Ryan McDonald

Book ’em: Hermosa Beach prepares to crack down on short-term rentals

by Ryan McDonald Michael Tortmann lives in Dortmund, Germany, but has been vacationing in the South Bay for years. He likes having access to the urban amenities of Los Angeles, while still laying his head down to the sound of crashing surf. Earlier this year, Tortmann and three friends booked business class tickets for a two-week […]

 Kevin Cody

Jarvis opens Sunday for Donavon Frankenreiter at Saint Rocke.

Jarvis opens Sunday for Donavon Frankenreiter at Saint Rocke.

Hermosa Beach singer-songwriter Jamisen Jarvis opens Sunday for pro surfer turned singer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter at Saint Rocke. Easy Reader music critic Alex Khatchadourian described Jarvis as, “Languid at times, soulful at others, Jarvis has the allure of a vocalist beyond her years.”

 Mike Purpus

Hermosa Beach surfer Pete Briggs ‘rode the nose’ ’til the end

Hermosa Beach surfer Pete Briggs ‘rode the nose’ ’til the end

Pete Briggs had a smooth, Kemp Auberg style with a beautiful drop knee cutback while Ronnie and I went after the Dewey Weber hotdogger look. Last summer, at 68, Pete was still walking the nose at San Onofre.

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach City Council addresses fire department, fees

by Ryan McDonald For its Tuesday night meeting, the Hermosa Beach City Council had agendized a discussion of communication strategy regarding future of the city’s fire department. A communications plan was eventually approved, but the discussion invariably reflected the body’s ongoing concerns about the underlying issue. Citing those worries, the council will host at least […]

 Brad Jacobson

Hermosa Beach Utility Box Art [VIDEO]

Hermosa Beach Utility Box Art [VIDEO]

Hermosa Beach Utility Box produced by Civic Couch in association with the Easy Reader Newspaper. Leadership Hermosa Beach organized a community project that transformed 8 utility boxes located across Hermosa Beach by wrapping them in beautiful, entertaining, and stimulating art donated by local artists. See the story and photos by Kevin Cody. The HUB Art […]

 Kevin Cody

Maria Diaz was Hermosa Beach Woman of the Year and Sister City co-founder

Maria Diaz was Hermosa Beach Woman of the Year and Sister City co-founder

Marie Diaz, the Hermosa Beach Woman of the year in 1992, who with her husband Joe co-founded the Hermosa Beach Sister City program, passed away last Thursday at age 96.

 Kevin Cody

Art makes Hermosa Beach a beacon to the punk art world

Art makes Hermosa Beach a beacon to the punk art world

Hermosa Beach will become a beacon to the punk world, Leadership Hermosa boardmember Jani Lange predicted on the unveiling of artist Daniel Inez utility box tribute to Hermosa’s punk bands.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival installs new director

Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival installs new director

What started in 2002 as the Hermosa Beach Art Walk and is now known as the Hermosa Fine Arts Festival, has developed over the years into one of the most prestigous outdoor art shows in Southern California.

 Ryan McDonald

South Bay mediation clinic takes tiffs out of the courts to save time, money

by Ryan McDonald Imagine you have a tree on your property. Its roots are on your lot, but a limb extends onto your neighbor’s, and periodically drops pine cones onto his car. The tree has sentimental value for you, while your neighbor says it has to go. It’s the kind of sticky situation that could […]

 Judy Rae

Beach Charity – Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walkathon

Beach Charity Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walkathon by Caroline Anderson The Richstone Family Center raised over $120,000 during its 29th Annual Pier to-Pier Walkathon on April 30. State Assemblyman David Hadley and KTLA Meteorologist Vera Jimenez kick off the event. Participants solicited pledges from supporters and walked from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier […]

 Judy Rae

Beach Art – Young at Art Takes a Break for Summer

Beach Art – Young at Art Takes a Break for Summer

Approximately 300 docents met at the O’Donnell Hall at American Martyrs

 Judy Rae

Beach Sports – SB Boardriders Big Wave Challenge Awards night

Beach Sports – SB Boardriders Big Wave Challenge Awards night

South Bay Boardriders Big Wave Challenge Awards night on Friday, May 27 at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Police Beat

Multiple engines responded to a small fire at a large apartment complex Monday night as firefighters were able to contain the blaze and prevent any injuries. The Hermosa Beach Fire Department received multiple reports of smoke at the Apple Tree Apartments at 1720 Ardmore Ave about 9 p.m. Monday night, said Capt. Mike Garofano. Hermosa […]

 Ryan McDonald

About Town in Hermosa Beach

Skechers Meeting Hermosa Beach will host a meeting next Monday evening to discuss potential environmental impacts of a proposal by shoe manufacturer Skechers to build a series of buildings on Pacific Coast Highway. Skechers’ proposal includes a design center and executive offices running along the west side of PCH in the far north edge of […]

 Kevin Cody

Samuel Pak’s ocean abstracts highlight Hermosa Fine Arts Festival

Samuel Pak’s ocean abstracts highlight Hermosa Fine Arts Festival

What started in 2002 as the Hermosa Beach Art Walk has developed over the years into a large-scale event, now called the Hermosa Fine Arts Festival. This year’s show is this weekend, Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12 from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Hermosa Beach Community Center. The featured featured artist is Dr. Samuel Pak, who was a physician in Houston for seven years before moving to Southern California late 2014.

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