Brad Jacobson

Hermosa Beach’s CRAZY Past and Present (video)

Hermosa Beach’s CRAZY Past and Present (video)

Hermosa Beach past and present. You probably know it as a great place to go out for a few drinks and a good meal but there’s more to it than that. Join Brad Jacobson and Derek Levy as they take a walk through the famous Hermosa Beach Promenade to share some of its past.

 Kevin Cody

Saint Rocke silenced, legendary Hermosa Beach music club for sale

The Hermosa Beach marquee that heralded some of the biggest nights of live music in recent South Bay history is now announcing something entirely different: “Saint Rocke is for sale.” The club is the first iconic South Bay venue to fall victim to pandemic economics. Owner Allen Sanford, who founded Saint Rocke in 2008 predicts many more businesses will follow and says the community may not yet understand how profound a shift is about to occur. 

 Kevin Cody

16th Street Ironman upholds Hermosa Beach July 4 tradition

16th Street Ironman upholds Hermosa Beach July 4  tradition

When Hermosa Ironman veterans’ Mark Koenigsknecht, Florencio Mendoza and Ambrosio Avestruz learned the Fourth of July tradition was cancelled because of the difficulty social distancing in a drunken mosh pit, they enlisted their 16th Street walk street neighbors in a mini Fourth of July Hermosa Ironman.

 Kevin Cody

Mask wearing mandatory in Hermosa Beach, council rules

Mask wearing mandatory in Hermosa Beach, council rules

People in highly trafficked areas of Hermosa Beach must wear masks or face a $100 fine, the City Council decided Tuesday.

 Kevin Cody

“Resilient Together” is title of Hermosa Beach Mayor Campbell State of City address

“Resilient Together” is title of Hermosa Beach Mayor Campbell State of City address

Mayor Mary Campbell will deliver Hermosa’s first ever virtual State of the City address Thursday evening.

 Kevin Cody

Pandemic stops paddleboard races, but not paddlers

Pandemic stops paddleboard races, but not paddlers

Despite the cancellation of ocean competition, as a result of the pandemic, paddlers continue to paddle. A popular workout is hosted by Jay Russell on Thursday evenings at 16th Street in Hermosa.

 Kevin Cody

Gyms, hair stylists get Hermosa Beach City okay to work outdoors

Gyms, hair stylists get Hermosa Beach City okay to work outdoors

Hermosa Beach gyms, hair stylists get city okay to take their work outdoors.

 Kevin Cody

Original Tim Kelly surf statue in Hermosa Beach gets a new head.

In 2005, Rick Koenig was visiting Hermosa Beach Public Works foreman Mike Flaherty at the city yard when he saw an arm sticking up from a dumpster. Koenig was a public works commissioner at the time.

 Kevin Cody

Supreme Courts rules in favor of Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Hermosa Beach. St. James School in Redondo Beach

Supreme Courts rules in favor of Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Hermosa Beach. St. James School in Redondo Beach

In one of the most consequential and anticipated decisions of the year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that teachers at schools affiliated with Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hermosa Beach and St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach were barred from filing employment discrimination claims over their terminations.

 Kevin Cody

Patio patron Peter Nolan boosts fundraising effort for Hermosa Beach businesses

Patio patron Peter Nolan boosts fundraising effort for Hermosa Beach businesses

A fund to help downtown Hermosa Beach businesses survive the pandemic has raised almost $50,000.

 Kevin Cody

New Hermosa Beach Schools Superintendent Jason Johnson tackles the pandemic

New Hermosa Beach Schools Superintendent Jason Johnson tackles the pandemic

Hermosa Beach Schools Superintendent Jason Johnson is beginning a new job in a new school district in the midst of what he called “the most dramatic change in education, ever.”

 Kevin Cody

TV blackout can’t dim draft day for Mira Costa outfielder Petey Halpin

TV blackout can’t dim draft day for Mira Costa outfielder Petey Halpin

Just as Mira Costa High outfielder Petey Halpin’s name was about to be called by the Cleveland Indians, the family televison went on the fritz.

 Kevin Cody

Over 300 Beach City businesses receive $150,000-plus federal payroll loans: Complete list

Over 300 Beach City businesses receive $150,000-plus federal payroll loans: Complete list

Restaurants, law firms, day care centers and churches are among the hundreds of entities in the South Bay to have received loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program enacted to boost the economy amid the downturn associated with the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released by the government this week.

 Kevin Cody

Heal the Bay report shows ocean water quality problems persist

Heal the Bay report shows ocean water quality problems persist

Southern California’s progress toward improving ocean water quality remains halting, with clean conditions abounding during the summer months when beaches are most crowded, but swimming after rain still posing a significant threat of illness, according to a new report from Heal the Bay.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Kiwanis donates over $70,000 for scholarships, pandemic relief

Hermosa Beach Kiwanis donates over $70,000 for scholarships, pandemic relief

The Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club announced the awarding of $26,500 in academic scholarships last week.

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