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@slopehunter documents uphill runs

@slopehunter documents uphill runs

by Jennings Nelson Danusa Prado, 40, is a slope hunter. She seeks out and runs up steep hills and inclines, over and over, to the point of exhaustion. The Redondo Beach accountant and economist began running up slopes three years ago in her native São Paulo, Brazil. Running slopes was a way to connect with […]

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Purr-fect test scores

Purr-fect test scores

An El Segundo start-up wins over ‘Shark Tank’ investors Story and photos by Chelsea Schreiber Anna Skaya began wondering about DNA testing for cats after her own DNA test by 23andMe revealed potential health issues. “I wondered what a DNA test would reveal about my rescue cat Koko,” Skaya said. She found DNA tests for […]

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Gillman of the 509th: A mother’s son

Gillman of the 509th: A mother’s son

There were many thousands like Marvin, kids who graduated from high school just in time to be thrown into a world war   by Ivan G. Goldman Early on the morning of August 15, 1944, my cousin Tech 4 Marvin Gillman and 15 other men of Company B of the Army’s elite 509th Parachute Infantry […]

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‘Where there’s a Willie, there’s a way’

‘Where there’s a Willie, there’s a way’

  A musical odyssey, from a Maryland farm to King Harbor by Katie Henley Saturday morning, before he went on stage, Moi from Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds asked how long I’d been working on BeachLife. I said, “Since December I’ve done nothing but work on this festival.” He laughed and said, “Katie, you’ve been working on […]

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A Touch of the Dead [at BeachLife]

A Touch of the Dead [at BeachLife]

by Edith Johnson The snow was just starting to melt in the Wasatch Mountains on Sunday night. But I was far from my new home, back in my old one, sun-kissed and salty-haired with blistered feet from barefoot dancing as I took in the official BeachLife Festival after party at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. […]

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Varied backgrounds, common cause

Varied backgrounds, common cause

H.E.L.P supporters pay it forward by Yvonne Liu Concert violinist, corporate chief, captain of finance, consummate volunteer and class action attorney are some of the roles that describe the five people H.E.L.P. (Health and Elder Law Programs) will honor at their May 4 gala. However, the roles David and Ann Buxton, Allen and Dorothy Lay, […]

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Thoughtful aggression

Thoughtful aggression

New Marymount soccer coach Joe Flanagan brings aggressive style to what he calls a ‘thinking man’s game’  by Brian Gillogly Joe Flanagan, the new coach of the Marymount California University Men’s Soccer Team, brings an impressive career record and an aggressive style of play to the Mariners Team.   He had a winning record in […]

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ES Education – A Matter of Principal

ES Education – A Matter of Principal

The English teacher and tennis coach rose to district trustee

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Gene Sheridan charging into the future

Gene Sheridan charging into the future

Gene Sheridan’s new battery charging technology promises a sea change in electric-powered devices, from cell phones to autos No, we don’t extend battery life.  We charge batteries (mobile phones, tablets, laptops) up to 3x faster with chargers (ac-dc adapters) that are half the size and weight. by Jeff Mitchell Gene Sheridan remembers taking things apart, […]

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El Segundo moms lead common sense gun law movement

El Segundo moms lead common sense gun law movement

Moms demand action by Yvonne Liu El Segundo moms Joanna Bowe, Shannon Crouch, and Julia Cohen lead the Los Angeles South Bay chapter of Moms Demand Action (MDA), a grassroots national group advocating for “common sense, middle of the road” gun laws. They came together after the Las Vegas shooting. Fifty-eight individuals died and hundreds […]

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From Hell to El Segundo

From Hell to El Segundo

‘He made one simple request — for books — so he could attend school.’

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Fun Factory owner Steve Shoemaker wants to extend his pier lease. The city’s not playing along.

Fun Factory owner Steve Shoemaker wants to extend his pier lease. The city’s not playing along.

Game over by Daniel Blackburn The curtain is falling on what might be the longest-running political feud in South Bay history. Steve Shoemaker, the controversial proprietor of the Redondo Beach pier Fun Factory, is calling it quits for his quirky establishment after 46 years, most of them spent in pitched battle with city officials over […]

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Spotlight on charity – 35th TMMC

Spotlight on charity – 35th TMMC

Festival Gala

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Spotlight on fashion – Peninsula Seniors Runway Ready

Spotlight on fashion – Peninsula Seniors Runway Ready

Annual Fall Fashion Show

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