Blog Archive: Daily Breeze

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The Daily Breeze is a print and digital news media company based in Torrance, California. Its coverage area includes the South Bay and Harbor Area cities of Los Angeles County “from LAX to LA Harbor,” including the communities of Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Torrance, and Wilmington. The Daily Breeze is a member of the Los Angeles News Group (LANG), a division of Digital First Media.

Established in 1894, the Daily Breeze is best known for its coverage of local news. In 2015 the Daily Breeze won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for its coverage of a financial scandal in the Centinela Valley Union High School District. The paper had earlier won a Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for the same investigation and also won the National Headliner Award. Another investigative series, Getting Away with Murder, examines the scope of unsolved homicides in Los Angeles County.

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

Dockweiler State Beach closed after medical waste washes ashore

By City News Service appearing in the Daily Breeze LOS ANGELES >> Dockweiler State Beach has been closed until further notice after medical waste from a sewer pipe began washing up on the beach, officials announced tonight. Water at the beach also showed excessive levels of bacteria, while sanitary waste items and hypodermic needles had also washed ashore, officials said. The closure was announced at 6:20 p.m. The medical and other waste had been discharged

Another Goodyear blimp is back in the skies over Carson

The Goodyear blimp is back in town. The Spirit of Innovation, a seasoned blimp from Florida, will ply California’s skies for more than a year from its air station in Carson until a permanent zeppelin arrives in 2016. The hand-me-down aircraft will temporarily fill a void left when the 13-year-old Spirit of America was retired in August. At 192 feet long and 60 feet high, the Spirit of Innovation was officially christened in June 2006 and was stationed at Pompano Beach in Florida for more than nine years.

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

‘Godzilla’ El Nino could save Southern California from drought, bring flooding

By Jason Henry, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune There’s a high probability that Southern California will experience drought-busting rains and local flooding this winter, after meteorologists announced Thursday that the chance of a strong El Niño had reached above 90 percent. If the forecast holds, weather experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Climate Prediction Center said the El Niño event would be among the

Wilmington during wartime: The Los Angeles Port of Embarkation and Camp Ross

The Daily Breeze’s Sam Gnerre looks at the way we were in the South Bay The U.S. Armed forces wasted no time in preparing for the movement of men and materials in support of World War II. In March 1941, months before the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor, the War Department already had taken control of the Panama Pacific Terminal, Berths 232-A and B, on Terminal Island with the purpose of using the docks there

Restored World War II B-24 bomber lands in Torrance

A piece of World War II flew into Torrance airport Monday when the restored B-24 Witchcraft — the same war plane model that famed bombardier Louis Zamperini was on when he crashed into the Pacific Ocean — touched down for three days of public tours. Arriving about noon Monday after its 30-minute trip from Santa Barbara, the Witchcraft was opened up for tours, attracting lines of children and adults of all ages who waited to get a peek inside.

Which South Bay cities grew the most in population in 2014?

Los Angeles County’s population grew by 0.8 percent to more than 10.13 million last year, while South Bay cities remained fairly static in growth, the state Department of Finance reports. According to state figures released Friday, Los Angeles County’s population on Jan. 1 was 10,136,559. The city of Los Angeles had 3,957,022 residents, a 1.1 percent increase from the previous year. In the South Bay, Hawthorne showed the highest population growth at 1.1 percent, while other cities ranged in growth from 0.6 percent (El Segundo) to 0.1 percent (Hermosa Beach).

Coast Guard Air Station at LAX moving to Oxnard in 2016, which may bring some noise relief to South Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard, a fixture at Los Angeles International Airport since 1962, will move its Air Station Los Angeles to Ventura County by mid-2016. The move means a loss of about 100 local jobs as the 18 pilots and 85 ground crew members relocate to the Oxnard air base with the four distinctive, bright orange MH-65 Dolphin short-range rescue helicopters.

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