Latest South Bay Stories

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...

2008-07-02 09:01:02

By John Ceballos, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 2--SUN CITY CENTER -- SUN CITY CENTER -- More than 200 South Shore residents on Thursday had the opportunity to voice their concerns about a new hospital on Big Bend Road to members of the county and state government. State Sens. Ronda Storms, R-Brandon, and Victor Crist, R-Tampa, along with County Commissioners Brian Blair and Mark Sharpe, were among the guests at the town meeting at the Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'