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In the news with The Joy Writer PR & Marketing

By Joy A. Kennelly

I've been rather busy and haven't had the time to blog in the way I usually do. Not sure I have the time now, but wanted to check in.

Things are going well for Gali. We're just waiting confirmation on a few items which I'll share as soon as they're finalized. In the meantime she's busy creating more art. Did I tell you that some of her collectors include these people? Political Entertainment Consultant, Andy Spahn; Executive Director, Children's Action Network, Jennifer Perry; Partner, The Gersh Agency, Richard Arlook; Head of TV Talent, Paradigm Agency, Alisa Adler; Actor Harris Yulin; Actor Jeffrey Jones; and an Actress (who shall remain nameless, but if you ask, I might be persuaded to tell you.)

Kind of impressive list wouldn't you say? More to come!

We're finalizing details on the car project I've been working on with my friend/colleague Alexandra, and hopefully will wrap things up soon. It's coming together which is exciting to see it unfold. Very interesting project.

In other news...

The Blog/Zine Network meets tonight at The Bungalow Club up in Hollywood at 7pm ( 7174 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles , CA 90046 323-964-9494
.) Come on by if you're around. $15 for non-members, free to members.

I'm delighted to have Rick Calvert, CEO/Co-Founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo, participate as our featured guest for tonight's networking meeting. He recently contacted me upon finding our group and is open to sharing from his wealth of knowledge on blogging.

I hope you will attend and network with fellow members and Rick! This will be an event without a formal presentation and you're welcome to invite friends interested in learning more about blogging. Rick's conference on blogging takes place November 7-9, 2007 in Las Vegas. We're thinking of putting a group together to go check it out.


Some of the Blog World & New Media Expo speakers for the Las Vegas November event include:

Mike Arrington, Arianna Huffington, Om Malik, Jory Des Jardins, Aaron WallCharlene Li, Des Walsh, Paul Dunay, Jim Kukral, Leo Laporte, Leesa BarnesBrett Trout, Shel Israel, Hugh Hewitt, Jason Calacanis, Jeremy Wright, Dave Taylor, Matt Mullenweg, Anil Dash, Glenn Reynolds, Colonel Austin Bay, Bill  Roggio, Matt and Uncle Jimbo from Blackfive, Andy Beal, Ed Morrissey, La  Shawn Barber, David Corn, Will Leitch, Tyler Bleszinski, Matt Cerrone, Scott Bourne, Alex Lindsay, Larry Webber, Howard Kaushansky, Andy Wibbels, John  Furrier, Ari Newman, Steve Boyett, Larry Schwartz, Maggie Fox, Brett Trout, Craig Howe, Professor David Perlmutter, Brian Clark, Brian Solis, Brad Feld, Stephanie Agresta, Avinash Kaushik, Rich Brooks, Paul Gillin, Thomas Frey and lots more.

I would give you more links, but time's awasting. Enjoy! Hope to see you tonight.

More later. See ya!


This was too cute - read it and weep...

It is with the saddest heart that I must pass on the following news. Please
join me in remembering a great icon of the
entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast
infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities
turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs.Butterworth, Hungry Jack,
the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain
Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours. Aunt Jemima delivered the
eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he
was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was
filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting
much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at
times he was still a crusty ! old man and was considered a roll
model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, two children, John Dough and
Jane Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his
elderly dad, Pop Tart. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

If this made you smile for even a brief second, pass it on to someone who
kneads it

Check this out - Blogs rule!!!

JupiterResearch: Content Producers Need Intermediaries to Succeed (MEDIAPOST PUBLICATION)
by Les Luchter, Tuesday, Aug 28, 2007 6:00 AM ET
IN ORDER TO SUCCEED IN the long run, content producers must acknowledge the importance of blogs, portals, and aggregators in connecting with their audiences, according to a new JupiterResearch report, "Networked Media: Thriving In An Intermediated World."   

The report points out, for example, that 57% of 18- to-24-year-old Internet users get their news from portals versus 21% from cable news sites--and online users now trust portals nearly as much as traditional news media.

"To thrive on the Web, news sites must become more network-focused and aggregate content from other sources while distributing their own content through intermediaries," said David Schatsky, president of JupiterResearch. "By paying closer attention to the tendencies of the end user, these sites will be able to evolve and meet the needs of a wider online audience."

"Not only must content producers embrace intermediaries to serve their own audiences and reach out to new ones" explained JupiterResearch analyst Barry Parr, but "they should exploit opportunities to become intermediaries for their core audiences."

Sunday sermon on servanthood - it's a good one!

I love my church and the people who go there which is why I just have to share about the message this morning.

Jim, my pastor, has really been teaching a great sermon series called What Are We Here For - What we believe and What it means: Living Out What God Desires. Here's the notes for your edification:

1. That We Live Life Growing. Growing in our Faith
2 Thessalonians 1:3:

Thanksgiving and Prayer

    3We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing. Ephesians 4:12:
12to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up

Ephesians 4:14:

    14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.

Ephesians 4:15:
15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.

2. Growing in our Love for God

Colossians 1:10:
10And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

3. Growing in our Understanding of Who Christ is

2 Peter 3:18:
18But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever!

II That We Life Life Connecting

1. Connecting with God in Obedience

John 14:21:
21Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."

2. Connecting to God in Prayer

Philippians 4:6:
6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

3. Connecting with Others in Love

John 13:34:

    34"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

III That We Live Life Serving - Giving Yourself Away

1. People that listen to God must serve.

Mark 10:42:
42Jesus called them together and said, "You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Mark 10:43-45:
43Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

1 Peter 5:2:
2Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve;

2. We are to Serve in all areas of life.

Colossians 3:23:
23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,Colossians 3:24:
24since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

1 Peter 4:10:
10Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.

Galatians 5:13:

    13You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature[a]; rather, serve one another in love.

3. As we choose to serve we benefit.

1 Timothy 3:13:
13Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

Joshua 24:15:
15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

God's Hope for All Humanity

1. God Wants People to Be Saved.

1 Timothy 2:4:
4who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

2. We Are Part of the Salvation Process.

Acts 1:8:
8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Acts 13:47:
47For this is what the Lord has commanded us:
   " 'I have made you[a] a light for the Gentiles,
      that you[b] may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'[c]"

Matthew 5:13:

Salt and Light

    13"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

Romans 10:1:

    1Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.

3. Lasting Salvation is Available to Everyone

Romans 10:13:
13for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."[a]

Acts 4:12:
12Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

What this all means to us

1. We have work to do.

Matthew 9:37-38
37Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."

1 Corinthians 15:57-58
57But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

2. Our Efforts really do matter.
Jude 1:22:

    22Be merciful to those who doubt;

1 Corinthians 10:31:

    31So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

This sermon has been brought to you courtesy of Jim Mackinga, Pastor of Bay Cities Community Church. Hope you enjoyed the read! I felt rather convicted about my attitude towards my gig after hearing it and now want to be more servant minded. We shall see!

This weekend was a lot of fun and I'll have to tell you about it some other time. Have a great week!

Artist Gali Rotstein Requiem For A Housewife Artist Statement & Release

REQUIEM FOR A HOUSEWIFE, Gali Rotstein, Artist Statement

A filmmaker came to interview artists about being an artist. According to her perspective, to be an artist one must look like an artist, live like an artist, starve like an artist, and work only 20% of your life for paint supplies and a roof for a very long time. I have worked and married outside of the art world and now that my resources afford me to live like a well-fed artist, my art constitutes as a “hobby.”

I was not interviewed.

Why do I have to fight the Housewife stigma in order to be accepted as an artist? Why can’t a Housewife be an artist in SOHO? Why do I hate the term “Housewife” so? Is it feminism? Am I disgruntled? It’s not only on Mondays that I cringe to be called Housewife. But what is wrong with the word? Why have we cloaked it in terms “Stay-at-Home Mom,” or “Primary Care Giver?” What does Housewife really mean? And why, why did I have to fight for the right to a studio? Why was it so hard to allocate the rent?

I am ANGRY. My vagina has been held hostage in the complicated relationship of marriage. I am CLEVER. I have used my vagina in the complicated relationship of marriage. I am BLESSED. My vagina has given birth to my pride and joy. I am FORTUNATE to have a vagina.

What is the perception of a Housewife? I don’t cook, I can. I don’t clean, I can. I am at my daughter’s side shadowing her like a net under a trapeze artist. I am a partner to my husband, navigating together a life that I take pride in. I have fed. I have nurtured. I have loved. I am Loved. I have solved conflict and created some battles. I get an occasional manicure. I have made us a home. And I relish in its walls.

I am a CEO. I am a CFO. I am COO. Am I a housed wife? Is this not enough? Is that all there is?

So I paint a REQUIEM to the word HOUSEWIFE.



Featured On EXTRA Entertainment News Magazine (for a  look at her work hanging on the walls of a famous celebrity click the link)

Los Angeles, CA

… Artist Gali Rotstein’s REQUIEM FOR A HOUSEWIFE art series explores the issues surrounding today’s modern housewife. Why do women still hate the term “Housewife” so? Why is it cloaked in terms like “Stay-at-Home Mom” or “Primary Care Giver?” What does Housewife really mean? All this and more is examined in Gali’s REQUIEM FOR A HOUSEWIFE which was recently featured on EXTRA as part of a special EXTRA design make-over of a celebrity’s production office by Interior Designer Leslie Sachs of Breathing Room Design.

Gali Rotstein’s art goes against the creed of “less is more.” She chooses to use multiple sources of light and perspectives to create three dimensional multi-layered, sculpture-like paintings. She expresses herself through drawing, painting, photography, and assemblage from found and discarded objects, natural elements such as twigs and moss, and ordinary man-made objects such as wires and light bulbs. “My heaven is in the junkyard and hardware store,” says Gali. Her art is as multi-layered as her story telling which she does through her work and with her sense of humor.

Her creative influences as a child were significant since she was surrounded by the work of such influential contemporary artists as Nathan Oliveira, Elmer Bischoff, Wayne Thiebaud, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, David Park, Selden Gile, Christo, Richard Diebenkorn, and Anselm Kiefer -- all collected by her art collector father, Naftali Zisman. Family friends and Israeli artists Raffi Kaiser, Menachem Gueffen and Menashe Kadishman were also collected by her parents.

It wasn’t until after running three successful start-up businesses, writing a children’s book series, overcoming a serious illness and experiencing a life-defining moment that she finally came to terms with her untapped childhood passion as a fine artist.

In one short year after moving into her own studio for the first time, she created her first series, HOME. Completed in 2005, HOME was shown as part of the Santa Monica Fine Art Studios Open House in November 2005 and seven pieces, (half the show) sold in one night -- a coup for a totally unknown artist.

Through Gali’s latest series, REQUIEM FOR A HOUSEWIFE, she is expelling her war against the word and all it implies; which, for all practical terms, and despite her successful ventures in business and other artistic endeavors, she feels she is.   


Dirty Dishes






She’s currently working on her next collection, Planet SOS, which deals with the current “crisis” atmosphere in the United States. This body of work will also include sculptures and three-dimensional paintings.

Bag the Elephant and other thoughts

I just finished reading Bag the Elephant How to Win & Keep BIG Customers by Steve Kaplan, The Difference Maker Inc. and it’s inspired me to share my thoughts. 

I’m taking this particular blog in a more “business-like” direction, but I’m still me and want to continue telling stories as I do. As a result, I thought I’d tell you about a recent conversation I had with someone who’s interested in hiring me for public relations.

He wanted to know my process in creating a publicity campaign for clients.  I realized that although each client has been unique in the way we’ve worked together there are some basic steps I always take with all the numerous clients I’ve helped over the years.

First, I like to ask my client what they want to achieve through working with me. Is it fame? If they have fame do they need to change their current image? Is it recognition? Is it more customers or clients? A new agent or manager? Completion of a project too much for them to handle internally? Whatever the client is interested in as their goal, then that’s what we work towards.

Many years ago my Dad gave me a book called, If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, You’ll Probably End Up Somewhere Else by David Campbell. I believe that book has been the biggest influencer besides the Bible in the way I handle my life. Another goal book I read (whose name escapes me) says that the books you read today will be how you are in five years. Interesting concept, eh?

I’m very goal-oriented, and find I tend to achieve my personal goals better when I’m supported by friends in a group setting rather than pursuing them on my own. That’s why I’m notorious for starting groups of friends to do things. I’ve run writing groups, 12-step groups, goal setting groups, Bible Study groups, (never weight loss groups – ha!), event groups, networking groups, blog groups, you name it, I’ve organized and run it.

I think group efforts work well for my clients too. They may know what they want to achieve, they may know how to achieve it, but sometimes they just need a cheerleader to cheer them on and give guidance from the sidelines since they already know what they need to do.

I act as a coach and point out areas they might not have considered on their journey since they’re too close to what they’re passionate about. I help them step back and see the forest for the trees. I also give them the publicity tools to create a stronger presence in the marketplace.

Sometimes other clients know their ultimate goal, but can’t figure out the steps to achieve it. That’s where I step in and become the team captain. I’m really good at analyzing a problem or a goal, figuring out what needs to be done to set the foundation and then figuring out how to move towards it quickly and easily. I give and create the cues and then we move forward as a team.

Being an artist of any kind, whether you’re an athlete with natural giftedness for a particular sport like volleyball, or a writer whose prose captures the heart and soul of anyone who reads your work, or a chef who creates out of this world meals seemingly out of thin air, or a designer whose clothing designs turn all women into glorious females who revel in their own enhanced beauty, or a preacher who shares from the Bible in such a way that those who hear it are convicted and want to be more Jesus-like, or a producer who knows just the right thing to say to everyone on their staff so they turn out their best work on time and under budget, the list could go on and on, it all comes down to believing that you have a gift. Sharing it is an imperative because it’s part of who you are and you must or you’ll die or not be you. Even if it means sharing it with only one other person.

That’s why clients work with me. I understand their artistry and then use my own giftedness to create new ways for them to express themselves on a larger scale. That’s what I do in a nutshell. Take someone’s gifts and share it with the world. It can be a company, a project, a person, a city, or a product -- I see what the client coming to me is all about and then think of creative ways to share their vision with the rest of the world.

Now what I find interesting is when people have a vision for themselves, but allow fear of what other people think of their promoting themselves, or thinking more highly of themselves than perhaps they’ve allowed themselves thus far to hinder them from achieving what God has in store for their lives. That fear drowns out the desire to be something bigger, do something greater, or live something more magnificent than they ever dreamed possible.

They sink to the level of the people they currently drink with, or hang out with, or shop with, or whatever with simply because to step into another life means change and who knows what that will bring? That is so sad to me. I can’t work with people like that. There’s nothing for me to help when someone is in that head space.

They might know there’s something special about them, but because they feel other people have had the courage to step forward and be all they’re meant to be these small-minded people feel there’s not enough space in the universe for them to achieve and be happy too. They’re so wrong.

Recently I had a conversation with a young athlete who seems to have a lot of promise in his career. The local papers write up his achievements and people in his circle seem to respect him. However, bottom line is I doubt this guy is really living up to his potential as God has seen for him when his greatest pleasure in life is to push paperwork at his day job, work with kids, and then go out with his buddies at night and get drunk. That’s so sad to me.

Apparently he’s from an inner city upbringing and probably set his goals on achieving athletic stardom which he feels he’s achieved to a certain extent. However, there’s so much more that could be done with his level of fame. There are so many inner city kids he could inspire and others too simply by virtue of telling his story.

The media and product endorsement companies would eat up his story if he had new goals and was working on achieving them too, but to be content with going out with your buddies and get drunk as a goal or image? Not so much. Maybe he needs a new coach.

If you don’t set new goals when you’ve reached the ones you were climbing towards for so long, then you’re bound to plateau and not in a good way. Athletes are goal oriented, as are sales people. However, I believe we all should be.

What was interesting about Steve Kaplan’s book was that he never encouraged you to rest on your laurels once you landed the big client (elephants as he calls them) you’ve always dreamed about. You should always consider other similar elephants and continue to expand your horizons so you’re not dependent on one type of business.

That’s why I like variety in the clients I work with. Yes, there’s a common thread, but for the most part I like to be mentally and professionally challenged when I take on new business. I love thinking outside of the box and trying to reach a new audience, or achieve different goals for clients.

When I was asked by a client to collect all the summer getaway packages from over 50 hotels in the Los Angeles area, I created a “newsletter” which explained who had hired me, what I needed, and how to respond to my request. Then I sent it out to everyone I was asked to target. I had never done an assignment like this before and wasn’t sure how much people in the hotel industry read, but thought I’d give it a try anyway.

I also wasn’t sure what type of response rate I’d receive because many of these hotels were busy, we were entering the busy summer season and they didn’t have anything at stake.

It worked a little bit, and then I realized I needed to make phone calla and follow up with more emails. Many had received my initial email newsletter and were interested, but became even more interested when they put a voice to the request because this business is very social.

I was delighted when I had almost all of them respond in some fashion – either yes, we’d love to participate; maybe, if there’s no fee; no, we’re not interested in offering summer getaway packages or no, we don’t need the extra business. I turned the project around a lot quicker because if they had any questions I just sent out my newsletter which was very detailed and answered everything all at once.

Now I don’t know how others might have handled this project, but I established myself as someone who worked well on deadline, was creative, was a strong writer, and was determined to achieve the goal of my client faster and better than they had managed to do in-house. I can’t control what they did with the material I collected for them, but I do know I achieved their goal of collecting this information in a timely fashion successfully.

I also established nice relationships with certain hoteliers who I can now go back to for other cross-promotions I want to create and they know me now. In my business, it’s all in the relationships you’ve built and maintained over the years. I have friends in business I've known for over 15 years who if I called them would be happy to help if I needed them to and they were able. The integrity of your word and business dealings is critical. If you don’t have integrity your reputation goes out the window.

I believe that if you do what you say you will do, do it well and on time, then you’ll have repeat customers who will come back even when I turn them away. And yes, I’ve done that. And yes, it’s happened.

So, enough pontificating. I hope you check out that book Bag the Elephant. It was very interesting and useful for what I’m looking to accomplish. Maybe you’ll find you can benefit too! That’s all.

Take care and have a great day. I plan to.


My Letter to the Editor was published in The Easy Reader this week!

FYI, this was originally one of my blogs in July and I decided to submit it to the papers to share my view on what's going on in the South Bay. This was printed this week in the Easy Reader and another shorter letter I wrote was published last week in the Beach Reporter.

I think the Easy Reader editors made it even better and I'm proud to have my name attached to this. Now hopefully more people will read this and realize it's time for a change.

Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend. Now here's my letter....

I haven't written something like this in a while, but I woke up and feel compelled to share this viewpoint in hopes maybe people will read it down here, see themselves and think maybe, just maybe we need to change... I'm referring to Manhattan Beach and those who live here. In fact all of the South Bay and especially Hermosa Beach. It deeply saddens me that when I invited a girlfriend to come down here to join me and some of my new friends for dinner one of the first things she shared with me was a girlfriend of hers who'd gone out down here five years ago was drugged and then raped in a parking lot of a bar.

Then, over lunch with my mom yesterday, when I told her I'm starting to socialize in Manhattan Beach, she said, “Well you know what they call that city don't you. Drunken Manhattan Beach.” That is so sad to me. Since when has alcohol become such a dominating force in a sleepy bedroom community that two separate people have such a bad impression of this beautiful seaside area? I grew up down here. I attended the local elementary schools, finished four years of high school and then after I left for college, not returning until now.

I don't want to come off as holier than thou or whatever because I'm not. I enjoy my mojito as much as the next person, but I want to ask those living in the South Bay to stop and think for a moment if the legacy we want to leave to generations to come is bigger than the fact this is a party town where the big focus is getting drunk.

I was surprised to learn an acquaintance mention that her daughter was turning 14 and she knew she'd have to provide alcohol at her birthday party, but she was concerned about how much to offer. Since when does serving alcohol to minors constitute a good party?

Are we going to continue to be a community that turns a blind eye and condones alcoholism for under-age children? Are we going to continue to teach our children that this is how we live - drinking all the time? Are the police going to continue to turn a blind eye to the rampant open containers on the beach during events like the 6-person volleyball tournament and events on major holidays?

It sickens me that everything else we do down here - the wonderful free outdoor summer concerts available in all the South Bay cities, the amazing fireworks displays available during the 4th of July, the creative, entrepreneurial minds and businesses that come out of here are completely overshadowed by alcohol and partying.

Maybe our International Surf Festival deserves national and international attention for the quality of our lifeguards. Maybe our art scene deserves national and international attention for the diverse, unique, art festivals. Maybe the wonderful sports associations that host numerous city-wide sports like volleyball, softball, and soccer should receive more attention.

Maybe the creative recreation department that offers such a wide variety of inexpensive activities for the community deserves attention. Maybe our multiple adult schools that are so inexpensive, yet so popular and offer such a wide array of classes, deserves attention. Or the classy Manhattan Open Tennis Tournament or the interesting accomplished people who live down here like our local newscaster, professional athletes or CEO's, or our many volunteers. What about our education system, our shopping, and of course our beautiful beaches and piers?

As a publicist interested in the image and reputation of where I grew up I don't want my hometown to be casually dismissed by guests I’ve invited to visit as, “Oh, that city? That's where you go to get drunk. You have to go visit there at least once to see the party scene and get wasted. “

I want the South Bay to be known for something other than alcohol and if it means hitting up the chambers to do publicity for them, then that's what I'll do. If it means starting a coalition of businesses, organizations, citizens, government officials, police and others interested in making a change, then I will. I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!

I pray my words bear fruit and sober up those of you who are using alcohol as the grease to promote your businesses, or score women (or men), or to avoid reality, or pain. Please stop. I know it's a disease, but let's not perpetuate it to future generations.

It’s time we as a community take back our beaches and our nightlife and create an environment where all are respected and protected. I’m sick of public drunkenness as a common occurrence. It’s time for a change!

We can make a difference in our community-- one activity, one business event, one story at a time.

Joy A. Kennelly

Manhattan Beach


Always nice to know who actually reads your blog. Seeing as I need to remove the story with the headline:

MB TOURNEY TO GO DRY here's the link as recommended.

My pleasure to remove it Mr. Sanfield. I have never been told the rules of blogging about a subject from any other newspaper before and will take this into future consideration.

The article served its purpose at the time and now that the event is over with no additional coverage of this alcohol issue on the beach issue by the Daily Breeze, I guess the point is mute, eh? Great tournament analysis of this issue. Or should I say PR?

May I suggest too that you get your sports reporter David Saunders some new glasses because I don't ever remember men in their 30's and 40's being considered youth - or is that a beach thing? Boys and their antics... Now if you don't mind, I have work to do...

Ms. Kennelly,

   I noticed that you have posted a copyrighted Daily Breeze article on your blog.

   While we allow links to our stories, we do not allow unauthorized use of our stories. It's illegal.

   Please remove the Daily Breeze story written by Andrea Woodhouse from your website.

   Here's the story that needs to be removed:


Phillip Sanfield


Daily Breeze

Bergamot Station - great place to see art

By Joy A. Kennelly

Yesterday I took off for Bergamot Station. I wanted to explore that complex during the day since I've normally only gone there for art opening events at night and hadn't seen all of them as a result.  Here's a blurb from the web site to introduce you to this space if you've never been there before:

Bergamot Station is Southern California's largest art gallery complex and cultural center, located on eight acres in the heart of Santa Monica featuring contemporary art galleries, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, architecture and design firms, a cafe, and a frame shop.

I'm so glad I went! I don't care what anyone says, but personally art really restores and refreshes my soul. At one point during a visit to one gallery, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, I was moved to tears by the poignancy and simplicity of one painting Lora, the owner, was sharing with me. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the artist or I would tell you.

All the artwork in her gallery is quite stunning and she has excellent taste. She's a delightful woman too and enjoyed sharing her favorite pieces that she keeps in her office for display. She made me laugh because every time I saw a piece I liked in her display book she would say it was in her office. I told her it must be delightful to be surrounded by such beautiful art all day.

If you go to her site, check out these in particular as they're a few of my favorites:

Cindy Craig Isn't that ring just stunning? All her work has such fine detail and is so realistic you think you're looking at a photograph. The Costco painting made me laugh and think of my mom because that's her favorite place to shop. My mom calls it the $100 club because she can't leave there without spending that much money. You really must see these up and close and personal to fully appreciate the work.

Guy Diehl  Is another favorite of mine. I love realistic still life that looks like you could pick up the object right out of the picture.

Christopher Murphy I love this kind of artistry. I think that's why I love Gali, my client's work so much. There's a pathos, yet humor about each of these people that makes you want to know their life stories. Why are they looking like that? What's going on behind the scenes? Who are they?

Robert Ginder I don't know what it is about his work, but I just love it. I know, I say the word love a lot about art, but I do. It just speaks to my soul and shows me something so special and lovely. The fruit, I want to eat. The home, I want to visit. It's so reminiscent of homes I grew up near as a child.

Robert Graham I had the privilege of writing about all the artists of the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels (which I should find to share with you someday.) Robert Graham had designed the huge bronze doors and I actually met him at that time. Here's a little blurb from the web site on his work for this massive project:

"Church doors symbolize a bridge over which we may travel back and forth across the ages on our journey of faith. The great Bronze Doors, situated on the southeast side of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, were designed by the Mexican born, Los Angeles sculptor, Robert Graham. Nearly five years in the making, they were built by some 150 artists.

Graham divided the 30' X 30' space for the South Doors into five, geometrically balanced shapes. First he apportioned the height and width into thirds, and took the top third as the tympanum (ornamental space). The remaining two-third was divided again into thirds, forming the two large, L-shaped doors surrounding two inner doors. He created a door within a door, with four separate parts that operate in various configurations as they open and close.

Though most great doors into cathedrals are full of images of holy men and women and biblical stories from the Old and New Testaments, Graham's doors are different than any Christian worship space in the world. Graham considers that these other doors were "history books and storytelling books," in an age before printing or before general literacy. The need for this depiction is no longer necessary. Rather, he preferred to create images that are 'culturally recognizable.'"

I forgot I had that art writing experience. Now that I remember - it was very cool. It was truly special to be there before the Cathedral opened and hear straight from the artist their reasonings for why they created what they had, the materials and work that went into it. There are some amazing artist's work at the Cathedral.

I know the church has a lot of bad press going on about it right now, but you can not say that Catholics don't know how to build amazing cathedrals. I believe our Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is truly one of our finest architectural and artistic location in the downtown area even though often overshadowed by Gehry's Disney Hall. They're two completely different styles and appeal to different people. I happen to love architecture and admire the handiwork of all styles though.

I encourage you to take a trip downtown one day soon and see all the intricate tapestries hanging on the walls, the beautiful fountain as you enter with words of life spilling out of the water (if I remember correctly), the wonderful sculptures in the garden and inside, the olive trees planted in the courtyard, and the amazing altar hand-crafted by an artisan. The beauty of this place alone will humble your soul and bring peace to your mind.

Try to go when it's quiet though to fully get the whole experience. I have to sigh just remembering it. I really must find what I wrote about it because it will really give you a taste of it if you've never gone. But I digress. Where was I? Oh yes, Bergamot Station and Hunsaker/Schlesinger.

Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery Owner, Lora has launched the careers of numerous well-known artists by virtue of appearing in her gallery. Her work has such depth and range I enjoyed spending time getting to know her and her taste. I highly, highly recommend making her gallery one of your must see galleries when you plan your visit. Tell her I sent you...:)

Currently hanging are two new artists with two very different styles - Michael Brunswick and Kathrin Burmester. I believe she's planning to have an art opening soon so give her a call to get on her mailing list or schedule an appointment: 310 828-1133.

What I love about Bergamot is that there is such a variety of work you are never bored. I've traveled all over the world with my family and alone and we always visited museums everywhere we went. I've been to the Louvre in Paris, the British Museum, and numerous museums all across the U.S. and especially New York. I LOVE ART! What can I say?

I had to visit the Santa Monica Museum of Art because an artist friend works there, but unfortunately she wasn't there. They have an interesting collection of feminist artists under the title Identity Theft which makes me think they might be open to considering my artist client, Gali Rotstein's work too. Who knows?:) I think I've seen of the artist's work on display at other local museums as well.

Tarryn Teresa's Gallery has very erotic images on display, but they're so artistic it's not offensive at all. I love artwork that tips the edge a little. Colleen Mulligan's artwork was really lovely and definitely worth a visit too. Very unusual which I liked. Better hurry though, the exhibit ends August 11.

Frank Pictures Gallery was enjoyable because they're showing a Latina artist so you see a completely different perspective than usual. Very interesting objects too. Definitely worth a visit.

Ikon Ltd Gallery is very powerful. You almost feel like your senses are assaulted by the contemporary art visuals it is so strong. I think I've seen some of their works displayed somewhere in the Downtown Art Scene. I used to have an artist friend who would invite me all the time and since we stopped hanging out I haven't gone as often, but now I think I am going to.

William Turner Gallery
has Michel Tabori on display and it was very peaceful to look at these large-scale mixed media and resin on canvas pieces.  Very geometrical and modern, yet soothing in some way.

Frank Lloyd Gallery
is very high-end and not open to any new artists. It was interesting and varied work. If you have an extra $96,000 lying around, then definitely go visit them.

Bobbie Greenfield Gallery This one is also very high-end. If you want to see Andy Warhol, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Longo (one of my ABSOLUTE favorite artists) or other famous modern artists, then definitely visit this one. My artist client, Gali, grew up surrounded by such artists since her father is a well-respected collector of modern art. It was fun for me to see Wayne Thiebaud's work up close and personal since she said he influences her style. I find her work very reminiscent of Robert Longo personally.

Rosamund Felsen Gallery I think they like to make political statements because the show I went to years ago was all about the war in Ireland. That was a great art opening and I vividly remember the paintings on display even though it was years ago. Currently hanging is what seems to be African art. Renee Petropoulos calls her exhibit Social Arrangements which offered an auditory experience too. Very interesting.

What would a visit to Bergamot be without a visit to Shoshana Wayne's Gallery? Very interesting, unusual artwork by Terri Friedman is hanging there. I loved the variety of some of the other artists as well. Very unusual and interesting as I've said before. Highly recommend a visit. Extremely high end and lovely.

What I found interesting is that there's an architecture firm located on the premises too called, Pugh-Scarpa.  Although very environmentally friendly, they're much bigger than just being "green." Check out the web site for more information. Very cool work/art environment with interesting wood sculptures on display.

Craig Krull Gallery has Robin Mitchell hanging, but hurry because that exhibit ends August 9. I think all the artists there will be switched over soon so keep an eye out for their next art opening. They seem to be very high-end too. At least the attitude of the desk attendant would dictate it, but the other woman working there seemed very nice. I just don't understand snobby people. Never have. Never will.

Track 16 Gallery is very commercial in style, but a lot of fun to visit. It's one of the more celebrity-oriented galleries as far as I can tell and had a very funny intro statement from Eric Idle I believe about Glen Wexler's Private Life of Cows collection. Dennis Hopper curated Paul Joyce's Hollywoodland and the other artist, Gail Greenfield Randall, is seemingly there without any celebrity endorsement - she has very detailed cases filled with seemingly disparate objects on display together which somehow come together as one.

Wide variety of styles and expressions at this gallery, but again, hurry and visit since this exhibit closes August 4, 2007.

Another more commercial gallery where I've attended art openings before is James Gray Gallery. This is a huge gallery space with lots of interesting spaces to showcase your work. I ended up having a very long conversation with the gallery director, Heidi, who is extremely knowledgeable and sharp. She said that oftentimes work doesn't even get seen at her art openings before it's sold.

I liked the variety in style and genre of her gallery. She's having an art opening this Saturday night so pop by and tell her I say hi. It's always a good time. I think the last one I went to Dennis Hopper was there, but I can't really remember. She does have a database of 5,000 names though and really markets the artists who come through.

I'm interested in working with some Santa Ynez artists and think this might be a great space for them to consider. We'll see.

Ruth Barhofner Gallery
had some of the more interesting almost Asian inspired art that I've seen in a long time. Check out Carrie Leeb's Migration exhibit here.

I think it would be so fun to become an art consultant for an interior designer to help them find just the right piece for someone's home. I think I have a pretty good eye on what is good and would love to help artists in this way. Who knows? Stranger things have happened. Can't you see it now?

Patricia Faure's Gallery has sculpture too which I liked to see. Check it out -you have time with this one as it's up till August 25.

Epoxy Box Gallery is big on eco art this exhibit and everything is very fun to look at because it's so whimsical and unusual. Here's the title of this exhibit "The 100% Dolphin-free Earth Friendly Shrink Your Carbon Footprint Color Me Green Energy Efficient Sustainable Art Show." Isn't that cute?

Her in-gallery store also has quite a collection of unusual jewelry and home decorative items which again, are very unusual. Of course, the chunky turquoise necklace I just loved was $950. What can I say? I have expensive taste.

Fig Gallery is another multi-room location with different series hanging in every room. Notice the Asian themed art? Very colorful and eclectic. Sorry if I'm repeating my adjectives too much. I haven't acquired the "appropriate" art lingo as of yet. I just know I like what I like and that's that. If it moves me, then it's good. Not to say this moved me, but still...

I look at art from two perspectives. The marketing side since that's my background, but also the emotional side because I find that if art moves me, then it will move others as well and it's generally very valuable. Gali's work really spoke to me which is one of the main reasons I agreed to work with her. Plus, she's such a warm, giving, amazing woman.

Yesterday she gave me this wonderful Cole Haan satchel to carry all my packages around with. Who does things like that any more? I want more people who are giving and loving in my life. As a result, I'm going to work on being more giving and loving too. Here that boys? There's a whole lot of love flooding your way.

In any case, I hope you enjoyed this little art tour of all the current exhibits going on at Bergamot. I think there's a few galleries I missed since they're hanging new installations. If you're from out-of-state (and even if you're from in-state!) and interested in modern, contemporary art at its finest, then this is one location you MUST visit. I can't recommend it enough.

There's always fun art openings, amazing art, interesting people, and a cool vibe just by virtue that you're visiting Santa Monica. Totally different people, totally different culture, totally different life and style.

I love the variety that Southern California offers all over Los Angeles. Take a trip. Take a ride. Take an escape into an art world that will ease your mind, soothe your spirit and lift your art experience into a whole new realm.

That's all. I just felt my regular readers deserved to read something other than this silly situation at the beach. There's a whole wide world beyond the beach mentality. I'm so glad I'm part of the world at large.

Take care and enjoy this glorious sunshine! Next review - the Melrose and La Brea art scene. Stay tuned.

Here's some encouraging and powerful Proverbs

These are taken from The Message version of the Bible which I've copied from Sorry the spacing is off for some, but I don't have time to fix it. I've bolded my favorites in light of what's going on. Hermosa Beach City Council - there's a special verse for you at the very end. All Octo85 members - the bolded ones are especially for you.


Proverbs 1

Wise Sayings of Solomon

A Manual for Living

1 -6 These are the wise sayings of Solomon,
   David's son, Israel's king— Written down so we'll know how to live well and right,
   to understand what life means and where it's going; A manual for living,
   for learning what's right and just and fair; To teach the inexperienced the ropes
   and give our young people a grasp on reality. There's something here also for seasoned men and women, still a thing or two for the experienced to learn— Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate,
   the rhymes and reasons of wise men and women.
20 -21 Lady Wisdom goes out in the street and shouts.
   At the town center she makes her speech. In the middle of the traffic she takes her stand.
   At the busiest corner she calls out:   

22 -24 "Simpletons! How long will you wallow in ignorance?
   Cynics! How long will you feed your cynicism? Idiots! How long will you refuse to learn?
   About face! I can revise your life. Look, I'm ready to pour out my spirit on you;
   I'm ready to tell you all I know. As it is, I've called, but you've turned a deaf ear;
   I've reached out to you, but you've ignored me.   

25 -28 "Since you laugh at my counsel
   and make a joke of my advice, How can I take you seriously?
   I'll turn the tables and joke about your troubles! What if the roof falls in,
   and your whole life goes to pieces? What if catastrophe strikes and there's nothing
   to show for your life but rubble and ashes? You'll need me then. You'll call for me, but don't expect
      an answer.
   No matter how hard you look, you won't find me. 


29 -33 "Because you hated Knowledge

   and had nothing to do with the Fear-of-God,

Because you wouldn't take my advice
   and brushed aside all my offers to train you, Well, you've made your bed—now lie in it;
   you wanted your own way—now, how do you like it? Don't you see what happens, you simpletons, you idiots?
   Carelessness kills; complacency is murder. First pay attention to me, and then relax.
   Now you can take it easy—you're in good hands."

Proverbs 2

Make Insight Your Priority   

1 -5 Good friend, take to heart what I'm telling you; collect my counsels and guard them with your life. Tune your ears to the world of Wisdom;
   set your heart on a life of Understanding. That's right—if you make Insight your priority,
   and won't take no for an answer, Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold,
   like an adventurer on a treasure hunt, Believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours;
   you'll have come upon the Knowledge of God.   

6 -8 And here's why: God gives out Wisdom free,
   is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding. He's a rich mine of Common Sense for those who live well, a personal bodyguard to the candid and sincere. He keeps his eye on all who live honestly, and pays special attention to his loyally committed ones.

Proverbs 3

27 -29 Never walk away from someone who deserves help;
   your hand is God's hand for that person. Don't tell your neighbor "Maybe some other time"
   or "Try me tomorrow"
   when the money's right there in your pocket. Don't figure ways of taking advantage of your neighbor
   when he's sitting there trusting and unsuspecting.
20 -22 So—join the company of good men and women,
   keep your feet on the tried-and-true paths. It's the men who walk straight who will settle this land, the women with integrity who will last here. The corrupt will lose their lives;
   the dishonest will be gone for good.

33 -35 God's curse blights the house of the wicked,
   but he blesses the home of the righteous. He gives proud skeptics a cold shoulder,
   but if you're down on your luck, he's right there to help. Wise living gets rewarded with honor;
   stupid living gets the booby prize.

Proverbs 4

Your Life Is at Stake

   1 -2 Listen, friends, to some fatherly advice; sit up and take notice so you'll know how to live.

I'm giving you good counsel;
   don't let it go in one ear and out the other.   

3 -9 When I was a boy at my father's knee,
   the pride and joy of my mother,

He would sit me down and drill me:
   "Take this to heart. Do what I tell you—live!

Sell everything and buy Wisdom! Forage for Understanding!
   Don't forget one word! Don't deviate an inch!

Never walk away from Wisdom—she guards your life;
   love her—she keeps her eye on you.

Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom!
   Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!

Throw your arms around her—believe me, you won't regret it;
   never let her go—she'll make your life glorious.

She'll garland your life with grace,
   she'll festoon your days with beauty."   

10 -15 Dear friend, take my advice;
   it will add years to your life.

I'm writing out clear directions to Wisdom Way,
   I'm drawing a map to Righteous Road.

I don't want you ending up in blind alleys,
   or wasting time making wrong turns.

Hold tight to good advice; don't relax your grip.
   Guard it well—your life is at stake!

Don't take Wicked Bypass;
   don't so much as set foot on that road.

Stay clear of it; give it a wide berth.
   Make a detour and be on your way.   

16 -17 Evil people are restless
   unless they're making trouble;

They can't get a good night's sleep
   unless they've made life miserable for somebody.

Perversity is their food and drink,
   violence their drug of choice.

18 -19 The ways of right-living people glow with light;
   the longer they live, the brighter they shine.

But the road of wrongdoing gets darker and darker—
   travelers can't see a thing; they fall flat on their faces.

Learn It by Heart 

20 -22 Dear friend, listen well to my words;
   tune your ears to my voice. Keep my message in plain view at all times.
   Concentrate! Learn it by heart! Those who discover these words live, really live;
   body and soul, they're bursting with health.   

23 -27 Keep vigilant watch over your heart;
   that's where life starts. Don't talk out of both sides of your mouth;
   avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead;
   ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step,
   and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left;
   leave evil in the dust.

Proverbs 5

Nothing but Sin and Bones

   1 -2 Dear friend, pay close attention to this, my wisdom; listen very closely to the way I see it.

Then you'll acquire a taste for good sense;
   what I tell you will keep you out of trouble.   

3 -6 The lips of a seductive woman are oh so sweet,
   her soft words are oh so smooth.

But it won't be long before she's gravel in your mouth,
   a pain in your gut, a wound in your heart.

She's dancing down the primrose path to Death;
   she's headed straight for Hell and taking you with her.

She hasn't a clue about Real Life,
   about who she is or where she's going.   

7 -14 So, my friend, listen closely;
   don't treat my words casually.

Keep your distance from such a woman;
   absolutely stay out of her neighborhood.

You don't want to squander your wonderful life,
   to waste your precious life among the hardhearted.

Why should you allow strangers to take advantage of you?
   Why be exploited by those who care nothing for you?

You don't want to end your life full of regrets,
   nothing but sin and bones,

Saying, "Oh, why didn't I do what they told me?
   Why did I reject a disciplined life?

Why didn't I listen to my mentors,
   or take my teachers seriously?

My life is ruined!
   I haven't one blessed thing to show for my life!"

Never Take Love for Granted   

15 -16 Do you know the saying, "Drink from your own rain barrel,
   draw water from your own spring-fed well"? It's true. Otherwise, you may one day come home
   and find your barrel empty and your well polluted.   

17 -20 Your spring water is for you and you only,
   not to be passed around among strangers. Bless your fresh-flowing fountain!
   Enjoy the wife you married as a young man! Lovely as an angel, beautiful as a rose—
   don't ever quit taking delight in her body.
   Never take her love for granted! Why would you trade enduring intimacies for cheap thrills with a whore?
   for dalliance with a promiscuous stranger?


21 -23 Mark well that  God doesn't miss a move you make; he's aware of every step you take. The shadow of your sin will overtake you; you'll find yourself stumbling all over yourself in the dark. Death is the reward of an undisciplined life; your foolish decisions trap you in a dead end.


Proverbs 6

Like a Deer from the Hunter

   1 -5 Dear friend, if you've gone into hock with your neighbor or locked yourself into a deal with a stranger,If you've impulsively promised the shirt off your back
   and now find yourself shivering out in the cold,

Friend, don't waste a minute, get yourself out of that mess.
   You're in that man's clutches!
   Go, put on a long face; act desperate.

Don't procrastinate—
   there's no time to lose.

Run like a deer from the hunter,
   fly like a bird from the trapper!

A Lesson from the Ant 

   6 -11 You lazy fool, look at an ant.
   Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two.

Nobody has to tell it what to do.
   All summer it stores up food;
   at harvest it stockpiles provisions.

So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing?
   How long before you get out of bed?

A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there,
   sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next?

Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, poverty your permanent houseguest!

Always Cooking Up Something Nasty   

   12 -15 Riffraff and rascals talk out of both sides of their mouths.They wink at each other, they shuffle their feet, they cross their fingers behind their backs. 

Their perverse minds are always cooking up something nasty, always stirring up trouble.

Catastrophe is just around the corner for them, a total smashup, their lives ruined beyond repair.

Seven Things God Hates

      16 -19 Here are six things God hates,
    and one more that he loathes with a passion:
      eyes that are arrogant,
      a tongue that lies,
      hands that murder the innocent,
      a heart that hatches evil plots,
      feet that race down a wicked track,
      a mouth that lies under oath,
      a troublemaker in the family.

Warning on Adultery

     20 -23 Good friend, follow your father's good advice;

   don't wander off from your mother's teachings. Wrap yourself in them from head to foot;
   wear them like a scarf around your neck. Wherever you walk, they'll guide you;
   whenever you rest, they'll guard you;
   when you wake up, they'll tell you what's next. For sound advice is a beacon,
   good teaching is a light,
   moral discipline is a life path.   

24 -35 They'll protect you from wanton women,
   from the seductive talk of some temptress. Don't lustfully fantasize on her beauty,
   nor be taken in by her bedroom eyes. You can buy an hour with a whore for a loaf of bread,
   but a wanton woman may well eat you alive. Can you build a fire in your lap
   and not burn your pants? Can you walk barefoot on hot coals
   and not get blisters? It's the same when you have sex with your neighbor's wife:
   Touch her and you'll pay for it. No excuses. Hunger is no excuse
   for a thief to steal; When he's caught he has to pay it back,
   even if he has to put his whole house in hock. Adultery is a brainless act,
   soul-destroying, self-destructive; Expect a bloody nose, a black eye,
   and a reputation ruined for good. For jealousy detonates rage in a cheated husband;
   wild for revenge, he won't make allowances. Nothing you say or pay will make it all right;
   neither bribes nor reason will satisfy him.

Proverbs 7

Dressed to Seduce   

1 -5 Dear friend, do what I tell you; treasure my careful instructions. Do what I say and you'll live well.
   My teaching is as precious as your eyesight—guard it! Write it out on the back of your hands;
   etch it on the chambers of your heart. Talk to Wisdom as to a sister.
   Treat Insight as your companion. They'll be with you to fend off the Temptress—
   that smooth-talking, honey-tongued Seductress. 


6 -12 As I stood at the window of my house

   looking out through the shutters, Watching the mindless crowd stroll by,
   I spotted a young man without any sense Arriving at the corner of the street where she lived,
   then turning up the path to her house. It was dusk, the evening coming on,
   the darkness thickening into night. Just then, a woman met him—
   she'd been lying in wait for him, dressed to seduce him. Brazen and brash she was,
   restless and roaming, never at home, Walking the streets, loitering in the mall,
   hanging out at every corner in town. 


13 -20 She threw her arms around him and kissed him,

   boldly took his arm and said, "I've got all the makings for a feast—
   today I made my offerings, my vows are all paid, So now I've come to find you,
   hoping to catch sight of your face—and here you are! I've spread fresh, clean sheets on my bed,
   colorful imported linens. My bed is aromatic with spices
   and exotic fragrances. Come, let's make love all night,
   spend the night in ecstatic lovemaking! My husband's not home; he's away on business,
   and he won't be back for a month."


21 -23 Soon she has him eating out of her hand,

   bewitched by her honeyed speech. Before you know it, he's trotting behind her,
   like a calf led to the butcher shop, Like a stag lured into ambush
   and then shot with an arrow, Like a bird flying into a net
   not knowing that its flying life is over.


24 -27 So, friends, listen to me,

   take these words of mine most seriously. Don't fool around with a woman like that;
   don't even stroll through her neighborhood. Countless victims come under her spell;
   she's the death of many a poor man. She runs a halfway house to hell,
   fits you out with a shroud and a coffin.

Proverbs 8

Lady Wisdom Calls Out

1 -11 Do you hear Lady Wisdom calling? Can you hear Madame Insight raising her voice? She's taken her stand at First and Main, at the busiest intersection. Right in the city square where the traffic is thickest, she shouts, "You—I'm talking to all of you, everyone out here on the streets! Listen, you idiots—learn good sense!  You blockheads—shape up! Don't miss a word of this—I'm telling you how to live well, I'm telling you how to live at your best. My mouth chews and savors and relishes truth—

   I can't stand the taste of evil! You'll only hear true and right words from my mouth;
   not one syllable will be twisted or skewed. You'll recognize this as true—you with open minds;
   truth-ready minds will see it at once. Prefer my life-disciplines over chasing after money,
   and God-knowledge over a lucrative career. For Wisdom is better than all the trappings of wealth; nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her.

12 -21 "I am Lady Wisdom, and I live next to Sanity;
   Knowledge and Discretion live just down the street. The Fear-of-God means hating Evil,
   whose ways I hate with a passion—
   pride and arrogance and crooked talk. Good counsel and common sense are my characteristics;
   I am both Insight and the Virtue to live it out. With my help, leaders rule,
   and lawmakers legislate fairly; With my help, governors govern,
   along with all in legitimate authority. I love those who love me;
   those who look for me find me. Wealth and Glory accompany me—
   also substantial Honor and a Good Name. My benefits are worth more than a big salary, even a very big salary;
the returns on me exceed any imaginable bonus. You can find me on Righteous Road—that's where I walk—
   at the intersection of Justice Avenue, Handing out life to those who love me,
   filling their arms with life—armloads of life!

   22 -31 "God sovereignly made me—the first, the basic—
   before he did anything else. I was brought into being a long time ago,
   well before Earth got its start. I arrived on the scene before Ocean,
   yes, even before Springs and Rivers and Lakes. Before Mountains were sculpted and Hills took shape,
   I was already there, newborn; Long before God stretched out Earth's Horizons,
   and tended to the minute details of Soil and Weather, And set Sky firmly in place,
   I was there. When he mapped and gave borders to wild Ocean,
   built the vast vault of Heaven,
   and installed the fountains that fed Ocean, When he drew a boundary for Sea,
   posted a sign that said no trespassing, And then staked out Earth's Foundations,
   I was right there with him, making sure everything fit. Day after day I was there, with my joyful applause,
   always enjoying his company, Delighted with the world of things and creatures,
   happily celebrating the human family.

   32 -36 "So, my dear friends, listen carefully;
   those who embrace these my ways are most blessed. Mark a life of discipline and live wisely;
   don't squander your precious life. Blessed the man, blessed the woman, who listens to me,
   awake and ready for me each morning,
   alert and responsive as I start my day's work. When you find me, you find life, real life,
   to say nothing of God's good pleasure. But if you wrong me, you damage your very soul;
   when you reject me, you're flirting with death."

Proverbs 9

Lady Wisdom Gives a Dinner Party

   1 -6 Lady Wisdom has built and furnished her home; it's supported by seven hewn timbers.

The banquet meal is ready to be served: lamb roasted,
   wine poured out, table set with silver and flowers.

Having dismissed her serving maids,
   Lady Wisdom goes to town, stands in a prominent place,
   and invites everyone within sound of her voice:

"Are you confused about life, don't know what's going on?
   Come with me, oh come, have dinner with me!

I've prepared a wonderful spread—fresh-baked bread,
   roast lamb, carefully selected wines.

Leave your impoverished confusion and live!
   Walk up the street to a life with meaning."

   7 -12 If you reason with an arrogant cynic, you'll get slapped in the face;
   confront bad behavior and get a kick in the shins. So don't waste your time on a scoffer;
   all you'll get for your pains is abuse. But if you correct those who care about life,
   that's different—they'll love you for it! Save your breath for the wise—they'll be wiser for it;
   tell good people what you know—they'll profit from it. Skilled living gets its start in the Fear-of-

God,   mock life and life will mock you. Gain insight into life from knowing a Holy God. It's through me, Lady Wisdom, that your life deepens, and the years of your life ripen. Live wisely and wisdom will permeate your life;

Madame Whore Calls Out, Too

  13 -18 Then there's this other woman, Madame Whore—

   brazen, empty-headed, frivolous. She sits on the front porch
   of her house on Main Street, And as people walk by minding
   their own business, calls out, "Are you confused about life, don't know what's going on?
   Steal off with me, I'll show you a good time!
   No one will ever know—I'll give you the time of your life." But they don't know about all the skeletons in her closet, that all her guests end up in hell.

Proverbs 10

The Wise Sayings of Solomon

An Honest Life Is Immortal

   1 Wise son, glad father; stupid son, sad mother.

  2 Ill-gotten gain gets you nowhere;
   an honest life is immortal.

3 God won't starve an honest soul,  but he frustrates the appetites of the wicked.
4 Sloth makes you poor;
   diligence brings wealth.

   5 Make hay while the sun shines—that's smart;
   go fishing during harvest—that's stupid.

   6 Blessings accrue on a good and honest life,
   but the mouth of the wicked is a dark cave of abuse.

   7 A good and honest life is a blessed memorial;
   a wicked life leaves a rotten stench.

   8 A wise heart takes orders;
   an empty head will come unglued.

   9 Honesty lives confident and carefree,
   but Shifty is sure to be exposed. (This one's my favorite.)

   10 An evasive eye is a sign of trouble ahead,
   but an open, face-to-face meeting results in peace.

   11 The mouth of a good person is a deep, life-giving well,
   but the mouth of the wicked is a dark cave of abuse.

   12 Hatred starts fights,
   but love pulls a quilt over the bickering.

   13 You'll find wisdom on the lips of a person of insight,
   but the shortsighted needs a slap in the face.

   14 The wise accumulate knowledge—a true treasure;
   know-it-alls talk too much—a sheer waste.

The Road to Life Is a Disciplined Life

      15 The wealth of the rich is their bastion;
   the poverty of the indigent is their ruin.

   16 The wage of a good person is exuberant life;
   an evil person ends up with nothing but sin.

   17 The road to life is a disciplined life;
   ignore correction and you're lost for good.

   18 Liars secretly hoard hatred;
   fools openly spread slander.

   19 The more talk, the less truth;
   the wise measure their words.

  20 The speech of a good person is worth waiting for;
   the blabber of the wicked is worthless.

   21 The talk of a good person is rich fare for many,
   but chatterboxes die of an empty heart.

Fear-of-God Expands Your Life

      22 God's blessing makes life rich;

   nothing we do can improve on God.


23 An empty-head thinks mischief is fun,

   but a mindful person relishes wisdom.


24 The nightmares of the wicked come true;

   what the good people desire, they get.


25 When the storm is over, there's nothing left of the wicked;

   good people, firm on their rock foundation, aren't even fazed.


26 A lazy employee will give you nothing but trouble;

   it's vinegar in the mouth, smoke in the eyes.
27 The Fear-of-God expands your life;
   a wicked life is a puny life.

28 The aspirations of good people end in celebration;

   the ambitions of bad people crash.


29 God is solid backing to a well-lived life,

   but he calls into question a shabby performance.

   30 Good people last—they can't be moved;
   the wicked are here today, gone tomorrow.


31 A good person's mouth is a clear fountain of wisdom;

   a foul mouth is a stagnant swamp.


32 The speech of a good person clears the air;

   the words of the wicked pollute it.

Proverbs 11

Without Good Direction, People Lose Their Way

  1God hates cheating in the marketplace; he loves it when business is aboveboard.

   2 The stuck-up fall flat on their faces,
   but down-to-earth people stand firm.

   3 The integrity of the honest keeps them on track;
   the deviousness of crooks brings them to ruin.

   4 A thick bankroll is no help when life falls apart,
   but a principled life can stand up to the worst.

   5 Moral character makes for smooth traveling;
   an evil life is a hard life.

   6 Good character is the best insurance;
   crooks get trapped in their sinful lust.

   7 When the wicked die, that's it—
   the story's over, end of hope.

   8 A good person is saved from much trouble;
   a bad person runs straight into it.

  9 The loose tongue of the godless spreads destruction;
   the common sense of the godly preserves them.

   10 When it goes well for good people, the whole town cheers; when it goes badly for bad people, the town celebrates.

   11 When right-living people bless the city, it flourishes;
   evil talk turns it into a ghost town in no time.

   12 Mean-spirited slander is heartless;
   quiet discretion accompanies good sense.

   13 A gadabout gossip can't be trusted with a secret,
   but someone of integrity won't violate a confidence.

   14 Without good direction, people lose their way;
   the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances.

   15 Whoever makes deals with strangers is sure to get burned;
   if you keep a cool head, you'll avoid rash bargains.

   16 A woman of gentle grace gets respect,
   but men of rough violence grab for loot.

A God-Shaped Life

    17 When you're kind to others, you help yourself;

   when you're cruel to others, you hurt yourself.


18 Bad work gets paid with a bad check;

   good work gets solid pay.


19 Take your stand with God's loyal community and live,

   or chase after phantoms of evil and die.



God can't stand deceivers,

   but oh how he relishes integrity.   

21 Count on this: The wicked won't get off scot-free,
   and God's loyal people will triumph.


22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout

   is a beautiful face on an empty head.


23 The desires of good people lead straight to the best,

   but wicked ambition ends in angry frustration.


24 The world of the generous gets larger and larger;

   the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.


25 The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed;

   those who help others are helped.


26 Curses on those who drive a hard bargain!

   Blessings on all who play fair and square!


27 The one who seeks good finds delight;

   the student of evil becomes evil.


28 A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump;

   a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree.


29 Exploit or abuse your family, and end up with a fistful of air;

   common sense tells you it's a stupid way to live.


30 A good life is a fruit-bearing tree;

   a violent life destroys souls.


31 If good people barely make it,

   what's in store for the bad!

Proverbs 12

If You Love Learning

   1 If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it— how shortsighted to refuse correction!
  2 A good person basks in the delight of  God,
   and he wants nothing to do with devious schemers.

   3 You can't find firm footing in a swamp,
   but life rooted in God stands firm.

   4 A hearty wife invigorates her husband,
   but a frigid woman is cancer in the bones.

   5 The thinking of principled people makes for justice;
   the plots of degenerates corrupt.

   6 The words of the wicked kill;
   the speech of the upright saves.

   7 Wicked people fall to pieces—there's nothing to them;
   the homes of good people hold together.

   8 A person who talks sense is honored;
   airheads are held in contempt.

   9 Better to be ordinary and work for a living
   than act important and starve in the process.

   10 Good people are good to their animals;
   the "good-hearted" bad people kick and abuse them.

   11 The one who stays on the job has food on the table;
   the witless chase whims and fancies.

   12 What the wicked construct finally falls into ruin,
   while the roots of the righteous give life, and more life.

Wise People Take Advice

      13 The gossip of bad people gets them in trouble;

   the conversation of good people keeps them out of it.


14 Well-spoken words bring satisfaction;

   well-done work has its own reward.


15 Fools are headstrong and do what they like;

   wise people take advice.


16 Fools have short fuses and explode all too quickly;

   the prudent quietly shrug off insults.


17 Truthful witness by a good person clears the air,

   but liars lay down a smoke screen of deceit.


18 Rash language cuts and maims,

   but there is healing in the words of the wise.


19 Truth lasts;

   lies are here today, gone tomorrow.


20 Evil scheming distorts the schemer;

   peace-planning brings joy to the planner.


21 No evil can overwhelm a good person,

   but the wicked have their hands full of it.


22 God can't stomach liars;

   he loves the company of those who keep their word.


23 Prudent people don't flaunt their knowledge;

   talkative fools broadcast their silliness.


24 The diligent find freedom in their work;

   the lazy are oppressed by work.


25 Worry weighs us down;

   a cheerful word picks us up.


26 A good person survives misfortune,

   but a wicked life invites disaster.


27 A lazy life is an empty life,

   but "early to rise" gets the job done.

   28 Good men and women travel right into life;
   sin's detours take you straight to hell.

Proverbs 13

Walk with the Wise

1 Intelligent children listen to their parents; foolish children do their own thing.   

2 The good acquire a taste for helpful conversation;
   bullies push and shove their way through life.

3 Careful words make for a careful life;

   careless talk may ruin everything.


4 Indolence wants it all and gets nothing;

   the energetic have something to show for their lives.


5 A good person hates false talk;

   a bad person wallows in gibberish.


6 A God-loyal life keeps you on track;

   sin dumps the wicked in the ditch.


7 A pretentious, showy life is an empty life;

   a plain and simple life is a full life.


8 The rich can be sued for everything they have,

   but the poor are free of such threats.

   9 The lives of good people are brightly lit streets;
   the lives of the wicked are dark alleys.


10 Arrogant know-it-alls stir up discord,

   but wise men and women listen to each other's counsel.


11 Easy come, easy go,

   but steady diligence pays off.


12 Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick,

   but a sudden good break can turn life around.


13 Ignore the Word and suffer;

   honor God's commands and grow rich.


14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,

   so, no more drinking from death-tainted wells!


15 Sound thinking makes for gracious living,

   but liars walk a rough road.


16 A commonsense person lives good sense;

   fools litter the country with silliness.

  17 Irresponsible talk makes a real mess of things,
   but a reliable reporter is a healing presence.


18 Refuse discipline and end up homeless;

   embrace correction and live an honored life.


19 Souls who follow their hearts thrive;

   fools bent on evil despise matters of soul.


20 Become wise by walking with the wise;

   hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.


21 Disaster entraps sinners,

   but God-loyal people get a good life.

22 A good life gets passed on to the grandchildren;
   ill-gotten wealth ends up with good people.


23 Banks foreclose on the farms of the poor,

   or else the poor lose their shirts to crooked lawyers.


24 A refusal to correct is a refusal to love;

   love your children by disciplining them.

   25 An appetite for good brings much satisfaction,
   but the belly of the wicked always wants more.

Proverbs 14

A Way That Leads to Hell

   1 Lady Wisdom builds a lovely home; Sir Fool comes along and tears it down brick by brick.
   2 An honest life shows respect for God;
   a degenerate life is a slap in his face.

   3 Frivolous talk provokes a derisive smile;
   wise speech evokes nothing but respect.

   4 No cattle, no crops;
   a good harvest requires a strong ox for the plow.

   5 A true witness never lies;
   a false witness makes a business of it.

   6 Cynics look high and low for wisdom—and never find it;
   the open-minded find it right on their doorstep!

   7 Escape quickly from the company of fools;
   they're a waste of your time, a waste of your words.

   8 The wisdom of the wise keeps life on track;
   the foolishness of fools lands them in the ditch.

   9 The stupid ridicule right and wrong,
   but a moral life is a favored life.

   10 The person who shuns the bitter moments of friends
   will be an outsider at their celebrations.

   11 Lives of careless wrongdoing are tumbledown shacks;
   holy living builds soaring cathedrals.

  12 -13 There's a way of life that looks harmless enough;
   look again—it leads straight to hell.

Sure, those people appear to be having a good time,
   but all that laughter will end in heartbreak.

Sift and Weigh Every Word   

14 A mean person gets paid back in meanness,

   a gracious person in grace.


15 The gullible believe anything they're told;

   the prudent sift and weigh every word.


16 The wise watch their steps and avoid evil;

   fools are headstrong and reckless.


17 The hotheaded do things they'll later regret;

   the coldhearted get the cold shoulder.


18 Foolish dreamers live in a world of illusion;

   wise realists plant their feet on the ground.


19 Eventually, evil will pay tribute to good;

   the wicked will respect God-loyal people.


20 An unlucky loser is shunned by all,

   but everyone loves a winner.


21 It's criminal to ignore a neighbor in need,

   but compassion for the poor—what a blessing!


22 Isn't it obvious that conspirators lose out,

   while the thoughtful win love and trust?


23 Hard work always pays off;

   mere talk puts no bread on the table.


24 The wise accumulate wisdom;

   fools get stupider by the day.


25 Souls are saved by truthful witness

   and betrayed by the spread of lies.


26 The Fear-of-God builds up confidence,

   and makes a world safe for your children.


27 The Fear-of-God is a spring of living water

   so you won't go off drinking from poisoned wells.


28 The mark of a good leader is loyal followers;

   leadership is nothing without a following.


29 Slowness to anger makes for deep understanding;

   a quick-tempered person stockpiles stupidity.


30 A sound mind makes for a robust body,

   but runaway emotions corrode the bones.


31 You insult your Maker when you exploit the powerless;

   when you're kind to the poor, you honor God.


32 The evil of bad people leaves them out in the cold;

   the integrity of good people creates a safe place for living.


33 Lady Wisdom is at home in an understanding heart—

   fools never even get to say hello.


34 God-devotion makes a country strong;

   God-avoidance leaves people weak.


35 Diligent work gets a warm commendation;

   shiftless work earns an angry rebuke.

Proverbs 15

God Doesn't Miss a Thing

8 God can't stand pious poses,
   but he delights in genuine prayers.


9 A life frittered away disgusts God;
   he loves those who run straight for the finish line.


10 It's a school of hard knocks for those who leave God's path,
   a dead-end street for those who hate God's rules.


11 Even hell holds no secrets from God—
   do you think he can't read human hearts?

Life Ascends to the Heights

     12 Know-it-alls don't like being told what to do;

   they avoid the company of wise men and women.

13 A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face;
   a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day.


14 An intelligent person is always eager to take in more truth;

   fools feed on fast-food fads and fancies.


15 A miserable heart means a miserable life;

   a cheerful heart fills the day with song.


16 A simple life in the Fear-of-God

   is better than a rich life with a ton of headaches.


17 Better a bread crust shared in love

   than a slab of prime rib served in hate.


18 Hot tempers start fights;

   a calm, cool spirit keeps the peace.


19 The path of lazy people is overgrown with briers;

   the diligent walk down a smooth road.


20 Intelligent children make their parents proud;

   lazy students embarrass their parents.


21 The empty-headed treat life as a plaything;

   the perceptive grasp its meaning and make a go of it.


22 Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail;

   take good counsel and watch them succeed.


23 Congenial conversation—what a pleasure!

   The right word at the right time—beautiful!


24 Life ascends to the heights for the thoughtful—

   it's a clean about-face from descent into hell.

25  God smashes the pretensions of the arrogant;
   he stands with those who have no standing.


God can't stand evil scheming,  but he puts words of grace and beauty on display.

  27 A greedy and grasping person destroys community;
   those who refuse to exploit live and let live.


28 Prayerful answers come from God-loyal people;

   the wicked are sewers of abuse.



God keeps his distance from the wicked;  he closely attends to the prayers of God-loyal people.

30 A twinkle in the eye means joy in the heart,
   and good news makes you feel fit as a fiddle.


31 Listen to good advice if you want to live well,

   an honored guest among wise men and women.


32 An undisciplined, self-willed life is puny;

   an obedient, God-willed life is spacious.


33 Fear-of-God is a school in skilled living—

   first you learn humility, then you experience glory.

Proverbs 16

Everything with a Place and a Purpose

   1 Mortals make elaborate plans, but God has the last word.

   2 Humans are satisfied with whatever looks good; 

God probes for what is good.

   3 Put God in charge of your work,
   then what you've planned will take place.



God made everything with a place and purpose;
   even the wicked are included—but for judgment.



God can't stomach arrogance or pretense;
   believe me, he'll put those upstarts in their place.


6 Guilt is banished through love and truth;
   Fear-of-God deflects evil.


7 When God approves of your life,
   even your enemies will end up shaking your hand.


8 Far better to be right and poor
   than to be wrong and rich.


9 We plan the way we want to live,
   but only God makes us able to live it.

It Pays to Take Life Seriously

    10 A good leader motivates,
   doesn't mislead, doesn't exploit.

   11 God cares about honesty in the workplace;

   your business is his business.


12 Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds;
   sound leadership has a moral foundation.


13 Good leaders cultivate honest speech;
   they love advisors who tell them the truth.


14 An intemperate leader wreaks havoc in lives;
   you're smart to stay clear of someone like that.


15 Good-tempered leaders invigorate lives;
   they're like spring rain and sunshine.


16 Get wisdom—it's worth more than money;
   choose insight over income every time.


17 The road of right living bypasses evil;
   watch your step and save your life.


18 First pride, then the crash—
   the bigger the ego, the harder the fall.


19 It's better to live humbly among the poor
   than to live it up among the rich and famous.


20 It pays to take life seriously;
   things work out when you trust in God.


21 A wise person gets known for insight;
   gracious words add to one's reputation.


22 True intelligence is a spring of fresh water,
   while fools sweat it out the hard way.


23 They make a lot of sense, these wise folks;
   whenever they speak, their reputation increases.


24 Gracious speech is like clover honey—
   good taste to the soul, quick energy for the body.


25 There's a way that looks harmless enough;
   look again—it leads straight to hell.


26 Appetite is an incentive to work;
   hunger makes you work all the harder.


27 Mean people spread mean gossip;
   their words smart and burn.


28 Troublemakers start fights;
   gossips break up friendships.


29 Calloused climbers betray their very own friends;
   they'd stab their own grandmothers in the back.


30 A shifty eye betrays an evil intention;
   a clenched jaw signals trouble ahead.


31 Gray hair is a mark of distinction,
   the award for a God-loyal life.


32 Moderation is better than muscle,
   self-control better than political power.


33 Make your motions and cast your votes,
   but God has the final say. (Hermosa Beach City Council - God is watching you...:)

Okay, this is what I'm talking about - do we really need this at our event?

By Joy A. Kennelly

All year long I've never received their newsletter and now... Oy vey. This is exactly what I'm talking about - notice all the "unofficial" sponsors (see I was right about there being extra money being made off this city event) and the main thrust of their newsletter. God help us.

I feel real bad for all the legitimate players and hometown residents who simply want to have a good time - not play with partiers strictly there to get drunk.

This is all I'm saying - Let's take back our city from the partiers, make this site drop us from the list of party beaches and go back to enjoying our hometown fun event without their stupidity. Hopefully they'll get kicked out right away. They're violating almost every rule they agreed to keep!

Chief Uyeda - here's a great group to keep your eye on and kick out. I've bolded all the stuff they shouldn't be allowed to be doing. Get rid of them and I think you've gotten rid of a great problem in the making. Thank you.

And I quote from their newsletter: "Well, you’ve subscribed to the right place. This is the newsletter for, Where the World Goes to Party! Remember, there are three kinds of people:

  • Those who watch what happen
  • Those who MAKE things happen - and -
  • Those who WONDER what happen!!!

With that in mind, here’s the party for the present, past and future!

Pub ClubRight in our hometown – how convenient, right? – is one of the World’s Best Beach Parties. It’s the Manhattan Beach Surfest/6-man, a kind of Halloween-meets-pro beach (and others) volleyball tournament. This is the biggest event of the year for as we have once again entered a team in competition and have it stocked not with AVP players in disguise like some other teams but party people. After all, our team theme is” “Win or Lose, We Booze!”

The PubClubettes are there, of course, and will be handing out anti-hangover pills from associate sponsor RU-21 (, having a t-shirt giveaway from the World’s Largest Pub Crawl (, and sample offerings from a new super-healthy drink (okay, it’s great with rum or vodka), Xango ( We’ll even have some kind of cuddly surprise from Pet Foods Market, an upscale MB pet store run by a fun, crazy Hungarian couple. Our official team party HQs is OB’s Grill and Bar in Manhattan Beach and the swanky, sexy Blue 32 in Hermosa Beach. See us at Blue 32 on Friday for Happy Hour!

Team PubClub and the PubClubettes
will have a film crew making a team DVD (available for purchase, $20) from Pacific Coast Studio and the services of professional photographer Simon Leung, one of the top fashion photographers in Canada, who is flying in specifically for this event. (We’ve already had a celebrity sighting – Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, was pre-partying at OB’s Taco Tuesday, getting all primed up for the big event. Yes, Surfest is a BIG DEAL!)

Charlie Saikley 6 – Person Volleyball Tournament Rules

City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department

Charlie Saikley 6 – Person Volleyball Tournament Rules

Thank you for your interest in the Charlie Saikley 6-Person Beach Volleyball Tournament.
Due to the popularity of this event, The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation
Department, The Manhattan Beach Police Department, LA County Beach and Harbors,
and LA County Lifeguards have evaluated the event and have agreed on the following
tournament rules. The tournament rules have been carefully determined to alleviate any
serious problems and future concerns. Your cooperation, accountability and
implementation of the following rules would be greatly appreciated. Do not put your team
or this tournament in jeopardy.


• Any goods brought into the tournament area are subject to inspection
(i.e. coolers, bags, backpacks, etc.)
Teams are subject to disqualification from this tournament and possible
future tournaments for inappropriate player behavior (i.e. BRINGING OR
ALLOWING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, fighting, arguing with
referees/players, pulling nets, or any other behavior deemed
unacceptable by the tournament director).

• Canopy Guidelines
• A maximum of two 10X10 canopies per team (No rental company deliveries allowed)
• All canopies must be open/accessible on all four sides
• Each team is limited to ONE 2X3 team name/sponsorship banner - no
additional team sponsor publicity will be permitted (i.e. sampling of
product, distribution of flyers, poster boards, etc.).
• Areas for team set-up will be assigned at check-in. Any team that sneaks
onto the set-up area or uses more than two 10X10 canopies may be
removed from the event.
• NO gas or electric generators will be allowed on the beach.
• NO amplified music (nothing larger than a regular boombox).
No disc jockey/DJ Equipment.
• NO household furniture allowed (i.e. couches, recliners, etc.).
• NO hanging of banners from the pier.
• Team themes and customs should not be offensive. Remember this is a family

Note to Team Managers: You will be solely responsible for your team. Failure to
disqualification of your team or a player on your team. Tournament director has the
final say for all rules and regulations.

More interesting details revealed about Six Man Vball Tournament

By Joy A. Kennelly

Just as I thought. There is big business behind the Six-man which explains everything. More shall be revealed down the road, but for now I'll just say it might be a very different event this year if all goes well. I'm sorry partiers, but I don't want our beaches turned into another Ibiza for your monetary gain.

Go screw up Dockweiler or somewhere else, but not Manhattan Beach. Have fun! I really do hope all of you enjoy yourself this weekend though and in appropriate places like a bar or your friend's homes. I mean that sincerely. Drink responsibly and not on the beach. Thank you.

See ya.