EL SEGUNDO HERALD October 7, 2021 Page 3
Mattel’s Holiday Tent Sale
The time to shop is now!! Get great savings
and a jump on the holidays by going
by Mattel’s Annual Tent Sale starts October
16, located at 1955 Grand Ave., El Segundo.
Save up to 70% off!! Great bargains on toys,
games, dolls and more. Before you go, sign
up for your free Mattel Toy Store membership.
Please see a Toy Store Associate for details.
ES Brewing Co Gets New Label
Artist and El Segundo native, John Van
Hamersveld, has designed art for almost
every medium imaginable. But the label art
he did for El Segundo Brewing Company
is his first beer can! Cans of Post-Future
Double IPA are available in the El Segundo
Brewing Company taproom.
– Provided by ES Brewing Company
Water and Drought Education Festival
Offers A “S.T.E.A.M. Adventure”
The West Basin Municipal Water District
(West Basin) will host a free, online water
and drought education festival on Saturday,
October 23, 2021 from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.
By joining the interactive Water Harvest
S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering,
Art, Math) Adventure, participants
will learn about precious water resources,
especially important as California faces an
increasingly severe drought.
The Water Harvest S.T.E.A.M. Adventure
will provide a fun, family-friendly experience
for District residents of all ages. The online
event includes educational activities, games,
giveaways and prize drawings. Register for
the online event today at: www.westbasin.
Program presenters include knowledgeable
staff from the: California Department of Water
Resources, Los Angeles County Sanitation
Districts, Metropolitan Water District of
Southern California, Roundhouse Aquarium,
UC Master Gardeners, Water Replenishment
District and West Basin.
Early Bird registration for this free event
is open now until Friday, Oct. 8. Early
registrants will get an extra entry into the
applicable opportunity drawings to win such
prizes as a water-efficient washing machine
(for those age 18+) or an electric bicycle
(for those age 17 and below). Other prizes
include water-efficient gardening kits, and gift
cards. In general, the first 200 registrants are
eligible for a S.T.E.A.M. Adventure Event
Kit – a box of goodies and supplies to use
during and after the event.
Traditionally, Water Harvest is an annual
event hosted in-person at the West Basin
Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in
El Segundo, Calif., which draws more than
1,000 attendees. For this year’s 22nd annual
event, an online adaptation is scheduled as
Los Angeles County continues to navigate
the Covid-19 pandemic.
Additional information about the schedule
of events, activities and prizes is available
on the district website: www.westbasin.org.
– Provided by West Basin •
Congratulations Rainy Smith:
Homecoming Grand Marshal 2021
Provided by Robin Espinoza
Rainy Chrisman Smith was born on an
unnaturally rainy day in the summer of 1972
in Redondo Beach. Her El Segundo High
School-educated parents (class of ’62 & ‘63)
argued for two weeks before they settled on
this special name, which she has grown to
love throughout her 49 years of life.
Rainy was forced into playing volleyball
during her middle school years when her
parents decided it might be wise to introduce
her to the sport that was quite popular in their
hometown of Manhattan Beach. She cried
every day she had practice because she knew
she was the least skilled player on the court.
However, as luck and some determination
would have it, the coach at Mira Costa took
a chance on her. From that moment on, her
life morphed into a series of successes on
the court, which leaked into successes in the
classroom. A normally mediocre student was
transformed into a hard-working student on the
court and in the classroom once she gained
confidence. The snowball effect eventually
led to an athletic scholarship to Pepperdine
During her time as a Wave, Rainy studied
sports medicine, played every position on
the volleyball court, and advanced her skills
as Pepperdine Men’s Water Polo’s biggest
fan. Her dedication to all of these areas
brought her to where she is today, married
to her college water polo sweetheart (Greg),
coaching volleyball, and teaching PE at her
parents’ alma mater.
Some highly important Eagles have been
instrumental in Rainy’s happiness at ESHS.
The late Charlie Saikley and John Stevenson
were the reason she came to ESHS in 1997;
Steve Shevlin and Rick Sabosky were, and
continue to remain, her trusted mentors;
Tomas Romo has been her school brother,
Robin Espinoza her school sister, and Dana
Lund her crazy uncle; alums Maggie Fogarty
and Natasha Nguyen have been adopted into
her family. The entire ESHS staff has and
will continue to stay with her family, and
she values this team like no other.
Rainy’s most meaningful accomplishments
are her children, Kalan and Marly, who
share her love for ESHS. Nothing exists that
is better than catching sight of her kiddos
walking these same halls. Rainy would trust
no other place to shape her offspring into
gifted, resolute, and kind young adults.
Rainy is joined by her biggest fan and
supporter, her father, Tim Chrisman. Her
father quite possibly shaped her into the
human she is today as he was a three-sport
athlete while at ESHS and played ball for
the Dodgers and Astros, taught Rainy how to
function as a great teammate and show her
own versatility. Tim is now happiest when
he watches his grandchildren showcasing
their talents while he sits in the bleachers,
yelling, “You’re missing a good game, Blue!”
Rainy is beyond honored to receive this
The Smith Family: Greg Smith, Kalan Smith, Rainy Smith and Marly Smith
Love Thy Neighbor
Dear El Segundoans,
We love the profiles we’ve done, and we’ve learned so
much about El Segundo’s residents. We want to do more,
so please keep the suggestions coming. With over 16,000
residents, we’re sure there are some gems we may have
overlooked or not been aware of them. Do you have a
unique and interesting friend, neighbor, co-worker, colleague
or student? All you have to do is ask their permission and
send us their contact information. Of
course, if you find yourself fascinating,
you are welcome to send us your
– Best to you all. HM.
Send your suggestions in
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