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As a former staff writer for the Daily Breeze and the San Diego Union-Tribune newspapers -- and a contributor to the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul books, Diana Chapman has covered the issues peoplefind important. In this blog, she focuses on the community programs and resources that benefit children and teens
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San Pedro Mom Helps Find Surplus Goods to Distribute to the Needy

Posted on January 26, 2013 at 10:58am 0 Comments

By Diana L. Chapman

   The teacher at a Wilmington Elementary School kept the two boys behind at recess. Why, the fourth grade teacher asked, were they fighting -- a little tip he'd received. The…


Former San Pedro High Student Writes Poem About Newtown Massacre

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments


 When Emmanuel Catalan, 23, heard about the shootings of 26 first graders and educators in Connecticut, the Floridian was stunned along with everyone else. But when his friends who lived in the impacted state began to call and text him, he detected pain so enmeshed in them that he…


San Pedro Grandma Decides Kids Who Have Died Here of Cancer Related Illnesses Deserve A Shot At Being Remembered Through A Memorial or Festival; She Just Needs Your Help

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

By Diana L. Chapman

After three years of visiting her 9-year-old granddaughter at her grave, Mary Lou Martinez thought both of them deserved a better deal. They should be celebrating Devin Hamilton's life with the punctuations of joy she left in people's hearts.

Not in silence. Or in…


Ratchet Page Not an Internet Crime Says Law Enforcement Official Dealing With the Investigation

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 3:02pm 1 Comment

By Diana L. Chapman

 Images that blossomed on Facebook pages of "ratchet" girls in the Harbor Area in early December were not criminal and were considered child "erotica," rather than pornography, says a lead investigator who heads a regional task…


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LOS ANGELES - Getting new alternate charcoal jerseys may have looked good on the outside for San Pedro High football but...There was a lot of fire on the inside of the bellies of the Pirates as they took on Harbor Area neighbor Banning of Wilmington in the 80th Battle Of The Harbor with a lot at stake in this Marine…See More
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Antonio Sacre is "The Storyteller" at Institute of Musical Arts

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We are so excited, and ready to laugh out loud, because Storyteller Antonio Sacre is returning to the IMA for the third year with his new show, “The Storyteller”. Born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, Antonio's hilarious stories are drawn from growing up bilingual and bicultural as a Cuban-Irish-American. With humor, (he calls himself a Leprechauno), he blends two cultures and four unbelievable stories into one compelling narrative about what it means to be paid to "lie"…See More
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STARS at The Music Center's 38th Annual Very Special Arts Festival

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Nov. Props. Explained by League of Women Voters at Palos Verdes Peninsula Center Library Community Room

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The Palos Verdes League of Women Voters will explain the propositions on November ballot at the monthly meeting of the PV Democrats.Seating available at 2:00 PM; open to all; handicapped accessible; free admission; free parking on the library’s roof, which is accessed from Deep Valley Dr. [].See More
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