COVID-19

 Dan Smith

Tired of the Pandemic? You’re not alone

By Dan Smith, Beach Cities Health District We’re now into the eighth month of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve all learned to wash our hands for 20 seconds or more at a time and we know how far six feet is between us and the next closest person. When we leave our homes, we’ve always taken […]

 Kevin Cody

Pleasures of King Harbor: Bad Seeds bring back the music

Pleasures of King Harbor: Bad Seeds bring back the music

After more than six months of canceling shows, several local bands have found a way around restrictions on large indoor gatherings. They’ve been playing in the ocean. 

 Dan Smith

Beach Cities Health District Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2020

Beach Cities Health District Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2020

Modern Healthcare honors BCHD for the eighth consecutive year

By Dan Smith, BCHD REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. BCHD is ranked number six in the Provider/Insurer category of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work for 2020.  The complete list of this year’s winners […]

 Dan Smith

Flu Vaccines are Important

Flu Vaccines are Important

Health professionals urge residents to get vaccinated against the flu; looking to prevent a ‘twindemic’ of COVID-19 and influenza

By William Kim, M.D., Chief Medical Advisor, Beach Cities Health District Flu season is upon us and every year, I have patients who ask if they should get a flu vaccine. My answer to them – with rare exceptions – is yes. I’ll get right to it: health professionals around the country, including the California […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach remembers Sept. 11 with wreath laying ceremony

A wreath laying ceremony was held at the Hermosa Beach September 11 Memorial on Friday. But in respect for County restrictions on large public gatherings, only half a dozen city officials attended the event. The public was not invited, but was encouraged to visit the memorial throughout the day. ER  

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach residents gather to remember Sept. 11

Manhattan Beach residents gather to remember Sept. 11

Dozens of Manhattan Beach residents, all wearing masks, defied the Los Angeles County ban on public gatherings to meet Friday morning at the 9-11 Memorial in front of the Manhattan Beach Police and Fire department.

 Kevin Cody

Coronavirus and politics challenge researchers in search for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines

Coronavirus and politics challenge researchers in search for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines

Dr. Eric Daar watched President Donald Trump’s White House press conference on the eve of the Republican convention out of professional interest, then with apprehension and then with a feeling of oh no, not again.

 Kevin Cody

Neo classic Catalina Crossing restokes paddlers

Neo classic Catalina Crossing restokes paddlers

Despite beach closures and race cancellations, paddlers from the throughout Southern California kept the stoke alive by gathering at Two Harbors on Catalina Island on Saturday morning and paddled 32 miles to the Manhattan Beach pier.

 Dan Smith

BCHD Partners with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, School Districts to Establish COVID-19 Screening Protocol

BCHD Partners with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, School Districts to Establish COVID-19 Screening Protocol

School staff and students will use web-based symptom assessment tool to gain access to campus

  By Dan Smith, Beach Cities Health District With daily health screenings now required for students attending school in-person in Los Angeles County, Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) has teamed with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), the Hermosa Beach City School District, Manhattan Beach Unified School District and Redondo Beach Unified School District to launch […]

 Dan Smith

Wearing and Caring for Face Coverings

Wearing and Caring for Face Coverings

Face coverings will be required to be worn by staff & students when campuses re-open

By William Kim, MD, Chief Medical Advisor, Beach Cities Health District Six months after our Beach Cities schools closed their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have become accustomed to wearing face coverings to prevent the spread of the disease. Now, with a new school year starting, students are still taking classes at home/doing […]

 Kevin Cody

Dr. Pissed Off: I’m done cautioning patients

Dr. Pissed Off: I’m done cautioning patients

Three kids and their mom driving 800 miles down Highway 5, to spend four days with the grandparents on a boat not much bigger than the mom’s SUV. Where’s the risk in that?

 Kevin Cody

Lucinda Williams live (streams) in final BeachLife Summer Series concert

Lucinda Williams live (streams) in final BeachLife Summer Series concert

Three-time Grammy Award winner and Time Magazine’s 2002 “America’s Best Songwriter” Lucinda Williams performs live this evening (Thursday, Aug. 20) at 6 p.m., as part of the BeachLife Summer Concert series.

 Dan Smith

‘Safe in the South Bay’ Panel to Provide Info, Answer Residents’ COVID-related Questions Aug. 25

‘Safe in the South Bay’ Panel to Provide Info, Answer Residents’ COVID-related Questions Aug. 25

By Dan Smith, BCHD Beach Cities Health District is launching the virtual Safe in the South Bay series, bringing health experts, cities, chambers of commerce, schools and community members together around this fast-moving pandemic. The live-streamed series will cover a variety of COVID-19 topics, including testing, navigating the new normal, mental health and personal resilience. […]

 Kevin Cody

All Ball Sports: Lakers/Clippers match-up in jeopardy. Prep football players hope for half a season

by Paul Teetor Remember the Battle in the Bubble that was supposed to pit the Lakers against the Clippers in the Western Conference Finals — with the winner advancing to the NBA Finals? The series the LA Times and other local media treated as an inevitability, an epic match-up to look forward to during August […]

 Kevin Cody

Friday Farmers Market returns to Hermosa Beach

Friday Farmers Market returns to Hermosa Beach

The Hermosa Rotary Farmers Market reopened  Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at its usual location on the corner of 11th Street and Valley Drive, near Clark Field.

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