Ryan McDonald

Free parking will cover Tree Lighting, not days following Thanksgiving

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach stores did not quite get everything on their list this holiday season, but one of their gifts is coming a little bit early. In an effort to encourage shopping at local stores, Hermosa Beach will bag city parking meters for the month of December through Christmas Day. The program begins […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach about town

Sidewalk festival The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau hosts its annual Holiday Sidewalk Festival downtown this weekend. The event, which runs Friday evening through Sunday, marks the kickoff for the annual holiday shopping season. Retailers will put their wares outside and offer discounts to customers. Downtown restaurants will also offer specials. Some […]

 Ryan McDonald

Police Beat Hermosa Beach

String of bike thefts At least five bicycles were stolen from various South Hermosa residences in recent weeks. Unlike many bike thefts in the city, each one was locked or stored in a secure area. The first theft, sometime on Oct. 30, was from an apartment complex on the 400 block of Monterey Boulevard. The […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach honors veterans with candlelighting at Community Center

Hermosa Beach honors veterans with candlelighting at Community Center

by Ryan McDonald Jill Villalpando knows the value of a freshly prepared sandwich. Villalpando is the manager of the Bob Hope USO Center at Los Angeles International Airport, and on Saturday she spoke to a crowd of veterans and residents at Hermosas Beach’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. The center sees hundreds of active-duty service members […]

 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 […]

 Judy Rae

Beach people – Pumpkins in the park

Beach people – Pumpkins in the park

11th Annual Pumpkins in the Park

 Judy Rae

South Bay Farmers Markets

Fresh is the best!

 Ryan McDonald

Babysitter sitter’s wild ride ends after crash at Farmer’s Market

Babysitter sitter’s wild ride ends after crash at Farmer’s Market

A woman driving a blue Audi 4 sedan with a 7-year-old child she was babysitting in the back seat, drove through the Rotary Club Farmer’s Market on Friday and crashed into a vendor’s EZ UP tent, “She had to be doing 50 mph. She must have thought she was at Ascot Park,” said retired LAPD officer Bill Hallet.

 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.

 Ryan McDonald

Incumbents, Campbell win Hermosa Beach council seats

Incumbents, Campbell win Hermosa Beach council seats

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach voters chose Tuesday to retain City Council incumbents Stacey Armato and Hany Fangary, and added school board member Mary Campbell, establishing a firmly progressive identity for the coming council. With all precincts reporting, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder gave Armato 1,834 votes, 1,524 to Campbell and 1,495 to Fangary. Although […]

 Ryan McDonald

Tucker takes the long view in his latest run for City Council

Tucker takes the long view in his latest run for City Council

by Ryan McDonald During the renovation of Upper Pier Avenue at the beginning of the decade, then Councilmember Peter Tucker insisted that the city install lengths of two-inch conduit under the pavement. Although there weren’t yet any wires or cables for the conduit to protect, Tucker foresaw that the city could save on future construction […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach about town

Dancing for a cure Breast cancer survivors and medical personnel from Torrance Memorial Medical Center gathered at a Hermosa Beach dance studio last week and learned a few moves that might help keep cancer from returning. Torrance Memorial’s seventh annual “Dance or Bust” went down Friday morning at You Can Dance Studio on Aviation Boulevard. […]

 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.

 Ryan McDonald

Fundraiser aids beloved crossing guard

Fundraiser aids beloved crossing guard

by Ryan McDonald If his demeanor is any guide, Oneil Francis enjoys his job more than most. Lately, though, the beloved Hermosa Beach crossing guard’s perpetual smile has been challenged by a much longer commute. Francis has been without a car since summer when a careless driver backed into his vehicle. As a result, Francis […]

 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.

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