Welcome back to The South Bay and Beyond brought to you by Schneider Properties. Being South Bay natives ourselves and enjoying everything amazing that the South Bay has to offer, we wanted to take some time to recognize and celebrate members of the community, events and local news and businesses that make our town so special.
 

in the news:

ARE SHORT TERM RENTALS BACK IN MB?

 

Manhattan Beach has vowed to step up policing of illegal short term rentals as officials again take up the hot button issue on March 6. Local opinion on the allowance of such rentals, which have been prohibited in the city since 2015, spans the spectrum. 

But, regardless of whether city leaders decide to double down on the ban as currently written or instead adopt an ordinance allowing limited short term stays—enforcement will be coming, according to Community Development Director Anne McIntosh.   Read more here...
 

life at the beach:

WILLIE NELSON, JASON MRAZ AND SLIGHTLY STOOPID COMING TO THE SOUTH BAY

 

Life by the beach is getting more musical as the lineup continues to grow for a new festival with a Grammy-winning singer and local reggae rockers coming to a massive Redondo Beach concert in May.

Officials with the three-day BeachLife Festival just announced the addition of Grammy Award-winning singer Jason Mraz, along with San Diego-born rock-reggae group Slightly Stoopid, Hermosa Beach’s Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Los Angeles folk-rock band Dawes, Big Head Todd, and The Monsters and singer-songwriter Anuhea to the May 3-5 music and food event.   Read more here...

When: May 3-5
Where: Seaside Lagoon, 137 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach
Tickets: Prices range from $239 for a three-day general admission pass to $2,000 for Captain’s Pass, which includes amenities such as backstage access, drinks, and valet parking.
 

get involved:

JOIN THE FIGHT! SKETCHERS TOUR DE PIER COMMING IN MAY! 

 

The 7th Annual Sketchers Tour de Pier is a unique fundraising event that brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities - stationary cycling - to the gorgeous outdoors of Manhattan Beach. Ride in place with an ocean view!

Stationary bikes on The Strand overlooking the Manhattan Beach Pier. You can register for a five-hour session and can either share the bike with team members or ride individually. The South Bay’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin you through a session with energizing music and loads of excitement and energy.   

This Tour de Pier is organized to raise funds for the following cancer charities: The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (pancreatic.org), The Uncle Kory Foundation (unclekory.org) and Cancer Support Community(cancersupportredondobeach.org).

Read more here...
 

what's trending:

WANT TO ADD SOME CURB APPEAL TO YOUR HOME? TRY A COLORED DOOR! 


Inspiration is everything. Spring is coming and a great time to work on your homes curb appeal. An easy way to increase the charm of your home is to add a pop of color. Look at these four amazing color choices for doors! Which one is your favorite?
 

around town:

SOUTH BAY FARMERS MARKET SCHEDULE 

 

Tuesday:

Manhattan Beach @ 13th Street & Morningside 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday:
Hermosa Beach @ Pier Plaza 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday:
Redondo Beach @ Veteran’s Park 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
El Segundo @ Main Street between Holly & Pines Avenues 3 to 7 p.m.

Friday:
Hermosa Beach @ Valley Drive & 11th Street Noon to 4 p.m.

Saturday:
Torrance @ Wilson Park 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday:
Riviera Village @ Via el Prado 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Palos Verdes/Rolling Hills  8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
 

designer spotlight:

KATE LESTER

Kate Lester is a Los Angeles based designer who has been practicing luxury residential and commercial interior design for over 15 years.

Drawing inspiration from classic architecture, design greats, and her own clients’ passions, she aims to create spaces that are carefully crafted, thoughtfully curated, and the embodiment of livable luxury.

Kate earned her BS degree from USC’s prestigious Marshall School of Business and went on to study Design and Architecture at Otis College in Los Angeles. Her industry experience includes working for some of Hollywood’s most famous designers before launching her own firm in 2010.

With a diversely talented design team in her studio and now a home store in Hermosa Beach, – Kate is spreading her vision of livable luxury and carefully curated interiors with the masses.
 

fun fact: 

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE HIGHEST SOLD HOME IN HERMOSA BEACH WAS IN 1989?


Los Angeles Clipper DANNY MANNING bought a $2.9-million house in Hermosa Beach--the highest price ever paid for a home in that South Bay city.

"He was living in a rented apartment in Manhattan Beach and loved the area so much, he wanted to stay," said Michael Selsman, director of corporate affairs for Donald T. Sterling, who owned the basketball team.

The injured Manning sat on the sidelines most of last season, his rookie year, but the 6-foot-11-inch forward was still described as the team's "$10.5-million man" because he was getting $2.1 million annually for five years. His home purchase was an all-cash deal within 5% of the asking price.

After some years and remodels, this home did come back on the market in 2017 for $21MM and dropped down to $17.5 million before the listing was removed in late 2018.

Source: LA Times; CRMLS