HermosaOne is a completely free Hermosa Beach resource for all. We provide information about businesses, restaurants, streaming events, volunteer opportunities, charitable organizations, local events, and other important topics in Hermosa and surrounding communities. Our mission is to be a one-stop destination for everything Hermosa.
We are volunteer-run and independent of the City of Hermosa Beach. On occasion we partner with other organizations or the City to assist in amplifying important messages. We are affiliated with the Hermosa Beach Residents Forum, South Bay Community Volunteers, and HermosaOne Eats.
Our website and social media accounts are managed by a small team of local Hermosa volunteers who care deeply about the best little beach city. You can read about us below!
Russ Gilbert, backend
Russ created the website. He’s all things tech and is always the first to volunteer to help. He’s a proud resident of Hermosa for 10ish years and never shies away from an intellectual debate. He’s a problem-solver. Russ saw at the beginning of COVID that we needed a place to house all of the community efforts that were being pieced together by other residents like Megg Sulzinger, Bill Palmatry, and Jessica Accamando, and made it happen.
Russ does something interesting for a living, but no one knows what because it’s so technical and wide-spanning. But we do know that he’s the boss.
Jessica Accamando, frontend
Jessica manages the content. She’s all things social media and promotion and never says “no.” She’s a proud resident of Hermosa for 10 years and has an addiction to joining local nonprofits. She’s a get-it-done gal. At the beginning of COVID, she started the South Bay Community Volunteers to help at-risk locals get support from their healthy neighbors for errands and needs, and naturally Russ was the first to sign up. What happened next is a little blurry because once they joined paths, it was a series of ideas, events, improvements, emails, messages, Zooms, and more.
Jessica is the owner of Creative Fish Studio, a communications and creative services studio dedicated to advancing brands with fresh content.
William Palmatry, residents' forum
William is founder of the Hermosa Beach Residents’ Forum—a partner project to HermosaOne. The forum is meant to be a civil and logical space to discuss Hermosa issues with neighbors as neighbors, free of the normal toxicity social media seems to engender.
A proud resident of Hermosa for over a decade, he's an avid beach volleyball player and hiker. He works in the movie industry as an Aerial Director of Photography and amongst other things, sells products he has designed in the automotive, fashion, art, and drone worlds.
William would like to apologize in advance.
Other generous volunteers:
Megg Sulzinger, Nicole Burke, Beth Rohrer, Kesley Shaible, Dana Miller, Medium Cool Productions, Susie Carnet, and YOUR NAME HERE.
We’d love to hear from you! If you’d like to volunteer to be on our team, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos by Aerial West Films
Will there be mobile apps for HermosaOne?
Yes. Those are in development now and we expect they'll be live in the App Store and Google Play in the near future.
How does the site make money?
The site has no profit motive. It is all volunteer.
How do I get in touch with the site's owner/developers?
What's your plan/roadmap for the site?
For now we exist as a site to provide all content that Hermosa residents want. If you have a suggestion, let us know!
Can I volunteer to help administer content?
Oh yes please! This is a beast to manage and we'll take all the help we can get. We could definitely use help with:
- Updating the business listings
- Updating the streaming calendar
- Social media management
- Ideas for features and functionality
- Proofreading and copy writing
Am I being tracked, placed into a database, or in any way having my privacy invaded if I use this site?
No. We use a Google Analytics tag to see how many people are coming to the site and that's it. If you register on the site, we use your contact information to contact you only when it benefits you. Beyond that, this site isn't set up to track, follow, or "Big Brother" you in any way.
Is this an official City of Hermosa Beach website?
No. We share City content with followers on social media when relevant, but we have no partnership with the City so we are free to do as we wish! Mostly...