Ryan McDonald

Coronavirus cases in L.A. County continue to surge

Coronavirus cases in L.A. County continue to surge

by Ryan McDonald The number of novel coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County has increased from 409 to 1,465 in less than a week, Barbara Ferrer, director of the county Department of Public Health reported today. The cases include 26 deaths, five of them reported in the last 24 hours. Ferrer expects the number of […]

 Ryan McDonald

County closes all beaches, bike path, until April 19

County closes all beaches, bike path, until April 19

by Ryan McDonald Beaches in the South Bay and the rest of Los Angeles County will be closed until April 19 in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, authorities announced Friday. Along with beaches, beach access points, including the Marvin Braude Bike Trail , will be closed, as will hiking trails throughout […]

 Ryan McDonald

Workers get creative to get by in time of coronavirus

Workers get creative to get by in time of coronavirus

by Ryan McDonald Along with threatening the health of millions of Americans, the novel coronavirus pandemic is cratering the U.S. economy. Health officials have attempted to stem the spread of the virus by forcing many businesses to close their doors, effectively shutting down whole sectors of consumer spending. In California, “essential” services are allowed to […]

 Kevin Cody

Visions of Coronavirus: Gallery 1. Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach

Visions of Coronavirus: Gallery 1. Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach

Responses to the coronavirus were recorded by local photographers this week. Photographers interested in having their visions of the coronavirus included in future Easy Reader galleries should send them to EasyReader@EasyReader.news.

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach okays eviction moratorium, rejects rent abatement

Hermosa Beach okays eviction moratorium, rejects rent abatement

by Ryan McDonald Commercial and residential tenants in the city of Hermosa Beach who have been impacted by the novel coronavirus will not face eviction for being unable to pay rent during the state of emergency caused by the pandemic, but will have to pay back any rent they miss. Hermosa’s City Council unanimously approved […]

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader returns to volunteer roots to continue publishing through coronavirus crisis

Easy Reader returns to volunteer roots to continue publishing through coronavirus crisis

The entire Easy Reader staff was laid off last Friday. Four reporters, two office managers, two advertising representatives, one art director, one bookkeeper, one associate publisher and one publisher. Since then, the former staff has written 30 stories on the coronavirus, maintained the website, fielded calls for obits and dba’s, and sold enough ads to […]

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader returns to volunteer roots, free newsstand distribution. Expands website news

Easy Reader returns to volunteer roots, free newsstand distribution. Expands website news

Easy Reader returns to volunteer routes and free newsstand distribution and expanded website news

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader Beach City Pick-Up Locations

Easy Reader Beach City Pick-Up Locations

Easy Reader newspaper can be found at business and news racks listed below, throughout Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and El Segundo. It will not be home delivered throughout the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach to close Strand, Beach on Saturday. ‘We don’t want to be next hotspot,” mayor says

Hermosa Beach to close Strand, Beach on Saturday.  ‘We don’t want to be next hotspot,” mayor says

The Hermosa Beach Strand and the city’s beach will be closed to the public, beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday. “We don’t want to be the next hotspot,” Mayor Mary Campbell. She did not know if surfing and swimming will be allowed.

 Ryan McDonald

Coronavirus pushes back planned power outage in Hermosa Beach

Coronavirus pushes back planned power outage in Hermosa Beach

by Ryan McDonald Planned maintenance of the electrical grid in Hermosa Beach, which would have temporarily shut down power in part of the city, will not take place until after the novel coronavirus pandemic has ended. In a statement issued March 20, Southern California Edison said that it planned to “postpone noncritical planned projects, while […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach City Council meetings leave chambers for screens

Hermosa Beach City Council meetings leave chambers for screens

by Ryan McDonald Public meetings in Hermosa Beach will take place via videoconference in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The city announced that all public meetings, starting with Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, will feature officials calling in from remote locations to hear reports from staff and vote on issues. The […]

 Ryan McDonald

With fundraiser cancelled due coronavirus, Hermosa Beach Education Foundation launches online auction

With fundraiser cancelled due coronavirus, Hermosa Beach Education Foundation launches online auction

by Ryan McDonald The novel coronavirus may have brought down “Mom Prom,” the winking nickname of highly anticipated Hearts of Hermosa fundraiser.  But it hasn’t removed the need for donations that the event, the largest single source of support each year for the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation, facilitates. Instead, an online auction to support programming […]

 Kevin Cody

County bans beach volleyball, Hermosa Beach resident rescues nets

County bans beach volleyball, Hermosa Beach resident rescues nets

Hermosa residents saves beach volleyball nets from being hauled off in County pick-up trucks.

 Kevin Cody

The Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day that wasn’t and other coronavirus tales

The Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day that wasn’t and other coronavirus tales

“Do you know the only thing worse than owning an Irish tavern on Saint Patrick’s Day when the government has ordered all the tavern’s closed? It’s owning 16 Irish taverns,” he said.

 Ryan McDonald

Long lines, bare shelves at South Bay grocery stores

Long lines, bare shelves at South Bay grocery stores

by Ryan McDonald As authorities delivered grim warnings about the novel coronavirus last Thursday, an idea spread among South Bay residents with the force and quickness of a contagion: buy toilet paper. Mirroring trends across the country, shoppers late last week began descending on Vons, Trader Joe’s, Ralphs, Whole Foods and other area stores, creating […]

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