Hermosa Beach News

Candidate Balik cites business and environmental experience

by Dan Blackburn It was time to “give back” to his community, Randy Balik said. So he became one of five candidates for an open seat on Hermosa Beach’s city council. Now, just weeks before the May 11, mail-in election, the long-time city resident and environmental scientist is taking some heat — unwarranted and misunderstood, he asserts — for one of his professional associations. Balik said this week that he has been “hearing an increasing number of people say that…