Janice M. Yates, 68, long time Hermosa Beach resident and community volunteer passed away on June 2., 2019.
Janice was born in Elyria, Ohio and over 40 years ago made a solo driving trip across the country to become a California resident. In her information technology career, she worked for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic games and then developed software in her own company.
Janice became an active volunteer in Hermosa Beach, working on the Hermosa Film festival, in the community gardens, the Palos Verdes conservancy group, Pets in the Park, and other civic functions. She will be remembered for her leadership role in in organizing and working with the residents of Marineland Mobile home park so they could buy and own their park. Her handprints are on the local "Show of Hands" mural in Hermosa Beach.
A friend and problem solver, she loved helping people. She will be missed.
In memory of Janice, please plant a California native plant in your yard.
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jun. 20, 2019.