Letters to the Editor: in praise of CenterCal, against Legado, iPads in schools, and more… [March 26 edition]
Together for good Dear ER: We all keep saying that CenterCal is only in it for the money, that they don’t care about the residents of Redondo and are only looking out for themselves. That often happens with developers, but if that were true in this case, why would CenterCal be spending so much money […]
Surfer Cameron Brown isn’t driving to surf for the next year.
Richmond Bar & Grill, occupying one of El Segundo’s oldest buildings, stays true to the unpretentious, blue collar heart of the city itself A few years ago I gave a pair of lectures on the history of dining in the South Bay, explaining the ways that the Beach Cities had become more sophisticated and […]
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 […]
by Jennifer Passaro Five theft arrests were made in El Segundo last week in four separate events. Esteban Becerra was arrested in the early morning on February 5 in the 600 block of Virginia St. At approximately 6:13 a.m. El Segundo Police Department officers were dispatched to Concord Street near Pine Avenue regarding a traffic […]
Residents of the city-owned senior housing facility Park Vista stormed City Hall Tuesday night, imploring the City Council to forgo rent increases approved by the board that oversees the facility. But more than seeking to forestall the rent increases — which included a 2 percent hike for residents already living at Park Vista and up […]
Mirada and ESMoA and the MirrorWorld experience Cornelia Funke has authored many books for children and young adults, including the novels Reckless and Fearless, part of her enchanting MirrorWorld series. However, this latter series is now even more enchanting due to the ingenuity of a company based in Marina del Rey. Funke (pronounced “foon-ka”) remembers […]
In 2014, artnet named ESMoA (the El Segundo Museum of Art) as one of the top ten privately-owned contemporary art museums in America. ESMoA’s rise has been rapid. Just two years ago, as we were writing in advance of the opening exhibition, we were wondering just how well an experimental “art laboratory” (which is what […]
This is Tyler Morgan’s story about how he, along with help from his fellow Los Angeles County lifeguards, found the motivation and dedication to build a six man outrigger canoe from scratch. His partner, David Cartlidge, also talks about the journey and those who have stepped up to lend a hand.
The Point, under construction at Rosecrans and PCH, will open next summer.
Early in the panel discussion about the future of El Segundo hosted in the still-under-construction elevon Campus El Segundo last week, City Manager Greg Carpenter stood before a large overhead map of the city’s 4.5 square miles and gave a guided tour of the city’s new development. It was an extensive tour, one that included […]
Successful market research can take two forms: find out what you can do that fits the needs of a community, or find a community that wants what you are determined to give them. Both can be successful, and each has its own risk. Pander too much to local taste, you risk losing whatever is special […]
Beach cities events this weekend and beyond.
Everything music, art, booze and eats in the South Bay, October 30 – November 4, 2014.