Best of the Beach

 Kevin Cody

Best Jewelry Store: Seymour Jewelers

Best Jewelry Store: Seymour Jewelers

Best Jewelry Store: Seymour Jewelers

 Mark McDermott

Best yoga Studio: The Green Yogi

Best yoga Studio: The Green Yogi

People come to yoga for different things. Some really just want a workout, a good sweat, maybe to lose some weight. Others seek spirituality, connecting to a 4,000 year tradition through which they hope to cultivate mindfulness through breath. Some want it all, and that is where The Green Yogi, the elegant little studio tucked […]

 Mark McDermott

Best golf course: The Lakes at El Segundo

Best golf course: The Lakes at El Segundo

The South Bay doesn’t have a lot of golf courses, but it does have the world famous Trump National as well as the cutting-edge, David Kidd-designed Rolling Hills Country Club. Yet local golfers truly cherish the unpretentious, decidedly non-world famous, cheap ($15 for 9 holes, discounts for seniors) The Lakes at El Segundo and voted […]

 Kevin Cody

Best Travel Agent: Automobile Club of Southern California AAA

Best Travel Agent: Automobile Club of Southern California AAA

AAA provides personalized travel planning and reservation assistance for destinations worldwide.

 Kevin Cody

Best Used Car Dealer: Jama Auto House

Best Used Car Dealer: Jama Auto House

Best Used Car Dealer: Jama Auto House

 David Mendez

Best of the Beach 2017, Neighborhood Shopping Center: Riviera Village

Best of the Beach 2017, Neighborhood Shopping Center: Riviera Village

Redondo Beach councilwoman Martha Barbee hesitated, but just for a moment, when asked to name the Riviera Village businesses she loved the most. Once she began though, she could barely stop. “I hate to point out just one place, but…Chez Melange has been there for my family for every celebration. Coffee Cartel has held many […]

 Eddie Solt

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Auto Repair Domestic: Ocean Tire

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Auto Repair Domestic: Ocean Tire

The key to Ocean Tire’s success is honest work by knowledgeable, well-trained mechanics using the industry’s top-of-the-line parts. Located just up from the beach, Ocean Tire has gained a following from loyal repeat customers — some who’ve been going to Ocean Tire for the last 18 years. “We do full service on all makes and […]

 Kevin Cody

Best Real Estate Listing Broker: 3Leaf Realty

Best Real Estate Listing Broker: 3Leaf Realty

Best Real Estate Listing Broker: 3Leaf Realty

 Kevin Cody

Best Real Estate Sellers Office: ReMax Estate Properties

Best Real Estate Sellers Office: ReMax Estate Properties

Best Real Estate Sellers Office: ReMax Estate Properties

 Ryan McDonald

Best gift and kids shop: Gum Tree

Best gift and kids shop: Gum Tree

Running a brick-and-mortar retailer in the age of prolific online shopping isn’t easy. Gum Tree owner Lori Ford said the key is providing customers items they might not stumble upon themselves in an environment that makes it pleasant to do so. “Anyone can buy anything on Amazon. We’re serving that client who still wants to […]

 Mark McDermott

Best produce: Grow

Best produce: Grow

  The story has by now been oft-told how in 2003 a little boy named Brendan Fisher, freshly arrived from the Central Valley to Manhattan Beach, wanted a boogie board. He made a deal with his parents, Barry and Kathy Fisher, that he’d raise half the money himself; his father was in the agricultural export […]

 Mark McDermott

Best of the Beach 2017 winners: retail and services

Best of the Beach 2017 winners: retail and services

Best of the Beach 2017 winners (click to see BOB write-ups).  Dining and entertainment will be featured in Beach magazine’s April issue (vote here). The urge to recognize “the best” is universal, even though everyone knows “the best” to too subjective to be scientific. Best of awards are really gratitude ceremonies. They satisfy people’s need […]

 Mark McDermott

Best Hotel: Shade Hotels

Best Hotel: Shade Hotels

When Shade Hotel opened up in downtown Manhattan Beach a dozen years ago, it did more than provide the area the first truly boutique hotel for visitors. Shade was the anchor for the Metlox project, a development twenty years in the making, but also quickly became a central gathering point for entire community. Shade has […]

 Kevin Cody

Best New Car Dealer: Manhattan Beach Toyota

Best New Car Dealer: Manhattan Beach Toyota

Best New Car Dealer: Manhattan Beach Toyota

 Mark McDermott

Best bike shop: Hermosa Cyclery

Best bike shop: Hermosa Cyclery

Much has changed in downtown Hermosa Beach since 1974. But Hermosa Cyclery, which was founded in that year just off the Strand by a cheerful man named Harold Schumaker, has happily endured.   Schumaker passed away in 2002 and willed the shop to four of his most beloved employees, Steve Collins, Larry Burke, Ken Liebowitz […]

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