Kevin Cody

El Camino College President Tom Fallo’s “boundless spirit” transformed campus

El Camino College president Tom Fallo helped transform 50-year-old campus physically and academically during his 20-year tenure, according to college trustee Bill Beverly.

 Judy Rae

Beach Charity PTN Halloween ball celebrates 20th Anniversary at The Depot

Beach Charity PTN Halloween ball celebrates  20th Anniversary at The Depot

The 20th Annual Halloween Ball benefiting the Children of Pediatric Therapy Network

 Ryan McDonald

A high-performance attitude at Torrance’s Pacific Boardworks

by Ryan McDonald Pacific Boardworks has only been open for three months, but the Torrance company has already has a well-developed sense of purpose. “Quality control, that’s pretty much our job,”said Brandon Gutierrez. “We want to glass it without making a hard edge round, or a round edge hard,” Pacific Boardworks pairs co-founders Gutierrez and […]

 Kevin Cody

Congressman Lieu defends Syrian refugees, mocks climate change deniers

“As a former military man, I know that to defeat the enemy, we need to know the enemy. And they are not Syrian refugees fleeing from the real enemy.” — Congressman Ted Lieu in his State of the Region talk to the Torrance Chamber

 Kevin Cody

South Torrance drummer Ezpelata to perform in Rose Parade

South Torrance High School drummer Nicholas Ezpelata, the school’s band snare captain, has been chosen to perform in the 127th Rose Parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day.

 Kevin Cody

Smoke from recycling center fire fills South Bay skies

Smoke from recycling center fire fills South Bay skies

The black smoke billowing across the South Bay skies Saturday morning is from a fire at the West Rock recycling center, near Torrance and Normandie boulevards

 Easy Reader Staff

West Kern College president to be El Camino president in 2016

Inglewood native Dr. Dena Maloney was named the sixth Superintendent/President of  the El Camino Community College District on Monday. She will assume the position when current president Tom Fallo retires next February. Fallo has been college’s president for 20 years. “Her experience and leadership will serve the district well during this time of transition,” said […]

 Judy Rae

Honda Evening Under the Stars 29th Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Festival

Honda Evening Under the Stars 29th Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Festival

29th Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Festival will help pave the way for non-profit Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s

 Special Contributor

Children’s Burn Foundation brings teen burn survivor from Cameroon for treatment at Torrance Memorial

Children’s Burn Foundation brings teen burn survivor from Cameroon for treatment at Torrance Memorial

by Colleen Farrell/ Torrance Memorial Medical Center Jespa Awomah, 16, is experiencing many firsts this month—first time on a plane, first time watching TV and first time using a cell phone or computer. But the biggest firsts he is hoping for is the first use of his right arm and the ability to close his […]

 Kevin Cody

Del Amo Fashion Center opens new Nordstrom, 55 other new stores

Del Amo Fashion Center opens new Nordstrom, 55 other new stores

Del Amo Fashion Center celebrates a $200 million remodel Friday morning, including a new 140,000 square foot Nordstrom.

 Kevin Cody

Nordstrom leads Del Amo Fashion Center restoration, reopening October 9

Nordstrom leads Del Amo Fashion Center restoration, reopening October 9

With Nordstrom setting the tone, Del Amo Fashion Center aims to restore its upscale reputation with a grand opening. The opening of the new 400,000 square foot mall, including Nordstrom and a “luxury” court is Friday, October 9.

 David Mendez

Handmade in the South Bay: Strand Brewing to open new brewhouse

Handmade in the South Bay: Strand Brewing to open new brewhouse

  Three weeks into June, Strand Brewing Company co-owner and head of sales Rich Marcello looked through his calendar for the rest of his month’s schedule. He found L.A. Beer week looming — eight days’ worth of celebrating the best in the Los Angeles craft brewing scene. It’s both a valuable opportunity and a bit […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Tea Time at Restful Steep in Torrance

Tea Time at Restful Steep in Torrance

From a light breeze in China to a store in Torrance, the history of tea in a cup.

 Special Contributor

Madrona Marsh thrives, despite drought and climate change

Most California cities have been forced to stop watering their public lands because of the drought. But in Torrance, the watery oasis known as the Madrona Marsh remains dazzlingly green.

 Kevin Cody

Ex Torrance wrestler Rocky Chavez swings for U.S. Senate

Ex Torrance wrestler Rocky Chavez swings for U.S. Senate

“Marine Corp officers must be 5-foot-6. I’m 5-foot-3,” retired Marine Corp Colonel Rocky Chavez said. The former Torrance High and El Camino College wrestling team captain was speaking to the Republican Lincoln Club last month at the Torrance Marriott. He added, “Never get in a fight with someone willing to lose an eye to take your throat. I’ll fight my way across the state.
Chavez is mounting an underdog campaign to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate.

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