Kevin Cody

Letters 07/02/2015

Letters 07/02/2015

Salute to the staff Dear ER: On Sunday June 28, the City of Manhattan Beach and the City’s Parks & Rec Commission hosted a first time “Salute to the Troops Picnic and Concert” in Polliwog park. On behalf of the commission, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Parks & Rec staff […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa unveils Van Hamersveld “Hermosa Great Wave” mural

Hermosa unveils Van Hamersveld “Hermosa Great Wave” mural

For all of John Van Hamersveld’s success in the greater art world, Sunday morning’s unveiling of his 75-foot long, 19-foot tall mural, “Hermosa Great Wave,” appeared almost fated, observed Pete Hoffman, a member of the Hermosa Beach Murals Committee.

 Kevin Cody

Van Hamersveld’s “Great Wave” to be unveiled in Hermosa Beach

Van Hamersveld’s “Great Wave” to be unveiled in Hermosa Beach

John Van Hamersveld’s tribute to Hermosa surfing, titled “Hermosa’s Great Wave,” will be unveiled Sunday at 11 a.m. on the side of the Underground Pub and Grill at 14th Street and Hermosa Avenue. I

 Kevin Cody

Letters 06/18/15

Letters 06/18/15

Short (term) sighted Dear ER: I had no idea the Manhattan Beach City Council is banning Airbnb. (“City moves to ban short term rentals,” ER June 4, 2015.”). Didn’t that visiting city panel state 60 percent of retail was supported by visitors? The city is shooting its foot to fix toe toe. Laurie McDermott Manhattan […]

 Kevin Cody

Keller, Lary named Redondo Beach Man, Woman of the Year

Keller, Lary named Redondo Beach Man, Woman of the Year

The City Employee of the Year Award, presented to Redondo Waterfront and Economic Development director Jim Allen, was the highlight of the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner last Friday at the Portofino Hotel.

 Kevin Cody

Van Hamersveld’s ‘Great Wave’ mural honors Hermosa Beach surfing

Van Hamersveld’s ‘Great Wave’ mural honors Hermosa Beach surfing

John Van Hamersveld’s emergence from the South Bay’s surf culture and his Zelig-like presence in pop culture throughout the ensuing decades, make it appear preordained that he would receive the commission for Hermosa’s surfing mural.

 Kevin Cody

Letters 06/11/15

Candidate pushes on Dear ER: Thank you, Redondo Beach District 3 voters for your support and encouragement throughout this election (“Horvath wins recount; Nafissi to sue,” ER June 4, 20154). Your overwhelming generosity and kindness has left me speechless.  To the dozens of volunteers who joined me every single weekend, made calls, hosted meet and […]

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Brokers, Vista Sotheby’s merge

South Bay Brokers, Vista Sotheby’s merge

South Bay Brokers founders Jim Van Zanten and Jack Gillespie announced this week that South Bay Brokers has merged with Vista Sotheby’s in Palos Verdes, a member of the Sotheby’s International organization.

 Kevin Cody

Ex Torrance wrestler Rocky Chavez swings for U.S. Senate

Ex Torrance wrestler Rocky Chavez swings for U.S. Senate

“Marine Corp officers must be 5-foot-6. I’m 5-foot-3,” retired Marine Corp Colonel Rocky Chavez said. The former Torrance High and El Camino College wrestling team captain was speaking to the Republican Lincoln Club last month at the Torrance Marriott. He added, “Never get in a fight with someone willing to lose an eye to take your throat. I’ll fight my way across the state.
Chavez is mounting an underdog campaign to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate.

 Kevin Cody

Scotland’s Kidd to design new Rolling Hills Country Club golf course

Scotland’s Kidd to design new Rolling Hills Country Club golf course

Scottish golf course designer David McLay Kidd is designing a new 160 acre course for the Rolling Hills Country Club. Kidd made his name in the U.S. with Bandon Dunes in Oregon and burnished it this year when his Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington was named best new golf course in America.

 Kevin Cody

Letters 06/04/15

Letters 06/04/15

Let’s see the plans Dear ER: The need for additional classrooms for Hermosa Beach schools is evident. By the next election, the Hermosa Beach City School District will have had yet another year in which to write a building bond and present a plan that is acceptable to voters. The residents around North School are […]

 Kevin Cody

Surf N’ Turf benefits Jimmy Miller, Dig for Kids foundations

Surf N’ Turf benefits Jimmy Miller, Dig for Kids foundations

The Sixth Annual Dig 4 Jimmy Surf N’ Turf brought together 16, 4 member teams to compete in surfing and volleyball on Sunday at the Manhattan pier.

 Kevin Cody

Oil on South Bay beaches brings out media, photographers

Oil on South Bay beaches brings out media, photographers

Ocean Blue Environmental Services crews worked quickly to clear away oil that had washed up on Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach beaches. Local photographers documented their work.

 Kevin Cody

Letters 05/28/15

Letters 05/28/15

Higher Dear ER: Why stop at 12 percent (“Hermosa Beach activists circulate hotel bed tax pedition,”)? Since no one makes a decision on where to stay based on the bed tax, take it up to 100 percent and then see if people do base their decision on it. Tax, tax, tax, tax. When will it […]

 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. “

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