January 2014

Found 10 blog entries for January 2014.

Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/11400477126/Living in South Bay provides residents with the ability to discover many of the wonderful areas throughout. Redondo Beach is one of those area and those living nearby can spend the day finding the best of what this area offers.

You can spend the day by yourself, take your significant other or even bring the entire family. Those enjoying fishing will find all types of great local fishing spots around the area. Of course, there's no shortage of restaurants to discover, either.

One of the most popular ways to spend the day, if you love to fish, is by taking a fishing boat to Catalina Island for the day. You can enjoy the ride and spend the day on the open sea fishing with your friends and family.

Another popular place to go if you don't want to spend

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Whether you just want to save a little cash or you're looking for something out of the ordinary, there are plenty free and cheap things to enjoy in Redondo Beach. The area is full of outdoor activities, attractions and so much more. Here are some of the best things to do in Redondo Beach for free or very cheap.

Redondo Beach Farmer's Market

If you want to enjoy a little time out and about, the Farmer's Market is free to enjoy. However, anything you decide to purchase will obviously not be free. Many vendors do offer free samples and most of the items found at the farmer's market are quite cheap.

Head to the Pier

The Redondo Beach Pier may be the most popular place in the entire area. You won't have to pay any money to enjoy the pier or the beach

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If you've never been to Redondo Beach and you're considering relocating, you should know what you're in for first. This beach city is found near Los Angeles as a part of the South Bay area. It offers quite a bit to the residents living within the area and is known for the pier and the food scene. Here are a few things you will find in Redondo Beach.

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Excellent Food

When you head to the Redondo Pier, you will find plenty of great restaurants serving up excellent dishes. Whether it's seafood or steak, there are always delicious items coming out of the many kitchens throughout the area. Old Tony's is one of the hot spots, along with Zeppy's Pizza. Many other great choices are also found throughout the area, as well.

Redondo Beach also offers a number

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Moving to the west coast offers the opportunity to become a part of the famous beach lifestyle of California. Redondo Beach offers the type of lifestyle many seek. This area of California is found near Los Angeles and provides wide sand beaches and a very popular attraction called the Redondo Pier.

Along with the Pier and the beaches, the area is also known for The Strand. This is a paved path that runs from Torrance Beach to South Redondo and north to Hermosa Beach, through Manhattan Beach and ends in Santa Monica. The Strand will see thousands of people on their bikes, skateboards, pushing strollers, roller blading or just walking, on any given day.

The only area where this pat is broken is where the Redondo Beach King Harbor Marina and Pier are

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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/roblawton/10731511983/Jimmy's Bar & Grill has officially opened where the 20/20 Bar & Grill used to be located. It's found on 190th Street in North Redondo Beach near Inglewood Avenue.

This bar will certainly be packed for the remaining NFL Playoff Games, but it hopes to become a staple for the community. Fifteen TVs are found throughout with hours on Sundays starting at 9:30am during Football season. They also serve Bloody Marys and breakfast on Sundays for football fans.

The bar features many craft beers, some local and a large selection of other domestic and import beers, as well. Many of the local beers are on tap, while others are found in a bottle. The wine list is full of great choices and the menu features some of the most popular sports bar fair with plenty of

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Redondo Beach is full of great events happening on a regular basis. Many are on-going events, but some only happen once. Here are three of the top choices coming up soon.

A Faery Hunt's Auntie Angelica's Fairy Garden - January 19th

This event will happen at the Sunset Theatre Company, which won the Nickelodeon's Award for "Best Children's Theater in Los Angeles." This is one of the most popular shows in Los Angeles for families. With plenty of original music, all types of silly fun and even some audience participation, kids tend to enjoy every minute of this interesting tale. Characters will include a talking unicorn and plenty of enchanted puppets.

Tickets are $15 and the show is geared towards kids age two to eight.

Torrance Antique Street

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Whether you head to the Redondo Pier for a relaxing day away or to attend an event, there are plenty of things to do at The Pier. This is a very popular portion of Redondo Beach with plenty of dining, shopping, nightlife and family fun. Here are some of the fun things you can do at the Redondo Pier.

For the Family

One of the most popular things kids always want to do at The Pier is visit the 16.5' Great White Shark named Georgette. This shark is on display at Shark Attack in a large tank.

Another great activity for the entire family is the yellow submarine found on the lower deck. This semi-submersive submarine provides underwater viewing for the entire family to enjoy.

Of course, the arcade games are always a huge draw for children and the

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Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sophiea/5719125466/Redondo Beach is known for many outdoor events and one of the most popular spring events is the Festival of the Kite. This year marks the 40th anniversary of this free event and it will be held on March 9th from 12pm to 5pm.

As one of the longest-running Kite Festivals in the entire state, many will attend and put their kites into the air. The event is sponsored by the Redondo Pier Association and the Sunshine Kite Company.

This event will be more than just a day of flying kites. Entertainment from different types of demonstrations and acts will take the stage, along with plenty of vendors providing food and beverage.

The event will happen at 100 Fisherman's Wharf in Redondo Beach at the Redondo Pier. It's a family-friendly event with plenty of fun

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If you don't plan to stay in your current home for more than a few more years, you may not want to make improvements. Some upgrades may seem like they would help the value, but they don't. Other projects may actually make it harder to sell your home. Here are a few home improvement projects to be careful about.

Costly Kitchens

You want a new kitchen because you're sick of the old cabinets and countertops. However, when you go into this type of project, you need to realize that some of the high end accessories don't help the value of your home. Too much customization within your kitchen, can actually make it harder to sell your home.

However, if you plan to live in your current home for at least ten more years, you can customize your kitchen to fit

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Living in the South Bay area provides a few interesting city choices. With all the choices found near the Pacific Ocean, why would you want to live in Redondo Beach?

Oceanfront Property

Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/11400518655/One of the major reasons people move to the Redondo Beach area is the oceanfront properties. The homes here are found near and on the ocean with views from patios and living rooms. Of course, if you prefer something a bit more affordable, there are plenty of other homes in the northern part of Redondo Beach located just a few minutes form the beach.

The ocean is certainly a huge attraction in Redondo Beach, but many enjoy the lifestyle, as well. This is an active city with plenty of water and beach events happening throughout the year. Redondo Beach is known for the

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