Ryan McDonald

Council OKs new Fiesta Hermosa contract

Council OKs new Fiesta Hermosa contract

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City Council approved a contract Tuesday night that will allow the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau to put on Fiesta Hermosa on Memorial and Labor Day weekends for the next three years. The unanimous vote provided a sense of stability for the chamber, which relies on the three-day […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Ave. ‘sharrows’ renamed to honor Julian Katz

Hermosa Ave. ‘sharrows’ renamed to honor Julian Katz

by Ryan McDonald Julian Katz was known to Hermosans for his love of cycling and calm temperament, so the community found it fitting that a large slice of Hermosa Beach infrastructure devoted to gently nudging motorists to share the road should be named in his honor. Hermosa’s City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to rename the […]

 Ryan McDonald

Second art show on Cypress shut down

Second art show on Cypress shut down

by Ryan McDonald The opening night of an art show at Resin Gallery on Cypress Avenue was forced to end early this past weekend in response to a citation from the city, signaling potential difficulties for the city’s nascent arts district. The “Water and Wood” show ended Saturday night when it received a code enforcement […]

 Judy Rae

Beach art – HippyTree exhibit

Beach art – HippyTree exhibit

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 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

  Skatepark to get entry cards It may pay to Discover, and Visa may be everywhere you want to be, but the Hermosa Beach Skatepark will soon have a card to call its own. The City Council voted last month to adopt a skatepark membership program that would allow minors entering the park to swipe […]

 Ryan McDonald

City of Hermosa Beach, school district ink deal over North

City of Hermosa Beach, school district ink deal over North

by Ryan McDonald The city of Hermosa Beach and the Hermosa Beach City School District will continue to negotiate over traffic issues surrounding plans to reopen North School, in an agreement that both sides hope will avoid litigation and construction delays. The agreement, announced Monday afternoon, gives the city until Feb. 28 to file a […]

 Ryan McDonald

With Sanford out, city seeks producer for concert series

With Sanford out, city seeks producer for concert series

  by Ryan McDonald Seeking: someone to put on a concert for several thousand people in idyllic Southern California beach town. Must have experience with large events and adequate insurance. Understanding of spirited local community a plus. It’s not a personal ad, but a request for proposals: Hermosa Beach is seeking a producer to put […]

 Brad Jacobson

On the Couch with Jeff Miller (video)

On the Couch with Jeff Miller (video)

In this episode of “On the Couch”host Brad Jacobson sits down with Jeff Miller to discuss being a father, his brother Jimmy, eating at the Beach Hut, the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation and more. 

 Brad Jacobson

Follow us to 1st Street in Manhattan Beach with Derek Levy (video)

Follow us to 1st Street in Manhattan Beach with Derek Levy (video)

In this episode host Brad Jacobson and guest Derek Levy grab a Toyota Tacoma and head through Hermosa Beach and share stories with Derek Levy, ending up at 1st Street in Manhattan Beach. Derek is an incredible surfer, chiropractor, property manager, band member, philanthropist, father and husband. We’re still amazed he had time to be […]

 Ryan McDonald

Panel addresses homelessness in South Bay

Panel addresses homelessness in South Bay

by Ryan McDonald Residents attending a panel discussion on homelessness in the South Bay Monday evening didn’t have to look far for proof that progress was being made in addressing the problem: one of the panelists used to be homeless himself. Ivan Sulic, a field deputy for L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn, was one of […]

 Ryan McDonald

True North: History weighs on Hermosa’s schools

True North: History weighs on Hermosa’s schools

  Part one of two by Ryan McDonald In April 2016, the Hermosa Beach City Council voted 5-0 to endorse Measure S, a facilities bond for the local school district. But for a unanimous decision, there was an unusual amount of talk about division. Councilmember Justin Massey acknowledged “frayed relationships.” Carolyn Petty, who was mayor […]

 Ryan McDonald

Updated rules for city’s public trees starting to take root

Updated rules for city’s public trees starting to take root

by Ryan McDonald If a tree falls in the forest but nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound? And if a public tree must come down in Hermosa Beach, who foots the bill? Hermosans may not be much closer to solving the age-old philosophical puzzle, but the city is inching toward […]

 Ryan McDonald

Measure would end Clerk races

Measure would end Clerk races

by Ryan McDonald Following the announcement that long-time City Clerk Elaine Doerfling will retire when her term concludes this year, the Hermosa Beach City Council agreed Tuesday night to put a measure on November’s ballot that would make the position appointed, rather than elected, for future terms. Staff recommended introducing a ballot measure to switch […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Police Beat

Flags up at station A combination of officer deaths in other jurisdictions, inclement weather and oversight led to the temporary disappearance of the American flag from the Hermosa Beach Police Department last week. The flag initially came down after Corporal Ronil Singh, of the Newman Police Department, was shot and killed after pulling over a […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

Homelessness event The League of Women Voters will host a meeting on homelessness in the South Bay at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater on Monday night. LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn and representatives from homeless services agencies will be among the speakers. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Happy Hour with History […]

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