by Kevin Cody Preceding Friday night’s Hermosa Beach Double A Little League game, the visiting Dragons and home team Cypress Park Prowlers lined up along their respective first and third base baselines for an address by league president Jeff Miller. Miller stood on the newly installed Astroturf infield, facing a…

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  by Kevin Cody The Palos Verdes High School baseball team returned to school and practices this week after completing a 10-day quarantine, the school’s athletic director Brian Shapiro said on Tuesday. The team’s quarantine began over the weekend of April 16, when five of the players tested positive for COVID-19. The team is not…

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by Kevin Cody A press conference has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday morning at Bruce’s Beach Park in Manhattan Beach by Los Angeles County District 4 Supervisor Janice Hahn, State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and State Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). The purpose of the press conference is the “Announcement of SB 796 regarding Bruce’s…

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by Kevin Cody Bob Yassin, former Executive Director of Palos Verdes Art Center, adopts the persona of Vincent van Gogh during a virtual return to the Peninsula on Thursday, May 6, for the Art Center’s annual Chefs and Cellars celebration.  Yassin’s talk is a prelude to “Immersive van Gogh,” which is scheduled to open May…

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by Kevin Cody Every evening for two weeks, Renee Capozzola waited underwater in a shallow lagoon in Moorea, waiting for the sun to set, the wind to die, and Blacktip Sharks to swim by. The Palos Verdes High biology teacher wore a snorkel and mask and held a Canon Mark III camera, protected by a…

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by Kevin Cody “Too early to tell. It’s a great program and I hope we can keep it,” Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Scott Hale told Hermosa’s City Council Tuesday evening when asked if the Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard program would resume this summer. Two weeks ago, the council approved a list of beach…

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by Kevin Cody This Friday is Reveal Day for Hermosa Beach’s Secret Valentines. Over 100 Secret Valentines will drop gifts they purchased from Hermosa stores on the doorsteps of other Secret Valentines.  Participants in the Secret Valentine signed up at the start of the month at HermosaOne.com. They listed gifts they would like to receive…

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Many of the same market characteristics and behavior exhibited by investors at the height of our 2007  bubble in real estate and stocks are present today. Risks increase as markets and valuations rise, since the projected returns, based on historical values and price trends, decline. As a bull market in stocks or real estate ages…

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Last year at this time I was constructive on the market, despite many headwinds and the ongoing turmoil in Europe. Valuations and dividends were fairly attractive and they still are. Despite the volatility, the market ended 2012, having posted yet another positive year since the market began this current bull run, which started in March…

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