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Google Profile PictureAuthor Jeanne Fratello is a longtime journalist and writer. She is editor and co-founder of MB News, a daily Manhattan Beach news blog, and she is a dedicated volunteer in Manhattan Beach school and civic activities.

Before moving to California, she worked as a reporter in Washington D.C., covering Congress and education policy. In California, she worked in higher education policy for 15 years as a speechwriter to the head of the 23-campus California State University system. She is also a food writer and author of the food blog Jolly Tomato. She is active on social media, having served as a social media ambassador for attractions such as Terranea Resort and Legoland California, and for well-known food brands such as Dole. She has also been a contributor to the Huffington Post, CBS Los Angeles, and Moms LA.

She lives at the beach with her husband Dave (author of Manhattan Beach Confidential), two boys, one cat, and a whole bunch of tropical fish.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marissa
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 15:15:17

    Hi Jeanne,
    Thank you so much for featuring Ava+Aliria on your blog!! We really appreciate it! Happy New Year and stop by and say “hi” anytime!
    Marissa and Consuelo


  2. Louise Olfarnes, Communications Manager
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 09:43:50

    Hi Jeanne,

    Send me your email and I will forward you any interesting upcoming events from the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy!


  3. Louise Olfarnes, Communications Manager
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 09:56:35

    Hi, Send me your email so we can keep you updated on PVPLC activities!


  4. Mohna Manihar
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 22:40:50

    Read your nicely covered article on Little India in Artesia. Thought you might be interested in a VERY important Indian festival coming up in March – Holi, the festival of colors. A very family friendly HOLI will be celebrated with Indian food, music, dance and colors on Saturday, March 30th at Arcadia County Park’s BQ Picnic Area. It is FREE & OPEN to public. Get your share of colors of joy at this event.
    You can find more about it on https://www.facebook.com/events/216203131852870/


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