Brad Jacobson

Take a Video Tour of Downtown El Segundo [VIDEO]

The Downtown El Segundo commercial district has a small town charm not found in many other South Bay locations. Let us take you on a tour through Downtown El Segundo and view the stores, restaurants, gyms, farmers market and more. This video was produced by Civic Couch for the Easy Reader and narrated by Brad […]

 Kevin Cody

Chevron grants STEM learning, in a good way

Chevron grants STEM learning, in a good way

Chevron El Segundo has contributed $1.3 million during the current school year for STEM programs at 16 South Bay school districts. It has contributed over $8 million to local schools in the past six years.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Neighborhood Stroll – Holly Socrates and the El Segundo Art Walk

Neighborhood Stroll – Holly Socrates and the El Segundo Art Walk

Holly Socrates hasn’t been standing still. It was only last November that she opened her own art space–the petite Holly Socrates Gallery–on the corner of Franklin and Main in downtown El Segundo, across the street from Rock & Brews and an easy lob from ESMoA. Her business enterprise hardly off the ground, Socrates corralled various […]

 Mark McDermott

Moonshiners thrive on Main Street

Moonshiners thrive on Main Street

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine finds a home in El Segundo.

 Mark McDermott

Manduka, revered yoga mat company, opens its doors to the community in El Segundo Saturday

Manduka, revered yoga mat company, opens its  doors to the community in El Segundo Saturday

by Mark McDermott  The story begins with an architect and yoga teacher named Peter Sterios, who had a realization one day that the mats he and his fellow yogis using were not conducive to the practice of yoga. This was nearly two decades ago, when yoga was far from the mainstream. A common practice then […]

 Randy Angel

El Segundo’s Hunter Lewis wins Beach City Baseball Academy’s Sixth Tool Scholarship

El Segundo’s Hunter Lewis wins Beach City Baseball Academy’s Sixth Tool Scholarship

By Randy Angel Another chapter has been added to the tragic, yet inspiring, life story of El Segundo student-athlete Hunter Lewis who recently was the awarded Beach City Baseball Academy’s annual “Sixth Tool” Baseball Scholarship worth $5,000. A standout player on El Segundo High School’s Ocean League championship baseball team, Lewis said the scholarship will […]

 Caroline Anderson

Heart defect caused lifeguard’s death, coroner says

Heart defect caused lifeguard’s death, coroner says

Los Angeles County lifeguard Brian Keith Kutil, 42, died of sudden cardiac death while completing a routine swim test on Jan. 15, according to the Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office.

 David Mendez

Beach cities extend special welcome to Special Olympians

Beach cities extend special welcome to Special Olympians

Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach have each been selected as host cities for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, to be held in Los Angeles on July 21 through July 24. Together, the Beach Cities will host athletes and their supporters from seven countries. Redondo Beach will host delegations from Benin, Haiti and […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor: in praise of CenterCal, against Legado, iPads in schools, and more… [March 26 edition]

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 […]

 Mark McDermott

El Segundo local launches ‘Bike to Surf’ campaign

El Segundo local launches ‘Bike to Surf’ campaign

Surfer Cameron Brown isn’t driving to surf for the next year.

 Richard Foss

History in the tasting

History in the tasting

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Letters 3/19/15

Letters 3/19/15

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. […]

 Randy Angel

Little League tournament features German team

Little League tournament  features German team

The 12-and-Under German National Little League team will be on of eight teams participating in Beach City Baseball Academy’s annual International Baseball Tournament to be held at Recreation Park in El Segundo Saturday and Sunday Mar. 28- 29 starting 9 a.m. continuing to the early afternoon. The Beach City Prospects will also be playing an […]

 Randy Angel

El Segundo boys team vies for soccer title

El Segundo boys team vies for soccer title

El Segundo’s Boys Under-10 All-Star soccer team will be one of nine teams representing the South Bay this weekend when the AYSO Western States Championships takes place at Lake Forest. With a 4-0 win over Manhattan Beach, El Segundo capped off an undefeated run to win the Area 1D championship before competing in the Regional […]

 Kevin Cody

Letters 3/12/15

Letters 3/12/15

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 […]

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