Spotlight: The Hermosa Beach Summer Sidewalk Sale & Celebration is this weekend, Aug. 6-8, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with businesses along Pier Avenue and Hermosa Avenue taking part. In addition to sidewalk sales, there will be live music at Java Man and Gum Tree, a pop-up market, a family photo opportunity, a family concert and ongoing…

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Spotlight: The Roundhouse aquarium is hosting a sand sculpture fundraiser.   Build your sand sculpture anywhere, whether it’s the beach, a park, or sandbox, and submit photos. Online voting will take place Aug. 4-15. The winners in the various categories will be announced on Aug. 19. For more information, instructions and an application, go to…

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Spotlight: The Hermosa Beach Pride Celebration is set for Saturday, June 26 and features a full day of activities, including a celebration of the local lifeguard tower recently painted a rainbow of colors. The colors are a symbol of LGBTQ pride. The lineup for the Pride Celebration is as follows: 9-11 a.m.: Meet & Greet…

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  Spotlight: The Hermosa Beach Museum has reopened to the public, but its online lectures continue. The next one, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on June 17 on Zoom, is on Los Angeles car culture. A panel of special guests will talk about L.A.’s history with cars and how the joy of driving brought people together.…

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  by Erin Waldner On April 17, at the Laguna Beach Distance Carnival, Mira Costa junior Dalia Frias broke her school’s 1600 meter record, with a time of 4:48.75. The previous record was 4:50.05, set by Lynn Dixon in 2000. One week later at the Meet of Champions at Arcadia High School, Frias broke her…

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SPOTLIGHT And now, skateboarding The Hermosa Beach Museum is pleased to announce the opening of Skateboarding Then, an exhibition about the rise of skateboarding in Hermosa Beach and the South Bay.  The exhibit will include photographs, objects from the private collection of Cindy Whitehead, and skateboarding film from Gerard Ravel. Skateboarding in Hermosa Beach is…

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by Erin Waldner It’s a weekday afternoon and Juan Lopez, an educator at the Roundhouse Aquarium on the Manhattan Beach Pier, is demonstrating a science experiment to a group of students in kindergarten and first grade. After explaining what an hypothesis is, Lopez tells the children that if he drops water onto his “stinky” sandal…

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Roundhouse reopens, and continues online  April Earth month celebrations scheduled This Saturday, April 3, the Roundhouse Aquarium Teach Center at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier will reopen. The number of guests will be limited and reservations are required, though walkins, space permitting. The hours are 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.…

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