Ryan McDonald

Designs developing for new restrooms in four Hermosa Beach parks

Designs developing for new restrooms in four Hermosa Beach parks

by Ryan McDonald The effort to upgrade facilities in Hermosa’s parks hit the field this weekend when City Environmental Analyst and architect Xavier Adrian met with residents at four different parks to collect input on new and restored restrooms. In April, the City Council approved a $115,000 contract with Adrian-Gauss Architects for the firm to […]

 Ryan McDonald

Parks and Rec tweaks Hermosa Beach events policies

Parks and Rec tweaks Hermosa Beach events policies

  by Ryan McDonald When Jimmy Buffett wants to come to town, there’s not always time to get City Council. Earlier this month, the Hermosa Beach Parks and Recreation Commission approved modifications to the way the city approves special events. The policy keeps in place City Manager approval for “unforeseeable events,” like the last minute […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Police Beat

Vehicle, residence thefts A suspect was arrested in South Hermosa earlier this month after allegedly breaking into a car, then breaking the window of a home. The incident began about 1 a.m. on Aug. 1, police said. The suspect broke the rear window of a car parked on the 800 block of Hermosa Avenue and […]

 Judy Rae

Beach Sports – 49th Annual Seawright Tourney in HB

Beach Sports – 49th Annual Seawright Tourney in HB

Three generations compete in 47th Annual Seawright Tourney

 Kevin Cody

2017 International Surf Festival a South Bay family affair

2017 International Surf Festival a South Bay family affair

Despite the Olympic athletes and champion surfers, the most amazing performances among the more than 3,000 competitors in the International Surf Festival’s 15 water and beach events were those of the hundred of families who competed together.

 Ryan McDonald

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 […]

 Ryan McDonald

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 […]

 Ryan McDonald

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, […]

 Ryan McDonald

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 […]

 Ryan McDonald

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

McNeil to sing what he wants at 50th Live at the Lounge show

McNeil to sing what he wants at  50th Live at the Lounge show

“It’s my birthday. I’ll sing what I want,” Dennis McNeil, who turns 57 this week, said of his Sunday August 6 cabaret performance at Live at the Lounge. The show will be his 50th at the downtown Hermosa Beach club, next to Comedy and Magic Club.

 Ryan McDonald

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 […]

 Ryan McDonald

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 […]

 Ryan McDonald

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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Froggie puppeteer Rick Morton needs help

Froggie puppeteer Rick Morton needs help

Long time South Bay Puppeteer Ric Morton is undergoing treatment for cancer and is seeking help through GoFundMe.

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