A 1st-person account from a local participant in the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine trial
By Gigi Moreno, Ph.D. In August, I received an email from Kaiser Permanente asking members to volunteer for a COVID vaccine trial. I have never volunteered as a test subject for any scientific experiment. I also do my best to minimize exposing my body to medications and other chemicals. Nevertheless, I clicked on the link. […]
by Dan Blackburn The Hermosa Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to call for a special, mail-in election on May 11 to replace Councilman Hany Fangary, who resigned this month. Fangary, who served seven years on the council is moving to Manhattan Beach. Mayor Justin Massey said he wanted to appoint a new replacement […]
by Dan Blackburn An attempt by Hermosa Beach city officials to eliminate some written communications from residents from city council meeting agendas went down in flames Tuesday — perhaps only temporarily — following vigorous resident complaints. The issue had been scheduled for discussion at this week’s meeting, but it was not included on the agenda. […]
There is a silver lining to the COVID-19 surge. But only a clinical trials researcher can appreciate it. The surge speeds up the results.
by Ryan McDonald Jason Johnson became Superintendent of the Hermosa Beach City School District on July 1, as coronavirus caseloads were increasing in California’s second wave, and spring hopes of a fall return to in-person instruction were looking increasingly unlikely. The pressure over the return to campuses has not abated for Johnson, a product of […]
by Esabella George and Micah Worner We are Generation Z, a group known for being anxious, impatient and socially awkward. Blame it on Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. We’re a tech savvy generation, demanding instant access to information and immediate gratification. It’s no wonder some of us haven’t dealt well with COVID-19 restrictions. We whine […]
Hermosa Beach downtown streets to make way for diners, bicyclists
Hermosa Beach firefighters, some police officers receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
by Ryan McDonald Around the beginning of the year, Hermosa Beach residents received a mailer featuring a balaclava-clad bad guy, headlined “2019 was a good year…for criminals.” The mailer was the work of the Hermosa Beach Police Officers Association, the union that represents the bulk of the department’s sworn employees, and it set the tone […]
by Ryan McDonald Throughout the pandemic, Hermosa Beach explored new ideas to help beloved businesses make it through the tough times, some of which changed the very look of the city. In May, the council voted to expand the ability of businesses in town to take advantage of outdoor space on their property. Later, they […]
by Ryan McDonald In late March, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health closed The Strand, the bike path and the beaches for about six weeks. The order shuttered the South Bay’s greatest attraction and upended the rhythm of life for thousands of surfers, joggers and volleyball players. The March 27 order […]
Hany Fangary, an outspoken, two-term Hermosa Beach city council member, announced his resignation from the council in a Christmas Eve letter.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Hermosa Beach breaks ground, breaks tradition with Robert Kerr design
Design for Our Lady of Guadalupe School’s new arts and STEM building is more Strand home than staid school.
What does the future hold for South Bay Republicans?
by Ryan McDonald When newly elected Congressman Steve Kuykendall arrived in Washington, D.C. in January 1999, the Palos Verdes Republican made a point of visiting Tom DeLay as soon as possible. DeLay, a Republican from the Houston area then entering his eighth term in the House of Representatives, had served as the majority whip since […]
Beach Cities Toy Drive volunteers Vickie Garcia, Sandy Rohrbach, Tim Jones, Peter Tucker, JR Reviczky, and Sam Edgerton gather with a record haul of gifts at the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club. The gifts were collected throughout December at local fire stations, for distribution to local charities, including the Richstone Family Center, St. Cross 1736 Crisis […]