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Guilty plea from Hermosa Beach bar owner to conspiracy, gambling charges
 January 19, 2017  Ryan McDonald

Guilty plea from Hermosa Beach bar owner to conspiracy, gambling charges

by Ryan McDonald Jeff Bellandi, a co-owner of Watermans bar and restaurant on Pier Plaza, pleaded guilty in a San Diego federal court last week…

Redondo Beach approves $9 million Fun Factory buyout
 January 18, 2017  David Mendez

Redondo Beach approves $9 million Fun Factory buyout

by David Mendez The Redondo Fun Factory has a lease expiration date and the City of Redondo Beach now has control of their waterfront, clearing…

Mira Costa, Redondo girls prepare for showdown on the hardwood
 January 18, 2017  Randy Angel

Mira Costa, Redondo girls prepare for showdown on the hardwood

by Randy Angel Coming off a weekend playing against competitive teams in non-league action, Mira Costa’s girls basketball team and Redondo’s boys and girls squads…

Congressman Ted Lieu announces he will not attend inauguration
 January 16, 2017  Mark McDermott

Congressman Ted Lieu announces he will not attend inauguration

Congressman Ted Lieu announced this weekend that he will not attend Friday’s Inauguration of Donald Trump as president.  Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance whose 33rd…

Undersea cable installation continues in Hermosa Beach
 January 14, 2017  Ryan McDonald

Undersea cable installation continues in Hermosa Beach

by Ryan McDonald Multiple ships anchored off the shores of Hermosa Beach Friday, helping link undersea cable fiber optic cable that comes ashore under city…

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Hermosa woman found dead along beach amidst high surf

Hermosa woman found dead along beach amidst high surf

  by Kevin Cody and Ryan McDonald Margaret Brinker-Brown, a 46-year Hermosa Beach-resident, was found dead on the beach Thursday, apparently after drowning in rough surf. The body of Brinker-Brown, 71, washed ashore at 25th Street, according to Sgt. Mick Gaglia of the Hermosa Beach Police Department. Police received several calls from residents and found […]

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Photog, Hermosa Beach man die in copter crash

Photog, Hermosa Beach man die in copter crash

by Kevin Cody and Ryan McDonald   Photographer Michael Justice, a long time contributor to Easy Reader, and helicopter pilot Christopher Reed, of Hermosa Beach, died last Wednesday after their helicopter crashed in Los Angeles Harbor. Los Angeles Port Police divers recovered their bodies Thursday morning in the water near the Los Angeles Lighthouse, just […]

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In Manhattan Beach City Council race, Wallace offers a voice from other the other side of Sepulveda

Editors note: First in a series of profiles of candidates for Manhattan Beach City Council in the March 2017 election by Ryan McDonald Diane Barkelew Wallace is accustomed to dealing with bureaucracies. Especially ones not functioning that well. Wallace, whose career has blended the worlds of education and policy, spent time as the director of […]

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