Eddie Solt

On Friday: World Premiere of “Chasing Addictions” surf film, Saint Rockes, Hermosa Beach.

The World Premiere of “Chasing Addictions,” the latest surf film from director David Parsa (“Absolute Mexico,” “Live: A Music and Surfing Experience”) and co- directors John DeTemple and Steve Guerrero will take place at the Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach this Friday. The film features some of today’s hottest surf pros and best surf spots […]

 Chelsea Schreiber

Hermosa Beach Fiesta De Las Artes starts summer at the beach

Hermosa Beach’s summer season traditionally both kicks-off and ends with the community celebration Fiesta Hermosa. In its 41st year, this season’s three-day Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends will be more locally focused, with more local bands, booths and an area set up for non-profits. “Each weekend brings in over 150,000 people to our city,” […]

 Kevin Cody

Steve Hyde: International Surf Festival Dwight Crum Pier to Pier swim master

For the past two decades, Steve Hyde has tracked his swimmers’ finish times in the International Surf Festival Dwight Crum Pier to Pier Swim. The race is held the first Sunday in August. Because some years the swim is easier than others, due to changes in the surf, currents and water temperature, Hyde tracks not […]

 Kevin Cody

LA County Lifeguard Coral Kemp keeps covered, competitive in Tiem swim suits

Photos by Pete Henze (PeteHenze@Gmail.com) Los Angeles County Ocean Lifeguard Tandis Morgan used to bring two suits to the beach. One was for lounging, and the other for charging in the water. “But I was never one for just laying out on the sand, I had to be in the water!” she said. Morgan is […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

The Hermosa Beach Art Walk

The Hermosa Beach Art Walk

“The Hermosa Beach Art Walk will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year with 100 fine artists displaying their work,” says Ken Klade, who’s been nudging the event along since it first began. “There will be artists from around the country, with live music, dancing, kids activities, and food. “In addition to the art festival,” he […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Picnic with Shakespeare: theater at the beach

Picnic with Shakespeare: theater at the beach

Shakespeare by the Sea is presenting two professionally-crafted works of William Shakespeare in 21 parks around Southern California. This year, the company will produce two plays never before offered in its 15-year history: “King John,” a larger-than-life drama about contention for raw power in Medieval Europe, and “All’s Well That Ends Well,” a cautionary tale […]

 Alyssa Morin

Walking in the South Bay’s botanical gardens

Walking in the South Bay’s botanical gardens

Walking through rows of rose bushes, junipers, succulents and a koi pond at the South Coast Botanical Garden, it is hard to believe that you are just blocks away from the Pacific Coast Highway. But, tucked away on Crenshaw Blvd on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is an oasis of flowering trees, gardens, and plants that […]

 Randy Angel

4th of July off to a running start

4th of July off to a running start

Hours before grills are heated and sites picked out to view displays of fireworks, thousands of participants begin their Independence Day festivities by completing a 3.1-mile course on the streets of Redondo Beach. With many entrants and spectators clad in red, white and blue, the Village Runner 4th of July 5K Run/Community Walk and Firecracker […]

 Randy Angel

County lifeguards to defend national title

County lifeguards to defend national title

When Australia was awarded the 1956 Summer Olympic Games, its country’s volunteer lifesavers held an international, invitational competition featuring California lifeguards and a contingent from the Territory of Hawaii. Comprised solely of L.A. County and L.A. City lifeguards, the California team organized itself under the banner of the Surf Life Saving Association of America (SLSA). […]

 Alyssa Morin

Summer Concerts, from piers to parks

Summer Concerts, from piers to parks

The term “Sunday Funday” is used widely in the South Bay social circuits, often referring to day-drinking, bar-hopping, and general debauchery. Fortunately, Allen Sanford of Saint Rocke took it upon himself four years ago to rescue the Hermosa Summer Concerts on the Beach from oblivion, thus creating a cure for the common Sunday Funday.

 Randy Angel

Big wheels keep on turnin’ at Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

Big wheels keep on turnin’ at Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

Fifty one years ago, 29-year-old Ted Ernst met with members of the Manhattan Beach Fire and Police Departments to map out the safest and best course for a community bicycle race within the beach city, where he had noticed the growth of cyclists pedaling their way up and down The Strand. Little did the racing […]

 Randy Angel

Smackfest new King of the Beach

Smackfest new King of the Beach

Celebrating its 20th year, Smackfest now rivals the Charlie Saikley 6-Man as the most popular local beach volleyball tournament of the summer. With restrictions placed on the Saikley event in Manhattan Beach, which has been moved to mid-week and held in conjunction with the International Surf Festival, the smaller Smackfest tournament in Hermosa Beach features […]

 Randy Angel

Sands of Time hits the screen

Sands of Time hits the screen

Redondo Beach resident and beach volleyball historian Artie Couvillon spent the past two years putting his three-volume book series The Sands of Time: The History of Beach Volleyball on DVD. The five disc, six hour DVD series captures the history of beach volleyball and is narrated by former “Voice of the AVP” and current broadcaster […]

 Special Contributor

South Bay guide to kids summer land camps

South Bay guide to kids summer land camps

Looking for the perfect summer camp to send your kids?

 Esther Kang

Explore nature at Hopkins Wilderness Park

Explore nature at Hopkins Wilderness Park

Local camping enthusiasts and nature lovers don’t have to travel far to find an authentic wildlife community.