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2015 Hermosa Beach Ironman – Ray Vidal

2015 Hermosa Beach Ironman – Ray Vidal

Hermosa Beach Ironman 2015

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach school board ponders date to pitch bond

Hermosa Beach school board ponders date to pitch bond

The Hermosa school board will decide this month whether or not to put a new bond measure before voters in November, or wait until June, or possibly November of next year.

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach mom and pop shops fight ‘green zone’ meters

Hermosa Beach mom and pop shops fight ‘green zone’ meters

A group of Hermosa Beach small business owners are joining forces to fight what they view as an existential threat: parking meters in their free-to-park zones. The meters were approved by the city council two years ago but escaped the attention of business owners, residents and even council members until recently.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa unveils Van Hamersveld “Hermosa Great Wave” mural

Hermosa unveils Van Hamersveld “Hermosa Great Wave” mural

For all of John Van Hamersveld’s success in the greater art world, Sunday morning’s unveiling of his 75-foot long, 19-foot tall mural, “Hermosa Great Wave,” appeared almost fated, observed Pete Hoffman, a member of the Hermosa Beach Murals Committee.

 Jonathan Polakoff

Evicted: Beach Cities short-term rentals forced underground

Evicted: Beach Cities short-term rentals forced underground

Manhattan Beach’s ban of short term rentals, such as Airbnb, brings aspects of the ‘sharing economy’ into question

Now that short-term rentals are officially banned in Manhattan Beach, Dana Seagars is rethinking his retirement plan. Many hundreds of other property owners in the Beach Cities are figuring out what the ban means for them, too.

 Kevin Cody

Van Hamersveld’s “Great Wave” to be unveiled in Hermosa Beach

Van Hamersveld’s “Great Wave” to be unveiled in Hermosa Beach

John Van Hamersveld’s tribute to Hermosa surfing, titled “Hermosa’s Great Wave,” will be unveiled Sunday at 11 a.m. on the side of the Underground Pub and Grill at 14th Street and Hermosa Avenue. I

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach council approves sewer fee

The Hermosa Beach City Council voted in favor of imposing an annual sewer fee on residents and businesses to fix the city’s dilapidated sewer system, even after hearing the impassioned protests of sewer fee opponents.

 Jonathan Polakoff

Barragan to serve as Hermosa Beach mayor for a month

Barragan to serve as Hermosa Beach mayor for a month

Nanette Barragan took over the mayor’s seat from Peter Tucker at the Hermosa Beach City Council meeting Tuesday night, though not for long.

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach sewer fee opponents rally for protest hearing

Hermosa Beach sewer fee opponents rally for protest hearing

Hermosa Beach will soon charge residents a new, annual sewer fee. That is, unless local activists overcome long odds and get thousands of people to oppose the fee by next week.

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach police firing range stirs controversy

Hermosa Beach police firing range stirs controversy

When the Hermosa Beach City Council approved an arcane zoning change on May 26 for two buildings right behind city hall, it paved the way for the Hermosa Beach Police Department to get its very own firing range. It also took some residents by surprise.

 Kevin Cody

Van Hamersveld’s ‘Great Wave’ mural honors Hermosa Beach surfing

Van Hamersveld’s ‘Great Wave’ mural honors Hermosa Beach surfing

John Van Hamersveld’s emergence from the South Bay’s surf culture and his Zelig-like presence in pop culture throughout the ensuing decades, make it appear preordained that he would receive the commission for Hermosa’s surfing mural.

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach council addresses ‘dysfunction’ in weekend session

Hermosa Beach council addresses ‘dysfunction’ in weekend session

The oft-divided Hermosa Beach City Council debated a new issue this weekend: its own dysfunction. By the estimation of a former mayor, the current council is the most dysfunctional in memory. With that in mind, the council sat down with a consultant to discuss a litany of problems on the dais, and how to improve the “toxic” atmosphere of its meetings.

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach hotel bed tax petition moves forward

Hermosa Beach hotel bed tax petition moves forward

Hermosa Beach voters will have the chance to vote on whether to raise the city’s hotel bed tax in November – setting up a battle between proponents and some local hotel operators who oppose the idea.

 Special Contributor

Dwell on Design features Hermosa architect Dean Nota

Dwell on Design features Hermosa architect Dean Nota

For its first South Bay tour, Dwell on Design selects three homes by Hermosa Beach architect Dean Nota.

 Jonathan Polakoff

Hermosa Beach hotel hires a hawk to fight pigeon problem

Hermosa Beach hotel hires a hawk to fight pigeon problem

Pigeons have been a problem at the Beach House for years, and the hotel has tried various ineffective methods to address it, including laying down strips of spikes and electric-charged strips to shoo the birds away. But now, the hotel is moving up the food chain to solve the problem.

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