Kevin Cody

Hermosa Surfer’s Walk of Fame 2016 inductions bring together old friends

Hermosa Surfer’s Walk of Fame 2016 inductions bring together old friends

Hermosa Beach’s annual Surfer’s Walk of Fame inductions are an occasion for longtime surf friends to get reunite. This year’s induction of John Leininger, Chip Post, Ted Robinson and Kelly Gibson, all exceptionally well liked, brought out together an even larger than usual number of old friends.

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader 46th Anniversary Writing and Photography Contest Winners

Easy Reader 46th Anniversary Writing and Photography Contest Winners

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

 Kevin Cody

HB Surfing Walk of Fame: Pioneer Hermosa Beach surfer Chip Post credits his youth surfing to his career in public service

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Bhumitra’s journey from Indian boarding school to Palos Verdes prominence

Bhumitra’s journey from Indian boarding school to Palos Verdes prominence

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.

 Kevin Cody

Los Angeles County honors guards for lifesaving, Supervisor Knabe for saving guards

Los Angeles County honors guards for lifesaving,  Supervisor Knabe for saving guards

Los Angeles County Lifeguard Ivan Wilkins received the Distinguished Service Award during the International Surf Festival last week for assisting in this rescue of a 5-year-old boy at 42nd Street in Manhattan Beach last October. Photo by Steve Gaffney (SteveGaffney.com)

 Kevin Cody

International Surf Festival paddleboard races attract elites, parents and kids

International Surf Festival paddleboard races attract elites, parents and kids

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.

 Kevin Cody

Brazil’s Fresia, Manhattan Beach’s Seth put on Olympic level performance

Brazil’s Fresia, Manhattan Beach’s Seth put on Olympic level performance

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.

 Kevin Cody

Rolling Hills grad Cartozian new Peninsula publisher

Rolling Hills grad Cartozian new Peninsula publisher by Kevin Cody Palos Verdes Estates resident and Rolling Hills High School graduate Stephanie Cartozian has been named publisher of Peninsula magazine (formerly Peninsula People). Cartozian succeeds Mary Jane Schoenheider, who co-founded the magazine 20 years ago. Cartozian graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1989 and then spent […]

 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.

1 2 3 98