Ryan McDonald

Redondo demands nearly half a million dollars after Hermosa Beach backs out of water project

Redondo demands nearly half a million dollars after Hermosa Beach backs out of water project

  by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach is facing demands from neighboring Redondo Beach to turn over more than $400,000 related to a multi-city ocean water quality project, potentially imperiling cooperation on a critical environmental issue. In a letter sent last Wednesday to Hermosa Mayor Stacey Armato, Redondo Mayor Bill Brand demanded that Hermosa return $431,615.05 […]

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Hermosa Beach Lineup for Hermosa Summer Concerts announced

Hermosa Beach Lineup for Hermosa Summer Concerts announced

By Ryan McDonald  Hermosa Beach will host two weekends of free summer concerts on the beach this August, with an eclectic and modern collection of acts playing on stage in the sand the last two weekends of the month. This year’s offerings will be closer to a festival-style experience than in the past, with acts […]

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Lineup for Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts announced

Lineup for Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts announced

By Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach will host two weekends of free summer concerts on the beach this August, with an eclectic and modern collection of acts playing on stage in the sand the last two weekends of the month. This year’s offerings will be closer to a festival style experience than in the past, with […]

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Hermosa Beach company hopes to redefine CBD market

by Ryan McDonald When Josh Standifer was a kid, his mother would periodically summon him to her room using the noise made from banging a ladle against a soup can. A series of compounding health problems frequently left her unable to care for herself, and Standifer was taking care of his mother from a young […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town

Eighth Street fixes underway Crews began staging equipment on Monday for long-awaited fixes to Eighth Street, which will provide ADA accessible sidewalks on both sides of the street. Work will first be done on the north side of the street, heading west from Valley Drive toward Hermosa Avenue, and is expected to last approximately 45 […]

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Van Huisen was beloved owner of Barnacles, developer, dies

Van Huisen was beloved owner of Barnacles, developer, dies

by Ryan McDonald After returning to the South Bay from the desert in the mid 2000s, Ted Van Huisen bought a pair of Harley Davidson motorcycles: one for himself, and one for someone else to ride with him. The someone else would turn out to be Ted, Jr., one of his children, whom he taught […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town

Shakespeare by the Sea   Fans of stirring oratory can stop by Valley Park next Wednesday night for a performance of perhaps the most patriotic Shakespeare play. And those with a more questionable allegiance to the Bard can stop by Thursday evening, for a performance of his shortest. Shakespeare by the Sea, which is now […]

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Algae poisoning suspected in dolphin death

Algae poisoning suspected in dolphin death

by Ryan McDonald Authorities say a dolphin that washed ashore in Hermosa Beach last week and later died might have been suffering from poisoning caused by eating other fish that had consumed seasonal algae. The dolphin washed up on the sand near 29th Street about 7:30 p.m. June 20, according to the Los Angeles County […]

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Last call for Suzy’s leaves musicians singing the blues

Last call for Suzy’s leaves musicians singing the blues

by Ryan McDonald Chuck Mathieu stood in front of a podium near the entrance to Suzy’s Bar and Grill on Tuesday night. With his Suzy’s t-shirt, his periodic glances at a bound book resting on the podium, and the swarm of people coming up to talk with him, a newcomer to Suzy’s could be forgiven […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town

Extra police presence for 4th Public safety officials will be out in force for the upcoming Fourth of July as part of Hermosa Beach’s attempts to continue to limit raucous behavior on the holiday. Existing prohibitions on fireworks, underage drinking, and drinking in public will all be strictly enforced, according to a letter from Acting […]

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Story prompts search for painting

Story prompts search for painting

by Ryan McDonald Manhattan Beach resident Nancy Grenier has painted all her life, and has done outdoor scenes up and down the California coast. But it was a watercolor of some apartments in her hometown that proved perhaps her most popular work of art. Grenier, who studied art and education at Occidental College, painted a […]

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Armato puts power (and remote controls) in people’s hands

Armato puts power (and remote controls) in people’s hands

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach Mayor Stacey Armato probably didn’t have to practice quite as much as mayors past for her State of the City address last week. That’s because, for large portions of the speech, Armato put the microphone in the hands of the people she said were doing much of the work of […]

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HB dedicates Katz Bikeway

HB dedicates Katz Bikeway

State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi comforts Gila Katz two weeks ago during the naming of the Hermosa Avenue bikeway in honor of her recently deceased husband Julian, a longtime bicycle activist. The June 6 dedication was a year to the day of his passing from prostate cancer. “Julian would say, ‘Let’s keep working, keep moving along. […]

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Manhattan Beach About Town

McArthur named firefighter of the year Once a year, the Manhattan Beach Fire Department recognizes one of its own as an exemplar of what the organization strives to be for the entire community. This year’s firefighter of the year is Christian McArthur, an eight-year MBFD veteran who was publicly commended at the June 4 City […]

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Despite brawl, Hermosa Beach sticking with contract cities group

By Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach City Councilmember Jeff Duclos was fast asleep when the action started. Last month, Duclos was attending the California Contract Cities Association’s Annual Municipal Seminar at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Some time after midnight following the first day of the seminar, a brawl involving seven people, including elected […]

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