Kevin Cody

Spotlight on the hill – Art inspired entertaining

Spotlight on the hill – Art inspired entertaining

Las Candalistas

 Kevin Cody

Red Tail Hawk Mary protects Hermosa Beach House Hotel

Red Tail Hawk Mary protects Hermosa Beach House Hotel

Falconer James Androtte and his red tail hawk Mary were scaring away pigeons and seagulls from the Beach House Hotel on the Hermosa Beach Strand Monday morning.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan, Hermosa firefighters host 26th Annual Beach Cities Toy Drive

Manhattan, Hermosa firefighters host 26th Annual Beach Cities Toy Drive

Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach/Los Angeles firefighters gathered with volunteers Saturday at the Manhattan Civic Center to launch the 26th Annual Beach Cities Toy Drive.

 Kevin Cody

Beach sports – Scare N’ Tear helps save lives

Beach sports – Scare N’ Tear helps save lives

Thick fog and scary surf provided ideal conditions for the annual Spyder Surf Scar N’ Tear contest at the Manhattan Beach pier on the weekend before Halloween. Over 50 rippers and ghouls participated in the contest, founded in 2005 by Charlie Ninegar to honor Mira Costa High schoolmate Adam Frand, who died from cardiac arrest. […]

 Kevin Cody

Beach people – Residents urged to choose life at Tree of Life Synagogue vigil

Beach people – Residents urged to choose life at Tree of Life Synagogue vigil

Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

 Kevin Cody

South Bay watermen boat in supplies to Woolsey Fire victims

South Bay watermen boat in supplies to Woolsey Fire victims

Undeterred by road closures, South Bay waterman deliver basic necessities by boat to North Santa Monica Bay fire victims.

 Kevin Cody

Gelson’s Market welcomes Manhattan Beach neighbors

Gelson’s Manhattan Beach neighbors were offered a sampling of Gelson’s popular take-home Thanksgiving dinner, along with fresh orange juice, grilled steak, cheeses and what Executive Director of Fresh Foods Paul Nealon called, “our famous kale salad” at Sunday’s soft opening.

 Kevin Cody

Woolsey fire dominates South Bay skyline

Woolsey fire dominates South Bay skyline

What appeared from the Beach Cities to be an enormous cloudbank midday Thursday prooved to be smoke from the Woolsey fire.

 Kevin Cody

Beach charity – Philanthropy

Beach charity – Philanthropy

Sandpipers exhibit in Hermosa

 Kevin Cody

Beach people – Mallet of justice

Beach people – Mallet of justice

keeps pumpkins on track

 Kevin Cody

Democrat dominance dampens voter turnout in Beach Cities

Democrat dominance dampens voter turnout in Beach Cities

by Kevin Cody Beach Cities turnout for Tuesday’s midterm elections was only a few percentage points higher than in the Obama-era midterm elections in 2014. Approximately 50 percent of registered voters in Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, and 40 percent of Redondo Beach and El Segundo voters, made it to the polls on Tuesday. By […]

 Kevin Cody

Temple Emet vigil

A prayer vigil in memory of those killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh last month was held Friday at Temple Emet in Torrance. Eleven candles were lit by Temple President Diana Wolff, and Sisterhood President Wendy Wengrow as the individual names of the 11 victims were read by Rabbi Cantor Didi.  

 Kevin Cody

Doubling down on schools

Doubling down on schools

Melanie Lundquist shares her hopes and fortune for California schools

 Kevin Cody

Beyond beer [restaurant review]

Beyond beer [restaurant review]

Redondo Beach Brewing emerges from the microbrewery era with an ambitious menu and cocktails as well as craft beer

by Richard Foss Food fads aren’t a new thing in California. At various times in the 20th century we went nuts for fondue, sukiyaki, Cajun blackened everything, and various other items. The book Fashionable Food chronicles these gyrations during the last hundred years, and some things that were wildly popular seem inexplicable. Why were pineapple […]

 Kevin Cody

Marshall Tuck and his quest to restore schools

Marshall Tuck and his  quest to restore schools

Tuck on a roll by Kevin Cody Marshall Tuck waived a six-pound, 2,500 page California State codebook over his head in the manner of a seasoned politician bemoaning over-regulation for all that ails us. Then fanning the 2,500 pages, he said, “Government has replaced creativity with bureaucracy. It makes it almost impossible for people to […]