Ryan McDonald

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

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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 to replace Nanette Barragan, who was elected in 2013. Barragan stepped down in 2015 to begin her successful pursuit of a seat in Congress, representing San Pedro

Interested candidates must obtain nomination papers from the City Clerk and return them by 5 p.m., Aug. 11. If by that time one of the incumbents for the available seats has not filed papers, the deadline will be extended to Aug. 16. Municipalities throughout California have to align local elections with national contests if the difference in participation between the two consistently rose above a certain threshold. To meet this requirement, the Hermosa City Council voted in November of last year for a one-time extension of terms, so that those elected this year will serve five years, with their term concluding in 2022.

Movies, concerts at the beach

This weekend marks the beginning of the annual lineup of free, on-the-sand entertainment in Hermosa Beach, with movies and concerts every Saturday and Sunday on the south side of the pier.

Friends of the Parks will host Movies at the Beach Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., beginning with “The Karate Kid.” Snacks and Friends of the Parks Apparel will be available for purchase. Sunday, the Reluctant Apostles featuring Katey Sagal will kick off the Hermosa Summer Concert series. Shows begin about 5 p.m.

 

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