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When he was young, Redondo Beach’s Sean Coons struggled with his weight. But, after a lifestyle change that involved diet and exercise and shedding the weight, he became a little obsessive in the process.

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From romance to mystery, the 20th annual El Segundo Author Fair, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the El Segundo Public Library, offers an eclectic mix of literature for book lovers.

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Steve Coulter put fiction writing on the back burner when he was a journalist and then a drummer for a punk band that signed a record deal. But about seven years ago, he decided to take fiction writing more seriously and developed a detective series using the South Bay that he grew up in as …

From a children's book illustrator to a South Bay photographer, the “Literary Luminaries: A Manhattan Beach Author's Fair,” features an eclectic mix of local talents Saturday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Manhattan Beach Library.

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Working for famed B-movie filmmaker Roger Corman gave Hermosa Beach's John Shepphird a crash course on micro-budget filmmaking. He uses that backdrop for his first novel, “Bottom Feeders,” a murder mystery on a remote T.V. movie set where bodies start piling up.

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Redondo Beach-based authors and certified personal trainers Debbie and Norm Compton have a new book: "Stacking, Your Skeletal Blueprint for Posture." The book offers easy-to-implement exercises that start from the bones out.

South Bay Film and Music Festival founder Jon Fitzgerald will discuss the second edition of his book “Filmmaking for Change,” Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Pages bookstore in Manhattan Beach and Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Redondo Beach Main Library.

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Cyclist Phil Gaimon, author of “Draft Animals,” will be in conversation with “local cycling guru” Seth Davidson at Pages bookstore in Manhattan Beach, on Friday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m.

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David Litt, President Obama’s speech and comedy writer, will discuss and sign copies of his memoir, "Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years" on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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Drew Logan's physical fitness helped him overcome three sudden cardiac arrests on October 4, 2004. But after recovering, he suffered from depression and short-term memory loss. He still has no recollection of what happened until Thanksgiving of that year.

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The 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic surf film “The Endless Summer” continues with the recent publication of a collector's collection that includes a coffee table book with stories from Dana Brown, son of the film's director Bruce Brown, as well a remastered DVD, and other colle…