Ryan McDonald

Path on Hermosa Beach Greenbelt delayed for study

Path on Hermosa Beach Greenbelt delayed for study

Path on Greenbelt delayed for study

by Ryan McDonald A controversial proposal to install a path of decomposed granite along the Greenbelt in Hermosa Beach will be put off for further study, the City Council decided last week. The decision, by a 4-1 vote with Councilmember Carolyn Petty dissenting, appropriates $28,000, 10 percent of what was initially budgeted for the Greenbelt […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Chamber funds cut in $87.8 million city budget

Redondo Beach Chamber funds cut in $87.8 million city budget

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council passed its Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget late Tuesday night, balancing an $87.8 million budget alongside their own desires for their districts with a bit of political “horse trading,” as Mayor Bill Brand called it. Head-butting among the five council members is common during the budgeting process, but […]

 Mark McDermott

City of Manhattan Beach, activists prepare legal fight against Vista Del Mar lane closures

City of Manhattan Beach, activists prepare legal fight against Vista Del Mar lane closures

  by Mark McDermott The City of Manhattan Beach is exploring its legal options to force the reopening of lanes shut down by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation on Vista Del Mar, a key commuter route north for many South Bay residents that was put on a “road diet” nearly a month ago as […]

 Randy Angel

Swimmers are top finishers at Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard race

Swimmers are top finishers at Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard race

by Kevin Cody Saturday’s Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard Race reaffirmed the correlation between between swimming and paddling boarding, at least in smooth water. Erik Matheson, 44, of Culver City, won the Rock 2 Rock prone paddleboard division in 3:40:53. He finished just six seconds behind OC1 (outrigger canoe) paddler Brandon Hill, from the Kahakai Outrigger […]

 Randy Angel

Hermosa Surf Camp stokes 8,000 kids over two decades

Hermosa Surf Camp stokes 8,000 kids over two decades

by Deborah Paul Vince Ray was struggling with the question of what to do with his life when his El Camino College counselor advised him to “just go ahead and teach surfing.” Thanks to that advice, Ray is celebrating his 21st year as director of the Hermosa Beach Surf Camp. The camp meets each weekday […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach tale of trees and revenge ‘a bit of trolling’

Redondo Beach tale of trees and revenge ‘a bit of trolling’

by David Mendez A Redondo Beach-centered tale of revenge went viral online earlier this week, when a supposed arborist boasted of an alleged plan, sowing seeds for more than 120 giant trees to avenge a tree removed by the city. One of the trees, they wrote, was even planted in the backyard of former Mayor […]

 Randy Angel

Volleyball players vie for Queen of the Beach title in Hermosa Beach

Volleyball players vie for Queen of the Beach title in Hermosa Beach

By Randy Angel Many of the top female high school and college beach volleyball players will showcase their skills this weekend when the Queen of the Beach Invitational returns to Hermosa Beach. Hosted by Mira Costa girls beach volleyball coach and Olympic gold medalist Eric Fonoimoana, the 2nd annual tournament will be played June 24-25 […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Fitness, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Fitness, running, volleyball and more

Fitness: Allegiate Gym will be holding an eight-week strength and conditioning program for high school athletes. The program is $499 and consists of two 90-minute sessions per week held June 26 to August 21 at 1421 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach. For more information call 760-413-9407 or visit allegiategym.com. Lifeguards: The new Junior Guard Ocean Clinic […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town – Police Beat

Vish Chatterji named BCHD Board Member During a public meeting on Tuesday, the Beach Cities Health District Board of Directors appointed Redondo Beach resident Vish Chatterji to fill the vacant seat created by the April resignation of Lenore Bloss. Chatterji, who vied for a seat on the board in the 2016 election and narrowly lost […]

 Robb Fulcher

Robinson was video game maker, Making it at the Beach cartoonist

Robinson was video game maker,  Making it at the Beach cartoonist

    by Robb Fulcher In 1985, Keith Robinson entered a cartoon in Easy Reader’s annual Anniversary Writing, Photography, and Cartoon contest. The cartoon, titled “Making it at the Beach,” spoofed the childhood game of Chutes and Ladders. The first square read “Move out of parents’ house.” The final square read  “Buy house on The […]

 Randy Angel

24th Smackfest beach volleyball tournament among event’s best

24th Smackfest beach volleyball tournament among event’s best

By Randy Angel   Approximately 1,000 men and women formed more than 30 teams competing in the Fun Division at the 24th annual Smackfest costume-themed Coed 4’s beach volleyball tournament Saturday in Hermosa Beach To accommodate the AVP Hermosa Beach Open that will be played in July, this year’s event was played one month earlier […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Police Beat

Tree trimmers packing heat Two errant tree trimmers were arrested earlier this month after allegedly being found in possession of drugs and a stolen gun. The suspects had been hired to trim palm trees, but on June 4 about 2:30 p.m., they inadvertently arrived at the the 1200 block of Hermosa Avenue, a different location […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

The Mother of all Diagrams? It’s right here

The Mother of all Diagrams? It’s right here

Just Follow the Arrow and the Dotted Line Matthew Ritchie explores the history of diagrams at ESMoA by Bondo Wyszpolski Noema. The very word brings us up short. We might recall that noetics is the study of the intellect, of pure thought, with noesis being the intellect at work, its functionality. And here, swimming in […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Four Seasons music bio is one for the ages

Four Seasons music bio is one for the ages

Always in Season “Jersey Boys” – a review by Bondo Wyszpolski It’s been lighting up the Ahmanson Theatre for a few weeks, but for anyone who’s never seen “Jersey Boys” time is growing short in order to experience one of the deservedly successful musicals of this century. It’s the story of an East Coast pop […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach School District explores separating from City

Redondo Beach School District explores separating from City

  by David Mendez The Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education has directed district staff to explore withdrawing from the Redondo Beach City Charter. Should the district elect to sever itself from the City Charter, it would effectively complete a separation between the two bodies that seems to exist in all but a […]

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