Easy Reader Staff

Dr. David Speiser

by Yvonne Liu

Before movine his practice to San Pedro a year-and-a-half ago, Palos Verdes Peninsula resident Speiser had a busy Long Beach practice driving between 100 to 250 miles each day to eight hospitals for 19 years.

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A Woman with a Global Perspective

by Kari Sayers

As a vice president, she is responsible fo the academic programs at the college, meaning the instruction, delivery and assessment.

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They’ve got Designs for a Church Pagent

by Betty Lukas

Creative Trio prepare for the 25th annual living depictions of religious art.

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The Rose Bowl Queens, A striking musical

For the upcoming premiere of the musical “The Rose Bowl Queens,” tiaras and fringed sashes are unwelcome. A split fingernail suffered by a float-riding Pasadena parader is nothing compared to the pain of watching your anchor leave a Bucket, Bedposts or the Big Four. The pasted-on smile of television’s New Year’s debutante isn’t remotely as […]

 Kevin Cody

The wedding song, aboard Southwest Flight 3267

by Harold Payne [Editor’s note: The following is longtime South Bay musician Howard Payne’s account of how he came to sing a wedding song to a newly engaged couple on Southwest Flight 3267.] I was flying home to LA after performing in Kansas City, when a little while after take off the flight attendant asked […]

 Randy Angel

Kevin Ellison: Bolt from the beach

After a mid-week practice in October, Kevin Ellison sat wondering what direction his team – and his professional football career were going. The San Diego Chargers were coming off a humiliating 38-28 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the former star athlete from Redondo Union High School and safety from USC was having difficulty making […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Old World, new approach

“I’ve had a lifelong interest in mythology,” says Seamus Ryan. “[Unlike] other photographers who just take pictures, I imagine a picture first, then I take a lot of pictures to create the picture I want. With this one” – and he points to “The World Tree,” a coastal view with ravens – “I knew I […]

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Keith Morris – Wild in the Streets

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the infamous Black Flag show at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach that turned into a storm of thrown foodstuffs, shouted obscenities, and angry picnickers, and the exhibition of punk-rock art that’s scheduled to grace the walls of the Hermosa Historical Museum next month, we asked Keith Morris to […]

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More than grandma’s goulash

by Marlys Lindenmuth

With a love of cooking, Carole Kopecek shares some of her Czech recipes from her early childhood.

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A long road to a higher education

by Joan Erzer Behrens “Peninsula Heritage School won my heart the first time I walked up the steps holding my little boy’s hand to enter preschool,” explains PHS Head of School Patricia Cailler. “My son will soon be going for his Ph.D., and the loving, caring environment continues to be a hallmark of Peninsula Heritage. […]

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Schaffer’s Valentine Ball

Marilyn and Frank Schaffer, now both in their early 80s, married 63 years and the parents of five successful sons and 11 grandchildren, have lived on the Peninsula for more than 51 of those years, all of which are major accomplishments. And soon, another kudo will be heaped on their overflowing life for their service […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Keeping up with the Joneses

by Fran Pullara

Jane and Jim are always busy with books, travel, and the community.

 Kevin Cody

AVP’s Hodell: An officer and a banker

Eight years ago in May, at the height of the dot com meltdown, approximately 75 of the AVP’s top players attended a meeting called by sports agent Leonard Armato at his Digital Media Campus in El Segundo. The players included 1996 beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Karch Kiraly, and 2000 beach volleyball Olympic gold medalists […]

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LABioMed’s new CEO is teacher and student

It’s a wonderful thing when a qualified leader with lofty, yet doable, goals takes the reins of an already successful enterprise. His thoughts and plans to make the institution even better are already swimming through his intelligent, highly educated and experienced brain when he walks through the front door. That’s exactly what’s happening at LABioMed […]

 Randy Angel

PV’s Eden Serena seeks spot on Philippine snowboard team

Uphill battles are part of every athlete’s career, no matter how long or short it may be. The mountains the record setters and history makers must conquer loom even larger, but for Eden Serina, it’s the downhill battle that can earn her a place in the record books. Serina’s passion for snowboarding has led the […]

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