Ryan McDonald

Horger was long-time Hermosa Beach activist

Longtime Hermosa Beach activist Sue Horger died Friday, May 13 at her home in Hermosa Beach after telling her husband John, “I’m going to take a long nap.” She was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and was 75. During her 40 years in Hermosa Beach, Horger was a founding director of the Hermosa Beach Historical Society,…Read More→

 Ryan McDonald

About Town in Hermosa Beach

Women’s Club Donation The Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach presented a check for $22,300 to Walk With Sally at a banquet earlier this month. The money was raised at the 10th Annual Adrienne’s Search for Children’s Cure fundraiser on March 5. Walk With Sally is an El Segundo-based charity that comforts children suffering from the…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Film, Music Fest to honor Endless Summer’s Bruce Brown

South Bay Film, Music Fest to honor Endless Summer’s Bruce Brown

“The Endless Summer” film maker Brue Brown will be honored on the 50th anniversary of his landmark film at the South Bay Film and Music Festival at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater on Saturday, June 4.

 Ryan McDonald

Speakers can’t stop Hermosa Beach rental law

by Ryan McDonald A determined group of residents tried Tuesday night to prevent the Hermosa Beach City Council from adopting an ordinance prohibiting short-term vacation rentals in residential areas, but were unable to sway any of the council members as the ordinance again received unanimous approval. The ordinance was introduced at the previous council meeting…Read More→

 Judy Rae

Beach Fashion – Pier plaza runway

Beach Fashion – Pier plaza runway

Beach fashion Pier plaza runway Pier Plaza in downtown Hermosa Beach was converted into a fashion runway during Spyder Surf Fest 2016 fashion show at the end of April, giving the fashion conscious beach community an opportunity to see what will be trending this summer.

 Judy Rae

The return of the Descendents

The return of the Descendents

Hermosa Beach punk band The Descendents performed in Hermosa Beach

 Kevin Cody

Sue Horger was Hermosa Beach activist for four decades

Sue Horger was Hermosa Beach activist for four decades

Long time Hermosa Beach activist Sue Horger died Friday, May 13 at her home in Hermosa Beach, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease, after telling her husband John, “I’m going to take a long nap.” She was 76.

 Ryan McDonald

Reports tackle worries surrounding Hermosa Beach’s North School

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City School district released a pair of independent reports last week addressing the impacts of proposed school construction under a pending bond measure. While the reports — a traffic impact analysis for the area around North School, and a historical resources assessment of the 25th street campus — indicated…Read More→

 Ryan McDonald

Chef Wang’s closing after 29 tasty years in Hermosa Beach

Chef Wang’s closing after 29 tasty years in Hermosa Beach

by Ryan McDonald Jein Ming Wang had been prepared to close on Christmas Eve. Then the phone call came. A business owner wanted to throw a last-minute holidy party for his employees. Could Chef Wang’s accommodate a party of 22? Fitting them all in would be tricky; the Hermosa Beach eatery is only 400 square…Read More→

 Ryan McDonald

One arrested after gun shot during fight in downtown Hermosa Beach

A man was arrested Sunday night after allegedly firing a gun during a fight in downtown Hermosa Beach. Witnesses told police that the incident began with an argument between four people on the street and two men in a white BMW near the intersection of 10th Street and Hermosa Avenue, said Sgt. Robert Higgins of…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach police respond to report of downtown Hermosa gun shot

Hermosa Beach police respond to report of downtown Hermosa gun shot

Hermosa Beach police responded to reports of a fight during which a gun was fired at approximately 8:20 Sunday night, at 10th Street and Hermosa Avenue.

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach’s Cindy Whitehead launches into Skateboarding Hall of Fame

by Ryan McDonald Cindy Whitehead is a focused person. It’s a skill she developed over the years, first as a pioneering vert skater, and later as an accomplished sports stylist. But in an interview at a Pier Avenue coffee shop last week, the native Hermosan got a bit distracted. At one point, the low rumble…Read More→

 Ryan McDonald

Hope Chapel team crowned champs at robotics competition

by Ryan McDonald When the dust cleared, the points were tallied, and the joysticks stopped moving, the Beach Bots stood as champions. The Beach Bots, the youth robotics team of the Hope Chapel Academy, recently won the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition held in St. Louis. FIRST, established by Segway inventor Dean Kamen, is an annual…Read More→

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach City Council approves ban on short-term rentals

by Ryan McDonald After one of the most crowded public hearings in recent memory, the Hermosa Beach City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to prohibit short-term rentals in the city’s residential areas. More than 60 speakers addressed the council during the public hearing on an amendment to the city’s code. The modifications would impose civil…Read More→

 Ryan McDonald

Residents question Hermosa Beach school bond measure

by Ryan McDonald With a bond measure to alleviate crowding in Hermosas Beach schools set for next month’s election, a group of residents is raising doubts about the wisdom of the $59 million construction plan. Opponents of Measure S, which will come before voters on June 7, mostly concede that the district is experiencing a…Read More→

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