Kevin Cody

No plans to ask voters for money

by Robb Fulcher Hermosa voters will not be asked for money to help maintain school playfields and a gymnasium, unless there is a dramatic reversal in the momentum against the plan. The city School Board had considered placing a ballot measure for more funding before voters, who have rejected two previous funding measures. But last […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Fitting misfits: Re:Style has clothed South Bay punks for 30 years

The year was 1980. An explosive punk rock scene was taking off. The influence of British punk and new wave music had traveled half way around the world to Hermosa Beach. Local kids who embraced the movement imitated it not only in music, but also in fashion, outwardly expressing their newfound defiance against the norm. […]

 Kevin Cody

Cyclists, motorists urged to share


Workers have placed signs along Hermosa Avenue, and painted symbols on the roadway itself, to let bicyclists know they can occupy a full lane going each way.

 Robb Fulcher

City sticks to guns with eatery

The Hermosa Beach City Council stood behind the police chief in a bid to close a Pier Plaza restaurant at midnight, beating back a last minute plea to let it stay open until 1:30 a.m. After a sometimes agonized debate Tuesday night, the council decided not to fetter Chief Greg Savelli as he prepared to […]

 Kevin Cody

City limits water use and planting

by Robb Fulcher The City Council has joined neighboring towns by moving to limit the daily water use of residents and businesses, as three years of drought have shrunk California water reservoir levels by 25 percent. The council also moved to impose some restrictions on landscaping. The council unanimously green-lighted two new ordinances governing water […]

 Kevin Cody

New group calls for mucho murals


A dozen or more western Hermosa buildings would sport large painted murals depicting the city’s history and culture, if a newly forming nonprofit group with three ex-councilmen has its way.

 Robb Fulcher

New ballot measure awaits City Hall

A new Hermosa school board signaled it is unlikely to ask voters for more money unless City Hall signs on as a partner for a fresh ballot measure.

 Kevin Cody

Student short film festival in Hermosa

On Monday evening the A6 Academy presented the Hermosa Valley School “Short Film Festival” in the Hermosa Beach Playhouse.

 Kevin Cody

Green measures saved Pier project

Federal and regional officials flocked to Hermosa to praise green aspects of a $4.2 million project to overhaul the town’s iconic roadway.

 Kevin Cody

Ambitious eatery closes doors

A first-of-its-kind South Bay restaurant will close its doors Friday, ending a 21-month dream.

 Kevin Cody

Hook ’em

Hermosa Beach residents Katie and A.J. Brass commissioned architect Brad Lebon of Archisand.com sand sculptors to pump up fans for Thursday night’s Rose Bowl game.

 Easy Reader Staff

A wide variety of terrains, activities in acres of parks

An amateur historian and lover of the local outdoors mulls Hermosa’s distinctive parks. In following weeks she will focus upon the history of various individual parks. by Doris Beaman I returned to Hermosa Beach, “beautiful beach,” after being away for more than 50 years. I returned to the same house I lived in from the […]

 Robb Fulcher

Gabriel Iglesias interactive stand-up goes worldwide

Funnyman Gabriel Iglesias is used to filling all the seats inside The Comedy & Magic Club, but a special show he put on a week ago Tuesday reached tens of thousands of fans around the globe.

 Robb Fulcher

Hermosans braved diving economy, potential ruin

The year 2009 ended with Hermosa Beach awaiting a milestone ruling in a $500 million lawsuit that could break the city’s bank and drive it into bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Hermosa’s private sector struggled against a nationwide recession, the curtain fell upon the tale of a municipal inspector accused of taking bribes, and Hermosans banded together to save their 52-year-old post office.

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