Daley Meistrell is greeted by a brillian sunrise on his first Catalina Classic Paddleboard race. Photo by John De Temple
A worker disassembles a Ferris wheel After Fiesta Hermosa Labor Day weekend. Photo by Ed Pilolla
The 30-pound jet pack, technically called a Jet Lev, can go up to 25 m.p.h. and up to 30 feet in the air. It was tried out in the Redondo Beach harbor this summer. Photo by AmyLynne Hicks
Redondo Union’s girls volleyball team ended Mira Costa’s 27-year run as a league champion in December. Photo by Ray Vidal
Mira Costa at West High School. Photo by Ray Vidal
Tatum Cunningham, 5, of Redondo Beach joins in a tango flash mob Aug. 25 at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Photo by Ed Pilolla.
A great white shark was caught off of the Manhattan Beach Pier in September. A total of four great white sharks were reeled in at this location in 2012. Photo courtesy of Eric Martin
The mural Hermosa Jazz was unveiled last month on Hermosa Avenue. Photo by Ed Pilolla
Anita Avrick receives the gavel for School Board President from former President Jane Diehl. Photo by Chelsea Sektnan
In early April Military police contacted the RBPD about a possible vehicle in the area carrying explosives. The vehicle was found in the parking lot of Living Spaces and the two active duty military men were taken into custody. It was later determined that the men had military 'flash bangs' in their possession. Photo by Chelsea Sektnan.
Students at Hermosa View School wait to participate in the Friendship Circle, in which they play games and spend time with other students, some with disabilities. Photo by Ed Pilolla
The 35th running of the Manhattan Beach 10K drew thousands of participants of various ages and skill levels. Photo by Ray Vidal
Edwin Davis, 25, and Deangelo Cal, 23, surrender to the police in April after allegedly attempting to rob Pier 1 Imports in Manhattan Beach. Photo by Patrick Fallon
Mira Costa’s boys volleyball team was ranked second in the nation. Photo by Ray Vidal
The Dalai Lama prepares to speak at the Long Beach Arena in April, as Geshe Thupten Jinpa, his principal English translator, looks on. Photo by Chelsea Sektnan
Hosted by Mira Costa High School, the Mustang Relays include top athletes from Southern California. Photo by Ray Vidal
MIke Jones outside the Mermaid restaurant and cocktail lounge. Photo by Ed Pilolla
Redondo Beach's Spring Fest carnival included rides. Photo by Chelsea Sektnan
Actress Goldie Hawn joined Blue Zones Dan Buettner and the community for a Blue Zones rally on May 2. Photo by Chelsea Sektnan
Whether it was hard news, a soft feature or sports, Easy Reader photographers documented the Beach Cities through the lens in 2012, including the new year.