Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach votes to contract with LA County Fire

by Ryan McDonald After more than 107 years of service, the Hermosa Beach Fire Department will soon be no more. Starting some time next year, fire services in Hermosa Beach will be provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. In a decision described as both difficult and historic, the City Council voted 5-0 at its […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Councilman Brutsch legacy includes Noble, South and Green Belt parks

Hermosa Councilman Brutsch legacy includes Noble, South and Green Belt parks

Former Hermosa Beach city councilman and former city treasurer Gary Brutsch passed away while driving from the gym to Eat at Joe’s, his favorite breakfast restaurant, on Tuesday, April 11. Brutsch was instrumental in the establishment of the Noble, Greenbelt and South parks.

 Mike Purpus

Hermosa Surfers Walk of Fame to induct Pipeline finalist Chris Frohoff

Hermosa Surfers Walk of Fame to induct Pipeline finalist Chris Frohoff

Chris Frohoff credits his volleyball playing older brother Brent for starting him surfing, in a sibling rivalry sort of way.
One day, Brent was surfing between volleyball games and lost his board. Chris grabbed it and never gave it back.

 Kevin Cody

“‘Chasing Unicorns’ to premier at Hermosa Beach Community Theater

“‘Chasing Unicorns’ to premier at Hermosa Beach Community Theater

‘Chasing Unicorns,’ Brad Jacobson’s feature length surf film about the 2016-17 winter surf in the South Bay premiers Friday,April 28 at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater, following a reception for the 2017 Surfers Walk of Fame reception at the Hermosa Beach Historical Museum.

 Esther Kang

SHE’S IN CHARGE: Women restaurateurs in Hermosa Beach are owning the game

SHE’S IN CHARGE: Women restaurateurs in Hermosa Beach are owning the game

Over the last few years, Hermosa Beach has seen a growing prevalence of female restaurateurs, chefs and entrepreneurs, who are determinedly overthrowing the status quo.

 Ryan McDonald

After learning in Hermosa Beach, McGinnis-Drummy took on surfing world

After learning in Hermosa Beach, McGinnis-Drummy took on surfing world

by Ryan McDonald   After reaching the heights of women’s competitive surfing in the 1960s, Mary Lou McGinnis-Drummy became the first woman to star in a feature surf film. But it would be wrong to think of her story as one of constant struggle against a male-dominated surf establishment. Learning to surf in Hermosa Beach […]

 Ryan McDonald

About Town in Hermosa Beach

New hours for farmer’s market Starting next week, Hermosa Beach’s Wednesday farmer’s market will shift its hours in order to better accommodate commuting locals. Starting April 19, hours for the pier plaza market will shift from their current range of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Hermosa Beach Chamber […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Police Beat

Catch and release for cell phone Two suspects forcibly took a woman’s cell phone near downtown Hermosa earlier this month, before throwing it out the window of a moving car. The incident occurred about 5 p.m. April 2, near the intersection of Beach Drive and 11th Street, police said. Two suspects approached the victim and […]

 Ryan McDonald

Short term vacation rentals still possible in Hermosa Beach’s nonconforming units

by Ryan McDonald   Short-term vacation rentals taxed city employees and tested the patience of Hermosa residents over the last year as Hermosa debated and implemented a ban on the practice in residential areas. But the issue is emerging once again, this time in other parts of the city. The Hermosa Beach City Council will […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach schools’ book drive helps the neediest build healthy lives

Hermosa Beach schools’ book drive helps the neediest build healthy lives

by Ryan McDonald   The kids queued up to see what all was available. They perused the selection and made their choice.(Fairy tales and books about princesses were especially in demand.) And no one came away empty handed. Such was the scene at a Long Beach nonprofit last month, when students and parents from Hermosa […]

 Ryan McDonald

‘Hearts’ fundraiser a big success for Hermosa Beach Ed. Foundation

‘Hearts’ fundraiser a big success for Hermosa Beach Ed. Foundation

The Hermosa Beach Education Foundation raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars at Hearts of Hermosa, its signature annual event, earlier this month. The event took place in a tent erected at the Hermosa Community Center. The big chage for this year was that the event featured a live band, Knight Rider. The group […]

 Ryan McDonald

Clark Field tennis court to get new paint job for Hermosa Beach pickleballers

by Ryan McDonald One of the two tennis courts at the Clark Field complex will be restriped and converted into four pickleball courts to accommodate growing interest in the sport, the Hermosa Beach City Council decided Tuesday evening. The 3-1 vote, reflected the strength of a growing constituency for the racket sport, and an increasing […]

 Ryan McDonald

General Plan, coastal program, headed to Hermosa Beach City Council

The Hermosa Beach Planning Commission has completed its revisions to the draft of PLAN Hermosa, its General Plan and Local Coastal Program, and recommended Monday that the City Council adopt the plan and associated environmental impact documents. The decision caps years of work by nearly every department of the city government, and a lengthy resident […]

 Brad Jacobson

Take a tour of Tower 12 Restaurant in Hermosa Beach (video)

Take a tour of Tower 12 Restaurant in Hermosa Beach (video)

We received a private tour of Tower 12 restaurant in Hermosa Beach prior to their grand opening to get more information about this new bar/restaurant.  Thanks to the Newman family for giving us a tour of the new Tower 12 restaurant in Hermosa Beach. Hosted by Steve Napolitano. Filmed by Civic Couch. 

 Kevin Cody

Nancy Reviczky was longtime Hermosa activist

Nancy Reviczky was longtime Hermosa activist

Longtime Hermosa Beach activist Nancy Paulette Reviczky passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and family on Thursday March 16 at the age of 66. She had battled Type 1 Diabetes since the age of seven. Her husband of 29 years was former Hermosa Beach Mayor and Council member J.R. Reviczky.

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