Easy Reader Staff

BeachLife  celebration at St. Rocke 

BeachLife  celebration at St. Rocke 

by Brian Cooley BeachLife Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg will host a celebration of the last month’s inaugural BeachLife Festival Saturday evening at St. Rocke. The evening will include an appearance by skateboarding legend Tony Alva and performances by Tomorrows Bad Seeds and His Eyes Have Fangs, starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10, at the […]

 David Mendez

Boiling Point: As Redondo’s homelessness numbers increase, so does resident resentment

Boiling Point: As Redondo’s homelessness numbers increase, so does resident resentment

by David Mendez Ashley Roberts was still shaking as she gathered herself outside the Redondo Beach City Council chambers on June 4, before speaking in defense of herself and others like her who live on the streets of the Beach Cities. “I feel like people look at us like we’re not human — we’re people […]

 Easy Reader Staff

@slopehunter documents uphill runs

@slopehunter documents uphill runs

by Jennings Nelson Danusa Prado, 40, is a slope hunter. She seeks out and runs up steep hills and inclines, over and over, to the point of exhaustion. The Redondo Beach accountant and economist began running up slopes three years ago in her native São Paulo, Brazil. Running slopes was a way to connect with […]

 David Mendez

RUHS tops RBPD in friendly slow-pitch softball game

RUHS tops RBPD in friendly slow-pitch softball game

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach Police Department took the field against Redondo Union High School’s Varsity Baseball team last Thursday, losing 9 to 6 in nine innings of friendly slow-pitch softball — or at least, as friendly as it could be with RUHS Coach Andy Diver relentlessly heckling the cops. The game was all […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Mayor Brand diagnosed with cancer, will continue to fulfill duties

Redondo Beach Mayor Brand diagnosed with cancer, will continue to fulfill duties

by David Mendez Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand has been diagnosed with lung cancer, he announced via social media on Friday afternoon. The diagnosis marks Brand’s third fight against  cancer. However, he says his doctors believe he can manage the disease and fulfill his duties as Mayor during treatment. According to a post on his […]

 David Mendez

Grocery Outlet fills the grocery gap in North Redondo

Grocery Outlet fills the grocery gap in North Redondo

by David Mendez Artesia Boulevard has a supermarket again. Grocery Outlet finally opened its doors last Thursday, June 6, filling a long-empty gap for those who missed having a supermarket near the intersection of Artesia and Rindge Road. Grocery Outlet, and its building-mate CVS Pharmacy, take over the long-vacant space that once held a Haggen, […]

 David Mendez

Orlando’s, Redondo Beach’s ‘hidden jewel,’ closes

Orlando’s, Redondo Beach’s ‘hidden jewel,’ closes

  by David Mendez For nearly a year and a half, Orlando’s Pizzeria and Birreria was operating without its heart, as owner and Chef, Orlando Mulé was stranded a country away. Last month, owner-operator Carole Beauvais Mulé and her husband chose to reunite their family, permanently closing the business and moving back to their native […]

 David Mendez

Legal squabbles again revolve around Redondo Fun Factory, fish market

by David Mendez Like death and taxes, another inevitability has come to pass — Steve Shoemaker arguing with City Hall — involving the City of Redondo Beach and one of its longest-tenured tenants. In a recent letter sent to Redondo Beach executive staff, Shoemaker has said that he will refuse to evict the two sub-tenants […]

 Mike Purpus

Breakwater: the early days Longboards, no wetsuits and already hierarchical

Breakwater: the early days  Longboards, no wetsuits and already hierarchical

Photos by Leroy Grannis by Mike Purpus The first time I rode the Redondo Breakwater was the winter of ‘62. I was a 12-year old-grom. I paddled down from 30th Street in Hermosa. A lifeguard truck spotted me at 26th Street and followed me the rest of the way. The Breakwater was a WPA (Works […]

 Kevin Cody

Sandbox: California SB 50 bill ignores zoning’s fiscal impact on Redondo Beach

Sandbox: California SB 50 bill ignores zoning’s fiscal impact on Redondo Beach

California SB 50 bill ignores zoning’s fiscal impact on Redondo Beach

 David Mendez

RUHS pitcher Dalquist drafted by White Sox

RUHS pitcher Dalquist drafted by White Sox

by David Mendez Redondo Union pitching standout Drew Dalquist was drafted in the third round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Chicago White Sox. Dalquist’s call to the pros caps a senior season that saw him lead the Sea Hawks Varsity Baseball team on a run into the CIF playoffs. “He’s a […]

 David Mendez

Deficit, homelessness plans drive budget talks

Deficit, homelessness plans drive budget talks

by David Mendez The City of Redondo Beach is forecasting tight financial times in its future, especially as it’s squeezed between likely declining tax revenues and increasing pension liabilities. But a rising outcry from residents to respond to homelessness-related problems is staring the city in the face. The City Council began its budget process in […]

 David Mendez

LACC’s SEA Lab to close its doors at the end of June

LACC’s SEA Lab  to close its doors  at the end of June

by David Mendez SEA Lab, a long-standing aquarium and educational facility on the Redondo waterfront, will close its doors permanently at the end of June. The program’s stewards, the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, made the decision after taking an “in-depth look at the financial and programmatic realities of running an aquarium and best serving the […]

 David Mendez

D-Day, homefront casualties honored

D-Day, homefront casualties honored

  by David Mendez Hundreds of residents and retired armed forces service members joined the City of Redondo Beach for its annual Memorial Day Service at the city’s Veteran’s Memorial on May 27. Redondo Beach’s annual Memorial Day observance came little more than a week before the 75th anniversary of World War II’s D-Day landings, […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

General Plan Advisory Committee to drill down on ‘focus areas’ Redondo Beach’s General Plan Advisory Committee will continue its work to aid the city in defining the future of Redondo’s foundational land use document on Thursday, May 30. This meeting will include a discussion of a series of “focus areas” that the GPAC is considering […]