Ed Pilolla

After 52 years, Miss Romey steps down – Longtime director of Town & Country Nursery School retires

After 52 years, Miss Romey steps down – Longtime director of Town & Country Nursery School retires

Town & Country Nursery School was founded in 1958, the year Romey Mumby’s first child was born. Jeff was 7-months-old when he received a medication for a virus that caused his brain to swell, leaving him mentally challenged. Nursery schools rejected the boy when he was 3 and not speaking, but not Town & Country. […]

 Ed Pilolla

Principal Jody Pastell leads parent-teacher program at Cornerstone in Rancho Palos Verdes

Principal Jody Pastell leads parent-teacher program at Cornerstone in Rancho Palos Verdes

It was a typical start to the day for Principal Jody Pastell: She met with parents. Pastell attended an arts training session for parents in the morning. At noon, she met with more parents, and in the afternoon she would attend a parent board meeting to discuss plans for next school year at Cornerstone Elementary […]

 Ed Pilolla

Wrongful death lawsuit filed over Hermosa Beach foreclosure victim

Wrongful death lawsuit filed over Hermosa Beach foreclosure victim

Friends of Larry Delassus, the disabled Hermosa Beach Navy veteran who died in court in December while opposing foreclosure of his condominium, filed a wrongful death lawsuit this week against the bank that declared his loan to be in default and sold his home. Wells Fargo used loan modification applications to identify homes with equity […]

 Ed Pilolla

Back to the Future DeLorean fully restored, on display at Universal

Back to the Future DeLorean fully restored, on display at Universal

Hermosa Beach man lends a hand fixing up a 1980s pop culture treasure.

 Ed Pilolla

E&B: $519 million in oil to be recovered for Hermosa Beach

E&B Natural Resources on Tuesday released an economic report that said the city of Hermosa Beach and its school district would receive about $519 million in financial benefits over 30 years if voters approve an oil drilling project at the city’s maintenance yard. The report was conducted by the Berkeley Research Group, an independent economic consulting […]

 Ed Pilolla

Chevron coke drums inch up Pacific Coast Highway [PHOTOS] [VIDEO]

Chevron coke drums inch up Pacific Coast Highway [PHOTOS] [VIDEO]

[scrollGallery id = 576] The two massive coke drums that arrived in King Harbor on Monday were slowly transported up Pacific Coast Highway to the Chevron Refinery in El Segundo early Thursday morning. Officers from El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach as well as workers operating the slow caravan accompanied 100-foot long […]

 Ed Pilolla

Public hearing Tuesday on Hermosa Beach trash contract

The city of Hermosa Beach will hold a public hearing at the City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26 for anyone to speak out on a new trash hauling contract for residents and businesses.

 Ed Pilolla

Chevron coke drums arrive in Redondo Beach harbor [VIDEO]

Chevron coke drums arrive in Redondo Beach harbor [VIDEO]

The first two 500,000-pound Chevron coke drums arrived at King Harbor in Redondo Beach early Monday morning and are scheduled to be transported to the company’s El Segundo refinery late Wednesday night, causing road closures throughout the Beach Cities. The drums, manufactured in Spain, are needed to replace the original drums constructed in 1968 that make […]

 Ed Pilolla

Lawndale man charged with DUI after driving into police cruiser

Lawndale man charged with DUI after driving into police cruiser

A drunk driver slammed his car into the rear of a Hermosa Beach police cruiser in the early morning hours Friday, causing minor injuries to two officers, police said. Jose Cruz Rodriguez, 21, of Lawndale, was arrested and charged with felony DUI and operating a vehicle without a driver’s license, an HBPD press release said. […]

 Ed Pilolla

Motorist, Hermosa Beach closing in on settlement

Motorist, Hermosa Beach closing in on settlement

The city of Hermosa Beach and a motorist accusing the HB police department of conspiracy appear to be closing in on a settlement. Former Hermosa Beach police officer Anthony Parente, who retired last June, stands accused of ramming his police motorcycle into the back of Brian Hitchcock’s BMW in June 2010 at Ford Avenue and […]

 Ed Pilolla

Fatal Hermosa Beach foreclosure lawsuit in court March 18

A Torrance Courthouse judge on Thursday set March 18 as the next hearing date in the case of the late Larry Delassus versus Wachovia Mortgage-Wells Fargo. Delassus died in court Dec. 19 of cardiac arrest while his attorney argued against a tentative ruling in favor of the bank. Delassus had maintained that foreclosing on his Hermosa […]

 Ed Pilolla

Sale of Mermaid property in Hermosa Beach falls through

Sale of Mermaid property in Hermosa Beach falls through

The Mermaid restaurant and cocktail lounge is back on the real estate market after a deal to sell it to developers fell apart at the end of the year. One Pier Avenue LLC wanted to purchase the property and build a hotel on the site, which includes adjacent businesses on the plaza and Strand. The two […]

 Ed Pilolla

Disabled Hermosa Beach veteran dies in court fighting foreclosure

Disabled Hermosa Beach veteran dies in court fighting foreclosure

Larry Delassus, a 62-year-old disabled veteran, died in court last month while continuing a three-year battle against Wells Fargo for foreclosing on his Hermosa Beach home – a battle he had to fight even though court records show he paid his mortgage two months ahead of schedule and also paid his property taxes in advance. […]

 Ed Pilolla

Images of 2012 [PHOTOS]

Images of 2012 [PHOTOS]

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.   Related: Hermosa Beach swings in the new year [PHOTOS]

 Ed Pilolla

Hermosa Beach swings in new year [PHOTOS]

Hermosa Beach swings in new year [PHOTOS]

[scrollGallery id = 546] A crowd on the plaza Monday night swung to big band music and rang in the new year. Lou Giovannetti & His Big Band performed on stage. The event was sponsored by the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce. Related: New Year’s resolutions range [PHOTOS]

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