Easy Reader Staff

South Bay Sunrise Rotarians donate $15,000 to charities, education

South Bay Sunrise Rotarians donate $15,000 to charities, education

The South Bay Sunrise Rotary Club has donated $15,000 to South Bay charities and schools — funds raised through the Rat Beach Bike Tour held on Sept. 21 of last year.

 Richard Foss

The South Bay’s best new restaurants of 2013

The South Bay’s best new restaurants of 2013

2013 was the best year in the history of the South Bay for restaurant debuts.

 Easy Reader Staff

Calender 11/7-11/14

Calender 11/7-11/14

  Thursday, Nov. 7 Ranger Guided Walk Join the free family hike, every second Sat., through the beautiful 102-acre White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. 10 a.m. – noon. pvplc.org. An Alta Vicente guided walk, 9 – 11 a.m., will explore some of the Peninsula’s military history as well as […]

 Easy Reader Staff

‘Somehow life led me to this job’

‘Somehow life led me to this job’

Some people seem like they were just meant to do the work they’re doing. As Ben Schirmer talks about his life’s journey, it becomes clear that he is one of these people. This year, the 53-year-old, Baltimore-born Schirmer celebrated a decade as the executive director of Rainbow Services, one of the only shelter-based domestic violence […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Boys and Girls Club honors Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Boys and Girls Club honors Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Thursday night at the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge, the Boys and Girls Club of the South Bay presented Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi with the Legislator of the Year Award, as recognition of his efforts to save the club from financial ruin. “The Boys and Girls Club of the South Bay provides invaluable resources and services to […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Calender 10/24-10/31

Thursday, Oct. 24 SB Ostomy group This fourth Thursday, monthly group meets in room B at 7:30 p.m. at the Torrance Memorial West Tower building connected to the parking structure on the 2nd floor. The guest speaker is from Coloplast, and all ostomates, friends or family members are welcome. Info: 310-378-5331 or Anne Marie 310-548-8558. […]

 Richard Foss

Restaurant review: Banzai Beach – Eating Well on the Italian/Polynesian Border

Restaurant review: Banzai Beach – Eating Well on the Italian/Polynesian Border

Los Angeles has many restaurants offering eccentric combinations of cuisines – Ethiopian/Italian is actually natural thanks to the colonial era occupation of the country, but Korean/Italian and Portuguese/Greek are rather more unusual. A new Scandinavian/Turkish concept is scheduled to open soon in Culver City, which probably takes the prize. The South Bay’s current champion for […]

 Easy Reader Staff

South Bay Community Calendar 10/17-10/20

Thursday, October 17 MB Chamber & Holiday Cheer This holiday season the Manhattan Beach Chamber teams up with businesses all throughout the South Bay to bring holiday cheer to one lucky winner. Through Dec. 7, the Chamber will sell $20 raffle tickets at all events, online and in its offices. Each purchase gains you a […]

 Easy Reader Staff

FAITH: Meet the Rabbi – A new rabbi and fresh energy after some trying times revitalize the South Bay’s largest synagogue

FAITH: Meet the Rabbi – A new rabbi and fresh energy after some trying times revitalize the South Bay’s largest synagogue

There was a moment shortly before Rabbi Brian Schuldenfrei accepted the position at Congregation Ner Tamid in July when his wife Deborah squeezed his hand. They were sitting in the car together after an evening at the synagogue, and from the parking lot on Crest Ridge Road in Rancho Palos Verdes they could see the […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Local conservationists organize SUP festival

Local conservationists organize SUP festival

To increase awareness of ocean conservation, Beyond the Shore is organizing a huge SUP festival at Seaside Lagoon.

 Easy Reader Staff

Self-taught photographer’s images strike chord with South Bay [PHOTOS]

Self-taught photographer’s images strike chord with South Bay [PHOTOS]

Randy Ruby finds the beauty in the beach that he says saved his life.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay Arts Calendar September 5 – 8

Thursday, September 5 Every person a story “Personal Tales,” narrative work by such artists as Terry Braunstein, Stan Edmondson, Jim Morphesis, and Nancy Mozur, has its artists reception tonight, Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the El Camino College Art Gallery, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. There is an artists’ lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 10, […]

 Richard Foss

Restaurant Review – Mickey McColgan’s: an Irish pub, California-style

Restaurant Review – Mickey McColgan’s: an Irish pub, California-style

There are people who don’t understand the deep, complex emotional relationship between an individual and their drinking establishment. It is more than a place to purchase a beverage; it is a venue for entertainment, a place to interact with a community of like-minded folks, and a connection to a tradition and culture. This is somewhat […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Redondo Union High hosts yoga conference [PHOTOS]

Redondo Union High hosts yoga conference [PHOTOS]

Hundreds of people turned out for the South Bay Yoga Conference, which comprised seminars, yoga classes, food stalls, live music, and vendor stalls.

 Easy Reader Staff

Great white hype: The truth about white sharks and what their local presence means

Great white hype: The truth about white sharks and what their local presence means

It seems white sharks are paying more frequent visits to the South Bay inshore. But how much do we really know about these animals?