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 Mark McDermott

Saikley carries on family legacy as coach


The son of the “Godfather of Beach Volleyball” carries on the Saikley family tradition.

 Mark McDermott

Trash fees to be based on amount of residents’ refuse

Residents will begin paying garbage-hauling fees based on the amount of trash they generate, the City Council decided Tuesday. In addition, the city’s trash hauler will have to set aside more waste for recycling and other green measures.

 Mark McDermott

Teenager charged with stabbing two men

Two 26-year-old men were stabbed repeatedly by a 13-year-old boy wielding kitchen knives after the pair intervened in what they mistakenly believed was a property theft, according to police.

 Kevin Cody

Board games: Hermosa surf shops prepare for Huntington challenger

This weekend, Spyder Surf will host a reopening party for its newly remodeled, 27-year-old, Hermosa Beach shop on Pacific Coast Highway. The party will feature free hats, hotdogs and hamburgers, live music and celebrity surfers signing autographs, including pro surfer and Surfrider Foundation spokesperson Tim Curran. Next weekend, Jack’s Surf, a few blocks south of […]

 Robb Fulcher

‘Consumate’ firefighter bids adieux

Paul Hawkins, a decorated city firefighter who won the admiration of his peers, the thanks of countless victims of fires and other emergencies, and the gratitude of a Mexican sister city whose emergency services he helped to revamp, has retired with a quiet cheerfulness that marked three decades of service.

 Easy Reader Staff

Divers repair a piling and inspect pier understructure

The city pier is closed this week as divers repair a piling and shoot underwater video to inspect the condition of the pier’s understructure.

 Easy Reader Staff

“The Lieutenant of Inishmore”

This reviewer was skeptical from the start. “When I saw this play on Broadway I laughed harder than I thought possible,” notes Michael Ritchie, the Center Theatre Group’s artistic director.

 Mark McDermott

Divers help make Andrea Doria discovery


Three local divers, part of the Dive N’ Surf instruction team, were invited last year to take part in an expedition to one of the world’s great shipwrecks, the Andrea Doria. There they made a discovery that no one expected.