Kevin Cody

Sling Pilot Academy offers free Valentines Day flight lesson to Federal employees

Sling Pilot Academy offers free Valentines Day flight lesson to Federal employees

Sling Pilot Academy will offer a free flying course and a flight on Valentine’s Day for federal/TSA employees looking to start a new career.  The event will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Thursday, February 14

 Ryan McDonald

Lost photos show Black Flag’s history

Lost photos show Black Flag’s history

  by Ryan McDonald Forty years ago, some dithering about the release of an EP from four kids in Hermosa Beach laid the foundation for alternative music. The band behind the songs, Panic, had a short run before they eventually become Black Flag. A bit more of that brief history has come to light recently […]

 Brad Jacobson

Another Big Surf Swell Hits The South Bay (video)

Another Big Surf Swell Hits The South Bay (video)

In this episode of Swell Stories we follow another big swell which hit the South Bay a few days after our last “Swell Stories” episode. We’re pretty happy with the winter so far! Surfers include Matt Mohagen, Chad Parks, Damien Fahrenfort and others.

 Ryan McDonald

South Bay scouts hit Rose Parade

 Brad Jacobson

Swell Stories: A happy beginning of the New Year for South Bay Surfers (video)

Swell Stories: A happy beginning of the New Year for South Bay Surfers (video)

In this episode we feature a swell which hit the South Bay January 6th bringing in overhead plus sized barrels. LA surfers were given a nice start to the New Year! Surfers include Damien Fahrenfort, Pat Webber, Andre Anorga, Conor Beatty, Chris Wells and others.

 Ryan McDonald

Greenlighted: Metro votes to keep most of the Green Line open for South Bay riders until 2021. Then what?

Greenlighted: Metro votes to keep most of the Green Line open for South Bay riders until 2021. Then what?

by Ryan McDonald Part way through his presentation on the “28 by ‘28 Initiative,” an attempt to complete 28 transportation projects in the region before the 2028 Olympics come to Southern California, LA Metro CEO Phil Washington paused on a slide titled “Measure M Cost Management Policy.” Unlike the previous graphics, which were heavy with […]

 Brad Jacobson

Swell Stories: Insane Surf Hits the South Bay on Black Friday (video)

Swell Stories: Insane Surf Hits the South Bay on Black Friday (video)

Swell Stories: Insane Surf Hits the South Bay on Black Friday An insane swell hit the South Bay on Black Friday, November 23rd. This wind swell pushed head high to well overhead barrels into the South Bay. Surfers include: Alex Fry, Andy Prunauer, Ryan Boyd, Teddy Navarro, Parker Browning, Greg Browning, Chris Wells, Sam Neiger, […]

 Ryan McDonald

Thurmond promises to lift all state’s schools

Thurmond promises to lift all state’s schools

by Ryan McDonald On his first day as a board member of the West Contra Costa School District, Tony Thurmond was told he needed to close 10 schools. It was 2008, around the time Wall Street banker Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, the financial system plunged into crisis, and the budgets of government agencies around the […]

 Ryan McDonald

Exhibit at Hermosa Museum highlights Sandpipers’ 87 years of local philanthropy

Exhibit at Hermosa Museum highlights Sandpipers’ 87 years of local philanthropy

by Ryan McDonald A cord of wood, a few bottles of milk, and a visit to the doctor: each forms part of an entry in a “neighborhood philanthropy” casework log from the 1930s of the Sandpipers, the charitable organization founded in Hermosa Beach. The casebook, with its prices scrupulously recorded and ready to dazzle inflation-adjusted […]

 Kevin Cody

Holloway cancels South Bay’s Ortega UFC featherweight title in Vegas

Holloway cancels South Bay’s Ortega UFC featherweight title in Vegas

Saturday night in the octagon of the 20,000 seat, Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena, Redondo Beach Breakwater surfer Brian Ortega will fight for the UFC 226 featherweight title against Hawaiian title holder Max Holloway.

 Ryan McDonald

Metro plan could add delays for South Bay light-rail riders

Metro plan could add delays for South Bay light-rail riders

by Ryan McDonald Under a proposal that will come before the Metro Board Thursday, the Metro Green line could get shorter, a decision that would impose a second transfer and potentially added time for South Bay riders heading to downtown Los Angeles. Thursday Metro Board of Directors meeting includes an item with a service plan […]

 Ryan McDonald

South Bay support sought for fast-track of Metro rail project

by Ryan McDonald There are few places harder to reach from the South Bay than West Hollywood: no freeway passes through it, and those that will bring drivers near it are constantly packed. But with a bit of help from regional transportation officials, residents could be able to get there in less than 40 minutes […]

 Ryan McDonald

Ahead of the class: MBX Flex allows students to take summer school on their own time. But does it give an unfair edge to those that can afford it?

Ahead of the class: MBX Flex allows students to take summer school on their own time. But does it give an unfair edge to those that can afford it?

  by Ryan McDonald In January, teachers in the Mira Costa High School Department of Social Sciences voted to change what it meant to be an “A” student. Although teaching practices would not change, starting with the winter semester of this school year, a cumulative average as low as a 78 would earn an A. […]

 Judy Rae

Beach pics – Super Blue Moon

Beach pics – Super Blue Moon

Super blue red moon: Early morning Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018                    

 Ryan McDonald

Mustangs’ depth pushes them past Sea Kings in walled waves

Mustangs’ depth pushes them past Sea Kings in walled waves

by Ryan McDonald After the horn sounded the end of the final heat, Mira Costa High School surf coach Tracy Geller told junior Alex Fry he was “making something out of nothing.” The “something” was the maneuvers Costa’s surfers managed to deliver in their victory over Palos Verdes High School.  The “nothing” was the conditions […]

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