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April 11, 1997
In a move to get skateboarders off the street and into their own park, the Hermosa Beach City Council has formed a subcommittee to evaluate plans for a skateboard park within city limits. Although city officials are hoping plans to build a skate park in neighboring Redondo Beach pan out, they have opted to review possibilities in Hermosa Beach, said City Manager Steve Burrell.
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April 30, 2010 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
In the wake of a huge oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, Assemblyman Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) is expected to lead a hearing Friday in Hermosa Beach on the state's ability to help cities challenge massive oil-drilling projects near homes, schools and parks. Among those called to testify before the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, which Nava chairs, are officials from Hermosa Beach, Culver City and Carpinteria, which are involved in costly legal battles over drilling.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1993 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The filing deadline for this fall's city council, school board and special district elections came and went Wednesday, leaving some South Bay governing boards with well-stocked races and others with no contests at all. Hermosa Beach, for example, has 13 candidates in the Nov. 2 elections, with only one incumbent among them--Mayor Albert Wiemans--vying for three City Council seats. In other cases, however, incumbents are running unopposed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2005 | Laurie Kaye, Times Staff Writer
Twelve-year-old Geoffrey Little found just about the last thing he expected to on the floor of a parking garage at Los Angeles International Airport. His mother, Lisa Lyne, passed right by the billfold containing $19,900 in $100 bills on June 16. On Tuesday night, the Hermosa Beach City Council presented Geoffrey with a certificate, police T-shirts and a standing ovation for turning the money over to authorities. Hermosa Beach Police Det.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1997
The Hermosa Beach City Council and Manhattan Beach City Council have both decided against joining the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals in its lawsuit against the California Coastal Commission. The association filed a lawsuit last week challenging the Coastal Commission's decision to ban paid seating at any public event held between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1993
Los Angeles County's plan to suspend lifeguard services at Hermosa Beach after Sept. 7 has forced the South Bay community to consider closing the beach or charging out-of-town visitors to use it. The Hermosa Beach City Council discussed those proposals, as well as a possible lawsuit against the county to stop the suspension, at a special meeting Tuesday night.
NEWS
October 24, 1985
The Hermosa Beach City Council has voted to begin subsidizing monthly bus passes in late November for high school students, senior citizens and the disabled. The new passes will cost $4--the rate that students, senior citizens and the disabled had been paying before July 1, when the Southern California Rapid Transit District raised monthly bus passes to $12 for students and $7 for the elderly and handicapped.
NEWS
May 16, 1985
A plan for a 50-unit hotel at 21st Street and Pacific Coast Highway was approved Tuesday night by the Hermosa Beach City Council over the objections of neighbors. Four councilmen voted to allow the three-story, Mediterranean-style hotel in the mostly residential neighborhood and changed the site's zoning from residential to commercial. Councilmen Jack Wood abstained. The hotel, called the Executive Inn, will feature a restaurant, laundry facilities and kitchenettes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2005 | Laurie Kaye, Times Staff Writer
Twelve-year-old Geoffrey Little found just about the last thing he expected to on the floor of a parking garage at Los Angeles International Airport. His mother, Lisa Lyne, passed right by the billfold containing $19,900 in $100 bills on June 16. On Tuesday night, the Hermosa Beach City Council presented Geoffrey with a certificate, police T-shirts and a standing ovation for turning the money over to authorities. Hermosa Beach Police Det.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1993
After threatening to suspend county beach services in Hermosa Beach after Labor Day, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week voted 4 to 0 to give the city a 60-day reprieve. The supervisors decided last month to cut off its lifeguard and beach maintenance after the Hermosa Beach City Council refused to pay more for the services. But the supervisors agreed to extend its deadline to Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1997
Hermosa Beach city officials have postponed a Monday meeting with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and county Supervisor Don Knabe because they want a representative from the governor's office to attend the meeting. Knabe offered to arrange the meeting after city officials complained in writing to the governor that the ABC was unfairly cracking down on Hermosa Beach restaurants and bars. No one from the governor's office had been invited.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1997
The Hermosa Beach City Council and Manhattan Beach City Council have both decided against joining the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals in its lawsuit against the California Coastal Commission. The association filed a lawsuit last week challenging the Coastal Commission's decision to ban paid seating at any public event held between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1997
In a move to get skateboarders off the street and into their own park, the Hermosa Beach City Council has formed a subcommittee to evaluate plans for a skateboard park within city limits. Although city officials are hoping plans to build a skate park in neighboring Redondo Beach pan out, they have opted to review possibilities in Hermosa Beach, said City Manager Steve Burrell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1997
The Hermosa Beach City Council plans to move ahead with the $4.5-million renovation of the Hermosa Beach Pier this fall, the second and most costly phase of a revitalization project aimed at transforming the city's aging downtown. During the six-month project, the city will retrofit the pier, redesign the plaza area and resurface the deck. New benches, railings and lighting will be installed and city officials also have proposed replacing the pier's snack shop with a restaurant.
NEWS
August 25, 1994
On July 26, the Hermosa Beach City Council wisely voted not to buy into the latest project promoted by the Los Angeles County Public Library system. The plan would impose a yearly tax of about $30 on each Hermosa Beach homeowner. The county claims that for this amount, about $300,000, added to the $304,000 we already contribute yearly for library service, the Hermosa Beach library could go back to full-time service. Well, I guess it could. Our Hermosa Beach city manager, Steve Burrell, has determined that the amount needed to run our library five days, 40 hours a week is about half the $600,000 the county is asking.
NEWS
August 4, 1994 | JAMES BENNING
Owners of unreinforced masonry buildings will be required to strengthen the structures under an ordinance passed by the City Council. About 50 Hermosa Beach buildings will require the improvements, which include the installation of parapet bracing and wall anchors before the buildings are retrofitted. City officials estimate the cost to upgrade the buildings at $3 million. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2002.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1988
The Hermosa Beach City Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. today to discuss proposed ballot measures dealing with the city's only vacant beachfront property, the subject of controversy for two decades. The property, known as the Biltmore Site, includes seven lots of beachfront land between 14th and 15th streets, as well as the five lots to the east, some of which are developed. The site was included in two hotel development proposals that were defeated by the voters in 1984 and 1985.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1989
The Hermosa Beach City Council, acting on a recommendation from its former interim city attorney, has delayed action on a proposed ordinance that would restrict video sales and rentals to the commercial strip along Pacific Coast Highway. Stanley Remelmeyer, who relinquished the interim post after undergoing heart surgery, suggested the delay to allow time for his successor, Charles S. Vose, to review the proposed ordinance. No date was set for receiving Vose's opinion. Former City Atty.
NEWS
June 30, 1994
Once again the Los Angeles County Library system is threatening our Hermosa Beach library with closure--total shutdown sometime in July or August. Whether this is simply another political ploy, or the library is really to be boarded up, is not the issue. The point is that our situation is unacceptable. The county collects about $304,000 from Hermosa Beach property owners, tax revenue mandated for yearly library services. With a two-day-a-week library operation, we're not getting our money's worth!
NEWS
May 26, 1994 | JAMES BENNING
This city's reputation in the film industry might have been tarnished last year, but city officials are determined to bring film crews back into the city's neighborhoods. Under a policy approved Tuesday by the City Council, Hermosa Beach will promote its photogenic streets using the California Film Commission, a branch of the state Department of Commerce. "It's high time we encourage filming in this town," said Councilman Robert (Bergie) Benz.
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