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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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Senior Comedy Afternoons Presents HOWL- O- WEEN! at The South Bay

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Magic for You! – Magical handpicked numbers from our past 14 years at Bixby Auditorium

November 14, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
“Magic for You! – Magical handpicked numbers from our past 14 years” is the fall musical variety show brought to you by Stearns Musical Theatre Company (SMTC).  This enchanted show full of song and dance numbers will take place at the Bixby Auditorium at 5251 E Stearns St. Long Beach, CA 90815. Show include songs from shows performed by SMTC in the past 14 years such as There is Nothing Like A Dame from South Pacific, Big Dollhouse from Hairspray, select songs from Annie and so much more. …See More
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South Shores residents from Paseo del Mar to Cumbre by the Elk's lodge, from Western Ave. to the border of RPV will participate in a community-wide yard sale. 8-12. Look for the signs (most will be in neon green)... Each resident will be holding their own yard sale.See More
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