Kevin Cody

Bellandi, Seawright repeat in Hermosa Fourth of July Beach Ironman

Veteran Hermosa Beach Ironman competitors Jeff Bellandi and Annie Seawright were the first to finish the challenging run-a-mile, paddle-a-mile, chug a six pack Hermosa Beach Fourth of July Ironman. This year’s event was thought to favor the older competitors because it at 8 a.m., well before many of the younger competitors were fully awake.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Ironman 2016 by Balzer

Hermosa Beach Ironman 2016 by Balzer

Surf photographer Mike Balzer pointed his lens at a different salty, beach liquid on the Fourth of July, in Hermosa Beach.

 Kevin Cody

T.RUMP bus makes presidential campaign stop in Hermosa Beach

T.RUMP  bus makes presidential campaign stop in Hermosa Beach

A bus that to passing traffic appeared to be a part of the Donald Trump for President campaign was parked at the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway last week. The bus was driven to California last month for the state’s primary campaign, following a tour through a dozen other primary states.

 Kevin Cody

Lifeguards tow deceased humpback whale Wally out to sea

Lifeguards tow deceased humpback whale Wally out to sea

A dead, 40-foot humpback whale, estimated to be 20 years old and weigh 40 tons, was towed off Dockweiler Beach in El Segundo by two Los Angeles County Lifeguard Baywatch boats Friday evening.

 Kevin Cody

Ultrafication Manhattan Beach: the impact of ultra wealth on the once laid back beach town

Ultrafication Manhattan Beach: the impact of ultra wealth on the once laid back beach town

Manhattan Beach’s ultra wealthy are transforming every aspect of the once laid back, middle income beach town.

 Kevin Cody

Letters to the Editor 6/30/16

Letters to the Editor 6/30/16

Freeze ‘em before the next meltdown Dear ER: I spent several hours watching the Manhattan Beach City Council debate the budget for the next fiscal year. Manhattan Beach residents deserve excellent services from the city staff,  but at what cost? Just look at the compensation for the city manager and three of his key staff […]

 Kevin Cody

Beach Cities Fourth of July weekend guide

Beach Cities Fourth of July weekend guide

The 10th Anniversary Seaside Lagoon Independence Day Celebration will be highlighted by a spectacular fireworks show synchronized to patriotic music. See story for a complete list of South Bay fireworks shows.

 Kevin Cody

O’Callaghan leaves reinvented chamber enroute to Huntington Beach

O’Callaghan leaves reinvented chamber enroute to Huntington Beach

When James O’Callahan leaves Manhattan Beach next week to head the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, his successor will inherit a chamber that is barely recognizable from the 2012 chamber.

 Kevin Cody

Letters to the Editor 6-23-2016

Letters to the Editor 6-23-2016

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.

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