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The winning artwork for Hermosa’s 2019-2020 parking pass. Image courtesy City of Hermosa Beach

New parking pass required


Hermosans in designated areas wishing to avoid parking tickets must have a 2019-2020 parking pass displayed by March 20. The permits allow people park beyond the one-hour limit noted on signs residential areas that are considered “impacted,” where demand for spots is highest. Permit holders may also park for free at the yellow 24-hour meters. Resident permits cost $40, and require a renewal postcard issued by the city and valid identification, or proof of residency, such as a recent utility bill. Employees working in impacted areas may also purchase a pass, for $143, and must bring a pay stub from a business in the area. The passes, which are graced each year with a work of art submitted by a Hermosa resident, can be purchased at City Hall between Monday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. They may also be ordered by mail, or online at: http://www.hermosabch.org/index.aspx?page=895

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 25th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place this Saturday in downtown Hermosa Beach. More than 100 businesses and nonprofits will march in the parade, which is put on by the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. They will be joined by marching bands from area schools,classic cars ferrying elected official and, of course, bagpipers. The parade starts near City Hall at 11 a.m. The course will take marchers west on Pier Avenue and south onto Hermosa Avenue. The event regularly draws about 20,000 spectators, and several streets in the area are closed off to traffic.


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