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 Jefferson Graham

Paul’s Photo adopts hybrid model to beat the pandemic

Paul’s Photo adopts hybrid model to beat the pandemic

By Jefferson Graham When the COVID crisis started, Paul’s Photo owner Mark Comon wondered how he would be able to continue paying his 20 employees, and keep in contact with his 15,000 customers.  “We’re going to have to close down,” he thought at one point.  Then, as someone who spends a good deal of time […]

 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 […]

 Ryan McDonald

Pod People: Schools to open the year exclusively with distance learning, so South Bay parents search for alternatives

Pod People: Schools to open the year exclusively with distance learning, so South Bay parents search for alternatives

by Ryan McDonald Susan Robinson wants her daughter to be bilingual, so it was good news when the Redondo Beach resident learned this spring that her five-year-old had been accepted into the dual immersion program at Washington Elementary. The program, which includes kids from both English- and Spanish-speaking families, lasts throughout a child’s time at […]

 Brad Jacobson

Hermosa Beach’s CRAZY Past and Present (video)

Hermosa Beach’s CRAZY Past and Present (video)

Hermosa Beach past and present. You probably know it as a great place to go out for a few drinks and a good meal but there’s more to it than that. Join Brad Jacobson and Derek Levy as they take a walk through the famous Hermosa Beach Promenade to share some of its past.

 Kevin Cody

Saint Rocke silenced, legendary Hermosa Beach music club for sale

The Hermosa Beach marquee that heralded some of the biggest nights of live music in recent South Bay history is now announcing something entirely different: “Saint Rocke is for sale.” The club is the first iconic South Bay venue to fall victim to pandemic economics. Owner Allen Sanford, who founded Saint Rocke in 2008 predicts many more businesses will follow and says the community may not yet understand how profound a shift is about to occur. 

 Kevin Cody

Carlos Vigon: The man who sold the AES Power Plant on a cold call

Carlos Vigon: The man who sold the AES Power Plant on a cold call

The sale of AES Redondo Beach, one of the largest real estate transactions in South Bay history, began with a cold call.

 Kevin Cody

Mask wearing mandatory in Hermosa Beach, council rules

Mask wearing mandatory in Hermosa Beach, council rules

People in highly trafficked areas of Hermosa Beach must wear masks or face a $100 fine, the City Council decided Tuesday.