December 3, 2018 in 2018 Blog

Hollywood Riviera Celebrates New Community Markers

Riviera residents celebrated the 90th birthday of our beautiful community with a ribbon cutting for two new historical markers. Created by the Friends of the Hollywood Riviera, the signage identifies our community at the corner of Palos Verdes Boulevard and Via Monte D’Oro, which was the original entrance to the Hollywood Riviera. The marker stands at about 6' x 5'. Both markers use a font... Read more
November 30, 2018 in 2018 Newsletter

Local Ice Cream Shop a Favorite Place to Chill

I scream, you scream, we all scream for …. Handel’s. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, that is. Ever since the store opened in Redondo Beach, the response has been, well, “scooper duper.” Though Handel’s first opened its doors in an Ohio gas station nearly 75 years ago, the South Bay didn’t get its own Handel’s until Paul Danylik and his wife, Susan “Q” Danylik, opened a... Read more
September 14, 2018 in 2018 Newsletter

Richardson Middle School Students Enjoy New Gymnasium

September means time to head back to school, and for students of Richardson Middle School, that also means enjoying the campus’ new physical education facilities. In April, Richardson celebrated the grand opening of its brand new gymnasium, complete with basketball courts and boys’ and girls’ locker rooms. Richardson also recently revamped the outside playground area with six new basketball... Read more
September 14, 2018 in 2018 Newsletter

Hollywood Riviera Marks 90th Birthday with 2 New Signs

This year marks a milestone in the history of the Hollywood Riviera – the community’s 90th birthday. Nine decades ago developer Clifford Reid created this beautiful community which reminded him so vividly of the French Riviera. It’s only fitting then that very soon the community will be unveiling two identifying gateways. The Friends of the Hollywood Riviera have worked for more than five... Read more
May 9, 2018 in 2018 Newsletter

Hollywood Riviera Sportsman’s Club a Local Tradition

Calling all male residents of the Riviera looking for a chance to give back to the community and have a great time doing it: join the Hollywood Riviera Sportsman's Club. Established in 1949 by a handful of civic-minded residents, the club was organized to promote community improvement. The Club is non-sectarian and non-political, and is devoted exclusively to promoting fellowship among the... Read more
April 16, 2018 in 2018 Blog Newsletter

Focus on Fascinating Riviera Retailer: Soil

The space may be small, but the unique gift ideas are overflowing at Soil, a centrally located kiosk in the heart of the Riviera Village. Once an information booth, the kiosk sat empty for many years until 1998, when the owners of Soil proposed a small retail space with any profits exceeding a set amount being donated back to the local schools. Today, Soil specializes in exquisitely scented... Read more
March 2, 2018 in 2018 Blog Newsletter

Community Event Saves Lives

16th Annual Torrance Relay for Life April 21-22 at South High The statistics remain grim – cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S., exceeded only by heart disease. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2018 there will be an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases diagnosed and 609,640 cancer deaths in the United States. Which is why it’s more important than ever for... Read more
January 16, 2018 in 2018 Blog Newsletter

Hiking is a Way of Life for This Riviera Resident

If it’s a Saturday, there’s one place you’re sure to find Riviera resident Minoo Hart – on a hike with the Sierra Club. http://liveinhollywoodriviera.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/IGOR_0118-460x750.jpg Minoo has been a member of the Sierra Club for 8 years and loves it so much, she became a hike leader. In this capacity, not only does she lead Saturday morning hikes, she also... Read more