Kevin Cody

Letters 08/27/15

Letters 08/27/15

Free market discussion Dear ER: I am writing to correct misinformation about the Gelson’s project contained in a recent letter-to-the-editor. Here are the facts: To date, we have submitted only the preliminary project application to the City. The studies required by the City are now being conducted to confirm compliance with City requirements. The site […]

 Kevin Cody

Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race on Sunday, from Catalina to Manhattan

Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race on Sunday, from Catalina to Manhattan

To promote Sunday’s Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race, from Catalina Island to the Manhattan Beach pier, local paddlers gathered at the Manhattan pier Monday morning for a restaging of a classic April 1987 photo of the South Bay’s then hottest surfers.

 Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach X Foundations joins re-dedication of the Mira Costa High track

Manhattan Beach X Foundations joins re-dedication of the Mira Costa High track

The MBX, Foundation helped celebrated the dedication of the resurfaced Mira Costa High School track Wednesday evening.

 Kevin Cody

Lifeguards, swimmers, bikers, remember retired lifeguard, teacher Ed Nelson [PHOTOS]

Lifeguards, swimmers, bikers, remember retired lifeguard, teacher Ed Nelson [PHOTOS]

Ed Nelson’s fellow lifeguards, fellow members of the South Bay Wheelmen and fellow Los Angeles Peninsula Swimmers held an early morning “Weed Wackers” bike ride ride and then swam and paddled out at Torrance Beach for a scattering of his ashes in the sea.

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader 45th Anniversary Writing and Photography Contest

Easy Reader 45th Anniversary Writing and Photography Contest

Traditionally, each summer, magazines publish issues devoted largely to fiction. Our contribution to this tradition is the annual Easy Reader/Beach Anniversary Writing and Photography contest.

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader/Beach 45th Anniversary Photography Contest

Easy Reader/Beach 45th Anniversary Photography Contest

he Grand Prize winner of Easy Reader/Beach magazine’s 45th Anniversary Photography contest was submitted by Torrance resident Mike Barbee. His photo of a wave lapping over a rock reminds us of where we live and what we might face in the future from global warming. The Torrance resident says of his work, “I simply seek scenes that have a special light, moment, or invoke an emotion.”

 Kevin Cody

Letters 08/13/15

Letters 08/13/15

Not making it Dear ER: My take away from Keith Robinson’s political cartoon (“Making it,” August 6, 2015) is that if you own a gun, you are an A-hole. Did Keith Robinson really call 32 percent of South Bay residents A-holes? Additionally, what does the National Rifle Association have to do with Bill Cosby? Would […]

 Kevin Cody

Big summer / The tide in June

Big summer / The tide in June

As they approached the sumptuous brunch, a flock of inordinately large pelicans floated by. In seconds the entire deck was completely plastered with bird droppings. The backyard instantly went from pristine to buried under two inches of white feces.

 Kevin Cody

“All rivers run to the sea”

“All rivers run to the sea”

Runoff from the morning rains still poured from storm drains along the beach. It carved its way through the sand, reached the surf, and was swept out to sea. Dipping below the horizon, the sun cast the clouds a deep red. Electric lights throughout Pier Plaza buzzed to life and taxis along Hermosa Avenue began disgorging their passengers.

 Kevin Cody

“The road often traveled: El Camino College”

“The road often traveled: El Camino College”

This is the story of the profound influences that this 2-year community college had on my life. The memories flood the inner folds of my brain as I think back on those turbulent times on college campuses in the 1960s. It was crazy enough everywhere, but exceptionally so in the art departments. That is where I spent most of my time, as I pursued a dream career in the graphic design field.

 Kevin Cody

“A monster in the garden”

“A monster in the garden”

My eyes narrow. This guy? I know I’m going to have anger issues with this idiot. He’s already a threat to exposing my secret.

 Kevin Cody

“The Making of an activist”

“The Making of an activist”

He changed the topic to the Bukowski Library. “What do you think, guys? How ‘bout right over there?” while pointing at Berth 73. “Sure. Why not?” they said with little conviction. Vic left feeling most longies followed sports far more closely than literature, even the stories of a hometown wild man like Bukowski.

 Kevin Cody

“Funny thing, the past. It isn’t”

“Funny thing, the past. It isn’t”

My little sister Norma “remembered” the incident through my telling of it, 40 years later. And sometimes I wondered if it was real, if I had dreamt it or if I made it up, to test her, her loyalty, like the faithful Tonto to the Lone Ranger, my younger sister to me (I, the middle daughter), and at that time, thankfully, the bigger.

 Kevin Cody

“Five summer stories”

“Five summer stories”

Despite the prohibition, the soldiers allowed my mother to pass through a fence on the pier and snag herring,

 Kevin Cody

Bob “Beach Captain” Bergstrom passes on [Updated]

Bob “Beach Captain” Bergstrom passes on [Updated]

Hermosa Beach Surfers Walk of Fame Pioneer inductee Bob “Beach Captain” Bergstrom earned his title for his leadership role in the beach culture in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s. He built some of the first California balsa surfboards and catamarans in his garage.

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