David Mendez

Epilepsy Ride honors Cleland benefits research efforts

Epilepsy Ride honors Cleland  benefits research efforts

by David Mendez David Keane was working down the street at his then-Pier Avenue office in Hermosa Beach when he got a call that his five-year-old son Christian was having a seizure. “At that point, I didn’t know what a seizure was, let alone epilepsy,” Keane said. He sprinted out of his office to his […]

 Ryan McDonald

HBCSD Superintendent Escalante will step down in June

HBCSD Superintendent Escalante will step down in June

by Ryan McDonald Pat Escalante, superintendent of the Hermosa Beach City School District, announced last week that she is planning to retire on June 30. Escalante took over as Hermosa’s district emerged from financial challenges imposed by the Great Recession. She was at the helm through struggles with overcrowding and two divisive bond measure elections […]

 Ryan McDonald

Two hurt in memorial car crash 

Two hurt in memorial car crash 

by Ryan McDonald Two people were injured last week after driving a car into the Hermosa Beach Veterans Memorial at the Community Center. The driver and a passenger were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the collision, which took place the evening of Jan. 15, said Sgt. Mick Gaglia of […]

 Judy Rae

Beach giving – Beach cities toy drive

Beach giving – Beach cities toy drive

wraps another year

 Judy Rae

Beach people – Hermosa Polar Bear swim

Beach people – Hermosa Polar Bear swim

Cold water warms friends

 Judy Rae

Health & Fitness – Torrance Memorial earns best in state

Torrance Memorial Medical Center was founded in 1925 by Jared Sidney and Helena Childs Torrance to provide quality health care services to South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor residents. Today, Torrance Memorial offers the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in a compassionate, caring manner. No longer just a hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center includes […]

 Judy Rae

Beach sports – Shreddin’ Santa delivers

Beach sports – Shreddin’ Santa delivers

bag full of big waves

 David Mendez

City observes King with event, monument

City observes King with event, monument

by David Mendez When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke before an assembly at Cornell College’s King’s Chapel on Oct. 15, 1962, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he did so amid the tensions of the Civil Rights Movement. On that day, he decried the extreme positions of optimists and pessimists — those who either felt […]

 David Mendez

Budding developers win Lieu’s contest

Budding developers win Lieu’s contest

by David Mendez Two Redondo Union High School seniors were honored at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education. Julian Quevedo and Koray Mentesoglu, respectively, won first place and honorable mention in the 2019 Congressional App Challenge, sponsored by Representative Ted Lieu. Quevedo and Mentesoglu supported each other throughout […]

 Richard Foss

Ten for ’20 [dining feature]

Ten for ’20 [dining feature]

The 10 best restaurants to open last year span the culinary and budget landscapes

Many fine restaurants opened in the Beach Cities in 2019 – but you probably already noticed that. Visiting all of them is an adventure that takes you from modest cafes to elegant, curated spaces, with coffeehouses, grocery store lunch counters, mini-malls, and office parks along the way. As always, it’s a struggle to compile a […]

 Easy Reader Staff

On Local Government – Phone breadcrumb trail is no fairy tale

by Bob Pinzler The New York Times recently published a fascinating, interactive piece showing how others can use your cell phone as a tracking device. This tracking was not done by the government, nor was a search warrant required. All the Times needed was to obtain this data from a location data company, which received […]

 Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 1-16-2020

South Bay Community Calendar 1-16-2020

Woman and Man of the Year, Slack Key, 314th bday, waste roundup

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 1-16-2020

Letters to the Editor 1-16-2020

Read about it. Write about it

 Neely Swanson

“The White Sheik” – Many different colors [MOVIE REVIEW]

“The White Sheik” – Many different colors [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson In a new 4K restoration by Rialto, “The White Sheik,” directed and co-written by Federico Fellini in 1952,  is given a new lease on life. It is an interesting choice for re-release because artistically it is something of a mess, but historically it is well deserved. “The White Sheik” is the story […]

 Kevin Cody

Teen bands fear ban from next summer Concerts in the Park

Teen bands fear ban from next summer Concerts in the Park

by Kevin Cody Last July, Good Vibe performed before an estimated 15,000 friends, neighbors and music fans at Polliwog Park. They were the opening act for Queen Nation, a copy band that skyrocketed in popularity following the release last year of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a movie about rock star Freddie Mercury and the original band Queen. […]

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