Kevin Cody

Longtime Hermosa Beach locksmith Frank Hallstein passes on

Longtime Hermosa Beach locksmith Frank Hallstein passes on

Longtime Hermosa Beach locksmith Frank Halletstein Sr. passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, at the age of 90.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Toyota unveiling a testament to former owner

Manhattan Beach Toyota unveiling a testament to former owner

by Kevin Cody A two-handed Katana sword with a wood lacquered case will be presented to Manhattan Beach Toyota owners Andrisa and Bradley Sperber by a representative from the Japanese auto maker Monday evening. The occasion will be the grand unveiling of the 5.5 acre, dealership’s $7.5 million remodel. The two-year project added a second […]

 Kevin Cody

Santa Claus tours Redondo Beach with police and fire escort

Santa Claus tours Redondo Beach with police and fire escort

Redondo Beach police and fire will escort Santa and his Elves through town for visits with local children each evening, starting Monday, November 28.

 Kevin Cody

Mama Liz, Nickie Tedesco Thanksgiving dinners feed nearly 2,000 in Hermosa Beach

Mama Liz, Nickie Tedesco Thanksgiving dinners feed nearly 2,000 in Hermosa Beach

Over 400 guests attended the 34th Annual Mama Liz Thanksgiving dinner, sponsored by Easy Reader, Berkshire Hathaway, Sanpipers and individuals throughout the beach cities. An estimated 1,000 guests enjoyed the 47th Annual Nickie Tedesco Thanksgiving day dinner, served at the Hermosa Beach pier by Breakwater Foursquare Church.

 Kevin Cody

Downtown Manhattan Beach celebrates Small Business Saturday

Downtown Manhattan Beach celebrates Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday in Downtown Manhattan Beach this weekend was intended to showcase holiday shopping opportunities to residents. But it also presented an opportunity to showcase the importance of protecting downtown retailers from economic forces beyond their control. At its upcoming meeting, on Tuesday, December 6, the city council will review the Downtown Specific Plan, whose goal is to “maintain the low profile development and small town atmosphere of Manhattan Beach.”

 Kevin Cody

North Hermosa Avenue residents hope to underground utilities

North Hermosa Avenue residents hope to underground utilities

A group called Greenwich Village Underground Association has been working for three years to underground utility lines on Hermosa Avenue, between 26th Street and 35th Street.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach a brand name, but new status brings challenges

Manhattan Beach a brand name, but new status brings challenges

Manhattan Beach, like Beverly Hills and Malibu now has “brand name” status, Vista Sotheby’s broker Rick Edler told business leaders at the Manhattan Beach Economic Forum. But it’s new status brings new challenges.

 Kevin Cody

David McLay Kidd discusses his Rolling Hills Country Club Golf Course in Palos Verdes

David McLay Kidd discusses his Rolling Hills Country Club Golf Course in Palos Verdes

Scottish golf course designer David Kidd designed a course for Rolling Hills Country Club in Palos Verdes that he hopes will rival his fabled Bandon Dunes course in Oregon. But first, he had to level the old Rolling Hills course’s namesake hills.

 Kevin Cody

Bassoon duet performs at Hermosa Beach Sidewalk Sale

Bassoon duet performs at Hermosa Beach Sidewalk Sale

Bassoonists Justin Cummings and Alexis Luque perform music by 17th century composer Jean Baptiste de Boismortier during Saturday’s Downtown Hermosa Beach Sidewalk Sale. The bassoon duet is in front of Stars Antique Market. Other musicians are performing throughout the downtown.

 Kevin Cody

Mira Costa High School Vs SouthTorrance: South Bay Scholastic Surfing Association

Mira Costa High School Vs SouthTorrance: South Bay Scholastic Surfing Association

Mira Costa and South Torrance get aggressive in modest size, but fast bumpy waves at 26th Street in Manhattan on Tuesday, November 16. Video by MartyCam

 Kevin Cody

Ultrafication Manhattan Beach: Absence of limits

Ultrafication Manhattan Beach: Absence of limits

Improvements in Manhattan Beach architecture have paralleled the rise in wealth. “People are more demanding and as a result, quality has improved,” architect Michael Lee said. “But the consequences can be bittersweet. Some of the smaller homes have a spirit and character to them that is difficult to replicate in a larger home on the same size property.”

 Kevin Cody

World War II dad’s Service Cap hangs by Hermosa Beach family’s front door

World War II dad’s Service Cap hangs by Hermosa Beach family’s front door

Hermosa Beach Planning commission chairperson Pete Hoffman keeps his father’s World War II service cap on a hat rack inside the front door of his home. “The cap’s there to remind me, my kids and my grand kids of the sacrifices my dad made.

 Kevin Cody

Dirk Hamilton returns to South Bay for Alva’s show

Dirk Hamilton returns to South Bay for Alva’s show

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Dirk Hamilton performed regularly at the now legendary Sweetwater in Redondo Beach. He returns to the South Bay this Saturday, November 19 for a performance at Alva’s in San Pedro. He recently released “Touch and Go,” recorded and produced by Rob Laufer.)

 Kevin Cody

Mira Costa students march on Manhattan Beach City Hall to protest Trump election

Mira Costa students march on Manhattan Beach City Hall to protest Trump election

Approximately 100 Mira Costa school students protested Donald Trump’s election as president by walking out of class and marching two miles from their campus to the Manhattan Beach City Hall Monday morning. Mira Costa senior Merita Lundstrom said at the demonstration, “I’m Mexican, a woman and I have gay friends. I’m here to show I’m not okay with Donald Trump’s positions or his behavior.”

 Kevin Cody

Supporters welcome back GI Joe Charles ‘and then some’

Supporters welcome back GI  Joe Charles ‘and then some’

In January 2015, GI Joe Charles suffered a stroke during martial arts training. He lost his speech and his right side was paralyzed. Last Wednesday, to an assembly of city and chamber officials and his students, Charles bellowed, “GI Joe is back. And Then some.”

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