Ryan McDonald

Public nuisance hearing set for Crossfit gym

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach will conduct a public hearing this summer that could force major changes at Crossfit Horsepower, a Cypress Street gym at the center of a quality of life battle with some neighboring residents. The City Council voted 3-0 at their Tuesday night meeting to schedule the nuisance hearing for their July […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town

Hermosa Beach About Town

Judge candidates, off the bench David Berger was holding court near a bowl of chips and salsa, explaining the tangled history behind California’s judicial elections. Meanwhile, Sydne Michel was describing a morning spent with the Mexican American Bar Association Political Action Committee. Berger, a Los Angeles County deputy district attorney, and Michel, a senior deputy […]

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Hermosa Beach Planning Commission rejects ‘granny flats’ ordinance

Hermosa Beach Planning Commission rejects ‘granny flats’ ordinance

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach Planning Commission unanimously opposed advancing an ordinance governing accessory dwelling units at its Tuesday night meeting, signaling serious concern with the ways recent California laws could impact Hermosa’s quality of life and community character. In an effort to comply with new rules from the state legislature, the proposed ordinance […]

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Commission rejects plan for ‘granny flats’

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach Planning Commission unanimously opposed advancing an ordinance governing accessory dwelling units at its Tuesday night meeting, signaling serious concern with the ways recent California laws could impact Hermosa’s quality of life and community character. In an effort to comply with new rules from the state legislature, the proposed ordinance […]

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South Bay support sought for fast-track of Metro rail project

by Ryan McDonald There are few places harder to reach from the South Bay than West Hollywood: no freeway passes through it, and those that will bring drivers near it are constantly packed. But with a bit of help from regional transportation officials, residents could be able to get there in less than 40 minutes […]

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Surfing in the Material World

Surfing in the Material World

The Founders’ Cup brought perfect waves and thousands of fans to the WSL Surf Ranch. Will it change surfing as we know it? by Ryan McDonald Joel Parkinson, a square-jawed Australian and surfing’s 2012 world champion, was sitting in the water, waiting for a wave. And waiting. In the ocean, waves tend to come in […]

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Hermosa About Town

Hermosa About Town

Tent talks, concert   Good World Power of Peace, a Hermosa Beach-based nonprofit, will host an all-day event Saturday devoted to bringing millennials together to make a positive impact on the world. The event will be held at South Park and begins at 10 a.m. with a series of “In Tent Talks,” in which facilitators […]

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Surf camps open door to the ocean

Surf camps open door to the ocean

Camps teach the sport of surfing and ocean safety

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Off-site drop-offs could ease traffic around Hermosa Beach’s North School

Off-site drop-offs could ease traffic around Hermosa Beach’s North School

by Ryan McDonald With concerns that reopening North School could lead to periodic traffic jams in the area, some residents are floating alternative locations to pick up and drop-off students as a potential solution. Last week, the Hermosa Beach City School District voted to invite new comments on the traffic and transportation section of the […]

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Hermosan Brent Broza captures winning wave at Jaws for second time

Hermosan Brent Broza captures winning wave  at Jaws for second time

by Ryan McDonald Some days, you’re on top of the world. And some days, you think the world might to end. Those two days came in quick succession this winter for Hermosa Beach photographer Brent Broza, who collected his second WSL Big Wave Paddle Award on April 29 for a shot taken earlier this year […]

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Hermosa Beach Police Beat

Dog foils burglary attempt An apparent burglary attempt at a South Hermosa residence last month came to an end when the suspect fled after hearing the barking of a dog belonging to the potential victim. The incident occurred early in the morning of April 26 at a home in the 500 block of Hermosa Avenue, […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town

Greenbelt infiltration project The City of Hermosa Beach will host a site tour and public meeting for a stormwater infiltration project proposed to go under a segment of the Greenbelt in South Hermosa. On Thursday at 6:30 p.m., city officials and project consultants will gather at the intersection of Second Street and Valley Drive to […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town

Hermosa Beach About Town

Yellow Vase coming to PCH A bakery, cafe and flower shop are headed for one of the busiest intersections in Hermosa Beach — and they’ll all be under the same roof. The Yellow Vase, a South Bay-based restaurant group whose locations also serve as florists and offer goods baked in-house, plans to open in the […]

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Live from the WSL Founders’ Cup

Live from the WSL Founders’ Cup

Saturday marks the beginning of the WSL Founder’s Cup of Surfing, held at the Surf Ranch, a revolutionary wave pool created by 11-time world champion Kelly Slater, in Lemoore, Calif, about 35 miles outside of Fresno.

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New traffic analysis OK’d for North School

New traffic analysis OK’d for North School

by Ryan McDonald The board of the Hermosa Beach City School District has approved a new traffic analysis associated with the rebuilding of North School. The City of Hermosa Beach had expressed concerns that previous assessments did not adequately address potential gridlock resulting from reopening the school. At a special meeting Monday night, the board […]

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