It's good to get out of the Hood! (Hermosa Beach hood that is...)

By Joy A. Kennelly My back has been out of commission for so long I haven't been able to leave Hermosa Beach or the South Bay for weeks. Never realized how important the escape was until this past week. Ventured... Read more →


Sean Rosenthal, Benicio Del Toro and other hotties...

By Joy A. Kennelly Everyone keeps searching to see if Sean Rosenthal is Jewish. Now I can't say for sure, but with a last name like that I wouldn't doubt, would you? Anyone watching the Olympics and care to share... Read more →


Last night at The Shore's Kick Off Party for the Hermosa Shorts Fest!

By Joy A. Kennelly Okay, I cheated. I snuck out before uploading the pix to watch some shorts over at the Hermosa Shorts Festival, but I'm back because I remember now why I don't produce short festivals any more. Nothing... Read more →


Tonight The Shore hosts the Hermosa Shorts Festival Kick Off Party!

By Joy A. Kennelly Tonight is the Kick Off Party for the Hermosa Shorts Festival at The Shore Restaurant and Lounge in Hermosa Beach at 7pm. The Shore doesn't close till 1am. Don't forget to come! Goody bags sponsored by... Read more →


Tonight Actor Domiziano Arcangeli receives Golden Halo Award!

Domiziano Arcangeli Contact: Joy Kennelly (310) 714-2077 thejoywriterpublicity@gmail.com Press Release Biography Images FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joy Kennelly (310) 714-2077 thejoywriterpublicity@gmail.com ACTOR DOMIZIANO ARCANGELI TO RECEIVE GOLDEN HALO AWARD FOR ACTING ACHIEVEMENT AT THE 72nd ANNUAL SOUTHERN CA MOTION PICTURES... Read more →


Hermosa Shorts Film Festival Kick Off Party at The Shore Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 7pm

THE SHORE RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE IN HERMOSA BEACH TO HOST HERMOSA SHORTS FESTIVAL KICK-OFF PARTY THURSDAY, AUGUST 7,2008 7:00PM – 12:00AM IN HERMOSA BEACH, Hermosa Beach, CA The Shore Restaurant and Lounge in Hermosa Beach to host the Hermosa Shorts... Read more →


Tour of Manhattan Beach at night

By Joy A. Kennelly Sometimes you just want to let off steam and not stress over everything that's on your plate. Last night was my night to do that. I called my friend Lauren who'd just returned from Florence, Italy... Read more →


This totally cracks me up - you'll love it too. Also, Ken & Kent's NY Deli- delish!

By Joy A. Kennelly You never know how you come across until you see someone searching for you on Google using this description: "christian woman with a drinking problem joy kennelly" I roared when I read that because whoever you... Read more →


Just have to share! MD quits medicine to blog full-time since it's more money!

By Joy A. Kennelly Very funny news that is actually quite inspiring. We've been discussing blogging on my online women's newsletter and my friend Jennifer posted a link to The New York Times article entitled, "My Son, the Blogger: An... Read more →


I can't get enough of Coldplay's Viva La Vida! What about you?

By Joy A. Kennelly I don't know what it is about that Coldplay song, Viva La Vida, but it always makes me speed extremely fast with the song loudly blaring with all my windows down. Every single time. Especially on... 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 →


GoChi Juice to the rescue! Slept like a baby and I feel so much better...

By Joy A. Kennelly Just have to share... I decided to order my GoChi Juice again seeing as I was having so much pain lately. Man, I'm so glad I did! What a difference even just one day of drinking... Read more →


What a fun weekend! Sharkeez pre-opening party and other stuff...

By Joy A. Kennelly If I have to be stuck in my neighborhood because I can't drive very far right now, I guess living in Hermosa Beach aint so bad after all. I've got the beach, good friends, beautiful weather,... Read more →


Hermosa Beach in the news last night... Blue 32 & The Shore

By Joy A. Kennelly Real quick now... I've just created another new blog because I'm moving my professional one from Wordpress over to Typepad. Here's the link: www.thejoywriter.typepad.com/thejoywriterpr if you want to check it out. If you want to watch... Read more →


THE SHORE RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE DETERMINED TO BE OPERATING UNDER CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT

THE SHORE RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE IN HERMOSA BEACH DETERMINED TO BE OPERATING UNDER CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT WITH MINOR MODIFICATIONS DURING PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING HELD JULY 15, 2008 Hermosa Beach, CA The Shore Restaurant and Lounge, located in Hermosa Beach, CA... Read more →


I'm just so happy and have no one to share this with except you all...

By Joy A. Kennelly Tonight, at the Hermosa Beach Planning Commission, it was decided whether or not my newest client, The Shore Restaurant and Lounge, would have their hours cut back from 2am (or else it's 1am - I'm really... Read more →


Actor Domiziano Arcangeli to Receive Golden Halo Award for Acting Achievement

ACTOR DOMIZIANO ARCANGELI TO RECEIVE GOLDEN HALO AWARD FOR ACTING ACHIEVEMENT AT THE 72nd ANNUAL SOUTHERN CA MOTION PICTURES COUNCIL AWARDS DINNER AUGUST 4, 2008 FROM 7PM – 10PM AT SPORTSMAN LODGE IN STUDIO CITY Los Angeles, CA , Italian... Read more →


Girls just want to have fun (including Kathy Griffin...)

By Joy A. Kennelly I don't know what those Greeks put in my iced coffee today, but it's 4:30am and I'm wide awake! It's the only thing I can think of. Just teasing. Or am I? That, plus the fact... Read more →


What a difference time off and wise counsel makes... other stuff

By Joy A. Kennelly I took some time off from everyone and everything yesterday in attempt to heal emotionally and physically which was exactly what I needed to do. Now I'm back to my old self a little wiser, a... Read more →


South Bay Beach Volleyball Olympic news, funny Kathy Griffin clips and ironic MB sign...

By Joy A. Kennelly Now, if you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know I love nothing better than a guy who plays volleyball because then they get this awesome V-shaped bod. Well, you'll be happy to hear that... Read more →


Bummer for Jason from The Bachelorette - LOVE Frank Nicotero's wrap-up

By Joy A. Kennelly I love taking quick breaks to watch Yahoo's Frank Nicotero's PrimetimeInNoTime wrap up of the TV shows either I caught the night before, or missed and can catch up with Frank because he's such a nerdy... Read more →


My client, Actor Domiziano Arcangeli, has won the Golden Halo Award for Acting!

By Joy A. Kennelly I just have to share this wonderful news that my client, Actor Domiziano Arcangeli, has just been selected to receive the Golden Halo Award for Acting by the Southern California Motion Picture Council this August, 2008.... Read more →


I'm a Christian, but I enjoy Kathy Griffin's humor (except for...)

By Joy A. Kennelly One of my dirty little secret pleasures is watching D-Lister, Kathy Griffin and her "Emmy-Award Winning TV Show" Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. I know, surprise, surprise. I just love out there women who... Read more →


Fourth of July in Hermosa Beach - mass police enforcement - fines tripled

By Joy A. Kennelly We know there are thousands of people who think nothing of coming down to Hermosa Beach to get wasted on the 4th of July who may not be aware of the intense police crackdown that is... Read more →


Non-alcoholic cocktails courtesy of Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, The Liquid Muse

A good friend of mine, Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, is a mixologist who travels all over the world creating unique cocktails which can be found on her blog, The Liquid Muse. She recently posted this announcement about her recent TV appearance which... Read more →


Just real quick...Surf Memorial Fundraiser, Rosebud the pig's Quinceantero (sp?)

By Joy A. Kennelly I was in a car accident this morning (not my fault) so please say a prayer that my back will heal quickly and this will get resolved easily. That's all I will say about that. Thank... Read more →


SBPC's Surfrider Benefit/Tasting Party at The Shore hosted by She's Got the Look Finalist, Melissa Todd

By Joy A. Kennelly FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE SOUTH BAY PROFESSIONAL CONNECTION AND THE SHORE RESTAURANT TASTING PARTY BENEFIT BY CHEF DAVID LINVILLE RAISED MONEY AND AWARENESS FOR SURFRIDER FOUNDATION TV Land’s She’s Got the Look Finalist, Melissa Todd, Hosted... Read more →


Here's some great events, articles and videos to inform, interest and entertain you...

By Joy A. Kennelly One thing I forgot to mention earlier today is that the Creative Director of the Hermosa Shorts Festival, Tom Kearney, shot interviews with Melissa Todd as our on-camera host. Once we get that edited we'll share... Read more →


South Bay Professional Connection Surfrider Benefit at the Shore adds new celebrity guests!

MEDIA ALERT WHAT: The South Bay Professional Connection (SBPC) announces a Tasting Party at The Shore Restaurant featuring Executive Chef David Linville’s menu of fresh, internationally inspired California comfort food from 5:30pm – 8:00pm on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 in... 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 →


South Bay Professional Connection (SBPC) Announces June 25 Surfrider Benefit at The Shore with TVLand's She's Got the Look, Melissa Todd, hosting

By Joy A. Kennelly THE SOUTH BAY PROFESSIONAL CONNECTION (SBPC) ANNOUNCES A TASTING PARTY AT THE SHORE RESTAURANT IN HERMOSA BEACH, CA ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2008 from 5:30PM – 8:00PM Hosted by TV Land’s “She’s Got the Look” Finalist,... Read more →


What a great weekend - just what the doctor ordered

By Joy A. Kennelly This has been one of the most spontaneous weekends I've had in forever. Saturday included attending my friend's child's preschool graduation dinner celebration which is always adorable because they love my attention. The littlest got to... Read more →