Kirsten Farmer, Daily Breeze

Kirsten Farmer

Daily Breeze

Manhattan Beach, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kirsten:

West Basin Municipal Water District presents El Segundo desal plant to Manhattan Beach leaders for the first time

The final environmental study on the plant, first proposed in 2015, will come out in the next few weeks, officials said. → Read More

Urth Caffe makes return to the South Bay with new Hawthorne location

Urth Caffe will soon open a location in the South Bay, nearly three decades after original flagship cafe launched in Manhattan Beach. → Read More

Photos: Hometown Fair brings sustainability and surprises during its 47th year in Manhattan Beach

Vendors sold their homemade crafts this weekend, Oct. 5 and 6, live music groups serenaded the crowds and the fair-goers indulged in the event’s famous pepper bellies and fresh lemonade. → Read More

Photos: El Segundos’ Lifeguard Tower 60 gets pink makeover for Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Press Telegram

The painting of the tower is to raise awareness for the disease that affects 1 in 8 U.S. women, according to → Read More

After weeks of debate, voters in Manhattan Beach’s El Porto area choose to take power underground

Undergrounding earned a majority of resident support in Districts 12 and 14 in the community. → Read More

Manhattan Beach moves to ban sale of vaping products and, potentially, all tobacco

An urgency ordinance will soon go before the council. → Read More

This Manhattan Beach family lost their 26-year-old son to epilepsy just two weeks after his diagnosis

In memory of Jake Cleland —a “stand-up” guy his loved ones say had unbridled compassion and empathy—his family hopes to educate others about epilepsy → Read More

Manhattan Beach public art piece is now Instagram-worthy all year round

Light Gate, which was dedicated in 2015, now has colored glass panes. → Read More

Rancho Palos Verdes will spend some $200,000 to remove invasive plants that pose fire hazard

The city will partner with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to remove the acacia plants over the next four-to-six weeks. → Read More

Three council seats and a measure will be on the ballot this fall in Rancho Palos Verdes

Five candidates, including one incumbent, will be running for the positions as councilmembers Susan M. Brooks, Ken Dydaand Mayor Jerry Duhovic are coming to the end of their terms Dec. 3 → Read More

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail over two decades gave this Redondo Beach man a fresh perspective on the simple things

Matt Hadnett started hiking the PCT in 1998 and completed the trail this August, skipping only one year → Read More

New Chick-fil-A on Artesia Boulevard in Redondo Beach will open on Thursday

The location will feature dual drive-thru ordering lanes, walk up windows and an outdoor patio area. → Read More

Rancho Palos Verdes city manager announces retirement after four years with city

Willmore’s last day will be Nov. 22, ending his 15-year career in public service for a position in the environmental industry. → Read More

Local coalition plans town hall to discuss possible West Basin desalination plant

The plant would desalinate 20 to 60 gallons of ocean water per day in a process at a facility in El Segundo if approved. → Read More

Closure of Bay Club’s pool in El Segundo due to cloudy water and unapproved plans, health officials say

The pool closed Aug. 21 and, as of this week, has yet to reopen. → Read More

These teddy bears made from deceased loved ones clothing provide comfort to grieving families

Providence, which has the only pediatric hospice program in Southern California, have used the bears for 11 years. → Read More

Manhattan Beach cardiologist is on a mission to save children’s hearts around the world

Brandy Hattendorf, a pediatric cardiologist with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, went on a trip to Tanzania late last year to provide evaluations to children there. → Read More

Five things to know if you go to the Hermosa Summer Series this weekend

This is the second of two weekend events for the new music series under a new producer. → Read More

Mira Costa High School, in Manhattan Beach, kicks off school year with special assemblies for students

Each hour-long assembly focused on a different topic: inclusion; healthy relationships and consent; school spirit; and how to be a Mustang, which was about school rules. → Read More

Emoji House in Manhattan Beach hits market at $1.7 million, with more emojis on the way

Owner Kathryn Kidd said she is thinking of adding more emojis as her house is listed on the market. → Read More