New Lakers head coach Luke Walton proved over the Labor Day weekend that he can still lead on the court and bring home a championship.
“After going to the finals six times, it’s good to finally win one,” Walton said after leading his team to victory in a close championship match at the 59th Annual Hermosa Beach 17th Street Labor Day Weekend Volleyball tournament in Hermosa Beach.
Photographer and videographer Chris Aguilar followed paddleboard maker Joe Bark and his Bark Surf Tech paddlers across the Catalina Channel during the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Championships. Bark paddler Max First won the unlimited division and Bark paddler Lachie Lansdown set a record in the stock division. Jack Bark finished second in the stock division. (ChrisAguilarMedia.com)
Abby Brown, 18, of Santa Barbara, became the first rookie and youngest person ever to win the Catalina Classic and only the second woman to have won the Classic and the Molokai races in the same year.
As hundreds of Catalina Classic paddlers and their escorts gathered at Catalina Island’s Two Harbors Saturday evening to listen to race instructions and race lore from Buddy Bohn, the founding director’s voice wobbled. On his mind was Bob Hogan, a father of the 32-mile paddleboarding marathon with a 51 year tradition. Hogan was a Los Angeles County lifeguard when he organize the inaugural Manhattan Beach International Paddleboard Race in 1955.
This past February, Dena Maloney was named the sixth president in El Camino college’s six decade history and its first female president. Maloney keeps a copy of the 1947 Warrior yearbook in her office for reasons other than the obvious fondness for her father, a member of the College’s inaugural class. The yearbook is a reminder of El Camino’s future.
The winner of this year 46th Anniversary Easy Reader Writing contest recalls his immigration from Greece to Manhattan Beach, while the winning photographer takes a fresh look at a familiar landmark
HB Surfing Walk of Fame: Pioneer Hermosa Beach surfer Chip Post credits his youth surfing to his career in public service
by Kevin Cody During the summer of 1962, Chip Post was with Roy Breen in his Ford in the alley behind Post’s home on 17th Street in Hermosa Beach, when the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ Safari” came on the radio. “My first thought was, wow, surfing’s on the radio. My next thought was, it’s over. It’s […]
Arun Bhumitra opened his first cell phone store in 1987 on Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance. Today the Palos Verdes resident and his brother Maxy, who lives in New York, own 200 cell phone stores with 800 employees in 18 states, plus a cell phone store in Brussels and a software company in Ireland.
The International Surf Festival’s two paddleboard races attracted over 200 competitors this past weekend, ranging from elite paddlers to kids accompanied by their moms and dads.
Brazil’s Yuri Fresia put on an Olympic level performance in winning the Men’s Open at the International Surf Festival Surf Contest. “I just got here and I am having fun,” he said.