COVID-19

 Kevin Cody

Pandemic cancels International Surf Festival, but not Surf Festival traditions

Pandemic cancels International Surf Festival, but not Surf Festival traditions

Pandemic cancels International Surf Festival, but not Surf Festival traditions.

 Kevin Cody

Dr. Pissed Off: Plague precautions 101

Dr. Pissed Off: Plague precautions 101

by Dr. Pissed Off People are idiots.  That is why, at the risk of being annoying and repetitive, I am reviewing how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.  Social distance: There is a lot of discussion regarding aerosol, large droplets and surface transmission of SARS-COV-2. The greatest risk is due to airborne droplets containing […]

 Kevin Cody

16th Street Ironman upholds Hermosa Beach July 4 tradition

16th Street Ironman upholds Hermosa Beach July 4  tradition

When Hermosa Ironman veterans’ Mark Koenigsknecht, Florencio Mendoza and Ambrosio Avestruz learned the Fourth of July tradition was cancelled because of the difficulty social distancing in a drunken mosh pit, they enlisted their 16th Street walk street neighbors in a mini Fourth of July Hermosa Ironman.

 Kevin Cody

Pandemic stops paddleboard races, but not paddlers

Pandemic stops paddleboard races, but not paddlers

Despite the cancellation of ocean competition, as a result of the pandemic, paddlers continue to paddle. A popular workout is hosted by Jay Russell on Thursday evenings at 16th Street in Hermosa.

 Kevin Cody

The Lundquist Institute researchers conduct large scale clinical trials of Oxford’s promising COVID-19 vaccine

The Lundquist Institute researchers conduct large scale clinical trials of Oxford’s promising COVID-19 vaccine

The Lundquist Foundation researcher Dr. Eric Daar is helping conduct large scale clinical trials of a promising vaccine developed at the University of Oxford in England.

 Kevin Cody

Patio patron Peter Nolan boosts fundraising effort for Hermosa Beach businesses

Patio patron Peter Nolan boosts fundraising effort for Hermosa Beach businesses

A fund to help downtown Hermosa Beach businesses survive the pandemic has raised almost $50,000.

 Kevin Cody

New Hermosa Beach Schools Superintendent Jason Johnson tackles the pandemic

New Hermosa Beach Schools Superintendent Jason Johnson tackles the pandemic

Hermosa Beach Schools Superintendent Jason Johnson is beginning a new job in a new school district in the midst of what he called “the most dramatic change in education, ever.”

 Kevin Cody

Maskless in public to get $100 fines, angry Manhattan Beach council orders

Maskless in public to get $100 fines, angry Manhattan Beach council orders

Fines of $100 for not wearing masks in public while not social distancing were approved on a 4 to 1 vote by an angry Manhattan Beach City Council.

 Dan Smith

COVID Q&A with Dr. William Kim

COVID Q&A with Dr. William Kim

When should I get tested for COVID-19? What is Close Contact? Answers to these and more questions about COVID-19

By Dan Smith, Beach Cities Health District Q: My friend just tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do now? Dr. Kim: The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone who has been in close contact (see below) with someone who has COVID-19 should quarantine themselves for 14 days. If you begin to experience […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach’s $1,000 social distancing fines questioned

by Mark McDermott  On Saturday morning, April 4, Nick Winnie went for a little walk with his fiancee, three-year-old stepson, and dog in North Manhattan Beach. It was the third weekend since the statewide “Stay At Home” lockdown had been enacted. Winnie and his little family unit had been giving themselves 20 minutes of outdoor […]

 Kevin Cody

Dr. Pissed Off: The bleeding stops when people bleed to death

Dr. Pissed Off: The bleeding stops when people bleed to death

Two, maybe three will die. How do we know that? Because in the three Beach Cities 489 people have had COVID-19 and 15 of them are dead. That’s three percent of detected cases, on the button. 

 Mark McDermott

Realtor Greg Geilman, who had COVID-19, uses ‘Domo Gives’ project to sell three houses free for others impacted by virus

Realtor Greg Geilman, who had COVID-19, uses ‘Domo Gives’ project to sell three houses free for others impacted by virus

    by Mark McDermott  In late March, a strange, distressing, and potentially awful thing happened to Greg Geilman. He fell ill with COVID-19.  Geilman, who is 50, started feeling ill and self-isolated on March 12, but was unable to find any medical facility that would test him for the virus. Things took a turn […]

 Dan Smith

“Safe in the South Bay” Program Aims to Reassure Public, Help Local Businesses & Restaurants Comply with County Health Order

“Safe in the South Bay” Program Aims to Reassure Public, Help Local Businesses & Restaurants Comply with County Health Order

Chambers of Commerce, Beach Cities Health District Provide Guidance for Area Businesses

By Dan Smith, Beach Cities Health District A new program in four South Bay cities will highlight businesses that are actively working to protect their employees and customers and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as Los Angeles County continues its Roadmap to Recovery. Los Angeles County indicated that over the weekends of May 30, June […]

 Dan Smith

Face Coverings: Our Actions = Results

Face Coverings: Our Actions = Results

Like seat belts, face coverings are an easy way to have a positive impact on your community

By Tom Bakaly, CEO, Beach Cities Health District It’s time to wear your face coverings. Like it or not, COVID-19 is going to be around for a while.  The safest thing to do is physically distance.  We did that and demonstrated that the strategy was not economically sustainable.  So, the Country opened while the threat […]

 Mark McDermott

LA County to close beaches for the 4th of July weekend

LA County to close beaches for the 4th of July weekend

by Mark McDermott  The County of Los Angeles announced Monday afternoon that beaches will be closed the entirety of the 4th of July weekend due to a spike in COVID-19 cases that has brought the county’s total to over 100,000. The closure, which includes parking lots serving beaches, will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday and […]

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