Esther Kang

Summer 2015: Outdoor Festivals

Summer 2015: Outdoor Festivals

South Bay boasts some of the biggest, longest-running outdoor summer concerts in the county. Redondo Beach is hosting its beachside series every Thursday and Saturday from July 2 to Sep. 5 at the end of its historic pier. Beach Boys tribute band Woodie & the Longboards will kick off the series, which is hosted by […]

 Esther Kang

Summer 2015: Concerts

Summer 2015: Concerts

You can count on South Bay’s premiere venues to provide a colorful array of musical acts this summer, spanning across genres and spotlighting both local and national talent. On May 16, The Lighthouse is hosting Costapalooza, a fundraiser featuring five bands whose members are Mira Costa alumni. The lineup includes alternative-indie-rock band Latch Key Kid […]

 Esther Kang

Summer 2015: Greek Festival

The South Bay Greek Festival is celebrating 50 years this summer. Organized by St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach, the three-day fest from July 10 to 12 is a family-friendly event with activities, dancing, DJs, and of course, plenty of Greek food. The Olympians will perform all three nights, and the church’s youth […]

 Esther Kang

Summer 2015: Riviera Village Summer Festival

Summer 2015: Riviera Village Summer Festival

The 37th Annual Riviera Village Summer Festival takes takes place Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The free, family-friendly festival will feature more than 300 arts and crafts booths, a wide selection of grubs at the International Food Court and carnival rides for kids and adults who may […]

 Esther Kang

Summer 2015: Medal of Valor

Summer 2015: Medal of Valor

Firefighters and law enforcement officers often find themselves in situations in which there’s no time to think or hesitate; their action matters on a second to second basis, a matter of life or death. The best of these service officers are bestowed with a medal of valor, or medal of bravery, for specific incidents. On […]

 Esther Kang

Summer 2015: Libraries

Summer 2015: Libraries

The Beach Cities county libraries will be in full force this season with a motley of free programs and events for all ages. Manhattan Beach The much anticipated, Manhattan Beach library celebrated its grand opening this month. The two-story, 21,000 sq. ft., $26.3 million project features a view to rival a home on The Strand. […]

 Esther Kang

Forever young

Forever young

Dylanfest, the South Bay’s biggest celebration of Bob Dylan, celebrates 25 years It began in 1990 as a freeform jam in tribute of Bob Dylan at the Hermosa Saloon. In the following years, musicians and longtime friends Andy Hill and Renee Safier continued the tradition in their own backyards, at parks and at Anthony’s in […]

 Esther Kang

Spreading the joy of dance

Spreading the joy of dance

Liz Cantine, lifelong dancer and educator, takes pride in legacy at Palos Verdes Performing Art Center and beyond   Nearly 20 years ago, Liz Cantine stood in the gymnasium at San Pedro’s Dana Middle School. Scanning the group of girls who’d gathered to audition for the dance drill team, the petite advisor immediately noticed a […]

 Esther Kang

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington, fresh from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, steps into the limelight

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington, fresh from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, steps into the limelight

The first time Kamasi Washington had contact with a tenor saxophone, an alchemical reaction unfolded in his father’s rehearsal shack in Inglewood. Unlike the clarinet, which he had played for several years prior, the sax made his fingers fly. The 13-year-old just picked it up and his fingers knew what to do. By his rap […]

 Esther Kang

Spanning three generations, Uncle Stavros carries on family legacy

Spanning three generations, Uncle  Stavros carries on family legacy

Hermosa Beach icon Uncle Stavros celebrates his 95th birthday in true family fashion — at his restaurant.

 Esther Kang

Hermosa Beach considers strategies to repay $17.5M in aftermath of Measure O

Measure O’s overwhelming defeat at the polls on March 3 came with a price tag. A grassroots campaign defeated E&B Natural Resources’ proposal to drill for oil at the city’s maintenance yard by a 4-1 ratio, emphatically rejecting potentially millions of dollars in city revenues in favor of upholding the city’s ban on oil drilling. […]

 Esther Kang

Best of the Beach 2015, Cosmetic Surgeon: Dr. Christine Petti

In her nearly 30 years, Dr. Christine Petti has sculpted her way into becoming a pioneering presence in the field of plastic surgery — and a very busy one at that.

 Esther Kang

Best of the Beach 2015, Gold Store: Seymour Jewelers

Best of the Beach 2015, Gold Store: Seymour Jewelers

In the 1950s, a young WWII veteran named Seymour Bilowit walked by an empty storefront on Hermosa Avenue and decided to open a full-service jewelry store.

 Esther Kang

Best of the Beach 2015, Best Nail Salon: Angel Nail & Spa

For 16 years, Angels Nails & Spa has charged itself with pampering South Bay residents with quality, affordable mani-pedis.

 Esther Kang

Best of the Beach 2015, Best Waxing: European Wax Center

European Wax Center, a national franchise with two locations in the South Bay, takes the cake for best waxing job for a third year.

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