April 20, 2024


Health is important

Letters to the Editor: Hermosa parking, Fiesta, Healthy Living Campus

Deliver back again the parking

Dear ER:

Soon after the Fiesta Hermosa Locale, I hope the town will restore the road targeted visitors again to the pre COVID situations, and return the badly needed parking spaces together Pier Avenue and Hermosa Avenue. It is amazingly irritating to have vacant outdoor patios taking absent parking spaces when people have to circle the block in excess of and above and about looking for a parking spot. Hermosa is not just for the places to eat and bars. The citizens will need the other non-hospitality corporations, too. The dining places have currently made up any losses because of to COVID, and have a net achieve in earnings, at the expenditure of other companies. It’s time to get back to normal in Hermosa Seashore.

Emily Campos

Hermosa Beach front


Fiesta origin tale

Dear ER: 

The Chamber of Commerce does some superior things. But it did not build the Fiesta. In the ‘70s, my buddy Rosey Rosenthal, myself and other customers of the Colony Arts and Crafts in the downtown Penny’s making, started the Fiesta. Rosey designed the symbol at no cost and the craftsmen and craftswomen made judging regulations for individuals, amid other things. Later, when our management faltered, the Chamber noticed the Fiesta as a way to fund alone, and took over the Fiesta management. The citizens bought to delight in browsing among the artists (unfortunately, to get far more revenue, professional sellers had been also permitted by the Chamber) and get lifeguard scorching canine and working experience stay bands for totally free. Now the Chamber would seem to imagine the City owes them a way to make dollars to fund itself. And our Metropolis Council seems to agree. This weekend the Chamber of Commerce held an celebration closed to the residents at large (except they paid out). It was held on City assets that all the residents very own. The Metropolis (we people) dropped parking income and ticket earnings on Hermosa Avenue and in the City-owned parking whole lot around the prolonged weekend. Try to remember this is the very same City Council that would like us to take around the upkeep charges for the town-owned sidewalks in entrance of our assets. My neighborhood was adversely impacted by the traffic diverted from Hermosa Avenue. We experienced about 6 periods the normal visitors on my street. I like the Chamber of Commerce, but this is erroneous. The Metropolis Council is mistaken. It demands to aid the passions of the people and not subvert the passions of the residents for a non-public enterprise.

Gary Kazanjian

Hermosa Seaside


Un Reasonable

Dear ER:

I hate to be a complainer, but it is really hard to explain how unhappy I was with the new (minimized and highly-priced) structure of the Fiesta Hermosa on Labor Working day weekend. Allow me be among the the initially to suggest it be renamed to the Fiesta Muy Caro. First, the art and other vendors were being placed a superior 50 percent mile or much more absent from Hermosa Avenue. Future, it is no lengthier truly a road truthful at all, but relatively a series of paid live shows that include things like a foodstuff court and kiddie rides. It’s possible with COVID it was hard to obtain several sellers (Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village had that challenge the prior weekend). But in this format it was no for a longer time at all the fun and festive celebration it utilized to be. I am hoping the forthcoming Manhattan Seaside Hometown Good October will supply a actual distinction and however clearly show what a road truthful actually is.

Tom Rombouts

ERNews remark


Display me the want

Expensive ER:

The South Bay Hospital District condemned the Prospect Avenue residence with the explicit finding that an crisis hospital for the use of the 3 beach front metropolitan areas that fashioned the district was a general public need to have and requirement,  Subsequent the failure of South Bay Clinic in 1984, that land must have been surplus, absent the cited lead to for condemnation. The Beach Towns Well being District now proposes to put a professional, current market priced RCFE (Household Treatment Facility for the Aged) on the web site, competing with present, actively underneath building and foreseeable future private ventures. The RCFE has no locating of community have to have and requirement. The exact same is legitimate for the fully duplicative Pace facility (Plan of All-Inclusive Treatment for the Aged) that duplicates expert services provided to all zip codes by a further California registered facility, thereby losing general public assets.

Mark Nelson

Redondo Beach front


End it

Pricey ER:

Will the Seaside Towns Wellness District reimburse Redondo for enhanced hearth division reaction instances resulting from the BCHD Healthful Living Campus (“Seaside Town Wellness District to vote on Healthful Dwelling Campus EIR,” ERNews). Will the BCHD cede the Residence Tax assessment granted in the previous to a medical center that no longer exists? The principal functions of the BCHD will now be as lessors of genuine residence, and not generally suppliers of health and fitness services to the community. The BCHD, laudable in it’s thought, will no for a longer time purpose as originally chartered. It need to be reorganized and the onus on taxpayers to subsidize their functions finished.

Gene Solomon

Redondo Beach front


Remember gov’s achievements

Expensive ER:

Vote No on getting rid of Governor Gavin Newsom in the Tuesday, Nov. 14 remember election. Let’s facial area it, COVID-19 triggered most of the problems. His selection to shutter corporations and church buildings and outdoor actions and faculties, took good courage and was crucial to halt the pandemic. Covid-19 was the cause of the EDD dropping about $31 billion. The point that some folks got money they shouldn’t have is unfortunate, specifically due to the fact some were being serving time in jail. But when you’re hoping to get funds to the needy as promptly as possible, problems are sure to transpire. Immediately after this remember, I’m sure it will be corrected. Our 520-mile Higher-Speed Rail Process will be the envy of the globe. It only costs about $1.54 million per mile, but the Feds gave us about $3.9 billion. Our educational facilities are exceptional and we can be happy of our rating of 37th in the country. Far ahead of Idaho and useless very last New Mexico. We are undoubtedly on the transfer. I really feel like beating my upper body! Let us preserve our beloved governor,    

Gary Brown 

Hermosa Beach front


Share the land

Expensive ER:

We all are all mindful and saddened by the problem of people today who are enduring

homelessness. A short while ago I have been considering about  the over-developing and  McMansion difficulty of quite a few streets in the seaside towns. Pondering exterior the box. I questioned to myself why do persons with hundreds of thousands of dollars acquire a first rate household constructed in the 1970s for approx $5 million and tear it down and develop a new huge property for yet another $5 million? Aside from the fact that I am living instantly opposite a single at the moment, which has been a noisy, and aggravating building undertaking for just about four decades, and in our 27 yrs here have witnessed additional than five other mansions developed (with a few of them rarely lived in), I came up with a probable alternative. There are many households searching to get off the road and get a decent, clean up living room. If those people of us who have a ton of income developed a several apartment structures in places that are zoned correctly, and we place our identify on the entrance of every making, perfectly now which is a legacy developing!  Staying from New York City, I liked all of the named apartment and business office buildings. The Chanin building, A. Farrar & Son, etcetera. 1 could nonetheless purchase a great house on a walk avenue but not trouble with all the bells and whistles. You could just take that $10 million and develop 20 to 30 apartments and that begins resolving the difficulty.

Roslyn Fanello

Manhattan Beach front



Contest credit

This picture by Elke Goodno attained Honorable Mention in Quick Reader’s 51st Anniversary Composing and Photography contest, previous thirty day period. The photograph was improperly credited. Effortless Reader apologies for the error.


Pandemic coverage protest

In the “School board refutes parents’ protest in excess of pandemic policies” (ER Aug. 26, 2021) Redondo Union Higher University pupil Devin Eltman was misidentified as Devin Feldman. His mother, Julie Feldman, also spoke at the Aug. 24 Redondo Union university board meeting. Feldman accused the board of “bullying her kid,” not for stopping him from speaking at the three-moment time limit for community input, as claimed by Uncomplicated Reader, but mainly because of the total of time he took to drink h2o with out his mask on.