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2009-12-16 18:07:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Located within minutes of Southern California's most popular beach towns, William Lyon Homes will debut a vibrant new gated community this February that will offer an equally cool place to live --ThreeSixty at South Bay. Los Angeles' young professionals who want a new home in a hip environment where they can mingle, work-out and go from a business suit to swim suit and back again in the same day, will find ThreeSixty at South Bay the perfect...

2009-04-30 18:00:00

By forming connections with community stakeholders, ShareFest sees the unique stories and needs in each area and will continue serving them in this annual event. TORRANCE, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ShareFest Community Development will partner with Mayor Villaraigosa and more than 100 other organizations all day on May 2 for its Sixth Annual Workday that will includes more than 225 service projects and thousands of volunteers throughout the South Bay and Harbor areas. Because ShareFest...

2009-02-09 17:36:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second Annual Bay Area Social Issues Documentary Film Contest (SI DocFest) held its screenings and awards ceremony at the Camera 12 Cinemas on Sunday, February 8, 2009. In light of the economic situation, the organizing committee decided to increase by almost 30% the awards given out this year. More than $30,000 provided by sponsor and organizer Do Good Docs Corporation were shared by the top films, the high schools they represented, and their...

2009-01-30 19:27:00

Top Films Will Share More Than $20,000 SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second Annual Bay Area Social Issues Documentary Film Contest (SI DocFest) will hold its screenings and award ceremony at the Camera 12 Cinemas in downtown San Jose on Sunday, February 8, 2009 from 2-6 pm. The SI DocFest is not a traditional film festival, but rather a contest narrowly focused on high school students, the documentary genre, social issues, and the greater Bay Area community. Participants...

2008-12-21 13:36:53

For a group of Hasidic Jews in Palo Alto, Calif., Hanukkah was to begin Sunday at sundown with a 6-foot menorah of melted chocolate. We've already made a menorah out of ice and Legos. Why not chocolate? said Mushky Baumgarten of Chabad of Greater South Bay, who melted 25 bags of Kosher chocolate chips to coat the menorah. The chocolate menorah was to be lit in front of Palo Alto City Hall as one of several Hanukkah-themed activities -- including bowling and ice skating -- sponsored by Chabad...

2008-10-14 09:00:24

Orange County, Calif.-based developers LNR Property Corporation's Commercial Property Group and Hopkins Real Estate Group today celebrated the groundbreaking for The Boulevards at South Bay, an $850 million mixed-use retail and residential project on a former landfill site in Carson, Calif. The 168-acre project is located along the 405 freeway between Avalon and Del Amo Boulevards and will include over 1 million square feet of retail and restaurant space, more than 1,300 residential...

2008-10-02 21:00:05

By Melissa Evans The number of people living with Alzheimer's disease will more than double over the next two decades, placing financial pressure on the public health system and thousands of caregivers throughout Los Angeles County, says a report released Wednesday. An estimated 325,000 residents will be diagnosed with Alzheimer's by 2030, up from 147,000 who now have the disease, according to the report by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. The massive rise is attributed...

2008-10-02 03:00:34

By Dawn Anfuso Retirement - what's that? With today's shaky economy, the number of seniors in the workplace is growing rapidly. According to About.com, people 50 and older represent one of the fastest growing labor groups in the United States. While many people are seeking senior jobs to supplement inadequate retirement income, others continue to work for personal satisfaction. Often, seniors retire from one occupation only to begin another. Fortunately, companies are responding to...

2008-09-16 03:00:13

Q: Blog site You had an article regarding a Web site made by a San Pedro woman that recommended local businesses and contractors that South Bay people used and would recommend. Could you give me its name? - BARRY A. WERTHEIMER Rolling Hills Estates The closest we could find was the May 18 Daily Link item about a lifelong San Pedro resident who started a blog that "recommends the best shops, eats and services according to her inner circle of gal pals." The blog, SP Good and Bad,...

2008-07-11 21:00:13

By Kristin S. Agostoni For three years, Michael Tobias traveled the globe documenting the daunting efforts under way to protect threatened plants and wildlife. He's followed a stewardship program to protect an endangered parrot species in New Zealand and the native plantings occurring on Easter Island, once home to rich palm forests before humans ripped them from the landscape. This weekend, the anthropologist, ecologist and filmmaker will bring those stories and others to the South...