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ES charity – At PTN Playfest

ES charity – At PTN Playfest

Guests learn the way kids learn

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ES space – Big investment for small packages

ES space – Big investment for small packages

ABL Space Systems finds backing for its small satellite launch rockets

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Live Wire wins ‘incredible’ opportunity

Live Wire wins ‘incredible’ opportunity

by Phoebe Lai Redondo Beach’s second Battle of the Bands took center stage at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center last Saturday, a night complete with hard rock and alternative tunes. The 1,453 seat venue gave young artists exposure to a sizeable crowd and the opportunity to perform at L.A. Live before a Los Angeles […]

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Redondo Beach Natural World Market offers high-quality on Artesia

Redondo Beach Natural World Market offers high-quality on Artesia

by Phoebe Lai Rectifying North Redondo’s shortage of an all-natural grocery, Natural World Market & Cafe opened on July 27. Located at 2302 Artesia Blvd., the all-in-one market, cafe, and bakery offer items that make sustainable consumerism more convenient. “Something that we were lacking here in North Redondo was a walking-distance cafe, family-oriented store, and […]

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Gillis Bodysurfing gives back at annual Surf Festival contest

Gillis Bodysurfing gives back at annual Surf Festival contest

by Martha Farah Over 100 men and nearly 50 women from throughout California and Hawaii competed in the International Surf Festival body surfing contest Saturday morning at the Manhattan Beach pier. Jason Napolitan, of Manhattan Beach, placed first in the men’s 19-39 division, followed by Adam Warren of San Diego and Alex Merteska of Los […]

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Redondo students win support for Green New Deal

Redondo students win support for Green New Deal

by Martha Farah Last month, incoming Redondo Union High School seniors Eva Lovell, Grace McGonigle, and Vanessa Rebentisch proposed that the Redondo Beach City Council support the federal Green New Deal, a resolution that lays out a plan to address climate change. On July 2, the City Council approved the student-proposed resolution, supporting it with […]

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Manhattan Beach The storied El Tarasco

Manhattan Beach The storied El Tarasco

The north Manhattan institution celebrates its 50th year, unchanged Story and photos by Sarah Plenge The story of El Tarasco can be found on the back of its menu, whose recipes were created by Celia Palomo when she and husband Moises opened the Rosecrans Avenue restaurant in 1969, two blocks up from the beach in […]

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Manhattan Beach Salvatore’s on Highland: The little shop that could 

Manhattan Beach Salvatore’s on Highland: The little shop that could 

How a shoe repairman  changed with the times and his neighborhood  by Gavin Eskenazi On Highland Avenue between 35th and 36th street, just south of El Porto, sits a quaint little shoe and handbag repair shop called Salvatore’s. The shop has been in business since 1979 and is currently under the ownership of Harry Ashikian. […]

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Redondo Beach Benches make space for friends

Redondo Beach Benches make space for friends

by Sarah Plenge The slogan of Torrance’s Joseph Arnold Elementary School is “if you can be anything, be a friend,” something that Buddy Benches embody entirely. Buddy Benches are meant to serve as an emotional space for children on school playgrounds. The idea is that when a child is feeling sad, left out, or just […]

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Redondo Beach Bullock repeats Redondo Swim the Avenues victory

Redondo Beach Bullock repeats Redondo Swim the Avenues victory

by Nathan Freedman Ryan Bullock, 35, of Hermosa Beach, continued his dominance of local open ocean swims on Sunday by winning the Second Annual Redondo Beach Swim the Avenues. Bullock finished the one-mile race from Torrance Beach to Avenue F in a time of 22:52, one minute slower than his winning time in last July’s, […]

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Manhattan Beach For local band The Lucky Ones, it’s a family affair

Manhattan Beach For local band The Lucky Ones, it’s a family affair

by Will Riordan Adam Lawson, lead singer of South Bay rock-reggae band The Lucky Ones, says that for the group, “The South Bay will always be home.” Daniel Vos, the Lucky Ones’ lead guitarist, did grow up in the South Bay. But it was not Lawson’s first home: He grew up in Cambridge, England and […]

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Redondo Beach runner Harwell wins Village Runner Fourth of July 5K

Redondo Beach runner Harwell wins Village Runner Fourth of July 5K

by Gavin Eskenaz Over 2,000 runners, many dressed in red, white and blue, participated in the 26th Annual Village Runner Fourth of July 5K.  Stewart Harwell, 35, of Redondo Beach, finished first in a time of 15:42. The former UC Santa Barbara cross country runner won the Manhattan 10K in 2017 and again in 2018. […]

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Warm water, overcast skies welcome Triathletes

Warm water, overcast skies welcome Triathletes

by Nelson Jennings Jose Gabriel, 29, of Woodland Hills, was the first finisher in the 20th Annual Hermosa Beach Triathlon, on Sunday. His time of 51:45 was just over last year’s winning time of 51:05, by Dylan Efron, of Manhattan Beach. Efron was the top local finisher. He placed fifth in 52:47. Grace Catena, 19, […]

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South Bay’s sole cheese store is ‘Curd nerd’s’ passion project

South Bay’s sole cheese store is ‘Curd nerd’s’ passion project

by Phoebe Lai Solange Comer’s Cultured Slice is the only cheese shop in the South Bay. Solange and her wife opened the European-style shop on Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach almost two years ago. Cultured Slice offers cheeses to accommodate all food preferences, including vegan and gluten-free. The also offer sandwiches and catering. Comer […]

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State Senate approves Allen’s single-use plastic bottle ban

State Senate approves Allen’s single-use plastic bottle ban

by Jeff Mitchell A bill authored by state Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) that would phase out the manufacture and sale of single-use plastics in California by 2030 was passed by the State Senate and is now under review by the State Assembly. If approved by the Assembly, it will go to Governor Gavin Newson […]

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