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 Ryan McDonald

Muratsuchi back in class for town hall

Muratsuchi back in class for town hall

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi hosted an Earth Day town hall at Hermosa Valley School on Saturday. Panelists addressed the latest science on rising sea levels, and how they could affect Hermosa and the rest of the California coast. Speakers included: Craig Cadwallader, head of the Surfrider Foundation’s South Bay chapter; Ian Fenty, a scientist in the […]

 David Mendez

District partners with Friendship Foundation

District partners with Friendship Foundation

Franklin Park to become Special Needs transition program hub by David Mendez The Redondo Beach Unified School District will be partnering with the Friendship Foundation to transform the district’s defunct Franklin Elementary School from a preschool to partner on education programs for special-needs students, even beyond the district’s existing post-12th-grade Transition Program. The Friendship Foundation […]

 David Mendez

Avrick steps away, Flinn joins the board

Avrick steps away, Flinn joins the board

by David Mendez After eight years on the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education, and 20 years of going to school meetings, Anita Avrick will finally have her Tuesday evenings to herself, though not without a bit of melancholy. “It’s bittersweet — bitter, because it’s over, but sweet because Raymur is taking over,” […]

 Mark McDermott

Proposed state law forces housing density on cities

by Mark McDermott A bill in the California State Senate would require affluent communities such as Manhattan Beach to allow apartment building in neighborhoods currently zoned only for single-family residences. Senate Bill 50 was introduced in December by Sen. Scott Weiner, a Democrat from San Francisco, and is intended to address California’s housing shortage by […]

 Ryan McDonald

After vote, EPAC members wonder: What’s in a name?

by Ryan McDonald A new acronym emerged from Hermosa’s Council Chambers last week: “EPAB.” It took a couple rolls of the tongue for staff and elected officials to get used to the four letters — the hard “a” was the preferred pronunciation, like “tab” rather than “about” — that Councilmember Justin Massey offered as a […]

 David Mendez

RB Ed FoundationRBEF rocks out at Portofino

RB Ed FoundationRBEF rocks out at Portofino

       

 Kevin Cody

HB Walk of Fame inductsshaper, singers, pro surfers

HB Walk of Fame inductsshaper, singers, pro surfers

by Kevin Cody “I might as well address the elephant in the room,” surfboard shaper Pat Ryan said at the start of his Hermosa Beach Surfer’s Walk of Fame induction talk. Listening with anticipation were over 500 people who attended the 2019 induction ceremony Saturday morning on Pier Plaza. “You’re all probably wondering why it […]

 Mark McDermott

Mira Costa students rallyagainst sexual violence

Mira Costa students rallyagainst sexual violence

by Mark McDermott In 1992, an 18-year-old female student in Italy was raped by her 45-year-old male driving instructor, who was arrested and convicted but eventually set free when Italian Supreme Court ruled that what the woman was wearing —  denim jeans — implied sexual consent. Twenty-seven years later and six thousand miles away, the […]