Kevin Cody

Groms rise to challenge in challenging surf at Dive N’ Surf SB Boardriders contest

Groms rise to challenge in challenging surf at Dive N’ Surf SB Boardriders contest

In conditions that that even most experienced surfers would pass on, nearly 100 groms (ages 5 to 12) competed in the Dive N’ Surf South Bay Boardriders surf contest at 45th Street in Manhattan Beach. Judging from the expressions on their faces, the groms were fearless and had a blast.

 Kevin Cody

LA County Lifeguard Cunningham led fight to open beaches

LA County Lifeguard Cunningham led fight to open beaches

Jerry Cunningham was a Los Angeles County lifeguard for 38 years, an alternate on the 1952 U.S. Olympic water polo team, a world champion body surfer in his age group at 65 and competed in the Two-Mile Dwight Crum Pier to Pier Swim from the age of 40 until he turned 76 in 2005. A lifeguard memorial service in Cunningham’s honor will be held Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at Torrance Beach.

 Kevin Cody

Sophisticated Snoop Tour features revival and modernist designs

Sophisticated Snoop Tour features revival and modernist designs

Five exceptional homes, ranging in style from Santa Barbara Revival to California Cool are featured on the 43rd Annual American Martyrs Sophisticated Snoop 2016 Home Tour. The tour benefits American Martyrs School and will be held next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 13, 14 and 15.

 Kevin Cody

Letters to the Editor 4/28/16

Letters to the Editor 4/28/16

Make up class Dear ER: In my role as Superintendent of Hermosa Beach Schools, it is my responsibility to ensure that residents have current information regarding the facilities initiative, Measure S, which is being placed before the voters on June 7. Information regarding Measure S can be found at hbcsd.org. Our schools are overcrowded, out…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

Descendents perform first Hermosa concert in two decades

Descendents perform first Hermosa concert in two decades

The Blue Ribbons have been flowing with a Stoli or two on the rocks thrown in. Anticipation fills the air. People are wearing local surf shop T-shirts and hats along with those of Black Flag, Pennywise and of course Descendents.

 Kevin Cody

Truck wins race against tide in Redondo Beach

Truck wins race against tide in Redondo Beach

The driver of a Department of Beach and Harbors bucket truck was probably wishing he’d let a little more air out of his tires before driving on the beach at Avenue H in Redondo Beach Thursday morning.

 Kevin Cody

Punk band Descendents perform for Pennywise’s Dragge birthday in Hermosa

Punk band Descendents perform for Pennywise’s Dragge birthday in Hermosa

Seminal punk band Descendants performed last Wednesday at the Standing Room in Hermosa Beach. It was the band’s first Hermosa Beach performance since they performed at the Hermosa Fourth of July Ironman 20 years ago.

 Kevin Cody

Letters to the Editor 4/21/16

Misplaced property values Dear ER: Many supporters of Hermosa Beach School Bond Measure S refer to how this bond will benefit property values. That may be true, but it is by no means the reason why we support bringing our schools up to the standards students of Hermosa deserve. We feel a responsibility to all…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

Man reported missing in ocean off Manhattan Beach [Update]

Man reported missing in ocean off Manhattan Beach [Update]

A 25-year-old man who had been tossing a football with two friends in the ocean at 18th Street in Manhattan Beach Tuesday evening has been reported missing. Witness Karim D. (who asked that his last name not be used), said he believes the man was swept out to sea by the riptide.

 Kevin Cody

Women stand out in windy Surf Concepts/SB Boardriders contest in Manhattan Beach

Women stand out in windy Surf Concepts/SB Boardriders contest in Manhattan Beach

When the South Bay Boardriders Surf Series began six years ago, organizers were criticized for not having enough women competitors. The club responded by adding women’s divisions and the women responded by ratcheting up their numbers and level of competition each year.

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2016 Dining and Entertainment

Best of the Beach 2016 Dining and Entertainment

Read reviews of over 80 South Bay restaurants and entertainment clubs selected by Easy Reader readers as the Best of the Beach 2016.

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2016 Craft Beer Bar: Simmzy’s

Simmzy’s is easily the busiest restaurant in Manhattan Beach, packed almost from the moment they open each day. There are over 25 different beers on tap here and the selection changes regularly.

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2016 Outdoor Dining: Hennessey’s Tavern

Best of the Beach 2016 Outdoor Dining: Hennessey’s Tavern

Hennessey’s Tavern holding the corner of the Pier Plaza and the Strand stakes claim to a panoramic view of the Santa Monica Bay from their roof-top patio.

 Kevin Cody

Beach of the Beach 2016 French/Continental: Dominique’s Kitchen

Beach of the Beach 2016 French/Continental: Dominique’s Kitchen

Their slogan is “Making good food an everyday occasion” and Dominique’s Kitchen really does achieve that laudable goal

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2016 chain burger: In-N-Out Burger

Best of the Beach 2016 chain burger: In-N-Out Burger

In & Out serves the burger that made burgers famous, a recipe straight from the 1950s, before vast quantities of preservatives and premade items joined the mainstream.

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