Opinion

 Kevin Cody

Letters Feb. 11, 2010

Manhattan oil drilling proposal
Dear ER:
First off, Mark Machuszek, you live in MB, so when you vote in favor of approving speculative drilling in your beloved city, then maybe I’ll spend more than two minutes considering your lame argument before I completely take you to task on McPhearson oil’s bogus lawsuit (“Apologize, then drill,” ER letters Feb. 4, 2010).

 Kevin Cody

Barfly: Remembering Aussie Blue

Celeb Sightings: Goldie Hawn, her sister and a group of friends were spotted dining at Petros, Metlox Center, MB. Word is she acts just like she does on TV and in the movies, all bubbles, giggles and smiles and she looks exactly the same.

 Kevin Cody

On Local Government: What part about ‘separation’ don’t you understand

by Bob Pinzler
It never ceases to amaze how difficult it is for people with religious fervor to set aside the intensity of their belief when entering the public realm.

 Kevin Cody

Harbor lights: Sailing around isn’t kids’ play

by Harry MunnsTwo weeks ago, Abby Sunderland, who turned 16 last October, sailed away from the dock at the Del Rey Yacht Club in a bid to become the youngest person to sail around the world non-stop and unassisted. I can’t figure out whether I feel like she’s exercising her youthful need to make a […]

 Kevin Cody

Letters February 4, 2010

Character reference
Dear ER:
I work at a pet grooming salon in El Segundo, which Manhattan Beach Detective Sgt. Brian Brown frequents (“Officer of the Year,” ER Jan. 7, 2010). He always uses the self-service section to take care of the grooming needs of his dog “Buddy.”

 Kevin Cody

Letters Jan. 28, 2010

Haiti connection

Dear ER:

I have read “Ariana’s Dream” story to my third grade students, not without tears. and they are inspired to send cards and words of love to all of you (ER Jan. 21, 2010).

 Easy Reader Staff

Wild Things: Gray whales make 7,000 mile trip

On the road again Imagine a road trip of 5,000 to 7,000 miles. Now imagine making that trip 11 months pregnant. Now imagine making the return trip just three months after arriving and giving birth. Now imagine doing these two major road trips every year of your life until the day you die. If you […]

 Kevin Cody

Letters January 21, 2010

A squirrely community
Dear ER:
Since the article about the squirrel wars was published (“Neighbors embroiled in squirrel quarrel,” ER Jan. 7, 2010), we have received numerous calls, emails, and hand written notes from friends, family, neighbors and people from the community we didn’t even know. People have been leaving bags of peanuts at our doorstep. One rather large bag had the following note attached, “A gift from the Irena Street Squirrels to the Spencer Street Gang. Hang in there! Bon Appetit.”