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Ku’uipo Kumukahi appears at the Southern California Slack Key Festival

Ku’uipo Kumukahi appears at the Southern California Slack Key Festival

Ku’uipo Kumukahi performs Sunday at the Southern California Slack Key Festival at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.   by Jenni Passaro In Hawaii, kings, and queens composed songs for the people. Centuries later mele, Hawaiian songs, are given back to the people each time they are sung. “In this connection to the elders there […]

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Endless Session, Day 889:  Returning Home

by Morgan Sliff 523 days, or 1.5 years ago, marked the last endless session entry.  Daily tracking has dwindled (now needing a bit of math to pinpoint streak currents) but everyday waves and stoke have ardently continued, adventures have multiplied like gremlins, love is in the air, and careers have shifted from 7 years in […]

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Spotlight on the hill – Roaring ‘20s Elegance

Spotlight on the hill – Roaring ‘20s Elegance

An enchanged evening amidst a backdrop of Palos Verdes glamour and steeped in rich history

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Spotlight on the hill – Eat, drink and be scary!

Spotlight on the hill – Eat, drink and be scary!

22nd Spooktacular Halloween Ball to benefit the children with developmental and medical issues

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Spotlight on the hill – ACT II Supports Theatre

Spotlight on the hill – ACT II Supports Theatre

ACT II raises over $450,000 through their annual Variety Show and Spring Fashion Show

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Spotlight on the hill – Portuguese Bend Horse Show

Spotlight on the hill – Portuguese Bend Horse Show

Portuguese Bend National Horse Show benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (

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Beach wheels – Concours D’Elegance takes to the airfield

Beach wheels – Concours D’Elegance takes to the airfield

This year’s Palos Verdes Concours D’Elegance moved off the peninsula to Louis Zamperini Airfield in Torrance

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Beach people – The Very Young Boy and the Very Old Man

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir

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St. Cross to host Historical Society Gala

St. Cross to host Historical Society Gala

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society has chosen St. Cross Episcopal Church, one of the most historic sites in Hermosa Beach, for its Saturday, November 4 “Dancing in the 1940s at the Hollywood Canteen” Gala. The City and St. Cross have grown up together.

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‘It’ borrows from nostalgia to induce nightmares [MOVIE REVIEW]

‘It’ borrows from nostalgia to induce nightmares [MOVIE REVIEW]

Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com In theaters now is the horror movie It, adapted from the 1,138 page Stephen King novel of the same name. The story of a small town tormented by a demon in the form of a killer clown has already broken box office records, scaring up an estimated $117.1 million. This has made It not […]

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Hip-Hop heart-warmer Patti Cake$ is stylish and sweet [MOVIE REVIEW]

Hip-Hop heart-warmer Patti Cake$ is stylish and sweet [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com What if 8 Mile starred a girl? This is essentially Patti Cake$, a Cinderella story of an over-weight underdog who tries to up-end herself from a dead end life in her New Jersey hometown by following her dream of becoming a rap superstar. Premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and acquired by […]

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Catalina paddlers raise funds for ALS in honor of Hermosa teacher

Catalina paddlers raise  funds for ALS in honor  of Hermosa teacher

by Tom Horton Anastasia “Peacha” Horton, my mother, was a long time Hermosa Beach resident and for 25 years a beloved third-grade teacher at Valley View Elementary School (now Hermosa Valley).  She remained active in retirement, especially as a grandmother, until 2004 when she experienced slurred speech that progressed to difficulty swallowing, followed by falls, […]

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Documentary “Whose Streets?” is a captivating call to action [MOVIE-REVIEW]

Documentary “Whose Streets?” is a captivating call to action [MOVIE-REVIEW]

by Morgan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com On August 9th, 2014 – a little over three years ago– an 18-year-old, unarmed black student named Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri. Just a day before, this northern suburb of St. Louis was virtually unknown to the rest of the world, but that would soon change in the most […]

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NEXT FEST Brings Sundance Hits ‘Lemon’ and ‘Gook’ to Los Angeles [MOVIE REVIEW]

NEXT FEST Brings Sundance Hits ‘Lemon’ and ‘Gook’ to Los Angeles [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Morgan and Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com Every summer, the Sundance Film Festival brings a handful of films directly from Park City to Los Angeles to make their L.A. debut at Sundance NEXT FEST. This diverse selection of films played in Sundance’s NEXT category – a category that showcases bold films by up-and-coming talents of tomorrow. The festival is […]

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Archbishop Jose Gomez celebrates St. James 125th anniversary Mass

Archbishop Jose Gomez celebrates  St. James 125th anniversary Mass

Los Angeles County Archbishop Jose Gomez celebrated Mass for over 700 St. James parishioners Saturday morning. The occasion was St. James’s 125th anniversary. The church was founded in 1892, the same year the City of Redondo Beach was incorporated.

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