Kids lined up Pier Avenue to wait their turn to visit Santa at Gum Tree in downtown Hermosa Beach on Sunday. Last weekend, Gum Tree’s 7th Annual Photos with Santa raised almost $4,000 for the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation.
“When I was learning to surf, I’d watch Brian the Hall brothers and Marco Franco at the pier and Brian was the best, the best in the world because he was the nicest,” Marcus Fender recalled.
Over 400 guests enjoyed a sit down dinner with all the fixin’s at the 33rd Annual Mama Liz Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner is organized by Easy Reader, Donna Dawick and her fellow Keller Williams Realtors, music director Jonathan Coleman
by Ryan McDonald Bryan Newman, for many years a fixture in the ocean off Hermosa Beach, passed away recently from a pulmonary embolism. He was 55. A memorial paddle out to honor Newman will be held this Saturday at 2 p.m. at 14th Street in Hermosa Beach, where he could be found on many mornings. […]
by Ryan McDonald The newly elected and re-elected took their seats at the dias at Tuesday, but had little time to bask in the light of their accomplishment, as a downtown hotel project awaited the approval of the Hermosa Beach City Council. With council member Justin Massey recusing himself from discussion of the H20 Hermosa […]
After trying for more than two decades to bring a Trader Joe’s to Hermosa Beach, Roger Bacon signed a lease this week with the market chain, popular with foodies.
Counterfeit money A customer bought items with a fake $100 bill at a store in downtown Hermosa last Thursday, police said. The customer made purchases at Yak and Yeti, a retail store on the 1100 block of Hermosa Avenue, about 5 p.m. The suspect paid with the false bill, received an unknown amount of change […]
by Ryan McDonald This past Monday was a tough one for surfers: howling winds, choppy waves, unpredictable windswell. But, just as she had the previous 117 days, Morgan Sliff went surfing. Today marks 121 days straight of surfing for the Hermosa resident. And she plans to be out there for another 244 more, to make […]
by Ryan McDonald It’s been a tumultuous six weeks for Blake Zingale. And now he is ready to restart his life. Zingale, a former bartender at the Standing Room on Hermosa Ave., was arrested Sept. 24 following a sting operation conducted by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. According to records from the investigation, […]
Sidewalk Festival The shopping season begins this Saturday in Hermosa Beach with the Holiday Sidewalk Festival in downtown Hermosa this Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, and runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Area merchants will put racks and tables outside with various discounts. On the streets, […]
Visions of ballroom dancing at the Biltmore Hotel in the 1920s were evoked by the Hermosa Beach Historical Society Saturday evening.
A lifesize sculpture of Hermosa Beach surf legend Dewey Weber was unveiled at the Hermosa Beach Community Center Saturday morning. The sculpture, by Phil Roberts, is modeled after a famous black and white photograph by Leroy Grannis showing Weber performing a powerful, drop knee cutback at 22nd Street in Hermosa Beach.
After more than 10 years of planning, a statue depicting the 1966 Leroy Grannis photograph of legendary Dewey Weber doing a cutback on 22nd Street in Hermosa Beach took its place in front of the Hermosa Community Center this morning at an unveiling ceremony. The 2,500 pound bronze statue recreates Weber in the photo, down to the board […]
Dewey Weber’s 22nd Street cutback becomes history written in bronze by Ryan McDonald Leroy Grannis’s 1966 photo of Dewey Weber doing a cutback is one of the most iconic images in the history of surfing. Most of the lengthy board is out of the water. The tail end is sunk into the wave, buoyantly […]
Historical Party Flapper girls and bootleggers, stand by: the Hermosa Beach Historical Society will host a 1920s-themed party this Saturday. The event will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Hermosas Beach Museum at 710 Pier Ave. Tickets are $50. Proceeds will go to the historical society to increase children’s tours, expand exhibits […]