Former LA County Lifguard Amy Appelhans Gubser entered the water at Pirate’s Cove, on Point Dume and swam through the night to Rocky Point, in Palos Verdes. The north and south points of the Santa Monica Bay are separated by 28 statute miles of rich, open ocean.…
“This unveiling will make Hermosa Beach a beacon to the punk world,” Leadership Hermosa Beach board member and Hermosa parks and rec chairperson Jani Lange declared last month at the unveiling of Daniel Inez’s mural on a utility box at the southeast corner of Hermosa and Pier avenues in downtown Hermosa.
The utility box’s four corners bore street signs with the names of seminal Black Flag, Descendents, Circle Jerks and Pennywise. Seven other Hub (Hermosa Utility Box) murals were also unveiled last month. The project was organized by Leadership Hermosa Beach, which prepares residents for civic leadership roles. For more information about Leadership Hermosa Beach LeadershipHermosa.org.
Leadership Hermosa 2016 members with artist Daniel Inez (in black) and his tribute to Hermosa punk bands.
Camilla Serrano with Uncle Manny and cousin Sebastian.
Hermosa Beach council members Jason Massey and Carolyn Petty, city manager Tom Bakaly, Jani Lange and councilwoman Stacey Armato.
Rob Dob covered a utility box with four, troubled looking, adolescent surfers.
Two tall, narrow utility boxes designed by Jeff Fieger and Lisa Arnett celebrate Hermosa’s surf culture.
Carissa Catalina drew an art deco-inspired Hermosa sun logo hovering over a breaking wave.
Chris Miller celebrated early Hermosa, when the town was divided into tracts named after famous poets. Her mural includes early surfing and beach photos and inspirational quotes from Shakespeare, Tennyson, Keats and Longfellow.
Jake Tedesco covered an elevated utility box with a sparrow guarding her eggs opposite a garden scene with a lizard, a bee and flowering vines.
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