About Town: Hermosa Beach

Police endorse third candidate

Art Yoon has joined Mary Lou Weiss and incumbent JR Reviczky in securing endorsements from the Hermosa Beach Police Officers Association for two of the three open seats on the city council in the Nov. 6 election. The 33-member association named Weiss and Reviczky last week.

Aid to New York

An auction and food tasting event in the Manhattan Avenue plaza near Ein Stein’s restaurant and the Trilogy spa raised $85,000 for the families of police and firefighters killed in the Sept. 11 attacks on the East Coast.

Auction items at Sunday’s $100-per person event included a 2001 Audi TT convertible, a Molokai vacation and a Napa "wine lover’s retreat." Restaurants providing food included Ein Stein’s, Café Boogaloo, Chez Melange, Fonz’s Restaurant, Hennessey’s, Italy’s Little Kitchen and Soleil.

Election preview

The Kiwanis host a meet-the-candidates open house 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Kiwanis Hall at Valley Park, 2515 Valley Drive. The opportunity to chat one on one will include candidates for the city council and city school board on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Also on hand will be prominent 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 6 percent utility users tax.

For more information call Cathy McCurdy at 374-4072.

And again

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau has scheduled a pre-election forum 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 inside the city council chambers at City Hall, located behind the library on the southwest corner of Pier Avenue and Valley Drive.

Invited are the candidates for city council on the Nov. 6 ballot and people on both sides of the three ballot measures.

Coach to speak

USC assistant basketball coach Bob Cantu will address a luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club noon Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Rotary building adjoining Valley Park, along Valley Drive. Lunch is $13. ER

Police Beat

Identity theft

A Hermosan reported that someone used her identifying information to secure a credit card and to buy a $1,820 computer and $500 worth of other merchandise. The purchases in her name occurred between Aug. 24 and Sept. 25, she reported.

Mail theft

A Hermosan reported that her outgoing mail was stolen from the box in front of her Hopkins Avenue home on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 2. Missing were checks made out to pay her gas company bill and a dental bill, she reported. ER