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Fiesta Hermosa Labor Day Tradition

Blog, Community News, Hermosa Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
Celebrate this Labor Day weekend with, Fiesta Hermosa. The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau continues the Labor Day weekend tradition carnival, with kiddie rides, entertainment and an array of ethnic food. at Hermosa and Pier avenues. The Fiesta is largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California and boasts more than 300 vendors selling arts and crafts, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters.

Fairgoers rave about our Food Court, which offers 18 different kinds of ethnic food choices. like Greek and Thai, with delicious items from roasted corn to tri-tip sandwiches, crepes, barbecued sausages and the Hermosa Beach Lifeguards’ famed fish tacos. If you are looking to get your sweet fix there will also be a chance to grab some funnel cake, cotton candy and caramel apples.

There will be two stages hosting musical performances ranging from zydeco to rock. Tribute bands will also be playing classics from Led Zepplin, Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix. The popular Charity Beer & Wine Garden features many different brews of beers, a selection of wines, margaritas, and icy coolers served by town “celebrities”, including the mayor, city councilmen, and non-profit organizations such as the Rotary, Kiwanis, HB Education Foundation, and other civic organizations. All proceeds are returned to the participating organizations for their good works in the community.

The Kiddie Carnival features a 30 foot slide, mechanical rides, rock climbing wall and bungee jump, and games for kids from 3 to 10 years old. Pony rides, a Petting Zoo, and facepainters are sure to delight the little ones.

The Fiesta kicks off at 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 30-31 and Sept. 1 Free bus shuttle service available from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. each day from the Northrop Grumman Building O4 parking lot at 15092 Aviation Blvd., Aviation Boulevard and Marine Avenue, Redondo

Hermosa Beach Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Blog, Community News, Hermosa Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
2014 will put another milestone on the twenty years of continued tradition and mark the fourth year that the parade is presented by the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce. The Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade began with a group of friends meeting at the old Fat Face Fenner’s Faloon on Hermosa Avenue in Hermosa Beach. Organized by Co-Chairs Jean Cullen and J Travers Devine, the first Annual Parade was presented in 1995 and was an instant success. Since then what began as a group of Irish-Americans celebrating their heritage has morphed into a great ‘hometown’ local event drawing thousands to the streets of Hermosa Beach each year in a great celebration of community while retaining important elements of Irish heritage and culture.

The parade starts at 11:00 AM on March 15th, Saturday morning, presented by The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce. Watch as all kinds of entertainment, all sporting the color green, traverse the parade route that starts at the staging area near the tennis courts on Valley Drive (near 11th street), makes a left onto Pier Avenue, turns left on Hermosa Avenue and ends at Hermosa Avenue and 10th street. In what has become a popular tradition in Hermosa Beach, the parade draws an estimated 30,000 people each year who come to enjoy the event as well as the great dining, shopping and beautiful beach weather that Hermosa Beach offers. Decorated floats, marching bands, dancing, pipes and drums. After cheering on your favorite paraders the Restaurants on Pier Plaza have a stage at the Pier Head where you can enjoy listening to Gaelic music with several Irish bands and step dancers.. You are encouraged to walk, hike, bike or carpool to the event. See you there!

Hermosa Beach Pier to Pier Run

Blog, Community News, Hermosa Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
The Spring Pier to Pier Run/Walk from Hermosa Beach Pier to Manhattan Beach Pier is back!

It takes place Saturday, March 8th and start time is 7:00am at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Come join all the enthusiastic participants as they run/walk from the Hermosa Beach pier to the Manhattan Beach pier and Back. Technically it is 2 miles in the sand each way but it feels like a 5k run.

Run as fast as you can on the sand, 1st & 2nd place winners (male & female) will receive a gift certificate to Village Runner. Other prizes like T-shirts, goodie bags and raffle prizes will also be awarded. Beat the fastest times ever recorded in the Pier to Pier Run/Walk and win $100 cash. The Spring Pier to Pier Run/Walk Participants can register on their own as an individual or as a group. Sign up as a family, team, club, church, or any others groups and save on the registration fee!

Stick around for the Event Party, being held at Cantina Real on the Hermosa Beach Promenade. With loads of fun and lots of give away raffle prizes, you don’t want to miss out! The announcement of the first and second place winners. and other prizes will be given out.

The event organizer is GI Joe (aka Joe Charles) and he’s already “Waitn’ on YOU” to get involved with this year’s Pier to Pier. To volunteer and help out with the set-up and break-down of the event, E-mail GI Joe at JC@MBbootcamp.com. Any help is appreciated, whether it’s working on the computer with social media, taking pictures on the beach or just giving out t-shirts

Find out how to sign-up for this year’s Spring Pier to Pier Run/Walk by visiting the official South Bay registration page.

Hermosa Beach Real Estate Deal of the Week

Blog, Community News, Deal of the Week, Hermosa Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
{Video} Hermosa Beach real estate market Deal of the Week. This Hermosa Beach Hill Section home for sale in 90254. Prime Hermosa Hill section location 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. over 3000 sq. ft . w/ magnificent views. Features high ceilings and very light and bright. This part of Hermosa Beach, above Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), is bounded by PCH to the west, Prospect Ave to the east, Artesia Blvd. to the north and 190th St to the south. Comprised primarily of single family residences, typical lot sizes for the area run between 25×70 ft with some lots up to 50 ft wide. Because it is very hilly as the name implies, there are many opportunities for big views. Schools: Hermosa View (K-2) Hermosa Valley (2-8), Mira Costa High school or Redondo Union High School (residents have a choice.). Great deal in the Hermosa Beach real estate market

Hermosa Beach Real Estate Deal of the Week

Blog, Deal of the Week, Hermosa Beach News, Real Estate Tips   |   Dunham Stewart
{Video} Hermosa Beach real estate market Deal of the Week. Located in one of Hermosa Beach’s most coveted neighborhoods this home for sale offers: 4 bedrooms plus a loft style office; 3 baths; french doors leading to a deck located off the kitchen and living room allowing for a great entertaining space; grand floor to ceiling walls and fireplace in the living room; kitchen with it’s own dining area as well as another dining space for larger gatherings; 3 bedrooms are located on the second level where you will also find the loft style office overlooking the living room and another outdoor deck with pretty views of the valley and hill section; the private master bedroom h…as 2 closets and a master bath with a dry sauna.

The guest bedroom is located on the first floor with it’s own bath and separate entrance; Laundry room conveniently located on the second floor; 3 car parking; White washed, wire brushed oak flooring throughout gives a beachy feel to this fabulous home; 29th Street is a one way street with very little traffic; just three blocks to the beach and two blocks to Valley park; within quick distance to casual and fine dining. This Hermosa Beach home for sale is a great neighborhood..block parties..fun trick or treating..a beautiful home to raise your family. Great deal in the Hermosa Beach real estate market.

Is Your Home Faucet Better Than Bottled Water?

Blog, Design Tips, Hermosa Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
Tap or bottled, that is the question. We’re not quite sure when the negative stigma surrounding tap water first started, but we’re here to try and dispel it. Did you know that roughly 246.4 bottles of water were consumed, per American, last year alone? We support making the healthy choice of choosing water over other artificial thirst quenchers but when you’re at home the water from your sink just might be a better option than what’s in the plastic bottle. Bottled water is less regulated than tap and up to 40% of bottled water in the US and Canada is actually filtered municipal tap water. So join the revolution and switch to tap. We now know that tap is just as healthy, if not more, than bottled water. What we also know is that bottled water is not always healthy for the environment. Plastic takes years to decompose and only further burdens our already inundated landfills. Recycling water bottles is crucial, but it is still creating unnecessary waste given the fact that you can just as easily use that glass in your cabinet instead of that disposable container. There is also a really cool product out right now called Boxed Water is Better. Instead of using plastic, they chose to use a box which 76% of which is derived from trees, which makes for an easier recycling process. And while they are in the business shipping water out to millions around the world the company also states, “…we really care about the world’s water supply. 10% of our profit is donated to world water relief foundations.” Now that’s a great cause and incentive to make the switch away from using plastic!

SmackFest Volleyball Tournament in Hermosa Beach

Blog, Community News, Hermosa Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
The 20th Annual Smackfest beach volleyball tournament takes place Saturday in Hermosa Beach. Billed as the largest co-ed 4’s tournament in the country, the event features a party atmosphere and costume-themed teams with some of the game’s greats competing against each other. Smackfest now rivals the Charlie Saikley 6-Man as the most popular local beach volleyball tournament of the summer. The has grown in popularity due to one primary reason – it’s fun. It features a party atmosphere and costume-themed teams. It’s like being at a house party that were once so prevalent in the South Bay prior to the upgrading of the lower Pier area a decade or so ago. It is billed as the largest co-ed 4’s tournament in the country. The event has a cap of 600 participants playing on 33 courts and offers a wonderful social experience that brings everyone together. Smackfest benefits So Cal Foundation for Children (SCFC) which raises funds for scholarships, education, guidance and athletic opportunity to underprivileged youth.

Fiesta Hermosa Carnival Discount Tickets

Blog, Community News, Hermosa Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
Fiesta Hermosa attracts thousands to downtown Hermosa Beach during the 3-day Memorial Day weekend event. It is billed as “Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in Southern California” and has been taking place since 1972. The Fiesta takes place May 25th through 27th, Hermosa Beach residents have until May 17 to take advantage of some special Fiesta Hermosa offer. Residents can receive a discount on Fiesta Hermosa carnival ride tickets if purchased by May 17. Tickets, sold in books of 24, are available for $15, a 25 percent savings off the regular price. Discounted carnival ride tickets for residents (bring proof of your residency) are available at the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce office, 1007 Hermosa Ave., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fiesta Hermosa, which features more than 400 artists and crafters, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters, is free to the public.

Now This is a Green House

Blog, Community News, Design Tips, Hermosa Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
The Green Idea House in Hermosa Beach is the Fortuna family’s project to affordably retrofit their house into a net zero energy, zero carbon case study. With its aim to be environmentally friendly, the building has reduced its energy load by more than 75 percent, harvesting more renewable energy than it uses and using the extra energy to help reduce the carbon footprint even more by charging electric vehicles. The home, which features solar panels and recycled glass bathroom tiles, even has a laundry machine that recycles water directly to the garden hose. The home makes so much more energy than it uses it is able to power the families electric car.  During building, the project kept more than 97% of construction waste out of landfills. The home has won numerous environmental honors, including the 2012 Green Leadership Award for Los Angeles County.  Southern California Edison is using the home as a model for its residential energy initiatives. Learn more at www.greenideahouse.com

Surfers Walk of Fame Weekend

Blog, Community News, Hermosa Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
Hermosa’s rich and legendary surfing culture shines this weekend as the Hermosa Beach Historical Society hosts a kick-off party Friday night for the Surfers Walk of Fame Induction and Spyder Surf Fest. Doors for the evening open at 6 p.m. at the HB Playhouse Theatre, 710 Pier Ave. 2013 Surfers Walk of Fame inductee Mike Doyle will be introduced at 7:30 p.m. followed by a screening of John Florence’s surf film, “Done.” The party will give attendees a chance to mingle with notable surfers, enjoy a silent auction courtesy of Spyder Surfboards, enjoy live music from Bullys & Matadors on the patio and see local art displays and a surf museum exhibit. Food and drink will be available for purchase. An after-party in the museum will begin at 9 p.m.
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