Ryan McDonald

Hermsoa Beach Police Beat

Stolen vehicles A rash of auto thefts struck various parts of Hermosa Beach earlier this month, though it is not clear if the crimes are connected. In the first case, a car was stolen from the 1000 block of 3rd Street, near Hopkins Avenue, on the evening of Feb. 7. The vehicle had been left […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach may ramp up enforcement on blocked sidewalks

by Ryan McDonald   Starting later this year, Hermosa Beach may begin more aggressively enforcing parking violations associated with cars stretching out of the driveway and onto the sidewalk. The enhanced enforcement, long sought by community activists, is part of an effort to bring the city more fully into compliance with federal mandates about access […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach school district juggles conflicts with Costa’s summer school dates

Hermosa Beach school district juggles conflicts with Costa’s summer school dates

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City School District adopted the academic calendar for the 2017-18 school year last week, with school board members forced to make difficult choices about vacation time for district families and conflicts with summer school. School board members had to choose between two potential calendars. Although both options had a […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Coffee and art with Drica Lobo at Java Man in Hermosa Beach

Coffee and art with Drica Lobo at Java Man in Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach, through Brazilian Eyes Drica Lobo’s paintings glow brightly at Java Man by Bondo Wyszpolski If you like art that’s vibrant and colorful, check this box  ⃣  ; and it you like scenes of palm trees, the beach and the ocean, check here  ⃣  ; And if you like the sights of Hermosa Beach […]

 Brad Jacobson

The Past and Future of Mickey’s Deli in Hermosa Beach (Video)

The Past and Future of Mickey’s Deli in Hermosa Beach (Video)

The Past and Future of Mickey’s Deli in Hermosa Beach Mickey’s Italian Deli in Hermosa Beach has been a go-to stop for beach goers since 1953 selling cold cuts, cheeses, sandwiches, lasagna and a ton of other goodies. Civic Couch host Steve Napolitano sits down with the owners Paul and Mickey Mance to discuss the […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach City Council backs homelessness measure

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City Council unanimously endorsed Measure H, a county-wide sales tax proposal to fund services for the homeless, at its Tuesday night meeting. If passed, Meausre H would add a quarter cent to the existing sales tax rate. Hermosa Beach’s rate currently stands at 8.75 percent, and would rise to […]

 Kevin Cody

Tenor Dennis McNeil performs Valentine’s Day concert at The Lounge, Hermosa Beach

Tenor Dennis McNeil performs Valentine’s Day concert at The Lounge, Hermosa Beach

Tenor Dennis McNeil and keyboard player Ed Martel presented a concert of love songs in celebration of Valentine’s Day at The Lounge in Hermosa Beach

 Judy Rae

Beach people – Chamber honors Nowicki, Flaherty as Man and Woman of the year

Beach people – Chamber honors Nowicki, Flaherty as Man and Woman of the year

Ryan Nowicki and Jackie Flaherty were honored as the Man and Woman of the Year

 Brad Jacobson

Fine Dining in a Hermosa Beach Strip Mall? (Video)

Fine Dining in a Hermosa Beach Strip Mall? (Video)

Baran’s 2239 restaurant in Hermosa Beach landed on the Easy Reader’s “ten best new restaurants of 2016” list written by Richard Foss.  Civic Couch productions noticed the buzz circulating about Baran’s and decided to sit down with the owners and executive chef to learn more.  You can read Richard Foss’s entire review HERE. 

 Judy Rae

Beach service – Hermosa Beach Kiwanis host Taste At The Beach

Beach service – Hermosa Beach Kiwanis host Taste At The Beach

Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club hosted its 8th annual Taste At The Beach

 Kevin Cody

Browning caps young career with Hermosa Beach Bear Back surf title

Browning caps young career with Hermosa Beach Bear Back surf title

Jimmy Young, founder/director of the prestigious Hermosa Beach Bear Back Invitational contest looked at the draining, overhead barrels Saturday morning at 16th Street in Hermosa Beach and wondered aloud whether the annual Super Bowl Sunday weekend contest should be postponed. The Pitcher House owner was concerned about liability.Greg Browning looked at the same draining barrels, breaking on a waist deep sand bar and said, “Look at those spitting barrels.”

 Kevin Cody

Nowicki, Flaherty named Hermosa Beach Man, Woman of the Year

Nowicki, Flaherty named Hermosa Beach Man, Woman of the Year

Ryan Nowicki and Jackie Flaherty were honored as the Man and Woman of the Year by the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau during a dinner-show at the Comedy and Magic Cub on January 31.

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Police Beat

Stolen gun A firearm was stolen from a North Hermosa residence at some point last month. The gun’s owner had left it at the house of a friend in the 2400 block of Manhattan Avenue, according to police reports. The gun was discovered missing on Jan. 21, but it is not clear exactly when the […]

 Ryan McDonald

About Town in Hermosa Beach

Leadership Ball Leadership Hermosa Beach will announce this year’s Emerging Leaders at its fourth annual Beach Ball this Saturday night. The ceremony, held in conjunction with the City of Hermosa Beach, honors people who demonstrated strong leadership potential. Winners will be selected from three categories: Adult, Youth and Local business/nonprofit organization. This year’s adult nominees […]

 Ryan McDonald

Scouts brighten corner of Hermosa Beach’s Valley school

by Ryan McDonald Students used to call it “the jungle.” A section of dense vegetation that bordered a classroom at Hermosa Valley School, it made passing through one of the room’s doors difficult, and required a great deal of water to maintain. Today, a spare, pleasing desertscape greets students, teachers and visitors. Kids pass quickly […]

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