South Bay Visitors Guide 2017

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Easy Reader South Bay Visitor's Guide 2017-1018

Where the locals go

South Bay 2017-2018

VISITORS

GUIDE

PLACES TO GO THINGS TO DO

8 EL SEGUNDO

10 HERMOSA BEACH

16 MANHATTAN BEACH

22 REDONDO BEACH

24 GREATER SOUTH BAY

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FIREWORKS, SPORTING EVENTS,

FAIRS & FESTIVALS

Distinguishing the South Bay’s 15 cities from one another is difficult

if all you do is drive around. No physical boundaries

separate them. But each city has its individual character. Hermosa

Beach’s Pier Plaza has a lively nightlife. Redondo Beach’s harbor

offers boating, fishing, stand-up paddleboarding and restaurants

serving fresh-off-the-boat fish. Torrance’s Del Amo Fashion Center recently

underwent a $200 million remodel, making it an international

shopping destination. The Roundhouse Aquarium on the Manhattan

Beach pier will soon be remodeled by the internationally acclaimed

architects who designed the Boston Aquarium. Lomita has a railroad

museum, Carson a printing museum and El Segundo the world’s only

auto museum where visitors can ride in cars from the collection.

The nine miles of beaches, from Palos Verdes to El Segundo, offer

volleyball, beach tennis, cross training and running. And spectacular

sunsets. The exceptionally clean ocean water attracts surfers and

ocean swimmers from around the world. The Los Angeles County

Lifeguards, the world’s finest, keep everyone safe. To see them in action,

attend the International Surf Festival during the first weekend in

August.

The following pages list the favorite places to go and things to do,

as determined by the locals and described by the Easy Reader staff,

which has been covering the South Bay for over four decades.

Kevin Cody, Editor

SOUTH BAY FOOD & MUSIC

32 ASIAN TO VIETNAMESE

40 OUTDOOR CONCERTS AND

THEATER

42 LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

For even more places to go

and things to do visit:

SouthBayVisitorGuide.com

ElSegundoChamber.org

HBChamber.net

ManhattanBeachChamber.com

Redondo.com

Manhattan Beach waterman Miles Gaffney,

13, offers to share the waves. The South

Bay has nine miles of wide, white sand

beaches and clean, surfable waves. Photo

by Steve Gaffney (SteveGaffney.com)

PUBLISHER Richard Budman

EDITOR Kevin Cody

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PRODUCTION Tim Teebken

SALES Amy Berg, Shelley Crawford,

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SALES COORDINATORS Judy Rae, Teri Marin

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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.

Manhattan Pier

Hermosa Pier

Redondo Beach

Marina


Redondo Pier

X

Hermosa Ave Harbor Dr.

Herondo

Gold’s

Gym

P.C.H.

190th

The Fishermen’s Favorite -

Comfort Food

at Comfortable Prices

POLLY’S ON THE PIER

310-318-3736

Learn to Sail Sailboat Charters

Shooby Dooby Down To Ruby’s Redondo

for great food and more!!

Underwater Viewing of Sealife

in a Yellow Submarine

SOUTH BAY SAILING

310-937-3180

www.southbaysailing.com

MEAT LOVERS

PARADISE

RUBY’S DINER

310-376-7829

$20 OFF

DINNER FOR 2

207 N. Harbor Drive

Redondo Beach

(310) 374-3411

SSV LOOKING GLASS TOURS

310-909-3179

http://www.fastkayak.com/lookingglass.html

A Day of Fishing adds

A Day to your life!

For Fun in the Sun All Summer Long — It’s All Happening at Redondo Beach Marina.

www.rbmarina.com

PEDAL BOATS &

KAYAK RENTALS

310-909-3179

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THINKING OF MOVING TO THE PENINSULA?

We affectionately call it The Hill

Let me conduct a tour of the Palos Verdes

Peninsula, consisting of four incorporated

cities, two unincorporated areas, one annexed

area. Building requirements

consider lot coverage, air space, views,

privacy, and neighborhood compatibility.

We call it “The Terraced Land”.

Let me show you why.

• “A Village”, parklands, open space, no congested

cities, traffic, or parking meters

• Thirteen micro-climates from which to choose

• Views are common here: Mighty Pacific, City

Lights, Pastoral, Ocean Cliffs and Coves,

Canyons, LA Harbor and most are without

power lines!

• Public schools are rated Top 10 - website:

www.pvpusd.k12.ca.us

• Three High Schools, Three Intermediate Schools,

11 neighborhood Elementary Schools, transitional

Kindergarten. Highly rated Private Schools

• Two nearby beaches off the beaten track, tide pools

• Four Golf Courses, Tennis Clubs, Athletic Clubs

• Active Peninsula Senior Center, Three beautiful

Public Libraries

• Horseback Riding Stables, Ice Skating Rink,

Sports Parks (soccer, baseball), Toddler Parks,

Dog Park, countless Hiking/Walking Trails

• Norris Theatre for Palos Verdes Performing Arts,

Palos Verdes Art Center

• Regal 13 Cinema, plenty of easy parking, seating

• 45 minutes to LAX (in traffic)

• Three major hospitals within a 15-minute drive

• HOMES IN EVERY PRICE RANGE AND LOCATION

Interested yet? Let me show you around. Resident

since 1977 and a Certified Palos Verdes Specialist

P.S. Neighbors, any additions to brag about?

Just email me.

LINDA CAVETTE, Realtor Lic. 01294734

Coldwell Banker Palos Verdes and Beach Cities

(310) 544-8455 LKCavette@aol.com

www.LindaCavette.com

Places to GO Things to DO

The 2,000 pipe Mighty Wurlitzer Organ at the Old Town

Music Hall is one of the few left that is still played each week.

EL SEGUNDO

ElSegundoChamber.com

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 (accompanied by the Wurlitzer)

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

$8 for seniors 62 and up. Cash only.

El Segundo Museum of Art

“An art laboratory, not a museum”

208 Main St., El Segundo

(424) 277-1020, 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. - 5 p.m.; Monday through Thursday by

appointment. Free.

Automobile Driving Museum

610 Lairport St., El Segundo

(310) 909-0950, automobiledrivingmuseum.org

w The Automobile Driving Museum is the only auto 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 accepted.

El Segundo shopping and dining

Main Street downtown; Rosecrans and Sepulveda Blvd.

ElSegundo.org. ElSegundoChamber.com. Plazaelsegundo.com.

Thepointsb.com

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

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

Places to GO Things to DO Places to GO Things to DO Places to GO

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ST. JOHN FISHER CHURCH

A Catholic Community for All

Love God. Love all people. Make disciples.

5448 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes

Corner of Crest Road and Crenshaw Blvd.

310.377.5571 • www.sjf.org

Our Lady of Guadalupe

320 MASSEY ST.

HERMOSA BEACH

310-372-7077

MASS TIMES

SATURDAY VIGIL

5:00 PM

SUNDAY

7:30 AM

9:00 AM

10:45 AM

12:30 PM

5:00 PM

Catholic Church

Mass Schedule

Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 7:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. (Spanish)

9:45 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

6:30 p.m.

Weekdays 8:00 a.m.

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. Rob Rubens Distillery and Brewery offers

both beer and spirits made on the premises in a speakeasy atmosphere. The newly

opened Brewport offers a 60 tap iPourIT system from which guess pour their own,

beer, wine and even kombucha.

More upscale restaurants can be found along Rosecrans Boulevard, including P.F.

Chang's, Houston’s, and Fleming's. On the highway, El Segundo Plaza and its neighbor,

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 exquisitely crafted pastries, gelato and candies. The

Point offers delicious, farm-to-table restaurant choices, dessert, fashion and day spa options.

Flight Path Learning Center-Museum

6661 W. Imperial Hwy. Los Angeles

(424) 646-7284, flightpathmuseum.com

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

– Sat., 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free parking.

HERMOSA BEACH

HBChamber.net

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 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 beach 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. Wetsuits are recommended,

year ‘round.

Surfboard rentals are available at Jeffers

(310) 372-9492, 14th St, Hermosa, next

to The Strand and Noble Park. Tarsan

Stand Up Paddling (831 N. Harbor Dr.,

Redondo, (310) 798-2200) rents SUPs

and offers lessons, as does Nikau Kai

Surf and Cafe (1140 Highland, Ave.,

Manhattan Beach, (310) 545-7007) and

Olympus Boards (4807 Torrance Blvd.,

Torrance, (310) 214-1800). 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

Boulevard rent stand-ups and surf

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oards. 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 standup

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 piers. The California Association of

Beach Volleyball holds tournaments almost

every weekend. July 20 - 23, 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 ago. There are five courts

in Hermosa at 14th St., and three courts

Beach Tennis courts north of the Hermosa Beach pier have become a destination

for fans of the fast growing sport. Visitors, including novices, are always

welcome.

at Seventh St. in Manhattan Beach. The sport is played with rackets and balls similar

to paddle tennis equipment. Local players are always very welcoming to new players.

For more about the sport visit BeachTennisUSA.com Sexy Tennis, a retail store dedicated

to the sport is a block from the beach at 1248 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach,

(772) 444-7399.

Pickle Ball

w This fast growing sport, particularly among old tennis players, may be played in Hermosa

Beach at the Kelly Courts and in Manhattan Beach at Manhattan Heights Park.

The Hermosa courts have night lighting. The sport resembles paddle tennis, but is

slower because it is played with a wiffle ball rather than a tennis ball. Kelly Courts,

861 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. Manhattan

Heights Park, 1600 Manhattan Beach

Blvd., Manhattan Beach.

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 stars such as Jerry Seinfeld,

Roseanne Barr, Alonzo Bodden,

Bob Saget, Elayne Boosler. They favor

the club for developing new routines in

front of a live, non Hollywood audience.

Between sets, study the museum-quality

exhibit of legendary movie costumes, including

Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp,

Jerry Seinfeld’s puffy shirt, Oliver

Hardy’s giant pajamas, Bob Hope’s

“Fancy Pants,”, Mike Myers'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

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California’s hottest entertainment destinations. Chef Melba’s, Hot’s Kitchen, Zane’s,

La Playita, Laurel Tavern, Mediterraneo, Dia Del Campo, Palmilla Cocina y Tequila

and the new Tower 12 are among the many restaurants with offerings ranging from

traditional Mexican and Italian to cutting edge cuisine. Rock music of every permutation,

from pop to punk, may be heard every evening clubs such as Hennessey’s, Saint

Rocke (up the street, on Pacific Coast Hwy.), Patrick Molloy’s, Standing Room and the

Lighthouse Cafe. The legendary Lighthouse Cafe was featured in the Academy Award

winning 2016 film La La Land and still presents great jazz. Those who miss “The

Tonight Show with Jay Leno” can see him live almost every Sunday night at the Comedy

and Magic Club. Next door to Comedy and Magic is Live at the Lounge, a showcase

for traveling musicians and local stars, including tenor Dennis McNeil and jazz pianist

David Benoit. Parking in Hermosa is a challenge and there is zero tolerance for drunk

drivers. Take a cab, or better yet, bicycle.

Downtown Hermosa Shopping

HBChamber.net.

w Hermosa and Pier avenues, between The Strand and Ardmore/Pacific Coast Hwy.,

from First Street to 12th Street.

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 Monday. They don’t need to. Shops

range from the second generation Seymour’s Jewelers to the trendy gift and clothing

store Wicked. 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,

hi-tech material. Globe, the giant, Australian-based surf apparel brand, opened its first

U.S. retail store in downtown Hermosa this summer. 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 Fourth 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.

Hermosa Beach Historical Museum

Community Center, 710 Pier Ave.

(310) 318-9421, HermosaBeachHistoricalSociety.org

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

Velzy and Bing Copeland, 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-

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

museum. Free. 2 - 4 p.m. Sat., Sun. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Hermosa Beach Playhouse

Community Center, 710 Pier Ave.

HermosaBch.org, (310) 318-0265

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

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

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

Hermosa Beach Skate Park

710 Pier Ave.

HermosaBch.org

w Though slightly smaller than Manhattan Beach’s skater park, it offers similar stairs,

grind ledges and and pool drops. And it’s just blocks from the beach. Open daily noon

to 7 p.m.

Second Story Theatre

Community Center, 710 Pier Avenue.

(310) 318-0265, HermosaBch.org

w Performances are offered almost every weekend at this 80-seat, equity waiver theater,

thanks to the resident Surf City Theater Group and April Fools Improv Troupe, student

theater academies and touring shows. 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.

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Muralist John Pugh’s

trompe-l'œil tribute to

Hermosa Beach’s jazz

legacy is one of six

murals, all within walking

distance, in downtown

Hermosa Beach.

Hermosa Murals Project

Downtown Hermosa Beach HermosaMurals.org

Beginning in 2009, a group of civic minded Hermosa Beach residents made plans to

commission one new downtown Hermosa Beach mural a year, for 10 years. Six of the

murals have been completed, all within walking distance of one another.

Mural #1 “Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza, Circa 1924”

14th Court and Hermosa Avenue.

w Renowned muralist Art Mortimer spent two months on a scissors life painting Hermosa

Beach’s Pier Plaza, as it appeared in the 1920s.

Mural #2 “Hermosa ‘Splash’ Circa 1909”

Manhattan and Pier avenues

w 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.

Mural #3 “Hermosa Beach West Coast Jazz”

1007 Hermosa Avenue

w Artist John Pugh’s trompe l'oeil of a trumpet player blowing a horn with a 10-foot

diameter bell appears to hover over the street. The mural depicts jazz greats Chet

Baker and Gerry Mulligan, who played at the Lighthouse with bassist Howard Rumsey

and the Lighthouse All-Stars.

Mural #4 “Hermosa Swimwear Evolves”

500 Pier Avenue

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

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

the figures.

Mural #5 “Hermosa’s Great Wave”

14th Street and Hermosa Ave.

w John Van Hamersveld’s “Hermosa’s Great Wave,” is 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 ‘60s rock album covers

Mural # 6 “Volleyball in Hermosa”

13th Street and Beach Drive

w This two-story-high image by extreme sports photographer Bo Bridges depicts a dynamic

women’s volleyball game at sunset.

MANHATTAN BEACH

ManhattanBeachChamber.com

Beach volleyball

Manhattan Pier Beach Volleyball Walk of Fame

w The history of beach volleyball was written in the sand at the Manhattan Beach pier.

The 2017 Charlie Saikley Six man Volleyball Tournament (Aug. 3 & 4) at the Manhattan

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

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

Sun., August 17 - 20) 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 highest honor, after Olympic gold. This year’s finals will be broadcast live on

NBC beginning at 11:30 a.m. Beach City volleyball players have medaled at almost

every Olympic since beach volleyball became an Olympic sport 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.

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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 by players 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,

(310) 372-9492). The beach city recreation departments offer lessons through the summer,

as do many local pro players.

Downtown Manhattan Beach dining

Manhattan & Highland Avenues

Manhattan Beach Blvd. from the beach to Pacific Coast Highway

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, LF Stores, Splendid,

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 photographer Bo Bridges opened

a downtown gallery with photos that include local surfers and big wave rider 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.

(310) 426-6313, Shopmanhattanvillage.com

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 Macy's at either end of the enclosed

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

a shopping center without an Apple Store. And for the more practical computer nerds,

a giant Fry’s Electronics is next door. The large parking lot is broken up by free standing

restaurants and specialty stores, including See’s Candy, Tin Roof Bistro and Brickworks

Roast House & Grill. Many of the stores, such as SuperSports, are independently owned

by local residents.

Manhattan Beach Historical Society

601 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.

• Go-Karts

• Lazer Tag

• Rock Wall

• Miniature Golf

Mulligan Family Fun Center | 310-325-3950

1351 West Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance

MulliganFun.com

• Birthday Parties

• & much more….

Roundhouse Lab and Aquarium

Manhattan Beach Pier

(310) 379-8117, RoundHouseAquarium.org

w The Roundhouse 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. The aquarium is scheduled be closed for

remodeling from January - June 2017. Expect the new museum to be world class. The

$2 million remodel is being designed by Cambridge 7, the architectural firm that designed

the acclaimed Boston Aquarium.

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John and the other 80 agents at NW Real Estate Brokers are, for the most

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Kala Fernandez, 8, of Hermosa Beach, launching off the lip at Manhattan

Beach’s new skate park. Manhattan Beach’s skatepark is at 1625 Marine

Ave., Manhattan Beach. Hermosa also has a popular skatepark, at 710

Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach Photo by Ian Logan

Manhattan Beach Skate Park

Open to the public free of charge Monday - Friday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday - Sunday

10 a.m. 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. The

aquarium also offers camps for children ages 4 - 10 from July to mid August.

AdventurePlex

1701 Marine Ave.

(310) 546-7708, AdventurePlex.org

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 zip lining through a play structure

that would amaze X Game athletes. Kids play grown ups in Toddler Town’s farm

and a grocery store. There’s also the more traditional basketball, volleyball, floor hockey

and workout facilities. $10 per child. The Courtside Café offers fruit smoothies, freshbaked

muffins and cookies without the unhealthy, processed ingredients. Sun. - Thurs.

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

Polliwog Park

1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd.

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. Plus the park has one of the area’s

few dog runs.

Manhattan Beach Skate Park

1625 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach

CityMB.info

w Manhattan Beach’s new 5,000 sq. ft. skate park enables 50 skaters at a time to jump

stairs, slide down rails, grind ledges and drop into pool sections. Open daily 8 a.m. to

dusk.

Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center

1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, between Redondo and Peck Aves.

(310) 802-5440, Citymb.info

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.

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REDONDO BEACH

Whale Watching

Redondo Beach Marina, King Harbor

RedondoChamber.org VisitRedondo.com

(310) 372-2111, rbwhales.com

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

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

through April. Dolphins surfing Indian’s bow wake are as inspiring a show as

the whales. You are most likely to encounter gray whales but 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. Indian departs 7 days a week.

Sport fishing

Redondo Beach Marina

RedondoSportFishing.com

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 Sportfishing pier,

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

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

Dive N Surf

504 N. Broadway, Redondo Beach

(310) 372-8423, DiveNSurf.com

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 streetcars dumped there in

1960, along with 14 automobiles, 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

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(fortunately, she was closed for the winter). 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. 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

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

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

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

redwood forest.

Dive N’ Surf, the country’s oldest dive shop, founded by the Meistrell twins Bob and

Bill, offers dive gear rentals, air, charter, lessons and expert advice.

Redondo Beach Historical Museum

302 Flagler Lane.

(310) 318-0684, RedondoHistorical.org

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

next door to a lovingly restored, 1906 Queen Anne house, 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 & 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. 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, for the adventuresome, a fire chief while watching 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 a craft beer devotees destination.

Naja’s has been offering over 100 draft beers for decades and King Harbor Brewery

has a tasting room just a few doors away. In between are the highly regarded A

Basque Kitchen and The Slip restaurants.

Redondo Fun Factory

123 International Boardwalk

(310) 379-8510, redondofunfactory.com

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

screaming with excitement. The arcade offers 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 Avenue, between Avenue I and Palos Verdes Blvd.

Rivieravillage.net

w A good argument can be made that contemporary California cuisine, that hard to

define mix of international 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 two

years ago 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

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

Firecracker 5K. In October, the street close for a Halloween costume party and kids

trick or treating. 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. Indulge in

nostalgia with a Dairy Queen banana split and an Orange Julius.

Redondo Performing Arts Center

1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.

(310) 318-0644, Redondo.org

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, lacorps.org/programs/sea-lab

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.

GREATER SOUTH BAY

Port of Los Angeles

San Pedro

LobsterFest.com. 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, shops, 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. - 6 p.m., with free

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

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival and Music Weekend takes place July 14 - 16.

Kids under 12 are admitted free and music starts early and ends late.

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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Redondo Fireworks Festival

Tuesday, July 4

Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach

redondopier.com

w 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. Free.

Village Runner 5K Run/Walk

Tusday, July 4

Riviera Village, Redondo Beach

(310) 375-2626, VillageRunner.com

w 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 9:30 a.m. Participants

will receive a 4th of July Run T-shirt. Age division awards and cash

prizes to the top three male and female runners in the 5k run. All kids dash

finishers receive medals, too.

AVP Manhattan Beach Volleyball Open

Thursday – Sunday, August 17 - 20

Manhattan Beach Pier

AVP.com

w 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.

St. Katherine’s Greek Festival

Friday -- Sunday July 14, 15, 16

722 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach

(310) 540-2434, SBGreekFestival.com

w 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.

Shakespeare by the Sea

Shakespearebythesea.org

w Shakespeare by the Sea celebrates its 20th anniversary with two of Shakespeare’s

most popular plays. “Macbeth,” a tale of love and madness will be

followed by the romantic and hilarious “The Taming of the Shrew,” where

Petruchio is enlisted to tame Katarina.

Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach

w Wednesday, July 12: Macbeth

w Thursday, July 13: The Taming of the Shrew

Valley Park, 2521 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach

w Friday, Aug. 11: Macbeth

w Saturday, Aug 12: The Taming of the Shrew

Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival

Friday - Sunday, July 14 - 16

Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro

LobsterFest.com

w “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 free.

International Surf Festival

Thu. - Sun., August 3 - 6

Manhattan Beach celebrates the holidays with a holiday songs concert at

the foot of the pier followed by a fireworks show over the water. This year’s

show is Sunday, December 10. Redondo Beach also hosts a fireworks show

each year, on the Fourth of July. The Redondo Independence Day fireworks

show is set to music and preceded by a family picnic at Seaside Lagoon.

Photo by Brad Jacobson (CivicCouch.com)

Hermosa, Manhattan, Redondo, Torrance

SurfFestival.org

w 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 Friday and Saturday. 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

the 1.5 mile Velzy-Stevens Paddleboard race starts at the Manhattan pier, followed

by the Dwight Crum Two-mile Swim, which starts at the Hermosa pier.

LA Fleet Week

Labor Day Weekend

The Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro

LAWaterfront.org LaFleetWeek.com

w 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. - 3 p.m. Ships to be announced.

Past visiting ships have included the USS Wayne E. Meyer, USS Abraham

Lincoln, and USS Gary.

Summer Sidewalk Sale

Sat & Sun, August 5 & 6

Downtown Hermosa Beach

HBChamber.net

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

Wander through the many retailers, ranging from four surf shops to dozens of fine

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

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

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Ocean Lifeguards from throughout the U.S. and Australia compete each

summer, over the first weekend in August, in the International Surf Festival at

the Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach piers. The public also competes

in an open ocean swim, a paddleboard race, a beach run and six-player

volleyball. Photo by Ray Vidal

Fiesta Hermosa

Labor Day Weekend

Saturday – Monday, September 2 - 4

Downtown Hermosa Beach

(310) 376-0951, FiestaHermosa.net

w 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. The chamber also hosts the annual Memorial Day Weekend Hermosa

Fiesta.

Redondo Pier Chalk Festival

Saturday, September 9

King Harbor, Redondo Beach Pier

RedondoPier.com

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

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

Redondo Beach Lobster Festival

Friday - Sunday, September 22 – 24

Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach

LobsterFestival.com

w Lobster is the “Maine” draw, but the Redondo Beach 22nd 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.

Rods, Rides & Relics Classic Car Show

Sunday, September 24

Redondo Beach Pier, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

redondopier.com

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

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Southern California Boat Show

Thursday, Sept 28 - Sunday, Oct. 1

Cabrillo Way Marina, 2500 Miner St, San Pedro

socalboatshow.com

w The inaugural Southern California in-water boat show, at Cabrillo Way Marina in

the heart of LA Harbor will exhibit a wide selection of new boats and some of the

finest brokerage vessels on the Pacific Coast. Trawlers, cruisers, sportfishers, sailboats,

catamarans, motoryachts, dockage, tenders, paddleboards, financing, gear, accessories,

engines, services and lots more! $15. Children under 12 free.

Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

Saturday & Sunday, October 7 - 8

Live Oak Park

(310) 546-5219, MBFair.org

w Over 200 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 organized by the Kiwanis club.

Manhattan Beach Hometown 10K

Saturday, October 7

Live Oak Park

MB10k.com

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

now reaching its 40th anniversary. 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. The race shirt with a photo by John Post is

one of the most beautiful run T-shirts, ever. The race finishes along the ocean, at the

Manhattan Beach pier. No race day registration.

Taste of the Pier and Waterfront

Sunday, October 8

100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Pier

redondopier.com

w Over 50 restaurants ranging from institutions like Tony’s on the Pier to the King Harbor

Brewery, offer tastings throughout the day, with views of the harbor.

West Coast Beach Tennis Tournament

Saturday & Sunday, October 21-22

North Side of Hermosa Pier

(772) 444-7399, beachtennisassociation.net

w 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.

Veterans Day remembrance

Saturday, November 11

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

CityMB.info

w Join the 18th Annual Veterans Day Multi-Generation Event.11 a.m.

Manhattan Beach Holiday Pier Lighting

Wednesday, November 15

Downtown Manhattan Beach and Manhattan Beach Pier

CityMB.info

w Stores will remain open ‘til 9 p.m. and restaurants will offer free samples during the

annual Manhattan Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Open House. At 6 p.m.

the ceremony starts 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.

Mama Liz Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 23

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

(310) 372-4611, EasyReaderNews.com

w The 33rd annual Absolutely Free Mama Liz Thanksgiving Dinner and Musical 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 Rotary halls. The sit down dinner is organized by Easy

Reader, Keller Williams Realtors, Cheer for Children, 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.

Sand Snowman

Saturday, December TBA

North side of Hermosa Pier • (310) 318-0280, HBChamber.net

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

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Community Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, October 22

Clark Building, 861 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach

WomansClubOfHermosaBeach.org

w The Hermosa Beach Woman’s club hosts its 25th annual pancake breakfast from 8

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

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Redondo Super Bowl Sunday 10K

Sunday, February 4, 2018

King Harbor, Redondo Beach

Redondo10k.com

w 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.

Scottish Fiddlers Concert

Date TBA

Hermosa Beach Community Theater, 710 Pier Ave.

(310) 266-8080, ScottishFiddlers.org

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

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

Torrance native and Hermosa Beach resident Emily Day won her first Manhattan

Beach Open with partner Brittany Hochevar in 2016. She’ll be hoping

to repeat this year when the “Wimbledon of Beach Volleyball” is held

Thurs. – Sun., August 17 - 20. Photo by Ray Vidal

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

taken with Surfing Santa.

Hermosa Snow Fest, Tree Lighting

Thursday, December TBA

Hermosa Pier Plaza

HBChamber.net

w 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 Holiday tree

Redondo Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Saturday, December 9

King Harbor, Redondo Beach Pier

KHYC.org

w 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.

Holiday Concert & Santa on the Pier

Saturday, December 9

King Harbor, Redondo Beach Pier

redondopier.com

w 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!

Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks

Manhattan Beach Pier

Sunday, December 10

CityMB.info

w 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.

Kite Festival

Sunday, March 11

King Harbor, Redondo Beach Pier

RBPier@yahoo.com

w 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.

St. Patrick’s Parade

Saturday , March 17

Downtown Hermosa Beach

HBChamber.net

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

and the infamous 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.

Springfest Carnival

Thursday - Sunday, April (TBA)

Aviation Park, Redondo Beach

NRBBA.org

w 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. Blvds.

Dylan Fest

Sunday, May 6

Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr.

(310) 346-9383, AndyandRenee.com

w Andy Hill, Renee Safier and friends cover familiar and obscure songs by rock’s first

Nobel Prize winner. $35; $10 children seven to 14.

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

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

Plenty of places afford great viewing.

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Southern California’s Newest Marina

Guest Slips Available!

On the week before Christmas for decades, Surfing Santa has taken a

break from listening to children’s wishes to surf with his elves at the Hermosa

Pier. Photo by Ray Vidal

Fiesta Hermosa

Saturday - Monday, May 26 - 28

Downtown Hermosa Beach

(310) 376-0951, fiestahermosa.com

w 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.

King Harbor Sea Fair

Saturday, June TBA

King Harbor Marina

KHYC.org

w 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

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Saturday - Sunday, June (TBA)

710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach

(310) 372-7269, HBArtwalk.com

w 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.

STARS & STRIPES

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Open Mondays through Saturdays

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Closed on Sunday

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(across from Honda HQ)

310.320-3207 www.starsandstripes.la

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904 Aviation Blvd Hermosa Beach

310.379.7660

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DINING Guide DINING Guide

Chef Orlando Mulé, owner of Orlando’s Pizzeria & Birreria, has

earned high prase for his unusual menu featuring Canadian and

Italian food. 1000 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach.

Photo by Brad Jacobson

AMERICAN

Hopdoddy

850 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

Greenbelt

36 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-798-6585

Tower 12

53 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-379-6400

Sloopy’s

3416 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-1373

Good Stuff

550 Deep Valley Dr.

# 151

Rolling Hills Estates

310-544-8000

= These restaurants offer healthy dining choices approved by

the Beach Cities Health District. See BlueZonesProject.com

for more information.

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

310-318-1998

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

Cupcake Couture

1120 Manhattan Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-372-9200

Le Pain Quotidien

451 Manhattan Bch

Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-546-6411

Lido Bakery

3001 N. 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 Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-297-9530

Kirari West

Bake Shop

707 N Pac Cst Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-376-5313

Pie Pie Pie

610 Torrance Blvd

Redondo Beach

(310) 316-5111

BBQ

Silvio’s Brazilian

20 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-6855

Dickey’s

407 N. Pac Cst Hwy

#120

Redondo Beach

424-398-0042

L&L Hawaiian BBQ

1821 S Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-375-0333

Lucille’s

21540 Hawthorne Blvd.

#401b

Torrance

310-370-7427

BREAKFAST/

LUNCH

Café Bonaparte

53 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 Stavros

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

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

310-318-1272

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

CAJUN

Original Ragin’ Cajun

337 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

Ragin’ Cajun

525 S. Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-540-7403

CALIFORNIA

Chef Hanne’s

411 1/2 Main St.

El Segundo

310-640-0164

Marmalade Café

2014 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

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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

Rabano

2516 Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Hermosa Beach

310-318-1998

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

424-234-5192

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

310-265-2701

BALEEN Kitchen

260 Portofino Way

Redondo Beach

310-372-1202

Chez Melange

1611 S. Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-540-1222

HT Grill

1701 S. Catalina Ave.

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

310-318-1600

Two Guns

350 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Manhattan Beach

310-318-2537

The Boy and The Bear

350 N Pacific Coast Hwy.

Redondo Beach

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Hermosa Pie and Cake baker David Wallace has turned his small Hermosa

bakery into a destination shop for locals and visitors. 133 Hermosa Ave.,

Hermosa Beach.

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

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 #2

Manhattan Beach

310-379-9968

Giuliano’s

1700 Aviation Blvd.

Redondo Beach

310-376-0416

FRENCH

Cafe Bonaparte

53 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

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

310-265-2702

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

GERMAN

Brat & Brau

1342 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-6532

Alpine Village

833 W. Torrance Blvd.

Torrance

310-327-4384

GREEK

Uncle Stavros

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 Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-536-9562

Craigers

625 N Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

424-247-4779

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

Kochi Indian Restaurant

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

Bollywood Zaika

633 N Pacific Coast Hwy

Redondo Beach

424-398-0066

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The upstairs patio at Hennessey’s in Hermosa Beach offers outstanding

views of surf, sand and sunsets.

Happy Hour

4 to 6

$5 cocktails

$5 menu

Tuesdays-Wednesdays

2 for $22

pasta or pizza

* with a purchase of an alcoholic drink

Late Night Pizza

9pm to close

50% off Pizza

*with a purchase of a alcoholic drink

Sunday Fun Day

Family day

Kids eat for free1 per adult

1000 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach

310-792-9300

www.pizzeriaorlandos.com

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

Casa Vincenzo

439 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-379-7626

Fritto Misto

316 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-318-6098

Il Fornaio

1800 Rosecrans Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-725-9555

Lido di Manhattan

1550 G Rosecrans Ave.

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

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

Mama D’s

1109 Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-316-5050

Napoli’s Pizza

1815 Hawthorne Blvd.

Redondo Beach

310-371-7178

Orlando’s

1000 Torrance Blvd.

Redondo Beach

310-792-9300

Neil’s Seafood & Pasta

383 W. 5th St.

San Pedro

310-548-3495

JAPANESE

Rok

1200 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-798-4765

I-naba Manhattan

1300 Highland Ave #107

Manhattan Beach

310-545-3345

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.

Manhattan Beach

310-798-7722

Sushi Akatora

302 Rosecrans Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-802-1131

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

310-798-913

Ramen Shack Takumiya

1550 S. Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-540-5288

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 Hotel)

Torrance

310-320-6700

Ramen Spott

25412 Crenshaw Blvd.

Torrance

310-530-3900

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MEXICAN

La Sirena Grill

710-D S. 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

310-376-6885

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

310-374-4440

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 Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-6670

Summer’s Sports Bar

3770 Highland Ave.

Manhattan Beach

310-545-9333

Salsa Verde

2325 Palos Verdes Dr. W

Palos Verdes Est.

424-206-9456

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

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

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Sunday from 4pm

Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm

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Sabra Beirut Mix

500 N. Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Hermosa Beach

310-376-8226

Al Hamra Halal

2515 Artesia Blvd.

Redondo Beach

310-371-5919

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-B 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

Locale 90

1040 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-9090

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

Pie Pie Pie

610 Torrance Blvd

Redondo Beach

(310) 316-5111

SEAFOOD

Fish Shop

719 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-3480

Hooked Poké Market

25 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

424-383-1783

Killer Shrimp

11 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-7071

The Mermaid

11 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-374-9344

Playa Hermosa

Oyster & Fish

19 Pier Ave

Hermosa Beach

310-504-0088

Poké Bar

1120 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

424-247-9519

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’ Poké

501 N. Pac Cst. Hwy.

Redondo Beach

310-379-1133

Quality Seafood

130 S. Int’l Boardwalk

Redondo Beach

310-374-2382

Ports O’Call Restaurant

1200 Nagoya Way

San Pedro

310-833-3553

San Pedro Fish Market

& Restaurant

1190 Nagoya Way

San Pedro

310-832-4251

STEAKHOUSE

Flemings

2301 Rosecrans

El Segundo

310-643-6911

S+W

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

PV Grill

2325 Palos Verdes Dr W

Palos VerdesEstates

310-750-6877

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

A Basq Kitchen

136 N Int’l Boardwalk

Redondo Beach

310-376-9215

Tapas & Vino

1729 S. Catalina Ave.

Redondo Beach

310-791-8200

Cafe Sevilla

140 Pine Ave

Long Beach

562-495-1111

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

1332 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

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R-10 Social House features fish fresh off local boats and innovative

takes on traditional food and cocktails.

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

King Harbor Brewing

132 Int’l Boardwalk

Redondo Beach

310-374-1400

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 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 S. 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 Cst Hwy 101

Redondo Beach

310-792-7800

Fresh from Scratch

Sweet and savory pies

NY Style thin crust pizza

Call for your

holiday pie orders

We Deliver

Pie Pie Pie

(310) 316-5111

610 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach

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Happy Hour

Monday - Friday

4pm to 7pm

and

EVERY NIGHT

10:30pm to 2am

Kitchen Open Until 1am

TORRANCE TAVERN

310) 375-9158 | 22735 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance

www.torrancetavern.com

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Concerts on the Beach at the Hermosa Beach pier are among the summer’s

most popular events. The concerts are free and feature the country’s top

indie bands. Sundays in August at 5 p.m.

SUMMER

CONCERTS

EL SEGUNDO

Concerts in the Park

Library Park, 600 Main Street.

Music, food trucks and kids

activities.

4 p.m. Sundays

Presented by Chevron El Segundo

and the El Segundo Parks

and Recreation Department.

Sunday, July 9

Aquarius

Hits of the ‘60s

Sunday, July 23

The Disco Freaks

Hits of the ‘70s

Sunday, August 6

Centerfold

Hits of the ‘80s

Concerts on the Grass

The Point, 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd.

Free concerts on the grass. Bring

your blanket or chair.

6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Sunday, July 5

Cougrzz Rock

‘70s, ‘80s, to current

Wednesday, July 12

Barrie Minniefield Trio

Golden oldies

Wednesday, July 19

Wave Riders

Back to the beach

Wednesday, July 26

Guitar Romantica Duo

Latin for lovers

Wednesday, August 2

J.R. Lewis Trio

Pop to dance to

Wednesday, August 9

Steel Parade Trio

Calypso and reggae

Wednesday, August 16

Rice and Beans

Country

Wednesday, August 23

Salsa Allstars Trio

Salsa, Tango, Latin pop

Wednesday, August 30

Sound FX

Variety pop rock

HERMOSA

BEACH

Concerts on the Beach

South side of the Hermosa Beach

Pier. Picnic on beach towels while

watching the sunset.

5 p.m. Sundays

Presented by Subaru Pacific and

Saint Rocke

Sunday, August 6

(To be announced)

Sunday, August 13

(To be announced)

Sunday, August 20

(To be announced)

Sunday, August 27

(To be announced)

Redondo Pier concerts cover the world music

scene each Thursday and Saturday evening from

6 to 8 p.m. throughout July and August.

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MANHATTAN BEACH

Concerts in the Park

Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd.

5 p.m. Sundays

Picnic on the grass in a natural amphitheatre overlooking Polliwog Pond.

Sunday, July 9

The Pine Mountain Log

Classic rock

Sunday, July 16

Blue Breeze Band

Blues/funk

Sunday, July 23

Mark Mackay Band

Country

Sunday, July 30

Hard Day’s Night

Beatles cover band

Sunday, August 6

The Paladins + Seatbelt (2 bands)

Rockabilly/rock

Sunday, August 13

Shari Puorto Band

Blues/rock

Sunday, August 20

Hollywood U2

U2 cover

Sunday, August 27

Lynette Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd cover

Sunday, September 3

Colour My World

Chicago cover

Country and cover bands spanning rock n roll history perform in Manhattan

Beach’s Polliwog Park from the first weekend in July through the first weekend

in September.

REDONDO BEACH

Concerts on the Pier

100 Fisherman’s Wharf

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

restaurants and watch the sunset over the ocean.

6 p.m., Thursdays & Saturdays

Saturday, July 1

Mayaztek

Cumbia

Thursday, July 6

Popravinas

Americana

Saturday, July 8

Big Mess

Indie rock

Thursday, July 13

Palechubs

Jazz/reggae

Saturday, July 15

Neptune Cocktail

Surf

Thursday, July 20

TennWest

Modern country

Saturday, July 22

A Certain Groove

Funk

Thursday, July 27

Franks & Deans

Rock & roll rat pack tribute

Saturday, July 29

1969

Classic rock

Thursday, August 3

King Chris

Funk & soul

Saturday, August 5

Amber Foxx

Rockabilly

Thursday, August 10

Ghost in The Machine

Police tribute

Saturday, August 12

Scrap Yard Aces

Cali-roots rock reggae

Thursday, August 17

Living Cover

Contemporary rock

Saturday, August 19

Elwood Moon

Classic rock

Thursday, August 24

Abrakadabra

Latin jazz

Saturday, August 26

Like Seppelin

Led Zeppelin tribute

Thursday, August 31

Strange Days

The Doors tribute

Tribute and cover bands keep the crowds in good spirits at Hermosa

Beach’s annual Fiesta Hermosa, Memorial and Labor Day weekends.

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LIVE MUSIC&

ENTERTAINMENT

Comedy & Magic Club

1018 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-1193

Hermosa Saloon

211 Pacific Coast Hwy

Hermosa Beach

310 - 374-9060

The Lighthouse Café

30 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-373-9833

Live at the Lounge

1018 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-1193

Saint Rocke

142 Pacific Cst. Hwy.

Hermosa Beach

310-372-0035

Legendary Tonight Show host

Jay Leno appears regularly on

Sundays at the equally legendary

Comedy and Magic

Club in Hermosa Beach. Visit

ComedyAndMagicClub.com

for upcoming shows.

The Standing Room

1320 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

310-318-1272

Suzy’s Bar & Grill

1141 Aviation Blvd.

Hermosa Beach

310-379-6171

ony’s On The Pier today is known for its fresh seafood, ocean

Tview sunsets and best customer service. Back in 1952, when

Tony Trutanich opened its doors, it had that same positive reputation.

Growing up in San Pedro, Tony was a successful tuna fisherman,

and as the boat Captain, would be out to sea for months

at a time. Just plain “tired of the long hours and extra hard work,”

Tony decided to bring that tuna to the tables of his own restaurant

- Tony’s On The Pier.

With only 20 tables at first, Tony’s On The Pier grew quickly and

was soon frequented by movie stars, as hundreds of photos on

the walls depict. In 1964, Tony added the famous “Top of Tony’s”

where guests, still today, walk up stairs to enjoy the most beautiful

sunsets, full bar, food and live entertainment. His son,

Michael, started working there when he was just 15, as a busboy

and dishwasher, doing anything he could to help his father’s business.

Moving up the ladder to become General Manager, Michael

continued working with his father until he passed away in 2006.

“Dad stayed active all the way to the end,” Michael recalls. “He

taught me everything. I worked for him all my life.”

Retiring three years ago, Michael still works for Tony’s, ordering

all of the seafood, even living in Idaho. He communicates daily

with now GM Regina Fong, who’s been at Tony’s for 40 years. And

that’s not uncommon. In fact, the average employee has worked

there for over 20 years. Downstairs bartender Billy Morgan has

been there for 47 years while upstairs bartender Manny Jimenez

just hit his 38 year anniversary. Tony’s son Michael says his father

was such a “role model” and treated everyone at his restaurant

like family. Today, Tony would be proud as everyone at Tony’s On

The Pier is still his family.

Tony’s On The Pier

210 Fishermans Wharf Redondo Beach • (310) 374-1442 • www.oldtonys.com

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