Visitors Guide 2016-2017

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South Bay 2016-2017

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On the cover: Miles Gaffney, 12, of

Manhattan Beach, warms up prior to a

South Bay Boardriders Club surf contest.

The photo was taken by his father Steve

Gaffney, one of the South Bay’s many

fine art photographers whose work is informed

by the ocean. To view more of his

photography, visit SteveGaffney.com.

For more about the South Bay, visit:

EasyReaderNews.com

ElSegundoChamber.org

HBChamber.net

ManhattanBeachChamber.com

RedondoChamber.org

TorranceChamber.com

South Bay Visitors Guide is published by

Easy Reader, Inc. and distributed in hotels and

restaurants throughout the South Bay.

PO Box 427, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

2200 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 101

(310) 372-4611

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EL SEGUNDO

El Segundo Museum of Art

208 Main St., El Segundo

(424) 277-1020 or go to ESMoA.org.

w “We don’t call what we do exhibitions because for us it’s more experiences,”

El Segundo Museum of Art director Ronald Bernhard said. “Everybody

who enters the space should feel like they’re coming to an art

laboratory where something’s going on within – and not just hanging

placidly on the walls.”

Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Thursday

by appointment. Free. (424) 277-1020. ESMoA.org.

Old Town Music Hall

140 Richmond St., El Segundo

310-322-2592. OldTownMusicHall.org

w Concerts on one of the world’s few remaining 2,000 pipe, Mighty Wurlitzer

Organs played by Bill Field are followed by follow-the-bouncing-ball

sing-a-longs then classic silent and talkie films accompanied by the Wurlitzer.

Fri. 8:15 p.m., Sat. 2:30 & 8:15 p.m. Sun. 2:30 p.m. $10.

Automobile Driving Museum

610 Lairport St., El Segundo

(310) 909-0950. automobiledrivingmuseum.org

w The Automobile Driving Museum is the only automobile museum in

the world that takes guests for rides in cars from its collection of 130 magnificent

vehicles. Joseph Stalin’s 1936 Packard and a “Back to the Future”

1982 DeLorean are among the most popular cars. Rides are Sundays only

from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for guest 10 years of age and older. Tues. - Sun.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Mondays. Donations only.

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El Segundo shopping and dining

Main Street downtown; Rosecrans and Sepulveda boulevards

ElSegundo.org

w Though known as the Mayberry of the South Bay, El Segundo’s downtown

has quietly become a dining, entertainment center. Kiss’s Gene Simmons

has partnered with local impresario Michael Zislis for the

rock-themed Rock N’ Brew. Petros Kafe offers artisan Greek cuisine and

the El Segundo Brewery is leading the craft brew renaissance. Richmond

Street Bar & Grill and the Purple Orchid keep the downtown’s old school

tradition alive. The Little Gourmet at the south end of Main Street has just

eight tables, but if you want pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and pastas, this is

where you go to get them.

More upscale restaurants can be found along Rosecrans Boulevard, including

P.F. Chang's, McCormick and Schmick, Cozymel's and Fleming's.

On the highway, El Segundo Plaza and its newly opened, pedestrian

friendly The Point have added destination shopping to El Segundo’s attractions.

Whole Foods’ 65,000 sq. ft. store offers shoppers everything

from freshly made soups, roasted meats and pizza to exquistely crafted

pastries, gelato and candies.

Flight Path Learning Center-Museum

6661 West Imperial Hwy. El Segundo

310-215-5291. www.flightpath.us

w Exhibits of airplanes, crew uniforms, and the history of flight. Free admission.

Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free parking.

HERMOSA BEACH

The Hermosa/Manhattan Strand

South Hermosa to North Manhattan waterfront

w For nature lovers, this oceanfront walking and bicycling path offers

views of surfers, fishermen, dolphins and migrating whales, plus a chance

to see the elusive green flash at sunset. For architectural fans, The Strand

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Discover

Redondo Beach Marina

You’ll find more than a day’s fun at Redondo Beach Marina. All kinds of ocean oriented activities from sportfishing, boat

rides, diving and watersports to seasonal whale watching excursions. Nighttime you’ll find it’s the place for twilight fishing,

spectacular sunsets, delicious dinners, exciting entertainment and dancing on the water’s edge.

When it comes to dining, recreation, or perhaps just a walk in the cool ocean breeze, the fun place to be is the Redondo

Beach Marina, at 181 N. Harbor Drive, 374-3481. Lots of parking and bike racks. Summer art shows.

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Hermosa Beach is

ground zero for the

rapidly growing sport of

Beach Tennis. Courts are

located just north of the

Hermosa Beach Pier.

Photo by Kevin Cody

offers the opportunity to view the work of renowned architects from modern pioneers

such as Richard Neutra and Ray Kappe to contemporary proteges, including Dean

Nota, Patrick Killen, Grant Fitzpatrick, Louie Tomaro, Larry Peha and Michael Lee.

Surfing

Any block from South Redondo to North Manhattan

w Locals claim if you can surf South Bay waves you can surf anywhere. It’s not because

the surf is so big, though 20-foot faces are common in the winter. It’s because the surf

is so unpredictable. On the positive side, the waves are rarely crowded because one

block is as good as the next. If the waves in front of the parking lot at 45th in Manhattan

are crowded, simply move a block north or south. In summer, Manhattan gets the best

of the south swells. Hermosa and Redondo pick up the smaller west swells. All three

cities pick up north winter swells. Early is better because the westerly wind usually

kicks in by 10 a.m. Medium tides are generally best. Summer water temps are in the

mid 60s to low 70s. Unless the sun is shining, a spring suit or 3/2 suit is recommended.

Surfboard rentals are available at Jeffers on 14th St, Hermosa, next to The Strand

and Noble Park. Tarsan Stand Up Paddling (831 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo) rents SUPs

and offers lessons, as does Nikau Kai (1140Highland, Ave., Manhattan Beach) and

Olympus Boards (4807 Torrance Blvd., Torrance). Most local surf shops, including Spyder

Surf and Pier Surf on Pier Plaza, Becker on upper Pier, Jack’s on PCH and ET on

Aviation rent stand-ups and surfboards. Dive N’ Surf in Redondo Beach also rents SUPs,

which may be paddled in King Harbor with a personal flotation device. If you’ve never

surfed or stand-up paddled, take a lesson. It’s not as easy as it looks.

Beach volleyball

w Volleyball courts spread out on either side of the pier and are open to anyone with

their own ball. Most summer weekends, pro and amateur tournaments are held on

the courts immediately north of the pier. The California Association of Beach Volleyball

holds tournaments almost every weekend. The AAU Junior Olympics tournament will

attract the best young players in the country (July 6-9).The West Coast Jr. Olympic

Games are July 20-23 Both are in Hermosa.

This year’s Smackfest, the largest coed fours tournament in the world is on the

beach, south of the Hermosa pier on Saturday, July 23. Professionals will compete in

Dave Williams Memorial 4 player tourney for $5,000 in prize money. The day includes

a fashion show and live concert.

August 11 to 13, the world’s best professional beach volleyball players will be north

of the pier for the National Volleyball League $75,000 Hermosa Beach Open.

Open ocean swims

w Triathletes, masters and lap swimmers are invited to participate in free ocean workouts

each Tuesday at 6 a.m. through the summer on the north side of the Hermosa

Beach pier. The swims are organized by the SCAQ Swim Club and California Triathlon

Club. Please RSVP at (310) 390-5700 or SWIM.net/SCAQ.

Beach tennis

w The first permanent beach tennis courts on the West Coast were established in Hermosa

Beach, at 14th Street just five years. The sport is played with rackets and balls

similar to paddle tennis equipment. Local players are always welcoming of new player.

For more about the sport visit BeachTennisUSA.

Comedy & Magic Club (and Museum)

1018 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. (310) 372-1193.

ComedyAndMagicClub.com

w Mike Lacey’s Comedy and Magic Club

is known worldwide for presenting Jay

Leno most Sunday nights and being a favorite

club for Jerry Seinfeld, Rosanne

Barr, Alonzo Bodden, Bob Saget, Elaine

Boosler and other comedy greats to develop

new routines in front of a live audience.

Between sets, study the

Smithsonian-quality exhibits of Charlie

Chaplin’s outfit, Jerry Seinfeld’s puffy

shirt, Oliver Hardy’s giant pajamas, Bob

Hope’s “Fancy Pants” outfit, Mike

Myer’s Austin Power Man of Mystery

suit, Robin Williams’ bumper car from

“Toys” and Eddie Murphy’s Nutty Professor

shirt and suspenders.

Downtown Hermosa

dining/nightlife

Pier plaza/Hermosa Ave., Hermosa

Beach

w Dozens of fine, chef-owned restaurants

and hopping nightclubs make

downtown Hermosa one of Southern

California’s hottest entertainment destinations.

Chef Melba’s, Hot’s Kitchen,

Zane’s, La Playita, Steak & Whisky,

Mediterraneo, Dia Del Campo and

Palmilla Cocina y Tequila are among the

many restaurants with offerings ranging

from traditional Mexican and Italian to

cutting edge cuisine. For high end rollers

Steak and Whisky will keep your personal

bottle of Glenlivet XXV Single

Malt Scotch Whisky safe in their

whiskey locker while you go to the

beach. Live music ranges from rock of

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every permutation at clubs such as Hennessey’s, Saint Rocke, Patrick Molloy’s, Standing

Room and the Lighthouse to pop, jazz and classical music at clubs like The Lounge.

Those who miss The Tonight Show with Jay Leno can see him live almost every Sunday

night at the Comedy and Magic Club. Parking is a challenge and there is zero tolerance

for DUI’s. Take a cab, or better yet, bicycle.

Downtown Hermosa Shopping

Hermosa and Pier avenues, between The Strand and Ardmore

PCH, First to 12th Street

w Hermosa may be the most pedestrian and bike friendly city in Southern California.

Because the city is only 1.3 square miles and parking is a challenge, residents prefer to

park their cars on Friday and not move them until work on Monday. They don’t need

to. Shops range from the second generation Seymour’s Jewelers to Gum Tree gift shop

and café at 238 Pier Ave. Hermosa has the largest concentration of surf shops, possibly

in the world, including Spyder, ET, Pier Surf, Jack’s and Becker. Hermosa’s surf shops

are ground zero for men’s and women’s California fashion trends. Those long, baggy

board shorts started here and now they’re over, replaced by shorter shorts made of fast

drying, technical material. All the shops sell and rent locally built surfboards, which

are works of art. For the ultimate California fashion statement, get a tattoo. Hermosa

has four highly regarded tattoo parlors: Hermosa Ink at 8th and Hermosa Ave., Yer

Cheat’n Heart on Pier Plaza, Third Street Tattoo at Third and Pacific Coast Hwy., and

Lovesick Tattoo at 1010 Aviation Blvd. Now you’re ready to walk home. If it’s December,

don’t miss the tree lighting on Pier Plaza. Santa arrives aboard the Hermosa Fire

Department’s hook and ladder and listens to kids wishes.

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Hermosa Beach Historical Museum

Community Center, 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach

310-318-9421. HermosaBeachHistoricalSociety.org

w Surfboards by legendary board builders Greg Noll, Dewey Weber, Hap Jacobs, Dale

Velzy and Bing Copland, photos from Hermosa’s storied musical past, including the

Lighthouse Jazz Café and punk pioneers Black Flag make this a must stop for anyone

interested in Southern California’s surfing and music culture. The museum is also

home to the California Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame. Olympic medalists Kerri Walsh,

Eric Fonoimoana, Mike Dodd and Holly McPeak have all contributed to the museum.

Free. 2 to 4 p.m. Sat., Sun.

Hermosa Beach Playhouse

Community Center, 710 Pier Avenue. HermosaBch.org

310-318-0265

w Prior to its renovation, this was the Pier Avenue Junior High Auditorium, where

countless surf films played to stoked teens. Today the 500-seat theater is home to a

wide range of touring and locally produced theatrical and musical productions.

Second Story Theatre

Community Center, 710 Pier Avenue.

HermosaBch.org

310-318-0265

w Hermosa Beach has a long history of great

small theaters, dating back to the experimental

Burbage Theater in the early 1970s, the Neal Reck

Theater, James Blackman’s Hermosa Beach Playhouse

and Angelo Masino’s Theater. Today the

80-seat Second Story Theatre is home to the Surf

City Theater Company,which presents Neil

Simon’s “Plaza Suite” in July and Samuel French’s

“Christmas Spirit” in November and December.

The theater is also home to the April Fools Improv

Troupe, which holds monthly performances and

offers classes year round.

Hermosa Murals Project

w In June, the Hermosa Murals Project celebrated

the unveiling of its sixth mural, “Hermosa Beach

Volleyball,” by photographer Bo Bridges. The

mural is at 13th Street and Beach Drive.

Five other murals are all within walking distance.

14th Court at Hermosa Ave.

By Art Mortimer, a Santa Monica-based muralist.

Photographer Bo Bridges’ tribute to beach volleyball is the newest of the

Hermosa Murals Project’s six murals, all within walking distance in downtown

Hermosa Beach. Photo by Kevin Cody

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The first mural in the city series depicts an historic postcard with a view of what is

now Pier Avenue looking to the west.

Manhattan Ave. at Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach artist Chris Coakley’s whimsical depiction (that’s his daughter throwing

the bucket of paint) shows a very early Hermosa Beach when sand dunes outnumbered

residents.

11th Court at Hermosa Ave.

Artist John Pugh created a trompe l'oeil of a trumpet player blowing a horn with a 10-

foot diameter bell that appears to hover over the street. The mural at 1007 Hermosa

Avenue depicts jazz greats Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan who played at the Lighthouse

with bassist Howard Rumsey and the Lighthouse All-Stars.

500 Pier Avenue

Artist Steve Shriver records the evolution of the swim suit, from the city’s founding in

1909 through today. Be sure to study the frame, which is as provocative as the figures.

14th Street at Hermosa Ave.

John Van Hamersveld’s “Hermosa’s Great Wave,” a 75-foot long, 19-foot tall psychedelic

representation of the three great eras of hermosa Surfing. Van Hamersveld grew up

surfing in the South Bay and earned early acclaim for his “Endless Summer” movie

poster and numerous classic rock album covers.

The Roundhouse Aquarium, on the end of the Manhattan Beach pier, features

marine life from the Santa Monica Bay. The pier also is home to a café

and plaques celebrating Manhattan Beach (Volleyball) Open winners.

MANHATTAN BEACH

Beach volleyball

Manhattan Pier Beach Volleyball Walk of Fame

w The history of beach volleyball was written in the sands of the Beach Cities. The

2016 Charlie Saikley Sixman Volleyball Tournament (Aug. 4 & 5) at the Manhattan

Beach Pier is one of the sport’s most colorful (teams play in costumes) and competitive

amateur tournament. The professional AVP/IMG Manhattan Beach Open (Thurs. –

Sun., July 14-17) is known as the Wimbledon of beach volleyball. Winners are honored

with a bronze plaque on the Manhattan Pier Volleyball Walk of Fame, the sport’s second

highest honor. This year’s finals, on Sunday, will be broadcast live on NBC beginning

at noon.

The sport’s highest honor, an Olympic medal, has been brought home by local volleyball

players from every Olympics Game since beach volleyball was introduced at

Atlanta in 1996. (Manhattan Beach resident Mike Dodd won a silver medal at the 1996

Olympic. Hermosa Beach resident Eric Fonoimoana won gold at the 2000 Olympics

in Sydney. Manhattan Beach resident Holly McPeak won bronze at the 2004 Olympics

in Athens and Manhattan Beach resident Kerri Walsh-Jennings won gold at the 2004,

2008 and the 2012 Olympics.)

In the spring and summer Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach are to beach volleyball

what Arizona is to baseball. China, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Great

Britain and other nations send their teams here to train.

For recreational players, courts are available every day somewhere on the beaches

in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo. Jumping and diving in the soft sand make this

one of the most physically enjoyable sports on the planet. It’s also one of the few sports

that can be enjoyed at every level of ability. In the many, colorful summer tournaments,

teams are commonly assigned A, B, C, and D players. The nets are always up and balls

may be rented from Jeffers Beach Rentals (39-14th St., Hermosa Beach). The beach

city recreation departments offer lessons through the summer, as do many local pro

players.

Downtown Manhattan Beach dining

Area of Manhattan Ave., Highland Ave.

& Manhattan Beach Boulevard

w In the 1970s, Manhattan Beach blocked McDonalds, and by extension other chains

from opening in its downtown. As a result, downtown Manhattan developed a tradition

of innovative restaurants. Nonetheless, it remained a backwater on the greater LA

culinary map, until recently. Now, it’s home to more celebrity chefs than the Cooking

Channel. Among them MB Post’s Chef David LeFevre and Little Sister’s fast rising

Chef Tin Vuong. Time will tell if celebrity chefs will have the staying power of the

downtown’s many widely admired longtime chefs such as Darren’s chef Darren Weiss

and old favorites such as Uncle Bill’s Pancakes, Sloopy’s and the Kettle.

Downtown Manhattan shopping

w Skechers, whose corporate headquarters are in Manhattan Beach, has its flagship

store in downtown Manhattan, with over 250 models of shoes to ponder. Other national

fashion leaders in the downtown include the Trina Turk showroom, Michael Stars,

True Religion, Lucky Brand and Manhattan Beach-founded Diane’s Beachwear. But

what makes the downtown unique are the many longtime, independent stores. Generations

have grown up wearing beach fashions from Rose Jacobson’s Cotton Cargo,

which opened in 1975. Photographer John Post also began in the mid 1970s, documenting

the beach cities with his panoramic camera. More recently extreme sport photog

Bo Bridges opened a downtown gallery with photos that include Garrett McNamara

surfing waves in Valdez, Alaska, generated by a calving glacier. At Pages bookstore,

everybody knows your favorite author. Metlox Plaza, a European style dining and shopping

plaza is anchored by the boutique hotel Shade, the #6 reason to visit Los Angeles,

according to Conde Nast Traveler. Trilogy Spa in the Metlox Plaza is popular among

residents for its rejuvenating treatments. On Tuesdays the downtown hosts a farmers

market. If it’s December, don’t miss the community caroling followed by the city tree

lighting and a holiday fireworks show off the pier.

Manhattan Village Shopping Center

3500 Sepulveda Blvd.

w Legendary shopping center builder Alexander Hagen designed Manhattan Village

in the 1970s as a cross between a traditional downtown and the then new enclosed

shopping malls. Instead of a mega mall, the anchor Macys at either end of the enclosed

shops, are separated by just a five minute walk down the skylight lit center aisle. The

large parking lot is broken up by freestanding stores, including Apple, Ann Taylor and

Tommy Bahama and restaurants, including See’s Candy, Tin Roof Bistro and Brickworks

Roast House and Grill. Many of the stores, such as SuperSports and Sesame

Moe’s restaurant, just like in a traditional downtown, are independently owned by

local residents.

Manhattan Beach Historical Society

1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd. (310) 374-7575.

ManhattanBeachHistorical.org

w The best thing about the Manhattan Beach Historical Society Museum is its home,

a beach cottage, featuring board and batten walls (no studs or plaster) with a cladding

of red shingles. The roof has lower eaves on the south side to minimize sand from

piling up on the windward side. It was built in 1905 for $600 on a lot that cost $140.

The museum features an extensive collection of Metlox Pottery (makers of the Poppytrail

line), which was produced at the Metlox factory in downtown Manhattan Beach

until the 1970s. Open Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 3 p.m.

Roundhouse Lab and Aquarium

Manhattan Beach Pier.

(310) 379-8117. RoundHouseAquarium.com

w The Round House Aquarium at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier is like a glass

bottom boat ride across the Santa Monica Bay. Sharks, white sea bass, eels, halibut and

other locals swim in the floor to ceiling aquarium while a touch tank allows kids to

feel sea stars, sea anemones, crabs and more. Open to the public free of charge Monday-Friday

3 p.m. - sunset, Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to sunset. (For holiday hours or

changes due to weather or classes, please check the website or Facebook) Suggested

donation: $2 per person or $5 per family.

AdventurePlex

1701 Marine Avenue. (310) 546-7708.

w This 16,000 square-foot facility operated by the Beach Cities Health District is designed

to make kids want to leave their virtual world for the real world of rock climbing,

rope courses, running, jumping, swinging, sliding and zipping through a play structure

that would amaze XGame athletes. Toddler Town features a farm and a grocery store.

There’s also the more conventional basketball, volleyball, floor hockey and workout

facilities. Rates are $3 (under 3) and $10 (3 and up). The Courtside Café offers fruit

smoothies, fresh-baked muffins and cookies without the unhealthy, processed ingredi-

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ents. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Polliwog Park

1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard,

w This 18 acres of grass and wildlife refuge includes a pond that is a resting point for

migratory birds. The Sunday evening concerts in summer are one of Manhattan’s most

popular community events. For the kids, there’s a lighthouse-inspired play area, and

an area for kids with disabilities. A 1905 beach cottage houses the city’s historical museum.

The botanical garden showcases native plants and there is a 9-hole disk golf

course. Plus the park has one of the area’s few dog runs.

Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center

1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard,

between Redondo and Peck avenues

w This city-owned art center across the street from Polliwog Park features exhibits by

exceptional regional artists. Shows range from surf art to cutting edge, with frequent

assistance from prominent guest curators such as Homeira Goldstein and Easy Reader

arts editor Bondo Wyszpolski. Tuesday and Thursday – 2 p.m. 6 p.m. Wed. 4 p.m. to

8 p.m. Sat.1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sun., Mon., Fri. Free.

REDONDO BEACH

Whale Watching

Redondo Beach Marina, King Harbor

w The California gray whales’ annual migration brings them close to the South Bay

shoreline. Voyager, leaving from King Harbor, offers daily whale watching cruises December

through April. Voyager also offers nature and sunset cruises. Dolphins surfing

Voyager’s bow wake are as inspiring a show as the whales. Recent years have also

brought Blue whales, the world’s largest mammal, and spyhopping Humpback whales

to the South Bay. Pelicans, cormorants, night herons and of course sea gulls offer plenty

of entertainment on the way out to the whales. Voyager departs 7 days a week. (310)

944-1219. VoyagerExcursions.com.

Sport fishing

Redondo Beach Marina

w White sea bass, sand bass, calico bass, and halibut are plentiful in the Santa Monica

Bay. All it takes is a good skipper to show you where they are. Redondo Sport Fishing’s

skippers have been masters of the bay for generations and don’t mind sharing their

knowledge. Half-day and all-day boats leave daily from the Redondo Sport Fishing pier

(RedondoSport Fishing.com), next to Polly’s coffee shop. For gear and local advice, visit

Just Fishing by Pete (2427 190th St. Redondo Beach, (310) 376-7035).

King Harbor boating, biking

www.visitredondo.com

w If you’re a boater, you can be out of King Harbor and in the open ocean within five

minutes of leaving the slip. The prevailing westerly winds are a consistent 6 to 15 knots,

year round, which makes for fun, but not too challenging sailing. Marina Sailing (310)

318-2772, and South Bay Sailing (310) 937-3180 offer lessons and charters. Tarsan Standup

Paddleboards offers both board rentals and lessons. If you prefer to enjoy the boats

from shore, dozens of restaurants on the pier and in the four marinas offer views of

the harbor. Another way to enjoy the view is to rent a bike or skates at Marina Bike

Rentals, across the street from the Redondo Beach Hotel (MarinaBikeRentals.com).

Sport fishing and whale watching boats leave daily (310-374-3481). The harbor also offers

a glass bottom, semi submarine ride, (310) 909-3170. Romantics can book a tour

of the harbor on a gondola, (310) 376-6977. Kayaks, pedal boats and jet ski rentals are

also available.

Skin diving/Scuba diving

w The edge of the Redondo Canyon, just south of the Redondo pier and just a 200

yards off the beach ranges in depth from 15 to 40 feet, with the canyon wall dropping

down 1,200 feet. The area is famous for day and night dives and a wide range of marine

life.

Cable car reef north of the Hermosa Pier, and a few hundred yards offshore is in

60 feet of water and gets its name from the streetcar dumped there in 1960, along with

14 car bodies, and 330 tons of quarry rock.

Also within a mile of the Redondo coastline are a number of wrecks popular with

divers.

The Sacramento, the “world’s largest fishing barge” accommodated up to 500 fishermen

and women until she sunk during a storm in 1968. Today, the wreck of the

Sacramento remains relatively intact. Divers can explore her ornate wood carvings,

beautiful stained glass, brass relics, and the hyperbaric chamber.

Chewing gum magnate William Wrigley’s Avalon ferried 3,000 visitors a day from

Los Angeles Harbor to Catalina Island aboard the luxurious Avalon during the 1920s.

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Broker of NW Real Estate Brokers. John’s

background in marketing analysis and as a

lending officer with Security Pacific Bank, as well

as his MBA degree, help in understanding all of

the functions and services required in successful

real estate transactions.

John and the other 76 agents at NW Real Estate

Brokers are, for the most part, long-term residents

of the South Bay. The company also has access

to numerous real estate boards and websites world wide, resulting

in a wide range of exposure.

With offices in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach, we use

state-of-the-art technology to provide the best service to our clients.

The company website features agent profiles, company information and

virtual tours on active listings.

Each agent is supported with a complete advertising program that

utilizes websites, including: Homeseekers.com, Realtor.com,

Homes.com, L.A.Times.com, Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Listingbook.com,

and several other social media business websites. NW Real Estate Brokers

also advertises in The Beach Reporter, Easy Reader, LA Times, Southbay

Digs, Southbay Magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, Daily Breeze and

many other southland and global publications and websites.

John can be reached at (310) 990-1110

or Jchuka@aol.com

The Avalon sunk in a storm in 1964, long after its storied career had come to an end.

The 441-foot USS Palawan Liberty Ship was sunk in 1977 in 110 feet of water to

serve as an artificial fishing reef. The reef is known locally as the spot where Dive N’

Surf owner and wetsuit inventor Bob Meistrell celebrated his 82nd birthday in 2010

by diving to 100 feet, joined by three generations of his diving family.

Thanks to a 1996 kelp restoration project by the environmental group Santa Monica

Bay Keeper, some of the most beautiful diving in the world can be found within swimming

distance of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Swimming through the twinkling, golden

light filtering through the giant fronds has been compared to a walk through the redwood

forest.

Dive gear rentals, air, charter, lessons and expert advice are available at Dive N’

Surf, 504 N. Broadway, Redondo Beach, (310) 372-8423.

Redondo Beach Historical Museum

302 Flagler Lane. (310) 318-0684.

w Redondo’s Historical Museum home is a lovingly restored 1904 Queen Anne house,

next door to a 1906 Queen Anne house, and surrounded by a rose garden. The city’s

colorful history, including its former commercial harbor and new recreational harbor,

California surfing pioneer George Freeth and 1940s brothel owner Madam Fifi are documented

in photos, newspapers and other memorabilia. Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m

and on weekends from noon to 4 p.m. Privately scheduled group tours are available

by request.

Redondo Pier and International Boardwalk

Torrance Blvd., west of Catalina Ave. Redondopier.com

w The next best thing to being on the ocean is looking out on it. And there’s no better

place than the Redondo Beach pier. Summer concerts on the Pier are presented Thursdays

and Saturday evenings, through Labor Day. As the sun sets, slip into Tony’s Fish

Restaurant for a mai tai or a fire chief and a view of the sail and fishing boats pass in

and out of the harbor. Fish is also the speciality at Kincaid’s and the R10 Social House.

More fish is available just north of the pier at Blue Water Grill and Captain Kidd’s,

where you can pick out a filet of locally caught halibut and have them prepare it for

dining in or taking out.

Quality Seafood on the International Boardwalk also sells and prepares fresh fish.

The Boardwalk, where the commercial fishing boats tie up is new craft’s beer hotspot.

Naja’s has been offering over 100 draft beers for decades, but this past summer has

seen the opening of the King Harbor Brewery tasting room and intimate, gourmet

restaurants Pia (Japaneste/Italian), A Basque Kitchen and The Slip Bar and Eatery (craft

beer, wine, comfort food).

Redondo Fun Factory

International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach pier

w This is a window into the past, where a few quarters will have kids and adults alike

screaming with excitement. Over 300 games, ranging from traditional pinball to the

latest, total immersion race car and action sports games. Remember the Tilt-A-Whirl

and Skee Ball? They’re still here. Don’t leave without winning a life-size teddy bear.

Riviera Village dining

Catalina Ave. area between Avenue I and Palos Verdes Blvd.

w A good argument can be made that California fusion, that hard to define mix of

Asian and European cuisines with the California influence on fresh seasonal produce

and artisan cheeses, accompanied by boutique wines, began in Riviera Village in 1982

in what was once a hotel coffee shop. A few years ago, Michael Franks and chef Robert

Bell moved their Chez Melange restaurant to a more upscale location, but it remains a

foodie’s pilgrimage stop. Chez Melange set a high bar and its neighbors responded enthusiastically.

Hermosa’s Bottle Inn celebrated its 40th anniversary last year by opening

a Riviera Village location. Paul Hennessey, who made his fortune serving pub food

and beer at his Hennessey’s taverns up and down the coast, accepted the challenge.

He installed a top chef in a failed upscale restaurant with a big patio, renamed it H.T.

Grill and reclaimed his former tavern customers, who had moved into their more responsible

and discerning years. Danny and Mary Louise Williams also found emphasizing

fresh produce with a traditional cuisine elevated their Riviera Mexican Grill to

a level not commonly associated with Mexican food. It didn’t hurt that they regularly

win Best Margarita in the Easy Reader newspaper Best Of the Beach balloting. Most

Riviera Village restaurants offer outdoor dining, which elevates the enjoyment of any

meal.

Redondo Riviera Village shopping

RivieraVillage.org

w Riviera Village is what shopping was like before malls. but with a contemporary

edge. Sidewalk dining, men’s and women’s specialty shops, unique gift boutiques, a

farmers market Friday afternoons and a scattering of medical and professional offices

combine for a small town feeling with a sophisticated style. The 300 stores and restaurants

are almost all independently owned, which accounts for both their unique offerings

and personal service. The streets close the last weekend in June for the Riviera

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Village Summer Art Festival and again on the Fourth of July for the Village Runner

Firecracker 5K. If it’s December, don’t miss the Holiday Stroll with carolers and a

chance for kids to visit Santa.

South Bay Galleria

1815 Hawthorne Blvd. SouthBayGalleria.com

w The three story atrium is topped by a glass ceiling that showers light like diamonds

over the 140 fine retailers, ranging from Macy’s to Abercrombie & Fitch and Zumiez.

A dozen restaurants, including California Pizza Kitchen and the Nestle Toll House Café

complement the food court. The latest movie releases show at the AMC 16. Don’t leave

without a Dairy Queen banana split and an Orange Julius.

Redondo Performing Arts Center

1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd. (310) 318-0610.

w This newly remodeled, 1,400 seat theater is home to the Los Angeles Ballet and the

Distinguished Speaker Series. It has plenty of free parking.

SeaLab

1021 N Harbor Dr. (310) 318-7438

w Enjoy marine conservation and education programs at this hands-on science center.

Touch tanks and aquariums are accompanied by explanatory descriptions of the marine

life. SeaLab is also home to white sea bass and halibut breeding programs and an experimental

desalination plant. Suggested donation: $2.

Port of Los Angeles

PortOfLosAngeles.org

w One of the world’s largest working ports is also a world class visitors’ destination.

The USS Iowa, the “World’s Greatest Naval Ship,” went on display during the summer

of 2012 for the first time.(PacificBattleship.com) and remains a popular attraction.

Ride the waterfront Red Car or run, walk or play bocce ball at the 16-acre 22nd

Street Park or jump in the water at the 30-acre Wilmington Waterfront Park. Ports of

Call Village offers fine restaurants and ships and free concerts though the summer.

Crafted L.A. is a year-round craft marketplace featuring the handmade works of

SoCal’s best artisans and craftspeople. Open Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.,

with free admission and free parking. 112 E. 22nd St. San Pedro. 310-732-1270.

Redondo’s SEALab lets you explore the Santa Monica Bay thorugh touch

tanks and displays.

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival and Music Weekend at Ports O’ Call takes

place July 22-24. Kids under 12 are admitted free and music starts early and ends late.

LobsterFest.com.

International Printing Museum

315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson

310-515-7166. PrintMuseum.org

w It’s one thing to read about Benjamin Franklin in a history book. It’s another to see

him in a “most unusual” exchange, which is why Phil Soinski’s one man Benjamin

Franklin performances makes the museum a favorite place to visit. Ben and his “Confounding

Brothers” Thomas Jefferson and John Adams perform regularly at the museum.

Visitors can also design and print their own postcards on rare printing machines

that have appeared in Hollywood movies, including “The Master” and “Inception.”

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Welcome to the South Coast Botanic Garden -

an enduring community treasure for the South Bay area and beyond.

The South Coast Botanic Garden is an

urban refuge, encompassing 87-acres

and offers a wide variety of blooming

trees, shrubs, and flowers all year.

Visit SCBGF.org

for details and more events.

We provide a place of beauty, serenity,

and learning for thousands of visitors

each year. There are also many fun things

to do throughout the seasons: plant

sales, community celebrations, concerts,

art exhibits, movie nights and much more!

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Shakespeare by the Sea offers free performances in local parks during

the summer. For a complete schedule visit Shakespearebythe-

Sea.org.

Redondo fireworks festival

Monday, July 4

Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach

Gates open at 2 p.m. for this traditional, family oriented, alcohol free

day of patriotic fireworks, games and music. Bring your own food,

towels and beach chairs and claim a space to watch the best fireworks

show in the South Bay, a true pyromusical launched from a barge in

the harbor, just a few hundred yards away. The fireworks display begins

at 9 p.m. Adults $20, kids $12.

(310) 746-7650. RedondoFireworks.com

Village Runner 5K Run/Walk

Monday , July 4

Riviera Village, Redondo Beach

This popular, 20+year-old race begins at 8 a.m. in front of the Village

Runner store, followed by the Firecracker Dash for kids at 9 a.m. All

participants will receive a 4th of July Run T-shirt. There will be age

division awards and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female

runners in the 5k run. All kids dash finishers receive medals too.

(310) 546-1888. VillageRunnerRacing.com

AVP Manhattan Beach Volleyball Open

Thursday – Sunday, July 14-17

Manhattan Beach Pier

The professional AVP/IMG Manhattan Beach Open is known as the

Wimbledon of beach volleyball. Winners are honored with a bronze

plaque on the Manhattan Pier Volleyball Walk of Fame, the sport’s

second highest honor next to Olympic gold. The finals, on Sunday,

will be broadcast live on NBC beginning at noon.

AVP.com and TheManhattanBeachOpen.com

St. Katherine’s Greek Festival

Friday -- Sunday July 8, 9, 10

722 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach

The South Bay Greek Festival celebrates over 50 years of Greek food,

dancing and music with performances by The Olympians and the

Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church Youth Choir. A one-day pass

for the festival is $2, available at the door.

SBGreekFestival.com or 310-540-2434.

Shakespeare by the Sea

“Othello”

Hermosa Valley Park, Wed. July 13 • Manhattan Polliwog Park,

Fri., Aug. 12

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Lifeguard competition, including surf-ski, is a highlight of the International

Surf Festival held Aug. 4-7, 2016. For a complete schedule visit

surffestival.org.

“Cymbeline”

Hermosa Valley Park Thur., July 14 • Manhattan Polliwog Park, Sat., Aug 13

Shakespeare by the Sea returns this summer for its 19th season with "Othello,"

the emotionally gripping thriller, where gossip turns friendships rancid

and rumor brutally murders innocence. The epic romantic tale “Cymbeline”

follows, filled with magical potions, dastardly villains, ghosts and lost princes.

Shakespearebythesea.org

Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival

Friday-Sunday, July 22-24

Ports O’ Call, San Pedro

“Come for the feast, stay for the fun” is the motto of world’s largest lobster

festival, featuring family entertainment, live music, and of course, fresh

Maine lobster. In addition to lobster, the festival offers a variety of culinary

delights from vendors and food trucks, with seafood, sausages, barbeque,

tacos, rice bowls, and vegetarian options. A wide range of beverages and

desserts are are also offered. Kids under 12 admitted free.

(310) 732-3508 lobsterfest.com

International Surf Festival

Thu. - Sun., August 4-7

Hermosa, Manhattan, Redondo, Torrance

The world’s premier watermen, waterwomen and volleyball players converge

on the three beach cities for four days of spirited competition in the water

and on the sand. The festival starts with the Charlie Saikley six man volleyball

(and costume) tournament at the Manhattan Pier on Thursday and Friday.

Friday at 7 p.m. the LA County Lifeguard Championships will be held at the

Hermosa Beach Pier. Saturday the Southern California Lifeguard Championships

will be held at the Hermosa Pier. Other Saturday events include surfing

and bodysurfing contests and a two-mile sand race at the Hermosa pier

and an eight mile paddleboard race starting at Torrance Beach. On Sunday a

1.5 mile paddleboard race starts at the Manhattan pier, followed by a twomile

swim race from the Hermosa to Manhattan pier.

SurfFestival.org

Navy Days LA

Sunday-Wednesday, August 4-10

The Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro

Navy Days LA honors the men and women of the military and also provides

an opportunity to showcase their skills and their vessels. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ships to be announced. Past visiting ships have included the USS Wayne E.

Meyer, USS Abraham Lincoln, and USS Gary.

LAWaterfront.org

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Saturday, Sunday August 13, 14

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Fiesta Hermosa is one of the largest craft fairs in Southern California. Held

over Memorial and Labor Day weekends. Artists, kiddie rides, food booths,

and live netertainment. HBChamber.net

Downtown Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach may be one of the most pedestrian friendly cities in the country.

Wander through the many retailers, ranging from surf shops (three) to

fine fashions, gifts and antiques. Enjoy live music and kids activities throughout

the town. In the evening walk to the beach for the free concert.

HBChamber.net

Surfer Walk of Fame Inductions

Saturday, August 20, 11 a.m.

Hermosa Beach Pier

Inductees to the Hermosa Beach Surfers Walk of Fame are introduced with

colorful anentertaining stories. Previous inductees include surfing greats Greg

Noll, Dale Velzy, Dewey Weber, Hap Jacobs and Mike Purpus, and pioneer

surf photographer Leroy Grannis. 11 a.m.

HermosaBch.org

Fiesta Hermosa

Saturday – Monday, September 3-5

Downtown Hermosa Beach

The annual Labor Day weekend fiesta, hosted by the Hermosa Chamber, is

the Southland’s largest arts and crafts shows, with over 300 craft booths. Food

booths, children’s rides, a beer garden and two live music stages make for a

weekend of fun for the entire family.

(310) 376-0951 FiestaHermosa.com

Redondo Pier Chalk Festival

Saturday, September 10

King Harbor, Redondo Beach Pier

Kids, their families and enthusiastic adults color their hands and the Redondo

pier during this fun, popular event. Noon ‘til 4 p.m.

RedondoPier.com

Redondo Beach Lobster Festival

Friday-Sunday, September 23 – 25

Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach

Lobster is the “Maine” draw, but the Redondo Beach 20th Annual Lobster

festival also offers Angus steaks, live music, a mechanical bull, swimming

and stand-up paddling in the lagoon, and plenty of kids games. The location

at the Seaside Lagoon in King Harbor is beautiful and easily accessed.

LobsterFestival.com

Rods, Rides & Relics Classic Car Show

Sunday, September 25

Redondo Beach pier, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This juried show brings together some of the finest and oddest cars in Southern

California.

redondopier.com

Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

Saturday & Sunday, October 1-2

Live Oak Park

Over 200 local artists and craftsmen, a battle of the bands, community sponsored

food booths and a beer and wine garden make this one of Manhattan’s

most highly anticipated events of the year. There’s even a stroller valet service

organized by the Kiwanis club.

(310) 546-5219. MBFair.org

Manhattan Beach Hometown 10K

Saturday, October 1

Live Oak Park

This may be the only major 10K race in the country without commercial

sponsors. Local runners who founded the race in 1978 were determined to

keep it local and have succeeded, with over half of the 5,000 annual participants

being Manhattan residents. Of course, visiting runners are always welcome.

The sponsor-free race shirt is a great souvenir. The race finishes along

the ocean, at the Manhattan Beach pier. No race day registration.

MB10k.com

Taste of the Pier and Waterfront

Sunday, October 9

Redondo pier

Over 50 restaurants on the pier and International Boardwalk, ranging from

institutions like Tony’s on the Pier to the newly opened King Harbor Brewery

Tasting Room, will offer tastings throughout the day.

redondopier.com

Community Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, October 23

Clark Building, 861 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach

The Hermosa Beach Woman’s club hosts its 25th annual pancake breakfast

from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets $8 or 2 for $15.

WomansClubOfHermosaBeach.org

West Coast Beach Tennis Tournament

Saturday, Sunday, October 29, 30

North Side of Hermosa Pier

Hermosa Beach installed the first permanent beach tennis courts in California

six years ago, just north of the pier. Last year more courts were installed just

south of the Manhattan pier. New players are always welcomed and racquets

will be loaned. Or visit Sexy Beach at 1200 Hermosa Avenue to buy your

own equipment. Sand, water, sun and beach tennis. One wonders why the

sport, which is big in Italy, didn’t reach our beaches sooner.

WestCoastBeachTennis.net

Veterans Day remembrance

Friday, November 11

Veterans Parkway, Valley Drive & 15th Street, Manhattan Beach

Join the 18th Annual Veterans Day Multi-Generation Event!

CityMB.info

Holiday Open House and Pier Lighting

Wednesday, November 16

Downtown Manhattan Beach and Manhattan Beach Pier

Celebrate the annual Manhattan Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday

Open House. Downtown merchants will be open until 9 p.m., restaurants

will be offering samples. At 6 p.m. the ceremony will begin with a holiday

sing-a-long. At 7 p.m. the switch will be flipped to illuminate the Pier with

holiday lights. Carolers and strolling musicians will perform throughout the

entire downtown. Santa and his helpers will be at the Bank of America parking

lot from 6 - 9 p.m. Live entertainment at the Metlox Plaza from 6 - 9 p.m.

CityMB.info

Mama Liz Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, Nov. 24

Kiwanis/Rotarian Halls, 2525 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach

The 33rd Annual Absolutely Free Mama Liz Thanksgiving Dinner and Mu-

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The Redondo Beach

Lobster Festival is also a

music festival and offers

stand up paddling in the

Seaside Lagoon. Friday

through Sunday,

September 23 to 25.

LobsterFestival.com.

sical Concert and Variety Show features freshly baked turkeys, mashed potatoes

and pumpkin pie. Many of the area’s finest musicians volunteer their

talents. Served noon – 4 p.m. at the Hermosa Kiwanis and Rotarian halls.

The sit down dinner is organized by Easy Reader, Cheer for Children, local

Realtors and other volunteers. For those who prefer Thanksgiving dinner outdoors,

Niki Tedesco and fellow church volunteers serve a similarly sumptuous

meal at the Hermosa Beach Pier throughout the day. No need to make reservations

for either event. Just show up.

Sand SNOWman

Saturday, December TBA

North side of Hermosa Pier

Bring family and friends, shovels, scarves and mittens to make sand snowmen

and snow women. 9 a.m. to noon for all ages and abilities. Remember to get

your photo taken with Surfing Santa.

(310) 318-0280. HBChamber.net

Hermosa Snow Fest, tree lighting

Thursday, December TBA

Hermosa Pier Plaza

The whole town gathers on Pier Plaza for caroling, playing in the snow and

to welcome Santa, who arrives atop the fire department’s hook and ladder

and lights up the giant plaza Christmas tree

HBChamber.net

Redondo Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Saturday, December 10

King Harbor, Redondo Beach Pier

Dozens of brightly lit sailboats, powerboats and stand-up paddlers cruise up

and down the harbor’s main channel while judges vote on best theme, best

lighting, and most imaginative entries. Viewing is possible from restaurants

and walkways throughout area.

KHYC.org

Holiday Concert & Santa on the Pier

Saturday, December 10

King Harbor, Redondo Beach Pier

Greet Santa as he arrives at the end of the pier with his surfboard. Bring a

new, unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more for a local charity. For each toy

donated, receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win pier prizes!

redondopier.com

Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks

Manhattan Beach Pier

Sunday, December 11

The beach and the bowl-like end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard offer ideal,

up close seats to the fireworks shot off the end of the pier. Bundle up, bring

beach chairs and a picnic dinner. And an umbrella if showers are predicted

because the show will go on.

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Studios and Gallery

Open Thur, Fri, Sat 11 - 5; Sun noon-4

Imagined & Directed by a

Community of Artists

310-742-3192

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Redondo’s King Harbor Yacht Club sponsors a holiday boat parade. Sailboats,

power boats and SUPs cruise up and down the harbor’s main channel.

Plenty of places afford great viewing.

Redondo Super Bowl Sunday 10K

Sunday, February 5, 2017

King Harbor, Redondo Beach

With up to 10,000 runners and walkers, this 39-year-old race is one of the

largest 10k runs in the nation. Costume contests and a centipede division,

plus a beer garden keep the atmosphere celebratory. In previous Olympic

years, the race has attracted aspiring Olympians and this year should be no

different.

Redondo10k.com

Scottish Fiddlers concert

Saturday, March 5

Hermosa Beach Community Theater, Pier Ave., at Pacific Coast Highway

The greatest Scottish (and Irish) fiddlers of Los Angeles gather annually to

share their spirited, increasingly popular music. 7:30 p.m.

ScottishFiddlers.org

St. Pat’s Parade

Saturday, March 11

Downtown Hermosa Beach

Hermosa’s annual St. Pat’s parade is a cross between a traditional small town

parade and the Doo Dah parade. St. Patrick, the Kelly School Irish Dancers,

bagpipers, vintage LAPD patrol cars, marching bands, Irish bicyclists and the

Anheuser Busch handcart drill team are among the popular entries.

HBChamber.net

Kite Festival

Sunday, March 12

King Harbor, Redondo Beach Pier

The Annual Festival of the Kite at the Redondo Pier is one of the longest-running

kite festivals in Southern California, featuring a wide display of colorful

and unique kites. The festival also features Japanese Taiko drummers, martial

arts demonstrations and live music. Prizes are awarded for the best handmade

kite, best ground display, highest flying kite, and youngest flyer of the day.

RBPier@yahoo.com

Springfest Carnival

Thursday - Sunday, April (TBA)

Aviation Park, Redondo Beach

The Annual Ron Cawdrey Carnival and Springfest features crazy carnival

rides, arts and crafts, food stands and live music. Admission and parking are

free. Hosted by the North Redondo Business Association. Aviation & Manhattan

Bch. boulevards.

NRBBA.org

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Dylan Fest

Saturday, May (TBA)

Torino Plaza, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance

Andy Hill and Renee Safier host a popular summer concert 12:30 to 8 p.m.

Dozens of musicians cover Bob Dylan’s most memorable songs. $25; $10 children

six to 10.

(310) 324-3664

Fiesta Hermosa

Saturday - Monday, May 27 - 29

Downtown Hermosa Beach

The annual Memorial Day weekend fiesta, hosted by the Hermosa Chamber,

is one of the Southland’s largest arts and crafts shows, with over 300 booths.

Food, children’s rides, a beer garden and two live music stages make for a

weekend of fun for the entire family.

(310) 376-0951 fiestahermosa.com

King Harbor Sea Fair

Saturday, June TBA

King Harbor Marina

Watch a U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter rescue demonstration, paddle with the

Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club, sail with the King Harbor Boating Foundation,

stand-up paddle with Tarsan’s SUP and visit the SEALab Aquarium bass

hatchery during this day of free ocean activities.

KHYC.org

Hermosa Artwalk

Saturday - Sunday, June (TBA)

710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach

This juried show grows each year in stature. Over 60 of the Southland’s finest

artists exhibit their work in a grassy setting with live music, food and wine.

(310) 372-7269 HBArtwalk.com

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Bikes – Surfboards – Body Boards

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Catholic Church

Mass Schedule

Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 7:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. (Spanish)

9:45 a.m.

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SUMMERCONCERTS

EL SEGUNDO

Concerts in the park

Music, food trucks and kids activities in

beautiful Library Park.

4 p.m. Sundays

Presented by Chevron El Segundo and the

El Segundo Parks and Recreation Department.

Sunday July 10

Tenn West

Country Western line dance music

Sunday, July 24

Jason Lohrke

Neil Diamond tribute - the early years

Sunday, August 7

Centerfold

Hits of the ‘80s

Concerts on the Grass

Lifestyle shopping center The Point offers free

concerts on the grass. 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd.

6 p.m. Wednesdays

Wednesday, July 6

J.R.Lewis

Wednesday, July 13

SOUND/FX with Vocalist on sax Lisa Ritner

Wednesday, July 20

Crown String Trio

Wednesday, July 27

Guitar Romantica duo

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Steel Parade

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Craig Fundiga

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Gold Rush Country

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Marieve Herington Combo

HERMOSA BEACH

Concerts on the Beach

Picnic on beach towels while watching the

sunset. South side of the Hermosa Beach Pier.

4:30 p.m. Sundays

Presented by Subaru Pacific and Saint Rocke

Sunday, August 7

Special Guest (To be announced)

Sunday, August 14

Venice with opener LA Weekly

Rock the Beach LA

Sunday, August 21

Robby Krieger of the Doors

Sunday, August 28

Moustache Harbor (Yacht Rock

Tribute) with opener Zeal

MANHATTAN

BEACH

Concerts in the Park

Polliwog Park, Sundays 5 p.m.

Picnic on the grass in a natural

amphitheatre overlooking Polliwog Pond.

Sunday, July 10

South Bay Country Band

South Bay Country founder Michael Grady embodies

country music’s blue collar persona and

has helped spawn a new, South Bay country

scene.

Sunday, July 17

Blue Breeze Band

Motown, R&B, Soul & Funk

Sunday, July 24

Locals Only

Manhattan Beach Parks and Rec celebrates it

75th Anniversary with day long, family activities

activities, karaoke and performances by local

bands.

Sunday, July 31

Colour My World

Chicago tribute band

Sunday, August 7

The Pine Mountain Logs

The “quintessential California.” – Jackson

Brown. Pitch-perfect rock favorites

REDONDO BEACH

Concerts on the Pier

Bring blankets and beach chairs, grab take out from one of the many pier restaurants

and watch the sunset over the ocean. Thursdays & Saturdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 2

That Cover Band

Rock

Thursday, July 7

Mayaztek

Reggae, Cumbia

Saturday, July 9

The Local Band

Motown / R&B

Thursday, July 14

Jack Dani

‘90s Rock

Saturday, July 16

Retrofit

‘70s, ‘80s & ‘90s rock

Thursday, July 21

King Chris

Funk

Saturday, July 23

In Contempt

Soul

Thursday, July 28

Retro Revival

‘60s & ‘70s

Saturday, July 30

Say Real

Reggae/Rock

Thursday, Aug. 4

Crow Hill Band:

Classic Rock / Country

Saturday, August 6

Neptune Cocktail

Instrumental Surf

Thursday, Aug 11

Darrell Mansfield

Blues

Saturday, Aug. 13

Amber Foxx

Rockabilly

Sunday, August 14

TIZER, featuring Karen Briggs

Contemporary jazz

Sunday, August 21

Lady Zep:

All female Led Zeppelin tribute band

Sunday, August 28

Brass Monkey Brass Band

New Orleans Brass Band

Sunday, September 4

Britain's Finest

Beatles tribute band

Thursday, Aug. 18

TennWest

Country Western

Saturday, Aug. 20

1969

‘60s Rock & Roll

Thursday, Aug. 25

Feed the Kitty

Rock

Saturday, Aug. 27

West Swell

Reggae

Thursday, Sept. 1

Strange Days

Doors Tribute

Thursday, Sept. 3

Danny Dean/Easter :

Rockabilly/80's & Post Punk

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DINING Guide DINING Guide DINING Guide DINI

The Matias Orozco family serves authentic dishes from

their native Jalisco at their Hermosa Mexican Restaurant.

824 Hermosa Ave. Hermosa Beach.

The Strand House is the restaurant equivalent of an infinity pool.

117 Manhattan Bch Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 310-545-7470.

Photo by Chelsea Schreiber

Manhattan Bread and Bagel is a favorite morning stop for visitors and

locals. 1812 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach.

HT Grill offers outdoor dining in Riviera Village. 1701 S Catalina Ave,

Redondo Beach.

AMERICAN

Hopdoddy

830 S Sepulveda #116

El Segundo

310-414-2337

Superba

830 S Sepulveda #100

El Segundo

310-906-4598

Baran's

502 Pacific Coast Hwy

Hermosa Beach

424-247-8468

Good Stuff

1286 The Strand

Hermosa Beach

310-374-2334

Sloopy’s

3416 Highland Ave

Manhattan Beach

310-545-1373

Good Stuff

550 Deep Valley Dr # 151

Rolling Hills Estates

310-544-8000

Barney’s Beanery

100 Fisherman’s Wharf

Redondo Beach

424-275-4820

Good Stuff

1617 S Pac Cst Hwy

#102

Redondo Beach

310-316-0262

Sacks on the Beach

1611 S Catalina Ave

Redondo Beach

310-540-3770

ASIAN

P.F. Chang's

2041 Rosecrans Ave.

El Segundo

310-607-9062

Rabano

2516 Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-3859

China Grill

3282 N. Sepulveda

Manhattan Beach

310-546-7284

W’s China Bistro

1410 S. Pacific Cst. Hwy

Redondo Beach

310-792-1600

BAKERY/

DESSERTS

Hermosa Pie & Cake

Company

133 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-374-2323

Becker’s Bakery

1025 Manhattan Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-372-3214

Cake Bakeshop

3319 Highland

Manhattan Beach

310-545-2253

Cupcake Couture

916 Manhattan Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-372-9200

Le Pain Quotidien

451 Manhattan Bch

Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-546-6411

Lido Bakery

3001 Sepulveda

Manhattan Beach

310-545-8955

Manhattan Bread

& Bagel

1812 N. Sepulveda

Manhattan Beach

310-545-7553

SusieCakes

3500 N. Sepulveda #150

Manhattan Beach

310-303-3780

Nothing Bundt Cakes

1570 Rosecrans

Manhattan Beach

310-297-9530

Kirari West Bake

Shop

707 N Pac Cst Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-376-5313

BBQ

Silvio’s Brazilian

20 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-6855

Dickie’s

407 N. Pac Cst Hwy #120

Redondo Beach

310-379-0202

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Tom Dunbabin’s King Harbor Brewing is a main attraction on the Redondo

Pier’s International Boardwalk.

L&L Hawaiian BBQ

1821 S Catalina Ave

Redondo Beach

310-375-0333

Lucille’s

21420 Hawthorne Blvd.

Torrance

310-370-7427

BREAKFAST/

LUNCH

Café Bonaparte

37 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-374-0026

Good Stuff

1286 The Strand

Hermosa Beach

310-374-2334

Martha’s 22nd St. Grill

25-22nd St.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-7786

Ocean Diner

959 Aviation Blvd.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-3739

Scotty’s

1100 The Strand

Hermosa Beach

310-318-7152

Tammie’s Corner Café

190 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-4712

Uncle Stavro’s

201 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-379-2001

Uncle Bill’s

1305 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-5177

Good Stuff

550 Deep Valley Dr # 151

Rolling Hills Estates

310-544-8000

Cozy Café

307 S. Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-316-1414

Eat at Joe’s

400 N. Pacific Cst Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-376-9570

Good Stuff

1617 S Pac Cst Hwy 102

Redondo Beach

310- 316-0262

Pollys on the Pier

233 N. Harbor Dr.

Redondo Beach

310-318-3736

Yellow Vase

1805 Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-373-0013

BRUNCH

Greenbelt

36 Pier Ave,

Hermosa Beach

310-798-6585

Zinc Lounge

1221 N. Valley Dr.

Manhattan Beach

310-546-4995

Admiral Risty

31250 Palos Verdes Dr. W

Rancho Palos Verdes

310-377-0050

Terranea-Catalina

Kitchen

100 Terranea Way

Rancho Palos Verdes

310-265-2836

Trump National

One Ocean Trails Dr.

Rancho Palos Verdes

310-265-5000

BALEEN Kitchen

260 Portofino Way

Redondo Beach

310-372-1202

Bouzy’s

1611 S. Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-540-1222

Cheesecake Factory

605 N. Harbor Dr.

Redondo Beach

310-376-0466

BURGERS

The Counter

700-A Allied Way

El Segundo

310-524-9967

Boardwalk Burgers &

Fries

1031 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-318-0533

Hennessey’s

8 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-5759

The Standing Room

1320 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

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Looking for a classic burger and steakhouse? Then Chef Joe Wilcox’s Bullpen

would be the place. 314 Avenue I, Redondo Beach. (310) 375-7797.

Hennessey’s

313 Man. Bch Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-546-4813

Tomboy’s

1816 Manhattan Bch Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-374-9944

Hennessey’s

1712 S. Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-540-8443

The Standing Room

144 N Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-374-7545

The Counter

21209 Hawthorne Blvd.

Torrance

310-406-3300

CAJUN

New Orleans Creole

140 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-8970

Ragin’ Cajun

525 Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

CALIFORNIA

Chef Hanne’s

411 1/2 Main St.

El Segundo

310-640-0164

Marmalade Café

204 E. Park Place

El Segundo

310-648-7200

Jackson’s Food+Drink

2041 Rosecrans #109

El Segundo

310-606-5500

Paul Martin’s

2361 Rosecrans #180

El Segundo

310-643-9300

Salt Creek Grille

2015 E. Park Place

El Segundo

310-335-9288

Abigaile’s

1301 Manhattan Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-798-8227

American Junkie

68 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-4412

Chef Melba’s

1501 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-2084

Greenbelt

36 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-798-6585

Gum Tree Café

238 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-8733

Hook & Plow

425 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-937-5909

Hot’s Kitchen

844 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-318-2939

Darren’s

1141 Manhattan Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-802-1973

Four Daughters

3505 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-2444

The Kettle

1138 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-8511

Little Sister

1131 Manhattan Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-2096

Love & Salt

317 Manhattan Bch

Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-5252

MB Post

1142 Manhattan Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-5405

Manhattan House

1019 Manhattan Bch.

Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-574-2277

Ocean View Café

229-13th St.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-6770

The Strand House

117 Manhattan Bch

Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-7470

Tin Roof Bistro

3500 N. Sepulveda

Manhattan Beach

310-939-0900

Mar’Sel

100 Terranea Way

Rancho Palos Verdes

310-265-2800

BALEEN Kitchen

260 Portofino Way

Redondo Beach

310-372-1202

Chez Melange

1611 S. Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-540-1222

Before there were internet cafes there was Java Man. 157 Pier Ave,

Hermosa Beach.

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HT Grill

1701 S. Catalina

Redondo Beach

310-791-4849

R-10 Social House

179 N. Harbor Dr.

Redondo Beach

310-798-2500

Slip Bar & Eatery

120 International Brdwk

Redondo Beach

310-376-8910

Hey 19

4525 Calle Mayor

Torrance

310-378-8119

HopSaint Brewing Co.

5160 W 190th St.

Torrance

310-214-4677

COFFEE HOUSE

Java Man

157 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-379-7209

The Source

509 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-318-1888

Two Guns

350 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-318-2537

Catalina Coffee

126 N. Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-318-2499

Coffee Cartel

1820 S. Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-316-6554

DELI/

SANDWICHES

Ashley’s Deli

828 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-6729

Big Mike’s

1314 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-798-1499

Mickey’s

101 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-2330

North End Caffé

3421 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-546-4782

Rinaldi’s

350 N Sepulveda #1

Manhattan Beach

310-379-9968

Giuliano’s

1700 Aviation Blvd

Redondo Beach

310-376-0416

FRENCH

Cafe Bonaparte

37 Pier Ave

Hermosa Beach

310-374-0026

Créme de la Crepe

424 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-937-2822

Créme de la Crepe

1708 1/2 Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-540-8811

Dominique’s

522 S. Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

424-247-9054

Zazou

1810 S. Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-540-4884

GASTROPUB

Abigaile’s

1301 Manhattan Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-798-8227

Chelsea

1334 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-937-2598

Greenbelt

36 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-798-6585

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310.426.9494

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Rockefeller

422 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-8467

Rockefeller

1209 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-5810

Simmzy’s

229 Manhattan Bch Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-546-1201

Nelson’s @ Terranea

100 Terranea Way

Rancho Palos Verdes

310-265-2836

Bouzy’s

1611 S. Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-540-1222

Hudson House

514 N. Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-798-9183

HopSaint Brewing Co.

5160 W 190th St.

Torrance

310-214-4677

Whale & Ale

327 W. 7th St.

San Pedro

310-832-0363

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The Bottle Inn’s Silvio Petoletti brings old world style to Hermosa and

Redondo. 26-22nd Street, Hermosa Beach, (310) 376-9595 and 1700 S.

Catalina #101, Riveria Village, Redondo Beach, (310) 543-6800.

GERMAN

Brat & Brau

1342 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-6532

Alpine Village

833 W. Torrance Blvd.

Torrance

310-327-4384

GREEK

Uncle Stavro’s

201 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-379-2001

Petros

451 Manhattan Bch

Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-4100

Old Venice

1001 Manhattan Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-376-0242

ICE CREAM/

YOGURT

Melt Gelato & Crepes

730 S. Allied Way

El Segundo

310-647-5887

Paciugo Gelato

1034 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-379-2525

Paradise Ice Cream

1309 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-465-5807

Manhattan Creamery

1120 Manhattan Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-372-1155

Yogurtland

1570 Rosecrans

Manhattan Beach

310-536-9562

Handel’s Ice Cream

1882 S. Pacific Cst.

Hwy.

Redondo Beach

424-247-8861

Yogurtland

271 Avenida del Norte

Redondo Beach

310-944-9572

Yogurtland

21213 Hawthorne Blvd

Torrance

310-543-0391

INDIAN

Akbar

1101 Aviation Blvd.

Hermosa Beach

310-937-3800

Spice Six

450 Pac Cst Hwy

Hermosa Beach

310-921-8315

India's Tandoori

916 N Sepulveda Blvd

Manhattan Beach

310-374-7300

Addi’s Tandoor

800 Torrance Blvd.

Redondo Beach

310-540-1616

ITALIAN

Deluca Trattoria

225 Richmond St.

El Segundo

310-640-7600

North Italia

840 S Sepulveda #140

El Segundo

310-469-7695

Bottle Inn Ristorante

26-22nd St.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-9595

Buona Vita

439 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-379-7626

Fritto Misto

316 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-318-6098

Il Fornaio

1800 Rosecrans

Manhattan Beach

310-725-9555

Lido di Manhattan

1550 G Rosecrans

Manhattan Beach

310-536-0730

Mama D’s

1125 Manhattan Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-546-1492

Mangiamo

128 Manhattan

Bch.Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-318-3434

Bottle Inn Riviera

1700 S. Catalina #101

Redondo Beach

310-543-6800

Bettolino Kitchen

211 Palos Verdes Blvd.

Redondo Beach

310-375-0500

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The Standing Room in downtown Hermosa Beach is known for its hamburgers

and live music. 1320 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, (310) 318-1272.

Brogino’s

2423 Artesia Blvd.

Redondo Beach

310-370-4827

Charlie’s

601 N. Pacific Cst. Hwy

Redondo Beach

310-374-8581

Hostaria Piave

231 S. Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-374-1000

Napoli’s Pizza

1815 Hawthorne Blvd

Redondo Beach

310-371-7178

Orlando’s

1000 Torrance Blvd.

Redondo Beach

310-792-9300

Pia Restaurant

112 Intn’l Boardwalk

Redondo Beach

310-376-3889

Neil’s Seafood & Pasta

383 W. 5th St.

San Pedro

310-548-3495

JAPANESE

Rok

1200 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-798-4765

Izaka ya by Katsuya

1133 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-796-1888

O Sho

913 N Sepulveda Blvd

Manhattan Beach

310-372-6156

Rice

820 Manhattan Ave.

(@ 9th St)

Manhattan Beach

310-798-7722

Sushi Akatora

302 Rosecrans

Manhattan Beach

310-802-1131

BamBiBu

1550 S. Pacific Cst.

Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-540-5288

Bistro Miyoda

1220 Beryl St.

Redondo Beach

310-376-1081

Casa Arigato

629 S. Pac Cst Hwy

Redondo Beach

310-543-0586

King Shabu Shabu

903 N Catalina #100

Redondo Beach

310-798-9136

Yanagi

2400 Artesia Blvd.

Redondo Beach

310-372-6500

Bashi

100 Terranea Way

Rancho Palos Verdes

310-265-2703

Ise-Shima

21381 S. Western

(@ Miyako Hybrid Hotel)

Torrance

310-320-6700

Ramen Spott

25412 Crenshaw Blvd.

Torrance

310-530-3900

LIVE MUSIC/

ENTERTAINMENT

Comedy & Magic Club

1018 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-1193

The Lighthouse Café

30 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-6911

Live at the Lounge

1018 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-1193

Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno continues to ply his craft most Sundays

at Mike Lacey’s Comedy and Magic Club in downtown Hermosa Beach.

1018 Hermosa Ave. (310) 372-1193.

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Saint Rocke

142 Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-0035

The Standing Room

1320 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-318-1272

Suzy’s Bar & Grill

1141 Aviation Blvd.

Hermosa Beach

310-379-6171

Admiral Risty

31250 Palos Verdes Dr. W

Rancho Palos Verdes

310-377-0050

MEXICAN

La Sirena Grill

710-D Allied Way

El Segundo

310-640-6170

Amigo’s Tacos

118 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

(424) 383-1472

Amigo’s Tacos

3216 Manhattan Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-973-8226

Brothers Burritos

24-11th St.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-0707

Dia de Campo

1238 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-379-1829

El Gringo

2620 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-1381

Hermosa Mexican

824 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-937-5606

La Playita

37-14th St.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-2148

Palmilla

39 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-503-7722

Sharkeez

52 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-318-0004

Amigo’s Tacos

1221 Artesia Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-372-8006

El Gringo

921 N. Sepulveda

Manhattan Beach

310-372-6080

Pancho’s

3615 Highland

Manhattan Beach

310-545-6670

Summer’s Sports Bar

3770 Highland

Manhattan Beach

310-545-9333

Salsa Verde

2325 Palos Verdes Dr.

W

Palos Verdes Est.

310-544-1704

Coyote Cantina

531 N. Pac Cst Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-376-1066

El Gringo

821 Torrance Blvd.

Redondo Beach

310-316-8032

Las Brisas

1969 Artesia Blvd.

Redondo Beach

310-376-5884

Ocho Mexican

403 N Pac Cst Hwy

#102

Redondo Beach

310-272-5885

Riviera Mexican Grill

1615 S. Pac Cst Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-540-2501

Great Selection of Homemade Sausages, Plates to Share,

Excellent & Rare German Beers...

1342 Hermosa Ave. Hermosa Beach (310) 376-6532

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2701 Pacific Coast Hwy.

Orders: 310-379-9277

Group Reservations:

310-379-8377

(About 2 blocks north of Artesia)

Family Owned

& Operated

Since 1993

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Frida’s Mexican Cuisine

21438 Hawthorne Blvd

Torrance

310-371-0666

Acapulco

Ports O’Call Berth 83

San Pedro

310-548-6800

MIDDLE EASTERN

Poulet du Jour

233 Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-6620

Sabra Beirut Mix

500 N. Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-8226

Sesame Moe’s

2640 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-1600

Al Hamra Halal

2515 Artesia Blvd

Redondo Beach

310-371-5919

Azure Mediterranean

1810 Pacific Coast Hwy

Redondo Beach

310-275-9747

Chicken Maison

2709 Man. Bch. Blvd.

Redondo Beach

310-725-0035

Turquoise

1735 S Catalina Ave

Redondo Beach

310-373-3234

Zayna’s Grill

1310 S. Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-540-0777

Chicken Maison

50 Peninsula Center

Rolling Hills Est

310-541-8080

Chicken Maison

3901 Pacific Cst. Hwy

Torrance

310-465-1050

PIZZA

Valentino’s

150 S. Sepulveda Blvd.

El Segundo

310-426-9494

Fat Tomato

446 Pac Cst Hwy

Hermosa Beach

424-247-8021

Paisano’s

1132 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-9883

Pedone’s

1332 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-0949

Round Table Pizza

2701 Pac Cst Hwy.

Hermosa Beach

310-379-9277

Fresh Brothers

2008 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-546-4444

Manhattan Pizzeria

133 Manhattan Bch Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-546-2117

Valentino’s

975 Aviation Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-318-5959

Fresh Brothers

407 N. Pac Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-374-5678

Locale 90

1718 S Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-540-9190

Orlando’s

1000 Torrance Blvd.

Redondo Beach

310-792-9300

SEAFOOD

Fish Shop

719 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-3480

Killer Shrimp

19 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

The Mermaid

11 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-374-9344

Fishbar

3801 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-796-0200

Fishing with Dynamite

1148 Manhattan Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-893-6299

Rock N Fish

120 Man Bch. Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-379-9900

BlueWater Grill

665 N. Harbor

Redondo Beach

310-318-3474

Captain Kidd’s

209 N. Harbor Dr.

Redondo Beach

310-372-7703

Jus’ Poke

501 N. Pac Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-379-1133

Quality Seafood

130 S. International

Boardwalk Redondo

Beach

310-372-6408

Ports O’Call Restaurant

Ports O’Call Berth 76

San Pedro

310-833-3553

San Pedro Fish Market

& Restaurant

Ports O’Call Berth 78

San Pedro

310-832-4251

STEAKHOUSE

Flemings

2301 Rosecrans

El Segundo

310-643-6911

Steak & Whisky

117 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-318-5555

Zane’s

1150 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-374-7488

The Arthur J

903 Manhattan Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-878-9620

Houston’s

1550-A Rosecrans

Manhattan Beach

310-643-7211

Bull Pen

314 Ave. I

Redondo Beach

310-375-7797

SURF N TURF

Admiral Risty

31250 PV Dr. West

Rancho Palos Verdes

310-377-0050

Chart House

231 Yacht Club Way

Redondo Beach

310-372-3464

Kincaid’s

500 Fisherman’s Wharf

Redondo Beach

310-318-6080

Tony’s on the Pier

210 Fisherman’s Wharf

Redondo Beach

310-374-1442

TAPAS

Mediterraneo

73 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-318-2666

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A Basq Kitchen

136 N International

Boardwalk

Redondo Beach

310-376-9215

Tapas & Vino

1729 S. Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-791-8200

Cafe Sevilla

140 Pine Ave

Long Beach

562-495-111

TAVERNS

Rock & Brews

143 Main Street

El Segundo

310-615-9890

Richmond Street Bar &

Grill

145 Richmond St.

El Segundo

310-322-7397

Barnacles

837 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-798-9064

Mickey McColgan’s

934 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-9700

Patrick Molloy’s

50 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-798-9762

Underground

1334 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-318-3818

Ercole’s

1101 Manhattan Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-372-1997

Manhattan Bch Brewery

124 Manhattan Bch. Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-798-2744

OB’s

3610 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-546-1542

Sharkeez

3600 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-8811

Sharks Cove

309 Manhattan Bch. Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-2683

Shellback Tavern

116 Manhattan Bch. Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-376-7857

Avenue A Bar & Grill

800 S. Pacific Cst. Hwy

Redondo Beach

310-316-2832

Gassers Lounge

1500 Aviation Blvd.

Redondo Beach

King Harbor Brewing

Tap Room

132 Int’l Boardwalk

Redondo Beach

310-542-8657

Naja’s Place

154 Int’l Boardwalk

Redondo Beach

310-376-9951

Rock & Brews

6300 Pacific Cst. Hwy

Redondo Beach

310-378-4970

HopSaint Brewing Co.

5160 W 190th St.

Torrance

310-214-4677

THAI

Thai Top

337 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-379-4626

Thai Dishes

1015 Sepulveda Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-546-4147

Phuket Thai

901 N. Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-374-9598

Siam I Am

215 S. Pac. Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-374-7202

Tara Thai

234 S. Pac Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-379-8593

VEGETARIAN

Veggie Grill

720 Allied Way

El Segundo

310-535-0025

The Spot

110 Second St.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-2355

Green Temple

1700 S. Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-944-4525

Happy Veggie

709 N. Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-379-5035

VIETNAMESE

Pho PCH

623 N Pacific Coast Hwy

Redondo Beach

424-206-1072

Pho Show

1617 S Pacific Coast

Hwy Ste 101

Redondo Beach

310-792-7800

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