Kevin Cody

Rolling Hills Country Club unveils new David McLay Kidd-designed golf course

Rolling Hills Country Club unveils new David McLay Kidd-designed golf course

Rolling Hills Country Club celebrates the opening of its new golf course, designed by celebrated golf course designer David McLay Kidd.

 Kevin Cody

Gallas, Sabina win South Bay Boardriders/ET Surf contest in Manhattan Beach

Gallas, Sabina win South Bay Boardriders/ET Surf contest in Manhattan Beach

After overhead storm surf at the December and January South Bay Boardriders contest, waist high waves and glassy, light offshore conditions at the SBBC ET Surf contest were a pleasant respite, especially for the nearly 50 groms (12 and under) who competed.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Super Bowl Sunday Feeble Football Bowl ends safely, amicably

Manhattan Beach Super Bowl Sunday Feeble Football Bowl ends safely, amicably

Despite mid game rule changes, end zone line disputes and fake flag plays, the annual Super Bowl Sunday Feeble Bowl 50 and Older Flag Football Championship ended amicably, with all players able to leave the Mira Costa High School field after the game under their own power

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2018: Vote now for your favorite retailers and services

Best of the Beach 2018: Vote now for your favorite retailers and services

Show your support and appreciation for local retailers and services by voting them Best of the Beach.

 Kevin Cody

Police chief during Martin case refused to charge abuse suspects

Police chief during Martin case refused to charge abuse suspects

In August 1983, frank-talking, low profile Manhattan Beach police chief Harry Kuhlmeyer was presented with the McMartin Preschool case. Therapists and medical doctors identified dozens of McMartin preschool children as sexual abuse victims. Raymond Buckey, the sole male teacher at the preschool, owned by his grandmother Virginia McMartin, was the primary suspect.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Historical Society hosts Easy Reader photo exhibit

Hermosa Beach Historical Society hosts Easy Reader photo exhibit

An exhibit of photos by Easy Reader staff and contributing photographers is on display through November at the Hermosa Beach Historical Society. The show is hosted by the Hermosa Historical Society and curated by museum curator Bradley Peacock.

 Kevin Cody

Ted Koppel blames national divide on partisan cable, print journalism in Redondo Beach talk

Ted Koppel blames national divide on partisan cable, print journalism in Redondo Beach talk

Former ABC Newsline anchor TEd Koppel traced the decline in journalism standards, not to President Donald Trump calling respected news sources Fake News, but to the Federal Communication Commission’s 1987 decision to abandon the television and radio Fairness Doctrine.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach ski filmmaker Warren Miller left legacy of stoke

Hermosa Beach ski filmmaker Warren Miller left legacy of stoke

Before there were extreme sports and GoPro and drone cameras, there was Warren Miller racing down black diamond runs alongside the world’s best skiers with his Bell and Howell 8mm film camera.

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader photo exhibit at Hermosa Historical Museum

Easy Reader photo exhibit at Hermosa Historical Museum

An opening reception will be held Friday evening, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. for “Easy Reader’s Hermosa Beach: 2000 through 2017. ” The photo exhibit at the Hermosa Beach Historical Museum will feature photos by Easy Reader staff and contributing photographers, Food by La Playita will be accompanied by beers from King Harbor Brewery.

 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 [Updated]

Hermosa Beach Pier jumper ticketed after catching big wave [Updated]

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.

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