Esther Kang

From a cubicle to the Great Outdoors

From a cubicle to the Great Outdoors

Last October, Palos Verdes native James Kao found himself miles deep in the Chilean Patagonia mountains, taking quiet strides alongside a local wildlife guide named Diego. They were just a few hours into their five-day photography expedition tracking wild pumas when Roberto, an expert tracker, radioed in with great news: he spotted two sitting on some rocks by the coast.

 Esther Kang

Remembering Hermosa Beach’s Al Barrera

Remembering Hermosa Beach’s Al Barrera

Reporter’s note: Alfonso Barrera Jr., a longtime fixture in the Hermosa pier area and known for his friendly smile, succumbed to respiratory failure and pneumonia late Monday night on Oct. 12 at Little Company of Mary Hospital.

 Esther Kang

PENINSULA BUSINESS – Family vision

PENINSULA BUSINESS – Family vision

A family of optometrists on the Peninsula remains loyal to the community, which held it close during a personal tragedy   At the Hawley family’s dinner table, the topic of conversation has almost always centered on  optometry — controversies, stories of patients, unsolved cases. “I knew what a refractive error was when I was two-and-a-half,”…Read More→

 Esther Kang

Danish couple to open ice cream shop on Hermosa Avenue

Danish couple to open ice cream shop on Hermosa Avenue

Last summer, a young couple from Copenhagen was trekking through California, on a brief road trip for the first time in the state. They came across Hermosa Beach and were immediately taken with the small beach town.

 Esther Kang

Kinder Star, new enrichment program, to replace shortened classroom time in Hermosa Beach

Kinder Star, new enrichment program, to replace shortened classroom time in Hermosa Beach

Change is afoot this school year in the Hermosa Beach City School District. Effective this school year, kindergarten classes are reduced from full days to half days. To make up for lost time in the classroom, the district has launched a new optional enrichment program called Kinder Star in partnership with the City of Hermosa…Read More→

 Esther Kang

Hermosa Beach poised to adopt citywide plastic bag ban

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed, on first reading, an ordinance that would ban the city’s retailers, pharmacies, restaurants and food service providers from handing out single-use plastic bags to customers. Council will give its final approval at its second and final reading at the September 1 meeting. If it passes, the new law…Read More→

 Esther Kang

Miller investigation concluded, Hermosa Beach faces legal action

Miller investigation concluded, Hermosa Beach faces legal action

Nearly six months after the now infamous March 3 incident at The Standing Room involving anti-oil advocate Chris Miller and Hermosa Beach police, the City Council and community members have begun discussing ways to start “the healing process” and ensure such mishandling of a situation doesn’t repeat. The Hermosa Beach City Council on Tuesday addressed…Read More→

 Esther Kang

About Town in Hermosa Beach: Week of Aug. 20

What’s happening in Hermosa Beach this week?

 Esther Kang

Suzy’s Bar caught in liquor licensing moratorium’s crossfire in Hermosa Beach

Suzy’s Bar caught in liquor licensing moratorium’s crossfire in Hermosa Beach

Suzy’s Bar & Grill — owned by Longo, 75, and his wife DK, 65 — is a small neighborhood restaurant bar on the eastern end of Hermosa Beach, across town from the downtown sand section and Pier Plaza.

 Esther Kang

HERMOSA SUMMER CONCERTS – Pato Banton takes the stage

HERMOSA SUMMER CONCERTS – Pato Banton takes the stage

Nearly four decades since the first peak of his ascent as a reggae MC from Birmingham, U.K., Pato Banton continues to ride the wave of his prolific career in music. The 53-year-old singer has no plans to stop at the moment — he’s working on his 13th album, due out early next year, and planning…Read More→

 Esther Kang

Uber driver robbed at gunpoint in Hermosa Beach, suspects arrested

Uber driver robbed at gunpoint in Hermosa Beach, suspects arrested

Authorities have arrested three juveniles in connection with robbing an Uber driver at gunpoint around 1 a.m. Thursday in the Von’s parking lot in Hermosa Beach. Anthony Mateo, 19, of Los Angeles, Alexis Stewart, 19, of Los Angeles, and Dwaun Jennings, 18, of Pomona were arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. According to Hermosa Beach police,…Read More→

 Esther Kang

Hermosa Beach home invasion robbery suspect arrested, investigation ongoing

Police arrested a suspect early this month for the July 31 home invasion robbery on The Strand in Hermosa Beach. Hermosa Beach police arrested Jose Luis Delgado, 19, in his San Bernardino home last Monday on charges of kidnapping, robbery and burglary. According to police, around midnight July 13, a woman woke up in her…Read More→

 Esther Kang

Young Dubliners to take stage at Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts

Young Dubliners to take stage at Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts

The story of the Young Dubliners begins in the late 1980s when frontman and Irish native Keith Roberts packed his bags and flew stateside to pursue journalism.

 Esther Kang

Barragan to stay on Hermosa city council until end of August

Barragan to stay on Hermosa city council until end of August

After resigning from her post on the Hermosa Beach City Council to pursue a congressional campaign, Nanette Barragan is staying on the dais for another month.

 Esther Kang

Hermosa city council sets policy, management priorities

The Hermosa Beach City Council on Tuesday identified community policing, downtown revitalization and the 8th Street sidewalk as among the highest priorities for the city in the next six to nine months. Tuesday’s meeting followed up on the council’s June 6 strategic plan workshop in which the council identified 25 action items to further the…Read More→