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 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach school board ponders date to pitch bond

Hermosa Beach school board ponders date to pitch bond

The Hermosa school board will decide this month whether or not to put a new bond measure before voters in November, or wait until June, or possibly November of next year.

 Caroline Anderson

Strand property listed for $29 million

Strand property listed for $29 million

A new home on the market could set a record if bought for its asking price of $28.9 million.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan views districtwide upgrade of school campuses

Manhattan views districtwide upgrade of school campuses

A pool in the park, ADA compliance planned

Plans for Manhattan Beach Middle School and Grand View Elementary have drawn scrutiny from some community members.

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach mom and pop shops fight ‘green zone’ meters

Hermosa Beach mom and pop shops fight ‘green zone’ meters

A group of Hermosa Beach small business owners are joining forces to fight what they view as an existential threat: parking meters in their free-to-park zones. The meters were approved by the city council two years ago but escaped the attention of business owners, residents and even council members until recently.

 Kevin Cody

Letters 07/02/2015

Letters 07/02/2015

Salute to the staff Dear ER: On Sunday June 28, the City of Manhattan Beach and the City’s Parks & Rec Commission hosted a first time “Salute to the Troops Picnic and Concert” in Polliwog park. On behalf of the commission, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Parks & Rec staff […]

 Caroline Anderson

City grants exemption to downtown business ordinance

City grants exemption to downtown business ordinance

The city council granted the only hardship exemption to its temporary freeze on downtown business use since the ordinance was passed last July.

 Caroline Anderson

Police Beat

Burglar caught A man who appeared to be burglarizing a home was arrested by Manhattan Beach Police on the afternoon of June 18. The police responded to a burglar alarm that went off on the 100 block of Terraza Place in South Manhattan Beach around 3:50 p.m. and found a broken window. While waiting for […]

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

About Town in Manhattan Beach

Mayor Wayne Powell honored Spyder Surf founder Dennis Jarvis at the June 16 council meeting.

 David Mendez

Council acts to ban new AES plant, form task force

Council acts to ban new AES plant, form task force

by Jonathan Polakoff The Redondo Beach City Council on Tuesday night continued its fight against the construction of a new AES power plant by voting to amend the city code to prohibit the construction of large power plants. The council also agreed to form a citizens’ task force to figure out what to do next […]

 Eddie Solt

Surfer’s Stomps: Watermans: Safe House for Surfers

Surfer’s Stomps: Watermans: Safe House for Surfers

All photos by Mark Kawakami In the thick of the bar scene on Hermosa Beach’s Pier Plaza, it’s easy to get distracted by the beats of electronic fuzz and chirps, high heels, and designer drab. Even with the beach and the Strand a mere 100 feet away, a pseudo-club scene emerges late nights. On the […]

 Caroline Anderson

Hanson vote didn’t break law, watchdog says

Hanson vote didn’t break law, watchdog says

After sending the city a letter accusing it of breaking an open government law on June 15, the government watchdog nonprofit Californians Aware said Tuesday that it won’t pursue a lawsuit over the city council’s handling of a separation agreement with its former director of human resources.

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, tennis, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, tennis, volleyball and more

Soccer: Open to boys and girls ages 6-9, the Fram Skills Academy will be teaching basic soccer skills during its eight-week session (one hour per week) at four locations beginning the week of July 6. Registration fee of $125/player includes a t-shirt and instruction from licensed Fram coaches. For more information, locations and to register, […]

 Eddie Solt

South Bay Boardrider’s Present Grom Q&A: Jake Chandler

South Bay Boardrider’s Present Grom Q&A: Jake Chandler

  JAKE CHANDLER HOMESCHOOL 9 YEARS OLD 4′ 3″ Sponsors: MISSION SURF BOARDS, WAXTRAK AND RIDERSHACK What do you eat in the morning to fire you up to go surf? ICE CREAM (I WISH) What’s your favorite color and why? BLUE BECAUSE IT IS THE COLOR OF THE OCEAN Where do you surf locally? Where is your […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa unveils Van Hamersveld “Hermosa Great Wave” mural

Hermosa unveils Van Hamersveld “Hermosa Great Wave” mural

For all of John Van Hamersveld’s success in the greater art world, Sunday morning’s unveiling of his 75-foot long, 19-foot tall mural, “Hermosa Great Wave,” appeared almost fated, observed Pete Hoffman, a member of the Hermosa Beach Murals Committee.

 Richard Foss

La Esperanza brings Central Central America to the fore [restaurant review]

Twenty or thirty years ago, if you asked most Americans to name items from Mexican cuisine they would be stuck after they mentioned tacos and burritos. The more culturally sensitive at least suspected that that the country might have regional variations, but some probably believed that Mexicans ate nothing but tacos and burritos, perhaps with […]

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