Hermosa Beach Sister City student exchange celebrates 48th year
Photos by Kevin Cody
Hermosa Beach Sister City president Liz Ramirez (front row, left) joins students from Loreto Mexico, and Hermosa’s host students during a break from playing soccer at Valley Park on Wednesday. The students also met with firefighter/paramedic Jason Kokenge (left, talking to the students), Battalion Chief Ramon Valdoria, Engineer Kevin Halverson, and Captain Jason Lucky, from the Hermosa fire station, which has a long history of working with Loreto firefighters. Hermosa and Loreto have been Sister Cities since 1967. This is the 48th year of student exchange program. For more information about the Hermosa Beach Sister City Program, visit HB-SisterCity.org.