Esther Kang

Best of the Beach 2015, Best Gallery: Bo Bridges Gallery

Best of the Beach 2015, Best Gallery: Bo Bridges Gallery

“It’s always a surprise and I know there’s competition out there,” sports-action photographer Bo Bridges says of taking the Best of the Beach title again this year.

 Esther Kang

Best of the Beach 2015, Best Live Music Venue: Saint Rocke

Best of the Beach 2015, Best Live Music Venue: Saint Rocke

The club was founded by Allen Sanford, whose other ventures include global live streaming IROCKE concert platform and the growing franchise of Rockefeller gastropubs.

 Esther Kang

Best of the Beach 2015, Best Underage Band: 11Echo

Best of the Beach 2015, Best Underage Band: 11Echo

11Echo has arguably found in music something beyond a mere antidote to the SATs and pre-college anxiety.

 Esther Kang

Best of the Beach 2015, Original Band: LIFE

Best of the Beach 2015, Original Band: LIFE

Growing up in the South Bay, Moi J. Quinn, Sean Chapman and Matthew McEwan skated, surfed and break-danced together.

 Esther Kang

Best of the Beach 2015, Best DJ: DJ DIK

Best of the Beach 2015, Best DJ: DJ DIK

Richard Podgurski, as he’s otherwise known, has had a busy year.

 Esther Kang

Changing the world, one business at a time

Changing the world, one business at a time

Palos Verdes native heads a philanthropic effort in East Africa Dianne Calvi began volunteering at a childcare center in San Pedro when she was 11 years old, as a member of the National Charity League. “I saw that there was such a difference between how I lived in Palos Verdes and the people who lived […]

 Esther Kang

Two is better than one

Two is better than one

Redondo Beach-based Pritzkat & Johnson Architects is 10 years old this May and picking up speed

 Esther Kang

Hypnotic duo

Hypnotic duo

Norma and Philip Barretta, acclaimed psychotherapists living in Rolling Hills Estates, tirelessly pass on their wisdom This past September, 86-year-old Philip Barretta accidentally put on a show at the UCLA Medical Center. He was there for a standard hernia repair, but due to a heart condition, he turned down the general anesthetic that typically accompanies […]

 Esther Kang

SALIM’S LOT [Architecture]

SALIM’S LOT [Architecture]

The three-storied Strand house in Manhattan Beach — built by homeowner Bob Salim, a successful developer — will host FOLA’s annual fundraiser

 Esther Kang

Urban Land Institute urges Manhattan Beach to take multifaceted approach to retrofit downtown

Urban Land Institute urges Manhattan Beach to take multifaceted approach to retrofit downtown

In a 94-page powerpoint presentation, the panel—comprised of developers, architects, land economists and urban planners from across the country—expounded on retail trends, urban design concepts, transportation and parking strategies as well as implementation strategies and progressive governance.

 Esther Kang

Manhattan Beach residents welcome Urban Land Institute’s ears, insight on plight of downtown

Manhattan Beach residents welcome Urban Land Institute’s ears, insight on plight of downtown

Nearly 100 community members, city staff and officials filled the Joslyn Center to share their views about downtown with the eight panelists from the D.C.-based nonprofit.

 Esther Kang

Ministry man: The force behind the revitalization of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church

Ministry man: The force behind the revitalization of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church

Dr. Rev. Sunny Kang was just 21 years old — a college junior in Wisconsin — when he accidentally founded his first church.

 Esther Kang

Drone’s Eye View in the South Bay

Drone’s Eye View in the South Bay

As unmanned aerial vehicles gain prevalence in the skies, South Bay residents and officials — like everyone else — must deal with unprecedented issues of privacy and safety.

 Esther Kang

Manhattan Beach heeds state’s warnings about limiting pier fishing

Manhattan Beach heeds state’s warnings about limiting pier fishing

The city’s temporary fishing ban was lifted Tuesday, but no new regulations are in place.

 Esther Kang

Community pays tribute to Manhattan Beach restaurant owner after sudden heart attack

Clint Clausen, remembered for his vivacious laugh and outgoing personality, owned Four Daughters’ Kitchen with his wife Kori, a yoga teacher.