Eddie Solt

14th Annual Surfer’s Stomp at Suzy’s Bar & Grill

14th Annual Surfer’s Stomp at Suzy’s Bar & Grill

by Ed Solt There’s something about catching a wave that inspires music. Vocals are not necessary, as the kinesthetic energy translates very well to the hyperactive twang and dripping notes of a guitar swelling with reverb and the animalist back beat of a deranged drummer. This sound is called “Surf Music” and it has been…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

The return of “The Endless Summer”

Director Bruce Brown and his classic film celebrate its 50th year at the South Bay Film and Music Festival by Ed Solt It’s hard not to see the South Bay’s presence in Bruce Brown’s “The Endless Summer”, the groundbreaking 1966 film that introduced authentic surf culture to the masses. During the opening sequence introducing “the…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

South High’s Parker Browning lives up to a family surf legacy

South High’s Parker Browning  lives up to a family surf legacy

All photos courtesy the Browning family by Ed Solt Parker Browning is part of a surf legacy if he so chooses. His father is Greg Browning. The senior Browning was the South Bay’s part of the “Momentum Generation,” a crew of surfers that included young guns Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian and Rob Machado who were…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Summer Calendar 2016: Redondo Beach Chalk Art Festival

14th Annual Redondo Beach Pier Chalk Art Festival Sunday, September 11 Last year more than 177 artists, young and old, turned Redondo Beach Pier and the Waterfront into a concrete canvas. Noon to 4 p.m. The all-ages event is free and open to the public with awards going to the best pieces in the age…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Summer Calendar 2016: The South Bay Greek Festival

The South Bay Greek Festival July 15 to 17 St.Katherine Greek Orthodox Church For over 50 years, St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach has offered a taste of Greek culture. The three-day family friendly festival will feature Greek activities, cultural dancing, a DJ spinning Greek music, and live Greek music. Enter a raffle…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Summer Calendar 2016: Redondo Beach Historical Museum

Redondo Beach Historical Museum Redondo Beach used to be home to the world’s largest indoor saltwater pool, with room for 1,000 swimmers. In 1908, the legendary George Freeth gave surf lessons in front of the plunge. Redondo Beach streets are named after precious stones and early century tycoons? Learn about these and other historical aspects…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Summer Calendar 2016: Riviera Village Summer Festival

Riviera Village Summer Festival   Saturday, Sunday June 25, Sunday June 26 The 38th Annual Riviera Village Summer Festival features over 300 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, a petting zoo, and a food court offering International fare. Jamming in the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden sponsored Beer Garden this year are local bands Singing Joe…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Summer Calender 2016: Ruby’s Classic Car Show

Summer Calender 2016: Ruby’s Classic Car Show

Ruby’s Classic Car Show Friday,  April to October Local star surfer Shawn O’Brien pulls out his moonlight white 1959 Chevy wagon out of the garage into the driveway. After wiping it down, he buckles up his son and his daughter, ages six and three, onto the emerald green tuck and roll backseat. “I’ve been going…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Summer Calendar 2016: Armed Forces Day Parade, Concert, and Exhibit

Armed Forces Day Parade Saturday, May 21 The Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade celebrate its 57th year. The parade starts on Torrance Boulevard, at Crenshaw Boulevard at 1:30 p.m. and travels west to Madrona Avenue. Military exhibits including aircraft, vehicles, and support craft will be on display in the Del Amo Fashion Square…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Summer Calendar 2016: Rods, Rides, and Relics Classic Car Show

Rods, Rides, and Relics Classic Car Show Sunday, September 25 Along the waterfront the at the Redondo Beach Pier, a collection of carefully selected antique automobiles will be exhibited at  the 13th Annual Rods, Rides, and Relics, Classic Car Show. With the Beach Boys singing “Fun, Fun, Fun” in the background, prepared to be transported…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Summer Calendar 2016: SEALab

SEALab   SEA (Science Education Adventure) Lab is a hands-on science center devoted to marine conservation and education run by the LA Conservation Corps. Two-week long summer camps for kids are offered for ages four to six. The Mini Mariners is a half-day program that takes place mostly at the aquarium with visits to the…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Summer Calendar 2016: Hermosa Beach Ironman

Hermosa Beach Ironman July 4 On the beach, north of the Hermosa Beach Pier Run a mile, paddle a surfboard a mile, and then consume a 6-pack of their favorite beer without vomiting. All genders are encouraged and of course, you have to be over 21. 9 a.m. by paying $20 to enter-just know there’s close…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Summer Calendar 2016: 3rd Annual WalkAbout Redondo Beach

Summer Calendar 2016: 3rd Annual WalkAbout Redondo Beach

Saturday, May 21 North Redondo Beach The North Redondo Beach Business Association and Blue Zones Project encourage participants to walk the 2.8-mile sidewalks of WalkAbout circle between the South Bay Galleria and Aviation Blvd. Participants will collect stamps on their WalkAbout event passport from each business they enter. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At noon,…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Summer Calendar 2015: Seaside Lagoon Camp and Happenings

Seaside Lagoon   The Seaside Lagoon offers salt water swimming in a protected area, as well as children’s play equipment, a snack bar and barbeque pits and tables for parties. 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily throughout the summer months, May 28 to September 5. Daily rates: Adults (over 17) $7, Children (2-17) $6, Under…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Summer Calendar 2016: Skate Camps

PCH Skate Camps PCH Skate Camps provide beginner to intermediate level skate and safety instruction focusing on basic ollies and turns, to flip tricks, grinds, vert skating and much more. PCH Skate Camps have a variety of ramps, rails and fun boxes, which are positioned differently each day to offer a variety of trick options….Read More→

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