Ed Pilolla

Oil drilling in Hermosa Beach? [2012 Newsmaker]

Oil drilling in Hermosa Beach? [2012 Newsmaker]

E&B of Bakersfield wants to pick up where Macpherson Oil left off.

 Ed Pilolla

Hermosa Beach New Year’s celebration to feature big band music

Hermosa Beach New Year’s celebration to feature big band music

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a New Year’s Eve celebration on Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday and featuring Lou Giovannetti & His Big Band. The celebration will include a New Year’s countdown on a 9 x 12 foot video screen at 9 p.m. Pacific time, with the […]

 Ed Pilolla

Hermosa Beach year in review: new city manager, embattled treasurer

Hermosa Beach year in review: new city manager, embattled treasurer

The City of Hermosa Beach has a new city manager, a new three-year contract with its employees and new environmental ordinances aimed at improving ocean and air quality. Some news in Hermosa was no big surprise, such as the Mermaid restaurant and cocktail lounge on the verge of sale to a developer. Other news raised […]

 Ed Pilolla

Stevie Wonder donates ‘lovely’ $100,000 to Hermosa Beach girl fighting cancer

Stevie Wonder donates ‘lovely’ $100,000 to Hermosa Beach girl fighting cancer

Jasmine Faulk, the 10-year-old Hermosa Beach girl fighting cancer, wasn’t feeling well before the Stevie Wonder concert last Saturday. But after praying with her father, Hermosa Beach Police Officer Everett Faulk, she was ready to go. And she was glad she did. Jasmine Faulk was given an unexpected treat when she appeared on stage with […]

 Ed Pilolla

Hermosa Beach police news: Missing manhole cover and road rage

Hermosa Beach police news: Missing manhole cover and road rage

A motorist and bicyclist engaged in a fight in the 200 block of Hermosa Avenue Dec. 15 at about 11: 30 a.m., police said.

 Ed Pilolla

Hermosa Beach ‘Coffee with a Cop’ set for Wednesday

The Hermosa Beach Police Department is inviting the public to have “Coffee with a Cop” on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Java Man, 157 Pier Ave.

 Ed Pilolla

Hermosa Beach City Treasurer David Cohn testifies about massage gone bad

Hermosa Beach City Treasurer David Cohn testifies about massage gone bad

Since news surfaced last month that Hermosa Beach City Treasurer David Cohn had been the alleged victim of an extortion attempt following a massage, it has been unclear what exactly transpired in his home Nov. 3.

 Ed Pilolla

Hermosa, Manhattan Beach upgrading downtown security barriers

Hermosa, Manhattan Beach upgrading downtown security barriers

The late former Hermosa Beach city councilman and civic watchdog Roger Creighton is getting his wish for better protection for pedestrians on the plaza from a runaway vehicle. The Hermosa Beach City Council last week decided to replace the lightweight barriers along Hermosa Avenue with heavy-duty barriers, which will guard Pier Plaza from the sort of […]

 Ed Pilolla

Beach Cities toy drive wraps up thousands [PHOTOS]

Beach Cities toy drive wraps up thousands [PHOTOS]

The Beach Cities Toy Drive Wrapping Party brought together about 200 people wrapping presents for underprivileged children Saturday at the Joslyn Community Center in Manhattan Beach.

 Ed Pilolla

Good News on Los Angeles’ Skid Row

Good News on Los Angeles’ Skid Row

It’s Saturday morning, the first day of the month, and that means the line at the soup kitchen where Jeff Dietrich works is down to about 600. For more than 40 years, Dietrich and his wife Catherine Morris have worked at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker Hospitality Kitchen in Skid Row, chopping onions, scrubbing pots, […]

 Ed Pilolla

Hermosa Beach news briefs: youth music fundraiser, city attorney recognized

Mayor Jeff Duclos has been nominated to serve on the California Coastal Commission for the South Coast seat, which represents L.A. and Orange County.

 Ed Pilolla

Hermosa Beach police news: handbag heist

Hermosa Beach police news: handbag heist

Two woman attempted to pass off a fake hundred dollar bill at a business in the 700 block of Pier Avenue, police said.

 Ed Pilolla

Hermosa Beach inks three-year deal with employees

The City Council on Tuesday supported a new, three-year contract for city employees that balances an increase in what they pay for retirement benefits with an increase in their salary. Under the terms of the new deal, the city will no longer pay the employee share of their retirement contribution to the state’s CalPERS pension […]

 Ed Pilolla

Comedian wins parking permit art contest in Hermosa Beach

Comedian wins parking permit art contest in Hermosa Beach

The winner of this year’s Hermosa Beach Parking Permit Art Contest is Jeff Capri, a stand-up comedian. Capri was honored at Tuesday’s City Council meeting for his design that will be featured on the 2013-2014 parking permits. The city received six entries, and City Manager Tom Bakaly chose Capri’s design, which depicts a seagull flying […]

 Ed Pilolla

Charlie Sheen, stuntman donate to Hermosa Beach 10-year-old fighting cancer

Charlie Sheen, stuntman donate to Hermosa Beach 10-year-old fighting cancer

The actor Charlie Sheen has donated $75,000 to the family of 10-year-old Jasmine Faulk, who is fighting a rare form of sinus cancer. Faulk, daughter of Hermosa Beach Police Officer Everett Faulk, is undergoing 45 session of chemotherapy followed by six weeks of radiation. Sheen’s stunt double Eddie Braun, who donated $25,000, called Sheen’s attention […]