Essential Guide to Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach Voters Give Thumbs Down to Oil Drilling

March 4, 2015 at 1:25 pm
Residents of the small Pacific Ocean community voted overwhelmingly against for the construction of up to 34 oil wells in the center of town. More

Santa Monica Bay Water Temperatures Unseasonally Warm for February

February 16, 2015 at 5:32 pm
With thousands of Angelenos heading to the beach over the holiday weekend as temperatures reached 85 degrees, ocean water temperatures have been unseasonably warm. is reporting ocean water temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit off Santa Monica Pier. By comparison, the seasonal average is 57.7 degrees and the historical range has been from 54.7 degrees ... More

Local beaches packed on Valentine’s Day; 129 swimmers rescued

February 14, 2015 at 8:22 pm
Many Southern California residents celebrated Valentine’s Day at the beach. Lifeguards were working hard to make sure everyone stayed safe amid dangerous rip currents. More

Lifeguards Save Man Who Fell Into Ocean Off Manhattan Beach Pier

February 6, 2015 at 9:54 am
Authorities said two Good Samaritans also sprang into action to save the man. More

In Hermosa Beach, a dilemma on oil drilling

January 10, 2015 at 1:42 pm
Jani Lange lives uncomfortably close to the site of a proposed 8,000-barrel-a-day oil drilling operation in seaside hamlet of Hermosa Beach, population 19,801. More

Dangerous Rip Currents Forecast For Southern California Beaches

December 24, 2014 at 2:27 pm
There’s a “high risk” of dangerous rip currents in Southern California starting about 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. More

Annual ‘King Tide’ hits West Coast, but no major flooding reported

December 22, 2014 at 4:44 pm
The U.S. West Coast faced its highest tides of the year on Monday but there were no reports of significant flooding, after a weekend that saw rising tides combine with high waves to cause minor inundations in parts of California, meteorologists said. More

High surf conditions worry SoCal lifeguards after storm

December 13, 2014 at 8:38 pm
Surf is way up along Southern California beaches in the wake of the storm. Lifeguards have some serious warnings for those deciding to venture into the ocean. More