Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach moves to gather data for potential Community Choice Aggregation

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City Council approved an implementation plan for a potential Community Choice Aggregation program at its Tuesday night meeting, overcoming resident concerns about the impact of a future program. Tuesday night’s resolution fulfills a requirement under state law for cities interested in implementing the program, but does not require that […]

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Hermosa Beach city manager to depart for Beach Cities Health District

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach City Manager Tom Bakaly was appointed CEO of the Beach Cities Health District Monday night, winning the unanimous approval of district board members, and signaling his departure after nearly four years with the city of Hermosa. Bakaly takes the helm of the special-purpose district, which provides preventative health services to […]

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Giant scoop stolen from Hermosa Beach ice cream shop

by Ryan McDonald If someone in Hermosa offers you an oversized scoop of ceramic ice cream, beware: it may be hot. The missing ice cream serves as the decorative top of a waste bin outside Paradis Ice Cream on Hermosa Ave, and was lifted by a pair of thieves July 29. The suspects struck during […]

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Hermosa Beach woman swims Catalina channel for charity

by Parnia Mazhar   Natalie Radtke was the only person swimming across the Catalina Channel for 20 miles straight last week. But this is no indication that she did it alone. Fueled by a cause and the 25 people eager to greet her on shore, Radke glided through the 20 miles of ocean between Catalina […]

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Live on arrival: Hermosa Beach’s Kevin Sousa returns to Pier Plaza, with a new EP in tow

by Ryan McDonald   Flick the volume knob far enough to the right, and the first sound you will hear on “Wait, What?,” the new EP from Kevin Sousa, is the faint murmur of a steady rain. In a state suffering through a five-year drought that even El Niño couldn’t slake, that may qualify as […]

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Hermosa Beach Parks and Rec Commission leaves special events, nets policy alone

by Ryan McDonald The ongoing debate over the appropriate role for alcohol in Hermosa Beach civic life is bumping, and setting and spiking, against ingrained notions of community and identity. Dozens of residents crowded into a meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission earlier this month for discussion of alcohol sponsorship of special events, and […]

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Hermosa Beach Police Beat

Car Assault Late last month near downtown Hermosa, a man repeatedly backed his car into another vehicle while the victim was still inside it, police said. The incident occurred about 7 p.m. July 30 along the 700 block of Pier Ave. The victim was sitting in his car when a car in front him backed […]

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Hermosa Beach school district looks to fill bond measure oversight committee

by Parnia Mazhar and Ryan McDonald   After a hard-fought election in which fiscal transparency emerged as a key issue for opponents, the Hermosa Beach City School District is forming a committee to oversee funds from a school facilities bond measure. In June, voters approved Measure S, a $59 million bond that will be used […]

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Authors to visit Hermosa Beach Historical Society to talk search for the perfect wave

by Ryan McDonald In the 1970s, Craig Peterson became accustomed to strange looks. He and fellow surf bum Kevin Naughton spent the era travelling the world to surf. At this point, surfing was well established in the popular culture of Southern California. But friends and family were mystified as to why they would head out […]

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About Town in Hermosa Beach

Movies on the beach The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks and the South Bay Art and Film Festival kick off a monthly cinema series this weekend with a Saturday night screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Moviegoers can catch Indiana Jones, free, from the sand on the south side of the Hermosa Pier, […]

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Beloved hair stylist killed in Hermosa Beach

by Ryan McDonald Two people were found dead in a South Hermosa home last week, the result of an apparent domestic murder-suicide that claimed the life of local hairdresser. Hermosa Beach Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Herondo Street, near Hermosa Avenue, about 6:30 a.m. last Thursday after calls reporting the […]

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Abbey was dean of beach cities tennis pros

Abbey was dean of beach cities tennis pros

H.J. “Jeff” Abbey taught tennis in the beach cities for more than six decades and had the distinction of being the 10th member to be accepted into the United States Professional Tennis Assn.

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[Update] Two dead in Hermosa domestic murder-suicide

[Update] Two dead in Hermosa domestic murder-suicide

A man and a woman were found dead in a home by the Hermosa Beach Police Department early this morning near the southern edge of the city on Thursday morning. HBPD responded to a home after receiving a call of shots fired at 6:27 a.m. When they arrived, police found a man and a woman […]

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Courting controversy in Hermosa Beach

by Ryan McDonald Even on a beach volleyball court, it’s impossible for Hermosans to stick their heads in the sand. After a lengthy meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Community Resources Advisory Commission earlier this month, varying proposals regarding courts and nets in the area surrounding the pier remain stuck in disagreement. The proposals represent […]

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Hermosa Beach church hosts event to humanize Islam and followers

by Saima Fariz Young people hold up cue cards, a la Bob Dylan in “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” One, a bearded man wearing a short, rounded skullcap with a prayer mat hanging in the background, holds a sign that asks: “WOULD YOU BE SCARED IF I MOVED TO YOUR CITY?” Later, a young woman’s card says, […]

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