Judy Rae

Ukulele Festival – Bakithi Kumalo, of ‘Graceland’ fame, brings his U-bass to Fest

Ukulele Festival – Bakithi Kumalo, of ‘Graceland’ fame, brings his U-bass to Fest

by Mark McDermott A strange little instrument somehow found its way to a house in Soweto, a township in the Gauteng province of South Africa that forms part of the city of Johannesburg, sometime in the early 1960s. The instrument was small and whimsical and virtually unknown in that part of the world. Bakithi Kumalo […]

 Stephanie Cartozian

Spotlight on medicine – Honda Evening Under The Stars

Spotlight on medicine – Honda Evening Under The Stars

A Night to Remember

 Mark McDermott

Tales of the Magic Uke: The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival celebrates the four-string wonder 

Tales of the Magic Uke: The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival celebrates the four-string wonder 

The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival celebrates the four-string wonder The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival celebrates the four-string wonder  by Mark McDermott  Nobody knew how the instrument ended up on the top shelf of a bookcase at the Beloff family’s summer home in Connecticut. In fact, until that day in 1991 when his father-in-law happened […]

 David Mendez

Two men found dead on Torrance Beach

Two men found dead on Torrance Beach

by David Mendez Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding two men found dead on the beach in Torrance this morning. According to Torrance Police Department Sgt. Alexander Martinez, police were called in at 6:58 a.m. on Aug. 30 to perform a welfare check on a man found along the shore, but well away from the […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Beach Sports – South Bay Dozen

Beach Sports – South Bay Dozen

Ocean competition

 Judy Rae

Beach charity – Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival

Beach charity – Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival

raised more than $1.5 million

 Mike Purpus

Santa rewards Ratopia surfers with fun waves

by Mike Purpus Every Saturday before Christmas, Nick Weber presents the Ratopia Surf Classic at Torrance Beach. The contest was founded in 2005 to raise funds for 22-year-old local surfer Denny Bales, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Since the contest’s ounding, it has raised $150,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Every year Santa […]

 Kevin Cody

Temple Emet vigil

A prayer vigil in memory of those killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh last month was held Friday at Temple Emet in Torrance. Eleven candles were lit by Temple President Diana Wolff, and Sisterhood President Wendy Wengrow as the individual names of the 11 victims were read by Rabbi Cantor Didi.  

 Easy Reader Staff

Spotlight on the hill – Palos Verdes 25th Anniversary Concours

Spotlight on the hill – Palos Verdes 25th Anniversary Concours

World Class Vintage and Classic autos and planes

 Kevin Cody

Spotlight on the hill – Chef Shafer, The Depot present PTN Halloween Ball

Spotlight on the hill – Chef Shafer, The Depot present PTN Halloween Ball

Halloween in Old Torrance at The Depot

 Kevin Cody

Leprechaun Plumbing’s Holt was also Torrance High soccer coach, safari guide

Leprechaun Plumbing’s Holt was also Torrance High soccer coach, safari guide

Ron Holt, the popular, longtime owner of Leprechaun Plumbing and Heating in Torrance, passed away Oct. 4 with his family at his side.

 Easy Reader Staff

Beach people – Young Physicians

Salsa and Swing Soiree

 Easy Reader Staff

Beach rides – PV Concours D’Elegance

Beach rides – PV Concours D’Elegance

celebrates California style

 Kevin Cody

Beach charity – Honda Evening Under the Stars benefits Torrance Memorial

Beach charity – Honda Evening Under the Stars  benefits Torrance Memorial

Kenny G and surprise guest vocalist Richard Marx

 Kevin Cody

Spotlight on the hill – Celebrating a Giving Heritage

Spotlight on the hill – Celebrating a Giving Heritage

Torrance Memorial

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