Opinion

 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.”

 Easy Reader Staff

Harbor Lights: Recycled drinking water

It wasn’t the first time I’d raised a glass (or plastic cup) in a toast. It was the first time I’d toasted with a hard hat on my head and water in my glass that had been in someone’s toilet just a few days ago. Fortunately, I couldn’t really tell the difference between it and […]

 Easy Reader Staff

South Bronx to South Bay: Opportunity in the rubble

Poor Haiti. It almost makes you think the country has been cursed by God, or by some voodoo spirit, or by the ghost of Papa Doc. The first modern Black nation, independent of colonial rule in 1804, Haiti was born in hope but for most of its history has been battered both by the elements of nature and by human avarice.

 Kevin Cody

Barfly: Good restaurants go, Blake’s back

by Deb L
Bad News First: The South Bay began the year with the loss of two restos Brix, PCH, HB and Le Saint Raphael, PCH, RB. Neither were a surprise but for very different reasons. Brix’s owner had heart, soul, ideas, visions, friends, a great chef, and a sommelier but it wasn’t enough.

 Kevin Cody

Barfly: Tiger the tipper

by Deb L Speaking of Making Amends: Tiger Woods certainly gave comedians plenty to holiday cheer about — like not having to come up with any original material for a while. It’s like a vacation. Now, you know how I hate to get all smarty pants and all, but this is just too much. Back […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Harbor Lights: Pier Parking stucture past and future

Redondo’s city fathers traded style for utility when they replaced the Plunge with a parking garage for the Redondo Pier. The Plunge was built in 1909 by Henry Edward Huntington in a classic style with a grand portico and Roman arches. It was billed as the “largest indoor salt-water-heated pool in the world” and it […]

 Kevin Cody

South Bronx to South Bay: Not enough dots

Damn it. Just when I was ready to book my winter getaway, some blockhead with a bomb in his boxers tries to blow up a plane.

 Kevin Cody

Letters January 14, 2009

Save Sand Dune Park Dear ER: On Tuesday, January 19, the Manhattan Beach City Council will decide the fate of the Sand Dune. As operator of the SandDunePark.com website, I have received literally hundreds of emails in support of keeping the Sand Dune open for recreational purposes. Perhaps most surprising, I have been heartened to […]