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 Kevin Cody

Hook ’em

Hermosa Beach residents Katie and A.J. Brass commissioned architect Brad Lebon of Archisand.com sand sculptors to pump up fans for Thursday night’s Rose Bowl game.

 Mark McDermott

Dolan to receive $195,000 in severance

Dolan to receive $195,000 in severance

Details of former City Manger Geoff Dolan’s severance package released last week indicate that his Dec. 13 parting may have been less than voluntary. Stipulations of his contract entitled Dolan to severance pay only in the event of his “involuntary separation” or the city’s failure to automatically renew his contract, which was up Jan.1. It […]

 Mark McDermott

Sting fails to nail fraud suspect

A man arrested in a Manhattan Beach police elder fraud sting was released last Monday after charges were dropped by the L.A. County District Attorney.Police arrested Robert Nagao, a transient, on Dec. 21 after he wrote bad checks as part of an alleged scam involving Robert Good, a 67-year-old musician from Inglewood. Good told police […]

 Mark McDermott

Neighbors embroiled in squirrel quarrel

Neighbors embroiled in squirrel quarrel

by Mark McDermott Two weeks ago, Jay Horrell opened up his mail to find a letter from a lawyer named Donald Ramenian. Horrell’s neighbors, the letter said, had a serious problem: squirrels were destroying their lawn, endangering their own and their dogs’ health, and threatening to overrun their house. At times, Ramenian wrote, 15 to […]

 Mark McDermott

Man arrested in gang-related shooting

A member of the North Side Redondo gang was arrested Monday morning and charged with attempted murder in what police believe was a gang-related shooting. The Redondo Beach Police Department received a report of a shooting that occurred at 4:30 p.m. Saturday on the 2400 block of Fisk Lane. According to police reports, a man […]

 Mark McDermott

Detectives bust Ponzi scheme

Detectives bust Ponzi scheme

Redondo Beach Police Department detectives have arrested a local woman on suspicion of operating a Ponzi scheme targeting Latin immigrants that victimized at least 55 people for more than $500,000. Mariana Montes, 41, of Redondo Beach, was arrested on Dec. 29. Police were attempting to locate her for an outstanding arrest warrant on another crime […]

 Easy Reader Staff

A wide variety of terrains, activities in acres of parks

An amateur historian and lover of the local outdoors mulls Hermosa’s distinctive parks. In following weeks she will focus upon the history of various individual parks. by Doris Beaman I returned to Hermosa Beach, “beautiful beach,” after being away for more than 50 years. I returned to the same house I lived in from the […]

 Robb Fulcher

Gabriel Iglesias interactive stand-up goes worldwide

Funnyman Gabriel Iglesias is used to filling all the seats inside The Comedy & Magic Club, but a special show he put on a week ago Tuesday reached tens of thousands of fans around the globe.