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SMALL BUSINESS – Torrance Brewing Supply keeps local brewers going, beer flowing

SMALL BUSINESS – Torrance Brewing Supply keeps local brewers going, beer flowing

by William Foss Have you ever seen something you never knew existed, and decided you  needed it immediately?  That’s what happened to Daniel Teruya, and it led to a new career. Teruya worked at Boeing in Torrance, and had gone out with friends for dinner in Long Beach.  Next to the restaurant was a business…Read More→

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Defense minded investing

Defense minded investing

Invest with a similar mindset to that of a strong amateur tennis player -– defensively by Stuart Chaussee Defensive-minded investing is an approach that focuses on risk first. Return is secondary. If are simply an offensive-minded investor looking to hit home runs, it’s possible that in certain market conditions your portfolio may not survive. If…Read More→

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“The Lobster” and the absurdity of modern love [MOVIE REVIEW]

“The Lobster” and the absurdity of modern love [MOVIE REVIEW]

  by Ryan Rojas/Cinemacy.com In this modern age, where more and more relationships are being facilitated online – apps like Tinder making romance and falling in love almost binary in nature – is it any wonder why we might now feel like we’ve lost just a bit of our collective humanity, and why the whole…Read More→

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“Sing Street” is another musical romp from the director of “Once” [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Sing Street” is another musical  romp from the director of “Once” [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Jared Anderson/www.cinemacy.com “Sing Street,” from the Irish filmmaker John Carney, takes place during the homestretch of the Cold War when a group of adolescents come together in the name of fellowship, bonding over pop culture, and a desire to break away from the confines of the tangible. Carney is best known for grabbing the…Read More→

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Peninsula Palladian: Rancho Palos Verdes’ LaBarba Residence hearkens back to Renaissance architecture

Peninsula Palladian: Rancho Palos Verdes’ LaBarba Residence hearkens back to Renaissance architecture

by Stephanie Cartozian A 1940s cinderblock style beach house stood for nearly a half century on Rancho Palos Verdes’ Lunada Pointe. The property occupied one of the 16,000 acres formerly owned by the community’s founders, the Vanderlip family, and its last use was as the familial home of the esteemed Ernest V. and Marguerite Berry….Read More→

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“Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” Shows Dark Days as a Genius in Crisis

by Morgan Rojas/Cinemacy.com by Morgan Rojas/Cinemacy.com In literature, there is a term called the “Hemingway Hero,” which is essentially a set of noble traits and honorable qualities that the reader should aspire to, much like any character in an Ernest Hemingway novel. Every writer attempting to create this attribute will find that the qualities that make up a hero…Read More→

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Straight Outta South Bay: Pennywise at The Palladium

Straight Outta South Bay: Pennywise at The Palladium

by Heidi Siegmund Cuda How to describe the Pennywise Reunion Weekend at the Hollywood Palladium? It’s not easy to put into words what you want to say about the boys who give you strength, who taught you the poetry of defiance, and whose lyrics have become mantras to thousands of fans. Some of those fans…Read More→

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Sandbox: Time to settle Redondo Beach’s 30 year old debate

by Steve Diels Let’s face the facts. The Redondo Beach Waterfront has become a major safety hazard and has long lost its allure. Residents knew this long before our City Council began moving toward waterfront revitalization nearly a decade ago. “We’ve got a mess” agrees Councilmember Brand. The public process is designed for transparency and…Read More→

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Buddhist monk brings message of peace to Rancho Palos Verdes

by Jenna Rose Robbins Bhante Sujatha doesn’t quite fit the stereotype of a Buddhist monk. After living in the United States for more than two decades, he’s become quite Westernized, even to the point of managing his own numerous social media accounts, which he does via his smartphone. “My weather karma and selfless service #‎adding‬‬…Read More→

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Sandbox: Redondo Waterfront’s once-in-100-years opportunity

by Martin F. Holmes Rescue Our Waterfront cofounder The CenterCal Waterfront is a lose­-lose for Redondo Beach businesses, and taxpayers. A successful Waterfront will need to match the economic output of The Grove in West Los Angeles. Do you want that in your backyard? An unsuccessful Waterfront will replace 220,000 square feet of bad business…Read More→

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“They didn’t counter hate with hate; they countered it with love”: A Redondo Union student’s father observes the Westboro counter-protest

by Jeff Klopmeyer It’s been 30 years since I was a high school student, but on Monday, January 11 2016, I learned a lesson at Redondo Union High School that will stay with me forever. My son is a student at RUHS, and about a week ago, I received an email from the school to…Read More→

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Endless session, Day 122: Ocean therapy, Frank, Boris, and me

Endless session, Day 122:  Ocean therapy, Frank, Boris, and me

by Morgan Sliff One third down. 122 days of consecutive ear to ear smiles and continuous mental, physical, and spiritual growth.  Beginning this endeavor was all about finding myself again.  For a few years I was taking life much too seriously, and felt like I lost the spark I always had – surfing and most…Read More→

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Local inventor gives GoPro a cinematic lift

Local inventor gives GoPro a cinematic lift

by Jennifer Passaro In the mechanics of an old-fashioned eggbeater Ben Swanson found the bevel he needed to gear his videography. At 23, Swanson, a Rancho Palos Verdes native, is the creator of MicroJib, a portable camera jib for the adventurous everyday cinematographer. The MicroJib is, as the website touts, a GoPro Pole, reinvented. It…Read More→

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GospelbeacH rekindle Beachwood Sparks

GospelbeacH rekindle  Beachwood Sparks

by Whitney E. Youngs   Just like The Byrds, GospelbeacH got its start as an accidental rock band in Los Angeles. It all began with two guys playing the same gig and later jamming over a couple of beers in a studio named the Crabshack. “GospelbeacH got formed a piece at a time,” says lead…Read More→

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Rethinking Redondo’s mixed-use

by Jim Light There are multiple types of mixed-use development. In this case we are specifically addressing the current vertical mixed-use zoning defined in Redondo Beach zoning ordinances. Building a Better Redondo is opposed to the current Mixed-Use Zoning designations in Redondo. But BBR is not alone in this opposition, nor is this opposition a…Read More→

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