Kevin Cody

Ceremony honors MBPD’s Martin Ganz

Ceremony honors MBPD’s Martin Ganz

by Kevin Cody Manhattan Beach Police Capt. Tim Hageman recalled the first time he met Manhattan Beach Police Officer Martin Ganz. “I had made a lateral transfer from another department and was walking in the door to the Manhattan department for the first time. An officer approached me and said, ‘Are you, Hageman? I’m Martin.’” […]

 Kevin Cody

New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop a new Hermosa Beach tradition

New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop a new Hermosa Beach tradition

The Beach Ball drop at midnight on Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach has joined the city’s Saint Patrick Day’s Parade as one of the community’s most popular traditions.

 Kevin Cody

Ocean warmer than the sand at Hermosa Beach Polar Bear Swim

Ocean warmer than the sand at Hermosa Beach Polar Bear Swim

Despite clear blue skies, the ocean was still warmer than the air at the 29th Annual 16th Street Hermosa Beach New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach remembers Martin Ganz, first police officer lost in line of duty

Manhattan Beach remembers Martin Ganz, first police officer lost in line of duty

Manhattan Beach remembers Martin Ganz on 25th Anniversary of his murder, following a traffic stop at the Manhattan Village Mall on Dec. 27, 1993.

 Kevin Cody

Car chase leads to arrests following police containment of South Hermosa Beach

Car chase leads to arrests following police containment of South Hermosa Beach

A North Lucia resident’s call to Redondo Beach police Thursday afternoon about two suspicious men in her neighborhood led to a car chase that ended with a crash in Hermosa Beach and the arrest of two 24-year-old suspects.

 Kevin Cody

Webber’s duel barrel race in South Redondo Beach surf

Webber’s duel barrel race in South Redondo Beach surf

Pat Webber had a shaky start on a double overhead wave in South Redondo on the day after Christmas. But he made up for it.

 Kevin Cody

Surfing Santa makes an early holiday delivery to the South Bay

Surfing Santa makes an early holiday delivery to the South Bay

Surfing Santa visited the South Bay last week to bring an early holiday season present of some of the best December waves in recent memory.

 Kevin Cody

Afternoon session at the SB Boardriders/Jack’s Showdown surf in El Porto

Afternoon session at the SB Boardriders/Jack’s Showdown surf in El Porto

Even when the tide dropped and the wind shifted onshore, the SB Boardriders/Jack’s Showdown contest on Dec. 8 in El Porto still provided showcase opportunities for the nearly 200 contestants, as seen in these afternoon photos by Steve Gaffney.

 Kevin Cody

Paddleboarding memorial proposed for Manhattan Beach pier lot

Paddleboarding memorial proposed for Manhattan Beach pier lot

by Kevin Cody A bronze sculpture of a life-size, male paddler standing in front of an upright, 18-foot-tall paddleboard, flanked by male and female knee paddlers is being proposed for the Manhattan Beach parking lot, south of the pier. The area is presently barren, except for an industrial size trash bin. The three bronze paddlers […]

 Kevin Cody

El Porto delivers for SBBC Jack’s Showdown Surf Contest

El Porto delivers for SBBC Jack’s Showdown Surf Contest

Just how good the surf was last Saturday for the South Bay Boardriders/Jack’s Showdown is apparent in the contest photos by Steve Gaffney.

 Kevin Cody

King Harbor Boat Parade attracts record number of entries

King Harbor Boat Parade attracts record number of entries

The theme for the 26th Annual King Harbor Boat Parade was “Deck the Hulls with Love.” So it was fitting that Saturday evening’s grand marshall was Torrance resident Ted Lange, better known as Isaac the bartender on the long running (1977-1987) television show “The Love Boat.”

 Kevin Cody

Beach sports – Jordan, Scott, Lambert

Beach sports – Jordan, Scott, Lambert

inducted in 2018 Volleyball Hall of Fame

 Kevin Cody

Beach history – Hermosa Historical Society

Beach history – Hermosa Historical Society

“Dances into the future”

 Kevin Cody

El Porto delivers perfect conditions for SB Boardriders/Jack’s Surf contest

El Porto delivers perfect conditions for SB Boardriders/Jack’s Surf contest

Former U.S. surfing champion Mike Purpus said the season opening South Bay Boardriders/Jack’s Surf contest “looked like Rincon, on a good day.” Purpus has been known to exaggerate, but he wasn’t on Saturday at 45th Street in Manhattan Beach.

 Kevin Cody

Chanukah celebration

Chanukah  celebration

  Photos by Kevin Cody Local Jewish communities gathered for the fifth annual Hermosa Beach Chanukah celebration on pier plaza Sunday afternoon. The Jewish Community Center children’s choir sang traditional Chanukah songs, followed by the Redondo Beach Marching band, under the direction of Raymond Vizcarra. For more information visit JCCMB.com.