Kevin Cody

Big outside waves feed shorebreak at South Bay Boardriders/RiderShack Surf Contest in Manhattan Beach

Big outside waves feed shorebreak at South Bay Boardriders/RiderShack Surf Contest in Manhattan Beach

The South Bay Boardrider/RiderShack surf contest on Sunday in El Porto enjoyed near perfect conditions with doublehead outside sets that fed into inside reforms that ran the length of the contest zones.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Pier jumper ticketed after catching big wave

Hermosa Beach Pier jumper ticketed after catching big wave

An unidentified surfer jumped off the south side of the Hermosa Beach pier Friday morning to avoid the impossible task of paddling out. The north swell at the pier was double overhead and there were no lulls between sets. The jumper went over the pier rail just as a Los Angeles County lifeguard approached him to warn it is illegal to jump from the pier. Photos by Dean Lofgren

 Kevin Cody

PVE Parcel tax proposed for sixth time, to fund police

by Kevin Cody A Palos Verdes Estates parcel tax that would generate $5 million for law enforcement services was recommended for approval by a staff report presented at Wednesday night’s city council meeting. (The council’s response to the report was not available at press time, but will be available on the city’s website at PVEstates.org). […]

 Kevin Cody

Neighbors, legal community mourn for Major Langer

Neighbors, legal community mourn for Major Langer

by Kevin Cody Last Thursday evening, on the first day of Shiva, following Major Langer’s burial, the guard at the Rolling Hills gatehouse asked one of the arriving guests, “Who was this guy? I’ve never seen so many people come to pay their respects.” At noon that day, over 1,000 mourners attended the Rolling Hills […]

 Kevin Cody

Gray, Magnusson shine at Burnout Torrance

Gray, Magnusson shine at Burnout Torrance

A highly anticipated North swell delivered on its promise Tuesday morning with spitting overhead barrels throughout the South Bay.  Photographer Tim Tindall parked himself at Burnout and locked his lens on pros surfers Alex Gray and Cheyne Magnusson. 

 Kevin Cody

Surfing Santa returns to the Hermosa Beach Pier

Surfing Santa returns to the Hermosa Beach Pier

Surfing Santa snuck away from the North Pole recently, as he does each holiday season, to catch some fun waves at the Hermosa pier. He acknowledged he wasn’t very generous with waves this past year but promised to make up for it in 2018, if surfers behave and are generous with fellow surfers, even fellow stand-up paddleboard surfers.

 Kevin Cody

Light streaking over the Santa Monica Bay was Rocket from Hawthorne

Light streaking over the Santa Monica Bay was Rocket from Hawthorne

What appeared to be a comet streaking over the Santa Monica Bay shortly after dark Friday evening was a SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:27 p.m.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Cyclery 2017 Holiday Window Lighting.

Hermosa Beach Cyclery 2017 Holiday Window Lighting.

Rodney Davidson, a semi retired inventor and bicycle mechanic at Hermosa Cyclery, strung over 3,000 lights in the bike store’s windows to tell a Christmas story about Rudolph running amuck on a bicycle.

 Kevin Cody

Menorah lighting highlights annual Hermosa Beach Chanukah celebration

Menorah lighting highlights annual Hermosa Beach Chanukah celebration

The Jewish Community Center hosted its Fourth Annual Chanukah Celebration on the Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza Sunday afternoon.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa home Christmas display began with simple roof line lights

Hermosa home Christmas display began with simple roof line lights

When assistant film director Jamie Freitag bought the corner home at Porter Lane and Ardmore Drive in Hermosa Beach he found hooks running the length of the roof. From that, he concluded the previous owner must have hung Christmas lights. He began modestly with just roof line lights in 1998,

 Kevin Cody

Surprise swell challenges South Bay Boardriders/Jack’s Surf contest in Manhattan Beach

Surprise swell challenges South Bay Boardriders/Jack’s Surf contest in Manhattan Beach

As late as Friday, the South Bay Boardrider’s Club was contemplating canceling Saturday’s Jack’s contest because the surf prediction was for no surf. If they had cancelled it, it might have been the right decision, but for the wrong reason.

 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

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