Ryan McDonald

Woman dies in Hermosa Beach car crash

by Ryan McDonald A woman riding a Vespa scooter was killed last night after being hit by a car in East Hermosa, police said. The victim was heading northbound on Prospect Avenue at the intersection with Aviation Boulevard when, about 6:30 p.m., she collided with an Audi sedan going north on Prospect, said Sgt. Robert […]

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Hermosa Beach’s Sunscreen Film Fest to show history of the ‘Ironman,’ and more

by Ryan McDonald The marquee at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater will have an unusual set of instructions on Thursday evening. Passersby will be told to “Run Paddle Chug.” Though perhaps inscrutable to visitors, locals will recognize the words as the sequence of events for Hermosa’s annual Ironman, the beer-soaked beginning to the town’s 4th […]

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Hermosa Beach City Council folds up A-frame sign rules

by Ryan McDonald Following an outcry among local businesses, the Hermosa Beach City Council voted to reduce the fee charged for deploying street-front A-frame signs. The regulations at issue had been approved by the council in May and went into effect in August. They required a $535 one-time application fee and a $90 annual renewal […]

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Architect, builder chosen for Hermosa Beach school projects

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City School District has selected the architect and construction management firms that will handle projects paid for by funds from Measure S, including the rebuilding of North School. SVA earned the nod as the architecture firm, and Bernards will serve as the construction management firm. Both firms are based […]

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Turning 100, Hermosa Beach woman looks back on century of memories

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach resident Elaine Palmer Wright turned 100 years old Wednesday. Wright celebrated her centennial with a party this past Saturday, drawing some three dozen relatives from all over the world. And for Wright, looking back on the passage of time, having a good time in the South Bay does not appear […]

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Citing changing times, Hermosa Beach Firefighters Association urges move to county

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach Firefigher’s Association became the latest group to weigh in on the debate over the future of the city’s fire department, issuing a statement Monday recommending that the city contract with Los Angeles County for future fire services delivery. The decision ends months of department neutrality on the issue, and […]

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Art Walk brings out Hermosa Beach to support Community Garden

by Ryan McDonald A beautiful  afternoon provided almost as good a backdrop as the paintings and photos that dotted South Park Saturday, as art fans young and old poured in for a fundraiser to support the Community Garden. The garden, located in South Park on the site of a former roller rink, allows residents to reserve and tend plots […]

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About Town in Hermosa Beach

Community Garden art walk A fundraiser for the Hermosa Community Garden will take place at South Park this weekend. Booths from local artists, businesses, food vendors, environmental organizations and the Sun Screen Film Festival will dot the south Hermosa Park from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Following the art walk, visitors are also encouraged to […]

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Bottle collectors in Hermosa Beach face added penalty

by Ryan McDonald Citing a recent increase in the illicit collection of bottles from city recycling bins and associated environmental issues, the Hermosa Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to enhance penalties for removing recyclables. Although Hermosa’s code already prohibits bottle collecting — or “scavenging” as the ordinance labels it — on commercial, residential and […]

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Response time a hot topic in Hermosa Beach fire debate

by Ryan McDonald As Hermosa Beach ponders the future of its fire department, one issue has emerged as a particular concern: the impact on response times of contracting with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. With the Hermosa Beach Fire Department facing significant staffing shortages, the city has two options: expand funding for the existing […]

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Holiday in the DPRK: Hermosa Beach man visits a diplomatic pariah

by Ryan McDonald Julius Wu has seen a lot of museums. But no collection of natural history or preserved antiques had prepared him for the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum. Located in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, the museum featured intricate exhibits, massive dioramas, and is impeccably maintained. “I do a lot of travelling. […]

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Lakers’ Walton leads volleyball team to Hermosa Beach Labor Day Weekend victory

Lakers’ Walton leads volleyball team to Hermosa Beach Labor Day Weekend victory

New Lakers head coach Luke Walton proved over the Labor Day weekend that he can still lead on the court and bring home a championship.

“After going to the finals six times, it’s good to finally win one,” Walton said after leading his team to victory in a close championship match at the 59th Annual Hermosa Beach 17th Street Labor Day Weekend Volleyball tournament in Hermosa Beach.

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Fiesta hits downtown Hermosa Beach this weekend

Up to 100,000 people will make their way through downtown Hermosa this weekend for the 44th annual Labor Day Fiesta Hermosa. The event, sponsored by the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, will take place Saturday through Monday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, encompassing several blocks near the intersection of […]

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Injunction denied in Hermosa Beach rental lawsuit

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach’s effort to curb short-term vacation rentals in the city survived its first test last week, when a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge denied a request to halt enforcement of recently passed laws prohibiting the practice in residential areas. The ruling, from Superior Court Judge James Chalfant, allows Hermosa to […]

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Debate over future of Hermosa Beach fire department strikes a chord for residents

by Ryan McDonald Staffing shortages dating back to the recession have forced Hermosa Beach to reckon with the future of fire services delivery in the city. Two options — dedicating increased funds for a fully staffed department or contracting for fire services with the Los Angeles County Fire Department — will be available for the […]

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