by Morgan Sliff One third down. 122 days of consecutive ear to ear smiles and continuous mental, physical, and spiritual growth. Beginning this endeavor was all about finding myself again. For a few years I was taking life much too seriously, and felt like I lost the spark I always had – surfing and most […]
by Jennifer Passaro In the mechanics of an old-fashioned eggbeater Ben Swanson found the bevel he needed to gear his videography. At 23, Swanson, a Rancho Palos Verdes native, is the creator of MicroJib, a portable camera jib for the adventurous everyday cinematographer. The MicroJib is, as the website touts, a GoPro Pole, reinvented. It […]
by Whitney E. Youngs Just like The Byrds, GospelbeacH got its start as an accidental rock band in Los Angeles. It all began with two guys playing the same gig and later jamming over a couple of beers in a studio named the Crabshack. “GospelbeacH got formed a piece at a time,” says lead […]
by Jim Light There are multiple types of mixed-use development. In this case we are specifically addressing the current vertical mixed-use zoning defined in Redondo Beach zoning ordinances. Building a Better Redondo is opposed to the current Mixed-Use Zoning designations in Redondo. But BBR is not alone in this opposition, nor is this opposition a […]
by Bob Pinzler Over the past twenty or so years, those who would try to build a wall around the City of Redondo Beach have used traffic as their chief urban planning bugaboo. Now, they have a new one…density. Density does have its limits. The ugly high rise buildings along Esplanade are perfect examples of […]
by Randy Berler Author’s Note: I was asked by the Easy Reader to comment on the purpose of mixed use zoning and its relationship to Redondo Beach. It has been over 6 years since I retired as Planning Director of Redondo Beach. I have had no conversations with city officials, city staff, developers, community members […]
Children’s Burn Foundation brings teen burn survivor from Cameroon for treatment at Torrance Memorial
by Colleen Farrell/ Torrance Memorial Medical Center Jespa Awomah, 16, is experiencing many firsts this month—first time on a plane, first time watching TV and first time using a cell phone or computer. But the biggest firsts he is hoping for is the first use of his right arm and the ability to close his […]
If you did not attend the 2015 Beach Shorts Film Festival at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse this last Saturday, here’s one of the shorts that got very loud applause…and heckling (It’s a surf film, so it’s expected). Filmed over three days at the Avenues in Redondo Beach and “Gotham Point” at Torrance Beach, “Knobs” was […]
by Brendan Simmons On July 19, 2015 the Young and Brave foundation hosted the 4th annual Surfing 4a Cure event at Torrance Beach to raise funds and awareness toward pediatric cancer research. Surfing 4a Cure is a surf relay where multiple teams gather for 6 hours of surfing and take turns in and out of […]
Architect Robert Sweet pairs the needs of his clients with the bigger picture: the movement of the sun, the angle of the wind, the direction of the building, and the feel of the neighborhood.
Dodge’s latest hemi was a fitting companion for Vin Diesel by Ben Lewis Our fluorescent green (Dodge calls it “Sublime Green Pearl” ) Hemi Challenger showed up just two days before the opening night of Furious 7. The car gods were looking out for us. The Challenger is a great looking car, strong, powerful, […]
by IRV Blevins The only team to beat the Padres all season were the Tigers, who were up in the top of the last inning of last week’s championship game for the Pinto American division of Redondo Sunset Baseball league. The score was tied 15-15 as the Tigers rallied to score a burst of runs. […]
The recently-appointed head coach of the West Torrance High School girls basketball team was arrested at Manhattan Beach Middle School this morning and charged with the forcible rape of an underage girl.
Camp opportunities at the beach range from surfing to rock climbing to coding and entrepreneurship
Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman Nanette Barragan is considering a run for United States Congress.