Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

Open house, tree lighting Hermosa will host a full slate of holiday festivities Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. with the sand snowman contest north of the Pier. Later, starting at 11 a.m., merchants in downtown will have deals and displays throughout the afternoon. Then, starting at 5 p.m., the tree lighting ceremony on Pier Plaza […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Police Beat

Hit-and-run suspect tailed A motorist was arrested late last month after allegedly hitting another driver then attempting to flee the scene. The suspect, 23-year-old Kevin Castellon, struck another car at the intersection of 10th Street and Hermosa Avenue in the early morning hours of Nov. 22, said Sgt. Robert Higgins of the Hermosa Beach Police […]

 Ryan McDonald

Crowded Court: Conflict with 2020 Olympics reveals ongoing challenges for Hermosa Open AVP Tournament

Crowded Court: Conflict with 2020 Olympics reveals ongoing challenges for Hermosa Open AVP Tournament

by Ryan McDonald Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser couldn’t make the AVP Hermosa Beach Open volleyball tournament this past summer. He was playing in Tokyo at the time. His absence caused only minor disappointment for fans, but there are likely to be far more athletes in Tokyo when this year’s tournament opens. Last week, Hermosa’s […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach’s ‘Turkey Jon’ Burt remembered as beach icon

Hermosa Beach’s ‘Turkey Jon’ Burt remembered as beach icon

Over the past five decades, “Turkey Jon” Burt was as favorite a Hermosa Beach fixture as The Strand where he rode his bike daily.

 Kevin Cody

Santa at Gum Tree raises funds for Hermosa Ed Foundation

Santa at Gum Tree raises funds for Hermosa Ed Foundation

Photos with Santa (Kendall Wallace) at Gum Tree have raised nearly $50,000 for the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation over the past 11 years.

 Kevin Cody

Uganda orphans choir drummer returns to thank Lutheran Resurrection Church host

Uganda orphans choir drummer returns to thank Lutheran Resurrection Church host

A gift of drum sticks transforms the life of a Watoto Children’s Choir boy from Uganda.

 Kevin Cody

Beach Wheels: Mazda CX-5 a solid competitor

Beach Wheels: Mazda CX-5 a solid competitor

It’s easy to understand why the CX-5 is Mazda’s fleet-wide top seller. There is a higher-level fit and finish in this crossover sport-ute than you generally find elsewhere.

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

Kiwanis donates to schools The Hermosa Beach Kiwanis donated $15,000 to the Hermosa Beach City School District last week, the proceeds of its annual Taste at the Beach event. Taste at the Beach takes place every summer at the Community Center and offers attendees the chance to sample from chefs, wineries and craft brewers in […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach okays temporary eviction ban

Hermosa Beach okays temporary eviction ban

by Ryan McDonald Renters in Hermosa Beach that have gotten an eviction notice recently should wait before boxing up their things: they may not be going anywhere. The Hermosa Beach City Council unanimously approved an urgency ordinance that halts no-fault evictions in the city through the end of the year. The law took effect immediately, […]

 Ryan McDonald

Java Man Jam lends a beat to Hermosa Beach Holiday Stroll

Java Man Jam lends a beat to Hermosa Beach Holiday Stroll

by Ryan McDonald Years ago, musician TJ Brinjak was using the stage at the former Suzy’s Bar and Grill on Aviation Boulevard to rehearse some classical guitar. Because he was just practicing, he would set the tip jar aside. But one day, he forgot to move the jar and, before he knew it, people began […]

 Ryan McDonald

South Bay must plan for more housing units

by Ryan McDonald The Beach Cities might have to accommodate a significant increase in the number of housing units in the coming years to comply with a state planning law. The Southern California Association of Governments voted last week at its Regional Council meeting to approve a significant change in how cities in the region […]

 Ryan McDonald

Council adds to plastic, polystyrene bans

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach will phase out all plastic straws and silverware, as well as polystyrene meat trays and certain types of balloons, by next summer. The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance at its Tuesday night meeting that would prohibit the items from being sold or distributed within Hermosa by June 30, 2020. […]

 Mike Purpus

A mentor in and out of the water

A mentor in and out of the water

    Mike Doyle was as smooth on land as he was surfing by Mike Purpus Editor’s note: Hermosa Surfing Walk of Fame inductee Mike Doyle was a champion longboarder and tandem surfer, an author and painter and co-inventor of the soft top surfboard and surf wax. Doyle passed away from ALS on April 28, […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Welcome to rent control

Welcome to rent control

Rent control retroactive to March 15 is in effect statewide. The winners and losers are not always whom you might expect by Richard Haynes Broker, Manhattan Pacific Realty  Rent control is now a reality in California. On Oct. 8, Governor Gavin Newson signed Assembly Bill 1482. Among the bill’s provisions are limits on rent increases […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

Honoring veterans Steve Crecy, at the podium, and Michael Flaherty, rear, with members of the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast Brass Quintet, at Hermosa’s Veterans Day Celebration Monday evening. Crecy and Flaherty were among the original members of the volunteer committee that helped build the “Veterans are timeless” memorial where the annual […]

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