Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach activists circulate hotel bed tax petition

Hermosa Beach activists circulate hotel bed tax petition

A group of Hermosa Beach residents is gathering signatures to place an increase of the city’s hotel bed tax before voters in November. The petition comes after the city council recently could not agree to bring the issue to voters.

 Jonathan Polakoff

City of Hermosa Beach dumps Chevron surf camp sponsorship

City of Hermosa Beach dumps Chevron surf camp sponsorship

For the first summer since launching 23 years ago, the Hermosa surf camp this year will not carry a sponsorship from Chevron, the oil company that helped start the camp but has had a precarious relationship with local surfers over the years.

 Kevin Cody

Secret admirer contributes $329,000 to Dewey Weber Hermosa Beach memorial

Secret admirer contributes $329,000 to Dewey Weber Hermosa Beach memorial

At the 2008 Dewey Weber Classic in Doheny Beach, Joe Melchione confided to Shea Weber a secret ambition he had harbored since he began surfing in the early ‘60s. The prominent, ponytailed attorney owned homes in Santa Monica, Laguna and Hawaii and surfed daily. Shea Weber was the son of Dewey Weber. Following his father’s death in 1993, Weber carried on his father’s surfboard business, which included shaping boards and running the Dewey Weber Classic longboard contest.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach groundbreaking set for Dewey Weber surf statue

Hermosa Beach groundbreaking set for Dewey Weber surf statue

The groundbreaking for a 12-foot tall bronze statue of surfer Dewey Weber will be held Saturday, May 16 at 9 a.m., at the entrance to the Hermosa Beach Community Center. The statue will be surrounded by a reflective pond with rippling water to suggest waves and drought tolerant plants to suggest a coral reef.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Summer Calendar: Hermosa’s Art Walk Steps Up

Same month, same place, same format, but classy new name It’s official, the Hermosa Beach Art Walk is now the Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival, and this year its taking place on Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days on the lawn at the the southwest […]

 Jonathan Polakoff

Indie coffee shop opens on Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach

Indie coffee shop opens on Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach

In mid-March, three partners opened Scapegoat, an independent coffee shop on Pier Plaza. It is housed in a modern but tiny space that was annexed last year from Pier Surf.

 David Mendez

Memorial Day around the South Bay

Veterans’ memorials at the beach Veteran’s Park, Redondo Beach by David Mendez Herb Masi believes that there are few things as important as honoring the men and women who have served in our military, no matter their role “People always think about combat veterans, but it takes people to support them. Any person who has […]

 David Mendez

Beach cities extend special welcome to Special Olympians

Beach cities extend special welcome to Special Olympians

Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach have each been selected as host cities for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, to be held in Los Angeles on July 21 through July 24. Together, the Beach Cities will host athletes and their supporters from seven countries. Redondo Beach will host delegations from Benin, Haiti and […]

 Kevin Cody

Kelsey home sells for Hermosa Beach record of $15 million

Kelsey home sells for Hermosa Beach record of $15 million

The 102 year old Kelsey family home has been sold. One of the two lots that make up the 80-foot by 83-foot property is to become a vacation home for a Pacific Palisades resident. The other lot is being developed by local builder Dennis Maloney.

 Jonathan Polakoff

Annual Hermosa Beach classic car show rolls into Pier Plaza

Annual Hermosa Beach classic car show rolls into Pier Plaza

Under sunny skies, the 16th annual Hermosa Beach Endless Summer Classic Car Show brought hundreds of visitors to Pier Plaza to gaze longingly at four dozen handpicked vintage vehicles lining the downtown square as the Beach Boys blared from a speaker.

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach startup UCode plans national expansion

Hermosa Beach startup UCode plans national expansion

Hermosa Beach educational startup UCode is preparing to graduate to the national stage after raising money from big-name tech investors.

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach city prosecutor building case against CrossFit gym

The Hermosa Beach city prosecutor’s office is determining whether to file criminal charges against the owners of the CrossFit Horsepower gym on Cypress Avenue due to complaints of excessive noise and vibrations from the gym.

 Kevin Cody

Letters 4/30/15

Letters 4/30/15

Heads up Dear ER: As an aging athlete who has played and coached both American Football and rugby, I believe if we returned to the old style of tackling/body contact we would minimize head trauma (“Heads up,” Easy Reader April 16, 2015). Tackling using your shoulder is more conducive to safety.  Using the head as […]

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach City Manager launches investigation into Chris Miller incident

Hermosa Beach City Manager launches investigation into Chris Miller incident

Hermosa Beach City Manager Tom Bakaly is launching an investigation into the events of March 3, when anti-oil activist Chris Miller was accused of inciting obscene chants against the Hermosa Beach Police Department, costing Miller her spot on the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach locksmith accuses Yelp of extortion

Hermosa Beach locksmith accuses Yelp of extortion

Hermosa Beach locksmith Art Kuperstock is concerned Yelp isn’t giving people an honest take on his business.

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