Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach celebrates holidays with 29th Annual Fireworks show

Manhattan Beach celebrates holidays with 29th Annual Fireworks show

Thousands of Manhattan Beach residents wandered from house parties to the Manhattan Pier Sunday evening for the 29th Annual Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks show.

 Kevin Cody

King Harbor/Redondo Beach Boat and Stand-up Paddle Parade celebrates California Christmas

King Harbor/Redondo Beach Boat and Stand-up Paddle Parade celebrates California Christmas

Nearly two dozen boats and almost as many stand-up paddlers participated in the the 26th Annual King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade, presented by the King Harbor Yacht Club.

 Kevin Cody

Rosalie, Alva story to be retold through estate sale memorabilia

Rosalie, Alva story to be retold  through estate sale memorabilia

by Kevin Cody Imagine “La La Land,” but with a true Hollywood ending. Instead of the two young, starstruck lovers going their separate ways, they stay together and live happily ever after. That’s the true story told in the documentary “Dancing Hearts: The Rosalie and Alva Story,” directed and filmed by Allan Kaufman. The Rosalie […]

 Kevin Cody

Beach People – Billy’s Bells

Beach People – Billy’s Bells

A member of a pioneering diving family recycles retired scuba tanks

 Kevin Cody

South Bay firefighters fight ’round the clock to stop Ventura, Santa Clarita fires

South Bay firefighters fight ’round the clock to stop Ventura, Santa Clarita fires

South Bay fire fighters fought for 33 unbroken hours to protect homes threatened by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County this week, Area G (South Bay) Strike Team coordinator and Manhattan Beach Battalion Chief Mike Boyd said Wednesday morning.

 Kevin Cody

Cannery Row resurfaces at Zask’s Los Angeles gallery

Cannery Row resurfaces at Zask’s Los Angeles gallery

The Cannery Row Art Gallery in the cavernous warehouse of a former Redondo Beach wood mill, passed into South Bay folklore in 2010, after two decades of now legendary exhibits. On Saturday, Dec. 2, Cannery Row artist and owner Richard Stevens, with help from Peggy Zask, owner of SoLa (South Bay Contemporary), reassembled the artists and their work.

 Kevin Cody

Ruby remembered as ‘everyone’s friend,’ at paddleout in Redondo Beach

Ruby remembered as ‘everyone’s friend,’ at paddleout in Redondo Beach

Several hundred surfers and photo fans of Randy Ruby attended a paddleout in his memory Saturday morning at Torrance Beach. The day was made for photos of the kind Ruby was famous for — Torrance surfers inside overhead barrels on a warn glassy day. Mayor Bill Brand announced that the city will place a memorial bench on the Esplanade, above Torrance Beach where Ruby like to photograph surfers and meet with friends.

 Kevin Cody

Gum Tree Santa raises funds for Hermosa Beach schools

Gum Tree Santa raises funds for Hermosa Beach schools

Max, 6, and Adam, 9, Hegert, of Torrance, were among nearly 300 kids who visited with Santa at Gum Tree in downtown Hermosa Beach on Sunday.

 Kevin Cody

Mama Liz, Nickie Tedesco Thanksgiving dinners feed hundreds in Hermosa Beach

Mama Liz, Nickie Tedesco Thanksgiving dinners feed hundreds in Hermosa Beach

Over 50 cooked turkeys and even more pies were delivered to the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis and Rotary halls Thanksgiving morning. The donated fixings were just enough to serve the more than 400 guests who attended the 35th Annual Absolutely Free Mama Liz Thanksgiving Dinner.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach surfer rescued after breaking neck in large Manhattan Beach swell

Hermosa Beach surfer rescued after breaking neck in large Manhattan Beach swell

Bill Klauer, 34, of Hermosa Beach, was rescued by fellow surfers after being slammed to the bottom by a large wave and breaking his neck Saturday morning at First Street in Manhattan Beach. Klauer was taken to Harbor UCLA Trauma Center, where on Monday, he was listed as being in stable condition.

 Kevin Cody

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk becoming an entertainment festival

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk becoming an entertainment festival

Skechers President Michael Greenberg expressed just one regret at the the Ninth Annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk on Sunday, October 29. Tommy Lasorda, the Friendship Walk’s most popular supporter was absent for the first time in the Walks nine year history. But Greenberg wasn’t nearly as disappointed as Lasorda would be that day.

 Kevin Cody

Big swell rewards South Bay Boardriders Club’s patience

Big swell rewards South Bay Boardriders Club’s patience

Saturday’s overhead, WNW swell proved the South Boardriders’ wisdom in having postponed their inaugural 2017 surf contest from two weeks ago, when the surf was flat. Even the tide, which hardly changed, and wind, which barely stirred, cooperated for the contest, moved to this past Saturday, in El Porto.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach about town

Latest mural honors city lifeguards   Redondo Beach artist Joanna Garel’s 20-foot tall, 30-foot long mural celebrating beach lifeguards was unveiled last Wednesday evening on the side of Mediterraneo restaurant in downtown Hermosa Beach. The mural is the seventh to be commissioned over the past seven years by the non-profit Hermosa Beach Murals Project, which […]

 Kevin Cody

Former Vice President Biden targets Trump in ‘battle of soul of the nation’

Former Vice President Biden targets Trump in ‘battle of soul of the nation’

Without once blaming President Donald Trump by name during his hour, 20 minute talk, former Vice President Joseph Biden relentlessly pointed to the President as both cause and consequence for what he alternately referred to as “phony nationalism” or “phony populism.”

 Kevin Cody

Forties era looks familiar at Hermosa Historical Museum gala

Forties era looks familiar at Hermosa Historical Museum gala

Guests at the Hermosa Beach Historical Museum’s annual Dancing through the Decades gala were encouraged to come in attire appropriate for a 1940s USO Canteen. Which for many of the guests simply meant digging deep down in their closets.

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