Ryan McDonald

Despite brawl, Hermosa Beach sticking with contract cities group

By Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach City Councilmember Jeff Duclos was fast asleep when the action started. Last month, Duclos was attending the California Contract Cities Association’s Annual Municipal Seminar at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Some time after midnight following the first day of the seminar, a brawl involving seven people, including elected […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach approves annual budget

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City Council approved the final budget for 2019-20 at its Tuesday night meeting, which included appropriating money for new positions that staff said are needed to meet growing demands on the city’s employees. Councilmembers voted 4-1 to approve a budget with expenditures just north of $40 million. The city […]

 Kevin Cody

Fire destroys new Hermosa Beach Strand home

Fire destroys new Hermosa Beach Strand home

A Hermosa Beach home under construction in the 800 block of The Strand was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning. A suspect lingering in the vicinity was taken into custody, though the cause of the fire has not been determined, according to a City of Hermosa Beach statement.

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

Bike route honors Katz Standing in front of Hermosa’s 10th Street Bike Corral last week, Todd DiPaola told the story of a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge hanging in his office: or, rather a photo of where the Golden Gate bridge would someday go. Instead, there are the pylons where the bridge would eventually […]

 Kevin Cody

Tide turns in South Bay/San Diego paddleboard rivalry

Tide turns in South Bay/San Diego paddleboard rivalry

Last year’s inaugural South Bay Paddle was dominated by San Diego paddlers. San Diego was again well represented again this year, but the tide swung. Saturday’s three fastest times, and six of the top 10 times were by South Bay Paddlers.

 Ryan McDonald

Award show coming to Hermosa sand

by Ryan McDonald Between five and ten thousand teenagers are expected to deliriously scream for their favorite musicians and movie stars in the shadow of the Hermosa Beach Pier later this summer, with the city inking a deal to host the Teen Choice Awards. At a special meeting last Friday, Hermosa’s City Council approved a […]

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader sports editor Randy Angel left it all on the field

Easy Reader sports editor Randy Angel left it all on the field

There’s a saying in sports about those guys who play hard, play for others, and never take a down or an inning off that also applies to how Randy lived. He left it all on the field.

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader sports editor Randy Angel never missed a deadline, until this week

Easy Reader sports editor Randy Angel never missed a deadline, until this week

Easy Reader sports editor Randy Angel passed away Saturday, at age 60. He reported on local sports for the past three decades.

 Ryan McDonald

City to christen bikeway to honor beloved cycling advocate

City to christen bikeway to honor beloved cycling advocate

by Ryan McDonald Julian Katz won’t be there when Hermosa Beach holds a dedication ceremony downtown next Thursday for the bikeway that now bears his name: he passed away last year due to complications from prostate cancer. But even if Katz were there, those who knew him best say he likely wouldn’t spend much time […]

 Ryan McDonald

State withdraws $3 million grant

State withdraws $3 million grant

by Ryan McDonald The State of California has withdrawn a grant of more than $3 million that Hermosa Beach and other South Bay cities had planned to use to clean up water quality at local beaches, after opposition from South Hermosa residents blocked the project for which it was intended. The decision came last week […]

 David Mendez

Hermosa Beach About Town

Community Safety Fair The Hermosa Beach Police Department will host a Community Safety Fair on Saturday. Along with members of the city’s police department, Los Angeles County firefighters and lifeguards will offer safety demonstrations. There will be food, and games and prizes for kids. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Community Center […]

 Kevin Cody

Mira Costa High bands to perform at Lighthouse for Epipalooza fundraiser

Mira Costa High bands to perform at Lighthouse for Epipalooza fundraiser

Mira Costa End Epilepsy hosts a fundraising concert this Saturday, June 1 at the The Lighthouse Cafe, from 3 to 8 p.m., featuring five local bands, including End Epilepsy founder Slater Heidrich’s Good Vibe.

 Ryan McDonald

Pursuit ends when truck crashes into duplex garage

Pursuit ends when truck crashes into duplex garage

  by Ryan McDonald A North Hermosa Beach home sustained major damage early Tuesday morning when a truck pursued by police officers crashed into its garage. No one was hurt in the crash, but two suspects were arrested on suspicion of felony evading arrest and other charges, police said. The pursuit began about 1:15 a.m. […]

 Ryan McDonald

Eighth Street fixes to start in June

Eighth Street fixes to start in June

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach has chosen a contractor for a long-awaited Eighth Street improvement project, setting the stage for sidewalk fixes that have been years in the making. The council approved a $714,000 contract with Gentry General Engineering last week. The project will upgrade sidewalks along Eighth between Valley Drive and Hermosa Avenue to […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Gillman of the 509th: A mother’s son

Gillman of the 509th: A mother’s son

There were many thousands like Marvin, kids who graduated from high school just in time to be thrown into a world war   by Ivan G. Goldman Early on the morning of August 15, 1944, my cousin Tech 4 Marvin Gillman and 15 other men of Company B of the Army’s elite 509th Parachute Infantry […]

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