Judy Rae

Beach history – Hermosa Historical Society dances through the ‘70s

Beach history – Hermosa Historical Society dances through the ‘70s

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society’s annual Dancing through the Decades gala

 Ryan McDonald

Undersea cable installation continues in Hermosa Beach

Undersea cable installation continues in Hermosa Beach

by Ryan McDonald Multiple ships anchored off the shores of Hermosa Beach Friday, helping link undersea cable fiber optic cable that comes ashore under city sand and are expected to bring Hermosa hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in revenue. The ships mark the next phase of work that temporarily tore up portions of Longfellow […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa woman found dead along beach amidst high surf

Hermosa woman found dead along beach amidst high surf

  by Kevin Cody and Ryan McDonald Margaret Brinker-Brown, a 46-year Hermosa Beach-resident, was found dead on the beach Thursday, apparently after drowning in rough surf. The body of Brinker-Brown, 71, washed ashore at 25th Street, according to Sgt. Mick Gaglia of the Hermosa Beach Police Department. Police received several calls from residents and found […]

 David Mendez

Woman’s body recovered in Hermosa Beach surfline

Woman’s body recovered in Hermosa Beach surfline

The body of a 71-year-old, white woman wearing a swimsuit washed ashore at 25th Street in Hermosa Beach at about noon Thursday. Hermosa Beach police officer George Brunn said the woman has been tentatively identified, but confirmation of her identity was needed before her name would be released.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach police charge St. Cross Episcopal employee with embezzlement

Hermosa Beach police charge St. Cross Episcopal employee with embezzlement

An administrator allegedly embezzled funds from St. Cross Episcopal Church and Temple Shalom, which holds services at the church.

 Kevin Cody

Former Easy Reader photographer and Hermosa helicopter pilot die in crash

Photographer Michael Justice, a long time contributor to Easy Reader, and helicopter pilot Christopher Reed, of Hermosa Beach, died Wednesday after their helicopter crashed in Los Angeles Harbor. Los Angeles Port Police divers recovered their bodies Thursday morning in the water near the Point Fermin Lighthouse, just down the hill from Justice’s San Pedro home.

 Special Contributor

‘White Lightning’ carries away last of the Hermosa Beach Surfin’ Kerwin Brothers.

‘White Lightning’ carries away last of the Hermosa Beach Surfin’ Kerwin Brothers.

Legendary Hermosa Beach surfer and paddler Jim Kerwin has passed away at the age of 95 . He was the last of the Surfin’ Kerwin brothers and the last surviving member of the pre WWII Hermosa Beach Surfing Club.

 Kevin Cody

Water warmer than the air at Hermosa Beach Polar Bear Swim

Water warmer than the air at Hermosa Beach Polar Bear Swim

“The 56 degree water felt downright balmy because the air temp was 48,” said Ed Kushins, organizer of the 27th Annual 16th Street Polar Bear Swim on New Year’s Day.

 Kevin Cody

Beach 2016: Business review in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach

Beach 2016: Business review in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach

The risks to conglomerates who acquire popular, family-owned businesses was dramatically illustrated in 2016 with the sales of Redondo Beach-based Body Glove and Manhattan Beach-based Shorewood Realtors. New high end hotels and grocery markets reflected the beach cities growing wealth.

 Ryan McDonald

Opposition to county fire services contract beginning to soften in Hermosa Beach

by Ryan McDonald As Hermosa Beach nears a decision on the future of its fire department, pockets of once-strenuous resistance to the prospect of contracting with Los Angeles County for fire services delivery are beginning to diminish. The City Council will vote some time next year on one of two choices: maintain the existing independent […]

 Brad Jacobson

“Team Chris” and friends attack a Hermosa Beach Swell

“Team Chris” and friends attack a Hermosa Beach Swell

“Team Chris”, consisting of Chris Frohoff, Chris Brown and Chris Wells, along with their non-Chris friends attacked a fun windswell in Hermosa Beach on November 28th.  Fingers crossed that we get some of the larger swells that we saw last season. 

 Ryan McDonald

Short-term rentals in Hermosa Beach’s nonconforming properties face tough path forward

Short-term rentals in Hermosa Beach’s nonconforming properties face tough path forward

Citing uncertainty about statewide legal ramifications and skepticism about their local effects, Hermosa Beach’s Planning Commission declined Monday to support a draft ordinance that would permit and regulate short-term vacation rentals in a segment of commercial properties in the city. The decision leaves in place a kind of legal limbo for short-term rentals in nonconforming […]

 Ryan McDonald

Stormwater discharges still a challenge for South Bay

Stormwater discharges still a challenge for South Bay

by Ryan McDonald Last week’s rains gave local surfers a familiar warning to avoid runoff by staying out of the water. But another flow of stormwater, earlier in the week, came without much notice. More than 1.7 million gallons of stormwater emerged out of the Herondo storm drain near the beachside border of Hermosa Beach […]

 Kevin Cody

Menorah lighting highlights annual Hermosa Beach Chanukah celebration

Menorah lighting highlights annual Hermosa Beach Chanukah celebration

The Jewish Community Center hosted its Third Annual Chanukah Celebration on the Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza Sunday afternoon.

 Kevin Cody

Ski instructor, skateboarder Baltimore dies following ski accident

Ski instructor, skateboarder Baltimore dies following ski accident

Ski instructor and skateboarder Dennis Baltimore, 35, formerly of Hermosa Beach, died Sunday, December 11, in a skiing accident shortly after completing a ski instructor training session at the Northstar California ski resort, north of Lake Tahoe.

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