Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

HBCSD head honored Superintendent Pat Escalante of the Hermosa Beach City School District was named a Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators, the district announced last week. The administrators organization, founded in 1971, is an advocacy group for public school students throughout the state, and has more than 17,000 members. […]

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Slackliners face tightrope walk in quest for dedicated park

Slackliners face tightrope walk in quest for dedicated park

  by Ryan McDonald Before they can test their balance in a park of their own, Hermosa Beach slackliners will have to walk a line even narrower than the ones they cross for fun: local politics. Hermosa’s Parks, Recreation and Community Resources Advisory Board gathered information last week about slacklining and the possibility of creating […]

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Hermosa police help arrest AZ murder suspects

Hermosa police help arrest AZ murder suspects

      by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach Police Officer Brent Zuber was on the beat in south Hermosa last Monday when he saw a young boy with a dog. The officer’s willingness to listen to that boy, police say, may have helped unravel a murder case. The boy had apparently traveled to the South […]

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Morris gets laughs from ‘Damage’

Morris gets laughs from ‘Damage’

  Keith Morris holds court at the Hermosa Museum Friday night in front of posters advertising shows that he played in as a member of Black Flag and the Circle Jerks. Morris started the evening by singing from memory the alma mater of Pier Avenue School, which once occupied the building where the Community Center […]

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Manhattan Beach About Town

‘Editor’ author to Pages Steven Rowley, author of the lauded 2016 novel “Lilly and the Octopus,” will be coming to Pages bookstore tonight, to talk about his latest novel “The Editor,” which pairs a writer seeking his big break with Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis as an editor. Rowley, who for years tried to break into screenwriting […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town

GWPOP focuses on youth Head down to the Hermosa Pier on Saturday, and you may be in for a rare sight: teenagers and 20-somethings turning off their cell phones. They’ll be attending Good World Power of Peace, an ambitious and diverse slate of events featuring food, music, yoga, and lyceum-style discussions about issues important to […]

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Punk rock lives on with fest openers X

Punk rock lives on with fest openers X

by Ryan McDonald It wouldn’t be a punk rock show if a few street urchins didn’t sneak in. By that measure and others, Thursday night’s BeachLife kickoff party featuring L.A. legends X was indeed punk rock. X, who along with Black Flag were one of six bands to appear in the influential first installment of […]

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Credit card of man killed in Mexico surfaces

Credit card of man killed in Mexico surfaces

by Ryan McDonald Police in Oklahoma are looking for a suspect who used a credit card belonging to a Hermosa Beach man who was killed in Mexico last year. The Oklahoma City Police Department posted two photos to its Twitter account on Friday of a man who allegedly used a credit card belonging to Taylor […]

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Photo gallery opens in downtown Manhattan Beach

Photo gallery opens in downtown Manhattan Beach

by Ryan McDonald Pacific Coast Gallery’s collection of high-quality images of surf and sound has moved from Hermosa to Manhattan Beach. Owners Matt and Monica Welch, South Bay residents, opened Pacific Coast in Hermosa in 2017. The new location, at 1217 Highland Ave., opens Friday. Pacific Coast specializes in extremely high-resolution images of nature, including […]

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The ‘Worm’ inducted into skateboarding hall of fame

The ‘Worm’ inducted into skateboarding hall of fame

by Ryan McDonald Much of Kevin Anderson’s best skating happened with few to no people there to see it. Anderson recalled going to the “vertibowl” at the Paramount Skatepark in the 1970s. To this day it is considered one of the largest and deepest skatepark bowls ever constructed. But 70 percent of the time, Anderson […]

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BeachLife brings Big Wave Awards to South Bay

BeachLife brings Big Wave Awards to South Bay

by Ryan McDonald The sun was sinking behind surfer Alex Gray, illuminating the Beach Cities and Palos Verdes Peninsula surf breaks, where Gray has scored some pretty sizeable waves. But some far bigger waves were about to unfold right behind him, inside Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon. Gray had the honor of presenting the men’s biggest […]

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Muratsuchi back in class for town hall

Muratsuchi back in class for town hall

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi hosted an Earth Day town hall at Hermosa Valley School on Saturday. Panelists addressed the latest science on rising sea levels, and how they could affect Hermosa and the rest of the California coast. Speakers included: Craig Cadwallader, head of the Surfrider Foundation’s South Bay chapter; Ian Fenty, a scientist in the […]

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After vote, EPAC members wonder: What’s in a name?

by Ryan McDonald A new acronym emerged from Hermosa’s Council Chambers last week: “EPAB.” It took a couple rolls of the tongue for staff and elected officials to get used to the four letters — the hard “a” was the preferred pronunciation, like “tab” rather than “about” — that Councilmember Justin Massey offered as a […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town

Rolling out “rideshare” zones Following the increasing popularity of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, and the corresponding decline in the use of taxi services, downtown Hermosa has designated several zones in its downtown for picking up and dropping off passengers. According to data from Uber, Hermosa Beach is one of the seven most popular […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town

Surfer’s Walk of Fame The induction ceremony for Hermosa’s Surfer’s Walk of Fame will take place this Saturday at 11 a.m. on Pier Plaza. This year’s inductees include Liz Benavidez, Ron Garner, Pat Ryan, and the Beach Boys. The induction ceremony will be immediately followed by Spyder Surf Fest, which will feature games, raffles, and […]

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