Kevin Cody

Air Force Major General McMurry leads Hermosa Beach Memorial Day service

Air Force Major General McMurry leads Hermosa Beach Memorial Day service

“It’s easy to get lost in statistics,” Major General McMurry Jr. said. “So which number is important? It’s not 500,000 military men and women lost in battle, nor the 6,800 lost since September 11, nor the 38 lost last year. The number to remember is one. “

 Kevin Cody

Letters 05/21/15

Letters 05/21/15

Bring it back Dear ER: I’ve lived in Redondo for many years and what drew me to this city was how alive the waterfront was. Unfortunately, I don’t spend my weekends down there anymore (“On the boardwalk, ER May 7, 2015). Anyone who has lived in Redondo for a long time has seen the deterioration […]

 Kevin Cody

Secret admirer contributes $329,000 to Dewey Weber Hermosa Beach memorial

Secret admirer contributes $329,000 to Dewey Weber Hermosa Beach memorial

At the 2008 Dewey Weber Classic in Doheny Beach, Joe Melchione confided to Shea Weber a secret ambition he had harbored since he began surfing in the early ‘60s. The prominent, ponytailed attorney owned homes in Santa Monica, Laguna and Hawaii and surfed daily. Shea Weber was the son of Dewey Weber. Following his father’s death in 1993, Weber carried on his father’s surfboard business, which included shaping boards and running the Dewey Weber Classic longboard contest.

 Kevin Cody

“Fergie” paddleout scores peaky, head-high waves at Marine Street, Manhattan Beach

“Fergie” paddleout scores peaky, head-high waves at Marine Street, Manhattan Beach

Tim “Fergie” Ferguson’s family and over 100 of his friends gathered for a paddleout in memory of the Manhattan Beach native Saturday morning at Marine Street, where he once “controlled the left,” noted longtime neighbor Mike Murphy.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach groundbreaking set for Dewey Weber surf statue

Hermosa Beach groundbreaking set for Dewey Weber surf statue

The groundbreaking for a 12-foot tall bronze statue of surfer Dewey Weber will be held Saturday, May 16 at 9 a.m., at the entrance to the Hermosa Beach Community Center. The statue will be surrounded by a reflective pond with rippling water to suggest waves and drought tolerant plants to suggest a coral reef.

 Kevin Cody

‘Endless Summer’ artist’s mural to trace history of surfing in Hermosa

‘Endless Summer’ artist’s mural to trace history of surfing in Hermosa

The highly anticipated unveiling of artist John Van Hamersveld’s 75-foot long surf mural will be held Sunday, June 28 on the Underground Pub and Grill’s wall at 14th Street and Hermosa Avenue, in downtown Hermosa Beach.

 Kevin Cody

Beach decisions

Beach decisions

Surf camp or coding camp for the kids? Or Junior CEO camp? It includes a limo ride. Train at sunrise for the Catalina Classic or read late after a concert?

 Kevin Cody

Paddleboard races, surf contests almost every weekend in South Bay

Paddleboard races, surf contests almost every weekend in South Bay

The growing popularity of stand-up paddling has breathed new life into traditional prone paddling, as well. Paddlers and surfers can find a race within driving distance just about every weekend through the summer.

 Kevin Cody

Kelsey home sells for Hermosa Beach record of $15 million

Kelsey home sells for Hermosa Beach record of $15 million

The 102 year old Kelsey family home has been sold. One of the two lots that make up the 80-foot by 83-foot property is to become a vacation home for a Pacific Palisades resident. The other lot is being developed by local builder Dennis Maloney.

 Kevin Cody

Summer is made for Stand-up Paddleboarding

Summer is made for Stand-up Paddleboarding

Stand-up paddling begins with a gently sloping learning curve in the protected waters of King Harbor or the calm summer water off local beaches. But the curve quickly steepens for paddlers who choose to surf or to enter any of the year round races in Southern California. Fortunately, the South Bay offers instruction to match the conditions. New City of Redondo regulations ensure that only qualified instructors offer lessons in King Harbor.

 Kevin Cody

Letters 05/14/15

Letters 05/14/15

Gould was golden Dear ER: Now that the new Manhattan Beach branch of the L.A. County Library System has opened, we want to sincerely express our appreciation to departing Library Manager Don Gould.  Under Gould’s leadership, the Manhattan Beach Library became a prominent fixture in our city, developing dynamic programs for a wide range of […]

 Kevin Cody

Sophisticated Snoop 2015 Home tour benefits American Martyrs School

Sophisticated Snoop 2015 Home tour benefits American Martyrs School

The 42nd Annual Sophisticated Snoop home tour, benefiting American Martyrs School, opens the doors to six beach homes with distinct, but equally creative architecture, including a futuristic Hermosa Strand home with a three-story glass atrium and glass bridge and a Coastal Cape Cod-inspired home with a Swedish flair.
The tour benefits the 650 children in grades pre-k through eighth grade who attend American Martyrs School.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach summer fishing by boat, land and sea

Redondo Beach summer fishing by boat, land and sea

“The year ‘round mainstay is rockfish. Seabass start kicking off in the spring and then we start seeing yellowtail, halibut and barracuda,” Island Diver skipper Taras Poznik said. Poznik, 39, may have has as much experience fishing in the Santa Monica Bay as anyone alive.

 Kevin Cody

Letters 05/07/15

Letters 05/07/15

Newletters Cross signals Dear ER: Do the complainers remember that they signed the California Residential Disclosure Report when they purchased their homes (“City prosecutor building a case against Cross Fit gym,” ER April 30, 2015)? When you buy a home near a commercially zoned area you are made aware of the potential impact. I loved […]

 Kevin Cody

Word on the Street: Hadley wants schools open to military, Lieu addresses climate change, Baseball Academy celebrates fifth year

Hadley gives wings to Air Force kids South Bay Assemblyman David Hadley (66th District) has introduced Assembly Bill 306, which would allow Los Angeles Air Force Base personnel, as well as active duty military families at other California military bases, to send their kids to the elementary and high school schools of the choices. Currently, military […]

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