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 Esther Kang

Art expression, volunteerism and parent-child relations are central focuses for youth nonprofit Freedom4U 

Art expression, volunteerism and parent-child relations are central focuses for youth nonprofit Freedom4U 

Helping teenagers find meaning by Esther Kang Dr. Greg Allen says he is fortunate to be alive. His father was NFL Hall of Fame and Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins coach George Allen. George Allen also coached at Long Beach State. Its soccer field, as well as an athletic field in Palos Verdes Estates […]

 Ryan McDonald

Body painter Paul Roustan draws on his love of the human form, and society’s anxieties about it

Body painter Paul Roustan draws on his love of the human form, and society’s anxieties about it

by Ryan McDonald About 10 years ago, Paul Roustan was at a party in Boston hosted by Boink, an erotic magazine started by a student at Boston University. Unlike most of the attendees, Roustan was on the job. Boink threw wild, issue-release parties, and the magazine hired him to paint the bodies of guests who […]

 Kevin Cody

Teen Choice Awards in Hermosa Beach sparks debate on beach use

Hermosa Beach’s long simmering controversy over large events downtown and on its beach received a four-hour-long public airing during a joint City Council/Parks and Recreation Commission meeting. The focus was on the Sunday, Aug. 11 Teen Choice Awards.

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Councilman Gran served with recall notice

Redondo Beach Councilman Gran served with recall notice

by David Mendez A group of Redondo Beach citizens are moving to recall Councilman John Gran in response to his vote killing the City’s study exploring contracting with Los Angeles County Fire Department services. Gran was the Council’s swing vote, pressing to approve a continuation of the study in April before reversing his position in […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach About Town

Library Friends Celebrates 60th  The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library, one of the cities longest surviving civic organizations, celebrates its 60th anniversary on Saturday, September 21 at its Bard Street Bookstore. Light refreshments will be served. The bookstore is just west of the Pier Avenue  Library. For more information visit hbfol.org.

 Easy Reader Staff

More hotel tax Hermosa okays short term rentals downtown 

by Jeff Mitchell A pilot program allowing short-term vacation rentals in the Hermosa’s downtown and other commercial districts was approved by the City Council on a 4-1 vote at its Tuesday evening meeting. The existing prohibition of vacation rentals in the city’s residential zones will remain in effect, Ken Robertson, director of community development, told […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Manhattan Beach About Town

Car Show The 2nd annual Downtown Manhattan Beach Car Show takes place Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along six blocks from Manhattan Beach Boulevard to 9th St. The event features classic cars as well as police and fire vehicles, raffles, and live music. All proceeds benefit the MBPD K-9 program. For more […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach Police Beat

Construction burglary nabbed The Manhattan Beach Police Department this week arrested two men believed to be responsible for a string of construction site burglaries in recent months.  According to MBPD, during the months of August and September 2019, a series of construction site burglaries occurred throughout the city. Through video surveillance, MBPD detectives were able […]