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Fast and furious: California's first rollergirls and skateboarders – in pictures

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Rollerblading on the strand of any beach can be fun, but it's especially enjoyable seaside in Manhattan Beach. Don't own your own roller blades? Rent a pair from the Hermosa Cyclery then head to the beach to people and glide down the strand. Cost: adult sizes $6 an hour or $18 all day Contact: 20 13th St., Hermosa Beach; Categories: Kids, Fitness —J.H.

(ca. 1947)* - Postcard view of the entrance to the Hermosa Beach pier. A Public Library is on the left and the Chamber of Commerce is on the right. Historical Notes The first Hermosa Beach election for city officers was held December 24, 1906. On January 14, 1907, Hermosa Beach became the nineteenth incorporated city of Los Angeles County.*^ The name Hermosa comes from Spanish and means "beautiful."