I’ve started up our “Working Life” column again by following around some local Hermosans during their day-to-day life. It’s fun to get to peek into somebody else’s life for a day or two, and it’s a great way to get used to my new beat. The best part is, it’s part of my job!
I spent a Saturday evening with the police and shot this picture of a minor that was busted for having a water bottle of rum. Unfortunately because of the subject, I wasn’t able to publish it in the paper- but I personally love it. His mom was called and showed up very angry…
I’m working on a new “Working Life” story that I’m really excited about. It’s about a pet transportation company based in Hermosa Beach that’s being featured in a new TV show called, “Animal Movers.” The people that work there truly love all creatures great and small…
Located just 15 miles from Hollywood, the South Bay has been the prime location choice for hundreds of movies and TV shows over the years. Almost daily a director molds our coastline to fit their storyline and landmarks are re-envisioned. For four seasons our ocean-side cities were the focus of the TV show “The O.C” [...]
Photography class at the South Bay Art Department was really fun last weekend! It was a dreary day, so the shadow and light-themed class was pushed to another day, and we designed a whole new project out of what we found in the studio! Thanks for a fun afternoon Mia, you’re one straight-shooting photographer! If [...]
Hermosa Beach police got a surprise Wednesday afternoon after a man driving a white Porsche drove to the police station to drop off a hand grenade he had found in his grandfather’s box of WWII memorabilia. Officers acted immediately by evacuating City Hall and the surrounding buildings as well as advising local schools to [...]
I’m working on a stinging story… buzz?
The Dalai Lama came to Long Beach and I had so much fun watching the crowd…
Stories like this are why I love being a journalist… Ed Iwasaka spends his day smiling. Even while he’s sweeping the floors or cleaning a bathroom, the maintenance operations worker at Hermosa View Elementary School always finds a way to laugh. “I was sweeping the floor and I made a ‘moo’ sound,” said Iwasaka. “The [...]
I photographed a magnificent view for a real estate agent the other night. L.A. can be pretty beautiful at night!
I love Hermosa Beach…
Come on down to the South Bay Art Department this Friday for a fun night of pretty pictures and paintings! The South Bay Art Department will host a final art show, “Art Will Always Be Here,” at their Manhattan Beach address before moving to Hermosa Beach on Friday from 6 – 9 p.m. The show [...]
When Jordan Dobler was in 7th grade, she attended the wrong English class. Even though the lesson wasn’t right for her she had found something else that was: Alec Amescua.
“That’s when I first saw her,” said Alec, now a high school junior. “She was the most beautiful girl I had seen and I knew that I liked her a lot.”
Soon the two were torn apart.
“She switched out of the class, which really made my heart sink,” said Alec. “So, we naturally didn’t talk much after that for awhile, but all of a sudden awhile later she got my phone number from a mutual friend and we started talking more, which grew into a relationship.”
Our favorite Redondo Beach chef Brooke Michelson got second place in this season’s Top Chef. When I say favorite, I actually mean it too. If you’re in the area definitely check out her restaurants Hudson House in Redondo Beach and The Tripel in Playa del Rey. John went balls-to-the-walls covering her success and watched almost every [...]
Henry Morse is the fastest 12-year-old in the South Bay and he hasn’t even taken his driver’s test yet. Morse, a spry, dark-haired middle school student who wears a black, foreboding racing suit on the weekends, was the youngest racer invited to the 2012 World Kart Championship in Essen, Germany. He competes against men [...]
A canvas 24 x 36 print of this photo is available for sale for $125 at the Manhattan Beach Art Department
It’s time to put what you’ve learned to good use… This week we’re going to have a little fun and we’re going to be having a SCAVENGER HUNT! Even if you didn’t come to class this week, print out the scavenger hunt paper, get out of the house and start shooting. Carry your camera with [...]
John and I stumbled upon a filming crew on Torrance Beach a month or so ago and lo and behold it was my favorite TV show, Revenge! I’ve been trying to get in touch with the crew for awhile for a Beach Magazine “Hollywood” issue, so it was pretty exciting to find them filming in [...]
It’s time to get out of the classroom and test out what you have learned so far! Lets take our first journey to Hermosa Beach where we’ll practice shutter speed, aperture and have a shadow shoot-out! I may even throw in an extra challenge or two. We’ll look at ordinary objects… And by [...]
Next week’s Easy Reader News will feature a couple’s experience on the HGTV show House Hunters… the show will air on March 11 at 10 p.m. on HGTV.
Congratulations!!! You’ve decided to take the next step and start learning what all the buttons and dials on your camera do. I know all those knobs and buttons are overwhelming- but believe it or not, they all have a function! During the time in this class you’ll learn how to master your camera’s manual mode, see [...]
Casio ‘Joshua’ Joshua, a 27-year-old from New York, likes to be called Casio. He was given the name by friends when left his home-state of New York at 17. He is an upbeat man with a wide chipped-tooth smile that flashes frequently. Casio wears a plaid shirt and a hat and carries a small backpack. [...]
The Weiss family is one of the last modern-day circus families. They travel almost year-round in a 44-foot RV, traveling 3,000 miles and often performing two shows a day. Parents Jon and Laura were high school sweethearts. After Jon graduated from Clown College the couple married in the center ring dressed in their performing clothes; [...]
I’m working on a story about therapeutic riding for our ‘health and fitness’ issue of Beach Magazine, and I’m having trouble editing 30 pictures down to 10. I think I’m going to have to cut one of my favorite images out of the story (my friends and I call it ‘killing puppies’)… so I wanted [...]