Randy Angel

TV personalities to help with annual Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walkathon

By Randy Angel Giving back to the community is a large part of the lives of Alex Curry and Vera Jimenez and, despite demanding schedules, both will play active roles in the 29th Annual Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walkathon on Saturday, April 30 at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Fox Sports anchor Alex Curry will be hosting the…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Golf, rugby, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Golf, rugby, running, volleyball and more

Rugby:  Mira Costa’s State Champion rugby team will be hosting a game against Rangitoto College, New Zealand’s largest secondary school, on Friday, Apr. 29 at 7 p..m. in Waller Stadium. Admission is free and a raffle for two round-trip tickets to New Zealand will be held at halftime. Mira Costa is one of eight teams…Read More→

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Highly-ranked teams compete in Redondo volleyball tourney

Highly-ranked teams compete in Redondo volleyball tourney

By Randy Angel Redondo’s boys volleyball team is in a good news-bad news situation as it makes a run for a better position in the upcoming CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. The good news is that all of the Sea Hawk’s remaining matches are at home. The bad news is that many highly-ranked teams stand…Read More→

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Mira Costa hosts Redondo in final dual track and field meet

Mira Costa hosts Redondo in final dual track and field meet

by Randy Angel In their final dual meet of the season, the track and field teams from Mira Costa and Redondo will face each other as the athletes prepare for next week’s Bay League championships. Mira Costa hosts Redondo Thursday at 5 p.m. less than one week after the teams faced each other in the…Read More→

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GI Joe Charles inspires runners at Pier-to-Pier Run/Walk

GI Joe Charles inspires runners at Pier-to-Pier Run/Walk

By Randy Angel Standing at the entrance to the Hermosa Beach Pier a few feet from the statue depicting legendary surfer and lifeguard Tim Kelly, Joe Charles’ status as a local icon was also made apparent. For more than one hour Saturday morning, Charles accepted hugs and posed for photos from well wishers who spoke…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running, volleyball and more

Beach Tennis: The Beach Tennis Association will be hosting its Spring Fling tournament this weekend at 7th St. and The Strand in Manhattan Beach. On Saturday, Apr. 23 Men’s and Women’s  Pro Doubles and Amateur Doubles competition takes place. Mixed Doubles competition will be held Sunday, April 24. To register, visit beachtennisassociation.net.   Running: Registration…Read More→

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Costa boys move into first-place tie in hunt for Bay volleyball title

Costa boys move into first-place tie in hunt for Bay volleyball title

By Randy Angel In a battle between two of the top teams in CIF Southern section Division 1, Mira Costa’s boys volleyball team took one step closer to winning at least a share of the Bay League title when the Mustangs swept visiting Palos Verdes Tuesday afternoon. The win avenged a loss to the Sea…Read More→

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Boys volleyball rivals set for first of two Bay League meetings

Boys volleyball rivals set for first of two Bay League meetings

By Randy Angel When the boys volleyball teams from Mira Costa and Redondo play, the match usually determines first place in the Bay League but Palos Verdes has upset the apple cart this season. Palos Verdes (16-4, 4-0) sits atop the Bay League after beating Mira Costa for the first time in history with a…Read More→

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Best Female Server – Erin Obringer (Simmzy’s)

A server at Simmzy’s for the last five years, Obringer has been in the restaurant business for more than a decade and likes to keep active. “I’m so honored. What a big surprise,” Obringer said when told of her award. “I love the people I work with, the regulars I have come to know and…Read More→

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Best Bartender – Adam DeRitter (Rock‘n Fish)

A repeat winner as Best Bartender, DeRitter has worked at Rock’n Fish for 10 ½ years and considers the restaurant a home away from home. The Manhattan Beach native and Mira Costa High School alum said developing relationships is the favorite part of his job. “I can rejoice with a customer when they celebrate a…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: ECC Hall of Fame, cycling, running & more

Beach Cities Sports: ECC Hall of Fame, cycling, running & more

El Camino Hall of Fame: Tickets are available for the 27th Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Ceremony to be held Thurs., May 5 at 5:30 p.m at the Ayres Hotel, 14400 Hindry Ave., Hawthorne. Inductees include Tim Buzbee (football 1971-72), Jeff Cummins (football 1988-89), Richard De Armitt (football 1947-48), John Featherstone (coaching 1985-2015), Chloe…Read More→

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Mira Costa, Redondo aim for Bay League track & field titles

Mira Costa, Redondo aim for Bay League track & field titles

by Randy Angel With the Bay League finals less than one month away, Mira Costa and Redondo track & field teams are preparing for a run at the championship by going up against some of the top high school athletes in the state. Qualified athletes will compete in the Mt. SAC Relays Friday and Saturday,…Read More→

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Sausage, Beer, Bravo! The triumphant return of German food at Brat & Brau in Hermosa Beach

Sausage, Beer, Bravo! The triumphant return of German food at Brat & Brau in Hermosa Beach

by Richard Foss  In the 19th Century German cuisine was very popular across America, especially after the Hamburg Steak was paired with bread to become the hamburger. The South Bay was no different. In the early 1900s Redondo Beach was host to a Teutonic beer hall that seated hundreds of people, in the 1940s Manhattan…Read More→

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Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running. volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running. volleyball and more

Volleyball: 2014 National Coach of the Year and 2015 California Coach of the year Tommy Chaffins will be having volleyball clinics for 2nd thru 8th grade boys and girls starting Tuesday, Apr. 12. All clinics will be held at Redondo Union High School. For more information, go to tommychaffinsvballclinics.com or email tomchaffins@yahoo.com.   El Camino…Read More→

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Mira Costa, Redondo await showdown on the diamond

Mira Costa, Redondo await showdown on the diamond

By Randy Angel When Mira Costa baseball coach Cassidy Olson was making his pitch for his team to play in the prestigious Boras Classic tournament, he vowed the Mustangs would be competitive. Many other coaches were skeptical as Mira Costa was the only Division 3 team playing in the 32-team tournament that features elite high…Read More→

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