About Town: Hermosa Beach

Police endorse Reviczky, Weiss

The 33-member Hermosa Beach Police Officers Association has endorsed Mary Lou Weiss and incumbent JR Reviczky for two of the three open seats on the city council Nov. 6. The association was working this week to arrive at a third endorsement for the other open council seat.

Election preview

The Downtown Restaurant and Business Association has scheduled a pre-election forum for city council candidates noon Friday, Oct. 5 at Sangria Restaurant, 68 Pier Avenue on the Pier Plaza.

Running for three open seats on the Nov. 6 ballot are incumbent JR Reviczky, city school board member Mary Lou Weiss, planning commissioners Pete Tucker and Ronald Pizer, Public Works Commissioner Michael Keegan, Brian J. Murphy and Art Yoon, a former aide to Congressman Steve Kuykendall.

League forum

The League of Women Voters and the Women’s Club of Hermosa Beach have scheduled a campaign forum 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Clark Building, 861 Valley Drive at Valley Park.

On hand will be the city council candidates as well as supporters and opponents of three ballot initiatives: one that would place further restrictions upon some beach events, a second that would place term limits on city council members, and a third that would repeal the city’s utility users tax.

Anoptional lunch, catered by Dano’s Beach Grill, will be available at 11:45 a.m., at a cost of $8. Lunch reservations must be made by Monday, Oct. 8 by calling Diane Miller at 376-4532.

Meet the candidate

A meet-the-candidate evening is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Sangria restaurant on the Pier Plaza for Michael Keegan, who is running for city council in the November election. A free buffet will be served. For information call 798-2969.

Star turn

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and visitors Bureau unveils its 2001 man and woman of the year at its 89th annual installation of officers and directors Friday, Oct. 26 at Ein Stein’s Restaurant and Brewery, 1301 Manhattan Ave. just north of Pier Avenue.

An 11:30 a.m. reception will be followed by a buffet luncheon at noon. Cost is $30 per person, business attire is suggested. For information call 376-0951. ER

Police beat

Church’s flag stolen

Someone lifted a 3-foot by 8-foot United States Flag from its spot on display outside a Church near Pacific Coast Highway sometime Sunday night or Monday morning, a pastor reported to police. The flag had hung from hooks on the east side of the church building.

Stuff stolen

Someone apparently went in through a window to steal $1,200 worth of computer equipment and a $3,000 Rolex watch from an 11th Street home sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Strong-arm robbery

Four people swiped a $150 longboard from a surfer after he was beaten and kicked shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday on the 800 block of the Strand, police said. Two of the attackers punched the man in the face and all four kicked him as he was on the ground, police said. The surfer suffered cuts, scrapes and bruises.

Two for one

A 15th Street resident locked two bicycles together in an open carport, and someone waltzed in Saturday night or Sunday morning and swiped the bikes, valued together at $520. ER