Donald Morrison

The future of scouting

The future of scouting

Virtual hikes, backyard campouts and Zoom meetings. Here’s what it was like being a Boy Scout in 2020

by Donald Morrison As 11th graders at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Kieran Lyons and Henry Johnson have spent the better part of this year at home learning how to be good students, remotely. But as leaders in Manhattan Beach’s Boy Scout Troop 713 — they’re the ones who are teaching.  Under normal […]

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Buried memories

Buried memories

A local photographer used social media to help locate the owner of a missing GoPro camera that had been lost in Redondo Beach more than seven years ago.

by Donald Morrison When Italian photographer Tom Bertolotti stumbled upon a half-buried GoPro camera on January 12, in the sand near RAT Beach, he thought it belonged to a friend of his, who recently lost a camera while paddleboarding.  “It was an exceptionally low tide that day and there was a lot of junk coming […]

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Manhattan Beach’s Mason Silva wins skateboarding’s top honor

Manhattan Beach’s Mason Silva wins skateboarding’s top honor

“COVID turned into a blessing for me because there were no distractions.” by Donald Morrison  Manhattan Beach skateboarder Mason Silva has been named Thrasher Magazine’s 2020 Skater of The Year.  Skaters from across the globe spend all year performing for short videos, called “parts,” that they then submit to Thrasher Magazine for skating’s highest honor.  […]

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Youth-led coalition addresses mental health in a pandemic

Youth-led coalition addresses mental health in a pandemic

Members of Beach Cities Health District’s Youth Advisory Council attended the district’s coalition kickoff last year. Photo courtesy of Beach Cities Health District.   by Donald Morrison Redondo Beach Union High junior Brooke Goldman is one of more than 80 middle and high school students from Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach schools volunteering to promote […]

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Fox News: Foxes run free on beach, rest in warm sand before disappearing

Fox News: Foxes run free on beach, rest in warm sand before disappearing

Foxes rest in the sand at 8th Street in Manhattan Beach, after running along the water’s edge in Hermosa Beach. Top photo by Frank Saverino. Bottom screen image by Rachel Whitaker. by Donald Morrison A pair of foxes was spotted sun-bathing and along the water’s edge in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach on Tuesday morning.  […]

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Redondo Police put the nail in Pacific Cannabis Church

Redondo Police put the nail in Pacific Cannabis Church

by Dan Blackburn Redondo Beach police raided a recalcitrant Pacific Cannabis Church for the second time in a month, breaking down the door at 1300 Aviation Blvd. Thursday to gain entry and then boarding up the establishment. “We were just finishing up the job,” Sgt. Mark Valdivia said. One person, an employee, was cited by […]