Blog Archive: Megan Barnes

Daily Breeze Staff Writer >> Reach the author at megan.barnes@langnews.com or follow Megan on Twitter: @meg_barnes.

‘My kids are everything’: Fearful parents keep kids home from South Bay schools, too

Priscilla Serrano’s three children don’t attend Los Angeles Unified schools, but she kept them home anyway Tuesday. And she wasn’t alone, as fear spread among parents throughout South Bay school districts in response to the threat that prompted closure of every campus in the nation’s second largest school district. “My 8-year-old started crying, saying, ‘What if they bomb tomorrow instead?’ ” said Serrano, whose three children attend Fern Elementary School in the Torrance Unified School District.

‘Specific threat’ forces second closure of Mira Costa High School this week, police monitor Redondo Union High

FBI agents were working with Manhattan Beach police Friday to find the person responsible for making an emailed “specific threat” that forced school district officials to shut down Mira Costa High School as a precaution for the second time in a week.

11-year-old spots rare tarantula in Rancho Palos Verdes

By Megan Barnes, Daily Breeze Ian Campbell was riding bikes with his family to the McBride Trail in Rancho Palos Verdes when he spotted something dark on the ground, moving down the middle of Santa Catalina Drive. “At first I thought it was one of those remote control cars,” the 11-year-old said. On closer inspection, it looked like a furry, black tarantula. “Then I saw it’s legs and said, ‘Wait dad, what’s that?’” • Video:

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