Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Police Chief LeBaron calls for unity following George Floyd death

Hermosa Beach Police Chief LeBaron calls for unity following George Floyd death

As your Chief of Police, and a 27-year veteran of the law enforcement profession, I feel compelled to speak publicly about the current sentiment towards law enforcement expressed throughout our country.

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach City Council okays new rules to help restaurants, retail survive pandemic

Hermosa Beach City Council okays new rules to help restaurants, retail survive pandemic

by Ryan McDonald Restaurants in Hermosa Beach may soon be able to reopen with tables in streets and parking lots, and retailers will be able to hold their longest-ever sidewalk sale, thanks to a series of measures approved by the City Council Tuesday. The action is intended to help Hermosa businesses survive the economic downturn […]

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader/HermosaOne Streaming Calendar: Music, Readings, Health

Easy Reader/HermosaOne Streaming Calendar: Music, Readings, Health

Local musicians keep alive Hermosa’s annual Memorial Day Weekend Fiesta with streaming shows. Visit Easy Reader/HermosaOne Streaming Calendar for Music, Readings, and Health programs

 Ryan McDonald

The Strand to reopen in Hermosa Beach

The Strand to reopen in Hermosa Beach

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach will reopen The Strand at 6 a.m. Saturday morning, on the beginning of Memorial Day weekend, lifting a two-month closure put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In a special Thursday night meeting, the City Council voted 4-1 to reopen to reopen the beachside path, a decision […]

 Ryan McDonald

Locals’ burrito bowl donation fights hunger of housebound

Locals’ burrito bowl donation fights hunger of housebound

by Ryan McDonald Last week, on the day after Los Angeles County beaches reopened, surfers emerging from the waves left wet footsteps as they trod past the 11th Street entrance to Brothers Burritos in Hermosa Beach, slowing as the familiar smell of the post-surf favorite wafted out the door. The scent was a bit more […]

 Ryan McDonald

Summer beach camps in coronavirus impact zone

Summer beach camps in coronavirus impact zone

by Ryan McDonald This time of year, Tommy Ostendorf’s phone is usually ringing off the hook. Ostendorf is the owner of Beach Sports, a summer beach camp with locations throughout the South Bay. He starts getting calls about early bird bookings in March and April, and then around Memorial Day things really start to ramp […]

 Dan Smith

Community Services Teams Offers Assistance for Beach Cities Residents

Community Services Teams Offers Assistance for Beach Cities Residents

Care Managers from BCHD serve as the community’s 'health safety net' for Beach Cities residents of all ages

By Ali Steward, BCHD “We’re here to help.” Beach Cities Health District’s Community Services department doesn’t have an official tagline, but if it did, that altruistic mantra would be an appropriate contender. This team of helping professionals serves as the community’s health safety net for Beach Cities residents of all ages. In the era of […]

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader founder reflects on the purpose of community newspapers

Easy Reader founder reflects on the purpose of community newspapers

Fifty years ago, not long out of college, I put out a call for volunteers to help staff an upstart newspaper in Hermosa Beach, hoping to provide an alternative to entrenched local publications that favored big growth and the political status quo.

 Ryan McDonald

Thousands ignore stay-at-home orders to catch South Bay’s sparkling seas

Thousands ignore stay-at-home orders to catch South Bay’s sparkling seas

by Ryan McDonald Thousands of people headed for the sand in the South Bay this past weekend, defying stay-at-home orders and beach closures put in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Officers with the Hermosa Beach Police Department estimated the Saturday night crowd in the city’s downtown and beaches at between 2,000 and […]

 Dan Smith

May is Mental Health Awareness Month; BCHD Reminds Community “It’s OK to Not be OK”

Website offers tools and resources to stay mentally healthy during COVID-19

By Dan Smith, BCHD Each year, the month of May brings awareness to the importance of mental health. In 2020, we are all impacted by COVID-19, and now more than ever, during physical distancing and uncertain times, it is important for the community to come together around mental health. Mental health affects millions of people […]

 Ryan McDonald

Several dozen take to sand and surf for ‘reopen’ protest in Hermosa Beach

Several dozen take to sand and surf for ‘reopen’ protest in Hermosa Beach

May Day protesters reclaim the beach in Hermosa Beach, at least for briefly. They respect police order to leave.

 Ryan McDonald

Nine deaths in the Beach Cities from COVID-19 so far

Nine deaths in the Beach Cities from COVID-19 so far

by Ryan McDonald Nine people in the Beach Cities have died from COVID-19, according to newly released data from county health authorities.  This week, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health began releasing a breakdown of death, infection and testing information, revealing for the first time how many people in particular cities and neighborhoods have […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa retailers, restaurants host virtual sidewalk sale May 1-3

Hermosa retailers, restaurants host virtual sidewalk sale May 1-3

A citywide, Hermosa Beach Virtual Sidewalk Sale will be held Friday, May 1 through Sunday,  May 3. Over 100 Hermosa retailers and restaurants will offer online specials, free local delivery and curbside pick up.

 Kevin Cody

Coronavirus warnings bring smiles to Hermosa Beach residents.

Coronavirus warnings bring smiles to Hermosa Beach residents.

Warnings around Hermosa Beach about the coronavirus, rather than scaring people, are making them smile, thanks to a creative crew at city hall. Ideograms on park signs of a surfboard, two skateboards, a bicycle, a beach umbrella and a dog on a leash are explained by a headline that reads, “What does six feet of distance mean in Hermosa Beach?”

 Dan Smith

Beware of COVID-19 Scams and False Claims

Beach Cities Doctor offers Facts and Advice related to COVID-19

By Dr. William E. Kim, MD, Chief Medical Advisor, Beach Cities Health District News of COVID-19 serology tests coming to market have created confusion in the general public. Many are wondering what the difference is compared to tests being administered at testing sites around Los Angeles County and whether these tests can diagnose whether a […]

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