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Letters to the Editor 10/16/14

Letters to the Editor 10/16/14

Get educated, take a tour Dear ER: I have been a Hermosa Beach resident since 1994, have two children who recently graduated from Hermosa Beach schools, served eight years on the PTO (two as President) and six on the HBEF. For the past four years I have been employed by HBCSD.  If anyone thinks our […]

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Fearless surfer, loyal friend Skyler Nelson remembered [Updated]

Fearless surfer, loyal friend Skyler Nelson remembered [Updated]

Over 100 friends and family members gathered Thursday night at the end of the Hermosa Beach pier to celebrate the life of Skylar Nelson, who passed away October 6. Nelson was would have been 23 on October 17. He died in his sleep, apparently from a seizure, for which he took medication.

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Jay Adams “Triple Firing” Paddle Out

Jay Adams “Triple Firing” Paddle Out

The beach was decorated with posters and photo collages of Jay. Flowers adorned the side of the pier. Classic lowriders were laid out in the adjoining parking lot. Family, friends, and fans came out to the Venice Beach Pier on Labor Day weekend from all over the world to celebrate Jay’s life with a memorial paddle out and skate supper session.

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Paddleout planned in memory of Frank Grannis

Paddleout planned in memory of Frank Grannis

Paddleout planned for champion surfer Frank Grannis, son of pioneer surf photographer Leroy Grannis.

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Hermosa Beach council to discuss potential tax-increase measure

by Robb Fulcher A parcel tax and a property tax increase are among the issues on tonight’s Hermosa Beach City Council agenda. The meeting will be devoted to issues related to E & B Natural Resource’s proposal to drill for oil in Hermosa’s tidelands. The tax measures to be discussed would go on the March […]

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Palos Verdes Art Center 5K to raise funds for center and Alzheimer’s

Palos Verdes Art Center 5K to raise  funds for center and Alzheimer’s

The Palos Verdes Art Center will present the 5K for Alzheimer’s Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, September 6 at 8 a.m.  The 3.1 mile course will start and finish at the Art Center. The run will coincide with an exhibit at the center titled, “Floating Man: The sketchbook Drawings of David Rinehart,” which opened […]

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From ‘57 to number 57

From ‘57 to number 57

by Robb Fulcher The Portuguese Bend National Horse Show was given little chance of success when it was founded 57 years ago. This month, from September 5 to September 7, the prestigious competition and family fair will celebrate its 57th year. The horse show has become one of the peninsula’s iconic events, earning national recognition […]

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Stage name

by Robb Fulcher The Norris Center for the Performing Arts is experiencing a growth spurt at age 32, with fresh community outreach efforts, bold additions to its state-of-the-art theater and pavilion, and a name change to Palos Verdes Performing Arts. The impetus for much of the center’s change came from a marketing survey headed by […]

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Grand Prize Writing: Remembering Wally Berger

Grand Prize Writing: Remembering Wally Berger

At one point of the interview, I asked Wally if he had any memorabilia from his playing days? He then turned to his wife and said, “Martha, would you please bring me those bats.” Moments later, I was holding Wally’s old 36-inch, 38 ounce bat — and The Babe’s bat from 1935. I was in Baseball Heaven.

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Writing honorable mention: 1968 through a different lens

Writing honorable mention: 1968 through a different lens

The year offered no rest for the weary. It began with the Tet Offensive followed by a massive walkout by East Los Angeles high school students. Then a sitting president decided not to seek reelection and MLK’s assassination. And just two days earlier Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed just 20 miles away.

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Honorable Mention Writing: Class Clown

Honorable Mention Writing: Class Clown

I’m not quite sure when I developed my habitual desire to “pop off” in classrooms and release cynical, comical or provocative observations and commentary designed to disrupt my teachers and fellow students

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Honorable Mention Writing: Stickman

Honorable Mention Writing: Stickman

Porter walked along the Redondo Beach Pier. He was headed towards the International Boardwalk to a little waterfront bar where his friend Edison was waiting for him.

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Redondo Waterfront not an either/or question

Redondo Waterfront not an either/or question

After over 100 years, the Redondo Beach waterfront will soon be free of a power plant. AES has finally admitted, by presenting an initiative for voter approval next March, that their power plant is not needed.

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Redondo Beach players win mixed doubles title at 2nd annual Jester & Pharley Phund benefit tennis tournament

Redondo Beach players win mixed doubles title at 2nd annual Jester & Pharley Phund benefit tennis tournament

by Barbara Saltzman/Contributing Writer Daniel Rodriguez and Heidi Grimm, both of Redondo Beach, slammed their way to first place in A Division Mixed Doubles in The Jester & Pharley Phund’s Second Annual Benefit Doubles Tennis Tournament. The tournament, held June 21 and 22 at Alta Vista Park in Redondo, raised funds to provide copies of […]

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Strand House chef Franz creates cup cake worthy of Kings

Strand House chef Franz creates cup cake worthy of Kings

Strand House pastry chef Stephanie Franz, winner of the 2011 “Cupcake Wars,” created a slightly larger than usual cup cake for the 2014 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings.