The 4-1 vote, with Councilmember Carolyn Petty dissenting, approves $294,000 contract to repair the roof, and a $221,682 contract to install solar panels.
by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City Council Tuesday night approved a plan to repair the Community Center’s aging roof and install solar panels in the process, once again exposing divisions over the relationship between infrastructure improvements and measures designed to reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the city. The 4-1 vote, with Councilmember Carolyn Petty […]
by Ryan McDonald The March 2015 vote on Measure O, which would have lifted Hermosa Beach’s ban on oil drilling, produced more excitement over the democratic process than any local election in recent memory, drawing record numbers to the polls. On election day, Hermosa resident Geoff Hirsch went down to City Council chambers, his […]
by Ryan McDonald Lori Furth thought she had explained her needs clearly. Years ago, the Manhattan Beach and her husband were planning to have another child. But Furth, who works as a voice actor, and her husband, who had recently left a corporate job, did not have employer-provided health insurance. So her OB-GYN […]
by Ryan McDonald Inspired by American Indians, artist Dale Chihuly began making “pick-up drawings” on blown glass cylinders in 1975. More than 40 years later, smaller hands in Hermosa are doing the same thing. The project has been among the most popular selections this year for Young at Art, the South Bay nonprofit program that […]
by Ryan McDonald David Byrne never quite makes it to Manhattan Beach in “Bicycle Diaries,” the Talking Heads frontman’s two-wheeled travelogue. But if he were to peddle by the library Saturday afternoon, he probably could not help but smile. In honor of the second anniversary of much-lauded redesign, the Manhattan Beach Library will host […]
by Ryan McDonald After more than 107 years of service, the Hermosa Beach Fire Department will soon be no more. Starting some time next year, fire services in Hermosa Beach will be provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. In a decision described as both difficult and historic, the City Council voted 5-0 at its […]