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Cats in Costume – The Best Ever Kitty Clawendar, Based on Popular TV Shows and Movies

Cats in Costume - The Best Ever Kitty Clawendar, Based on Popular TV Shows and Movies

*Drum roll please….* The 2015 kitty calendar is finally done!   If you feel like hanging these “professionally” made images on your wall for the entire year, you can buy a copy of the calendar here.


Evolution in L.A.

Evolution in L.A.

Hello and salutations to all my blog followers out there who have been ignored for the past couple months! There’s this thing that has been getting in the way of my photo blog blogging… and for the past six months that’s been my new position at the Los Angeles Register as the Community Engagement Editor. […]


South Bay Photography Class

South Bay Photography Class

Let me introduce you to two of the most talented photographers in the South Bay! To sign up for classes visit the South Bay Art Department’s website.


Ready, Willing and Able

Ready, Willing and Able

Sometimes between the city council election and city government stories I get to spend an afternoon with somebody who really warms my heart with their attitude and story. Liz Cantine, a Palos Verdes woman who teaches children with special needs to dance, was just that kind of person. She was glowing, chipper, full of energy […]


Collector and inventor turns 100 – and blows my mind with his skills

Collector and inventor turns 100 - and blows my mind with his skills

I want you to meet an amazing man… This is Lowell- On August 25, Hermosa Beach resident Lowell Stirratt celebrated 100th his birthday and entered an elite group of people who have been alive a century. “I’ve lived to be 100 because I don’t sweat the small stuff,” Stirratt said. “Laugh and be happy. If […]


Wedding Week in Instagrams

Wedding Week in Instagrams

John and I tied the knot in mid October in a BEAUTIFUL Southern California wedding. The weather was perfect, the wedding went flawlessly (that I know of) and the groom was pretty cute! Here are a few photos from the amazing week and even some from our honeymoon in Big Sur.  


The First Inaugural Schreiber Family Kitty Calendar

The First Inaugural Schreiber Family Kitty Calendar

The 2014 Schreiber Family Kitty Calendar is here! Due to the amount of emails and messages I’ve received from people asking where they can buy it, I uploaded it to Lulu.com and you can buy it for $16.99. If you’re Christmas present getting friends or family… you’ll probably find one of these babies in your stocking.


Redbull Flugtag Dragon Takes Flight

Redbull Flugtag Dragon Takes Flight

Five “Game of Thrones” fans walked into a bar on Cinco de Mayo and walked out with an unexpected idea drawn on a napkin. They would design a dragon-shaped aircraft to fly at the 2013 Red Bull Flugtag. Kristi Davis, a Hermosa Beach resident and pilot for Sky West Airlines, would pilot the homemade craft. […]


Weezer | Weekend Adventure | San Diego

Weezer | Weekend Adventure | San Diego

I met the members of my favorite band a couple weeks ago at Comic Con… I had to share!


This story makes me smile… | On assignment | Easy Reader News

This story makes me smile... | On assignment | Easy Reader News

From Old Hollywood to New Hermosa, couple spends nearly 70 years together   Ken Green, 92, and Ann Green, 90, have been married for 67 years. “No,” said their daughter Carrie. “68.” Ann still thinks it’s 67, despite her daughter’s calculations. The couple have three children, Dona, Carrie and Kenneth, and live in a duplex […]


SEA lab photo students

SEA lab photo students

I wanted to share this cute photo of two of my photo students taking pictures at the Redondo Beach SEA lab. Thank you for showing us around Tyler! If you live in the South Bay area, be sure to check out the South Bay Art Department! Photography classes are every Saturday at 4:30 p.m.


Beach Getaways | Slowing down in Big Sur | Beach Magazine

Beach Getaways | Slowing down in Big Sur | Beach Magazine

This is a travel cover story published in the June 2013 ‘Beach Getaways’ edition of Beach Magazine…


Hermosa Beach | Exploring a new beat | Easy Reader News

Hermosa Beach | Exploring a new beat | Easy Reader News

Newsflash for everybody who doesn’t talk to me daily (you know who you are) or follow me on Instagram… I’m no longer the Easy Reader News Redondo Beach reporter. After over a year and a half covering Redondo, I relinquished the biggest beach city to a new reporter, and I was moved to Hermosa Beach. […]


Butterfly Release | Easy Reader News

Butterfly Release | Easy Reader News

This was a fun one…


Working Life | Tattoo Artist | Easy Reader News

Working Life | Tattoo Artist | Easy Reader News

I’ve started up our “Working Life” column again by following around some local Hermosans during their day-to-day life. It’s fun to get to peek into somebody else’s life for a day or two, and it’s a great way to get used to my new beat. The best part is, it’s part of my job!


On Assignment | Busted by the cops | Easy Reader News

On Assignment | Busted by the cops | Easy Reader News

I spent a Saturday evening with the police and shot this picture of a minor that was busted for having a water bottle of rum. Unfortunately because of the subject, I wasn’t able to publish it in the paper- but I personally love it. His mom was called and showed up very angry…


Working Life | Pet Transport | Easy Reader News

Working Life | Pet Transport | Easy Reader News

I’m working on a new “Working Life” story that I’m really excited about. It’s about a pet transportation company based in Hermosa Beach that’s being featured in a new TV show called, “Animal Movers.” The people that work there truly love all creatures great and small… (Story finished and HERE)


Hollywood at the Beach | South Bay filming locations map | Beach Magazine

Hollywood at the Beach | South Bay filming locations map | Beach Magazine

Located just 15 miles from Hollywood, the South Bay has been the prime location choice for hundreds of movies and TV shows over the years. Almost daily a director molds our coastline to fit their storyline and landmarks are re-envisioned. For four seasons our ocean-side cities were the focus of the TV show “The O.C” […]


Photography Class | Model Project | South Bay Art Department

Photography Class | Model Project | South Bay Art Department

Photography class at the South Bay Art Department was really fun last weekend! It was a dreary day, so the shadow and light-themed class was pushed to another day, and we designed a whole new project out of what we found in the studio! Thanks for a fun afternoon Mia, you’re one straight-shooting photographer! If […]


On Assignment | Police Station Grenade | Easy Reader News

On Assignment | Police Station Grenade | Easy Reader News

Hermosa Beach police got a surprise Wednesday afternoon after a man driving a white Porsche drove to the police station to drop off a hand grenade he had found in his grandfather’s box of WWII memorabilia.   Officers acted immediately by evacuating City Hall and the surrounding buildings as well as advising local schools to […]


On Assignment | Buzz buzz….. | Easy Reader News

On Assignment | Buzz buzz..... | Easy Reader News

 I’m working on a stinging story… buzz?


Dalai Lama crowd outtake

Dalai Lama crowd outtake

The Dalai Lama came to Long Beach and I had so much fun watching the crowd…


Profiles in Education | Ed Iwasaka | Easy Reader News

Profiles in Education | Ed Iwasaka | Easy Reader News

Stories like this are why I love being a journalist… Ed Iwasaka spends his day smiling. Even while he’s sweeping the floors or cleaning a bathroom, the maintenance operations worker at Hermosa View Elementary School always finds a way to laugh. “I was sweeping the floor and I made a ‘moo’ sound,” said Iwasaka. “The […]


On Assignment | Palos Verdes View | Real Estate Photography

On Assignment | Palos Verdes View | Real Estate Photography

I photographed a magnificent view for a real estate agent the other night. L.A. can be pretty beautiful at night!