Kevin Cody

South Bay Film, Music Fest to honor Endless Summer’s Bruce Brown

South Bay Film, Music Fest to honor Endless Summer’s Bruce Brown

“The Endless Summer” film maker Brue Brown will be honored on the 50th anniversary of his landmark film at the South Bay Film and Music Festival at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater on Saturday, June 4.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Middle School’s Seth leads Open Women’s contest series

by Kevin Cody Photos by Steve Gaffney (SteveGaffney.com) If a breakout performance award were presented at the end of this season’s South Bay Boardriders Contest Series it would go to Megan Seth. After five of the series’ six contests, the Manhattan Beach Middle School eighth grader is the Open Women points leader in a field…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

Sue Horger was Hermosa Beach activist for four decades

Sue Horger was Hermosa Beach activist for four decades

Long time Hermosa Beach activist Sue Horger died Friday, May 13 at her home in Hermosa Beach, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease, after telling her husband John, “I’m going to take a long nap.” She was 76.

 Kevin Cody

Summer Calendar 2016: King Harbor Sea Fair

Summer Calendar 2016: King Harbor Sea Fair

King Harbor Sea Fair Sunday, May 22 King Harbor Yacht Club and the Waterfront Redondo Beach host a free day of ocean-related events. Board a Tall Ship, stand-up paddle, and paddle an outrigger and sail. Participate in arts and crafts, fishing and sand sculpting. King Harbor Marina. Noon to 5 p.m. waterfronteducation.org

 Kevin Cody

Summer Calendar 2016: Kid’s Land Camps

Summer Calendar 2016: Kid’s Land Camps

Halstrom Academy Halstrom Academy has helped more than 15,000 students in grades 6- 12 achieve educational success through its one-to-one teaching model. From aspiring professional athletes, artists, and young working professionals, to unique learners such as students with social distraction issues or ADHD, students from all walks of life find Halstrom a place where they…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

Summer Calendar 2016: SUP and Paddling Events and Camps

Riviera Mexican Grill R-10 Race, Saturday. August 6, Torrance Beach The Riviera Mexican Grill R-10 race is a seven mile, in and out race from Torrance Beach to the R-10 buoy off Rocky Point. 8 a.m. Registration is $40 and begins at 6:30 a.m. The event is open to paddleboards, SUPs, and surfboards (boards under…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

Summer Calendar 2016: Surf Camps

Hermosa Surf Camp For 25 years, the Hermosa Surf Camp, sponsored by Spyder Surf, Hurley, and Kinecta Federal Credit Union has taught students under the helm of director Vince Ray. “I guaranteed our students will ride a wave their first day,” Ray said. Classes have a 1:6 or better teacher to student ratio. All students…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

Waterman Taras Poznik honored at Topaz Street, Redondo Beach paddleout

Waterman Taras Poznik honored at Topaz Street, Redondo Beach paddleout

Renowned South Bay Waterman waterman Taras Poznik received a waterman’s send off Saturday morning at the Topaz Street jetty in Redondo Beach, where he surfed when he wasn’t diving or skippering the Dive N’ Surf charger Island Diver.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach police respond to report of downtown Hermosa gun shot

Hermosa Beach police respond to report of downtown Hermosa gun shot

Hermosa Beach police responded to reports of a fight during which a gun was fired at approximately 8:20 Sunday night, at 10th Street and Hermosa Avenue.

 Kevin Cody

Letters to the Editor

K for cash, convenience Dear ER: Redondo Beach Measure K will allow the former Redondo school site at Knob Hill and Pacific Coast Highway, still owned by the school site to be rezoned and leased to Kensington. They plan to build an assisted living facility to provides care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other types…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

Sophisticated Snoop Tour features revival and modernist designs

Sophisticated Snoop Tour features revival and modernist designs

Five exceptional homes, ranging in style from Santa Barbara Revival to California Cool are featured on the 43rd Annual American Martyrs Sophisticated Snoop 2016 Home Tour. The tour benefits American Martyrs School and will be held next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 13, 14 and 15.

 Kevin Cody

Letters to the Editor 5/5/16

Oil in the wounds Dear  ER: Hermosa Beach is a wealthy community relatively speaking, and thus the arguments for the Proposition S school bond measure are not only correct, but are financially acceptable. What is perturbing however is the cognitive dissonance on display in our community. On successive pages of Easy Reader we have the…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

Wind swell, sandbars challenge Dive N’ Surf/SB Boardriders contestants in Manhattan Beach

Wind swell, sandbars challenge Dive N’ Surf/SB Boardriders contestants in Manhattan Beach

Nearly 300 surfers tackled big, bumpy wind swells and inside sandbars that set up slab-like sections on the reforms during the Dive N’ Surf South Bay Boardriders contest at 45th Street in Manhattan Beach. Photographer Steve Gaffney’s photos shows the results.

 Kevin Cody

Groms rise to challenge in challenging surf at Dive N’ Surf SB Boardriders contest

Groms rise to challenge in challenging surf at Dive N’ Surf SB Boardriders contest

In conditions that that even most experienced surfers would pass on, nearly 100 groms (ages 5 to 12) competed in the Dive N’ Surf South Bay Boardriders surf contest at 45th Street in Manhattan Beach. Judging from the expressions on their faces, the groms were fearless and had a blast.

 Kevin Cody

LA County Lifeguard Cunningham led fight to open beaches

LA County Lifeguard Cunningham led fight to open beaches

Jerry Cunningham was a Los Angeles County lifeguard for 38 years, an alternate on the 1952 U.S. Olympic water polo team, a world champion body surfer in his age group at 65 and competed in the Two-Mile Dwight Crum Pier to Pier Swim from the age of 40 until he turned 76 in 2005. A lifeguard memorial service in Cunningham’s honor will be held Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at Torrance Beach.

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