Letters to the Editor 6-6-19
Randy Angel remembered
Randy was an amazing journalist who was insightful and supportive of coaches, athletes and their families. Through his writings he always expressed respect and care for everyone involved in the process of attaining a championship. I had the pleasure of being a part of that process as Mira Coach’s Head Volleyball Coach for many years. Thank you Randy for that experience with you. And thank you for always supporting young women athletes. You made this earth a better place.
Randy was without a doubt the kindest sportswriter I have ever encountered. He always asked positive questions of the coaches and student-athletes, and used his reporting skills to make kids feel good about their accomplishments. I know there are many South Bay athletes who have articles he wrote about them hanging up in their homes to this day. I will miss seeing his smiling face and reading his articles. Not many of us get to do what our passion is to our last breath. Randy was one of the few.
Randy was such a warmhearted guy. I met him at El Camino in 1976 when we both wrote for the Warwhoop. Randy covered sports, of course, and even in college he was a true professional, delivering clean, engaging copy every week. I really got to know him in the 1990s at Easy Reader when he was the production manager and I covered Hermosa Beach. We had this complicated zone system that required us to produce different versions of the paper for different cities. Add in the usual annoyances of late-breaking news stories, missing captions, equipment failures and frayed tempers, and the production shop could be a stressful place. Randy managed it all with good grace and good humor.
Raleigh, North Carolina
I spoke with Randy regarding an article just a few months ago. He made it easy to talk for the article and then we started talking family roots here in Redondo. We’d spend 20 to 30 minutes chatting. No doubt our parents’ paths crossed here in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Our paths surely crossed, too, at high school baseball the last few years, where I was a fan and he covered the games. I didn’t know what he looked like, and kept hoping we would meet at a game. He would have been awesome company at a game, with his easy conversation and wealth of knowledge about local sports. Just knowing he was there was enough. I’m going to miss knowing he’s there.
Randy was the kindest and most sincere person on the planet. From day one, when I first moved here to work for Easy Reader, he treated me like family and always had a kind word to say, no matter how he was feeling. He will be so incredibly missed.
Randy was a true media professional. We had many great conversations, some printed and many just in passing at the beach. He will be missed.
Randy was always easy to talk to about Mira Costa volleyball and my beach volleyball years. He wrote the best articles.
Randy was a fixture at MCHS indoor volleyball and beach tourneys that my daughters played in He wrote great articles and took great photos
Randy was a gem of a human being. Huge loss for the Easy Reader and the South Bay sports community.
A great reporter and a great writer. He and his work will be missed.
It’s been two weeks since high winds blew excessive amounts of sand onto the bike path in Manhattan Beach and there are no signs that the city has done anything to remove it. The sand has limited many sections of the bike path to a single lane at best and greatly increases the likelihood of accidents with other cyclists, skateboarders, skaters and pedestrians. How long will it take for the city of Manhattan Beach to clean the bike path and ensure people are safe?
by Judy Rae