Mark McDermott

Teacher faces more molestation charges

Louis Jay Haddad, the Redondo Union High School teacher arrested in December for allegedly engaging in a lewd act in the presence of 16-year-old female student, now faces additional charges after two more students reported similar incidents to police investigators. Haddad, 50, has been charged with three counts of annoying or molesting a child and […]

 Randy Angel

Birney kids jump start American Heart Month

Cheered on by faculty and parents, students at Birney Elementary School in Redondo Beach were gasping for breath, asking themselves “How much longer?” as they attempted to jump into the Guinness Book of World Records. At 9 a.m. Monday, Birney was one of over 2,000 sites throughout California where an estimated 83,000 people began jumping […]

 Kevin Cody

“No Sex Please, We’re British”

by Ally Van Deuren What makes British farce so humorous? Is it the slamming doors, the screwball circumstances and chaos, the saucy subject matter, or just the actors themselves? You’ll find the answer in the Norris Theatre’s production of “No Sex Please, We’re British,” which combines all these elements and more, to deliver the quintessential […]

 Mark McDermott

Redondo Beach City Council spars over harbor development

The battle over new zoning in King Harbor began two weeks ahead of schedule at Tuesday night’s Redondo Bech City Council meeting when what was intended as a receive-and-file staff report regarding Redondo Beach’s development history erupted into an acrimonious feud. Planning director Aaron Jones delivered a short report to the council that detailed the […]

 Robb Fulcher

Local prayers and aid for Haitians

A man pushes a shopping cart down a rubble-strewn street. Hermosa churches, service clubs and schools rallied to the aid of earthquake-ravaged Haiti, helping to send food and water, medical aid, tents and more to the impoverished nation that suffered a disaster Jan. 12 that galvanized much of the world. At Hope Chapel and St. […]

 Kevin Cody

No plans to ask voters for money

by Robb Fulcher Hermosa voters will not be asked for money to help maintain school playfields and a gymnasium, unless there is a dramatic reversal in the momentum against the plan. The city School Board had considered placing a ballot measure for more funding before voters, who have rejected two previous funding measures. But last […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Fitting misfits: Re:Style has clothed South Bay punks for 30 years

The year was 1980. An explosive punk rock scene was taking off. The influence of British punk and new wave music had traveled half way around the world to Hermosa Beach. Local kids who embraced the movement imitated it not only in music, but also in fashion, outwardly expressing their newfound defiance against the norm. […]

 Mark McDermott

RBUSD prepares for major cuts

The Redondo Beach School District will likely face $3 million to $4 million in budget cuts due to another impending slash in state education funding.