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If you’ve spent any time in Redondo Beach, you’ve probably heard little rumblings about DOMA Kitchen. DOMA is a small café in Redondo Beach that has gained an almost cult like following from locals and out-of-towners alike.

We sat down with owners Angie Lorrente and Stan Mayzelis to get a little inside perspective into DOMA Kitchen. They’re a husband and wife team that started DOMA to create an oasis in the heart of Redondo. Angie and Stan have focused on creating a “Glocal” menu for their patrons. Chef and partner Kristina Miksyte is from Lithuania and her farm-to-table European training is reflected in her delicious dishes.

Angie and Stan pride themselves on serving fresh, natural and tasteful foods on their menu. Angie’s background in fashion has

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If you’re a fan of Dexter or Mad Men, you’ll want to be at the 11th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day 5k run in Redondo Beach this Sunday, March 16th. Maxwell Huckabee, an 11-year-old Redondo Beach resident will be hosting the children’s race; the Chase Stecyk Little Leprechaun Dash. Maxwell has played the young “Dexter Morgan” in the hit series Dexter, as well as Don Drapers son in Mad Men. Young Maxwell’s career in Hollywood began when he was three years old and has since grown exponentially. 

The children’s race is named after Chase Stecyk, an eleven year old who lost his life to a paralyzing tumor. Chase’s favorite color was green and favorite holiday was Saint Patrick’s Day, which makes honoring him at the race ever-more fitting. 

Over 2,500 runners are

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Imagine printing and assembling your future home in two days without the need of major construction skills or burly contractors. ;)  This idea may seem like a Jetsons episode but thanks to 3D printers and open source software, we might be printing homes before we know it!

Thanks to some innovative minds within the field, WikiHouse was born. WikiHouse is an open source construction system that lets virtually anyone download, construct and print a home. Co-founder Alastair Parvin is a 30-year old architect that wants to completely transform the field of architecture. Alastair and his co-founders are focused on making great architecture accessible to the everyday user as opposed to having it be limited and only really utilized by the wealthy.


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*Update:* 1234 6th Street Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 is now live on the MLS. You can view additional images of the property here. We also have a virtual tour of the property if you'd like to learn more. 

We’re excited to announce an exclusive listing in Hermosa Beach that will hit the market in a couple weeks.

Built in 2005 by Casner Construction, this beautiful home is located on a quiet street in East Hermosa Beach.

The home is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath with 3,393 square feet of living space. The rooftop deck allows for panoramic views to the ocean, downtown LA and Catalina. These views are hard to come by while most properties focus heavily on ocean views.  

The high ceilings throughout create a spacious and airy beach feel while the beautiful tumble stone

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Wearable Technology & Real Estate

Our obsession to leverage new smart technology continues as we explore wearables – specifically smartwatches. When used seamlessly, technology has strong benefits to myself and more importantly to our clients, so it’s important to stay on top of the latest trends.

You may have read our blog a few months back when we were fortunate enough to be one of the first to check out Google Glass.  While we didn’t give Glass a rave review, we have to admit the technology is impressive. The lag in the Hangout video feature combined with the actual device sitting on my face made it undesirable for everyday use (however it is a super-fun toy on the volleyball court). 

Smartwatches on the other hand have earned their place as an

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The Regular by Grimaldi's - Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/instantvantage/6316620157/El Segundo finally has a new restaurant, which many have been waiting to see open for quite some time. Grimaldi's Pizzeria joins Restaurant Row on Rosecrans Avenue and replaces the old The Daily Grill location.

The restaurant opened in January and they went all out for their grad opening. The event was combined with the 50th Anniversary celebration of AYSO and many were in attendance including Mayor, Bill Fisher, the LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo and many others.

This pizzeria provides a casual atmosphere with white and red checker table cloths. They serve wine, beer, pizza salads, pasta and more. Some of the menu choices include:

  • Pizza with choice of toppings
  • White and Garlic Pizza
  • Pesto Pizza
  • Calzones
  • Caprese Salad
  • Mediterranean Salad
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EventsSouth Bay is heating up with plenty of events happening throughout the area. If you enjoy getting out and attending events, you're in luck. Here are some of the top events coming up in the South Bay area.

Flyball Introduction Class - March 1st

Flyball is for dog owners and provides a great sport for the dogs. It will last an hour per class and will be held every Saturday at Zoom Room in Redondo Beach, starting at 1pm.

Arbor Day Celebration - March 8th

Celebrate Arbor Day by volunteering in El Segundo to care for trees. The Tree Musketeers will provide plenty of fun as you plant trees and help out the area. The event is free and donations will be accepted.

Spring Pier to Pier Run/Walk - March 8th

GI Joe Boot Camp will present the Pier to Pier

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If you’ve been keeping an eye on the South Bay real estate market, you may have noticed the recent housing frenzy with the passing of the Super Bowl.

As we came into the office on Monday, we noticed an increase in new houses being listed. Now we’re not about to suggest that the Broncos loss is somehow correlated with people wanting to sell their homes (unless someone sees a connection we’ve missed!). But, we’re starting to think that the Spring listing fever may have started early this year.

With the South Bay housing market taking an upswing compared to last year, it seems as though everyone is eager and ready to sell their home. As demand was at an all time high the past few months, inventory was dwindling, which increased interest and demand for our

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The Good Vibes Music Festival will take over Lake Elsinore on February 15th and 16th to benefit Rock the Autism and One Global Family Foundation. This two-day music festival is eco-friendly and will provide all kinds of cultural music for all to enjoy. It will be held on the LA Laguna Resort at Lake Elsinore.

Between 16 and 20 different bands will play throughout the two day festival. These acts will be found throughout different genres including R&B, rap, reggae-rock and more. It will be a very diverse group of performers ready to entertain everybody in attendance.

Celebrate President's Day Weekend with Music

The talent found at the Good Vibes Music Festival will provide plenty of entertainment for those on hand. This incredible festival will

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Silence has been introduced at the El Segundo Museum of Art and provides a look at artists using an interesting connection between contrast, pattern, color and line. The clearness of these pieces provides something not always found with this type of art. Concepts within each piece are taken from modern and abstract art.

The exhibit opened at ESMoA on Sunday, February 2nd. Many juxtapositions present a look at the abstraction of this specific exhibit. It will be on display through May 4th and provides works from Ralph Fleck, Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Wassiliy Kandinsky and many others.

About the El Segundo Museum of Art

ESMoA was started by Brian and Eva Sweeney, owners of the private art initiative artlab21 Foundation. They were approached by Mayor

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