Ryan McDonald

Beach Awards – Medal of Valor Dinner

Beach Awards – Medal of Valor Dinner

LA County Lifeguard Medal of Valor Dinner at Seaside Lagoon

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Medal of Valor dinner in Redondo Beach honors L.A. County lifeguards

Medal of Valor dinner in Redondo Beach honors L.A. County lifeguards

by Ryan McDonald As the night began, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn looked out over the assembled crew of watermen, and told them that her experience working with county lifeguards had taught her a few things. Among them: “Baywatch” was not to be taken as gospel. “[Lifeguarding] is not as glamorous as some of […]

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Sip on this: oceans group rallies bars to skip the straws

Sip on this: oceans group rallies bars to skip the straws

by Ryan McDonald First came the Bag Monster. Now there’s Mon-straw-sity. Like the endless series of Godzilla opponents, a new menace has emerged from the ocean to warn South Bay residents about the potential harm caused by everyday objects. Heal the Bay is urging bars and restaurants in Santa Monica and Hermosa Beach to pledge […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town: concerts on the beach, council candidate deadline

City Council filing deadline The deadline to declare candidacy for one of three open slots on the Hermosa Beach City Council in the upcoming November election is approaching. The seats up for reelection belong to council members Stacey Armato, Hany Fangary and Carolyn Petty. Armato won her seat in a special election in March 2016 […]

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Hermosa Beach Police Beat: stolen car recovered after being involved in hit-and-run

Stolen car in hit-and-run A car taken from a Hermosa home was recovered by Los Angeles police officers after being involved in a hit-and-run. The car had been parked in the 1100 block of Aviation Boulevard, near Prospect Avenue, when it was taken sometime between 1 and 7 a.m. on the morning of July 19, […]

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Globe finds home in Hermosa Beach with brand’s first U.S. retail store

Globe finds home in Hermosa Beach with brand’s first U.S. retail store

by Ryan McDonald Having decided to open their first U.S. retail store in Hermosa Beach, Globe CEO Matt Hill found himself confronting one question over and over: Would the store keep the clock? The large red, circular timepiece jutting out from the roof has long been a fixture on the Pier Avenue storefront, which was […]

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Hermosa Beach Sister City program celebrates 50 years

Hermosa Beach Sister City program celebrates 50 years

by Ryan McDonald A mixture of Spanish and English filled the alley. Delivery trucks inched forward, nervously trying to reach their destination among a throng of kids. Spandex clad cyclists muttered under their breath as they found an unexpected crowd on their cut-through route. Some three dozen middle school students had assembled near Hermosa Cyclery […]

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Thief broke into cars while surfers were in the ocean, cops say

Thief broke into cars while surfers were in the ocean, cops say

by Ryan McDonald Kevin Lucas, 18, of Inglewood was arrested this week after allegedly burglarizing dozens of cars throughout Southern California, including more than 30 belonging to surfers in Manhattan Beach, police said. Beginning in January 2016, Lucas broke into approximately 35 vehicles parked near the ocean in the city, according to a statement from […]

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SCE: aging circuits mean outages vary widely within city

  by Ryan McDonald Electric power infrastructure upgrades have made significant improvements in portions of the city, but other areas remain far behind, exposing Manhattan Beach residents to outages of widely differing frequency and duration, utility officials reported earlier this month. Representatives from Southern California Edison appeared before the City Council two weeks ago to […]

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Fire damages Manhattan Beach’s Strand House

by Ryan McDonald A fire started after business hours inside the Strand House restaurant early Saturday morning, damaging the popular downtown Manhattan Beach eatery and forcing its temporary closure, firefighters said. The Manhattan Beach Fire Department received a call about the blaze about 4:30 a.m. from a crew scheduled to clean the restaurant, said MBFD […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town

Hermosa Beach About Town

Coffee with a cop The Hermosa Beach Police Department will host “Coffee with a Cop” this Thursday evening. Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity for residents to have informal discussions about local concerns with the officers. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. Puppeteer needs medical aidRic Morton has spent more […]

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Hermosa Beach Police Beat

Roommate spat escalates A disagreement between roommates turned ugly in downtown Hermosa earlier this week when one roommate threw the other to the ground, causing serious injuries. The incident occurred about 2 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Pier Avenue, according to police reports. Both roommates were intoxicated and got into a verbal disagreement […]

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End in sight for Vista del Mar lane closures

End in sight for Vista del Mar lane closures

by Ryan McDonald After nearly two months of frustration from South Bay commuters, officials announced the imminent restoration of traffic lanes on Vista del Mar. Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin announced Wednesday evening that an additional lane in each direction on the popular artery would be restored within three weeks. Traffic light changes at […]

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Hermosa Beach’s Bard Street to be gated, closed to pedestrians

Hermosa Beach’s Bard Street to be gated, closed to pedestrians

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to fully close off Bard Street, citing safety concerns associated with leaving public safety equipment and personnel exposed on an open roadway. City staff will erect gates at two intersections to the west and south of City Hall and the Police Department: at […]

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Manhattan Beach Body of local hiker missing since October found in Sierra Nevadas

Manhattan Beach Body of local hiker missing since October found in Sierra Nevadas

by Ryan McDonald The body of Robert “Bob” Woodie, a Manhattan Beach resident who went missing while hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains last year, was found earlier this month by hikers. Last October, Woodie had gone into the mountains alone near Bishop, California. His family had expected him to return by Oct. 16 or […]

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