Opinion

 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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Wild things: The Snowy Plover


Western snowy plovers or Charadrius alexandrines nivosus are cute little birds that inhabit prime waterfront property along California’s coast and inland water bodies. Weighing just one to two ounces and reaching six and a half inches in length, snowy plovers are designed to blend in with their environment. Their back feathers are a sandy brown and the stomach feathers are fluffy white. This color scheme is accentuated by a stout black bill, dark grey legs, black eyes and a white ring around the neck.

 Kevin Cody

Matt Wuerker

 Easy Reader Staff

Harbor Page: Harbor Mistress Leslie Page

Business owners often say there’s nothing more valuable than loyal, reliable employees. So when Mar Venture, Inc. sold the Redondo Beach Marina’s (RBM) leasehold to Decron Corp. in 2008, the transaction documents should have listed Leslie Page far above the standard restaurant sub-leases and golf carts normally catalogued as assets in that kind of real […]

 Kevin Cody

South Bronx to South Bay: Hearts and Minds, again


It took President Obama months to decide what to do next in Afghanistan; he finally presented his plan at West Point on December 1. Last Sunday, the New York Times ran a lengthy examination of his decision-making process — days and nights of meetings with his advisors, many of whom held widely divergent views. He displayed a comprehensive grasp of the issues, the article recounts, prodding the participants with questions and comments, resembling both “a college professor and a gentle cross-examiner,” as one of them put it.