Kevin Cody

Mira Costa girls take fight to the mat and the pitch

Mira Costa girls take fight to the mat and the pitch

Female athletes at Mira Costa High School are making their own marks for gender equality in the traditionally male sports of rugby and wrestling.

 Kevin Cody

Waves clear Redondo Beach Breakwater, injure spectators

Waves clear Redondo Beach Breakwater, injure spectators

Storm surf cleared the Redondo Beach Breakwall Saturday afternoon, injuring several people in the King Harbor Yacht Club parking lot, inside the harbor.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Beryl students jump rope for American Heart Association

Redondo Beach Beryl students jump rope for American Heart Association

Had second grader Michael Ehlers been born five years earlier than the was, he wouldn’t be alive. The heart surgery he required 36 hours after birth for his “catastrophic congenital heart defect” couldn’t be done five years prior to his birth.

 Kevin Cody

Tenor Dennis McNeil performs Valentine’s Day concert at The Lounge, Hermosa Beach

Tenor Dennis McNeil performs Valentine’s Day concert at The Lounge, Hermosa Beach

Tenor Dennis McNeil and keyboard player Ed Martel presented a concert of love songs in celebration of Valentine’s Day at The Lounge in Hermosa Beach

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach resident recalls fears, redemption following home firebombing

Manhattan Beach resident recalls fears, redemption following home firebombing

On a typical Tuesday morning in 2015, my cell phone rang at 5 a.m. I had just landed in Washington, D.C. for a business trip. It was my husband. He said “Honey, someone set the house on fire.”

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Mayoral and Measure C debates scheduled

Redondo Beach Mayoral and Measure C debates scheduled

Redondo Beach mayoral and council candidates on the March 7 ballot and proponents and opponents of Measure C, which is also on the March 7 ballot, will participate in debates hosted by Easy Reader and the Beach Cities League of Women Voters.

 Kevin Cody

Browning caps young career with Hermosa Beach Bear Back surf title

Browning caps young career with Hermosa Beach Bear Back surf title

Jimmy Young, founder/director of the prestigious Hermosa Beach Bear Back Invitational contest looked at the draining, overhead barrels Saturday morning at 16th Street in Hermosa Beach and wondered aloud whether the annual Super Bowl Sunday weekend contest should be postponed. The Pitcher House owner was concerned about liability.Greg Browning looked at the same draining barrels, breaking on a waist deep sand bar and said, “Look at those spitting barrels.”

 Kevin Cody

Nowicki, Flaherty named Hermosa Beach Man, Woman of the Year

Nowicki, Flaherty named Hermosa Beach Man, Woman of the Year

Ryan Nowicki and Jackie Flaherty were honored as the Man and Woman of the Year by the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau during a dinner-show at the Comedy and Magic Cub on January 31.

 Kevin Cody

‘Wizard’ Fransen was a keyboard player, studio engineer for Canned Heat, Rare Earth, Dirk Hamilton

‘Wizard’ Fransen was a keyboard player, studio engineer for Canned Heat, Rare Earth, Dirk Hamilton

Ron “Wizard” Fransen, one of the beach city’s most highly regarded and under recognized musicians, has died at 72. The guitarist performed on albums and on stage with Ricky Nelson, Canned Heat, Rare Earth, Dirk Hamilton and Frank Zappa, as well as with local bands at local clubs, including the Lighthouse.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Suzy’s Deborah “DK” Kahlo nurtured local musicians

Hermosa Beach Suzy’s Deborah “DK” Kahlo nurtured local musicians

Deborah Agnes Kahlo (DK), owner with her husband Sal of Suzy’s Bar and Grill in Hermosa Beach, passed away January 22.

 Kevin Cody

Trump National Golf Course hosts inauguration breakfast

Trump National Golf Course hosts inauguration breakfast

An ice sculpture of Donald Trump greeted guests at the sold out presidential inauguration day breakfast hosted by Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes. Breakfast was $45.17, in recognition of the local businessman becoming the 45th president of the United States in the year 2017.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Breakwater Jan. 24, 2017: Surfers Brewer, Browning, Eggers and Parker

Redondo Beach Breakwater Jan. 24, 2017: Surfers Brewer, Browning, Eggers and Parker

The wind settled down but the ocean didn’t Tuesday morning. Fortunately, a lingering, double over head swell provided plenty of room for surfers to maneuver at the Redondo Breakwater, at least for those able to paddle out.

 Kevin Cody

South Bay surfers get first good winter swell.

South Bay surfers get first good winter swell.

After days of out of control conditions, local surfers took full advantage of the window that opened Sunday morning when the wind turned hard off shore, cleaning up the 10- to 15-foot swell that began pounding local beaches on Friday.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Women’s March mobilizes South Bay

Redondo Beach Women’s March mobilizes South Bay

Over 2,000 protesters, advocating women’s rights and opposing President Donald Trump’s attitude towards women, marched from the King Harbor Marina to Pacific Coast Highway and back Saturday morning. The atmosphere was festive and police said they were no troublesome incidents.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Ultrafication: The great dining divide

Manhattan Beach Ultrafication: The great dining divide

Downtown restaurants bridge the divide between old and ultra Manhattan Beach, while the city struggles to preserve its small town character.

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