Kevin Cody

Heroisms, tragedies mark 2015 Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor awards

Heroisms, tragedies mark 2015 Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor awards

Los Angeles County lifeguards and three local surfers were recognized for acts of ocean heroism during the past year at the annual Lifeguard Medal of Valor dinner, sponsored by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce. Australia’s Victoria Lifeguard Team attended the dinner.

 Kevin Cody

Neighboring Hermosa Beach Strand homes ransacked

Neighboring Hermosa Beach Strand homes ransacked

A Hermosa Beach couple thought they were doing the prudent thing prior to a weekend vacation when they put their valuables in their safe.

 Kevin Cody

Letters 07/30/15

Letters 07/30/15

Bring back the birdman Dear ER: Why is Manhattan Beach banning the Bird Man (“Birdman banned,” Letters, June 11, 20111). You state someone complained. How about the rest of us who are happy to see a man being kind to sea birds? We should be thanking him for feeding these beautiful birds and in so doing, spreading […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach welcomes Special Olympics Parade

Hermosa Beach welcomes Special Olympics Parade

Special Olympians and members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run stopped at the Hermosa Beach pier Wednesday, on their way from the Manhattan Beach pier to the Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach kid with Down Syndrome holds own in rigorous Junior Lifeguard program

Manhattan Beach kid with Down Syndrome holds own in rigorous Junior Lifeguard program

Kirra Troeger became the first Down Syndrome kid to pass the Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard swim test. Then came the real test

 Kevin Cody

Letters 07/23/15

Letters 07/23/15

Walk to shop Dear ER: My family and I would welcome Gelson’s to south Manhattan Beach (“Neighbors challenge proposed Gelson’s,” ER July 16, 2015). Currently we have to drive to north Manhattan Beach for groceries. I personally make several trips a week to Ralphs and Whole Foods. If we had a Gelson’s I could and […]

 Kevin Cody

CrossFit Games hits the water in Hermosa Beach

CrossFit Games hits the water in Hermosa Beach

Elite CrossFit athletes from around the world swam and paddled at the Reebok Cross 2015 Games in Hermosa Beach Wednesday morning.

 Kevin Cody

Chevron grants STEM learning, in a good way

Chevron grants STEM learning, in a good way

Chevron El Segundo has contributed $1.3 million during the current school year for STEM programs at 16 South Bay school districts. It has contributed over $8 million to local schools in the past six years.

 Kevin Cody

Hal Hiner, Easy Reader co-founder remembered

Hal Hiner, Easy Reader co-founder remembered

Hal Hiner, a founder of Easy Reader in 1970 and gifted artist, passed away Sunday, July 12 at his home in Yucca Valley from cancer.

 Kevin Cody

Letters 07/16/15

Letters 07/16/15

Blue Heron harbor Dear ER: It is a violation of state and federal law to trim or cut trees or shrubs while Night Herons and Great Blue Herons are nesting, but there are regular violations of these laws in the South Bay.  Two years ago, palms on the Esplanade were trimmed drastically after the Night […]

 Kevin Cody

Letters 07/09/15

Letters 07/09/15

Sewer level math Dear ER: Now that Hermosa council members Pete Tucker, Michael DiVirgilio, Carolyn Petty and Hany Fangary have scammed their million-dollar annual sewer tax onto the backs of Hermosa’s property owners (on top of the $2.5 Million ‘Utility User’s Tax’ still paid annually after 30 years), the very least these politicians should do, […]

 Kevin Cody

45th Anniversary Easy Reader Writing and Photography Contest

Easy Reader 45th Anniversary Writing and Photography Contest: Thursday, August 13 Best story: $500 Best photographs: 1st prize: $500 Paul’s Photo gift certificate 2nd prize: $300 Paul’s Photo gift certificate 3rd prize: $200 Paul’s Photo gift certificate Deadline: Photos and stories must be submitted no later then Monday, August 3. Photo awards presentation and exhibit […]

 Kevin Cody

VIDEO: The Making and Unveiling of Hermosa Beach’s “Great wave”

VIDEO: The Making and Unveiling of Hermosa Beach’s “Great wave”

On June 28, the Hermosa Beach Mural Committee unveiled the 75-foot-long, 19-foot tall “Great Wave” on the side of the Underground Pub and Grill in downtown Hermosa Beach. The committee commissioned Van Hamersveld last December, in the words of its theme committee, to paint the “surfing lifestyle that gave those living here a sense of […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach 2015 Fourth of July Ironman

Hermosa Beach 2015 Fourth of July Ironman

Over 500 competitors participated in the 2015 Hermosa Beach Fourth of July Ironman. The $30 entry fee is donated to local charities.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach hosts Fourth of July Fireworks show

Redondo Beach hosts Fourth of July Fireworks show

Redondo Beach’s annual fireworks show drew hundreds of picnickers to Seaside Lagoon in King Harbor and thousands more to neighboring beaches.

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