Ryan McDonald

Council OKs new Fiesta Hermosa contract

Council OKs new Fiesta Hermosa contract

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City Council approved a contract Tuesday night that will allow the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau to put on Fiesta Hermosa on Memorial and Labor Day weekends for the next three years. The unanimous vote provided a sense of stability for the chamber, which relies on the three-day […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Ave. ‘sharrows’ renamed to honor Julian Katz

Hermosa Ave. ‘sharrows’ renamed to honor Julian Katz

by Ryan McDonald Julian Katz was known to Hermosans for his love of cycling and calm temperament, so the community found it fitting that a large slice of Hermosa Beach infrastructure devoted to gently nudging motorists to share the road should be named in his honor. Hermosa’s City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to rename the […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach’s police and firefighters can’t come to terms with City Hall on a labor agreement 

Redondo Beach’s police and firefighters can’t come to terms with City Hall on a labor agreement 

  by David Mendez When Officer Latoya Harris stepped up to the lectern at the Redondo Beach City Council Chambers, she didn’t quite look like herself. She wasn’t in her Redondo Beach Police uniform, wearing her badge, her duty belt or carrying her weapon. She was in her other uniform, as a mother advocating for […]

 Mark McDermott

Burton touts experience, resident advocacy

Burton touts experience, resident advocacy

by Mark McDermott Mark Burton has an analogy he likes to use when attempting to convey why Manhattan Beach voters should elect him to City Council. Let’s say you’ve got to fly to New York, Burton says, and you know that between here and there are several severe weather storm systems troubling the skies, as […]

 Mark McDermott

Franklin touts community ethos, business background   

Franklin touts community  ethos, business background   

by Mark McDermott Even if you don’t know Joe Franklin, you probably have seen him around. Maybe it was when he was the stop sign-shaped cartoon character “Stopper” standing by the roadside on behalf of a traffic safety campaign in the early 2000s. Or maybe you saw him during the Measure B school bond campaign, […]

 Ryan McDonald

Second art show on Cypress shut down

Second art show on Cypress shut down

by Ryan McDonald The opening night of an art show at Resin Gallery on Cypress Avenue was forced to end early this past weekend in response to a citation from the city, signaling potential difficulties for the city’s nascent arts district. The “Water and Wood” show ended Saturday night when it received a code enforcement […]

 Mark McDermott

About:Space – Love in Wod

About:Space – Love in Wod

Jean-Louis Boudreau, Josette Murphy and the fine art of redesigning a home rather than tearing it down

 Judy Rae

Connie Lim, Quiet no more

Connie Lim, Quiet no more

The song came from the streets. The chorus from a dream

 David Mendez

Sinkhole caves in median and stretches under road along Artesia Boulevard

Sinkhole caves in median and stretches under road along Artesia Boulevard

A sinkhole, at least eight feet deep and stretching north, more than 22 feet below the pavement, closed Artesia Boulevard in front of Mira Costa High School Thursday afternoon.

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 2-14-19

Letters to the Editor 2-14-19

Forward thinking Dear ER: I applaud the Beach Cities Health District for looking into the future and working with the community.  [“Beach Cities Health District shows off its new plans for the future,” ER Feb. 7, 2019]. If you do research into senior living options in the South Bay, it’s grim. I think the idea […]

 Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 2-14-18

South Bay Community Calendar 2-14-18

Thursday, February 14 Writers workshop The South Bay Writers Workshop, now in its 22nd year, meets every Thursday from 12 – 2 p.m. The Redondo Beach Senior Center, Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach.  The group is composed of published and working-towards-publication writers. For more info visit southbaywritersworkshop.com. Kids crafts STEAM means Science, Technology, Engineering, […]

 Ryan McDonald

City of Hermosa Beach, school district ink deal over North

City of Hermosa Beach, school district ink deal over North

by Ryan McDonald The city of Hermosa Beach and the Hermosa Beach City School District will continue to negotiate over traffic issues surrounding plans to reopen North School, in an agreement that both sides hope will avoid litigation and construction delays. The agreement, announced Monday afternoon, gives the city until Feb. 28 to file a […]

 Neely Swanson

“Patrick” – A dog [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Patrick” – A dog [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Patrick,” a little Hallmark-style film that luckily stays just this side of treacly, would have been far more suited as a minor television movie than a feature. Writer/director Mandi Fletcher, known primarily as the director of the Absolutely Fabulous movie of 2016, has never met a trope she didn’t like. We meet […]

 David Mendez

Wrinkles in Time

Wrinkles in Time

Beach Cities Health District shows off its new plans for the future: Senior residences, community space, and the evolution of medical care by David Mendez South Bay Hospital opened in 1960 with 146 patient beds to help fill a gap in the Beach Cities, creating a central hub for acute and emergency medical care. The […]

 Ryan McDonald

With Sanford out, city seeks producer for concert series

With Sanford out, city seeks producer for concert series

  by Ryan McDonald Seeking: someone to put on a concert for several thousand people in idyllic Southern California beach town. Must have experience with large events and adequate insurance. Understanding of spirited local community a plus. It’s not a personal ad, but a request for proposals: Hermosa Beach is seeking a producer to put […]

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