Randy Angel

Court rules two state distance runs with third record in sight

Court rules two state distance runs with third record in sight

By Randy Angel Showing constant improvement and desire, Mira Costa distance runner Xavier Court is making the most of his senior year. During last fall’s cross country competition, Court won the Bay League title and then ran a 15 minute, 19 second race to place 6th at the Division 1 State Championships and he continues […]

 David Mendez

Galleria redevelopment approved by Redondo Planning Commission

Galleria redevelopment approved by Redondo Planning Commission

Lawndale, slighted by potential traffic impacts, exploring appeal by David Mendez The South Bay Galleria redevelopment project is on track, despite objections from the City of Lawndale, the Galleria’s neighbor to the north. The Redondo Beach Planning Commission approved the project in a 6-1 decision at their April 19 meeting, following five hours of discussion. […]

 Judy Rae

John Joseph Clarke  1943- 2018

John Joseph Clarke  1943- 2018 Born in Chicago, John Clarke grew up in Marysville.  He received his civil engineering degree from Chico State and married the love of his life, Sarah, in 1965.  In 1976, John founded Lawndale-based Clarke Contracting.  As its president, he was known for his integrity and for getting things done through […]

 Kevin Cody

Attacks on El Segundo desalination plant not fact based [Opinion]

by Russ Lesser There has been a lot of misinformation going around about the proposed desalination plant that will be located north of the north border of Manhattan Beach (El Porto area). Some time ago, both the Manhattan Beach and the Hermosa Beach city councils unanimously opposed building the plant. One former Manhattan Beach councilman […]

 Teri Marin

Grunions: Best of the Beach 2018 Sports bar food

Grunions: Best of the Beach 2018 Sports bar food

It’s no longer unusual for bars to have great food, but Grunions has been doing it since before the word “gastropub” was on everyone’s lips. Take a gander at a copy of the printed menu from 1974 that the restaurant keeps around. Then as now, the cheesesteak was the specialty. And, at $10.25, it’s still […]

 Teri Marin

Palmilla: Best of the Beach 2018 Tequila, Martini Bar

Palmilla: Best of the Beach 2018 Tequila, Martini Bar

  During Happy Hour on a recent Friday afternoon, a customer was sipping a cucumber-jalapeño martini made with Hendrick’s gin. She imbibed slowly, both out of caution for its potency and out of reverence for its taste. “It’s delicious,” the woman pronounced. “Delicious” takes on a whole new meaning inside Palmilla, an upscale Mexican restaurant […]

 Teri Marin

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream: Best of the Beach 2018 Ice Cream Parlor

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream: Best of the Beach 2018 Ice Cream Parlor

Bridget Gray isn’t personally crazy about ice cream, but she’s happy to give her kids the occasional sundae. “If you’re going to have a treat, you might as well go all out,” Gray said. “I don’t eat much sugar, but I guess it says a lot if I’m not a sugar fan that I take […]

 Teri Marin

Riviera Mexican Grill: Best of the Beach 2018 Margarita

Riviera Mexican Grill: Best of the Beach 2018 Margarita

Believe it or not, the key to a perfect margarita isn’t how special the tequila is. “The secret is in the mix,” said bartender Ritchi Petroshanoff. It’s a simple mix, common to most margarita mixes: sugar, lemon and lime juices, and water mixed just right. Just about any tequila would make a good margarita with […]

 Teri Marin

The Comedy & Magic Club: Best of the Beach 2018 Comedy

The Comedy & Magic Club: Best of the Beach 2018 Comedy

For nearly a half-century, owner Mike Lacey has brought the hottest national headliners to Hermosa Beach, including such luminaries as Jay Leno (almost every Sunday), Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Kevin Nealon and Robin Williams. Lacey’s formula is simple: know what’s funny is, and respect the comedians,. Comedians have long raved about the care and feeding […]

 Kevin Cody

‘Old number 13’ Scott Daley joins Hermosa Surfer Walk of Fame

‘Old number 13’ Scott Daley joins Hermosa Surfer Walk of Fame

On Saturday, April 28, Scott Daley will be inducted into the Hermosa Beach Surfers Walk of Fame, along with retired lifeguard Kip Jerger and ‘60s era pro surfer Candy Woodward. Daley will join previous Walk of Fame inductees Mike Purpus, Chris Frohoff, Kelly Gibson and Ted Robinson as members from an era when South Bay’s surfers were a significant force on the pro tour.

 Teri Marin

Slider Stop: Best of the Beach 2018 Sliders

Slider Stop: Best of the Beach 2018 Sliders

People love Slider Stop because everything about the experience is fun. Little sandwiches are served with a dizzying variety of flavors, and you can mix and match a few and have a varied and interesting lunch. When the sliders arrive they’re not only tasty, they’re cute. Any time you stop in you’ll see people taking […]

 Teri Marin

In-N-Out Burger: Best of the Beach 2018 Fast-Food Hamburger

Beaches, palm trees, freeways, In-N-Out Burger. Few things are as emblematic of Southern California culture as its homegrown, family-owned burger chain – save for, perhaps, the drive-thru lines wrapping around the building, reminiscent of drive-time traffic. The company’s simple menu (which only recently added hot cocoa) and relatively low prices have helped ensure that the […]

 Teri Marin

DJ Black Sheep: Best of the Beach 2018 DJ

DJ Black Sheep: Best of the Beach 2018 DJ

Diego “DJ Black Sheep” Rodriguez holds down residencies at Sharkeez, Tower 12 and American Junkie, and is in talks to add a summer gig in the LA area or Vegas. “I try to incorporate every genre during my sets to keep it fun and unexpected,” he said. His 12 years of experience, he said, has […]

 Teri Marin

Friends of the Vine: Best of the Beach 2018 Wine Bar

Friends of the Vine: Best of the Beach 2018 Wine Bar

It’s just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday – shortly after Friends of the Vine opens – and already one of the wine bar’s regulars, Stella, is in her usual seat at the corner of the bar. “[She’s] the reason we’ve been open this long,” owner Fred Eguchi joked. Friends of the Vine owners Tracy and […]

 Teri Marin

Good Stuff Palos Verdes: Best of the Beach 2018 Servers Hannah Saint, Tadeo Gonzalez

Good Stuff Palos Verdes: Best of the Beach 2018 Servers  Hannah Saint,  Tadeo Gonzalez

  “They’re customer oriented, they’re very accommodating, and they’re comfortable in what they do. They both have a great sense of reading customers, knowing how much they want to be engaged,” Good Stuff owner Cris Bennett said of servers Hannah Saint and Tadeo Gonzalez. He said the two exemplify the Good Stuff ideal, with friendly […]

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