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About Town: Hermosa Beach

Candidates meeting

An informational meeting for potential candidates for the Hermosa Beach City School District board will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 in the multipurpose room of Hermosa Valley School, 1645 Valley Drive. Topics include school board roles and responsibilities. For information call 937-5877.

Girl scouts honored

Emily Merl and Christina Lindsey Force of local Girl Scout Troop 708 have received the Gold Award, scouting’s highest honor.

Merl, of Hermosa Beach, collected toiletry items for the South Bay area’s needy and distributed them at the Neighbor to Neighbor meals program, for which she volunteers. Force, of Redondo Beach, compiled an autism resource book for families with autistic children, dedicating the book to her little brother Nicholas, who has been diagnosed with autism.

Summer theater

The Hermosa Beach Community Center Foundation is providing funding to a musical theater production and a youth theater program this summer.

The foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to the South Bay Youth Theatre Guild for its six-week musical theater program for young performers in conjunction with the city’s summer recreation program.

The "Kids Summer Theater Camp" begins Monday, June 25 and teaches kids 7 to 17 stagecraft, acting, music, movement and audition technique. For information call 318-0280.

The foundation also gave a $5,000 grant to the newly formed Hermosa Beach Players as seed money to produce the Stephen Sondheim musical "The Woods" at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse beginning Aug. 17. For information on the production or the new community theater company call Maggie Moir at 376-1297. ER

Police Beat

Road rage

A Redondo man apparently was shot with some sort of low-powered gun fired by another motorist about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa, he told police. The man was left with a welt on his back. The man told police he was driving south on PCH when he noticed a pickup truck following very closely. At a red light the driver of the pickup yelled something and the Redondo man left his vehicle and approached the pickup, he told police. The pickup driver brandished what appeared to be a gun, the Redondo man turned to go back to his vehicle, heard a "pop" and felt a sharp pain in his back, he told police. He showed officers a welt on his back. ER