Mark McDermott

A summer of oceanic fun at the Roundhouse Aquarium, SeaLab

A summer of oceanic fun at the Roundhouse Aquarium, SeaLab

by Mark McDermott Roundhouse Aquarium co-director Eric Martin was in Washington last year, at a whale musuem, when he walked into a room and saw a photo of a familiar site, the Roundhouse. It wasn’t the first time he was far afield and saw his place of work on a wall. “The Roundhouse is Manhattan […]

 Judy Rae

Summer Calendar 2017 – Summer reading

Summer Calendar 2017 – Summer reading

{pages} bookstore 904 Manhattan Ave., MB  (310) 318-0900 PagesABookstore.com   Manhattan Beach writer and former Los Angeles Times reporter Terry Mcermott is among the prominent authors who will discuss their books this summer at Pages bookstore in downtown Manhattan Beach. McDermott’s newest book Off Speed explores the art of pitching. (A profile of McDermott appears elsewhere […]

 Randy Angel

Beach tennis beachhead in Hermosa

By Randy Angel Beach tennis continues to grow in popularity as players of all ages and skill levels are being drawn to the sport, which merges tennis and beach volleyball. The sport even has its own retail store with an indoor court in downtown Hermosa Beach. Sexy Beach Tennis is owned by local, world ranked […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Runs: Thousands begin Independence Day on the run

By Randy Angel The largest and most colorful running race of the summer will celebrate its 24th year when the Village Runner 4th of July 5K presented by UCLA Health takes place Tuesday, July 4. Runners and walkers start and finish on Catalina Avenue in Redondo’ Beach’s Riviera Village. All participants will receive a 4th […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Volleyball: AVP returns to Hermosa Beach

By Randy Angel Each summer, South Bay beaches become a mecca for beach volleyball. This summer, the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) returns to Hermosa Beach for the first time since 2010 when Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers claimed the men’s championship and Jenn Kessy and April Ross were crowned champions of the women’s tournament. […]

 Judy Rae

Summer Calendar 2017 – Sophisticated Snoop Home expression session

Summer Calendar 2017 – Sophisticated Snoop Home expression session

The homes, themselves, are works of art

  Sophisticated Snoop 2017 – Home expression session The 44th Annual Sophisticated Snoop home tour might more accurately be called the home and art tour. The homes, themselves, are works of art, but at least several of them feature gallery level art collections. Proceeds benefit the American Martyrs School in Manhattan Beach.   The Schlatter […]

 Judy Rae

Sophisticated Snoop 2017 – the Clyde home

Sophisticated Snoop 2017 – the Clyde home

The contemporary and pop art take center stage throughout this home

The Clyde home Sand Section Walk Street Art Photos by Kim Pritchard (KimPritchardPhototgraphy.com) What’s most striking about this 4,000 sq. ft. walk street stunner, in addition to the strong modern lines of the structure, is the amazing art collection the homeowners have spent a lifetime collecting. The façade makes use of natural materials, including mahogany, […]

 Judy Rae

Sophisticated Snoop 2017 – the Khuana home

Sophisticated Snoop 2017 – the Khuana home

  The Khuana home Hill Section Bliss Photos by Manolo Langis of Langoworks The bold, circular staircase and marble Ganesha sculpture in the foyer are hints of what’s to come. Unexpected spaces and impactful features make use of each distinct part of this contemporary, beach-chic dwelling. Look to your right and see the bold, bright […]

 Judy Rae

Sophisticated Snoop 2017 – The Schlatter home

Sophisticated Snoop 2017 – The Schlatter home

The Schlatter home: Grand Strand expression Photos by Geoff Captain Studios This custom contemporary Strand home was designed with personal touches throughout by the family’s close architect friend. The beautiful views are enhanced by 11-foot ceilings in the kitchen, family room and dining area. Paintings and pencil drawings by the owner, an artist from Germany, […]

 Judy Rae

Sophisticated Snoop 2017 – the Stephanus home

Sophisticated Snoop 2017 – the Stephanus home

  The Stephanus home East Manhattan Solar Smart Photos by Liz Chalmers, Anika Lundvall This beach modern interpretation boasts board-formed concrete, zinc siding and handmade furniture, custom-designed for each space, smart-home technology and a 100 percent commitment to solar power. But the first thing you’ll notice is the 250-lb pivoting mahogany front door. Floor-to-ceiling glass […]

 Ryan McDonald

Manhattan Beach’s Terry McDermott pens hardball inquiry “Off Speed”

Manhattan Beach’s Terry McDermott pens hardball inquiry “Off Speed”

  by Ryan McDonald In August 1982, Major League Baseball fined pitcher Gaylord Perry $250 and suspended him for 10 days. The penalties originated from an umpire’s ruling that Perry, then pitching for the Seattle Mariners, had doctored two of his pitches in a game against the Boston Red Sox. News of the suspension was […]

 Mike Purpus

Cash in the barrell: Cash Cherry gave up his Rubik’s Cube for a surfboard

Cash in the barrell: Cash Cherry gave up his Rubik’s Cube for a surfboard

  Cash in the barrell   Cash Cherry gave up his Rubik’s Cube for a surfboard. Now he’s applying his problem solving skills to competitive surfing and shaping boards   by Mike Purpus   Cash Cherry may sound like a nickname. It’s not. “We named him Cash because we always pay in cash,” said his […]

 Judy Rae

Summer Calendar 2017 – Beach Food & Wine Events

Summer Calendar 2017 – Beach Food &  Wine Events

  Beach food Summer Food & Wine events The 9th Annual Redondo Beach Fire Department Community Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, May 13 At the Woman’s Club of Redondo Beach’s Historical Clubhouse, 400 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach. A donation of $15 gets you a spaghetti dinner, cooked and served by the Redondo Beach Firefighters, plus salad, bread […]

 Judy Rae

Sophisticated Snoop 2017 – the Disser home

The Disser home Tree Section Cape Cod Photo by Liz Chalmers As you walk up to this traditional Cape Cod, you immediately feel welcome and at ease. The cheery entrance showcases a striking hallway with lantern lighting and crisscross molding above the doorways. One of the exceptional features of this home is the high, coffered […]

 Judy Rae

Sophisticated Snoop 2017 – the Tuck-Sherman home

The Tuck-Sherman home Tree Section European Impression Photo by Liz Chalmers The façade of this distinguished home is indicative of what’s behind its walls – an enchanting space that makes you feel you’ve stepped back in time. Provencal in nature, its ambiance is enhanced by architectural details that include polished wood paneling, floors and molding, […]