Esther Kang

Hermosa Beach poised to adopt citywide plastic bag ban

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed, on first reading, an ordinance that would ban the city’s retailers, pharmacies, restaurants and food service providers from handing out single-use plastic bags to customers. Council will give its final approval at its second and final reading at the September 1 meeting. If it passes, the new law […]

 Esther Kang

Miller investigation concluded, Hermosa Beach faces legal action

Miller investigation concluded, Hermosa Beach faces legal action

Nearly six months after the now infamous March 3 incident at The Standing Room involving anti-oil advocate Chris Miller and Hermosa Beach police, the City Council and community members have begun discussing ways to start “the healing process” and ensure such mishandling of a situation doesn’t repeat. The Hermosa Beach City Council on Tuesday addressed […]

 Esther Kang

About Town in Hermosa Beach: Week of Aug. 20

What’s happening in Hermosa Beach this week?

 Esther Kang

Suzy’s Bar caught in liquor licensing moratorium’s crossfire in Hermosa Beach

Suzy’s Bar caught in liquor licensing moratorium’s crossfire in Hermosa Beach

Suzy’s Bar & Grill — owned by Longo, 75, and his wife DK, 65 — is a small neighborhood restaurant bar on the eastern end of Hermosa Beach, across town from the downtown sand section and Pier Plaza.

 Esther Kang

Uber driver robbed at gunpoint in Hermosa Beach, suspects arrested

Uber driver robbed at gunpoint in Hermosa Beach, suspects arrested

Authorities have arrested three juveniles in connection with robbing an Uber driver at gunpoint around 1 a.m. Thursday in the Von’s parking lot in Hermosa Beach. Anthony Mateo, 19, of Los Angeles, Alexis Stewart, 19, of Los Angeles, and Dwaun Jennings, 18, of Pomona were arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. According to Hermosa Beach police, […]

 Esther Kang

Hermosa Beach home invasion robbery suspect arrested, investigation ongoing

Police arrested a suspect early this month for the July 31 home invasion robbery on The Strand in Hermosa Beach. Hermosa Beach police arrested Jose Luis Delgado, 19, in his San Bernardino home last Monday on charges of kidnapping, robbery and burglary. According to police, around midnight July 13, a woman woke up in her […]

 Esther Kang

Young Dubliners to take stage at Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts

Young Dubliners to take stage at Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts

The story of the Young Dubliners begins in the late 1980s when frontman and Irish native Keith Roberts packed his bags and flew stateside to pursue journalism.

 Esther Kang

Barragan to stay on Hermosa city council until end of August

Barragan to stay on Hermosa city council until end of August

After resigning from her post on the Hermosa Beach City Council to pursue a congressional campaign, Nanette Barragan is staying on the dais for another month.

 Esther Kang

Hermosa city council sets policy, management priorities

The Hermosa Beach City Council on Tuesday identified community policing, downtown revitalization and the 8th Street sidewalk as among the highest priorities for the city in the next six to nine months. Tuesday’s meeting followed up on the council’s June 6 strategic plan workshop in which the council identified 25 action items to further the […]

 Esther Kang

Hermosa Beach’s West Bay tenants bid farewell after decades

Hermosa Beach’s West Bay tenants bid farewell after decades

Longtime dwellers of a small apartment complex by the beach make way for new boutique hotel, Strand & Pier, slated to open next year   As a kid growing in Hermosa Beach, Jeanne English and her siblings frequently visited the old downtown movie theater off of Hermosa Avenue. In the summer, the free movie screenings […]

 Special Contributor

Grand Prize Writing: “Tasting Class”

Grand Prize Writing: “Tasting Class”

“It’s not the age of wine that matters,” Jack my wine tasting teacher was saying. “It’s how it ages. I bought all these Cabs back in ’84, a fine year for Napa. Some of these vintages will be accessible, and some will be . . . geriatric.”

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader 45th Anniversary Writing and Photography Contest

Easy Reader 45th Anniversary Writing and Photography Contest

Traditionally, each summer, magazines publish issues devoted largely to fiction. Our contribution to this tradition is the annual Easy Reader/Beach Anniversary Writing and Photography contest.

 Kevin Cody

“All rivers run to the sea”

“All rivers run to the sea”

Runoff from the morning rains still poured from storm drains along the beach. It carved its way through the sand, reached the surf, and was swept out to sea. Dipping below the horizon, the sun cast the clouds a deep red. Electric lights throughout Pier Plaza buzzed to life and taxis along Hermosa Avenue began disgorging their passengers.

 Esther Kang

Shoplifter steals $2,500 worth of cosmetics at Hermosa CVS

Early Thursday morning, Hermosa Beach police responded to a commercial burglary at CVS Pharmacy, where some $2,500 worth of cosmetic products were stolen.

 Special Contributor

Gary “Rockstar” Parks lived on the Hermosa streets, sang like an angel

Gary “Rockstar” Parks lived on the Hermosa streets, sang like an angel

God used Gary to break open our hearts to the homeless of Hermosa Beach.

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