Born and raised in Los Angeles County, Lauren Campbell is no stranger to the South Bay. As a young girl, she and her mother moved out this way so Lauren could pursue training for figure skating, something she enjoyed starting at the age of 5. But by...

From volunteering as a Restaurant Ambassador for Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) to managing the choir at her church, Laura Petros certainly keeps herself busy in her retirement.

Though originally from Chicago, Laura considers herself a...

Jada Irving is a hardworking 16 year-old. When she isn’t in high school, this teenager can be found volunteering her time at AdventurePlex weekly.

Born and raised in Redondo Beach, Jada is native to the Beach Cities area. She currently attends...

As dementia numbers continue to spike locally and nationally, volunteers like Redondo Beach resident Avra Diamond bring companionship and joy to those struggling with the degenerative condition through BCHD’s ‘Brain Buddies’ program

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Every thursday afternoon, 73-year-old Avra Diamond (pictured above) visits her 90-year-old neighbor, Ana Marie. They started out in the summer playing games and coloring, but they have now eased into comfortable talks about the older woman’s lifetime...

Fred Manna’s charm and passion can light up a room instantly. The enthusiasm he shows toward his volunteer work is catching and it’s easy to see that he loves doing it.

Born and raised in Chicago, Fred first came to Orange County in 1982 when...

Native to Argentina, Mara Blum immigrated to the states with her parents at the age of 5. As a child, Mara acted in commercials and after-school specials but later decided to leave acting behind to become a medical malpractice lawyer, a career she...

Written by: Christina Parisi

Whether she’s studying to earn her master’s degree at UCLA or volunteering her time with Beach Cities Health District (BCHD), Youth Services Intern–Ronnie Kuwahara–has demonstrated a dedication to improving...

by David Mendez, Easy Reader

More than 100 volunteers from around the Beach Cities turned out to support Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach school gardens on Thursday for the Beach Cities Health District Volunteer Day. Beginning early in...

by David Rosenfield, The Beach Reporter

More than 150 volunteers recently harvested vegetables, pulled weeds and replanted seeds at nine school gardens across the Redondo Beach Unified School District.

The volunteer day was...

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