Kevin Cody

South Bay surfers get first good winter swell.

South Bay surfers get first good winter swell.

After days of out of control conditions, local surfers took full advantage of the window that opened Sunday morning when the wind turned hard off shore, cleaning up the 10- to 15-foot swell that began pounding local beaches on Friday.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Women’s March mobilizes South Bay

Redondo Beach Women’s March mobilizes South Bay

Over 2,000 protesters, advocating women’s rights and opposing President Donald Trump’s attitude towards women, marched from the King Harbor Marina to Pacific Coast Highway and back Saturday morning. The atmosphere was festive and police said they were no troublesome incidents.

 Kevin Cody

Trump National Golf Course hosts inauguration breakfast

Trump National Golf Course hosts inauguration breakfast

An ice sculpture of Donald Trump greeted guests at the sold out presidential inauguration day breakfast hosted by Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes. Breakfast was $45.17, in recognition of the local businessman becoming the 45th president of the United States in the year 2017.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Ultrafication: The great dining divide

Manhattan Beach Ultrafication: The great dining divide

Downtown restaurants bridge the divide between old and ultra Manhattan Beach, while the city struggles to preserve its small town character.

 Kevin Cody

Kushner pushes young guys to win ET Chilli Surf SBBC contest in Manhattan Beach

Kushner pushes young guys to win ET Chilli Surf SBBC contest in Manhattan Beach

Mira Costa High’s Cody Purcell was flying high at the ET Surf SB Boardriders contest Saturday in Manhattan Beach. But he couldn’t keep up with 45-year old, former South African pro Warren Kushner.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach police charge St. Cross Episcopal employee with embezzlement

Hermosa Beach police charge St. Cross Episcopal employee with embezzlement

An administrator allegedly embezzled funds from St. Cross Episcopal Church and Temple Shalom, which holds services at the church.

 Kevin Cody

Former Easy Reader photographer and Hermosa helicopter pilot die in crash

Photographer Michael Justice, a long time contributor to Easy Reader, and helicopter pilot Christopher Reed, of Hermosa Beach, died Wednesday after their helicopter crashed in Los Angeles Harbor. Los Angeles Port Police divers recovered their bodies Thursday morning in the water near the Point Fermin Lighthouse, just down the hill from Justice’s San Pedro home.

 Kevin Cody

Water warmer than the air at Hermosa Beach Polar Bear Swim

Water warmer than the air at Hermosa Beach Polar Bear Swim

“The 56 degree water felt downright balmy because the air temp was 48,” said Ed Kushins, organizer of the 27th Annual 16th Street Polar Bear Swim on New Year’s Day.

 Kevin Cody

2016 Passings: Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach

2016 Passings: Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach

Some led full lives. Some died too soon. All will be equally missed.

 Kevin Cody

Beach 2016: Business review in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach

Beach 2016: Business review in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach

The risks to conglomerates who acquire popular, family-owned businesses was dramatically illustrated in 2016 with the sales of Redondo Beach-based Body Glove and Manhattan Beach-based Shorewood Realtors. New high end hotels and grocery markets reflected the beach cities growing wealth.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Police ask help in package thief case

Manhattan Beach Police ask help in package thief case

An alleged package thief was recently caught on a home video surveillance camera in the 700 block of 29th Street in Manhattan Beach. Anyone with information relating to the theft is asked to call Manhattan Beach Detective Navarrette at (310) 802-5125.

 Kevin Cody

New Year’s Eve 2016 at the Beach

New Year’s Eve 2016 at the Beach

Lou Giovanetti and his Big Band help turn Hermosa Pier Plaza into the South Bay’s answer to Times Square on New Year’s eve. New Year’s celebrations for every age and price will be held throughout the Beach Cities.

 Kevin Cody

Singer/songwriter John Brown releases “Christmas at the Beach”

Singer/songwriter John Brown releases “Christmas at the Beach”

Singer/Songwriter John Brown continues his contributions to local holiday music with a newly released song celebrating “Christmas at the Beach.”

 Kevin Cody

Menorah lighting highlights annual Hermosa Beach Chanukah celebration

Menorah lighting highlights annual Hermosa Beach Chanukah celebration

The Jewish Community Center hosted its Third Annual Chanukah Celebration on the Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza Sunday afternoon.

 Kevin Cody

Ski instructor, skateboarder Baltimore dies following ski accident

Ski instructor, skateboarder Baltimore dies following ski accident

Ski instructor and skateboarder Dennis Baltimore, 35, formerly of Hermosa Beach, died Sunday, December 11, in a skiing accident shortly after completing a ski instructor training session at the Northstar California ski resort, north of Lake Tahoe.

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