Celebrating 50 years of international relations with Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Hosted on Hermosa Beach's Pier Plaza by Vera Jimenez, meteorologist for KTLA 5 News, this event included Senator Ben Allen and the Presidenta of Loreto, Profesora Arely Arce Peralta. During the event, a brand-new monument rededicated Loreto Plaza on Pier Plaza. Entertainment was provided by Mariachi Tesoro de Rebecca Gonzales, International Dance Champions Sabor de Mexico, and Bella Elysee, a former student exchange participant and Hermosa Beach resident. Special guests then attended an after-party at American Junkie.