Opinion

 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.”

 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 […]