Essential Guide to Hermosa Beach

Surfers think twice as more great white sharks swim near Southern California shores

May 23, 2017 at 1:08 am
Surfers throughout Southern California have a decision to make Memorial Day weekend – enjoy some waves (a small swell is coming) and warming weather, or sit on the sand. But the presence of so many sharks at Long Beach and Orange County beaches is making that usually easy question more difficult. More

Officials Urge Residents to Avoid Ocean Until At Least Wednesday Morning

May 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm
Los Angeles County health officials Tuesday urged residents to avoid swimming, surfing or playing in ocean waters around flowing storm drains, creeks and rivers until at least Wednesday morning. Due to recent rainfall, bacteria, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets, canyons and mountains are likely to flow to the ocean through ... More

Ocean breezes and views at Hermosa Beach showplace

May 2, 2017 at 6:35 am
This contemporary residence takes advantage of ocean and hillside views from its perch on a corner lot in Hermosa Beach. The gated courtyard creates a private entry to the foyer, which features a 30-foot-tall stacked-stone wall. Terraces on each level and the rooftop extend the penthouse-vibe living… More

Swimmers, surfers warned as high surf pounds California

April 24, 2017 at 7:25 am
File: Fierce winds trailing a daylong storm churn the Pacific Ocean off the Los Angeles community of Playa del Rey on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/John Antczak); Credit: John Antczak/AP Large surf is expected along much of the Southern California coast and beachgoers are warned of dangerous waves and rip currents. The National Weather ... More

How Hermosa Beach’s new pilot program handles short-term vacation rentals

April 8, 2017 at 2:24 pm
Hermosa Beach will temporarily permit residents of commercial areas to rent out their homes to vacationers on sites like – even as it fights a court challenge to its outright ban on them in most neighborhoods. The City Council narrowly approved the drafting of a new two-year pilot program on a 3-2 vote March ... More

Tate Curran rides high as surfer, pole vaulter

April 6, 2017 at 10:01 pm
At 6:43 on a Monday morning, Tate Curran is charging straight ahead, barefoot on wet sand adjacent to the Hermosa Beach Pier. He plunges head first into the 61-degree ocean water, quickly rising on his surfboard before disappearing under a wave. He then begins paddling out for his morning adrenaline… More

Why Mickey’s Deli in Hermosa Beach is rolling back some prices to 1953

April 6, 2017 at 8:03 pm
Even back in 1953 when it opened just steps from the sand in Hermosa Beach, Mickey’s Italian Deli catered to surfers. Some things just never change. Michael Angelo "Mickey" Mance was just 22 when he opened a combination liquor store and deli with $2,000 he had saved and a small loan from his father. Continue ... More

Watch The Terrifying Moment A Wave Slams A Boat Into A California Pier

April 2, 2017 at 1:39 pm
Four people survived after their sailboat smashed into a concrete pier in Redondo Beach, California, on Thursday evening. Witnesses at King Harbor caught the moment on video as a large wave tossed a 24-foot sailing vessel into the Redondo Beach Pier, according to local news station KTLA 5.  Lifeguards with the Los Angeles County Fire ... More