Letters to the Editor 1-06-22

It ain’t right Dear ER: Hermosa is losing its identity. Institutions that have made us who we are, are being muscled out. California Sushi and Teriyaki, at 429 Pacific Coast Highway, is the latest to be swept away. After 13 years of healthy food, low prices, and hard work, they have been given their walking…

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Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach: Passings 2021

[Editor’s note: The following stories are excerpted from Easy Reader stories about Beach People who passed away in 2021. For their complete stories, go to EasyReaderNews.com] Kuhlmeyer was a ‘just the facts’ chief Harry Kuhlmeyer joined the Manhattan Beach Police Department, and rose through ranks to become chief in 1980. Three years later, in August…

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Letters to the Editor 12-23-21

Stick to the facts Dear ER: As someone who covered school board meetings for more than a decade for a local paper, including school districts in El Segundo, Wiseburn, and Manhattan Beach during the Manhattan Beach Board tenure of the great Bill Fournell, I did take a bit of umbrage to the obvious slanting of…

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Seashore snowballs down by the Seaside Lagoon 

“Let It Snow” drew over 3,500 people to Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach on the first weekend of December for a day of sledding, snowball fights, photos with Santa, cookies and hot chocolate. The festival was hosted by the Redondo Beach Police Department, with support from Sky One Federal Credit Union.  “Next year, we’ll bring…

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Letters to the Editor 12-16-21

Change isn’t easy Dear ER: Thank you for your continuing excellent coverage of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD) Board of Education meetings (“Parents erupt at school board meeting, ER Dec. 9, 2021). The country is in a sorry state when many people think that the acceptable response to someone who disagrees with their…

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Hermosa Beach firefighters will escort Santa

Los Angeles County firefighters from the Hermosa Beach station on Pier Avenue, will escort Santa through town on Wednesday, Dec. 15, starting at 4:30 p.m. Santa will depart from City Hall, and proceed down Pier Avenue to Pier Plaza. From there, he’ll head south on The Strand to 2nd Street, north on Hermosa Avenue to…

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Letters to the Editor 12-9-21

Thanks to trusted trustees Dear ER: My 81 year old father ,and US Army veteran has a message for the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Trustees: thank you for the protocols that stopped the spread of COVID before it got to him. My father was sitting in my living room on a Sunday morning, enjoying…

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American Martyrs parish in Manhattan Beach pushes past the pandemic

by Kevin Cody After being separated for 18 months by the pandemic, American Martyrs parishioners returned to in-person Sunday Mass in the fall to find their church had taken a proud, unflinching look at its history, and a bold step into its future. The history was represented by new, wood carvings of the church’s eight…

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Letters to the Editor 12-2-21

E-bike lawsuit pending Dear ER: Hermosa Beach is doing a lousy job of enforcing the 8 mph speed limit for pedal/e-bikes on The Strand (“Beach e-bikes revolutionize transportation in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo,” ER Oc. 3, 2021). I walk there in the morning several days a week and many bikes are traveling 20-35 mph, and…

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Easy Reader Letters to the Editor 11-25-21

Beach shell game Dear ER: Local residents were treated to an impressive display of shell gaming when the members of the Beach Cities Health District board discussed which of several “Healthy Living Campus” plans to approve at this month’s board meeting. Board member Vanessa Poster launched into a defense of the District’s hardworking staff and…

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Letters to the Editor 11-18-2021

It’s complicated Dear ER: Thanks for your excellent contribution to the public’s growing awareness of SB-9, zoning, and local control of Land Use issues (“The Brand Initiative,” ER Nov. 11, 2021). Housing in California is and has been for many years a very complicated subject. Your piece captures much of that complexity. As I read…

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Sand sledding

by Kevin Cody Hermosa Beach’s rainbow-painted lifeguard tower is partially obscured by sand berms built up this week to protect the town from high surf and high tides. The berms are popular each year for holiday sledding. Photo by Beverly Baird

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Beach Cities Toy Drive 

by Kevin Cody Supporters of the Beach Cities Toy Drive (pictured above in 2018) kicked off the holiday charity’s 29th year this week. Unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the Hermosa Beach City Hall parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11. Toys may also be dropped off anytime at Hermosa’s and Manhattan’s…

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Letters to the Editor 11-11-21

Leash in the law Dear ER: Hermosa is acting irresponsibly in its leash law revisions. Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and El Segundo have made room for citizens to let their dogs run off leash, but not Hermosa (“$250 fine for dogs off leash, and dogs on the beach,” ER Oct. 28, 2021). Rather than trying…

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