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 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.

 Easy Reader Staff

Manhattan Beach Mayor Mitch Ward meets President Obama

When Manhattan Beach Mayor Mitch Ward visited the White House last Thursday, he was faced with a once-in- a-lifetime decision: snap a picture with the President of the United States, or speak with him for a brief moment. “It all happened so quickly that I only had time for one or the other,” Ward said. […]

 Easy Reader Staff

7-11 concept updated for the digital generation

Imagine a convenience store where the food is customizable, the wine is carefully selected, and the hot dogs are fresh and plump instead of wrinkled and rotating for several hours…

 Easy Reader Staff

About Town

A firefighter gets promoted and local author plans to give discussion on honoring thy parents…

 Kevin Cody

“The Good Soldier Schweik”


When brilliant composers die young, whether it’s Bizet or Gershwin and especially Mozart, people wonder what they might have accomplished had they lived longer. Robert Kurka died in 1957, at age 35, before the premiere of his sole opera, “The Good Soldier Schweik.”

 Mark McDermott

Help for Haitian orphanage sought

Wanted: a few good men and women.  In particular, doctors, builders, teachers, and maybe a few Marines. Maison de Lumiere, an orphanage in Haiti founded by a Redondo Beach family, has persevered in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that struck the nation two weeks ago. But the orphanage, which cares for 50 children, has […]