Kevin Cody

Teaching posts on chopping block

by Robb Fulcher Hermosa Beach City School District officials have once again prepared a list of teachers who will be laid off at the beginning of the next school year, unless more money is found to save their jobs. For several years running, parents and other community members save most of the jobs by raising […]

 Kevin Cody

About Town

Oil check The City Council will meet in closed session March 9 to discuss Hermosa’s options in a potentially bankrupting breach-of-contract lawsuit by Macpherson Oil Company, which once planned to drill from a city-owned location. An appeals court recently returned the long-running lawsuit to a lower court, in a partial victory for the city. The […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Re-rokking Denim and Tees

by Andrea Ruse

Photos by David D’Angelo

“Everybody has a graveyard of denim in their closet that has become old and boring,” said Jayime Bailey, designer and co-owner of the Jayime Jean and Tristan Christopher Showroom in Hermosa Beach. “Instead of buying another pair of designer jeans, why not just bring in the ones you already have and get a new look?”

 Mark McDermott

Councilman diagnosed with cancer

Councilman Steve Aspel has been diagnosed with cancer. But he believes his life may have been saved due to his quest for his “recreational blue pills.”

 Easy Reader Staff

MBPD officers investigated in hit-and-run

Four Manhattan Beach police officers were placed on leave immediately following a hit and run accident on Sunday, January 31 involving an automobile registered to one of the officers.

Last Thursday, Police Chief Rod Uyeda announced that his department is conducting an Internal Affairs Investigation “into the conduct of the off-duty officers involved in the collision as well as the on-duty officer(s) who handled the collision investigation.”…

 Easy Reader Staff

Meter rates higher, longer, stronger (financially)

On-street parking meter rates will increase from 75 cents to $1.25 per hour as a result of action taken by the City Council Tuesday night. The council also acted to extend meter enforcement hours by two hours. Morning enforcement will be pushed back from 9 a.m. to 8 a.m. Evening enforcement will be extended from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m…

 Easy Reader Staff

Chamber honors ailing photographer with lifetime achievement award

Popular Manhattan Beach photographer Mary Pat Dorr was honored with a lifetime achievement award Wednesday by the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce. Paul Dorr, her husband of nearly five decades, accepted the award on his wife’s behalf. Dorr was unable to attend the ceremony because the breast cancer she has battled for the past two decades has left her too weak to leave her Manhattan Beach home…

 Mark McDermott

Officer admits embezzling funds

A former Redondo Beach Police Department sergeant last week pleaded guilty to embezzling from the police union and the department itself.