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Letters to the Editor 7-2-2020

By Judy Rae / July 2, 2020

More homeschooling Dear ER If people don’t wear masks they’re going to have to homeschool their kids during the next school year. Is that what they want? Laura Frances EasyReaderNews comment   Track it or close Dear ER: I asked the City of Hermosa Beach if an employee of a bar or restaurant tests positive,…

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Hermosa Cyclists’ traffic school educates, clears slate 

By Ryan McDonald / September 5, 2019

 A few years ago, while watching someone ride away from a bike shop on a new purchase, Jim Hannon had a surprising thought. Hannon is a retired engineer and member of the board of directors of the South Bay Bicycle Coalition. “We all know that in high school, kids are eager to get their license.…

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Letters to the Editor 8-1-19

By Judy Rae / August 1, 2019

Read about it. Write about it

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Ted Ernst whistles the start for 58th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix Kids

By Kevin Cody / July 23, 2019

On Sunday, over 100 kids sprinted down Valley Drive in front of Live Oak Park, cheered on by their parents, many of whom remembered Ted Ernst, now 87, whistling the start for them.

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57th annual MB Grand Prix draws large crowd

By Easy Reader Staff / July 25, 2018

by Jared Flippen More than 300 cyclists and runners from across the country and the globe gathered for the 57th annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix held Sunday. Cyclists zipped through the Manhattan Beach streets of Valley and Ardmore Drive, past residents who set up barbeques and lemonade stands for makeshift viewing parties. New this…

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Chevron MB Grand Prix in its 57th year

By Randy Angel / May 10, 2018

1.3-mile course begins across from Live Oak Park

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Reverse direction gives cyclists a new challenge at Chevron MB Grand Prix

By Randy Angel / July 25, 2017

The 56th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix returns on Sunday, July 30 but with a new twist. The 1.3-mile course on Valley Drive and Ardmore Avenue, which starts and finishes at Live Oak Park, will be raced counter-clockwise instead of the usual clockwise direction. “Over the last few years, many riders suggested we reverse…

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Cycling: MB Grand Prix has new twist

By Randy Angel / May 10, 2017

For years, cyclists competing in the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix (MBGP) have jockeyed for position on the final hill on Ardmore Avenue before entering the final tight turn at 15th Street that led to a short straightaway to the finish line. This year, the 1.3-mile course will take on a new look. The course is…

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Junior cyclists help bridge gap at Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

By Randy Angel / August 2, 2016

The 55-year-old Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix is the nation’s second-oldest, one-day bicycle race for elite cyclists. Over the years the races have also included popular kids races. Missing, however, has been a race for teenagers. That has changed this year. New to the MBGP, which takes place Sunday, will be a 50-minute race for…

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Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

By Judy Rae / June 22, 2016
When: August 7, 2016 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Where: Live Oak Park, 1601 N Valley Dr, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA

Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix Celebrates 55 Years of Racing Sunday, August 7 Nation’s second-oldest, one day bicycle race exciting day for both racing fans and families Celebrating five and a half decades of elite cycling…

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Pedaling through Manhattan Beach

By Randy Angel / May 19, 2016

The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, which celebrates its 55th year on Sunday, Aug. 7, is considered one of the more “technical” courses on the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC). The 1.3-mile course, in front of Live Oak Park, is shaped like a bent paperclip. It runs north on Valley to Pacific and south…

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Lifeguards, swimmers, bikers, remember retired lifeguard, teacher Ed Nelson [PHOTOS]

By Kevin Cody / August 17, 2015

Ed Nelson’s fellow lifeguards, fellow members of the South Bay Wheelmen and fellow Los Angeles Peninsula Swimmers held an early morning “Weed Wackers” bike ride ride and then swam and paddled out at Torrance Beach for a scattering of his ashes in the sea.

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Chevron Grand Prix

By Judy Rae / May 22, 2015
When: June 7, 2015 @ 7:00 am
Where: Live Oak Park, North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA

Chevron Grand Prix faster with age The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix is one of the nation’s longest running bike races. It was founded by local cycling legend Ted Ernst in 1952. This year’s 54th…

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Chevron Grand Prix faster with age

By Randy Angel / May 13, 2015

The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix is one of the nation’s longest running bike races. It was founded by local cycling legend Ted Ernst in 1952. This year’s 54th running of the race takes place Sunday, June 7. The course is considered one of the more technical courses on the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar…

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Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, golf, running and more

By Randy Angel / October 27, 2014

Baseball: Beach City Baseball Academy (BCBA) is holding free batting sessions for children living with special needs. Every Saturday at 10 a.m., BCBA is offering unlimited one-on-one 30-minute batting sessions. “The goal of the session is not only to teach the child how to hit a baseball, but also to build confidence and have fun,” said Richard Murad,…

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Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, cycling, football and more

By Randy Angel / October 23, 2014

Beach Tennis: West Coast Beach Tennis will be holding its 6th annual Halloween Tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at 14th Street and The Strand in Hermosa Beach. Entry fee is $25 and players must wear costumes. Prizes awarded to winners and for best costumes. To register, visit westcoastbeachtennis.net.   Baseball: Beach City Baseball…

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