Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach City Council meetings leave chambers for screens

Hermosa Beach City Council meetings leave chambers for screens

by Ryan McDonald Public meetings in Hermosa Beach will take place via videoconference in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The city announced that all public meetings, starting with Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, will feature officials calling in from remote locations to hear reports from staff and vote on issues. The […]

 Ryan McDonald

With fundraiser cancelled due coronavirus, Hermosa Beach Education Foundation launches online auction

With fundraiser cancelled due coronavirus, Hermosa Beach Education Foundation launches online auction

by Ryan McDonald The novel coronavirus may have brought down “Mom Prom,” the winking nickname of highly anticipated Hearts of Hermosa fundraiser.  But it hasn’t removed the need for donations that the event, the largest single source of support each year for the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation, facilitates. Instead, an online auction to support programming […]

 Kevin Cody

County bans beach volleyball, Hermosa Beach resident rescues nets

County bans beach volleyball, Hermosa Beach resident rescues nets

Hermosa residents saves beach volleyball nets from being hauled off in County pick-up trucks.

 Kevin Cody

The Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day that wasn’t and other coronavirus tales

The Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day that wasn’t and other coronavirus tales

“Do you know the only thing worse than owning an Irish tavern on Saint Patrick’s Day when the government has ordered all the tavern’s closed? It’s owning 16 Irish taverns,” he said.

 Ryan McDonald

Long lines, bare shelves at South Bay grocery stores

Long lines, bare shelves at South Bay grocery stores

by Ryan McDonald As authorities delivered grim warnings about the novel coronavirus last Thursday, an idea spread among South Bay residents with the force and quickness of a contagion: buy toilet paper. Mirroring trends across the country, shoppers late last week began descending on Vons, Trader Joe’s, Ralphs, Whole Foods and other area stores, creating […]

 Kevin Cody

Providence Little Company, Torrance Memorial pitch tents in preparation for coronavirus surge

Providence Little Company, Torrance Memorial pitch tents in preparation for coronavirus surge

Among the most visible signs in the South Bay of the anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases are large white tents outside the emergency departments at Providence Little Company of Mary, Providence San Pedro, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Little Company of Mary has two tents.

 Kevin Cody

Map of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County

Map of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County

Map of corona cases in Los Angeles County

 Kevin Cody

El Camino College moves classes online to protect students from coronavirus

El Camino College moves classes online to protect students from coronavirus

Last Thursday, El Camino College announced that its 24,000 students would be taught online to protect students from the novel coronavirus. Teachers were given until this Friday to have their online classes ready.

 Ryan McDonald

Bill proposes changes in response to long waits on Election Day

Bill proposes changes in response  to long waits on Election Day

by Ryan McDonald A bill from Sen. Ben Allen, who represents the South Bay in the state legislature, would force Los Angeles County Election Authorities to make changes to their procedures after voters throughout the region reported long waits on Election Day last week. The bill comes after voters in the Beach Cities and across […]

 Ryan McDonald

Council extends ban on dockless scooters, bikeshare

Council extends ban on dockless scooters, bikeshare

by Ryan McDonald Citing concerns about safety, obstruction and potential impacts on its neighboring cities, the Hermosa Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to extend its existing ban on dockless shared mobility devices, including the popular Bird scooters, for another year. The 4 to 1 vote, with Mayor pro tem Justin Massey the lone dissenter, […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach schools to close for at least a week [updated]

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City School District announced Friday that campuses would close for at least a week, and are likely to remain closed through at least the end of the district’s spring break on April 13, in an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Instruction will shift online during […]

 Mark McDermott

Hermosa Beach’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Hearts of Hermosa education fundraiser canceled due to coronavirus

Hermosa Beach’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Hearts of Hermosa education fundraiser canceled due to coronavirus

by Ryan McDonald The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Hearts of Hermosa education foundation fundraiser, two beloved civic events associated with spring in Hermosa Beach, have been canceled, officials announced Thursday, as a precautionary measure to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Hermosa events were part of a wave of cancellations in […]

 Judy Rae

Beach art – Hippytree Photo Exhibit

Beach art – Hippytree Photo Exhibit

Hosted by Unita Club

 Ryan McDonald

Popular volleyball program faces citations

Popular volleyball program faces citations

by Ryan McDonald VolleyCamp, a private beach volleyball program whose south Hermosa games and lessons have earned it a devoted following, is facing penalties from the city in a dispute that highlights the challenges in Hermosa’s attempts to limit unauthorized coaching in public places. Dozens of VolleyCamp supporters descended on a meeting of Hermosa’s Parks, […]

 Ryan McDonald

Historical Society raises the curtains with Bijou Theater exhibit

Historical Society raises the curtains with Bijou Theater exhibit

by Ryan McDonald April Wright attends an exercise class at the Bar Method in downtown Hermosa almost every day. In between dips and plies, she marvels that she is taking a class inside a building that once housed a movie theater. The Hermosa resident is the filmmaker behind “Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the […]