Essential Guide to Hermosa Beach

In Hermosa, hoping not to be priced out of a beach vacation

August 21, 2016 at 2:36 am
The Trudgeon family was back again, staying in the beach cottage for the 22nd year in a row, just steps from the sand. And they were worried. The Brussels family, customers for almost three decades, was staying in a second-floor suite with an ocean-view balcony above the Hermosa Beach Strand. And … More

Double shooting in Hermosa Beach investigated as murder-suicide, authorities say

July 28, 2016 at 1:42 pm
A shooting that left two people dead in Hermosa Beach on Thursday morning appears to be a murder-suicide, authorities said. Hermosa Beach police officers responding to a report of gunshots in the 100 block of Herondo Street about 6:30 a.m. found a man and woman in their 20s dead, police said. The… More

Man Suing Hermosa Beach After City Passes Ban On Short-Term Rentals

July 12, 2016 at 12:34 am
Neighbors in Hermosa Beach describe their reality: a revolving door of short-term vacation renters. The people who live on The Strand say, overflowing trash cans and strangers in their common spaces, have become a way of life. “You can make a lot of money doing it but you’re selling out your neighbors in the process,” ... More

A splash of extravagance on the Hermosa Beach Strand

July 9, 2016 at 10:18 am
Fronting the Strand north of the Hermosa Beach Pier, this pink-hued Italian villa captures the essence of coastal living on a grand scale. The three-story home’s extravagance begins at the entrance. Custom copper doors close with a vacuum seal upon entry; artful mosaic tile and ornate ceiling details… More

Two-mile stretch of O.C. beaches is closed after large sharks are spotted near shore

June 5, 2016 at 9:02 pm
Amid a sweltering heat wave that brought sizable crowds to Southern California’s shores, two miles of beaches in Orange County were closed to swimmers Sunday after several large sharks were spotted near the coast, authorities said. The closure comes a week after a 52-year-old woman was attacked… More

High waves and high temperatures hit the Southland

June 3, 2016 at 4:18 pm
The Southland began warming up for its first heat wave of the year Thursday, with highs reaching the mid-80s and coastal areas seeing some impressive surf. Waves reached 14 feet at the Wedge in Newport Beach, as many residents flocked to the water to escape inland heat.  Warming will continue through… More

Very Pink and Very Custom-Built Villa in Hermosa Beach Asks $25 Million

June 2, 2016 at 10:57 pm
This gaudy residence has a rotating skylight and a Boston-themed sports bar Oceanfront homes in the beach communities of Southern California aren’t generally known for tasteful restraint, but this custom built Fauxtalian villa in Hermosa Beach is just gaudy enough to stand apart in a sea of extravagant residences. Per the listing, it was designed ... More

SoCal beach water quality’s up, but LA County still has 3 of California’s most polluted beaches

May 27, 2016 at 6:52 am
Water quality at Southern California beaches is improving, according to Heal The Bay. The environmental nonprofit released its 2016 Beach Report Card on Thursday, giving A to F scores to 456 beaches up and down the California coast. One thing that actually helps beach pollution: the drought. Less rain means less runoff, which means less pollution, ... More