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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

30 years after space shuttle Challenger disaster, Christa McAuliffe’s students have gone on to teach

CONCORD, N.H. — Thirty years after the Concord High School class of ‘86 watched social studies teacher Christa McAuliffe and six astronauts perish when the space shuttle Challenger exploded on live TV, a number of them have gone into teaching — and some wonder if, indirectly, the tragedy affected them enough that they wanted to make a difference, as she did.

Yet another setback for SpaceX

By Christopher Weber and John Antczak, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES >> After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a Space X rocket made a hard landing on a floating barge in the roiling Pacific, breaking a support leg and toppling over Sunday. SpaceX announcers said the first stage of the Falcon 9 was not upright after reaching the 300-by-170 foot landing pad in choppy seas about 200 miles west of San Diego.

Jason-3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE >> Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking global sea level rise, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Sunday at 10:42 a.m. PST (1:42 p.m. EST) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Jason-3 is an international mission led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with NASA, the French space agency CNES, and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.

Westboro Counter-Protest at RUHS

“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,” says Jeff Klopmeyer, father of an Redondo Union High School student. You can read his story here: RUHS Father Observes Westboro Counter-Protest. Here are photos of the event from various angles. All photos are by Sean Carroll and originally published in the January 13, 2016, edition

“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

David Bowie Dies at 69; Star Transcended Music, Art and Fashion

David Bowie, the infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died on Sunday Jan. 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday. His death was confirmed by his publicist, Steve Martin, on Monday morning. Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-bending persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer. Mr. Bowie

Death of David Bowie: The world reacts

LONDON — The latest on the death of singer David Bowie. All times local. 2:15 p.m. Producers of reality-TV show “Celebrity Big Brother” says David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie has decided to remain on the program despite his death. Angie Bowie is appearing on the British show, whose contestants must live together in a house, cut off from the outside world and be filmed by ever-present cameras. The show’s publicists said Monday that she had been told of Bowie’s death by her representatives off-camera and “has taken the decision to continue in the program.”

David Bowie Dies at 69; Star Transcended Music, Art and Fashion

David Bowie, the infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday. His death was confirmed by his publicist, Steve Martin, on Monday morning. No other details were provided. Mr. Bowie had been treated for cancer for the last 18 months, according to a statement on his social-media accounts. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family,” a post on his Facebook page read.

Winter a lonely time for Redondo beach waterfront merchants

As he walked along the International Boardwalk on the Redondo Beach pier one day last week, merchant Charlie Anderson was just about the only person on the waterfront. “It’s a ghost town here,” said Anderson, the owner of the Slightly Different collectable shop.

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