Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Teenmageddon averted, but businesses not happy

Hermosa Beach Teenmageddon averted, but businesses not happy

by Kevin Cody On Aug. 2, nine days before the Teen Choice Awards were broadcast nationally on Fox from a stage on the beach south of the Hermosa pier., Steve Collins received a call at home from his Hermosa Cyclery partner Larry Burke, who was working at their downtown Hermosa store. “He was so flustered […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

Taste of the Beach Doug Howarth of Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ is among the dozens of chefs who will be serving guests at the Hermosa Kiwanis Club’s annual Taste at the Beach at the Hermosa Beach Community Center on Saturday, August 24. Wine and beer from local wineries and breweries will also be offered along with […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Summer Series opens this weekend

By Ryan McDonald After moving to Southern California, the band Iglu and Hartly mostly played shows in neighborhoods surrounding the Hollywood area. But as singer and keyboardist Jarvis Anderson recalls, one night, a group of guys came to an Iglu and Hartly shows and, after the set, suggested the group play the South Bay. The […]

 Kevin Cody

Teenmageddon avoided at Hermosa Beach Teen Choice Awards

Teenmageddon avoided at Hermosa Beach Teen Choice Awards

Teenmageddon avoided at Hermosa Beach Teen Choice Awards, despite presence of Taylor Swift, Robert Downey Jr., and the Jonas Brothers.

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Guards honor rescues, announcer, instructor

by Ryan McDonald The sky was clear at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach Wednesday night, but speakers at the Los Angeles County Lifeguards Medal of Valor Dinner couldn’t help but reach for the phrase “dark and stormy night.” That’s because Dick Douglas, who has spent more than 50 years as an ocean lifeguard, was being […]

 Judy Rae

Beach sports – Seawright volleyball tradition

Beach sports – Seawright volleyball tradition

passes half century mark

 Mike Purpus

Surf Fest surf stokes locals

Surf Fest surf stokes locals

by Mike Purpus Neither the surf nor the surfing at the Hermosa Beach pier on Saturday matched that of the Van US Open, taking place the same day in Huntington Beach. But the stoke was just as high. “I love this contest,” Christian Steutzman said of the International Surf Festival surf contest. He had reason […]

 Paul Teetor

The old man and the little mermaid

The old man and the little mermaid

“You’re on your own, just you and the ocean.” – Dwight Crum Pier to Pier announcer Dick Douglas by Paul Teetor        She’s the youngest person ever to swim in the two-mile Dwight Crum Pier to Pier race. He was the oldest person in Sunday’s race. In an after-race photo, he looked like a proud grandfather […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach’s Cypress district may get reprieve for hosting events

Hermosa Beach’s Cypress district may get reprieve for hosting events

By Ryan McDonald Hermosa’s light-manufacturing district, which in recent years has seen a pair of art galleries open whose events drew increasing numbers of people to the area, may soon be the subject of temporary zoning updates that could clear up confusion about the kind of events they are able to hold. The City Council […]

 Paul Teetor

Day, Flint dominate, Budinger, Patterson break through at HB AVP

Day, Flint dominate, Budinger, Patterson break through at HB AVP

by Paul Teetor There were two very different endings Sunday afternoon for two local favorites with huge fan clubs – Sean Rosenthal of Redondo Beach and Emily Day of Torrance. After a long, grueling day of monster blocks, diving sets and laser-like kill shots in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the AVP Hermosa Open […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

How to get Teen Choice tickets Approximately 3,000 passes to next weekend’s Teen Choice Awards are being set aside for residents of Hermosa, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, taking place on the sand south of the Pier on Aug. 11. Local residents can obtain wristbands allowing admission on Thursday, Aug. 8 and Friday, Aug. 9, […]

 Ryan McDonald

Locals get inside track to Teen Choice tickets

Locals get inside track to Teen Choice tickets

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach will soon provide the world with what may be its only chance to see pop colossus OneRepublic perform their hit “Rescue Me” in shouting distance of an actual lifeguard tower. The Teen Choice Awards, a youth-oriented awards ceremony drawing some of the biggest and most marketable stars on the planet, […]

 Brad Jacobson

Off The Couch: Vera Jimenez KTLA’s on air meteorologist

Off The Couch: Vera Jimenez KTLA’s on air meteorologist

Ride along with Brad and special guest, Los Angeles’s favorite on air meteorologist, Vera Jiminez. Vera talks about making fish lips, zip lining, what’s in her bedroom and more. They drive through Manhattan Beach and end up at The Fish Shop, in Hermosa Beach. This video was produced by Civic Couch. 

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Coastal Commission okays permit for North School

Hermosa Beach Coastal Commission okays permit for North School

by Ryan McDonald The California Coastal Commission approved a permit for Hermosa’s North School earlier this month, clearing the way for the Hermosa Beach City School District to begin construction on the campus. The commission’s vote was unanimous, but the final tally concealed deeper divisions that mirrored local disagreements that have troubled efforts to reopen […]

 Ryan McDonald

Swept up in Sound: the life and too early death of Ian Petersen

Swept up in Sound: the life and too early death of Ian Petersen

Ian Petersen followed his passion for South Bay punk into the recording studio before passing away while traveling by Ryan McDonald In April 2013, Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge had one ticket to spare to the hottest show in town. FLAG — the version of punk legends Black Flag featuring Keith Morris and Chuck Dukowski but […]

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