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  • Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday

    Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday

    Each November, on the third Thursday of the month, the French giddily celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. That’s when the fresh, fruity Gamay from the new vintage is rushed from the vineyards into shops and wine bars in Paris and elsewhere across France. On that day, it’s almost obligatory to pick up...

  • 5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week

    5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week

    The sixth annual L.A. Beer Week is here again, and the craft beer scene in Los Angeles has grown impressively in the last 12 months. New breweries have opened from the San Gabriel Valley to the South Bay and beyond. After trying some new beers and checking out any of the dozens of L.A. Beer Week...

  • Events: Fido's first food truck, LA Craft Beer Crawl, DeSano pizza class

    Events: Fido's first food truck, LA Craft Beer Crawl, DeSano pizza class

    Milo’s Kitchen, a California-based dog treat company, is hopping on the food truck bandwagon with Milo's Kitchen Treat Truck. The truck is selling treats exclusively for man’s best friend and will be visiting several dog parks around Los Angeles starting Thursday. Dogs can choose from a selection...

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  • Matt Barnes suspended for physical altercation with Derek Fisher

    Matt Barnes suspended for physical altercation with Derek Fisher

    Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes was suspended for two games without pay by the NBA on Monday for his physical altercation with New York Knicks Coach Derek Fisher in October.  Barnes confronted former Lakers teammate Fisher on Oct. 3 in Redondo Beach, the league announced in a release. The...

  • Freezing weather approaches record level in Los Angeles County

    Freezing weather approaches record level in Los Angeles County

    A cold front that’s been holding Southern California temperatures near record lows is finally loosening its frosty embrace and making way for relatively warmer weather this weekend, the National Weather Service said. “Today we bottomed out,” NWS senior forecaster Andrew Rorke said Wednesday morning....

  • Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé: Here's where to celebrate Thursday

    Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé: Here's where to celebrate Thursday

    Every year on the third Thursday of November, millions of bottles of a fresh, fruity Gamay from Beaujolais are poured to celebrate the new vintage. Banners all over France — and the world — proclaim “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!” French restaurants, of course, get into the spirit of things...

  • Actor Jonah Hill lists Hollywood Hills home with a celebrity pedigree

    Actor Jonah Hill lists Hollywood Hills home with a celebrity pedigree

    Actor-comedian Jonah Hill of the "Jump Street" movies has listed his home in the Hollywood Hills for sale at $2.995 million. It's only the second time the Midcentury compound will change hands. The original 1959 house was built for actress Beverly Garland by her husband, Fillmore Crank. Hill bought...

  • Former L.A. King Slava Voynov lists his contemporary in Redondo Beach

    Former L.A. King Slava Voynov lists his contemporary in Redondo Beach

    Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, who exited the U.S. for Russia in September amid fallout from a domestic violence charge, has put his home in Redondo Beach on the market for $2.89 million. The contemporary-style home on a narrow lot was designed by Michael Lee Architects and built...

  • Former L.A. King Slava Voynov lists his contemporary in Redondo Beach

    Former L.A. King Slava Voynov lists his contemporary in Redondo Beach

    Former L.A. Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has listed his contemporary-style home in Redondo Beach for $2.89 million.

  • Man accused of killing 20-year-old girlfriend in Redondo Beach
    Man accused of killing 20-year-old girlfriend in Redondo Beach

    A 20-year-old woman from Redondo Beach died Thursday, one day after authorities say her boyfriend shot her in the head.

    Paige Chiarello was shot about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in a home in the 2500 block of Graham Avenue, according to the Redondo Beach Police Department. She was later taken to a hospital,...

  • Autopsy pending for reality TV star killed in Redondo Beach
    Autopsy pending for reality TV star killed in Redondo Beach

    The investigation into the slaying of cop-turned-reality-TV-attorney Loredana Nesci continued Thursday in Redondo Beach, while Nesci’s boyfriend remained in police custody as a suspect in her killing.

    Nesci, the star of SundanceTV's "Loredana, Esq.," was killed inside the home she shared with her...

  • Reality TV star found dead in Redondo Beach home; boyfriend arrested
    Reality TV star found dead in Redondo Beach home; boyfriend arrested

    A former Los Angeles police officer who starred in a reality TV show about her subsequent career as a lawyer was found slain Wednesday morning in her Redondo Beach home, authorities said.

    Loredana Nesci, the star of the SundanceTV's "Loredana, Esq.," was killed inside the home she shared with her...

  • An oceanview contemporary in Redondo Beach designed for entertaining
    An oceanview contemporary in Redondo Beach designed for entertaining

    This oceanview contemporary is set up for entertaining with such kitchen amenities as separate beverage and wine refrigerators, a food warmer and a 17-foot-long quartz-topped island with seating and two sinks. A structural steel and teak-slatted staircase and a glass-door elevator provide access...

  • What does about $1 million buy in L.A.'s South Bay?
    What does about $1 million buy in L.A.'s South Bay?

    Home sales in L.A.’s South Bay routinely hit seven figures, but what does $1 million buy, exactly? Here’s a sampling of homes in the area that are priced in that range. The three-bedroom home in the Hill section previously sold for $930,000 in 2004. (Realtor.com) HERMOSA BEACH: This stand-alone...

  • What does about $1 million buy in L.A.'s South Bay?
    What does about $1 million buy in L.A.'s South Bay?

    Home sales in L.A.’s South Bay routinely hit seven figures, but what does $1 million buy, exactly? Here’s a sampling of homes in the area that are priced in that range.

    HERMOSA BEACH: This stand-alone townhouse in the Hill section has a partial ocean view.

    Address: 1723 Golden Ave., Hermosa Beach,...

  • Refugio State Beach to reopen two months after oil spill
    Refugio State Beach to reopen two months after oil spill

    Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County will reopen to the public next week, two months after a pipeline ruptured and fouled the coast with thousands of gallons of thick black crude.

    Response officials toured the beach Thursday and cleared it to reopen July 17 at noon.

    "We have made great progress...

  • Bounce it out in a trampoline Jumping class
    Bounce it out in a trampoline Jumping class

    The word "trampoline" will never be the same for me. One day, it evoked blissful childhood flashbacks of 10-foot-high back flips and twisting pike-position seat drops. The next day, it evoked thoughts of my aching butt, hamstrings and abs — and an addictive low-impact/high-intensity one-hour group-exercise...

  • King Harbor Brewing Co. to open waterfront tasting room in Redondo Beach
    King Harbor Brewing Co. to open waterfront tasting room in Redondo Beach

    One of Los Angeles' oldest craft beer hot spots -- Naja’s Place in Redondo Beach -- is about to get some locally brewed company on the waterfront International Boardwalk. King Harbor Brewing Company is opening a satellite tasting room just doors down from the venerable beer bar.

    The year-old King...

  • Naked suspect rescued from Redondo Beach waters is in custody

    A naked man unwillingly rescued by Redondo Beach lifeguards Thursday night after leading police on a short chase had recently been hearing voices, police said.

    Officers first saw the suspect, in his early 40s, running a red light in the area of Catalina Avenue and Emerald Street about 10 p.m.,...

  • Former Raider Nnamdi Asomugha lists in Redondo Beach
    Former Raider Nnamdi Asomugha lists in Redondo Beach

    A multi-unit residence owned by Nnamdi Asomugha, the former Narbonne High School star and NFL all-pro defensive back, is on the market in Redondo Beach for $1.699 million.

    Located on a corner lot in North Redondo Beach, the property includes a three-bedroom townhouse-style apartment with a bonus...

  • Former Raider Nnamdi Asomugha lists in Redondo Beach
    Former Raider Nnamdi Asomugha lists in Redondo Beach

    The former NFL defensive back is selling a multi-family residence in Redondo Beach for $1.699 million.

  • Fresh & Easy CEO buys $6.35-million home in Redondo Beach
    Fresh & Easy CEO buys $6.35-million home in Redondo Beach

    Fresh & Easy Chief Executive Jim Keyes, who recently announced that the company will close about 50 of the neighborhood grocery stores, has purchased an oceanfront home in Redondo Beach for $6.35 million.

    The gilded Mediterranean, built in 1990, is entered through a double-height foyer with elaborate...

  • Fresh & Easy CEO buys $6.35-million home in Redondo Beach
    Fresh & Easy CEO buys $6.35-million home in Redondo Beach

    The 9,200-square-foot home in Redondo Beach features a double-height entry, a game room and multiple ocean-facing terraces.

  • Reward offered in shooting of brown pelican in Redondo Beach
    Reward offered in shooting of brown pelican in Redondo Beach

    The brown pelican was removed from the federal endangered species list only about five years ago, so after a bird was found seriously injured with a gunshot wound in Redondo Beach, rescuers decided the shooter needed to be caught.

    A group is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest...

  • California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios
    California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios

    Emergency officials will soon be able to make improved tsunami evacuation orders as California writes detailed scenario plans, state authorities said Friday.

    State officials realized a flaw in existing tsunami evacuation plans during the 2011 Japanese tsunami: Local officials couldn’t order a limited...

  • Select Beer Store, turning 3, collaborates again with Monkish Brewing
    Select Beer Store, turning 3, collaborates again with Monkish Brewing

    Select Beer Store, the popular craft beer bottle shop and bar in Redondo Beach, is turning three. And to mark that happy occasion, it's releasing the third iteration of Select Monk -- a collaboration beer made with Monkish Brewing in Torrance. The new brew, a multigrain Belgian tripel, includes...

  • 1 dead, 1 injured after bus hits pedestrians in Redondo Beach
    1 dead, 1 injured after bus hits pedestrians in Redondo Beach

    A bus struck two pedestrians Wednesday evening in Redondo Beach, killing a man and sending a woman to the hospital with serious injuries, police said.

    The two people were walking north in a crosswalk at Catalina Avenue and Avenue I in the Riviera Village shopping district when they were struck...

  • Driver ordered to stand trial for fatal Christmas concert crash
    Driver ordered to stand trial for fatal Christmas concert crash

    A Redondo Beach woman had taken prescription painkillers and muscle relaxers the day she drove her car into a crowd of people leaving a Christmas concert, killing four, including a 6-year-old boy, prosecutors said.

    Margo Bronstein, 56, of Redondo Beach, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on four...

  • Redondo Beach church remembers those killed, injured in crash
    Redondo Beach church remembers those killed, injured in crash

    In one photo, Samuel Gaza sits among his young friends, wearing a tie and beaming with happiness.

    In another, he is with his family, his mother proudly grasping the arm of his older sister, who holds a trophy.

    On Sunday at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach, people who knew Samuel gazed...

  • Crash outside Christmas concert: Kindergartner is 4th to die
    Crash outside Christmas concert: Kindergartner is 4th to die

    A 6-year-old boy is the fourth victim to die from his injuries after a crowd of people was struck by a car following a Christmas concert outside a church in Redondo Beach, coroner’s officials said Friday.

    Samuel Gaza, a kindergartner who had suffered head trauma and a bruised lung, died overnight...

  • 'Joyful evening' at Redondo Beach concert, and then a horrific crash
    'Joyful evening' at Redondo Beach concert, and then a horrific crash

    Those in the crowd sauntered through the crosswalk after leaving a Christmas concert they had attended at a Redondo Beach church.

    Then came the white Saturn hurtling through the adjacent red light. Screams followed — then the sickening sound of bodies hitting pavement.

    "I just saw people flying...

  • Grief in Redondo Beach after car plows through church crowd
    Grief in Redondo Beach after car plows through church crowd

    The day after a woman drove through families and parishioners leaving a school Christmas concert, killing or injuring 13, scores gathered at St. James Catholic Church to grieve.

    "Do not let your hearts be troubled,” Father Francis Aguilar read from Scripture during noon Mass at the Redondo Beach...

  • Christmas concert crash: Driver may have been using prescriptions, police say
    Christmas concert crash: Driver may have been using prescriptions, police say

    Police believe a driver who plowed into a crowd of people leaving a Christmas concert at a Redondo Beach church, killing three, had prescription drugs in her system.

    Three women were killed, a child and an adult were critically injured and seven others were hurt Wednesday night when a car rammed...

  • Women killed in crash at church had gone to see kids, grandkids perform
    Women killed in crash at church had gone to see kids, grandkids perform

    The three women killed in a crash outside a Redondo Beach Catholic church had all come to see children or grandchildren perform in the Christmas concert held there Wednesday night.

    Martha Gaza's husband and three children were struck by the car that rammed into a crowd leaving the concert at St....

  • Crash at church Christmas concert: Boy trapped under tire, witness says
    Crash at church Christmas concert: Boy trapped under tire, witness says

    When a driver plowed into a crowd after a school Christmas concert in Redondo Beach, a boy was trapped under the tire of a car and witnesses scrambled to free him.

    "It was a little boy and the left front tire was on top of him," said witness Michael Tovar, 61, of the incident Wednesday night outside...

  • 1 killed, 12 injured as car hits crowd leaving Christmas concert in Redondo Beach
    1 killed, 12 injured as car hits crowd leaving Christmas concert in Redondo Beach

    One person was killed and as many as 12 others were severely hurt Wednesday evening when a car ran a red light and drove into a crowd leaving a church Christmas concert in Redondo Beach, authorities said.

    The incident happened about 8 p.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Vincent Street.

    "We have as...

  • Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp sells Redondo Beach home
    Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp sells Redondo Beach home

    As Billy Beane continues to reshape Oakland's roster with a string of deals, Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp has completed a trade of his own, selling his home in Redondo Beach for $1.075 million.

    Located six blocks from the Redondo Beach Pier, the contemporary-style residence is entered through...

  • Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp sells Redondo Beach home
    Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp sells Redondo Beach home

    The Oakland A's outfielder has sold his contemporary-style home in Redondo Beach for $1.075 million.

  • Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday
    Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday

    Each November, on the third Thursday of the month, the French giddily celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. That’s when the fresh, fruity Gamay from the new vintage is rushed from the vineyards into shops and wine bars in Paris and elsewhere across France. On that day, it’s almost obligatory to pick up...

  • Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp lists two homes for sale
    Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp lists two homes for sale

    Getting an early jump on his off-season is Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp, who has posted two homes for sale in Southern California.

    On the market in Rancho Mirage is his 8,520-square-foot contemporary in the guard-gated Thunderbird Cove community. Listed at $2.85 million, the four-bedroom,...

  • Inside Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp's Rancho Mirage home
    Inside Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp's Rancho Mirage home

    The ballplayer's home, on more than half an acre in Rancho Mirage, features open living spaces, a two-sided fireplace and a chef's kitchen in 8,520 square feet.

  • 5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week
    5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week

    The sixth annual L.A. Beer Week is here again, and the craft beer scene in Los Angeles has grown impressively in the last 12 months. New breweries have opened from the San Gabriel Valley to the South Bay and beyond.

    After trying some new beers and checking out any of the dozens of L.A. Beer Week...

  • Body of missing swimmer in Redondo Beach found
    Body of missing swimmer in Redondo Beach found

    The body of a 21-year-old missing swimmer was recovered off the coast of Redondo Beach on Saturday, authorities said.

    The man, who was identified by family as Marlon Fajardo of Lawndale, had disappeared about 4 a.m. while wading in chest-deep water with two to four friends near the Knob Hill lifeguard...

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