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 Robb Fulcher

Parking fees might increase

The City Council set Jan. 11 for a public hearing to gather input on potential increases in the prices of parking permits. Fees for residents’ parking permits could go up from $40 a year to $100 a year, with a third permit at the same home going up to $200, and increasing to $300 for […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Mintz says cut wasteful spending, create jobs and take schools from worst to first

Political newcomer Nathan Mintz founded the South Bay Tea Party shortly before becoming so fed up with Sacramento he decided to run for the 53rd District’s State Assembly seat. The Republican candidate has been called a “divisive personality” by his Democratic opponent Betsy Butler. In response, Mintz has pointed to endorsements by politicians who “reach […]

 Kevin Cody

Butler stresses her experience, calls for private investment in local schools

Betsy Butler was largely unknown in the South Bay until she was targeted by a $700,000 smear campaign during last June’s primary. The candidate for the 53 Assembly District’s Democratic Party nomination was described in the 17 mailers sent out over an eight-week period as a pawn of trial attorneys, and the insurance and oil […]

 Kevin Cody

53rd District race: Butler taps lawyers, Mintz taps engineers

Campaign contribution reports in the 53rd Assembly district race reveal broad differences not only in dollars the candidates have received, but in their contribution sources. Democratic Party Candidate Betsy Butler has received $532,409 in contributions since the start of the year, according to the Secretary of State’s office. She had $70,014 remaining as of last […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Community will gather to raise cash for MB schools

In order to save teachers and educational programs next school year, the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation will hold its first community-wide Rally for Education next Thursday to raise money during its second annual Pledge Week. The organization hopes to raise at least $4.4 million, the same amount it brought in last year during its annual […]

 Easy Reader Staff

About Town

Utility workers scam, World Famous Pumpkin Car Race, Pier-to-Pier Friendship Walk, DUI checkpoint.

 Robb Fulcher

New social network game hits Hermosa, Manhattan

If a diner at Sharkeez stacks his chips into a tower and takes a picture of it, he might be angling for a free order of chips and queso. Then, if he strolls over to Fat Face Fenner’s Fishack and names a drink after a Boston sports star, he might be trying to score two […]

 Robb Fulcher

City, lawyer tilt over barking dogs

In a courtroom battle capping years of neighbors’ loud-dog complaints, a judge has ruled the city acted properly when it cited resident Corey Glave for having four adult dogs – twice the number permitted in Hermosa. Glave is an attorney who frequently represents police officers suing the city. Glave pointed out that the Superior Court […]