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Letters to the Editor 9-28-17

The latest letters from our readers

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach’s Terry McDermott pens hardball inquiry “Off Speed”

Manhattan Beach’s Terry McDermott pens hardball inquiry “Off Speed”

  by Ryan McDonald In August 1982, Major League Baseball fined pitcher Gaylord Perry $250 and suspended him for 10 days. The penalties originated from an umpire’s ruling that Perry, then pitching for the Seattle Mariners, had doctored two of his pitches in a game against the Boston Red Sox. News of the suspension was […]

 Kevin Cody

Anatomy of an election: How Measure C won Redondo

Anatomy of an election: How Measure C won Redondo

by David Mendez Early on Wednesday, March 8, when it became clear that Measure C was becoming the law of the land, the once-still parking lot outside of Samba Brazilian Steakhouse began to rattle. Cheers were erupting through a back door leading to election watch party jointly held by supporters of Measure C and a […]

 Ryan McDonald

In wake of fatal Torrance police shooting, attorney and family seek ‘answers’

by Ryan McDonald Attorneys for the family of a woman killed by Torrance Police officers last month are gathering information about the incident, attempting to piece together how and why she died. Michelle Lee Shirley, a 39-year-old San Diego resident, was shot and killed near Old Town Torrance in the afternoon of Oct. 31. Police […]

 Kevin Cody

Anchors Away: Looking at the future of Redondo Beach’s South Bay Galleria

Anchors Away: Looking at the future of Redondo Beach’s South Bay Galleria

by David Mendez Walk-up traffic just isn’t what it used to be. The Kartounian family has run Tic Time Trends, in its various incarnations, for more than 20 years at Redondo Beach’s South Bay Galleria. “Back then, the mall was thriving. Other malls in the area — Del Amo, or Manhattan Village — just didn’t […]

 Ryan McDonald

Response time a hot topic in Hermosa Beach fire debate

by Ryan McDonald As Hermosa Beach ponders the future of its fire department, one issue has emerged as a particular concern: the impact on response times of contracting with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. With the Hermosa Beach Fire Department facing significant staffing shortages, the city has two options: expand funding for the existing […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Théodore Rousseau and “Unruly Nature”

Alight in the Forest “Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau” at the Getty by Bondo Wyszpolski We know him as one of the key figures of the Barbizon School, and as an artist who was pushing up at the floorboards of Impressionism, but how does Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867) fare in his own right? Of […]

 Randy Angel

El Camino coach Dean Lofgren to be honored at 4th of July 5K

El Camino coach Dean Lofgren to be honored at 4th of July 5K

by Randy Angel In 1975, West High senior Dean Lofgren was marching on the football field as a member of the band. Running on the track that circled the gridiron was the furthest thing from his mind. With the coaxing of friend Doug Todd, who now runs the elite Mt. SAC Relays, Lofgren took up […]

 Mike Purpus

Hermosa Beach surfer Pete Briggs ‘rode the nose’ ’til the end

Hermosa Beach surfer Pete Briggs ‘rode the nose’ ’til the end

Pete Briggs had a smooth, Kemp Auberg style with a beautiful drop knee cutback while Ronnie and I went after the Dewey Weber hotdogger look. Last summer, at 68, Pete was still walking the nose at San Onofre.

 Kevin Cody

Live Long and Prosper: The progress of the Beach Cities Blue Zones Project

Live Long and Prosper: The progress of the Beach Cities Blue Zones Project

  by David Mendez More than five years ago, the Blue Zones Project rolled into the Beach Cities with a simple but ambitious goal. The project intended to help the people in the communities it served live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Driven by Beach Cities Health District CEO Susan Burden, then-Chief Medical Officer Lisa […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hope Chapel team crowned champs at robotics competition

by Ryan McDonald When the dust cleared, the points were tallied, and the joysticks stopped moving, the Beach Bots stood as champions. The Beach Bots, the youth robotics team of the Hope Chapel Academy, recently won the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition held in St. Louis. FIRST, established by Segway inventor Dean Kamen, is an annual […]

 Easy Reader Staff

‘Nascar Tom’ has a PhD in Earnhardt: Torrance resident’s Nascar collection of 30 years has it all

‘Nascar Tom’ has a PhD in Earnhardt: Torrance resident’s Nascar collection of 30 years has it all

By Ed Solt From outside, Tom’s Henson residence is just another Torrance suburban tract home built sometime in the mid-50s. Once his garage is open, the bright vibrant yellows and blues, reds and whites, and the iconic blacks and reds glow from the walls and walls of memorabilia marked with fifteens, threes, and eights. This […]