May 28,2016: Memorial Day Weekend: Fiesta Hermosa style!

Get ready for your kick-off to summer ~ Memorial Day Weekend, Fiesta Hermosa style!

Features:

Music Lovers:
Not only do people flock to Fiesta Hermosa each year for the arts and crafts, but for the Music – which is always of the highest caliber.
There are two stages featuring live music – one at the Main Stage on the Pier and another in the Charity Beer Wine Garden.
The Main Stage features the finest “tribute bands” performing the classic rock of bands such as Heart, Elvis, AC/DC, Steely Dan and David Bowie. Classic rock, 80s, 90s and Pop are showcased in the Charity Beer Wine Garden.
In addition, we have one satellite stage located in the Java Man vicinity.

Charity Beer Wine Garden:
Our popular Charity Beer Wine Garden features drinks served by town “celebrities,” including the Mayor, city councilmembers, and non-profit organizations such as the Rotary, Kiwanis, and other civic organizations. Proceeds are returned to the participating organizations for their good works in the community.

Food Court:
Fairgoers rave about our Food Court, which offers 18 different kinds of ethnic food choices. Everything is delicious – from roasted corn to Thai, Greek, and Mexican food, to tri-tip sandwiches and barbequed sausages. Handmade guacamole, crepes, and shaved ice creations are also popular with the crowd. And where else can you find cotton candy, caramel apples, fresh squeezed lemonaide, and funnel cakes?

Carnival Rides Petting Zoo:
The Kiddie Carnival features a 30 foot slide, mechanical rides, rock climbing wall and bungee jump, and games for kids from 3 to 10 years old. Pony rides, a Petting Zoo, and facepainters are sure to delight the little ones.



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May 27,2016: Spazmatics

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May 27,2016: Hermosa Beach Farmers Market

Market Hours:
Year Round
Fridays, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: On the Corner of 11th and Valley Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254



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Earth Talk: Why does Donald Trump think we should renegotiate the Paris climate agreement?

Dear EarthTalk: Why does Donald Trump think we should renegotiate the Paris climate agreement? And will he be able to pull it off if he does get elected President? — B.E.

In a May 2016 interview with Reuters, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump dropped a bombshell on environmentalists: If elected, he would try to renegotiate the landmark Paris COP21 climate accord agreed to by 177 nations (including the U.S.) in December 2015. Calling the agreement “one-sided” and “bad for the United States,” Trump said he’s “not a big fan because other countries don’t adhere to it, and China doesn’t adhere to it, and China’s spewing into the atmosphere.” He added that if he takes the Oval Office, he would work to re-negotiate the emissions cuts agreed to by the U.S. at a minimum. “And at maximum, I may do something else.”

 

Environmentalists immediately jumped on Trump, long a climate naysayer. “This is another example of Trump’s dangerous lack of judgment and the very real impacts it could have for all of us,” said Gene Karpinski, president of the non-profit League of Conservation Voters. Billionaire environmental financier and NextGen Climate founder Tom Steyer concurred, called Trump’s denunciation of the Paris accord “short-sighted.” He worries that a Trump presidency would be “terribly costly” for the U.S. and would jeopardize the nation’s ability to lead the world out of its climate crisis. “We cannot go backwards on this important step towards a clean energy economy that benefits all our families,” said Steyer.

 

But try as he might, a President Trump would have a tough time backing out of U.S. commitments under the Paris accord. For starters, a clause in COP21 forces any signatory nations to wait at least four years before withdrawing, meaning Trump couldn’t even disentangle the U.S. until his second term if he even makes it that far. And according to U.S. chief climate envoy Jonathan Pershing, regardless of the outcome of our Presidential election come November, the other signatory countries would remain bound to the terms of the agreement whether Trump likes it or not—so “renegotiating” isn’t really an option.

 

But Trump could undermine American emissions reduction goals set forth in the agreement by overturning the Obama administration’s domestic Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gases from U.S. electrical power generation by a third relative to 2005 levels within 15 years—and is an essential component in the U.S. plan to dramatically scale back emissions.

 

Joe Romm of ThinkProgress adds that Trump could block the “ratcheting down” of climate targets in the future called for under the terms of the Paris agreement to ensure that participating nations don’t backslide after meeting initial commitments. “His threat to blow up the only process we have to avoid multiple irreversible catastrophic climate impacts must be taken as seriously as his candidacy,” says Romm.

 

Environmentalists’ best hope for keeping America’s COP21 commitments alive is to elect a Democrat to the White House in November. For her part, Hillary Clinton would not only abide by U.S. commitments made under COP21 but would rally to surpass them as soon as possible, vowing to cut emissions by up to 30 percent by 2025 and upwards of 80 percent by mid-century. “The United States must lead the global fight against climate change,” Clinton recently commented on the QA website Quora. “We can’t wait. There is no Planet B.”

 

CONTACTS: COP21, www.cop21paris.org; NextGen Climate, www.nextgenclimate.org; ThinkProgress, www.ThinkProgress.org; Quora, www.quora.com.

 

 

 

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May 26,2016: Katchafire and Mystic Roots Band


Serving up an original style based in reggae, hip-hop, and dancehall (with overtones of rock, funk, and ska), a Mystic Roots Band live concert guarantees not just at music for your ears, but also a high-energy show and powerful experience you’ll never forget. This Chico-born, now San Diego-based group brings a brand new sound while embracing the nature of roots reggae wholeheartedly and performing it with smooth vocals/harmonies, energetic freestyles and beat-boxing, all over a solid groove. The music and lyrics are catchy and upbeat, yet with a powerful, positive message. The musicianship of the players is top notch and arrangements are often complex and always interesting. The band tours the U.S. full-time, playing shows with some of the biggest names in reggae, hip hop, and rock. MRB promotes positivity and spreads a conscious message while still having a good time and keeping the party going. Fans describe MRB’s music as a refreshing, energetic, and cutting-edge sound that people are immediately drawn to. As a result, MRB has developed an ever-growing legion of loyal fans. This fan base exists not only in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, but also in Europe, Latin America, Australia, and even several regions of Asia.

Over the years, Mystic Roots Band has made some stellar achievements. Here are just a few examples:

-THE NEW CD/DVD “Cali-HI” Debuted #4 iTunes Reggae, #13 Billboard, #15 Amazon and #13 iTunes Best Reggae Albums of 2010!

-Winning the LA Music Award for Best Reggae/Pop Album, “Constant Struggle,” which includes the underground hit song, “Pass the Marijuana.”

– Being signed to Cornerstone R.A.S., which in the past has included bands like: Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Shapeshifters, Public Enemy.. and many more.

– Starring in their own one-hour episode of reality TV, which aired nationwide on The Learning Channel (T.L.C.).

– Touring all over North America for 2 ½ years as reggae legend Pato Banton’s official band, playing some of the best amphitheaters, clubs, and festivals around.



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May 25,2016: Wayne Baker Brooks and Jett Pink


The son of blues great Lonnie Brooks, Wayne Baker Brooks may have been born into Chicago blues royalty, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t paid his dues along the way. He joined his father’s band as a roadie in 1988, and started playing guitar in the band in 1990. In 1997, he formed the Wayne Baker Brooks Band while continuing to work with his father and his guitar-playing brother, Ronnie Baker Brooks. In 1998, in addition to appearing in the film Blues Brothers 2000, he also co-wrote Blues for Dummies with his father and Cub Koda, earning his first Real Blues magazine award (Keeping the Blues Alive) for the effort. In the next few years, he also had cameos in Barbershop and Barbershop 2 and was asked to perform at the 2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Chicago.

Brooks started his own label (Blues Island) in 2003, releasing his solo debut, Mystery, in 2004, an album of very contemporary blues that also draws on soul, funk, and even a bit of hip-hop. Brooks had a big year in 2004: in addition to releasing his debut, he was featured twice on The House of Blues Radio Hour with Dan Aykroyd, won five(!) more Real Blues magazine awards (including Best Chicago Blues Tune and Best Chicago Blues Album in the Modern category as well as Best New Talent), and headlined the Chicago Blues Festival with his father and brother. In 2005 the Brooks family received a lifetime achievement award from the Poconos Blues Festival. Wayne Baker Brooks continues to play with his father, as well as fronting the Wayne Baker Brooks Band.



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May 19,2016: Ooklah the Moc and Bodhi Rock

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May 25,2016: Toddler Storytimes

Toddler Storytimes will begin Tuesday January 12th and Wednesday January 13th at 10:15 and 10:45 AM. This series will run for 10 weeks, every Tuesday and Wednesday until March 15th and 16th.Children, ages 0 to 3, and their parents and caregivers are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and movement. In the best interest of the enjoyment of the children and families at our storytimes and equal opportunity to attend, the series will have a limited attendance and families will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings tickets will be distributed outside the library beginning at 10 AM. For more information please contact the children’s librarians.



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May 24,2016: Toddler Storytimes

Toddler Storytimes will begin Tuesday January 12th and Wednesday January 13th at 10:15 and 10:45 AM. This series will run for 10 weeks, every Tuesday and Wednesday until March 15th and 16th. Children, ages 0 to 3, and their parents and caregivers are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and movement. In the best interest of the enjoyment of the children and families at our storytimes and equal opportunity to attend, the series will have a limited attendance and families will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings tickets will be distributed outside the library beginning at 10 AM. For more information please contact the children’s librarians.



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May 22,2016: Eric Sardinas

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