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Redondo power plant’s Measure B stand for ‘behind closed doors’

Redondo power plant’s Measure B stand for ‘behind closed doors’

AES went behind closed doors with their own lawyers and developers to craft their own zoning for their 50-acre site, with no power plant at all.

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A Mid-Week Catalina Excursion

A Mid-Week Catalina Excursion

Dive N’ Surfs women Dive team takes a two day trip to dive off Catalina Island.

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Killer Lobsters!

Killer Lobsters!

Photos and story by Phil Garner As summer comes to a close a fever begins to rise in the blood of many scuba divers. Some who haven’t dived since last year are eagerly picking out their secret spot for for the biggest night in SoCal Scuba. Lobster Season. Beginning at 12:01 AM on the last […]

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Surf Sleds: Jin Kang’s ’83 Chevy C10 Silverado

Surf Sleds: Jin Kang’s ’83 Chevy C10 Silverado

Drop Zone checks out Jin Kang’s ’83 Chevy C10 Silverado

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Great white shark spotted off Hermosa Beach pier

Great white shark spotted off Hermosa Beach pier

A great white shark was spotted among surfers off the Hermosa Beach pier Sunday morning.

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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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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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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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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.