Easy Reader Staff

Gun advocates pack heat, pick litter

by Robb Fulcher

They wore guns at their sides, and they came to clean up this town. Of litter, that is.
About a dozen gun-rights advocates with holstered side arms – and two with long arms strapped across their backs – held a brief rally and then picked up litter along The Strand on Saturday, stopping to talk and hand out fliers to anyone who asked about the weapons.

 Easy Reader Staff

Pier Avenue Construction

The north side of the Pier Avenue overhaul is about to be finished. The project, which started in February, will be accomplished around Labor Day. “We have had some sand issues, but no major problems,” says Frank Senteno, the project manager. Juan Galarza (in front) and Emidio Romo working on sidewalks on the lower sections […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Surf Food Stand opens on Strand

Say goodbye to sandy sandwiches. A new concession stand has opened along The Strand at 41st Street. The small building, previously known as Alfredo’s, is now the Surf Food Stand. Surf Food Stand has been open only three weeks but has already expanded its hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Owner Ben Yeshzkia started […]

 Easy Reader Staff

The best day of their lives

by Andrea Ruse

Next Saturday, July 24, PSILYF will host its 10th annual Day at the Beach in Manhattan Beach. Over 250 inner city kids will be paired with adult volunteers who “adopt a child for a day” of surfing, games, face painting, music, food and friendship.

 Easy Reader Staff

New retail and office condos to open downtown

Developer Nick Schaar and broker Bryn Stroyke team up for a second attempt at an upscale retail and office condominium complex in the beach cities. On Friday, Schaar Homes and Buildings and Stroyke Properties will hold an open house at 1300 Highland Shops and Worklofts, a high-end 34-unit commercial condo complex in downtown Manhattan Beach.

 Easy Reader Staff

About Town

Lost and Found pets; Neighborwood Watch meeting; Manhattan Beach author sells books for kids basball program; North Manhattan Beach Summer Stroll is here.

 Kevin Cody

Grote, Zaun ask support for surf video contest entry

South Bay surfing and skating buddies Matt Grote and Dane Zaun have teamed up to produce a film for the video competion. The two attended Mira Costa High together. Grote is now attending Brooks Institute of Film in Ventura. To view the film, and show them your support by voting for the video visit

 Easy Reader Staff

Manhattan Beach teacher trains at NASA space camp

Meadows Elementary science specialist Joanne Michaels is over the moon about attending NASA’s elite Space Academy last month.