Blog Archive: Lifestyle

Might be time to make a major change in my lifestyle

I caught a glimpse of myself reflecting in the window today and was disgusted beyond belief. I suppose the fact I was waiting for the Public Library to open, there in public, in the bright sunshine, made it all the more significant to me. My fingers were fat, my hands looked swollen and my belly stuck out like a newborn was developing beneath the skin, fully looked as though I were 8½ months pregnant!

All eyes on Bay Boys during high surf at Lunada Bay

By Priscella Vega, Daily Breeze High swells attracted the usual contingent of surfing locals to Lunada Bay in Palos Verdes Estates on Friday, but they had some company: four police officers, the city’s top administrator, the media and a few out-of-towners who wanted to share the waves. It wasn’t exactly a party, though. The Bay Boys, notorious for their harassment of outsiders who visit their surfing spot, weren’t fond of the attention that rained down

“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 inform us that the infamous Westboro Baptist Church — a hate group recognized by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern

Family, Local, and World News & Events that happened during the Year 2016

This album contains family and selected photographs and videos from the Year 2016. We begin the year on a sad note with the death of famed singer/songwriter David Bowie in January.

Pope canonizes Father Junipero Serra, but not all happy about it

By From staff reports, Daily Breeze An 18th-century missionary who brought Catholicism to the American West Coast was elevated to sainthood Wednesday by Pope Francis, prompting Catholics, children and Native Americans to reflect on a history that touches much of Southern California — from the missions of San Fernando and San Gabriel to the Inland Empire. In the first canonization on U.S. soil, Francis made Junipero Serra a saint during a Mass outside the Basilica

Surfing legends gather to honor iconic surfboard shaper Hap Jacobs in Redondo Beach

By Carley Dryden, Daily Breeze Hap Jacobs wasn’t going to be pleased. The surfing legends gathered in a Redondo Beach restaurant Thursday evening jokingly predicted that the iconic surfboard shaper might even get back in his car and drive off if he sensed something was up. More than 100 of his current and former team surfers and friends from across the country gave a surprise tribute to Jacobs — a surfboard shaper by trade, but

Yosemite sees second case of plague

By Susan Abram, The Daily Breeze A second visitor to Yosemite National Park has contracted the plague, state health officials said Tuesday, just a few weeks after a Los Angeles County child also tested positive for the disease. The patient, a Georgia resident, had been vacationing in Yosemite National Park, the Sierra National Forest, and surrounding areas in early August, according to the California Department of Public Health. Last week, health officials announced they had

How piers became part of Southern California beach culture

For more than a century, piers have punctuated the Southern California coast. Many of these boardwalks to the sea began as places of toil — where ships were loaded and unloaded, and legions of California dreams came ashore. Others were anchored to the booming Coney Island-style resorts. Today, piers are an integral part of beach town culture. They’re a focal point for surfers, fishermen and sightseers in search of a quintessential Southern California experience.

School of wow: How a team of forward thinking administrators reinvented century old Redondo Union High School

It’s 1:04 p.m. and 2pac’s “Changes” is playing over the public address system at Redondo Union High School. “It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes,” the rapper urges. “Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live, and let’s change the way we treat each other.” The music can be heard from every corner of the 56-acre campus, alerting students they have one minute to get to their fifth period class. 2pac’s lyrics, intentional or not, represent the ethos that has come to define Redondo Union’s recent, meteoric ascent.

Too Old for The Job? 5 Strategies For 55+ Job Hunters

If you’re over 55 and pounding the pavement these days, it’s not pretty. I have several friends who fit this description. They’re frustrated, furious and frankly dumbfounded by their inability to land a job that suits their experience and desired salary. They’re picking up part-time consulting jobs to keep afloat, zapping résumés into the black hole of online resumé bins, waiting for a response, and pulling their hair out. They have graduate degrees, and once held executive and management positions. They know what’s up.

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