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Partying with the president, George H.W. Bush

Partying with the president, George H.W. Bush

At his 90th birthday party

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Beach sports – Opening day South Bay

Beach sports – Opening day South Bay

So far, so good

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Junior Lifeguards Surf racing program launched for Jr. Guards by Kyra Williams

Junior Lifeguards  Surf racing program  launched for Jr. Guards  by Kyra Williams

by Kyra Williams As summer comes to a close the school year starts up, and the popular Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard program shuts down. But this summer, the Junior Guard program is keeping it going, rolling out a new Surf Racing Team program for 16 and 17-year-olds.    JGs initially applied in February and […]

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‘Housecatures’ draw interest from Realtors, homeowners worldwide

‘Housecatures’ draw interest from Realtors, homeowners worldwide

by Kenneth Hill Linda Wenzel creates “housecatures,” paintings of houses that are designed to artistically capture their unique personalities. Sometimes she paints onsite. Other times she paints from photos. “I enjoy both. However,  at the house, you can fill in details that aren’t easy to see from photos,” the Redondo Beach resident said. Wenzel began […]

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CyberCamp students test internet skills in CyberPatriot competition

CyberCamp students test internet skills in CyberPatriot competition

  by Miriam Farah Local sixth through 12th graders studied computer sciences and cybersecurity last month at “CyberCamp,” a program hosted by AT&T and the Air Force Association at AT&T’s El Segundo office. “With kids on social media all the time, they need to understand that what they put on the Internet is always going […]

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Amateurs and pros, santa hats and neck ties: the 6 Man is back

Amateurs and pros, santa hats and neck ties: the 6 Man is back

by Megan Garringer The famously competitive, high-spirited Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament returned to Manhattan Beach this weekend for its 57th year. Nearly 100 teams competed in four divisions: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Men’s Master’s, and Women’s Master’s. From Friday morning at 8 a.m. until Saturday evening, the beach near the Manhattan pier looked […]

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Slackliners try to find balance on sands of the South Bay

  by Kyra Williams Beck Cherry, a senior at Mira Costa High School, finds peace in an unusual place: balanced on a narrow length of rope. Cherry is one of the South Bay’s slackliners. The activity involves standing on a “line” — usually made of nylon and measuring as little as one inch wide — […]

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Walmer progeny, with Costa coach win 20th Annual BarryBob Tourney

Walmer progeny, with Costa coach win 20th Annual BarryBob Tourney

by Megan Garringer Saturday afternoon took volleyball players back to the ‘80s, with a sea of platinum hair and bronzed bodies sporting ill-fitting swimsuits. The occasion was the 20th Annual BarryBob Volleyball tournament at 10th Street in Manhattan Beach. It all began in the summer of 1998, following the deaths of beach patriarchs Barry Walmer […]

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Riviera Village celebrates start of summer with 41st Annual festival

Riviera Village celebrates start of summer with 41st Annual festival

by Alexa Stevens Lauren Elizabeth of Redondo Beach-based Lagoa Swimwear was among over 300 exhibitors at the 41st Annual Riviera Village Summer Festival last weekend. Elizabeth designs women’s swimsuits with pockets and has them sewn in Downtown L.A. “It’s been nice to meet people and get feedback on different styles and people’s favorite prints,” Elizabeth […]

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Brownie troop gives back

Brownie troop gives back

by Joey Mills While most Girl Scout troops use the proceeds from their annual cookie sales to benefit their troop, Brownie Troop 6345 decided to take a more altruistic route. The second-grade troop chose to use $300 of their proceeds to purchase goods to donate to the Ronald McDonald House in Long Beach. The Ronald […]

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Tour de Pier, raises spirits, funds for cancer support and research

Tour de Pier, raises spirits, funds for cancer support and research

by Joey Mills The 6th annual Tour de Pier raised $1.2 million on Sunday for the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the Cancer Support Community, and the Uncle Kory Foundation. Tour de Pier has raised over $4.2 million since their inaugural event in 2013. Tour de Pier was founded by Jon Hirshberg in memory […]

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Marco’s music

Marco’s music

A rare gene mutation takes away a young man’s physical abilities, but not his passions

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Around the country, by van to 30 Major League Baseball stadiums

Around the country, by van to 30  Major League Baseball stadiums

by Cara Martinez Cameron Bennett has been on the road since June 20, traveling to Major League baseball stadiums across the country and making videos, podcasts and vlogs (video blogs) about his trip. Bennett’s goal is to visit all 30 stadiums. His vlogs are released twice a week. Bennett grew up in Redondo Beach and […]

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Girls Who Code builds knowledge, sisterhood among STEM students

  by Lauren Kim Girls Who Code is working to close the gender gap in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Despite the increasing reliance on technology, the gender gap has been growing over the past 20 years. The seven week, summer immersion course is hosted by AT&T in El Segundo. The students range […]

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Redondo High band director Vizcarra champions careers of young musicians

Redondo High band director Vizcarra  champions careers of young musicians

by Lauren Kim Redondo Union High School band director Ray Vizcarra had an idea of what he wanted to be from as early on as an elementary school. “You were required to write these essays at the end of fifth grade, eighth grade, and looking through some old papers, my dream was always to become […]

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