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What happened at Bruce’s Beach

Charles and Willa Bruce made a stand that continues to reverberate a century later   by Mark McDermott  Second of three parts  On June 17, 1912, Willa and Charles Bruce opened Bruce’s Beach resort. It was a modest operation located on a …

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“The Birthday Cake” – A bitter taste [MOVIE REVIEW]

“The Birthday Cake,” an ambitious attempt at a gangster film by director Jimmy Giannopoulos from a script co-written by Giannopoulos, Diomedes Raul Bermudez, and Shiloh Fernandez, falls just short of the mark. Reverential to genre tropes that have work…

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Mira Costa High seniors celebrate graduation with traditional Strand march

Photos by JP Cordero Mira Costa High School seniors resurrected a tradition started last year of celebrating graduation with a march along The Strand, from Hermosa Beach to the Manhattan Beach pier. This year’s march took place Wednesday evening,…

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Hermosa Beach Mayor attacked after challenging litterer

by Daniel Blackburn Hermosa Beach Mayor Justin Massey was physically attacked Sunday evening by a man Massey chastised for littering. In an email to Easy Reader, Massey said he was walking with his family near Cypress Avenue and 8th Street around 7:30 …

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Tribeca Film Festival, South Bay Film Society to screen Redondo filmmaker’s “Lorelei”

by Neely Swanson “Fairy tales can come true. They can happen to you, when you’re young at heart.” And no one has a younger heart than 75-year-old Redondo Beach resident Arnold Zimmerman who has just had a fairy tale come true. Against seemingly insurmo…

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Cooper Jones readies for Epipalooza, with support from fellow musicians, star mentors

by Will Watson The South Bay has a strong tradition of supporting local artists.  Cooper Jones is the latest native musician to release 3 debut songs: She’s Gone, Hollow, and Herding & Hurting. In a way, Jones is your typical 19 year-old, Sout…

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Sweet Thing – Bitter Sweet [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Sweet Thing,” written and directed by Alexandre Rockwell, is a throwback to an earlier era. Rockwell begins his story during the Christmas season. Teenage Billie and her younger brother Nico live a shabby life with their father Adam, employed temporar…

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All Ball Sports: Clippers close, Beach Cities Klineman and Sponcil clinch Olympic berths

by Paul Teetor “Playoff P” is alive and well and living in Staples Center. The question now, as always, is: can he keep on living – and winning? Return on investment is a business concept that multi-billionaire Clippers owner Steve Ballmer understands …

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Lifeguard ‘tower of love’ to be a Hermosa Beach welcoming sign

by Kevin Cody Work began Monday morning on a tower of love in Hermosa Beach, in the form of a rainbow-colored lifeguard tower, north of the pier. “We’ve experienced some dark days during the COVID pandemic, from George Floyd’s murder to increases in vi…

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Rok on [restaurant review]

The dining decks in downtown Hermosa are generally nicely decorated, albeit without much personality because they’re designed to maximize seating. One stands out: the patio at Rok Sushi, which is shaped like a boat complete with a wheel out of a pirate…