Easy Reader Staff

On local government – Council should appeal plan for 791 new Manhattan homes

by Mark Burton The City of Manhattan Beach could be required to build an additional 791 housing units by 2029 under the Southern California Association of Government’s  (SCAG) draft Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA). How do you go from a previous housing goal of 38 to 791? Yes, in a city that was fully built […]

 Paul Teetor

Playoff run ends, Mustang look to players returning next year

Playoff run ends, Mustang look to players returning next year

by Paul Teetor It’s a basketball debate as old as the 3-point shot itself. If your team is down by 3 points with less than a minute to play, should you shoot a 3 to tie the score and force overtime? If you miss, the game is probably over. Or should you go for a […]

 Special Contributor

Expert warns that social media, academic  pressure weigh heavily on MCHS teens 

Expert warns that social media, academic   pressure weigh heavily on MCHS teens 

by Kimberly Dester A growing fact of life among teenagers striving for academic success is a significant rise in clinically diagnosed anxiety and depression. According to a report by the Child Mind Institute, one in three teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 experience anxiety disorders. Depression and bipolar disorder affect 14.3 percent of […]

 Kevin Cody

El Camino’s new gym includes basketball and volleyball courts

El Camino’s new gym includes basketball and volleyball courts

by Kevin Cody El Camino College became one of the few colleges in California to have separate basketball and volleyball courts with the opening of the school’s new $35 million gymnasium on Friday. The two-story, 56,000 sq. ft. gym features a 16,000 sq.ft basketball facility with seating for 1,241 fans and a 12,000 sq.ft. volleyball […]

 Mark McDermott

The rescuer: Lifeguard Stephens Troeger was one of the most unheralded of the great South Bay watermen 

The rescuer: Lifeguard Stephens Troeger was one of the most unheralded of the great South Bay watermen 

by Mark McDermott  A recording used for several years in LA County Lifeguard training documents a call between Stephens Troeger, then the Baywatch captain on Catalina Island, and a team of doctors assisting him in trying to revive a two-month-old girl who had stopped breathing.  People who hear the recording never forget it. The baby […]

 Kevin Cody

New El Camino College gym includes separate basketball, volleyball facilities.

New El Camino College gym includes separate basketball, volleyball facilities.

El Camino College became one of the few colleges in California to have separate basketball and volleyball courts with the opening of the school’s new $35 million gymnasium on Friday.

 Mark McDermott

The volunteer who has taught  1,171  people how to save a life

The volunteer who has taught   1,171  people how to save a life

by Mark McDermott  Manhattan Beach Fire Department Chief Daryn Drum was working one Saturday morning last year when he decided to walk across the street from the fire station to the Joslyn Community Center to peek in on a community CPR class. The class was offered by the all-volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Drum […]

 Mark McDermott

City Council approves new fee increases 

by Mark McDermott The Manhattan Beach City Council Tuesday approved an array of fee increases residents and businesses will pay for city services ranging from building permits to fire inspections.  The increases total more than $550,0000, but fall short of the $931,000 a consultant’s report determined was the full cost of services the city is […]

 Mark McDermott

American Martyrs 5K celebrates 40 years

American Martyrs 5K celebrates 40 years

by Mark McDermott  In February 1980, a leap year, Ronald Reagan won his first presidential primary, the USA hockey team beat the Russians in the Olympics and a few hundred American Martyrs parishioners in Manhattan Beach ran down the nearby streets in the church community’s very first 5K race.  Reagan is long gone and the […]

 Jeff Mitchell

Mitsubishi Outlander earns its laurels as PHEV best seller

Mitsubishi Outlander earns its laurels as PHEV best seller

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell Recently, I had the chance to test drive a Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric compact sport utility vehicle and was instantly reminded why it is the world’s best-selling PHEV. The funny thing about the Outlander is that its “plain Jane” looks might encourage you to overlook it at first — […]

 Paul Teetor

Mustangs celebrated despite elimination

Mustangs celebrated despite elimination

by Paul Teetor Mira Costa boys basketball Coach Neal Perlmutter stood courtside sporting a big “mission accomplished” smile while accepting congratulations for at least 10 minutes after Friday night’s second-round playoff game with Pacifica Christian of Newport Beach. “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” he said as a steady stream of fans, parents, students and […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach About Town

Follow the money:  California’s budget Former state controller and treasurer John Chang will discuss the California state budget in a talk titled “California’s Budget: Education vs. Everything Else” at Mira Costa High School Feb. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 1401 Artesia Blvd.  State of the City Mayor Nancy Hersman will give the annual State […]

 David Mendez

Small business owners struggle to comply with AB 5 

Small business owners struggle to comply with AB 5 

Bending over backwards by David Mendez Justin Randolph didn’t expect to own a yoga studio, especially less than six years into his practice as a yoga instructor. But last February, 10 months after he and his husband moved to Los Angeles from New York, Randolph had the opportunity to take over Yoga Loft, a Downtown […]

 Mark McDermott

MBFD begins using new CPR technology

MBFD begins using new CPR technology

by Mark McDermott  Seeking to improve the survival rates of patients undergoing cardiac arrest and reduce injuries to paramedics, the Manhattan Beach Fire Department has acquired a new automated CPR technology.  The AutoPulse Resuscitation System is a mechanical chest compression device that can be strapped on to a patient during an emergency response. This enables […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa and Manhattan mayors visit divided D.C. Can cities show Washington how to function?

Hermosa and Manhattan mayors visit divided D.C. Can cities show Washington how to function?

by Ryan McDonald Opening statements from House managers in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began Jan. 22. On Jan. 23, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Burbank Democrat who became the most forceful and eloquent voice urging the president’s removal from office, spoke briefly before ceding the floor to fellow impeachment manager Rep. Jerrold Nadler, […]

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