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Redondo Beach layoffs proposed to fix $8.9 million COVID-induced deficit

Redondo Beach layoffs proposed to fix $8.9 million COVID-induced deficit

A 67 percent decrease in Redondo Beach's hotel bed tax threatens to put Redondo harbor improvements on hold. …

Easy Reader/HermosaOne Streaming Calendar: Music, Readings, Health

Local musicians keep alive Hermosa's annual Memorial Day Weekend Fiesta with streaming shows. Visit Easy Reader/HermosaOne Streaming Calendar for Music, Readings, and Health programs…

June 17 BCHD Board Meeting to Hear Plans for Reduced Healthy Living Campus Project

By Dan Smith, BCHD Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) postponed its mid-March Healthy Living Campus public study session due to the COVID-19 Safer At Home…

Locals’ burrito bowl donation fights hunger of housebound

Locals’ burrito bowl donation fights hunger of housebound

by Ryan McDonald Last week, on the day after Los Angeles County beaches reopened, surfers…

Summer beach camps in coronavirus impact zone

Summer beach camps in coronavirus impact zone

by Ryan McDonald This time of year, Tommy Ostendorf’s phone is usually ringing off the…

As Manhattan Businesses rally to open, Council tries to help

As Manhattan Businesses rally to open, Council tries to help

  by Mark McDermott  Something occurred Tuesday afternoon in downtown Manhattan Beach that hasn’t happened…

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“Lance” – Straight through the heart [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Lance” – Straight through the heart [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “LANCE,” is an outstanding documentary by Marina Zenovich, the award-winning director of “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.” Clearly Zenovich is unafraid of untouchables. A two-part documentary made…

“Military Wives” – Conduct very becoming [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Military Wives” – Conduct very becoming [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Military Wives,” directed by Peter Cattaneo of “Full Monty” fame, treads familiar, mine-strewn territory and comes out alive. The soldiers, both men and women, of Flitcroft military base have just…

Squealer! 40 years later, will he be redeemed?

Squealer! 40 years later, will he be redeemed?

Trouble in the Magic Kingdom Redemption after 40 years by Bondo Wyszpolski Author’s note: Nearly everything written these past two or three months has had some connection with COVID-19. While…

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New beginnings, new menus, old ideas [dining news]

New beginnings, new menus, old ideas [dining news]

Signs Of Life: For two months the news has been all about closings, but a few entrepreneurs are bucking the trend. Little Simmzy’s just opened…

Sushi without the show [restaurant review]

Louisiana lockdown delight [restaurant review]

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Peninsula, Hermosa Beach, LA  superintendents assail governor’s school reopening plan, masks would cost millions of dollars daily

Peninsula, Hermosa Beach, LA superintendents assail governor’s school reopening plan, masks would cost millions of dollars daily

State and Los Angeles County “proposed regulations” for reopening schools in the fall have been assailed as “unattainable and unrealistic” in a letter signed by 10 Los Angeles area school superintendents. The letter was “spearheaded” by Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Alex Cherniss, according to Palos Verdes School Board member Suzanne Seymour. …

Dear Sage: Typical teen, or clinically depressed?

Around & About March 2020 Peninsula

Tee for Two at Pacific Standard Prime

Spotlight on service – Ticktockers recognized

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American Heart Association Virtual Go Red is Friday, May 15

American Heart Association Virtual Go Red is Friday, May 15

The American Heart Association’s Los Angeles Go Red for Women Wellness Retreat is going virtual this Friday, May 15. The hour-long Zoom gathering at 12 noon, will focus on self-care and the fight to end heart disease and stroke in women. Persons interested in participating are asked to register at lagored.heart.org. …

Vietnam Veteran’s of America welcomed home again on 45th Anniversary of war ending

NEFT VODKA® USA, INC., Presents: Vodka After Dark, a Virtual Cocktail Party Series

60th Annual Redondo Beach Easter Sunrise Service moves from park to the cloud

South Bay Community Calendar 3-12-2020

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Easy Reader founder reflects on the purpose of community newspapers

Easy Reader founder reflects on the purpose of community newspapers

Fifty years ago, not long out of college, I put out a call for volunteers to help staff an upstart newspaper in Hermosa Beach, hoping to provide an alternative to entrenched local publications that favored big growth and the political status quo.…

Letters to the Editor 5-7-2020

Letters to the Editor 4-30-2020

Letters to the Editor 4-16-2020

On Local Government – Changes in cityscape