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.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach mural celebrates beach lifeguards

Hermosa Beach mural celebrates beach lifeguards

Redondo Beach artist Joanna Garel’s 20-foot tall, 30-foot long mural celebrating beach lifeguards was unveiled Wednesday evening on the side of Mediterraneo restaurant in downtown Hermosa Beach.

 Kevin Cody

Palmilla Cocina y Tequila in Hermosa Beach (Video)

Palmilla Cocina y Tequila in Hermosa Beach (Video)

Fine Dining on Pier Plaza? Palmilla in Hermosa Beach is featured in this episode of 2 Minute Reviews. Host Steve Napolitano takes us on a tour of the Pier Plaza restaurant. This video was produced by Civic Couch for Talk About LA.

 Kevin Cody

Former Comedy Club emcee Don Barnhart brings documentary ‘I Am Battle Comic’ to Hermosa Beach

Former Comedy Club emcee Don Barnhart brings documentary ‘I Am Battle Comic’ to Hermosa Beach

The documentary “I Am Battle Comic” follows former Comedy and Magic Club emcee Don Barnhart and his fellow Battle Comics as they entertain troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. It screens at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater on Thursday, Oct. 9.

 Kevin Cody

Historian Jan Dennis, Skechers earn top Manhattan Beach Best of honors

Historian Jan Dennis, Skechers earn top Manhattan Beach Best of honors

“Anyone thinking of running for city council should read Jan Dennis’ history of Manhattan Beach,” Councilman Steve Napolitano advised attendees at the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Best of Manhattan Beach awards, Thursday night at Veranda’s Beach House.

 Kevin Cody

Small surf, but plenty of it at Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta

The 13th Annual Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta attracted over 150 competitors and their families and friends for a day long contest the matched weighted, 5-surfer teams.

 Kevin Cody

Beach safety – Redondo Safety Fair resources demonstration

Beach safety – Redondo Safety Fair resources demonstration

Safety Fair at Redondo Beach Police Department