Kevin Cody

Hemosa Beach Fine Arts Festival celebrates 17th year

Hemosa Beach Fine Arts Festival celebrates 17th year

The Hermosa Fine Arts Festival was founded in 2002 and has developed into one of the most prestigious outdoor art shows in Southern California.

 Ryan McDonald

Site selection questions dog Greenbelt project

Site selection questions dog Greenbelt project

by Ryan McDonald It was a straightforward answer that only created more questions. Part way through last week’s  Hermosa Beach City Council meeting, during a lengthy discussion of the proposed Greenbelt infiltration project, Mayor Jeff Duclos asked whether planners had ever considered the number of residents living within 500 feet of the potential project sites. […]

 Ryan McDonald

Lazy Acres opening draws big crowds and big-wave surfer

Lazy Acres opening  draws big crowds and  big-wave surfer

by Ryan McDonald Lazy Acres Natural Market opened last week in Hermosa Beach with throngs of customers drawn to its organic produce and a large selection of prepared foods. The store held a fundraiser Wednesday evening benefitting local schools, where city council members bit into apples instead of cutting a ribbon to commemorate the occasion. […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

City celebrates ‘La La Land’ Hermosa Beach will honor its place in jazz and the award-winning movie “La La Land” next week with a series of events and live musical performances. Between Wednesday and Saturday next week, the vintage streetlights mounted on the pier for the scene in which star Ryan Gosling sang “City of […]

 Brad Jacobson

Video: 2018 Hotdoggers Surf Contest in Hermosa Beach

Video: 2018 Hotdoggers Surf Contest in Hermosa Beach

The third annual Hotdoggers Championships took place in Hermosa Beach on Saturday September 29th and we were there to capture the fun. The waves were toe to ankle high but it didn’t seem to stop the competitors from having a blast!

 Ryan McDonald

Beach art – Punks churn through history

Beach art – Punks churn through history

City honors once scorned punks and skater

 Kevin Cody

Beach arts – Arts Foundation Celebrates

Beach arts – Arts Foundation Celebrates

50th Anniversary

 Ryan McDonald

Big dig

Big dig

The Strand and Pier Hotel plans call for freezing the water table, and excavating dirt equal to 13 swimming pools by Ryan McDonald The Strand and Pier Hotel project’s beachside location comes with a challenge lurking just below the surface: a high water table. An analysis done on the site by Byer Geotechnical in 2015 […]

 Ryan McDonald

Beach arts – Punk’s Spot Records

Beach arts – Punk’s Spot Records

Hermosa’s punk history

 Kevin Cody

Lazy Acres Market opens in Hermosa Beach with Hermosa View and Valley Parent Teacher Organization fundraiser

Lazy Acres Market opens in Hermosa Beach with Hermosa View and Valley Parent Teacher Organization fundraiser

Lazy Acres Natural Market hosted a fundraiser for the Hermosa View and Valley Parent Teacher Organization Wednesday evening, in anticipation of its grand opening  this coming Saturday, Oct. 13. The store  opened to the public Thursday morning. 

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

Lazy Acres to open Lazy Acres Natural Market holds its grand opening this Saturday morning. The store, located at the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway in a structure that until recently was used by Hope Chapel, opens at 7 a.m. Although the church owns the property and had been using the area […]

 Kevin Cody

Hotdogger Surf Contest reunites Old School surfers at Hermosa Pier

Hotdogger Surf Contest reunites Old School surfers at Hermosa Pier

David Nuuhiwa and fellow Golden Era Hermosa Beach surf stars Mike Purpus and John Joseph were reunited at the Hermosa Beach pier for the Hermosa Beach Hotdogger Championships.

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Mural Project unveils ode to punk, skating

by Ryan McDonald The Oct. 3 crowd massed on Hermosa Avenue looked a bit different than what passes for typical in downtown Hermosa Beach these days. There were suits and yoga mats and green juices, to be sure, but there were also more visible tattoos, more skateboards, and a couple beverages in brown paper bags. […]

 Ryan McDonald

Sunscreen Film Fest returns to Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach has been at the center of two genres of music which might seem to have nothing to do with one another: jazz and punk. How that came to be, and how much the two actually have in common, is the subject of “Jazz v. Punk: Hermosa Beach” the featured film of this year’s […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa woman captures legacy of ‘Bloody Sunday’

Hermosa woman captures legacy of ‘Bloody Sunday’

by Ryan McDonald Stephanie Solomon wasn’t quite sure why she was in Selma, Ala. She just knew she had to be there. Three years ago, the Hermosa Beach resident headed south for the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” in which civil rights movement supporters, including future congressman John Lewis, were attacked while crossing the Edmund […]

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