Kevin Cody

Hermosa Surfers Walk of Fame Jim Graham helped set template for surfing lifestyle

Hermosa Surfers Walk of Fame Jim Graham helped set template for surfing lifestyle

2017 Hermosa Beach Surfers Walk of Fame inductee Jim Graham’s Hermosa Beach childhood helped form the template for the surfing lifestyle

 Kevin Cody

Sandro McIlroy remembered at SB Boardriders/Surf Concepts contest

Sandro McIlroy remembered at SB Boardriders/Surf Concepts contest

Saturday’s South Bay Boardriders/Surf Concepts surf was dedicated Sandro McIlroy, a SBBC contest competitor and student at Halstrom Academy in Manhattan Beach. McIlroy died Friday, April 7 in a skateboarding accident in Palos Verdes. The contest was paused late in the morning for a moment of remembrance..

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Councilman Brutsch legacy includes Noble, South and Green Belt parks

Hermosa Councilman Brutsch legacy includes Noble, South and Green Belt parks

Former Hermosa Beach city councilman and former city treasurer Gary Brutsch passed away while driving from the gym to Eat at Joe’s, his favorite breakfast restaurant, on Tuesday, April 11. Brutsch was instrumental in the establishment of the Noble, Greenbelt and South parks.

 Kevin Cody

“‘Chasing Unicorns’ to premier at Hermosa Beach Community Theater

“‘Chasing Unicorns’ to premier at Hermosa Beach Community Theater

‘Chasing Unicorns,’ Brad Jacobson’s feature length surf film about the 2016-17 winter surf in the South Bay premiers Friday,April 28 at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater, following a reception for the 2017 Surfers Walk of Fame reception at the Hermosa Beach Historical Museum.

 Kevin Cody

Easter Sunrise Services benefit domestic violence victims

Easter Sunrise Services benefit domestic violence victims

Sunday marks the 59th Annual Easter Sunrise Service in Veteran’s Park in Redondo Beach. For the past 19 years King’s Harbor Church has organized the service as a benefit for the Redondo Beach Police Department Domestic Violence Victims Advocacy Program (RBPD DVVA Program).

 Kevin Cody

Oil spill contained off of El Segundo

Oil spill contained off of El Segundo

An estimated one barrel of light gas oil spilled from an oil tanker anchored 1.5 miles off of El Segundo Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The leak came from a flange connecting the ship to a sub-sea line that transports oil to the Chevron refinery in El Segundo.

 Kevin Cody

Don Swift was Redondo Beach Topaz Jetty Kahuna

Don Swift was Redondo Beach Topaz Jetty Kahuna

Almost every day for nearly five decades, Swift sat in his spot, 40 yards southwest of the end of the Topaz jetty waiting for the next set wave. The carpenter and surfboard shaper passed away Sunday from a brain tumor.

 Kevin Cody

McHattie catches final wave at Boneyards in Palos Verdes

McHattie catches final wave at Boneyards in Palos Verdes

Dale McHattie was sitting on his board at Boneyards in Palos Verdes, after having caught a nice wave and paddling back out to the lineup, when he fell backwards into the water. Fellow surfers Steve and Gary Randle pulled him from the water and rushed him to shore.

 Kevin Cody

Vin Scully knocks it out of the park in Redondo Beach

We always think of the hitter, but rarely the pitcher,” Vin Scully said. Then he told the story behind the story of Bobby Thompson’s home run “shot heard around the world” that cost the Dodgers the 1951 National League Pennant .

 Kevin Cody

Japanese pros challenge locals at SB Boardriders Jack’s contest in Manhattan Beach

Japanese pros challenge locals at SB Boardriders Jack’s contest in Manhattan Beach

Chris Michalak barely fended off three fellow World Surf League pros from Japan to win the open men’s division at the SB Boardriders Club Jack’s Surf contest in Manattan Beach

 Kevin Cody

Nancy Reviczky was longtime Hermosa activist

Nancy Reviczky was longtime Hermosa activist

Longtime Hermosa Beach activist Nancy Paulette Reviczky passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and family on Thursday March 16 at the age of 66. She had battled Type 1 Diabetes since the age of seven. Her husband of 29 years was former Hermosa Beach Mayor and Council member J.R. Reviczky.

 Kevin Cody

Music community mourns passing of Manhattan Beach’s Ben Beverly

Music community mourns passing of Manhattan Beach’s Ben Beverly

Manhattan Beach native and former Mira Costa High School football player (class of ‘96) Ben Beverly passed away Friday at his Highland Avenue home. Beverly was well known in the South Bay music community for his work with Pennywise and Jack Johnson’s label Brushfire Records. He was equally well known as one of the South Bay’s most genuine, kind-hearted and vibrant characters, according to lifelong friend Aaron Osten.

 Kevin Cody

Linda Ybarrondo Wright remembrance planned at Wayfarers Chapel

Linda Ybarrondo Wright, born April 21, 1941 in Detroit Michigan, died peacefully in the care of her family in her home in Hermosa Beach, California, on March 8, 2017. A memorial service will be held at the Wayfarer’s Chapel in Palos Verdes at 12 p.m. Monday, April Fool’s Day and in New York City at a later date.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach skateboard park opens to hundreds of skaters.

Manhattan Beach skateboard park opens to hundreds of skaters.

Hundreds of skaters, accompanied by their families and civic officials attended the opening of the Manhattan Beach Skate Park on Saturday. The morning was set aside for free skating. In the afternoon, following a ribbon cutting, an expression session was held, sponsored by Spyder Surf and Kinecta Savings and Loan.

 Kevin Cody

Best Jewelry Store: Seymour Jewelers

Best Jewelry Store: Seymour Jewelers

Best Jewelry Store: Seymour Jewelers

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