Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

Hermosa Beach About Town

Land Rover relocates The former Land Rover dealership that anchored the high-traffic intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Herondo Avenue has exited Hermosa Beach to merge with a Jaguar dealership in Torrance, at 3233 Pacific Coast Hwy. Until the move, which had been planned for months, the Hermosa dealership was the only location left in […]

 Kevin Cody

Former Los Angeles Lifeguard Amy Appelhans Gubser swims across Santa Monica Bay

Former Los Angeles Lifeguard Amy Appelhans Gubser swims across Santa Monica Bay

Former LA County Lifguard Amy Appelhans Gubser entered the water at Pirate’s Cove, on Point Dume and swam through the night to Rocky Point, in Palos Verdes. The north and south points of the Santa Monica Bay are separated by 28 statute miles of rich, open ocean.

 Ryan McDonald

Beach events – Leadership Hermosa hosts Annual Beach BALL

Beach events –  Leadership Hermosa hosts Annual Beach BALL

Awards night at the Standing Room, Hermosa Beach

 Kevin Cody

Beach art – Mustang Art at Resin in Hermosa Beach

Beach art – Mustang Art at Resin in Hermosa Beach

Mira Costa All Media Art Show

 Ryan McDonald

Council wary of future shortfall as it approves annual budget

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City Council unanimously adopted the municipal budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year Tuesday night, providing for a year Hermosa will end in the black, but also revealing long-term challenges posed by rising pension obligations for city employees. The budget includes a five-year forecast with five budget scenarios, several of […]

 Ryan McDonald

Julian Katz was beloved cycling advocate

Julian Katz was beloved cycling advocate

by Ryan McDonald The cyclists had a tough road to climb. In 2010, the El Segundo City Council was holding a hearing on the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan, and members of the audience were urging rejection. Not enough people rode bikes, the skeptics said, to justify approving the plan, especially not senior citizens. It […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

Hermosa Beach About Town

Uncle Stavros fed South Hermosa Beginning in the late 1960s, two very popular breakfast restaurants competed across the street from one another at Second Street and Hermosa Avenue. S and L, on the north side, was run by “Uncle” Stavros Triantis and his wife Christina. Pete’s RePete, on the south side of Second Street, was […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

Hermosa Valley open house Hermosa Valley School hosts an open house tonight for parents and children, beginning with a book fair at 5 p.m. A Young at Art exhibit by both Valley and View students begins at 5:30 p.m. Classroom open houses begin at 6:30. As a fundraiser, Young at Art will be selling pizzas, […]

 Kevin Cody

San Diego paddlers dominate South Bay Paddle

San Diego paddlers dominate South Bay Paddle

“This is like the old days,” Joe Bark said when he checked in Saturday morning for the South Bay Paddle at the Hermosa Beach pier. Race co-founder Scott Rusher and Matt Walls took it as a compliment.

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Police Beat

Diving equipment stolen An unknown suspect took diving equipment from an East Hermosa residence last month. The theft took place sometime between the afternoon of May 14 and the afternoon of May 18 from a home in the 1100 block of 10th Street near Prospect Avenue, according to police reports. Police believe the suspect or […]

 Ryan McDonald

Jamming econo on Pier Plaza

Jamming econo on Pier Plaza

by Ryan McDonald One Thursday last month, patrons of Watermans’ on Hermosa’s Pier Plaza had a chance to catch a free show with Mike Watt, the former bassist of legendary San Pedro punk rockers the Minutemen. It was thanks to the efforts of Reid Clow, founder of Swear Jar Presents. (He said decided on the […]

 Ryan McDonald

All tomorrow’s parties

All tomorrow’s parties

In 1980s New York, Hermosa resident Patti Astor and the Fun Gallery brought graffiti from the street to the studio. With a slate of upcoming local shows, the art world is still trying to keep up by Ryan McDonald In 1992, the New York Times dispatched reporter Rick Marin to Seattle to write about “grunge,” […]

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HBPD officers passing the torch

HBPD officers passing the torch

Hermosa View student Elijah Taylor joins officers from the Hermosa Beach Police Department for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. On Monday afternoon, officers from the Redondo Beach Police Department handed off the torch to the HBPD, who ran along Hermosa Avenue, then up to Manhattan Avenue at the Five Corners before […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

Leadership project unveiling Leadership Hermosa Beach will unveil “Mark Your Mile,” the Class of 2018 project, in a celebration on The Strand this Saturday. Check-in for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. on Pier Plaza. The event is free, but registration is required. Participants will walk The Strand in each direction to scope out the […]

 Ryan McDonald

Nonprofit working with foster youth attracts South Bay volunteers

Nonprofit working with foster youth attracts  South Bay volunteers

by Ryan McDonald Last Friday afternoon, Courtney Wolf attended a high school graduation ceremony. The graduating student was not a family member, but a youth Wolf had been working with as a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA, as they are known, is a national organization that pairs volunteers with abused and neglected youth […]

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