Week in Review: Surf and Seismic Safety, Schools

Patch investigates whether local schools are built to withstand the 'big one.'

A photo series that turned its lens to the Hermosa Beach Fire Department and statewide investigative project that uncovered the seismic safety of local schools launched this week on Patch. Plus, Hermosa Beach residents celebrated surf culture.

Just in case you missed these stories and more, here is the latest news that made headlines on Hermosa Beach Patch.

Fire Team

The everyday experiences of serving the city as a Hermosa Beach Fire Department official were captured in photographs in a two-part series on Patch that launched Tuesday. featured paramedics in action, and captured the quiet moments at the fire station on Pier Avenue. 

Beach Bathroom Hours

Public restrooms along the Los Angeles County coastline are the latest to face statewide budget cuts, . As budget restrictions have caused the county Department of Beaches and Harbors to reduce its number of maintenance crews, restrooms won't open until as late as 11 a.m. this summer, according to officials.

Seismic Safety

Patch this week to examine seismic safety in local public schools, including Hermosa View School and Hermosa Valley School. while the two elementary schools have seen structural deficiencies in the past, changes have been made to improve the safety of the school buildings.

Surf Honors

The South Bay Boardrider's Club awarded surfer Matt Mohagen on Friday night at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse for winning this year's . The award ceremony was during an event to raise money for the , which inducted two members—Tom Rice and Richard Mobley—during a ceremony at the Hermosa Beach Pier on Saturday morning. Plus, high school athletes competed in the South Bay's Saturday at the Hermosa Beach Pier.


Don't forget to check out Patch every day for your Hermosa Beach news coverage.


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