Mark McDermott

Confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 526 in the South Bay,  6,360 in Los Angeles County

Confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 526 in the South Bay,  6,360 in Los Angeles County

by Mark McDermott  The South Bay now has 525 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 133 in the Beach Cities, according to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department’s newest release of data.  Carson has the most cases confirmed in the South Bay, with 93. Torrance has 92 cases, Redondo Beach 67, and Manhattan Beach 48. The […]

 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

South Bay Restaurants Take-out Guide: Restaurants respond to dine-in prohibition

South Bay Restaurants Take-out Guide: Restaurants respond to dine-in prohibition

South Bay restaurants step up take-out during dining-in prohibition.

 Kevin Cody

Streaming service: Hermosa Beach’s Saint Cross Episcopal Church puts the Good News online

Streaming service: Hermosa Beach’s Saint Cross Episcopal Church puts the Good News online

“When you’re in the middle of a pandemic, Lenten discipline is how to practice self-care, and care for those around you.

 Judy Rae

2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Crew Cab is one sexy beast

2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Crew Cab is one sexy beast

Beach Wheels By Jeff Mitchell Recently, I had the chance to test drive a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Crew Cab pickup and I came to appreciate the nature of what makes up a modern American work truck. My tester, which came in a beautiful “Silver Ice Metallic” paint, was big — as in big-big. Most […]

 Richard Foss

Hooking up with take-out [restaurant review]

Hooking up with take-out [restaurant review]

Food to go from Hook & Plow in Redondo may give home cooks fresh ideas, or encourage more take-out

The stay-at-home order has had an interesting side effect, as amateur cooks who suddenly have free time are upping their game in the kitchen. Old family recipes from an era when women stayed at home and cooked all day seemed too complex and time consuming only a month ago. Now that we’re staying home and […]

 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.

 Judy Rae

On Local Government – Changes in cityscape

by Bob Pinzler With a lot of time at hand, with closed gyms, walking restrictions, cancelled movie screenings, and only take out from restaurants, I’ve been trying to envision what things will be like for municipalities when we pull out of this self-imposed isolation period. We may have unintentionally accelerated our transition to a new, […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 4-2-2020

Letters to the Editor 4-2-2020

Read about it. Write about it

 Kevin Cody

American Martyr’s Monsignor Barry’s almost back after beating COVID-19

American Martyr’s Monsignor Barry’s almost back after beating COVID-19

Monsignor John Barry, the longtime leader of the American Martyrs Catholic Church community in Manhattan Beach, notified his parishioners last week that he had tested positive for COVID-19. 

 Kevin Cody

Tips for staying mentally healthy during Safe at Home time

Tips for staying mentally healthy during Safe at Home time

Obsessively checking news feeds may lead to heightened anxiety. Try a family challenge to have a “coronavirus-free” day.

 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.

 Mark McDermott

“You will never see this again”: Robi Hutas, 1935 – 2020

“You will never see this again”: Robi Hutas, 1935 – 2020

 ‘You will never see this again’ from Easy Reader News on Vimeo. [Editor’s note: Long time Hermosa Beach photographer, artist and volleyball player Robi Hutas succumbed to cancer over the weekend. The following story originally appeared in the August 19, 2011 Easy Reader] by Mark McDermott  Photographer Robi Hutas has long been known as […]

 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.

 David Mendez

AES finalizes power plant sale to Pustilnikov

AES finalizes power plant sale to Pustilnikov

by David Mendez The AES Redondo power plant has finally sold, after more than a year of negotiations and at least a decade of effort to find a use for the 51-acre site beyond power generation. According to the sale documents, AES has committed to permanently retire the plant by 2023, though the City of […]

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