Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

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‘Chasing Coral’ screening

“Chasing Coral,” a documentary about the disappearance of coral reefs, will screen at the Hermosa Community Theater Thursday night. The event, sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation’s South Bay Chapter, along with REI and Hippy Tree, will offer pizza and beer, followed by the film, which includes interviews with scientists and underwater footage captured in over 30 countries. After the film, Bill Hickman, Surfrider’s regional manager for Southern California, will host a Q&A. The screening is free for the public, but a $10 donation is suggested.

Happy Hour with History

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The Hermosa Beach Museum will host Don Jung Thursday night as he recounts stories about the Southern California music scene in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Jung, a Manhattan Beach resident, wrote “Rockin’ Through Troubled Waters: Surviving the West Coast Music Scene, 1966-1971,” which came out last year, and recounts his experiences with the legendary acts and the social tumult of the era. In a conversation with Mark Shoemaker, Jung will recount stories of the era focused on the South Bay. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and is $10; members of Hermosa’s Historical Society get in free.

Alzheimer’s Walk

The Beach Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s will start and end on the Hermosa Pier this Saturday. The Walk, the world’s largest event to raise money and awareness on Alzheimer’s Disease, is one of more than 600 that will be held throughout the country, and the first of more than a dozen that will take place in Southern California this fall. Registration starts at 9 a.m., with a ceremony at 10 a.m. The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m., and will go from the Hermosa Pier to the Manhattan Pier and back.

Coastal Cleanup Day

Heal the Bay will hold its 30th annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday at the Hermosa Pier. It is one of more than 70 cleanups taking place simultaneously throughout Los Angeles County, and hundreds taking place throughout the world. The cleanup runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Those with questions should contact Nick Shattuck at nshattuck@hermosabch.org.

Ben Allen in town

State Sen. Ben Allen, who represents the South Bay in Sacramento, will be attending Councilmember Hany Fangary’s Community First meeting this Saturday. The Community First meetings offer attendees a chance to ask questions and discuss issues affecting Hermosa and the region. The meeting will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

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