Traffic Jam: Amid commuter angst over lane closures on Vista Del Mar, Metro is launching an ambitious expansion of public transit. Is it a solution for the South Bay?
by Ryan McDonald (Second of three parts) In June, after the Vista Del Mar lane closures prompted an outpouring of anger from Beach Cities residents, Manhattan Beach Mayor David Lesser and Councilmember Richard Montgomery reached out to Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin and to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Neither Bonin, in whose […]
by Ryan McDonald As the night began, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn looked out over the assembled crew of watermen, and told them that her experience working with county lifeguards had taught her a few things. Among them: “Baywatch” was not to be taken as gospel. “[Lifeguarding] is not as glamorous as some of […]
by Ryan McDonald Lori Furth thought she had explained her needs clearly. Years ago, the Manhattan Beach and her husband were planning to have another child. But Furth, who works as a voice actor, and her husband, who had recently left a corporate job, did not have employer-provided health insurance. So her OB-GYN […]
This is the full video released and produced by Civic Couch in association with the Easy Reader. This is the South Bay. This stretch of beach is known for its million dollar homes, beautiful people, beach volleyball and surfing. The South Bay consists of fickle surf spots. A slight change in the swell or […]
by Ryan McDonald In talking about her style of governance, U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn can sound as though she is planning an ambitious dinner party. Hahn is running to fill a rare vacancy on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and says she is leaving Congress in part because of its partisan gridlock. A […]
Mount Everest holds a special place in Kelley Kim’s heart. The singer-songwriter known as Kelleia grew up in Orange County, raised by divorced parents. She spent a chunk of her youth with her mother Michelle, a human rights attorney and avid climber whose intrigue with the highest summit on earth preceded Kim’s birth. Everette, she […]
by Ryan McDonald Eighteen months after an explosion hit the oil refinery in Torrance, shockwaves are still being felt. The blast energized Torrance residents, prompting families to organize into dedicated advocacy groups. Now, with regulators and politicians paying increasingly close attention, critical changes to the refining process at the facility — ExxonMobil at the time […]