Kevin Cody

Monkey bars, movies at busy park

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Teaching posts on chopping block

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

About Town

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Beach Cities Sports

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Bascom Hill Music Video at Saint Rocke Tues. Feb. 23. To participate show up at 2 p.m. Must stay ’til 8 p.m. Then party.

 Kevin Cody

Belgian Sarah Bettens at the Lounge Friday night


Sarah Bettens comes to Life at The Lounge for one night, accompanied by her guitar and her trusted piano player, Clayton Senne, a young, accomplished songwriter in his own right.

 Kevin Cody

Stanley Clarke comes to Brixton


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.

 Kevin Cody

Letters February 18, 2010

Familiar ring
Dear ER,
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.

 Kevin Cody

Lady Mustangs rule the Bay court

Local teams head into postseason

 Kevin Cody

Beach Cities Sports

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Live at the Lounge: A shot of Brahms with a Schoenfield chaser


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.

 Kevin Cody

The wedding song, aboard Southwest Flight 3267

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

From the front


Joshua Dysart trudged war-torn Uganda to bring its cries to our comic book stores

 Kevin Cody

Split decision in stratospheric lawsuit

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…

 Kevin Cody

Writer helps with weight loss

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 […]