Kevin Cody

Pro surfer Ronnie Garner: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

Pro surfer Ronnie Garner: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

2019 Hermosa Walk of Fame inductee Ronnie Garner had a powerful, Hawaiian style bottom turn, but he also loved nose riding.

 Kevin Cody

Pro surfer Liz Benavidez: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

Pro surfer Liz Benavidez: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

“I wanted to be one of the boys. So I grabbed a board nobody was using and a pair of my brothers trunks. I was one of the first girls to wear trunks instead of a bathing suit.” — 2019 Hermosa Surfer Walk of Fame indicutee Liz Benavidez

 Kevin Cody

Shaper Pat Ryan: Hermosa Beach 2019 Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

Shaper Pat Ryan: Hermosa Beach 2019 Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

When people talk to me about the ‘good old days,’ I tell them, ‘The good old days’ are right now.’” — ET Surf shaper Pat Ryan

 Kevin Cody

Beach wheels: 2019 Buick Enclave Avenir is hard not to like

Beach wheels:  2019 Buick Enclave Avenir is hard not to like

The 2019 Buick Enclave Avenir Crossover Utility Vehicle represents some of Buick and GM’s best engineering and styling work to date.

 Kevin Cody

A shaper, two pro surfers, Beach Boys to be inducted in Hermosa Surfer Walk of Fame

A shaper, two pro surfers, Beach Boys to be inducted in Hermosa Surfer Walk of Fame

by Kevin Cody Surfboard shaper Pat Ryan, former pro surfers Liz Benavidez and Ronnie Garner, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Beach Boys will be inducted in the Hermosa Beach Surfer’s Walk of Fame on Saturday. The inductions will be held on the Hermosa Beach Pier at 11 a.m. A reception for the […]

 Kevin Cody

Risen Christ celebrated during Hermosa Beach Easter Sunrise services

Risen Christ celebrated during Hermosa Beach Easter Sunrise services

An estimated 1,000 parishoners turned out for Our Lady of Guadalupe’s annual Easter Sunrise Mass on the beach, just south of the Hermosa pier. A similar  number of worshipers greeted the Easter sunrise during services hosted by Hope Chapel on Pier Plaza.

 Kevin Cody

Farmers & Merchants Bank opens 25th branch in Redondo Beach

Farmers & Merchants Bank opens 25th branch in Redondo Beach

Farmers & Merchants Bank celebrated the grand opening in Redondo Beach of its 25th branch on Saturday with In-N-Out burgers and a $5,000 sweepstakes. The modern, new, 9,000 sq. ft. ,two story branch is at 1333 S. Pacific Coast Highway (at Avenue F).

 Kevin Cody

Hap Jacobs, last of Hermosa Beach’s Golden Age of Surfing shapers, shapes final surfboard

Hap Jacobs, last of Hermosa Beach’s Golden Age of Surfing  shapers, shapes final surfboard

Hap Jacobs, the last of Hermosa Beach’s legendary shapers from Surfing’s Golden Age, shaped his last surfboard last week.

 Kevin Cody

‘Saint Bob’ was MCHS teacher, counselor, coach

‘Saint Bob’ was MCHS teacher, counselor, coach

by Kevin Cody Bob Brigham began teaching at Mira Costa High School in 1951, one year after the school opened. Over the next 36 years, he taught history, government, social studies, psychology, typing and driver’s ed. He was also a counselor, sports announcer, and football, tennis, swimming and wrestling coach. Brigham passed away March 13, […]

 Kevin Cody

LA BioMed steps on world stage with opening of new bio lab

LA BioMed steps on world stage with opening of new bio lab

by Kevin Cody The opening of the glass-clad, silver framed, cubist-inspired LA BioMed MRL (Medical Research Laboratory) was celebrated Saturday with a ribbon cutting and tour for supporters. LA BioMed (Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute ) is in Torrance, next to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Architect Braulio Baptista, whose firm ZGF designed the $63 million, […]

 Kevin Cody

Banc of California opens new Manhattan Beach branch

Banc of California opens new Manhattan Beach branch

Banc of California celebrated the grand opening of its new Manhattan Beach branch in grand fashion Wednesday evening.

 Kevin Cody

SB Boardriders/Waterman’s Hermosa Beach contest brings out best in surfers and photographers (2)

SB Boardriders/Waterman’s Hermosa Beach contest brings out best in surfers and photographers (2)

Big, fast waves and clean conditions brought out the best in local surfers at the South Bay Boardriders/Waterman’s contest at the Hermosa Beach Pier on Sunday, March 24.

 Kevin Cody

SB Boardriders/Waterman’s Hermosa Beach contest brings out best in surfers and photographers

SB Boardriders/Waterman’s Hermosa Beach contest brings out best in surfers and photographers

Big, fast waves and clean conditions brought out the best in local surfers at the South Bay Boardriders/Waterman’s contest on Sunday, March 24 at the Hermosa Beach Pier.Photographers Steve Gaffney and Brad Jacobson showed just how good it was.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach hosts citywide yard sale

Hermosa Beach hosts citywide yard sale

A citywide, Hermosa Beach yard sale, organized by the city takes place Saturday March 30. Addresses of participating homes can be found here.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach doesn’t disappoint SB Boardriders/Waterman’s surf contestants

Hermosa Beach doesn’t disappoint SB Boardriders/Waterman’s surf contestants

Concerns that Hermosa Beach surf is too small for contests were disproved in dramatic fashion on Sunday. The nearly 200 entrants in the South Bay Boardriders/Waterman’s contest, held on the south side of the Hermosa Beach pier, arrived to find a four-foot swell that built to eight feet as the day progressed.