Current Affairs

Journey of Faith stepped up today to help the #Homeless crisis in the #SouthBay - here's how you can too.

By Joy A. Kennelly Today I witnessed the most beautiful sight at my Torrance Journey of Faith campus I had to write about it. Months ago, you may remember I wrote a blog about the lack of homeless resources offered... Read more →


Thoughts on the CT Massacre, @QTarantino_news & DJango, @FamilyGuyonFOX, Grand Theft Auto III and the growing #violence in society. Be the change!

By Joy A. Kennelly Sometimes I feel like a modern day philosopher because I feel things so deeply in my spirit I am compelled to share a side of an issue that isn't normally covered in the media or discussed... Read more →


Dig4Kids Fundraiser update & Welcoming Troops home from Iran & Afghanistan 8/11/2010

By Joy A. Kennelly Just in case you're looking for images from the Fashion, Food & Wine Festival fundraiser last night over at Raleigh Studios benefitting Dig4Kids, I will have more to share soon. I invited my photographer friend, Angelique... Read more →


#Food Trucks may be good for business in #Hermosa Beach First Thursday - counterpoint

By Joy A. Kennelly After taking a long walk tonight I realized there is another marketing viewpoint to consider on whether or not food trucks should be allowed to camp out during the Hermosa Beach First Thursday event that I... Read more →


#Hermosa Beach vs. #Venice Beach - A (cautionary) Tale of Two Cities 1st Friday and First Thursday events

By Joy A. Kennelly Recently I finally had the opportunity to attend the wildly successful 1st Friday event held in Venice Beach which I like to call "Hermosa North." Here's some of the similarities and contrasts of the demographics according... Read more →


#Women Like Us Afternoon Tea at #Torrance Memorial presented by #South Bay Woman

Getting ready to hear (l-r) Dr. Maryam Bakhtiyari, Margie Aliprandi, and Linda Rendlemen, with Linda Koss of South Bay Woman Magazine benefiting the National Stroke Association. Should be good! (And it was excellent!) Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile Posted via... Read more →


Haiti's 2nd earthquake - from extreme happiness last night, to sorrow today

By Joy A. Kennelly Now that we know the American people are built Ford tough (Scott Brown anyone!?), it's just shocking to learn that Haitians have had to bear yet another earthquake! CAN THEY HAVE A BREAK GOD? WHY? I... Read more →


Hermosa Beach - Increased homeless, suicides, and beloved resident's death

By Joy A. Kennelly Just because many people who read my blog don't always read the local papers I thought I'd share this recent survey about the increase in the homeless population here in Hermosa Beach entitled Stop Hermosa Beach... Read more →


I'm on KNX & KFWB right now! 980 & 1070 on your AM Dial

By Joy A. Kennelly If you're near a radio, turn on KNX or KFWB. KNX is http://www.knx1070.com/ - 1070 on your AM dial and KFWB is www.kfwb.com - 980 on your AM dial to hear my interview ok? I'm oposing... Read more →


Sad news, but happier times soon. Mark 5/21 on your calendars!

By Joy A. Kennelly For those of you who are interested in the latest news regarding all the cool projects and people I'm working with on a freelance basis, check out my professional blog: www.thejoywriter.typepad.com/thejoywriterpr I haven't written such a... Read more →


Wasn't today's Super Bowl an amazing game? And I never watch football...

By Joy A. Kennelly Today kind of ebbed and flowed. Lack of sleep always affects me. I was really off my game today running the slide show at my church - jumping the gun more times than not. However, everyone... Read more →


Highlights from DC Trip for the Inauguration - in no particular order

By Joy A. Kennelly First art I saw in DC by Artist, GA Gardner. That one painting of Obama reminded me of a cross between Bill Cosby and Obama.:) More to come soon. Have a good one. Read more →


"America as the Last Man Standing" - In light of what's happening worldwide have to share

America as the Last Man Standing Speech by Geert Wilders, chairman of the Party for Freedom, the Netherlands, 25 September 2008, Hudson Institute Dear friends, Thank you very much for inviting me. Great to be at the Four Seasons. I... Read more →


Sarah Palin funny, Obama, The Women's Conference, Bono, and so much more

By Joy A. Kennelly Finally! Someone who gets my sense of humor and will allow me mine. Here's a hilarious send up of Sarah Palin in honor of all my Democrat friends. Finally a good friend sent me this funny... Read more →


My long, up and down, fun, sometimes sad, interesting day

By Joy A. Kennelly Finally have to laugh at something Bill Maher said on his show just now. He apparently is showcasing countries where he suggests people should move to should McCain become President. Now that is stupid, but what... Read more →


The Shore hosts Wine & Cheese tasting & Debate Viewing party

By Joy A. Kennelly The Shore Restaurant and Lounge is hosting a Wine & Cheese tastings for October and we're kicking it off with the Debates - non-partisan mind you. Here's your invite: You're invited to the first Wine &... Read more →


Finally - America The Beautiful review - Congratulations Michele, Gerren & Darryl!

By Joy A. Kennelly Recently I was invited to attend the above premiere of America The Beautiful because my friends, Michele and Gerren Taylor, are the focus of the film. I've seen them working on this film over the past... Read more →


Aren't the Olympics just amazing? GO USA! GO HERMOSA BEACH GOLD MEDALISTS!

By Joy A. Kennelly I'm watching the Olympics Closing Night Ceremonies and it's just breathtakingly beautiful. I'm loving the flashbacks on all the great Olympic moments for the athletes too. Aren't you? I'm so proud to be an American and... Read more →


Remembering the Professor "whose 'last lecture' became a sensation"

Just read this news and it's very sad. What an inspiration this man was to so many. Here's the article from By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press Writer and I quote... "Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose "last... Read more →


Very interesting info on the future and fun soccer pix

By Joy A. Kennelly I belong to Peter Shankman's online community for media professionals and found his presentation at the Executing Social Media Conference very interesting. So much so, I'm giving you the link to all the conference presenters to... Read more →


Here's more information on the situation in Haiti

This is from my friend Patti's myspace page on her experiences in Haiti and her take on the situation. Directly below is an article validating her assertion re: rotting food that Haitians aren't receiving. It's simply amazing to me that... Read more →


Very interesting article on this year's MB Surf Festival

Daily Breeze Article Manhattan Beach tourney bumped to late summer By Andrea Woodhouse Staff Writer Article Launched: 03/06/2008 12:12:12 AM PST The Manhattan Beach Open, the so-called Wimbledon of beach volleyball tournaments, will take over the sands a month later... Read more →


Interesting article in the LA Times today...

By Joy A. Kennelly I've been fighting horrible allergies again (always happens with the sudden weather changes) and haven't felt like writing much. However, did hit an amazing art opening at the Gagosian Gallery with Julian Schnabel's latest artwork (selling... Read more →


Channel 4 Chuck Henry news coverage on Hermosa Beach bar scene

By Joy A. Kennelly Watch Chuck Henry, co-anchor of the award-winning weekday editions of the "Channel 4 News", coverage of our out-of-control Downtown Bar scene and the recent Planning Commission meeting. Henry has won 12 Los Angeles area Emmy Awards... Read more →