An all-volunteer project to restore a popular recreation area in Hermosa Beach is now offering the community a chance to “leave their mark in Valley Park.” Last month, Leadership Hermosa Beach announced its annual class project, Valley for All, which was unanimously approved by the Hermosa Beach City Council. The green light from the…

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By Dan Smith & Ronnie Nakasone, Beach Cities Health District You were able to book that vaccination appointment (finally!). If you are lucky, you’ve already completed the vaccine regimen – two doses for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or a single dose for the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson version. Now that you’re vaccinated, it’s not quite…

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Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is currently accepting applications for its non-profit agency grants to enhance its ability to provide preventive health services in the community. Non-profits that provide physical and/or mental health programs are welcome to apply. The application period will run until noon, May 7, 2021. BCHD’s ad hoc grants committee will select…

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  By Kerianne Lawson, Chief Programs Officer, Beach Cities Health District Vaccine envy, FOMO (fear of missing out) or plain jealousy. Wondering if that person who posted their vaccination selfie on social media was really eligible or if they jumped the line.  Wanting your dose but feeling guilty about the equity and wondering if you…

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Hermosa Beach singer and songwriter Kevin Sousa will be performing this Thursday, March 25, 6-7 p.m. with his band in a free livestream event put on in partnership with Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) and BeachLife Festival. The virtual event will also feature performances by Manhattan Beach’s Gavin Heaney, known in the music industry as…

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The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers has presented Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) with an Excellence Award for its 2020-21 fiscal year Operating Budget. BCHD is the only health district to meet the CSMFO standards of excellence. BCHD has received one or more CSMFO honors every year they have been given since the 2007-2008…

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  Local health agency Beach Cities Health District, in partnership with BeachLife Festival, invites residents to join their “B-Well” campaign to spread happiness during these challenging times. B-Well offers the community free mental health tools, encouraging videos, celebrity livestream performances, virtual events, chances to win prizes and more.   Each week, B-Well will offer tips…

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The Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Board of Directors is seeking qualified residents to serve on its Properties Committee as Community Advisors. All Community Advisors have a direct impact on the health and wellness programs and services BCHD provides to the Beach Cities community. Meetings are generally held quarterly and scheduled for evenings. Community Advisors…

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Gigi Moreno

In August, I received an email from Kaiser Permanente asking members to volunteer for a COVID vaccine trial. I have never volunteered as a test subject for any scientific experiment. I also do my best to minimize exposing my body to medications and other chemicals. Nevertheless, I clicked on the link. COVID had forced me…

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Dr. William Kim gets COVID vaccine

By Dr. William Kim, Chief Medical Advisor, Beach Cities Health District The end is near. But not as near as we’d like. COVID-19 has brought the world to its knees, taking millions of lives, causing governments to impose lockdowns, cancel community events and shutter businesses to try and slow the spread of this deadly virus.…

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Valerie Lee BCHD test site

By Dan Smith, BCHD The Los Angeles County COVID-19 drive-thru test site at the Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) campus will administer its 100,000th test today, the site’s 259th day of operation. The Redondo Beach site was set up in April at the South Bay Galleria, before relocating to BCHD in early June when the…

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I love the holidays – the lights, the decorations, and of course the food. The community seems to sparkle in the dark winter nights.  This year, in the midst of the worsening pandemic, it’s no wonder that we’re seeing people bring out their decorations earlier.  We could all use more light and sparkle. The holidays…

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By Marissa Martorana, R.D. As a Registered Dietitian, I am often asked if there are certain foods that could prevent the flu or a cold. Although there is not one particular food that will offer complete immunity to the flu or a cold, there are certain eating patterns, nutrients and daily practices that could contribute…

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Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is currently accepting applications for its Micro Enrichment Grants (MEG) to enhance the community’s ability to provide preventive health services. These grants can provide up to $5,000 per request in a fiscal year for small, one-time, project-based health initiatives. This application period runs until November 20, 2020, with grant award…

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Pandemic fatigue

By Dan Smith, Beach Cities Health District We’re now into the eighth month of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve all learned to wash our hands for 20 seconds or more at a time and we know how far six feet is between us and the next closest person. When we leave our homes, we’ve always taken…

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. BCHD is ranked number six in the Provider/Insurer category of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work for 2020.  The complete list of this year’s winners is available at ModernHealthcare.com/bestplaceslist.…

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