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 Robb Fulcher

Ground broken for innovative house

Officials from City Hall and representatives from Washington, Sacramento, energy utilities and environmental groups gathered on Tuesday to break ground for a Hermosa family’s innovative “Green Idea House,” which will be rebuilt to produce more energy than it uses. Standing on a small, makeshift wooden stage in the driveway of the Prospect Avenue home that […]

 Kevin Cody

Grace Clark paddleout

A paddleout will be held Sunday at the Hermosa pier at 11 a.m. for Orpheila Grace Clark. The former Redondo Union High student died two weeks ago of natural causes in Florida at age 27. Clark is the daughter of long time Hermosa Beach resident and surf instructor Mary Setterholm. ER

 Robb Fulcher

Shovels turn at innovative house

Officials from City Hall and representatives from Washington, Sacramento, energy utilities and environmental groups gathered on Tuesday to break ground for a Hermosa family’s innovative “Green Idea House,” which will be rebuilt to produce more energy than it uses. Standing on a small, makeshift wooden stage in the driveway of the Prospect Avenue home that […]

 Robb Fulcher

Honors for Mexico aid

The Hermosa Beach Sister City Association has presented an International Humanitarian Award to firefighters Paul Hawkins and Kim Bridges, and Capt. Mike Garofano of the Hermosa Beach Fire Department for decade-plus efforts to establish a paramedic training program in sister city Loreto, Mexico. Eleven years ago the trio – all paramedics – started the program […]

 Kevin Cody

About Town

Green Fiesta The South Bay Business Environmental Coalition has given the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau an Environmental Leadership award for new energy-saving techniques at the Fiesta Hermosa street fairs held over the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. The Chamber implemented a bicycle valet lot that corralled 1,000 bikes per day, […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Some say new rules are just right, CORE says ‘too tight’

After more than a decade of battling over the fate of  the sand dune at Sand Dune Park, neighbors say restrictions put into place two months ago have finally made the problems that came with heavy traffic disappear. But Citizens for Outdoor Recreation and Exercise (CORE) — a group formed out of the dune debate […]

 Easy Reader Staff

A view toward work

Photos by Manolo Langis, KAA Design If you haven’t noticed a 13,000 sq. ft., 34-unit office condominium complex at the corner of Thirteenth Street and Highland Avenue in Manhattan Beach, then local architect Grant Kirkpatrick has done his job. Five campus-style buildings situated on the only private parcel of the city’s civic center block — […]

 Easy Reader Staff

South Bay Galleria 25th Anniversary Celebration Contest

South Bay Galleria 25th Anniversary Writing and Photography contest Submit your memories from the 1980s in writing, or in photographs. Prizes: Writing: $100 Galleria Gift Cards for top two entries. Stories must be about South Bay life the 1980s and approximately 600 words or fewer. Photography: $100 Galleria Gift Cards for the top five entries. […]