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How The SuperBowl Win Started in Hermosa Beach

This was an unusual event. But then the Seattle Seahawks are an unusual team. Led by an unusual head coach Pete Carroll. At team will mirror their coach and the Seahawks certainly do just that. How many NFL players would take the time to go through the kitchen at the health food store, “My Fit Foods” and thank the cooks who fed them all week while they were there?

Lets be clear: NFL offenses don’t usually work out together in April on a beach hundreds of miles from the team facility. The players came from all over the country. There regimen consisted of lunging, sprinting and skipping across Hermosa’s notoriously soft sand. This challenged the players’ lower bodies in ways many of them hadn’t experienced. And then there was the weight training circuits designed by Subin, owner of the The Yard, and the weight training was tweaked based on feedback from the players. Their meals were catered by a health food shop up the street. After lunch they would make a short drive to the field-turf at Mira Costa High School, where Wilson would throw and 20 receivers, backs and tight ends caught.

And this is how The winning of the super Bowl began in The South Bay.
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The Green Store lives on!

Well tomorrow being the August 31 the famous and historic “Green Store” should close for good, but Nancy Comaford, owner of The Green Store property, has announced that the iconic grocery store in Hermosa Beach will not be permanently closing its doors as initially reported. A new tenant is scheduled to take over the operation. Thank Goodness 22nd street would not be the same. Continue reading

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The Green Store in Hermosa Beach to Close on August 31st

I guess all good things must end at some point. How many of us have spent the day at the beach in Hermosa on 22nd street? Most of us long time residents have spent many a day (and nights) at 22nd street and Hermosa Avenue soaking up the sun and getting soft drinks and food and whatever we needed at the Green Store on the corner. The Beach Reporter has reported that the Green Store will close its doors for good on August 31st after being there for us for over 30 years. The store’s green facade and hand-painted signage offered groceries, wine and beer and has welcomed Hermosa Beach residents and visitors to the laid-back mom and pop beach lifestyle for more than 3 decades. The store was always filled with children buying candy, soft drinks and groceries. It has served several generations of Hermosa Beach residents. The current owners bought the store 32 years ago. The store has had declining sales and rising costs in recent years and have been loosing money in its operation. Its sad to see it go, but Hermosa Beach is changing as is all of the South Bay, an Continue reading

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South Bay Beach Report

Heal the Bay has released its annual Beach Report Card on Los Angles County beaches. Meanwhile, four South Bay Beaches out of the seven LA County beaches made Heal the Bay ‘s Honor Roll with perfect A-pluses:

Leo Carrillo Beach at Arroyo Sequit Creek
Zuma Beach at Zuma Creek mouth
Las Tunas County Beach at Pena Creek
Hermosa City Beach at Twenty-Sixth Street
Palos Verdes (Bluff) Cove, Palos Verdes Estates
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park in Rancho Palos Verdes
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Hermosa Fiesta

What a great place to live: The South Bay of Los Angeles. Last Saturday we attended the Arm Forces Day parade in Torrance. This is the longest running Armed Forces parade in the country. After the parade we ventured over to Del Amo Shopping Center and were able to see the military equipment upfront. A real treat. This is great time. Many families have front yard BBQs and block parties in celebration.

This weekend we are headed for the by Fiesta Hermosa. This 3 day event is held twice a year on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. This is not the average town festival.
You will find everything from a children’s carnival, professional crafters and artisans to top musicians to a wonderful Beer Garden. The food is terrific, many home town restaurants feature their best. Hours for the festival hours will be
May 25, 26, 27
10 am to 6 pm
Free Admission

Parking in Hermosa Beach is always at a premium, so we provide our visitors with FREE PARKING and FREE SHUTTLE BUSES from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day of Fiesta Hermosa. You can park and ride the shuttle at Marine Ave & Aviation Blvd Redondo Beach.
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10 Predictions for the 2013 Housing Market

10 Predictions for Housing in 2013 DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013 The new year could be the best year in real estate in years, but the housing recovery still remains fragile and challenges remain, says Dave … Continue reading

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AES Power Plant – YES OR NO?

In March 2013, the residents of Redondo Beach, get to vote on an initiative — Anti-Power Plant Initiative Qualifies for March Ballot The Power Plant Phase-Out Initiative which would disallow power generation on the AES property on Harbor Drive. Bill … Continue reading

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IT’S LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION (when dealing with any real estate)

Where you decide to buy a Hermosa Beach home or any other South Bay house, the location not only affects the homes current value but also affects future value, your standard of living and your lifestyle. It’s important that you be direct with your real estate agent or broker about your preferences with regards to neighborhoods, amenities, schools, parks, etc.

Some important factors that you should carefully consider and communicate to your Realtor are the following:

Location: rural, city, urban, or suburban
Your commuting times for you and your family. This means for work and schools and commuting to the conveniences that you are used to. Shopping, entertainment, gasoline stations, post office, etc.
What school district are the kids going to be in. Check out the district and how the schools score statewide.
Get a list of all desirable neighborhoods in the community or city that you want to move to.
Proximity to restaurants, entertainment, parks, recreation centers, banking, and retail shops, grocery stores.
Proximity to transportation hubs: Airports, trains, buses, and major highways.
Proximity to medical offices and health care facilities.
How long do you plan on living in your new home? If your real estate agent or Realtor is aware of your plans, he/she can research growth trends, and planned developments in the area that might affect your lifestyle and overall standard of living. This could affect your return on your investment dollar over time. Continue reading

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Small But Mighty – Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach is only 15 blocks wide, east to west, and 40 blocks long, north to south with Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) running almost right down the middle. Hermosa means “beautiful” in Spanish, and Hermosa Beach is just that, a beautiful little city. It has flat, sandy beaches that are ideal for sunbathing, volleyball and surfing. The beach here tends to be wide and great for sand sports. The Travel Channel has named Hermosa Beach as “one of the Top 10 Beaches” in Southern California. The Hermosa Beach pier is located at the end of Pier Ave. and has great entertainment options, nightspots, bars, lounges, and restaurants. The residents of Hermosa Beach are living the true California beach lifestyle and lovin’ it.

The housing options in the Hermosa Beach real estate market are diverse with some great real estate bargains available in just about all of the different neighborhoods too.

West of PCH, there are mostly single-family homes with some apartments and condos. East of PCH, on the gradual hilly slopes you will find middle class and upper middle class neighborhoods of more custom type single family homes. There are many multiple housing options in this area also. Hermosa Beach real estate options consist of single-family detached homes for sale, estate properties, condominiums, foreclosures, land and townhouses near the beach. Hermosa Beach is a beautiful place to live, work and raise a family. There are residences on the Strand, bungalows scattered throughout the town, and multilevel homes in the hills with ocean views. Hermosa Beach offers a variety of Southern California options for any lifestyle.

There are many corporations and various industries in Hermosa Beach including professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services, educational, health and social services, manufacturing, information technology, finance, insurance, real estate and rental, and leasing, and of course beach and surfing related businesses. Continue reading

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