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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 Airbnb.com – 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

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

April 2, 2017 at 1:09 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

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

April 2, 2017 at 12:58 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

Big SoCal Earthquake Could Cause Beach Areas to Sink Up to 3 Feet in Seconds, New Study Finds

March 21, 2017 at 8:18 am
One of Southern California’s most dangerous faults caused land on the Orange County coast to sink between 1½ feet to 3 feet in a matter of seconds during prehistoric earthquakes, according to a new study that suggests the seismic risk is greater than previously believed. “It’s not just a gradual sinking. This is boom — ... More

Storm erodes L.A. County beaches. Could it also save them?

February 22, 2017 at 12:09 am
The biggest storm in years took away something from Southern California that could be missed when the weather heats up – the beach. From Dockweiler State Beach to Redondo Beach, the eyeball test – plus a new report on beach erosion throughout California – shows how the recent weather system, combined with the More