Jul 04,2016: 4th of July Pool Party Celebration

Join the Aquatics staff for a great celebration of our nation’s independence! There will be water games, water balloon tossing, swimming, and music. No food will be provided but you are more than welcome to bring a picnic to eat on the grass area.



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Jul 03,2016: One Drop Redemption

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Jul 02,2016: Ignite and eken is dead

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Jul 01,2016: Mustache Harbor

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Jul 01,2016: Mustache Harbor, Dane Drewis and more


Dane Drewis’ love for music and passion for live performance came to fruition during his
six year stretch as the front-man for rock/funk band Cuesta Drive. While singing, composing,
and playing guitar for the band, Dane wrote and produced three records with Cuesta Drive.
In 2010, Dane released his solo debut “Rock Soul.” An album defined by crisp vocal
harmonies, precise guitar work, and a solid rhythm section. The distinct and versatile songs
take their cues from the rock, blues, and soul music of the 60’s and 70’s. Vocally, the album
showcases Beatle-esque harmonies and the melodic stylings of the Motown era. Other aspects
were largely influenced by the lead guitar work of prodigies like Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan
and Jimmy Page.

Dane’s distinct sound encompasses the range of his influences, taking cues from pop,
jazz, rock, rb, reggae, folk, soul, and blues. “Rock Soul” calls upon all of his immediate
family members for their talent and support. Janel and Deena Drewis can be heard throughout
the album on vocals, guitars, keyboards and percussion, while his parents, Dale and Janet
Drewis, provide bass and vocal harmonies respectively. The Dane Drewis band is currently
touring to promote the new release with Dale Drewis (Father) on Bass/vocals and Jason Weed
on the drums.

The refreshing take on Classic Rock proves to be a formula for success as Dane was
recently featured on the Submerge Magazine cover, “Insights” on NPR, and several TV
appearances which have spurred a rabid fan base up and down the West Coast.
The live show combines sultry originals with an uncanny stage presence that critics are
calling “one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen…their live performances are even better than
the recordings.”

“Rock Soul” evolves with the help of accredited producers, and collaboration with
decorated songwriters and musicians. The album is being considered for placement in various
film and TV licensing opportunities. The production is cutting edge, while the music itself
remains timeless



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AmericanTown’s Heroes: Police Officer Remains Friends With Girl He Saved

It’s a story of what might have been and how one person or their actions can change the trajectory of another’s life. The current feel good story making the rounds at water coolers and on social media is about a police officer and the girl whose life he saved nearly 20 years ago.

The officer is Peter Getz and he saved the life of a young girl, then five years old, who was caught in a fire in her family’s apartment. At the time the child was pulled from the fire by Officer Getz she was non-responsive, so rather than wait for an ambulance to arrive on the scene he had another officer drive while he performed CPR on the way to the hospital. As Getz is quick to point out, everyone did their jobs and he was just doing what he needed to do. That’s how heroes are. Humble.

Sadly, the little girl lost one of her relatives that day and while life has not always been easy, she graduated from college with honors and was happy to have the man who saved her life as a child standing by to watch. The two have kept tabs on each other over the years and will always remain in each other’s thoughts if not daily lives given the tramautic incident that brought them together.

Do you know someone who works to keep the community safe? Nominate them for next week’s AmericanTown’s Heroes.



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Earth Talk: Have any wildlife species gone extinct already as a result of global warming?

Dear EarthTalk: Have any wildlife species gone extinct already as a result of global warming, and which are most at risk moving forward?  — M.Z.

Global warming is definitely already taking its toll on wildlife around the world. Rising temperatures are changing weather and vegetation patterns from pole to pole, forcing animals of just about every stripe to migrate to new areas in order to survive. But not every species is able to just get up and go, with animals dependent on narrow temperature ranges or specific habitats at most risk.

 

“The rapid nature of climate change is likely to exceed the ability of many species to migrate or adjust,” reports the non-profit Nature Conservancy. “Experts predict that one-fourth of Earth’s species will be headed for extinction by 2050 if the warming trend continues at its current rate.”

 

A recent study from researchers at the University of Connecticut found that one in six species could go extinct if global warming continues unabated. If the world can keep its emissions to limits agreed upon last year at the Paris climate summit, one in 20 species could go extinct.

 

And the purge has already begun. The death of the last Golden Toad in Central America in 1999 marked the first documented extinction as a result of climate change. And more recently researchers in Australia reported the disappearance of the first mammalian species, the Bramble Cay melomy, as a direct result of global warming. This rat-like mammal, endemic to one small island off of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, was last seen in 2009. In the interim, 97 percent of the melomy’s habitat has been lost to rising sea level. An extensive survey of the small island it inhabited in 2014 turned up no more of them, leading researchers to declare the species extinct.

 

Biologists believe that unchecked warming will likely cause the polar bear to lose its battle with existence within a century, while coral reefs across the tropics might not even last that long. Fish and other marine wildlife dependent on coral reefs, such as the orange-spotted filefish, will likely go the way of the dodo as well. Researchers are also worried about everything from North Atlantic cod to Antarctica’s Adélie penguins to Africa’s Quiver tree to Hawaii’s Haleakalā silversword, among thousands of other animal and plant species at risk. Wildlife native to Australia and New Zealand remain particularly vulnerable, given they have less room to roam as temperatures continue to rise.

 

“The risk if we continue on our current trajectory is very high. If you look out your window and count six species and think that one of those will potentially disappear, that’s quite profound,” says Mark Urban, a co-author on the University of Connecticut study. “Those losses would affect our economy, our cultures, our food security, our health. It really compels us to act.”

 

“This isn’t just doom and gloom. We still have time. Extinctions can take a long time. There are processes that could be important in mediating these effects, for example evolution, but we really need to very quickly start to understand these risks in a much more sophisticated way,” concludes Urban.

 

CONTACTS: Nature Conservancy, www.nature.org; “Accelerating extinction risk from climate change,” science.sciencemag.org/content/348/6234/571.

 

 

EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of the nonprofit Earth Action Network. To donate, visit www.earthtalk.orgSend questions to: question@earthtalk.org.

 

 

 



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Jun 29,2016: Eric Gales

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Jun 28,2016: Manhattan Beach Farmers Market

Market Hours:

Memorial Day – Labor Day
Tuesday,11AM – 5PM

Location: Metlox Plaza behind Shade Hotel – 13th Street and Morningside Drive



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Jun 26,2016: Donavon Frankenreiter and Tom Curren

To create his fifth full-length album Start Livin’, Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter holed up in a Southern California studio for seven days with his longtime bassist Matt Grundy – and no one else. The follow-up to 2010’s Glow, Start Livin’ is a nine-track selection of folk-infused songs that sweetly reflect the simplicity of their recording. With its smooth showcasing of Frankenreiter’s rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work, Start Livin’ bears all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter.

“Start Livin’ is basically a love album,” says Frankenreiter, who co-produced the record alongside Matt Grundy and Adam Ableman. “Most of the songs are about my wife and our two boys, and the life that we’ve built together in Hawaii.” Thanks to Frankenreiter’s infectious warmth and finely honed pop sensibilities, each of those songs has the singular effect of drawing the listener into that bright and breezy world for a blissed-out moment.

Essential to the record’s playful feel is Frankenreiter’s inspired use of instrumentation. “This album’s completely unlike anything I’ve ever done before, in that we skipped the basics and went for a whole lot of different instruments,” he says. “We never brought in a drum set-instead there’s handclapping for percussion, or the two of us banging on pots and pans. We were using everything from bells to singing bowls to Zippo lighters; at one point we put some beans and salts in a can and shook it around.” Grundy played a key role in the wildly varied sounds on Start Livin’, according to Frankenreiter. “Matt was playing ukulele and lap steel guitar and banjo – he’d grab an instrument and we’d do a take live and just build the track up from that. It was a real fun vibe.” Despite that kitchen-sink approach, Start Livin’ never comes off as cluttered. Each of the songs shines with a crisp, clean sound perfectly suited to the album’s sunny spirit: “You” achieves a hypnotic dreaminess by layering lap steel over beautifully crooned harmonies and a twinkling acoustic riff; “I Can Lose” matches its island-breezy guitars with shimmering mandolin; and a gracefully plucked banjo backs up Frankenreiter’s hushed, heart-on-sleeve lyrics on the quietly epic “Together Forever.” On “Shine,” meanwhile, ocean-wave-like effects merge with a swaying melody and smitten lyrics (“You and I, girl, are like a sun and moon/Lately you’ve been in orbit in my head like a good summer tune”).

While love songs serve as the album’s centerpiece, Frankenreiter also explores non-romantic love throughout Start Livin’. The gloriously ragtag “Same Lullaby,” for instance, makes a sweetly hopeful plea for world peace. “I wrote that song a little while after the tsunami in Japan, thinking how lucky I was to have a family and be alive,” Frankenreiter recalls. “The line that goes ‘I believe the world could be fine if we could all sing the same lullaby’-that’s me hoping we could all just get together and be on the same wavelength even for just one moment.” On the irresistibly toe-tapping “Just Love,” Frankenreiter turns his focus to his two sons, Ozzy and Hendrix. “Sometimes my kids’ll get scared of things in the dark-you know, the monster under the bed,” he says. “So that song’s me telling them, ‘Instead of thinking there’s something bad there, think of it as just love creeping in. Embrace it. Talk to it.'”

Elsewhere on Start Livin’, Frankenreiter hones in on more heavy-handed matters. Undoubtedly the album’s most somber moment, “A. I.” pays tearful tribute to Frankenreiter’s friend Andy Irons (a professional surfer who passed away in November 2010). “I’d never been that close to someone who passed away before. The song’s about me telling Andy that I just wish I could see him one more time,” says Frankenreiter of “A. I.,” which pairs pained lyrics (“Help me get through another day away from you”) with gentle guitar melodies and shushing percussion. Frankenreiter also says goodbye to a friend on “West Coast Fool,” but this time it’s a wistful takedown of “a Southern man with big ol’ Southern plans.” A high-minded twist on the typical kiss-off track, “West Coast Fool” pulls off the unlikely feat of seamlessly blending banjo twang with the soothing hum of a Tibetan singing bowl.

For Frankenreiter, the essence of Start Livin’ is most fully captured in its album-opening title track. Accented by handclaps and a stick-in-your-head harmonies, “Start Livin'” is a feel-good, uptempo call to “celebrate tonight.” “To me the most beautiful thing about this record is it really reflects who I am today,” says Frankenreiter. “Start Livin’ means stop worrying about where you’ve been, where you’re going-just start embracing what you have around you. Start loving what you have right now.”



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