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 Easy Reader Staff

Earth Day at Polliwog Park

by Andrea Ruse Earth Day festivities at Polliwog Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, celebrate eco-friendly organizations, alternative vehicles, food and music provided by Dave Kinnoin, The Police Experience, and Jeremy Buck and the Bang. Volunteers and Organizations Improving the Community’s Environment (VOICE) will host the event. A water-wise class will be held at […]

 Mark McDermott

New rainwater harvesting system becomes the drought tolerant pool

Mike Garcia’s home looks like that of the prototypical Californian water thief. Despite that fact Garcia – like everyone else in Southern California – lives in a desert, there is water, water everywhere surrounding his North Redondo Beach home. His front yard contains three waterfalls, a banana tree, and a tree that bears little red […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Hotel Miss California

Over 300 girls and women between the ages of 14 and 28 packed into The Shade Hotel last weekend to learn tips on how to win next month’s Miss California USA and Miss Teen California USA pageants.

 Easy Reader Staff

Mac attack: iPad makes its debut in Manhattan Beach

Apple Store customers at the Manhattan Village Mall lined up outside past Macy’s opening day of Mac’s new iPad.

 Kevin Cody

Surf club forms to mentor kids ways of watermen/waterwomen


The idea for a South Bay surf club hit Mike Balzer two years ago. His son Shane was 9 and his daughter Malia was 6. They weren’t enthusiastic about dad teaching them to surf because they wanted to play with their friends and their friends didn’t surf.

 Mark McDermott

Electronics store thief busted


Police detectives last Wednesday arrested a man described as “prolific vehicle burglar” who targeted shoppers at electronics stores throughout the South Bay.

 Mark McDermott

Grave robbers steal military markers

Police are searching for three bronze military markers that were stolen from the graves of military veterans sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning. The grave markers, taken from Pacific Crest Cemetery on 182nd Street, were pried off cement platforms, presumably for the value of the bronze. “It’s pretty egregious,” said Sgt. Peter Grimm […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

LA Opera’s production of “Gotterdammerung” completes Wagner’s “Ring” cycles

The best cure for thinking that time moves too quickly is to sit through an opera. “Götterdämmerung,” the concluding chapter of Richard Wagner’s “Ring of the Nibelungs,” stretches out over five hours, or is it five days? – and those who emerge pale and blinking at the end of it may think they’re in need […]