E-Newsletter Monthly News & Updates

January 2020
Happy New Year from the City of Hermosa Beach!
Greetings!
As we kick off 2020, our City of Hermosa Beach team would like to wish you the happiest of New Years. The turn of a new year is always a great time to reflect upon the successes of the past year and set goals for the year ahead. Take a look at at the year-end article from The Beach Reporter on the things that kept us busy in Hermosa Beach in 2019.

And if you're still looking to set resolutions this year, we've put together some ideas to help inspire you and our Hermosa Beach community in 2020. Check out these community resolutions and start the year off right in Hermosa Beach!
Kickstart your Career in
Local Government
 
Considering a new career this year? From internships to executive level, and parks and recreation to police, the City is looking for qualified candidates to fill a handful of key positions that are essential to delivering the services and projects our community relies on every day.
Join us for our upcoming
Homeless Count

Join fellow residents on January 22nd for the South Bay Region's Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. Accurate, timely data on our homeless population and where they live is a critical tool for our local governments, as we work to secure and direct resources where they are most needed.
Spend Time at our Parks & Community Facilities

Hermosa Beach has over 20 parks and parkettes throughout the City, offering residents ample green space for picnics, outings and sporting events. There are three City parks with large fields: Valley Park, Clark Stadium, and South Park, that are home to several youth and adult sport leagues.
Make Moves Toward a Healthier Mind and Body

The Beach Cities Health District was created with a mission to enhance community health through partnerships, programs and services for people who live and work in the beach cities. Join in on the fun in the new year with the District's physical, social, and wellness program offerings.
Give Back to our
Community Organizations

Hermosa Beach and the South Bay are home to dozens of community and philanthropic organizations that address a range of missions. These organizations rely on the hard work of dedicated volunteers, participation from the community, and generous donations to help serve those in need.
Join Neighborhood Watch as a Block Captain

Meeting your neighbors and building partnerships between police and the community is a great way to prevent crime in your neighborhood. Hermosa Beach has an active and engaged network of neighborhood watch communities and block captains for you to build those partnerships.
Make an Emergency Plan
and Kit for your Family

Want to be better prepared for natural disasters that may affect Hermosa Beach? Sign up for our next CERT class, and learn the steps the City is taking to prepare for natural disasters and how you can prepare your home and your family in the event of a natural disaster or emergency!
Find your Next Great Read at one of our "Libraries"

Join us on a literary adventure by learning about the programming, resources, and books our Hermosa Beach Library has to offer! We are also fortunate to have the Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library and a number of little free libraries that can be found throughout our little beach town. 
Start or Expand your Business in Hermosa Beach

Whether your business is already established, you're looking to start, or planning to relocate, you'll find Hermosa Beach is a great place to do business. We're creating an active commercial environment in Hermosa Beach where businesses can thrive and connect with the community. 
Join us for our Community-Wide Garage Sale

It's back! The City will host a community-wide garage sale on Saturday January 25, 2020 with concurrent garage sales throughout the community. For any unsold items, we’ll have a donation center set up with local charities. Host a sale at your house, building or neighborhood block and we’ll take care of the marketing! 
Upgrade to Green with these Sustainability Incentives

Learn how to 'go green' and find information about the City's commitment to becoming a sustainable community. Thanks to heightened consumer awareness and expanding availability of sustainable materials, there are several opportunities to help your home, business, or vehicle go green in Hermosa.
Be in the know with what's happening in Hermosa

Follow along with the City of Hermosa Beach on our social media channels as we share important information on activities, work, and events happening in Hermosa Beach. We use several platforms to share the latest updates and encourage you to sign up to receive notifications from the City for topics that interest you.
Upcoming Activities & Events
City Highlights
Keep Up to Date with City Projects
What to know what's happening in your neighborhood? With our new website we've launched an interactive map that highlights capital improvement, planning, and other City projects so you can find background materials, participate in upcoming meetings, and keep up with latest status on projects.
Volunteer for the Homeless Count
Join fellow residents on January 22nd for the South Bay Region's Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. Accurate, timely data on our homeless population and where they live is a critical tool for local governments, as we work to secure and direct resources where they are most needed. Sign up to be a 'counter', driver or organizer. Volunteers for the Hermosa Beach count will be meeting in the City Council Chambers at 8pm (advance sign-up is required). 
Join Our City-Wide Garage Sale
The City of Hermosa Beach will host our third annual community wide garage sale on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 7 AM to 12 PM with concurrent garage sales throughout Hermosa Beach! 

If you are interested in hosting a garage sale for your home, building, or neighborhood block, please register by January 16, 2020. You are encouraged to coordinate with your neighbors and host a garage sale as a group to attract potential buyers to larger sales.
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
Now YOU can be someone's "First Responder" by donating blood at the Hermosa Beach Police Department's Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive with the American Red Cross. Sign up in advance or stop by Hermosa Beach City Hall between 10am and 4pm on Thursday January 9, 2020. You can start off the new year by making a difference in someone's life with your gift.

To sign up for a time slot, please visit  redcross.org  and select the Hermosa Beach City Hall location. 
Support Our Green Businesses
If you're a local business interested in going green or receiving recognition for your efforts, you can become a Hermosa Beach certified green business. The program is free to participate, and as a business you receive on-site assistance, and local and statewide recognition by participating.  
Get Support with Beach Cities Health
Are you or a loved one looking for support from your community or struggling to find the right health resources? Connect with professionals at Beach Cities Health that can offer a variety of community health resources and referrals. Call 310-374-3426 ext. 256 or online.
Grass Replacement Rebate Program
Transform your grass landscape into a drought-tolerant California friendly garden with incentives available from West Basin Water District and Metropolitan Water District. You can receive up to $3 per square foot of grass removed per home or business.
Visit Our Lady of Guadalupe School
OLG will host the following events in January:
  • Tuesday, 1/21 6:30pm - TK/Kinder Information Night Prospective parents are highly encouraged to attend this informative evening to learn about our program offerings, receive applications, and sign up for readiness screening appointments. 
  • Monday, 1/28 6:00-7:00pm Open House - Current and prospective families are invited to visit the classrooms and meet our dedicated and talented faculty/staff.
Incentives Available from So Cal Gas
SoCalGas has been providing energy-efficient upgrades through the Energy Savings Assistance Program for over 30 years. Both renters and home owners can qualify based on their annual household income or enrollment in a public assistance program. SoCalGas works with authorized contractors to professionally install a variety of home upgrades, worth hundreds of dollars, at no cost to our customers. 
Take a Stand On Single Use Plastics
With the goal of minimizing litter in the community and preventing these materials from entering our ocean, the City Council recently approved an amendment to the City’s municipal code expanding the ban on polystyrene products and including certain single-use plastics. The ordinance includes the prohibition of the use and distribution of single-use plastic straws, utensils and stirrers as well as the sale and distribution of Mylar of “metalized” balloons. Find outreach materials and resources on our website.
Career Opportunities
Join Our Team!

Kick start your career in public service and become a part of the Hermosa Beach Team! The City of Hermosa Beach is currently or will soon be hiring for the following positions:


To view job descriptions, find more information on how to apply, or sign up to receive notifications when new job opportunities are posted, please visit our job opportunities webpage.