Mark McDermott

Tucker delivers Hermosa Beach ‘State of the City’

Tucker delivers Hermosa Beach ‘State of the City’

Hermosa Beach Mayor Peter Tucker delivered his State of the City address last week to an audience of residents, city employees and business people at the Beach House hotel, where he touted recent city accomplishments and set goals for the year to come.

 Special Contributor

Hermosa Beach surfboard district gets artsy

Hermosa Beach surfboard district gets artsy

Hermosa Beach’s surfboard district is bracing for change as a coalition of local residents works on a plan to convert Cypress Avenue into an arts district, tentatively called Cypress Junction.

 Special Contributor

Taking Hermosa Beach’s anti-oil, eco-movement one step further

Taking Hermosa Beach’s anti-oil, eco-movement one step further

“Can we use this community-based activism to actually not just stop something bad, but to do something good?”   by Rachel Reeves For most of those who devoted themselves to campaigning against Measure O, it’s time to lay down arms. As far as they are concerned, the battle has been won. Election results are still […]

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Hermosa Beach school board considers a new bond measure

Hermosa Beach school board considers a new bond measure

The Hermosa Beach School Board, hoping to finally remedy the overcrowding crisis at View and Valley schools, met Wednesday to gather ideas on how North School could be reopened in order to address the overflow.

 Esther Kang

Spanning three generations, Uncle Stavros carries on family legacy

Spanning three generations, Uncle  Stavros carries on family legacy

Hermosa Beach icon Uncle Stavros celebrates his 95th birthday in true family fashion — at his restaurant.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach oil vote outcome unchanged by final ballot count

Hermosa Beach oil vote outcome unchanged by final ballot count

Hermosa Beach City Clerk Elaine Doefling released the final results of the Hermosa Beach March 3 vote on Measure O tonight at a special meeting of the city council.

 Esther Kang

Hermosa Beach considers strategies to repay $17.5M in aftermath of Measure O

Measure O’s overwhelming defeat at the polls on March 3 came with a price tag. A grassroots campaign defeated E&B Natural Resources’ proposal to drill for oil at the city’s maintenance yard by a 4-1 ratio, emphatically rejecting potentially millions of dollars in city revenues in favor of upholding the city’s ban on oil drilling. […]

 Rachel Reeves

Kelsey Fair, the artist behind Hermosa Beach anti-oil posters, sheds anonymity

Kelsey Fair, the artist behind Hermosa Beach anti-oil posters, sheds anonymity

“I just wanted to say something,” says artist Kelsey Fair.

 Mark McDermott

Taking Hermosa Beach’s anti-oil, eco-movement one step further

Taking Hermosa Beach’s anti-oil, eco-movement one step further

Hermosa resident Robert Fortunato, who lives with his wife and son in the city’s first carbon-neutral home, hopes activists that stepped up against Measure O remain engaged in the eco-movement. From Fortunato’s point of view, Measure O was just the tip of a large iceberg.

 Kevin Cody

Letters 3/19/15

Letters 3/19/15

The schools’ year Dear ER: Now that we do not have to worry about oil drilling in Hermosa Beach, we need to focus on our schools. Beautiful vistas are not the only draw for Hermosa Beach. Our fine schools draw people here, raise our housing values and contribute to the well being of the community. […]

 Kevin Cody

Letters 3/12/15

Letters 3/12/15

Back together again Dear ER: As a leader of a spiritual community in Hermosa Beach, I have worked hard for the past 18 months to keep St. Cross apolitical in the debate on Hermosa Beach Measure O. What has struck me most deeply as a citizen and leader of St. Cross is wondering what will […]

 Alyssa Morin

Artists, musicians, surfers shared talents to defeat Hermosa Beach oil drilling proposal

Artists, musicians, surfers shared talents to defeat Hermosa Beach oil drilling proposal

The Hermosa Beach Measure O opposition was a collaboration of painters, musicians, graphic designers and guerrilla artists. “It was such a group effort with so many people involved doing their part,” said graphic designer Chris Prenter.

 Rachel Reeves

Hermosa Beach revisits restaurant food, drink ratio, taking aim at bars

Hermosa Beach revisits restaurant food, drink ratio, taking aim at bars

A new ordinance is intended to help police enforce the fine line between bars and restaurants.

 Alex Khatchadourian

MUSIC PREVIEW – The musical journey of Anjali Ray

MUSIC PREVIEW – The musical journey of Anjali Ray

“I knew…if I could embrace my Hindu classical voice training with my first love, piano, then I had an opportunity to really do something different.” In Hindustani classical music, a raga is a particular arrangement of notes and melodic movements that make a song’s simple one-line melody erupt with sonic variation. The raga not only […]

 Alyssa Morin

Hermosa goes green on March 14

Two decades ago, a group of Irish American locals got together at Fat Face Fenner’s Falloon on Hermosa Avenue and conceived of a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in their beach city.

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