Restaurants, law firms, day care centers and churches are among the hundreds of entities in the South Bay to have received loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program enacted to boost the economy amid the downturn associated with the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released by the government this week.
Southern California’s progress toward improving ocean water quality remains halting, with clean conditions abounding during the summer months when beaches are most crowded, but swimming after rain still posing a significant threat of illness, according to a new report from Heal the Bay.
The Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club announced the awarding of $26,500 in academic scholarships last week.
by Ryan McDonald All restaurants in the South Bay and the rest of Los Angeles County will be limited to takeout and outdoor dining for the next three weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move intended to curtail the recent, rapid growth of the coronavirus but which is likely to reignite disputes over the […]
Line in the sand
Beach closures over the Fourth of July weekend have police concerned about large crowds that may still visit the beach cities over the holiday.
Reports of coyote sightings in the South Bay have ticked up in the past few months. And while the arrival of mysterious wildlife has unnerved some residents, including some reporting feeling threatened or even being chased, scientists say that coyotes are a here-to-stay part of the Southern California biosphere, even one as heavily urbanized as the South Bay.
The pandemic caused cycling to surge in popularity. Local advocates hope that popularity and the accompanying health benefits continue post pandemic
Last month, after bike sales soared 300 percent over May 2019, Hermosa Cyclery partners Steve Collins, Ken Lieboewitz, Larry Burke and Mark McNeil stopped selling bikes and stopped answering the telephone. They were out of bikes. But now that people are returning to work they wonder if cycling’s popularity will continue.
Over 200 predominately white surfers participated in a Black Lives Matter paddleout at the Hermosa Beach pier on Friday.
Colleagues remember Hermosa Beach City Manager Steve Burrell as an old school, behind the scenes city manager who deflected credit to the city council. “If someone asks. ‘What do you do,’ I say I work at City Hall, and leave it at that,” Burrell once told a reporter.
As your Chief of Police, and a 27-year veteran of the law enforcement profession, I feel compelled to speak publicly about the current sentiment towards law enforcement expressed throughout our country.
by Ryan McDonald Restaurants in Hermosa Beach may soon be able to reopen with tables in streets and parking lots, and retailers will be able to hold their longest-ever sidewalk sale, thanks to a series of measures approved by the City Council Tuesday. The action is intended to help Hermosa businesses survive the economic downturn […]
Local musicians keep alive Hermosa’s annual Memorial Day Weekend Fiesta with streaming shows. Visit Easy Reader/HermosaOne Streaming Calendar for Music, Readings, and Health programs
by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach will reopen The Strand at 6 a.m. Saturday morning, on the beginning of Memorial Day weekend, lifting a two-month closure put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In a special Thursday night meeting, the City Council voted 4-1 to reopen to reopen the beachside path, a decision […]
by Ryan McDonald Last week, on the day after Los Angeles County beaches reopened, surfers emerging from the waves left wet footsteps as they trod past the 11th Street entrance to Brothers Burritos in Hermosa Beach, slowing as the familiar smell of the post-surf favorite wafted out the door. The scent was a bit more […]
by Ryan McDonald This time of year, Tommy Ostendorf’s phone is usually ringing off the hook. Ostendorf is the owner of Beach Sports, a summer beach camp with locations throughout the South Bay. He starts getting calls about early bird bookings in March and April, and then around Memorial Day things really start to ramp […]