Tony Cordi

Five new upscale restaurants hope to follow recent beach successes

Five new upscale restaurants hope  to follow recent beach successes

  by Tony Cordi Baran’s 2239, Tower 12, Rabano’s, and a re-energized “modern old school” Bottle Inn are the latest examples of new beach city restaurants experiencing tremendous success. More are coming.   Radici, Decadence, Serve Kitchen, Sister’s Barn, and Gabi are all in various stages of development and will contribute unique offerings to our […]

 David Mendez

Green Line placement alternatives proposed

by David Mendez The LA Metro Green Line Extension could bypass Redondo Beach’s proposed transit center at the South Bay Galleria, according to a presentation Friday morning in Inglewood before Metro’s South Bay Service Council. Metro’s plan had called for the Green Line being extended from the Redondo Station to the proposed Galleria transit center. […]

 Brad Jacobson

The Standing Room restaurant in Hermosa Beach (Video)

The Standing Room restaurant in Hermosa Beach (Video)

Live local music, great food and drinks… the Standing Room in Hermosa Beach is our featured restaurant in this episode of 2 Minute Reviews. Host Steve Napolitano sits down with managing partner Lowell Bakke to discuss the restaurant.

 Brad Jacobson

Chef Melba’s Bistro in Hermosa Beach (Video)

Chef Melba’s Bistro in Hermosa Beach (Video)

Chef Melba’s Bistro in Hermosa Beach Best underground seafood bistro in the South Bay? Steve thinks so. In this Two Minute Review we visit Chef Melba’s Bistro in Hermosa Beach and sit down with Chef Melba.

 Ryan McDonald

Beach charity – ‘Not Alone Star’ Paddle-out

Beach charity – ‘Not Alone Star’ Paddle-out

Pier event raises funds for hurricane victims

 Ryan McDonald

Beach people – Story Teller

Beach people – Story Teller

For his latest documentary, HB’s David Keane trains his lens on the place he calls home

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Pumpkins in the Park Parade

Hermosa Beach Pumpkins in the Park Parade

The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Park jump started Halloween on Saturday, October 14 with its 11th Annual Pumpkins in the park festival at Edith Rodaway Friendship Park.

 Tony Cordi

Beach Food – Here Comes Hermosa

Beach Food – Here Comes Hermosa

What began as a “social experiment” in downtown Hermosa has become a dining phenomenon

 Brad Jacobson

Dancing on Water at the Hotdoggers Longboard Contest in Hermosa Beach (Video)

Dancing on Water at the Hotdoggers Longboard Contest in Hermosa Beach (Video)

The Subaru Pacific Hotdoggers Longboard Surf Contest took place October 7th at the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier and featured some of the best long boarders on the west coast. They looked amazingly graceful in waist to chest high closeouts braking in knee high water. Video shot/produced by Brad Jacobson of Civic Couch. 

 Ryan McDonald

The Kid’s Alright: South Bay native Gavin Heaney has a new album shaped by the changes that have rocked his life

The Kid’s Alright: South Bay native Gavin Heaney has a new album shaped by the changes that have rocked his life

by Ryan McDonald Matich Heaney, not quite one year old, was sitting on the ground in the backyard of his Hermosa Beach home. His legs were extended wide in front of him, and his head was bobbing to some unheard music. The morning sun was peeking through the trees. Matich’s father, Gavin Heaney, sat at […]

 Ryan McDonald

Video of Hermosa Beach’s Pier Plaza stirs controversy

Video of Hermosa Beach’s Pier Plaza stirs controversy

by Ryan McDonald A video produced on behalf of Hermosa Beach, intended to depict a typical Saturday night on Pier Plaza, has divided residents and business owners, with some claiming that the video was an agenda-driven distortion of conditions in the city’s downtown. The video condenses footage captured between roughly 5:30 p.m. on Saturday Sept. […]

 Kevin Cody

Mike Bright won 5 Manhattan Beach VB Opens, Catalina Paddleboard race

Mike Bright won 5 Manhattan Beach VB Opens, Catalina Paddleboard race

Five time Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament winner (with partner Mike O’Hara) and Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race record setter Mike “Bones” Bright passed away Sept. 22, at age 79. Bright grew up in Hermosa Beach and was a member of the 17th Street Surfing Seals.

 Ryan McDonald

Fangary is standing on principle, past in run for Hermosa City Council

Fangary is standing on principle, past in run for Hermosa City Council

by Ryan McDonald The fourth question in last Thursday’s Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau council candidates’ debate seemed designed to promote outrage. Should the city be employing “four full-time employees” to carry out its “proactive code enforcement policy,” moderator Julie Hamill asked, when property crime was “spiking”? Like other questions that night, […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach delivers in Hermosa fashion for Subaru Pacific Hotdoggers Surf Contest

Hermosa Beach delivers in Hermosa fashion for Subaru Pacific Hotdoggers Surf Contest

The wind was offshore. The air and water were 70 degrees. And a south swell was delivering head high sets. But being Hermosa and being fall, the winter sandbars hadn’t formed and the waves were closing out close to shore for the Subaru Pacific Hotdoggers contest.

 Kevin Cody

South Bay surfer Donny Miller dies following fall

South Bay surfer Donny Miller dies following fall

Donald “Donny” Miller, one of the South Bay’s top surfers in the early 1980s, died Sunday from injuries sustained when he jumped from the third story balcony of an apartment building in the 200 block of Monterey Boulevard in Hermosa Beach.

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