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 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach City Council okays new rules to help restaurants, retail survive pandemic

Hermosa Beach City Council okays new rules to help restaurants, retail survive pandemic

by Ryan McDonald Restaurants in Hermosa Beach may soon be able to reopen with tables in streets and parking lots, and retailers will be able to hold their longest-ever sidewalk sale, thanks to a series of measures approved by the City Council Tuesday. The action is intended to help Hermosa businesses survive the economic downturn […]

 Kevin Cody

Lundquist Institute HIV/AIDS researcher refocuses on COVID-19, in search of treatment

Lundquist Institute HIV/AIDS researcher refocuses on COVID-19, in search of treatment

Lundquist Institute’s Dr. Eric Daar studied HIV/Aids for nearly three decades. Now, at the request of the National Institute of Health, he is conducting clinical trials in search of a treatment for COVID-19

 Kevin Cody

Governor Newsom approves retail reopening, statewide. Manhattan Beach, Supervisor Hahn had urged action

Governor Newsom approves retail reopening, statewide. Manhattan Beach, Supervisor Hahn had urged action

“Just heard back from @CAgovernor @GavinNewsom. All retail stores, statewide, will now be able to reopen for in-store shopping.” Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn Tweet Monday afternoon.

 Mark McDermott

Not fade away: How Dietz Brothers Music kept its groove in the time of novel coronavirus 

Not fade away: How Dietz Brothers Music kept its groove in the time of novel coronavirus 

  by Mark McDermott  Something strange was going on at Dietz Brothers Music during the first weeks of the pandemic.  Like every other small business, the shop had closed its doors when state and county officials issued Stay at Home orders in mid-March. But Dietz Brothers is more than a guitar store; the two-story, labyrinthian […]

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader/HermosaOne Streaming Calendar: Music, Readings, Health

Easy Reader/HermosaOne Streaming Calendar: Music, Readings, Health

Local musicians keep alive Hermosa’s annual Memorial Day Weekend Fiesta with streaming shows. Visit Easy Reader/HermosaOne Streaming Calendar for Music, Readings, and Health programs

 Dan Smith

June 17 BCHD Board Meeting to Hear Plans for Reduced Healthy Living Campus Project

Virtual Meeting will Present Updated Campus Proposal

By Dan Smith, BCHD Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) postponed its mid-March Healthy Living Campus public study session due to the COVID-19 Safer At Home Health Order. Updated campus plans will be the topic of the virtual BCHD Board of Directors public meeting on June 17 at 6:30 p.m. Significant modifications to the proposed Healthy […]

 Kevin Cody

Peninsula, Hermosa Beach, LA superintendents assail governor’s school reopening plan, masks would cost millions of dollars daily

Peninsula, Hermosa Beach, LA  superintendents assail governor’s school reopening plan, masks would cost millions of dollars daily

State and Los Angeles County “proposed regulations” for reopening schools in the fall have been assailed as “unattainable and unrealistic” in a letter signed by 10 Los Angeles area school superintendents. The letter was “spearheaded” by Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Alex Cherniss, according to Palos Verdes School Board member Suzanne Seymour. 

 Ryan McDonald

The Strand to reopen in Hermosa Beach

The Strand to reopen in Hermosa Beach

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach will reopen The Strand at 6 a.m. Saturday morning, on the beginning of Memorial Day weekend, lifting a two-month closure put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In a special Thursday night meeting, the City Council voted 4-1 to reopen to reopen the beachside path, a decision […]