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Tea Time at Restful Steep in Torrance

Tea Time at Restful Steep in Torrance

From a light breeze in China to a store in Torrance, the history of tea in a cup.

 Special Contributor

Madrona Marsh thrives, despite drought and climate change

Most California cities have been forced to stop watering their public lands because of the drought. But in Torrance, the watery oasis known as the Madrona Marsh remains dazzlingly green.

 Kevin Cody

Ex Torrance wrestler Rocky Chavez swings for U.S. Senate

Ex Torrance wrestler Rocky Chavez swings for U.S. Senate

“Marine Corp officers must be 5-foot-6. I’m 5-foot-3,” retired Marine Corp Colonel Rocky Chavez said. The former Torrance High and El Camino College wrestling team captain was speaking to the Republican Lincoln Club last month at the Torrance Marriott. He added, “Never get in a fight with someone willing to lose an eye to take your throat. I’ll fight my way across the state.
Chavez is mounting an underdog campaign to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate.

 Special Contributor

South Bay girls basketball coach charged with rape

South Bay girls basketball coach charged with rape

The recently-appointed head coach of the West Torrance High School girls basketball team was arrested at Manhattan Beach Middle School this morning and charged with the forcible rape of an underage girl.

 David Mendez

Memorial Day around the South Bay

Veterans’ memorials at the beach Veteran’s Park, Redondo Beach by David Mendez Herb Masi believes that there are few things as important as honoring the men and women who have served in our military, no matter their role “People always think about combat veterans, but it takes people to support them. Any person who has […]

 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 […]

 Jonathan Polakoff

Daily Breeze celebrates first Pulitzer

Daily Breeze celebrates first Pulitzer

It was “Christmastime for journalists” at the Daily Breeze offices in Torrance Monday, as the newspaper’s shorthanded staff celebrated the paper’s first-ever Pulitzer Prize for an investigative series detailing an abuse of power by former Centinela Valley Union High School District Superintendent Jose Fernandez.

 Robb Fulcher

Thomas Fallo era ends at El Camino College

Thomas Fallo era ends at El Camino College

El Camino College President Thomas Fallo, who shepherded the school through its first two large bond measures and the rescue of a foundering Compton Community College, will retire at the end of January 2016.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Pushing Through the Doors of Perception – Conceptual camerawork at the Torrance Museum of Art

Pushing Through the Doors of Perception – Conceptual camerawork at the Torrance Museum of Art

It wasn’t long after the birth of photography in the 1830s that creative minds got busy. Images were being manipulated almost from the get-go, and this has only intensified with the technological advances of recent years. “Second Sight: New Representations in Photography,” which is at the Torrance Art Museum through May 14, pushes even further […]

 Special Contributor

Aloke Dasgupta’s journey from accountant to Rolling Stone musical collaborator

Aloke Dasgupta’s journey from accountant to Rolling Stone musical collaborator

Aloke Dasgupta arrived in the U.S. as an accountant. He and his wife have since played with the Rolling Stones and the LA Philharmonic and established their own music school in Torrance.

 Richard Foss

A café beyond category

A café beyond category

The Antigua Cafe is part wine bar, part coffee and pastry shop, a little Guatemalan, a little Polish, and a wholly interesting dining experience.

 Richard Foss

Hey 19’s inventive, homey cuisine sings like a good pop song

Hey 19’s inventive, homey cuisine sings like a good pop song

There’s a subtle art to good smart pop songs, the ones that you find yourself singing along with and liking more each time you do. They have some musical or vocal hook, the thing that makes you listen to it in the first place, but sonic layers beneath – on the tenth listening you may […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

In Search of Hope and Tolerance

In Search of Hope and Tolerance

Jerry Prell directs “The Laramie Project” at El Camino College It was one of those tragedies that could have slipped away from the headlines and into obscurity. But in 1998, after Matthew Shepard – a 21-year-old student who lived in Laramie, Wyoming – was beaten up and left to die because he was gay, playwright […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

A Short Distance, But a Long Way

A Short Distance, But a Long Way

Artist Richard Stephens has found his little Santa Cruz Where’s Richard Stephens, the guy who used to run Cannery Row in Redondo Beach? Let’s follow the trail of dripping paint. There he is, in his new, intimate studio at Destination Art, a stone’s throw from Old Torrance and an easy lob from The Depot.   […]

 David Mendez

Torrance refinery explosion rocks area, injures four

Torrance refinery explosion rocks area, injures four

An explosion from the ExxonMobil refinery rocked Torrance Wednesday morning. Three were injured.

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