Surfing Santa 2022 – yup, Christmastime is here!

The annual Easy Reader tradition which began more years ago than Kevin Cody would like to count lives on, to year 44! Once again, for the third year in a row, Hermosa Beach chiropractor and Hermosa Beach Surfer’s Hall of Fame honoree Derek Levy donned the big red wetsuit and candy cane colored surfboard to…

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What to do in Los Angeles?

If you have friends or relatives coming to town to visit the City of Angels at some point, some opinionated guidance for all of you. The video above will show you all the expected sights, (minus theme parks!) from Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the beaches and the downtown wonders like Walt Disney Concert Hall and Union Station. But let me add…

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Owner of Simmzy’s and MB Post named named “Best of Manhattan”

Simms Restaurants, which owns several popular eateries in Manhattan Beach, including Arthur J’s, Fishing with Dynamite, Tin Roof Bistro, MB Post and Simmzy’s, won the “Best of Manhattan” award from the Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s annual 2022 gala. The top three finalists in each category were nominated by the public and the finalist…

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Manhattan Beach City Council Candidates Forum Wednesday night at the Shade Hotel

Video by Jefferson Graham The seven candidates for Manhattan Beach City Council spoke in a candidate forum at the Shade Hotel Wednesday Night, October 12.  The event was sponsored by the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business and Professional Association and moderated by the association’s executive director Jill Lamkin.  The candidates include newcomers Frank Chiella and Rita…

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Manhattan Beach Downtown Businesses to host City Council candidates forum Wed. Oct. 12, at Shade, Easy Reader live stream

“The business climate and enduring vitality” is the title of a forum to be hosted by the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business and Professional Association on Wednesday October 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Shade Manhattan Hotel.  The forum will be live streamed at EasyReaderNews.com. The seven candidates are incumbent Suzanne Hadley, former council…

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Travel: The best views of San Francisco–from Cable Cars

Anyone who brings a camera to San Francisco and doesn’t get on a cable car to capture amazing views is really missing out. While in town, please do walk to a park overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, climb Coit Tower, revel in the colors of Chinatown and North Beach, laugh at all the cars winding down Lombard Street, enjoy the…

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Catalina Island: best time to visit is fall

I’ve always been a huge of Catalina Island, the 26-mile-from-Los Angeles Riviera that’s great for long walks, back-country exploring and of course, photowalking. I’ve been on an island kick recently, and was thus inspired recently to hop a boat to Catalina recently and spend some time searching for the best photo spots. I walked and walked…

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MBUSD Candidates Forum at Mira Costa

  Manhattan Beach School board incumbent Jen Fenton, and challengers Wysh Weinstein, and  Tina Shivpuri participated in an hour and a half long forum Wednesday night at the Mira Costa Small Theater. The three are contending for three open school board seats, along with three other candidates who chose not to participate in the forum.…

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11 Reasons we Love Palos Verdes

Los Angeles is an amazing area with history (downtown and Pasadena), culture (Hollywood) and fantastic ocean beach cities (Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, Redondo, Torrance.) But if you were to come visit me from out of town, and ask me to take you to the most breathtaking place to visit in all of L.A., I’d easily throw…

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What I learned when Photowalks met Backroads

Imagine reuniting with a loved one, via the magic of video? I did just that, even though my father died 9 years ago, on my PhotowalksTV travel series on YouTube. He had his own local TV show in San Francisco, Bay Area Backroads, and I decided to follow his Backroads footsteps in the San Francisco Bay…

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