Ryan McDonald

Site selection questions dog Greenbelt project

Site selection questions dog Greenbelt project

by Ryan McDonald It was a straightforward answer that only created more questions. Part way through last week’s  Hermosa Beach City Council meeting, during a lengthy discussion of the proposed Greenbelt infiltration project, Mayor Jeff Duclos asked whether planners had ever considered the number of residents living within 500 feet of the potential project sites. […]

 Ryan McDonald

Lazy Acres opening draws big crowds and big-wave surfer

Lazy Acres opening  draws big crowds and  big-wave surfer

by Ryan McDonald Lazy Acres Natural Market opened last week in Hermosa Beach with throngs of customers drawn to its organic produce and a large selection of prepared foods. The store held a fundraiser Wednesday evening benefitting local schools, where city council members bit into apples instead of cutting a ribbon to commemorate the occasion. […]

 Paul Teetor

Fundraiser helps Darfur refugees establish women’s soccer team

Fundraiser helps Darfur refugees establish women’s soccer team

by Paul Teetor It’s a long way – geographically, demographically and spiritually — from the mega-mansions, upscale restaurants and seaside luxury of Manhattan Beach to the makeshift huts, long food lines and tattered tents of Darfur, a dusty, wind-blown war-torn region of Sudan. But in just three hours Saturday night, a bridge built upon the […]

 David Mendez

Turn ban to calm Maria/Paulina traffic

Turn ban to calm Maria/Paulina traffic

By David Mendez A new set of City Council-approved traffic calming plans, residents hope, will put a cap on excess speeding and cut-throughs in one Redondo Beach neighborhood. Redondo will restrict left turns, from 6:30 to 9 a.m., on to the 500 to 600 block of North Paulina Avenue, and the 700 to 800 block […]

 Mark McDermott

Second floor outdoor dining considered

by Mark McDermott The City Council on Tuesday night rejected nearly all of the California Coastal Commission’s 27 modification of its proposed Downtown Specific Plan but reconsidered a ban on second-floor outdoor dining that the plan had included. The council approved a set of ordinances that will effectively replace the Specific Plan, which the city […]

 David Mendez

Senate District 26 ‘A lot of mazel,’ not much race

Senate District 26  ‘A lot of mazel,’ not much race

by David Mendez This year’s State Senate race, between incumbent Democrat Ben Allen and independent Baron Bruno appears to be a contest only in the strictest definition of the term. Its contestants seem to know it, too. Forums between Allen and Bruno have been congratulatory affairs: Bruno is soon to marry his fiancée, and Allen’s […]

 David Mendez

Assembly District 66 Fighting for California’s values

Assembly District 66  Fighting for California’s values

by David Mendez The candidates for California’s 66th Assembly District have already set their definitions for this year’s election. According to incumbent Democrat Al Muratsuchi, it’s a “Trump supporter versus California values.” But according to Republican challenger Frank Scotto, “it’s not [a race between] a leftist Democrat versus a moderate Republican.” The district has flipped […]

 Mark McDermott

ES arts and culture – George the Fourth

ES arts and culture – George the Fourth

George Renfro, a fourth generation El Segundo native, hopes to keep his hometown true to itself through art and orneriness

 Randy Angel

ES sports – Feeling the VIBE

ES sports – Feeling the VIBE

El Segundo’s VIBE Volleyball Lab enlists top players to coach future top players

 Richard Foss

ES food – Sausal’s source

ES food – Sausal’s source

Sausal chef and owner Anne Conness found her inspiration in early California cuisine and craft beer

 Ryan McDonald

ES business – Might done right

ES business – Might done right

by Ryan McDonald It is approaching 7 a.m. Inside El Segundo’s Gate 14, everyone has collapsed onto the rubber mats that cover the gym’s floor. Some people are stretching out their hips, bowing their heads with the resignation of the penitent. Others sit up with their arms extended behind them at acute angles to their […]

 Easy Reader Staff

ES fashion – El Segundo blue

ES fashion – El Segundo blue

Denim made the original way

 Judy Rae

El Segundo October 2018 Calendar

Experience #37, Frankenstein, H20 Harvest, Monster ball, Kids craft, Let’s go fishing

 Easy Reader Staff

ES Autos – Cars have Loved

ES Autos – Cars have Loved

A visit to the Automobile Driving Museum awakens memories of cars long forgotten

 Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 10-18-18

South Bay Community Calendar 10-18-18

Happy hour, Oktoberfest, Star Wars, Halloween comedy show, art & wine, and the Hermosa Art Festival

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