Town

Civic development Councilman Howard Fishman announced the formation of the Hermosa Beach Community Alliance, led in part by prominent businesspeople, that hopes to serve as a liaison between the City Council and residents, civic groups and business community. The impetus for the group’s formation was “the excessive negative campaigning” in the 2009 City Council election, […]

 Kevin Cody

Former Costa hoops stars honored

by Randy Angel It’s been two years since Mikah Maly-Karros and Megan Richardson led the Mira Costa girls basketball team to the CIF State Championship finals, but at the conclusion of this year’s collegiate regular season, the sophomores ended up on the same team. Continuing to show the dominance exhibited during their prep careers, Maly-Karros […]

 Kevin Cody

Beach Cities Sports

Running The Redondo Union High School Athletic Association and the Redondo Union High School Alumni Association will be holding the “Striff/Seifert Memorial Track Meet” on Saturday, June 5 at 12 p.m. Admission is free. Participation fee is $25 per person. A pancake breakfast will be served the morning of the event in the RUHS cafeteria […]

 Kevin Cody

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Hermosa Beach Mar. 13