Ryan McDonald

District OKs North School project

District OKs North School project

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City School District Board of Education unanimously approved the North School project last week, setting the stage for the reopening of the North Hermosa campus in an effort to remedy overcrowding in the district. The board’s vote approved a series of planning documents associated with the proposed North project, […]

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EPAC will shift focus to public outreach 

by Ryan McDonald Members of Hermosa Beach’s Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission will continue to help the city prepare for disasters, allaying fears circulating in recent weeks that the commission would be eliminated. The commissioners and the City Council agreed in a study session earlier this week that in the future the commission should increase its […]

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Hermoa Beach About Town

Homeless count The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will take place next week throughout Los Angeles County, with Hermosa’s taking place on Wednesday, Jan. 23. The count, organized by Los Angeles’ Homeless Services Authority, collects data that is ultimately used to determine the amount of aid local agencies will receive from the federal Department of […]

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Skechers breaks ground on PCH project

Skechers breaks ground on PCH project

by Ryan McDonald Looking out at an expanse of recently graded Hermosa Beach earth, Skechers president Michael Greenberg on Friday afternoon offered a series of timelines for the land on which he stood, the future site of Skechers’ design center. There were the roughly three-and-a-half years that the project took to make its way through […]

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South Bay scouts hit Rose Parade

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Council tackles rules for wireless

Council tackles rules for wireless

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa’s City Council advanced rules governing wireless communication facilities Tuesday night, attempting to keep up with rapid technological change and an evolving regulatory landscape. The council expressed unanimous support for a series of changes to the Hermosa Beach municipal code concerning the placement of the facilities in the public right of way. […]

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MAN OF THE YEAR

MAN OF THE YEAR

Barks is former mayor, Sister City prez by Ryan McDonald People kept telling George Barks that the city needed him. It was the early 1970s, and Barks kept hearing from residents about hot-button property rights issues. They thought his pro-business attitude was what the city needed, and urged him to run for City Council. But […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town

Meeting on future of EPAC The City Council and the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission will host a joint study session on Monday night regarding the current and future role of the commission. The commission, which formed in 2007, addresses a variety of public safety issues but, Commissioner Al Benson said at a meeting this week, […]

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Slaughter named Hermosa Chamber’s Woman of the Year

Slaughter named Hermosa Chamber’s Woman of the Year

by Ryan McDonald Sixteen-year-old Adrienne Slaughter was on stage in front of the members of the Atlanta Rotary Club. Before her was an audience of more than 500 people that included the CEOs of Coca-Cola and CNN. She was there telling the story of how she overcame a cancer diagnosis that forced the amputation of […]

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Popular Commuter Express route may get added hours

Popular Commuter Express route may get added hours

by Ryan McDonald A growing share of South Bay residents who work in Downtown Los Angeles relies on the Commuter Express 438, a bus line operated by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, for their daily trip to and from work. And, thanks to a grant that the department has received, there may be even […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town

  Ringing in the new year Pier Plaza was filled with families on New Year’s Eve for the 9 p.m. Beach Ball Drop, which coincides with the Ball Drop in New York City’s Time Square. At midnight the Plaza filled up again for a second Beach Ball Drop celebrating the start of the New Year […]

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Lost but not forgotten: Search for missing Manhattan Beach woman ends in tragedy, hope for the future

Lost but not forgotten: Search for missing Manhattan Beach woman ends in tragedy, hope for the future

  by Ryan McDonald Kirk Moody’s 26-month search for his missing wife ended as he had feared it might: with a phone call. The Manhattan Beach resident received the call the day after Christmas from Detective Mike Rosenberger of the Manhattan Beach Police Department. Officials from the California Department of Justice had confirmed through DNA […]

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Year in Review: Hermosa Beach

Year in Review:  Hermosa Beach

by Ryan McDonald The latest look at Strand & Pier The Strand & Pier project, a 100-room hotel and retail development proposed for the northeast corner of Pier Plaza, came before the Planning Commission for a first-look public hearing earlier this year. The project’s long term impacts are a source of endless speculation. Proponents say it […]

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Volunteering led McCall to school board

Volunteering led McCall to school board

  by Ryan McDonald Stephen McCall had every intention of voting for Measure Q. But, amid the demands of work and children, the hours of that November Tuesday back in 2014 slipped through his hands, and he never made it to the polling place. The bond measure, which would have raised funds to address overcrowding […]

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OLG School to add new facilities

  by Ryan McDonald Our Lady of Guadalupe School is planning new construction on its east Hermosa campus to provide additional classroom and administrative space. The plans received tentative approval from the Hermosa Beach Planning Commission last week. The school, which serves 257 students in preschool through eighth grade and is overseen by the neighboring […]

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