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About Town: Orthopaedic Institute for Children salutes Las Ninas for volunteer service - Daily Breeze
It’s not easy being a deb these days. And it’s even harder for a deb’s mother. But then, young ladies who give countless hours to charity and, ultimately, are rewarded with a formal dinner dance aren’t called debutants anymore. The term went out ...
Street vendors fall prey to gangs, will L.A.’s move to legalize them help? - Daily Breeze
Fruit vendor Mariposa Gonzalez remembers the advice given by her mother, also a street vendor. Talk back to the gang members who demand money. Say you don’t have any cash. Throw a pineapple if need be. “They’re all tattooed up,” Gonzalez said of ...
GTrans remakes Gardena’s Municipal Bus Lines into a flashier, modern fleet - Daily Breeze
Gardena Municipal Bus Lines is freshening up the look of its fleet in a new marketing campaign designed to boost ridership. Soon, the 1970s-style white city buses with their characteristic green-and-yellow stripe will no longer be seen crisscrossing the ...
Homicides of victims over age 70 are extremely rare - Daily Breeze
To this day, Yvonne Garcia cannot go into a Trader Joe’s market. She tried a few months ago when she just had a few things to pick up. She got as far as the parking lot and had to leave. A Trader Joe’s was the last place she shopped for groceries for ...
Manhattan Beach residents interrupt burglary by armed intruder - Daily Breeze
Some Manhattan Beach residents interrupted a burglary by a masked, armed gunman who fled as they arrived home, police said Saturday. The burglary was discovered about 9:10 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of 11th Street, according to Manhattan Beach police.
Chalk mural on Hermosa Beach house draws anti-Measure O advocates - Daily Breeze
With just a month to go before Hermosa Beach voters finally decide the fate of a divisive oil-drilling proposal, Betsy Ryan’s home on Hermosa Avenue has become the go-to destination for anti-oil artists, politicians and local activists. There, a white ...
Centinela school district in final stage of selecting new superintendent - Daily Breeze
The Centinela Valley Union High School District is in the final steps of selecting a new superintendent to replace ousted leader Jose Fernandez. The school board interviewed a half-dozen finalists in closed session Friday and Saturday and a replacement ...
Anderson Bard’s fatal fall from San Pedro cliff ruled an accident - Daily Breeze
The death of a San Pedro teen whose body was found at the bottom of a Point Fermin cliff last October has been ruled an accident by Coroner’s Officials. Anderson Bard died from multiple blunt traumatic injuries after slipping and falling down the 200 ...
The Price is not right for Lawndale boys basketball team - Daily Breeze
LOS ANGELES >>> Four games in six days is a tough task for professionals to endure, let alone high school players. But that was the burden the Lawndale boys basketball team was carrying this week, and those four games were bookended by two tough losses.
My Turn: Texting and emoticons put the squeeze on cursive writing and spelling - Daily Breeze
I regret more than you can imagine having to tell you that an old friend of mine is dying. His name is Written English and he has been diagnosed as having a severe case of online modernitis. Apparently there is no cure unless all of the electricity in ...
Wood-burning fireplaces targeted as air polluters - Daily Breeze
The phrase “Oh and it has a fireplace!” may no longer pack the same kind of warm-and-fuzzies for Southern California residents. That’s because a fire in the hearth may look good but scientists found it’s bad for the heart and lungs. It’s also ...
What you need to know about NHRA season-opening Winternationals - Daily Breeze
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season begins this week, with the Winternationals celebrating its 55th anniversary when Lucas Oil Series sportsmen start qualifying on Thursday down the famed Pomona quarter-mile. How famous, you ask? Consider that in 1964 ...
Judge orders release of $90 million payout for residents of contaminated Carousel neighborhood in Carson - Daily Breeze
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered the release Friday of $90 million to Carson residents who have lived with dangerous chemicals buried under their neighborhood for about 45 years. Nearly 1,500 current and former residents of the Carousel tract ...
Gerber Ambulance folds after losing Torrance contract to transport patients - Daily Breeze
TORRANCE >> Gerber Ambulance, whose distinctive blue-and-yellow vehicles became part of the landscape in the city where it was founded, shut its doors last week after almost three decades in business. The company’s demise was foreshadowed last year, in ...
Double-billed Rally Flip Caps debut in the South Bay - Daily Breeze
A baseball cap with an extra bill that flips up to display a message isn’t likely to win a Nobel Prize. But the two brothers behind the Rally Flip Cap hope the novelty headware will be popular among sports fans who want to show their support at live events.