Kevin Cody

US Olympic hopefuls compete in 16th Street Hermosa Beach tourney

US Olympic hopefuls compete in 16th Street Hermosa Beach tourney

Eight of the U.S’ top women’s beach volleyball teams play a practice tournament at Hermosa’s historic 16th Street courts.

 Kevin Cody

Pandemic swells South Bay surfboard sales

Pandemic swells South Bay surfboard sales

Not since the 2005 shut down of Clark Foam, which supplied 80 percent of surfboard blanks, had the surf industry’s future looked as uncertain as when COVID-19 shut down retail last March.

 Jen Ezpeleta

Blount loved teaching, VB, pets

Blount loved teaching, VB, pets

Long time Hermosa Beach resident Mike Blount passed away Friday October 16 from complications from throat cancer surgery. Blount had been in a coma for 15 months as a result of surgery. He was single, never married and had just purchased a home in San Pedro.  Blount was a Leap Year baby having been born […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach’s Tim Banas: a life at the beach

Hermosa Beach’s Tim Banas: a life at the beach

Throughout most of his life Tim Banas’s pro level athleticism, male model good looks, harmonica playing and hail fellow well met manner made him an admired and welcomed fixture in the surf lineup and neighborhood volleyball tournaments.

 Kevin Cody

Tim Banas paddleout in Hermosa Beach

Tim Banas paddleout in Hermosa Beach

A paddleout for longtime Hermosa Beach surfer, free diver and tradesman Tim Banas, shown surfing at Indicator, will be held Saturday, Oct. 17  at 10 a.m. at 2nd Street, in Hermosa Beach.

 Jen Ezpeleta

Volley4Sound goes virtual, players with earplugs lip read

Volley4Sound, a volleyball tournament in Hermosa Beach that raises money and awareness for issues faced by the deaf and hard of hearing by requiring players to wear earplugs, will host an online auction this weekend after the pandemic forced the cancellation of the annual event. Volley4Sound is the creaiton of Kelsey Brandin, a hearing impaired […]

 Jen Ezpeleta

Tom ‘The Computer Guy’ was last of the computer generalists

by Kevin Cody Ever since opening his computer repair shop at 26th Street and Hermosa Avenue in 1984, Tom Serafin has been known throughout town as “The Computer Guy.” Most of his consultations were conducted on The Strand, during his daily walks to breakfast with friends at La Playita or Scotty’s. He was the last […]

 Kevin Cody

North Hermosa Beach utility undergrounding approved

North Hermosa Beach utility undergrounding approved

A five-year effort to promote utility undergrounding in a section of Hermosa Beach gained approval Tuesday night after residents voiced support for the new Greenwich Village North Underground Utilities Assessment District.

 Jen Ezpeleta

Beach Cities ghost stories wanted

  Beach city residents are invited to submit their haunted house stories for “Haunting Stories of the South Bay,” a talk by Chris Miller to be presented by the Hermosa Beach Historical Society on Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. The talk is one in a series of Zoom programs the Historical Society is presenting each […]

 Jen Ezpeleta

Hermosa Beach web page to Honor veterans 

A web page dedicated to Hermosa Beach Veterans will debut at HermosaBeach.gov on November 1. The page will include a history of the “Veterans are timeless” sundial memorial on the lawn in front of the Community Center and information about the annual Veterans Day Commemoration and Candlelight Ceremony, as well as information about how to […]

 Jen Ezpeleta

To the polls, to remove the poles 

by Vicki Patman, Matt Seidler, Zachary Warren, Alex Mack, Jim Anderson Greenwich Village Underground Association  As we are approaching October 13, when ballots will be counted to determine whether or not the  Hermosa Beach City Council should establish an electrical undergrounding district on Hermosa Avenue/The Strand in North Hermosa, we would like to  address some misgivings […]

 Kevin Cody

Former student trustee Siannah Collado Boutte seeks El Camino College Trustee seat

Former student trustee Siannah Collado Boutte seeks El Camino College Trustee seat

While attending El Camino in 2001, Siannah Collado Boutte was elected Student Representative to the Board of Trustees, where she came under the mentorship of Area 3 Trustee Bill Beverly. Collado Boutte is now seeking election to the Area 3 seat. Bill Beverly, an attorney, is retiring from the board after serving for three decades.

 Kevin Cody

Judge rules Hermosa Beach Councilmember Armato was biased during vote that led to CrossFit Gym closing

Judge rules Hermosa Beach Councilmember Armato was biased during vote that led to CrossFit Gym closing

Hermosa Beach council member Stacey Armato  was biased when she voted in 2018 on a resolution declaring CrossFit Horsepower gym a public “nuisance,” a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has tentatively ruled.

 Kevin Cody

Undergrounding ‘railroaded,’ Hermosa Beach Strand residents allege

Undergrounding ‘railroaded,’ Hermosa Beach Strand residents allege

Some North End, Hermosa Beach Strand homeowners are balking at plans to underground utilities behind their homes, saying they were not properly informed of a pending vote on the “Greenwich Village North Undergrounding District.”

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach extends residential, commercial eviction moratorium

Hermosa Beach city officials Tuesday evening adopted a state-recommended hiatus on private residential and commercial rental evictions that will extend through Jan.31, 2021, subject to satisfaction of specific requirements.

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