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  • Rally in Solidarity with South Bay AAPI Community April 10, 2021 4:31 am Rafu Shimpo - California REDONDO BEACH — “Stand up against anti-Asian hate, stand together in solidarity against racism and xenophobia” is the theme of a rally to be held Sunday, April 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd. …
  • BeachLife Festival announces a post-pandemic return to Redondo Beach in September April 9, 2021 5:51 pm Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - California BeachLife Festival, which held its inaugural fest in 2019 only see its sophomore year canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced Friday it will return to its beachside home in the South Bay Sept. 10-12. “With cautious optimism, and eyes wide open, we …
  • Classic movies at local theaters and drive-ins: 'Singin' in the Rain,' 'Pulp Fiction' and more April 9, 2021 11:19 am Los Angeles Times - California Craving a flick on the big screen? Here’s our latest rundown of classic movies and cult favorites playing now or coming soon to a theater, drive-in, pop-up or rooftop near you. We’ll update as new titles and showtimes are added. Drive-In at the Roadium The …
  • Metro Service On C Line At Redondo Beach, Crenshaw Stations To Pause On Saturday April 9, 2021 11:07 am CBS Los Angeles - California LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that C Line service will be interrupted between the Crenshaw and Redondo Beach stations on Saturday. Service will be stopped temporarily at 5 a.m. on Saturday …
  • Lucas- Spring a welcome sight for April and his outside backers - Wisconsin Badgers April 9, 2021 10:21 am Wisconsin State News.Net Story Links BY MIKE LUCAS UWBadgers.com Senior Writer MADISON, Wis. — After Bobby April III surveyed the competitive strength, balance and depth of his position group — "Our weakest link is not very far from our strongest link" — the Wisconsin …
  • BCHD Accepting Applications and Proposals for Non-profit Agency Grants April 9, 2021 6:51 am Easy Reader News - California Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is currently accepting applications for its non-profit agency grants to enhance its ability to provide preventive health services in the community. Non-profits that provide physical and/or mental health programs are …
  • Letters to the Editor: 4-8-2021 April 9, 2021 6:51 am Easy Reader News - California Voting by the numbers Dear ER After watching the recent Hermosa City Council candidate debate, it looks like we have five fine candidates. But that means the winner may get only 25 to 30 percent of the vote, and almost certainly not a majority. A better …
  • Sandbox: Extending life of Redondo power plant not the solution April 9, 2021 6:51 am Easy Reader News - California   Bill Brand and Jim Light at the AES power plant in 2009, at the start of their battle to shut it down. by Jim Light The Redondo Beach power plant is the least efficient and most polluting of California’s remaining ocean water cooled power plants. It is …
  • Bike registration program aims to curb HBPD stolen bike auctions April 9, 2021 6:51 am Easy Reader News - California by Kevin Cody It used to be common for Hermosa Cyclery to lose several bikes a week to thieves. “Then our pal Craig Barnes of Marina Bike Rentals, a former Redondo Beach policeman, suggested we stop using cable locks and start using hardened steel chain …
  • Out & About: Events in the South Bay and Long Beach areas April 9-15 April 8, 2021 8:29 pm Daily Breeze April 9 Blazing Saddles: Presented by Gardena Drive-in Cinema, 14948 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena. $30-$40. 10:10-11:45 p.m. eventbrite.com. Breakfast with the Chamber: Featuring guest speaker Mike Lansing, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs Los Angeles Harbor. …
  • Hipster takeout cafe arrives, a chef departs, Mama D’s returns to MB, and more dining news April 8, 2021 4:37 pm Easy Reader News - California DJ Wilson and Kurt Fry have taken over the El Segundo Beach Cafe and renamed it Oceans Cafe & Grill. The couple also own Oceans Prone Paddleboards and hope to make Oceans a destination for ocean enthusiasts, as well as bicyclists and beach goers. The …
  • Obagi makes good on Artesia campaign promise April 8, 2021 1:39 am Easy Reader News - California Zein Obagi is the newly elected Redondo Beach District 4 City Councilmember. Photo courtesy of the Obagi campaign by Dan Blackburn Newly elected Redondo Beach District 4 City Councilman Zein Obagi Jr. made good on his campaign promise to spur progress on …
  • NASA's Webb Telescope packs its sunshield for a million mile trip April 7, 2021 10:10 pm Phys.org Engineers working on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope have successfully folded and packed its sunshield for its upcoming million-mile (roughly 1.5 million kilometer) journey, which begins later this year. The sunshield—a five-layer, diamond-shaped …
  • South Bay cowork spaces plan post pandemic rebound April 7, 2021 7:27 am Easy Reader News - California Unita’s coworking office in Hermosa Beach combines a beach ambiance with commercial office amenities. Photo by Gregory Ontiveros/Unita by Jake Safane Ego Alpay drew upon his experiences hosting small, artistic parties during his time as a professional …
  • Arlo Parks: Why Billie Eilish, Michelle Obama and Lily Allen are all fans April 6, 2021 11:44 pm The Herald (Scotland) Because for a 20-year-old just at the beginning of her career, she already seems to be known by an awful lot of people. Jodie (Killing Eve) Comer and Lily Allen have both declared their love for Parks’ music, Michelle Obama, no less, has added Parks to her …
  • Immediate Jeopardy: Death And Neglect Inside A Troubled California Nursing Home Chain April 6, 2021 9:14 pm LAist By Elly Yu and Aaron Mendelson Published Apr 6, 2021 At a nursing home in Glendale, a certified nursing assistant was charged with raping a mentally ill patient in her room. After the incident, according to investigators, the victim said she felt " …
  • Want a picnic without the work? Someone can do that for you April 3, 2021 5:03 pm Los Angeles Daily News Gloria Malaihollo straightened and smoothed out a white rug under a long and low wooden table topped with plates, utensils and candles set up on the sand near the Redondo Beach pier. Pillows were placed next to the table for seating under an umbrella …
  • Monopoly gets local makeover by Manhattan Beach artist Keifer April 3, 2021 9:16 am Easy Reader News - California Manhattan Beach artist Kathleen Keifer with “Monopoly California Dreaming.” Photo by Jefferson Graham by Jefferson Graham Monopoly maker Hasbro announced this week it is replacing the 85-year-old board game’s “outdated’ Community Chest cards, with new ones …
  • Redondo loses first round in power plant extension fight April 3, 2021 9:16 am Easy Reader News - California by Rachel Reeves The Statewide Advisory Committee on Cooling Water Intakes Structures (SACCWIS) voted, 6-1, last Friday to recommend to the State Water Board that the AES power plant in Redondo Beach be allowed to continue operating through the end of 2023 …
  • Los tiroteos en masa volvieron a las noticias; estos consejos pueden mejorar su seguridad y actitud April 2, 2021 2:38 pm Los Angeles Times - California Soon Chung Park, Daoyou Feng, Xiaojie Tan, Eric Talley, Suzanne Fountain, Rikki Olds. Esos son solo algunos de los nombres de las 22 personas que murieron recientemente en tiroteos masivos en Estados Unidos. Cuatro personas perecieron, incluido un niño, en …
  • What's playing at the drive-in: 'Heat,' 'Godzilla vs. Kong' and more April 2, 2021 1:23 am Los Angeles Times - California Craving a flick on the big screen? Here’s our latest rundown of new and classic movies playing at drive-ins, pop-ups or rooftops near you. We’ll update as new titles and showtimes are added. Arena Cinelounge Drive-In Parking lot, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., …
  • UMass opens spring football with heated competition at quarterback April 1, 2021 11:09 pm Boston Herald For the first time in his tenure, UMass coach Walt Bell has a football foundation to work with and the time to start building it up. The Minutemen took to the practice field on Thursday morning for Day 2 of spring football featuring a roster with the …
  • Calendar: 4-1-2021: Roundhouse Aquarium reopens April 1, 2021 9:16 pm Easy Reader News - California April Earth month celebrations scheduled This Saturday, April 3, the Roundhouse Aquarium Teach Center at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier will reopen. The number of guests will be limited and reservations are required, though walkins, space permitting. …
  • C. James Dowden "Jim" April 1, 2021 12:07 pm Dundalk Eagle REDONDO BEACH, CA — Graduate of Dundalk High School, Class of ’61, and University of Maryland, Class of ’65, Jim Dowden passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. He was 78. Jim is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sue Fraley Dowden, his daughters, …
  • Letters to the Editor, April 1: Hermosa parking, Redondo garden, Manhattan apology, Let ‘er RIP Peterson April 1, 2021 10:18 am Easy Reader News - California By Matt Wuerker Dear ER: Hermosa is a parking nightmare (“Parking losing priority, drinking culture integral, consultant says,” ER Mar. 7, 2021. Our patronage has dropped substantially and we opt for business districts with more convenient parking. It will …
  • With mass shootings back in the news, these tips can improve your safety and your attitude March 31, 2021 9:11 pm Los Angeles Times - California Soon Chung Park, Daoyou Feng, Xiaojie Tan, Eric Talley Suzanne Fountain, Rikki Olds. Those are just some of the names of the 18 people who have been killed recently in mass shootings in Georgia and Colorado. On March 16, eight people were killed in Atlanta …
  • ‘Real Housewives’ stars arrested March 31, 2021 6:41 am Morning Journal News - Ohio This image released by Bravo shows Jen Shah, a cast member from the reality series "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City." Authorities announced that Shah and Stuart Smith were arrested Tuesday in Utah on federal fraud charges. (Chad Kirkland…
  • 50 best beach towns to live in March 31, 2021 5:19 am Chicago Tribune - Illinois Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, comparing factors like affordability, safety, economy, and quality of life, to find the best American beach towns to live in. For more galleries visit Stacker . (Keri Wiginton, Stacker.com) 50. Pensacola, Florida 50. …
  •  How to Spend Your Spring Break as a Student in Redondo Beach March 31, 2021 4:08 am Easy Reader News - California If you don’t have plans for the upcoming spring break, it is worth considering Redondo Beach as a great travel destination due to its attractions.     It can be tough to survive in college, especially when trying to do your best to combine studying with an …
  • Exquisitely-Detailed European Estate with Stunning Views in the Hollywood Riviera to Auction via Concierge Auctions March 30, 2021 10:54 pm EIN Presswire The Clifford Reid House, will auction via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Edward Kaminsky of Strand Hill Properties. NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- Evoking the glamour of old Hollywood, The …
  • Video: Rare salmon shark spotted near Catalina Island March 30, 2021 12:02 am Long Beach Press Telegram - California A shark with a broad head, pointy snout and contrasting light and dark dorsal fin mugged for a charter boat cruising about 12 miles off Catalina Island. The sighting of the salmon shark on Friday, March 25, is being called very rare. Salmon sharks are …
  • Officials, residents, business leaders look back to assess, learn from LA County pandemic response March 29, 2021 7:41 pm Daily Breeze One year ago this week, the Public Health Department seemed barely a blip on the minds of 10 million Los Angeles County residents. Then along came the coronavirus. Los Angeles County residents and business owners spent their days learning what impact …
  • French bulldog puppy found safe in LA after Lady Gaga-style robbery March 29, 2021 12:25 am New York Post An adorable French bulldog puppy that was stolen at gunpoint in a style similar to Lady Gaga’s beloved pooches has been returned safely to his owners, authorities said. The 5-month-old dog, Seven — the same breed as the pop star’s pilfered pups — was found …
  • The Political Reform Act stifles political participation March 28, 2021 10:02 am The Sun - California California’s campaign finance laws have become a tool of abuse against citizens participating in their government. That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from the latest ruling in a long-running case in Redondo Beach involving a developer’s effort to …
  • Happy ending to latest dog theft: French bulldog puppy found after North Hollywood robbery March 28, 2021 3:28 am Los Angeles Times - California A French bulldog puppy stolen at gunpoint last week in North Hollywood was returned Saturday to its owners — a happy ending to the latest in a string of dog thefts in the Los Angeles area, police said. The 5-month-old puppy, named Seven, was found late …
  • Kiwi Hollywood star Daniel Gillies in divorce from Rachael Leigh Cook March 27, 2021 8:46 am The New Zeland Herald Actors Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies have divorced.Kiwi Hollywood star Daniel Gillies' divorce from wife Rachael Leigh Cook made headlines across the US this week. According to court documents obtained by entertainment website People, a Los …
  • Calendar: March 18 March 27, 2021 2:34 am Easy Reader News - California Ongoing Health Study  The Beach Cities Health District is seeking participants for a Healthy Minds Brain Study. Participants must be 55 or older and live in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach. For more information, call Nicole Lunde at 310-374 …
  • Project Roomkey: Former Best Western hotel in Long Beach converted into interim housing for homeless March 26, 2021 11:25 pm ABC7 - California LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Dozens of people in the Southland are doing something that hasn't happened in a while: sleeping in their own place. A former Best Western hotel in Long Beach has been converted into interim housing for more than 100 people …
  • Santa Monica Gets $29.3 Million From Stimulus Bill March 26, 2021 9:27 pm Culver City Observer By Jack Simon There is more for Santa Monica and Westside residents in the recently-passed $1.9 trillion federal stimulus bill than $1,400 checks. The City of Santa Monica is slated to receive $29.3 million in federal grants, according to a report from the …
  • What's playing at the drive-in: 'Godzilla vs. Kong,' 'Nomadland' and more March 26, 2021 11:57 am Los Angeles Times - California Craving a flick on the big screen? Here’s our latest rundown of new and classic movies playing at drive-ins, pop-ups or rooftops near you. We’ll update as new titles and showtimes are added. Arena Cinelounge Drive-In Parking lot, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., …
  • Calendar: 3-25-2021 March 26, 2021 11:26 am Easy Reader News - California Through Wednesday, March 31   6th Annual Flair Cares Food Drive The drive benefits the Food Pantry, LAX and the Salvation Army Santa Monica Food Pantry. Flair is matching donations up to 250 pounds. Unopened, canned or boxed food. No food that has passed …
  • Letters: 3-25-2021 March 26, 2021 11:26 am Easy Reader News - California How democracy works Dear ER: On February 25, I attended Bruce’s Beach Task Force’s excellent Community Forum, which was particularly outstanding because of the well-documented, clearly presented history by Kristin Long, based on deep research. (Due to …
  • Hermosa Beach City Council Election Forum: Five candidates, 14 questions March 26, 2021 11:26 am Easy Reader News - California by Dan Blackburn Five candidates vying for a single seat on the Hermosa Beach City Council squared off Wednesday in a debate more amicable than antagonistic, with each describing concepts and ambitions for the city’s future. Seeking to fill the post …
  • Spring break to break open Hermosa, Manhattan, Redondo schools March 26, 2021 11:26 am Easy Reader News - California Hermosa Beach’s new Vista School (formerly North School) will open for TK through second grade students on Monday, April 12, following spring break. Photo by Kevin Cody by Donald Morrison Hermosa Beach City School District students will begin returning to …
  • Watch Joystick and Zach Quinn smash it up! March 25, 2021 11:21 pm Punk News Today, we are excited to debut the new video by Joystick!! Zach Quinn of PEARS guests on the track! Joystick hail from New Orleans and they are a ska-punk band heavy on both the ska and punk side of the split. Their new track, "7675" rips along …
  • Letters to the Editor: 'I never went to another Harlem Globetrotters game': What Elgin Baylor meant to L.A. March 25, 2021 10:34 pm Los Angeles Times - California To the editor: Elgin and Elaine Baylor were clients of mine for many years and were, individually and together, the epitome of the phrase “class act.” My condolences to her on her great loss — a loss that all Laker fans share. (“Elgin Baylor, Lakers legend …
  • French bulldog puppy stolen at gunpoint in North Hollywood Target lot March 25, 2021 1:33 pm Los Angeles Daily News NORTH HOLLYWOOD — A $12,000 reward was being offered Thursday by a family for the safe return of its 5-month-old French bulldog puppy that was stolen at gunpoint in the parking lot of a North Hollywood Target store. The 5-month-old puppy, named Seven, was …
  • Biz Buzz: 56-year-old diner in Ashton gets facelift, hosts grand reopening March 25, 2021 3:59 am East Idaho News Frostop Drive-in at 26 U.S. Highway 20 in Ashton is having a grand reopening Thursday. | Courtesy Hannah McCausey Do you want to know what’s happening in the eastern Idaho business scene? We’ve got you covered. Here is a rundown of this week’s business …
  • Redondo Beach waterfront study to include Seaside Lagoon, public boat launch March 25, 2021 2:13 am Easy Reader News - California Paddlers Kurt Fry and PJ Wilson at the King Harbor boat launch. Though intended for small boats, the boat launch is currently only suitable for hand launched crafts, such as paddleboards and kayaks. Photo by JP Cordero by Rachel Reeves A public boat launch …
  • Redondo Beach Community Garden the tip of political iceberg March 25, 2021 2:13 am Easy Reader News - California Brianna Egan, the chair of the Redondo Beach Community Garden Committee (in red sweater), leading a meeting last November at the Hermosa Beach Community Garden. Photo courtesy of Brianna Egan by Rachel Reeves  Brianna Egan, 25, scanned her notes as she …