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 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

BCHD holds Mental Health Awareness Month events Beach Cities Health District asks residents to join in observing Mental Health Awareness Month in May and in raising awareness about mental health and mental illness. According to BCHD, one in five people has a diagnosable mental health condition, and many adults and youth in the Beach Cities […]

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach About Town

‘Editor’ author to Pages Steven Rowley, author of the lauded 2016 novel “Lilly and the Octopus,” will be coming to Pages bookstore tonight, to talk about his latest novel “The Editor,” which pairs a writer seeking his big break with Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis as an editor. Rowley, who for years tried to break into screenwriting […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

GWPOP focuses on youth Head down to the Hermosa Pier on Saturday, and you may be in for a rare sight: teenagers and 20-somethings turning off their cell phones. They’ll be attending Good World Power of Peace, an ambitious and diverse slate of events featuring food, music, yoga, and lyceum-style discussions about issues important to […]

 Ryan McDonald

Credit card of man killed in Mexico surfaces

Credit card of man killed in Mexico surfaces

by Ryan McDonald Police in Oklahoma are looking for a suspect who used a credit card belonging to a Hermosa Beach man who was killed in Mexico last year. The Oklahoma City Police Department posted two photos to its Twitter account on Friday of a man who allegedly used a credit card belonging to Taylor […]

 David Mendez

Waterfront developers sue over BeachLife deal

Waterfront developers sue over BeachLife deal

by David Mendez A company that wants to redevelop Redondo’s Waterfront has sued the city, challenging its 10-year agreement with the BeachLife music festival, which dominated the area this past weekend. The lawsuit also seeks to protect the company’s contentious redevelopment plan from restrictions approved by voters in 2017’s ballot Measure C. Redondo Beach Waterfront […]

 Ryan McDonald

Photo gallery opens in downtown Manhattan Beach

Photo gallery opens in downtown Manhattan Beach

by Ryan McDonald Pacific Coast Gallery’s collection of high-quality images of surf and sound has moved from Hermosa to Manhattan Beach. Owners Matt and Monica Welch, South Bay residents, opened Pacific Coast in Hermosa in 2017. The new location, at 1217 Highland Ave., opens Friday. Pacific Coast specializes in extremely high-resolution images of nature, including […]

 Mark McDermott

Living by the Latin Beat: the life and love of Poncho Sanchez

Living by the Latin Beat: the life and love of Poncho Sanchez

by Whitney Youngs Imagine this: born in Laredo, Texas, to Mexican immigrants, you are the youngest of 11. In 1954, when you are just a toddler, your family relocates to Norwalk, California. You grow up in a town of modest single-story stucco houses lining cramped one-way streets run by local gangs, one generation after the […]

 Mark McDermott

Dead and Alive: Keller Williams Grateful Gospel

Dead and Alive: Keller Williams Grateful Gospel

by Edith Johnson/thefestivalgirl.com Tucked away in a lush, sun-dappled grove in the wooded outskirts of Virginia’s Oak Ridge Farm, a small stage draped with oversized kaleidoscopic tie-dyes became the unlikely pulpit for a special “church” service one Sunday morning in September 2014. Square straw bales formed makeshift pews, though the congregation mostly stood, and a […]