Grateful grandma Dear ER: Thank you, thank you to the wonderful team of people who rescued my dear surfing grandson on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from the wild waves at the Manhattan Beach Pier (“Drowning boy rescued from under Manhattan pier,” ER April 9, 2015). Thank you to outstanding surfers Natalie Anzivino, Brent Bowen and […]
Remembering what you lied about. That is part of the problem with lying. The other problem is having the lie so easily uncovered.
Who’s beach is it? Dear ER: What we need is more Orcas (“Saving Sea Lions,” ER April 9, 2015). I learned to fish on the Redondo pier in the early ‘60s and was a deadhead (unpaid deckhand) on the City of Redondo.There were an estimated 25,000 sea lions in California. Now there are over 300,000. […]
by Bob Pinzler It’s the job you chose. The Mayor of Baldwin Park, a city of about 75,000 people in the San Gabriel Valley, has a problem with a gadfly. A BIG problem that he wants settled by the court. His problem, according to an article published in the LA Times earlier this week, is […]
Letters to the Editor: hotels and volleyball courts in Hermosa, Horvath vs. Nafissi in Redondo Beach
Redondo revenge Dear ER: Congratulations Redondo Beach You just messed up again by voting down the fun. Measure B was supposed to be a way for us Palos Verdians to set up a little home away from home. Us people from Palos Verdes like to do a little something called “slumming.” When we go slumming […]
Money under the pillow Dear ER: I listened intently to the discussion at the March 24 Hermosa Beach city council meeting regarding raising the Transient Occupancy Tax, or hotel tax to increase city revenue. I heard something that night I’ve not heard before. The word hotel has gone from singular to plural . Simply put, […]
The schools’ year Dear ER: Now that we do not have to worry about oil drilling in Hermosa Beach, we need to focus on our schools. Beautiful vistas are not the only draw for Hermosa Beach. Our fine schools draw people here, raise our housing values and contribute to the well being of the community. […]
Back together again Dear ER: As a leader of a spiritual community in Hermosa Beach, I have worked hard for the past 18 months to keep St. Cross apolitical in the debate on Hermosa Beach Measure O. What has struck me most deeply as a citizen and leader of St. Cross is wondering what will […]
O why? Dear ER: As a South Bay resident, local businessman, and leader of one of our region’s most-respected environmental organizations, I feel compelled to simplify the economic choice facing Hermosa residents. There has been much discussion about the $17.5 million settlement fee payable to E & B should Measure O not pass. What is […]
AES Southland president Eric Pendergraft makes his case for the disappearance of the company’s waterfront power plant via Measure B.
Be gone! Dear ER: There’s something seriously wrong when an $18 billion corporation spends over $400,000 to flood our city with propaganda, TV ads, robo calls, etc. AES hijacked the citizen’s initiative process, convincing a short-term Redondo Beach resident to submit this initiative, now known as Measure B, on their behalf. It’s a blatant corruption […]
A game changing opportunity If Hermosa Beach Measure O passes, our city will receive millions of dollars that can be used to hire more firefighters and police, upgrade our sewers, stop storm water pollution from polluting our beaches, fix our streets, and much more. Our schools stand to receive millions of dollars to help maintain […]
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck wants the crowdsourced traffic app Waze to remove its notifications of police locations because, he believes, it threatens their lives. Knowing these locations, he says, will enable people who wish to do ill to police, such as occurred in New York City when two officers were assassinated as […]
Wowing the judge Dear ER: I read with interest your article “School of wow” (ER January 29, 2015). Over the last couple years I have had the opportunity to work with Redondo High Assistant Principal Lindsey Corcoran in connection with the school’s Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial team and Teen Court. She is bright, energetic […]
Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel argues that Measure B is the city’s only hope to rid itself of the AES Power Plant.