Kevin Cody

Easy Reader COVID-19 Archive: Over 40 stories, photo gallery

Easy Reader COVID-19 Archive: Over 40 stories, photo gallery

Read over 40 Easy Reader stories about the coronavirus in the Beach Cities, ranging from expert advice on physical and mental health to beach closures and a surfer who was cited for ignoring the closure order. Photographers’ visions of the impact are also exhibited at EasyReaderNews.com.

 Kevin Cody

Coronavirus advice from  Dr. Michael Mellman 

Coronavirus advice from  Dr. Michael Mellman 

Do not ask for a COVID-19 test just because you want to know if you have been infected by the coronavirus, advises Dr. Michael Mellman. Testing on a broader front will be implemented when we have the testing capacity and adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the testers.

 Kevin Cody

Virus puts other medical services on hold in South Bay

Virus puts other medical services on hold in South Bay

In order to limit the stress on the medical system during what is expected to be a surge in of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, many medical procedures are being delayed.

 Kevin Cody

Coach Palisin earns degree, goes to Oxford, leads team to playoffs

Coach Palisin earns degree, goes to Oxford, leads team to playoffs

Five years ago Chris Palisin charted a mid-life course-correction that paid off big-time for himself — and for Oxford Academy, the academic powerhouse in Cypress where the long-time Hermosa Beach resident was named the new head basketball coach last spring.

 Kevin Cody

Our Lady of Guadalupe Hermosa Beach preaches, teaches sheltered at home online

Our Lady of Guadalupe Hermosa Beach preaches, teaches sheltered at home online

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hermosa Beach turns to online platforms to teach and preach parishioners and students.

 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 […]