Robb Fulcher

Accused medical marijuana grower to serve as own lawyer on felony charges

Accused medical marijuana grower to serve as own lawyer on felony charges

Despite cautions from a judge, Tim Beck, who describes himself as a medical marijuana grower, will serve as his own lawyer on felony charges of cultivating marijuana and cultivating marijuana for sale. Beck also turned down a plea agreement that would have called for 90 days community service and three years probation in exchange for […]

 Easy Reader Staff

DJ Jimmy Sullivan spins dancers, hecklers and tunes

DJ Jimmy Sullivan spins dancers, hecklers and tunes

It’s 9 o’clock on a Saturday night, and as the ocean fog rolls onto the Pier Plaza, “Jimbo” — DJ Jimmy Sullivan — stands inside Sharkeez behind a pair of turntables and a mixer, headphones on, ready to get a young jeans-and-T-shirt crowd onto the floor. When it’s slow, a club scene can look like […]

 Neely Swanson

Hugo: an early holiday gift from Martin Scorsese [MOVIE REVIEW]

Hugo: an early holiday gift from Martin Scorsese [MOVIE REVIEW]

Untie the brightly colored silk ribbon from the softly textured wrapping paper concealing the delicately carved box containing the lustrous golden ornament that is “Hugo” and you will be rewarded with a wonderful film about film cloaked in an emotional and deeply rewarding, multi-layered children’s tale that has arrived just in time for the holiday […]

 Kevin Cody

Mama Liz Annual Thanksgiving Dinner [PHOTOS]

Mama Liz Annual Thanksgiving Dinner [PHOTOS]

Forty-two cooked turkeys, even more pies, and mashed potatoes for 400 were delivered to the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis and Rotarian halls Thanksgiving morning. The donated fixings was just enough to serve the over 400 people who attended the 28th Annual Mama Liz Thanksgiving Dinner.  “Mama” Liz Turner, an Easy Reader typesetter, established the  dinner after […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Uprooting Trenchtown to Our Town

Uprooting Trenchtown to Our Town

While tourism isn’t the primary local boom of the South Bay — bereft of a Disneyland, Staples Center, or Universal City — our freakishly long-sweeping white sand beaches, island views, beautiful women (and men), temperate climate, and jovially centered beach culture all collude to attract an incredible influx of residential transplants. Often, that brings new […]

 Robb Fulcher

Hermosa salutes city treasurer

Hermosa salutes city treasurer

Local dignitaries, friends and family filled much of the large Community Center playhouse to say goodbye to longtime City Treasurer John Workman, who died of an apparent heart attack at age 73, just three days after he lost a reelection bid.

 Easy Reader Staff

Geoff Dolan files lawsuit against city

Geoff Dolan files lawsuit against city

?Geoff Dolan, former Manhattan Beach city manager of 15 years, filed a lawsuit against the city of Manhattan Beach for breach of contract and invasion of privacy rights based on the city’s disclosure of records that Dolan argues were confidential.

 Mark McDermott

City sues Civic Light Opera for rent

City sues Civic Light Opera for rent

The city of Redondo Beach last week filed a lawsuit against the Civic Light Opera of the South Bay Cities, seeking $209,000 owed in back rent. The city in August evicted the CLOSB after not receiving payment for the use of the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. City officials say that rent is owed for […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Local motives: Jani Lange’s fight to preserve South Bay culture

Local motives: Jani Lange’s fight to preserve South Bay culture

As dawn crests upon Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon, logo-emblazoned tents are pitched against a peninsula skyline in preparation for the 6th annual D-Man Festival, commemorating Darren Marsee. A crew of early-risers trickles through the gates, their gurgling stomachs fueled only by cheap coffee and donuts. Jani Lange greets unsuspecting staff with “MY MAN!”, a high […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Five residents inspire others to be active

Five residents inspire others to be active

Sitting on the fabric upholstered chairs facing the elevators at the Center for Health Fitness at the Beach Cities Health District, 90-year-old Bob Lonsdale recently rested a minute before starting his workout. A fitness center regular with one real leg, he has been coming to the center since 1996- continuing to work out at the […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Drug dog sniffs out Mira Costa

Drug dog sniffs out Mira Costa

Skeeter, a four-year-old Australian cattle dog and Labrador mix with black fur, waited outside a Latin classroom at Mira Costa High School one Tuesday morning.

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