Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach locksmith accuses Yelp of extortion

Hermosa Beach locksmith accuses Yelp of extortion

Hermosa Beach locksmith Art Kuperstock is concerned Yelp isn’t giving people an honest take on his business.

 Kevin Cody

Letters Page 6 4/23/15

Letters Page 6 4/23/15

Grateful grandma Dear ER: Thank you, thank you to the wonderful team of people who rescued my dear surfing grandson on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from the wild waves at the Manhattan Beach Pier (“Drowning boy rescued from under Manhattan pier,” ER April 9, 2015).  Thank you to outstanding surfers Natalie Anzivino, Brent Bowen and […]

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach’s South Park gets a makeover, goes natural

Hermosa Beach’s South Park gets a makeover, goes natural

South Park began its transition into a more natural setting this month, as construction crews broke ground on a long-planned renovation of the four-and-a-half acre park in the south part of Hermosa Beach along Valley Drive.

 Special Contributor

Hermosa Beach police chief prompts chamber to remove board member

Hermosa Beach police chief prompts chamber to remove board member

Hermosa Beach anti-oil activist Chris Miller has been removed from the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as a result of allegations that she led an obscene chant against a police officer.

 Kevin Cody

Letters 4/16/15

Letters 4/16/15

Who’s beach is it? Dear ER: What we need is more Orcas (“Saving Sea Lions,” ER April 9, 2015). I learned to fish on the Redondo pier in the early ‘60s and was a deadhead (unpaid deckhand) on the City of Redondo.There were an estimated 25,000 sea lions in California. Now there are over 300,000. […]

 Alex Khatchadourian

MUSIC PREVIEW – Feed the Kitty still on the prowl

MUSIC PREVIEW – Feed the Kitty still on the prowl

Local band debuts new record at Saint Rocke Two thousand eight was a rough year for Jed Mottley and Jack Maher. Although their band, Feed The Kitty, had released their self-titled debut album, they had no promotion or distribution, no money, and an unnerving notion that a return to a generic desk jobs would soon […]

 Kevin Cody

McCarthy Race Team regroups after Best in the Desert Mint 400

McCarthy Race Team regroups after Best in the Desert Mint 400

The Hermosa Beach McCarthy Racing Team had high expectations when it entered The Mint 400 outside of Las Vegas last month. The Mint 400 is one of the premier events on The Best in the Desert Racing Series.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Surfer’s Walk of Fame inducts Barela, Benavidez, Jarvis, Levy

Hermosa Surfer’s Walk of Fame inducts Barela, Benavidez, Jarvis, Levy

The 2015 Hermosa Beach Surfer’s Walk of Fame inductions at the Hermosa pier on Saturday could have passed for a Mira Costa 30th-year class reunion. Inductees Derek Levy, Mike Benevidez, Chris Barela and Dennis Jarvis all attended the high school in the late ‘70s, before surfing was an official school sport.

 Special Contributor

Hermosa Beach Councilwoman Nanette Barragan considers run for Congress

Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman Nanette Barragan is considering a run for United States Congress.

 Kevin Cody

Letters to the Editor: hotels and volleyball courts in Hermosa, Horvath vs. Nafissi in Redondo Beach

Letters to the Editor:  hotels and volleyball courts in Hermosa, Horvath vs. Nafissi in Redondo Beach

Redondo revenge Dear ER: Congratulations Redondo Beach You just messed up again by voting down the fun. Measure B was supposed to be a way for us Palos Verdians to set up a little home away from home. Us people from Palos Verdes like to do a little something called “slumming.” When we go slumming […]

 Special Contributor

Tender Box, Fresh & Easy sites on the market in Hermosa Beach

The corner of Pacific Coast Highway and 8th Street – until recently home to Hermosa Beach’s raciest establishments – is looking to settle down with some new tenants.

 Special Contributor

Plan to expand Hermosa Beach volleyball courts delayed

Plan to expand Hermosa Beach volleyball courts delayed

A group of weekend warriors floated a proposal on Tuesday night to add new beach volleyball courts in Hermosa Beach, only to have the idea spiked by Strand homeowners.

 Special Contributor

Spyder Surf Fest 2015 Fashion Show Hermosa Beach

Spyder Surf Fest 2015 Fashion Show Hermosa Beach

Friends and friends of friends, all South Bay locals, according to Spyder Surf’s Allyson Hopkins, modeled the latest surf fashions during the Spyder Surf Fest on Pier Avenue Saturday afternoon.

 Judy Rae

Healthy Nostalgia at Hermosa Beach’s Ocean Diner

Healthy Nostalgia at Hermosa Beach’s Ocean Diner

Ocean Diner seems designed to appeal to a sense of nostalgia. The soundtrack is the Andrews Sisters and Benny Goodman, newspapers on the walls trumpet the Battle of the Bulge, and the décor reminds us of a time when, though conflict raged, the world seemed less complicated.

 Mike Purpus

Barela, Benevidez the Yin Yang of Hermosa Surfer’s Walk of Fame

You can’t put Chris Barela on The Hermosa Beach Surfer’s Walk of Fame without Mike Benavidez at the same time. They are yin and yang. They are closer than brothers. In the ‘70s one couldn’t have survived without the other. It was the winter of ‘72 and Doc had recently bought the pro surfer Dru […]

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