A 3,000 pound, lifesize size bronze sculpture of Hermosa Beach surfer and surfboard manufacturer Dewey Weber was lifted from a flatbed truck and placed on a pedestal at the entrance to the Hermosa Beach community Center Friday morning.
by Ryan McDonald Approximately a dozen officers descended on a Hermosa Beach home last week to serve an arrest warrant on a man accused of selling drugs while he was working at a downtown Hermosa bar. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control arrested Hermosa resident Blake Zingale, 24, at his residence in the 1400 […]
by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach will hold a special election by mail-in ballot to fill the seat vacated by Nanette Barragan. At its meeting last Thursday, the city council voted 4-0 to instruct City Clerk Elaine Doerfling to call a special election to fill the seat until the term expires in November 2017. Ballots in […]
Pedestrian Accident A man was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon attempting to cross six lanes of Pacific Coast Highway traffic. The pedestrian was struck by a black BMW heading north at the 1100 block of PCH, between Aviation Boulevard and Pier Avenue, about 1:45 p.m., police said. The victim suffered massive head trauma and internal bleeding, […]
by Ryan McDonald Five candidates competing for two Hermosa Beach City Council slots in the Nov. 3 election squared off in the first of three debates Tuesday night at council chambers. The debate, sponsored by the Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Association, found the candidates frequently finding broad agreement, and no speaker used alloted answer-time to directly […]
Hermosa Beach resident Dan Morad was researching endurance drinks for his first Marathon back in 2013 and he thought there was a void in the market for a true “ready to drink” endurance beverage. After utilizing his biomedical engineering degree from Rutgers University, months of research, and personal trial/error, INVIGORADE® was born from his garage in […]
Fed up with residents’ outage claims being routinely rejected by Southern California Edison, the city of Rancho Palos Verdes is enlisting support from other cities to force the utility to compensate customers who experience prolonged outages.
by Ryan McDonald Hermosa residents gathered at a special school board Monday night, rallying around a large school bond to ease crowding in the district. The event divided residents into small groups to discuss two related issues: first, what sort of potential renovations to North School the community favored, and second, the size of […]
Friday through Sunday, Oct. 2, 3, and 4 Robert Enriquez has been upbeat about the now-annual Sunscreen Film Festival (this is its third year), and it’s back again for three days in the big theater (and little theater) of the Hermosa Beach Community Center. Once again, also, one can buy day passes ($50) or go […]
Hot Ballroom Ballroom dancing comes to Hermosa Beach this Friday night, as South Bay celebrities will pair with professional dancers in a competition at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will raise money for charity. Fans can show up to watch the performances, and judges will decide the winners. […]
Bike Thief Caught A suspect stole a bike from a home in South Hermosa last Saturday morning, but was apprehended when a witness followed the alleged thief and alerted police officers. The witness saw the suspect take a bike from the patio of a home on the Strand south of the Hermosa Beach pier about […]
by Ryan McDonald A former girl’s basketball coach at several local schools will stand trial on multiple counts of forcibly raping a 15-year-old girl in her Hermosa Beach home. During a preliminary hearing at Torrance Courthouse Monday morning, a teenage girl testified that the accused, Timothy Lee Lucas, sexually assaulted her on three separate […]
Residential burglary An unknown suspect broke into a home while it was being fumigated last week, and stole five handguns from the home, police said. The burglary of the home on the 800 block of 15th Street was reported on Sept. 9, according to police. The house was tented for two days, and it is […]
Special school board meeting The Hermosa Beach School Board will hold a special public meeting Monday to get input from community members regarding potential construction to address overcrowding in the district. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, and will be divided into two fifty-minute sessions. Each session will feature […]
by Ryan McDonald For the first time since the mid-1990s, the Hermosa Beach City School District reported a decline in enrollment for the academic year, with much of the drop coming from disenrolled kindergarteners. According to district enrollment figures, there are 28 fewer students than were enrolled when the last academic year finished in […]