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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.

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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!
    Best,
    Marissa and Consuelo

    Reply

  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!

    Reply

  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!

    Reply

  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/

    Reply

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