The winner of this year 46th Anniversary Easy Reader Writing contest recalls his immigration from Greece to Manhattan Beach, while the winning photographer takes a fresh look at a familiar landmark
HB Surfing Walk of Fame: Pioneer Hermosa Beach surfer Chip Post credits his youth surfing to his career in public service
by Kevin Cody During the summer of 1962, Chip Post was with Roy Breen in his Ford in the alley behind Post’s home on 17th Street in Hermosa Beach, when the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ Safari” came on the radio. “My first thought was, wow, surfing’s on the radio. My next thought was, it’s over. It’s […]
Arun Bhumitra opened his first cell phone store in 1987 on Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance. Today the Palos Verdes resident and his brother Maxy, who lives in New York, own 200 cell phone stores with 800 employees in 18 states, plus a cell phone store in Brussels and a software company in Ireland.
The International Surf Festival’s two paddleboard races attracted over 200 competitors this past weekend, ranging from elite paddlers to kids accompanied by their moms and dads.
Brazil’s Yuri Fresia put on an Olympic level performance in winning the Men’s Open at the International Surf Festival Surf Contest. “I just got here and I am having fun,” he said.
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.
Surf photographer Mike Balzer pointed his lens at a different salty, beach liquid on the Fourth of July, in Hermosa Beach.
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 […]