Big Blue moonshot – Terry Tamminen compares AltaSea’s San Pedro warehouse to Steve Jobs’ garage, only bigger

by Elka Worner The architect of some of California’s groundbreaking climate legislation plans to convert a 35-acre campus at the Port of Los Angeles into a premier ocean research, and start-up incubator for the ocean-based blue economy.  “We are to the blue economy what Silicon Valley was to information technology in terms of innovation,” said…

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Malala Yousafzai, on one side the Taliban, on the other a loving father

After being shot by the Talaban for attending school, Malala Yousafzai became an advocate for girls’ education, earning her the Nobel Peace Prize  by Elka Worner Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, and world-renowned activist for girls’  education, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt, said her father inspired and  supported her from the beginning. “My…

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Malala Yousafzai On one side the Taliban on the other a loving father

Taliban gunmen shot her for attending school. She became a prominent advocate for girls’ education, a Nobel laureate and a bestselling author. Malala Yousafzai brings her message to the South Bay. By Elka Worner Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate and world-renowned activist for girls’ education, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt, said her father inspired…

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Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai speaks in Redondo Beach and Long Beach

by Elka Worner Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate in history, will deliver her message of educational rights for girls to a sold-out crowd May 19 at the Redondo Performing Arts Center. Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012, is a part of the Distinguished Speaker series. Overwhelming community demand prompted the unusual…

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A view toward giving – Carolyn Elliott opens her home to Providence TrinityCare for a ‘Sunday by the Sea’

by Elka Worner For the past three decades, Carolyn Elliott has made her spectacular Lunada Bay estate available for charity fundraisers, and cultural events, personally greeting the hundreds of guests who contribute to these important causes.   “I like to have people here and have them enjoy it,” Elliott said of her breathtaking surroundings. “What good…

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The Price of Preservation for Historical Homes in the Beach Cities

Fifty years after the State Legislature passed the Mills Act, which supports preservation of historical buildings, no Hermosa Beach home, and only one Manhattan Beach home has received historical designation.  In Redondo Beach, more than 100 homes have received historical designation. by Elka Worner When 50-year Hermosa Beach resident Marsha Majka submitted an application to…

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Rolling Hills Covenant offered hopeful ‘Pageant of Our Lord’ 

by Elka Worner and Mia Felt In a year of plague, war and devastation of Biblical proportions, the Pageant of Our Lord shared Christian stories of hope, with live models portraying classical, religious art. After a two-year hiatus, the popular production was resurrected at the  Rolling Hills Covenant Church. “People have lost loved ones, homes,…

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Rolling Hills Covenant offers hopeful ‘Pageant of Our Lord’ 

by Elka Worner and Mia Felt In a year of plague, war and devastation of Biblical proportions, the Pageant of Our Lord shares Christian stories of hope, with live models portraying religious works of art. The popular production, in its 35th year at the Rolling Hills Covenant Church, will run this weekend Friday, April 1…

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Parking drama threatens new Norris dance studios in Rolling Hills Estates

by Elka Worner Palos Verdes Performing Arts, the nonprofit that runs the Norris Theatre, and the Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion in Rolling Hills Estates, is locked in a parking dispute with owners of the neighboring Promenade at the Peninsula. The dispute hinges on a decades-old, verbal agreement between Promenade builder Ron Florence, and PVPA founding…

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Calendar 12-16-21

Holiday events Dietz Bros Annual Food Drive, Free Restringing Manhattan Beach. Bring three cans of food for free guitar restringing on Sat., Dec. 17. Donations will go to St. Margaret’s Catholic Center in Lennox. The event is sponsored by D’Addario Strings. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 240 S. Sepulveda Blvd.  Nativity exhibit n RPV The public…

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Soothe Your Soul will soothe in cyberspace

by Elka Worner Soothe Your Soul is more a sanctuary than a store, according to many of its longtime customers.  Massage therapist Laura Vartanian describes the warehouse filled with crystals, aromatherapy and health supplements as “Disneyland for the senses.” “If life is throwing you curveballs, pushing you down into the ground and you have gravel…

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Nothing sunny about surf stories at the museum

    by Elka Worner A burned out pro-surfer orchestrating a drug heist on the high seas, a strung out jazz musician arrested after a brawl at the Lighthouse Café, and a convicted bank robber working at a beachfront bike shop, are hardly the types of characters you’d expect to find in stories about surf…

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