Kevin Cody

Letters to the Editor June 23 Edition

Letters to the Editor June 23 Edition

RBPD style Dear ER: Redondo Beach Police have always been the best of all the police in the South Bay (“Police find suspect in fatal North Redondo Beach shooting,” ERNews.com, June 18, 2016). Robert Swader ER Facebook comment   School power Dear ER: The Manhattan Beach Unified School District and Manhattan Beach School Board wield […]

 Kevin Cody

Jarvis opens Sunday for Donavon Frankenreiter at Saint Rocke.

Jarvis opens Sunday for Donavon Frankenreiter at Saint Rocke.

Hermosa Beach singer-songwriter Jamisen Jarvis opens Sunday for pro surfer turned singer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter at Saint Rocke. Easy Reader music critic Alex Khatchadourian described Jarvis as, “Languid at times, soulful at others, Jarvis has the allure of a vocalist beyond her years.”

 Kevin Cody

Letters to the Editor 6/16/16

Letters to the Editor 6/16/16

Tee off the green Dear ER: Metlox has space that was set aside for valet operations years ago (Manhattan Council to consider golf car fleet,” ER 26, 2016). No current parking spaces would be eliminated. This is an excellent, green solution to our parking problem. The Metlox location would serve as a charging station. Residents […]

 Kevin Cody

Maria Diaz was Hermosa Beach Woman of the Year and Sister City co-founder

Maria Diaz was Hermosa Beach Woman of the Year and Sister City co-founder

Marie Diaz, the Hermosa Beach Woman of the year in 1992, who with her husband Joe co-founded the Hermosa Beach Sister City program, passed away last Thursday at age 96.

 Kevin Cody

Art makes Hermosa Beach a beacon to the punk art world

Art makes Hermosa Beach a beacon to the punk art world

Hermosa Beach will become a beacon to the punk world, Leadership Hermosa boardmember Jani Lange predicted on the unveiling of artist Daniel Inez utility box tribute to Hermosa’s punk bands.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival installs new director

Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival installs new director

What started in 2002 as the Hermosa Beach Art Walk and is now known as the Hermosa Fine Arts Festival, has developed over the years into one of the most prestigous outdoor art shows in Southern California.

 Kevin Cody

Brown, Seth secure top rankings in SB Boardriders contest series

Brown, Seth secure top rankings in SB Boardriders contest series

The South Bay Boardriders six-contest surf series ended with soft, clean, two- to three-foot surf at 45th Street in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, June 4. The contest, sponsored by Spyder Surf, established the top point getters for the series.

 Kevin Cody

Challenge answered: Angelo Luhrsen wins South Bay Big Wave Challenge + Finalist photos

Challenge answered: Angelo Luhrsen wins South Bay Big Wave Challenge + Finalist photos

Angelo Luhrsen and his number one surf bro and fellow big wave charger Connor Beatty could not decide whether to paddle out or not. The Redondo Breakwall was macking. The other Breakwall locals were sitting on the wall, watching. Spectators were gathered on the beach next to the Chart House, drawn by the Thursday, January […]

 Kevin Cody

Samuel Pak’s ocean abstracts highlight Hermosa Fine Arts Festival

Samuel Pak’s ocean abstracts highlight Hermosa Fine Arts Festival

What started in 2002 as the Hermosa Beach Art Walk has developed over the years into a large-scale event, now called the Hermosa Fine Arts Festival. This year’s show is this weekend, Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12 from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Hermosa Beach Community Center. The featured featured artist is Dr. Samuel Pak, who was a physician in Houston for seven years before moving to Southern California late 2014.

 Kevin Cody

Luhrsen wins South Bay Boardrider Big Wave Challenge at Redondo Breakwall

Luhrsen wins South Bay Boardrider Big Wave Challenge at Redondo Breakwall

Angelo Luhrsen and his number one surf bro and fellow big wave charger Connor Beatty could not decide whether to paddle out or not. The Redondo Breakwall was macking. The other Breakwall locals were sitting on the wall, watching. Spectators were gathered on the beach next to the Chart House, drawn by the Thursday, January 7 forecast for the biggest Southern California swell in over a decade.

 Kevin Cody

‘Fifth Beatle’ of surfing and other untold stories from the Hermosa Beach Film Fest

‘Fifth Beatle’ of surfing and other untold stories from the Hermosa Beach Film Fest

Henry Ford received a call 52 years ago from surf filmmaker Bruce Brown. Brown wanted Ford to join his fellow Jacobs Surfboards team rider Robert August in making a film about surfing around the world in pursuit of the perfect wave. Ford would need to pay his $1,400 airfare.

 Kevin Cody

Letters to the Editor 6/02/16

School myths Dear ER: I would like to dispel some myths about Hermosa Beach Measure S. First, the Hermosa Beach Community Center (formerly Pier Avenue Junior High) is fully utilized, serving members of our community, young and old. It is not for sale. The city cannot sell the Community Center to the school district for […]

 Kevin Cody

Landing Zone Carol: A Memorial Day memory

Landing Zone Carol: A Memorial Day memory

A Mermorial Day memory

Landing Zone (LZ) Carol was like Gilligan’s Island. Our days were spent perfecting our tans and telling headquarters we were winning the hearts and minds of local villagers. LZ was on the tip of a peninsula that jutted out 500 yards into Dam Trao Lake. It was 300 miles north of Saigon and light years away from what most grunts were enduring.

 Kevin Cody

Police chase ends when stolen car crashes into Manhattan Beach mattress store

Manhattan Beach resident James Pringle was returning home from dinner with friends Thursday evening when he glanced in his rear view mirror and saw a white SUV about to plow into him. The SUV was being pursued by police cars with red lights flashing and sirens blaring.
“He was going so fast, I knew he was going to hit me. Luckily, he swerved and just clipped me. Then he swerved again and hit another car. Then he crashed into the mattress store,” Pringle said.

 Kevin Cody

Letters to the Editor 5/26/16

Letters to the Editor 5/26/16

Generosity of strangers Dear ER: When I was five years old, people I never met paid for my first kindergarten classroom. In fact, they paid for the whole school. It had a big auditorium where I took my first steps on a stage. It had a large grassy field where you could run and run, […]

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