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Riviera Business Owner Says “I Do” to Bridal Store

Louise de Castro never dreamed she would one day be in the bridal gown business. But fate had plans for her, and as the owner of Bridal Elegance, she’s thrilled she could marry her business acumen wit...

Financial New Year’s Resolutions? Riviera Local Can Help You Keep Them

Did you make New Year’s resolutions for 2020? If so, you’re not alone. Most Americans make at least one resolution for the new year, whether it be to lose weight, exercise more or learn a new skill. A...

Quite the Catch: Riviera Siblings Launch Fresh Seafood Business

Growing up in the Ito’s Hollywood Riviera household, it’s no surprise that Matt, Blake, Claire, and Mica were hooked on seafood from an early age. Fresh yellowfin tuna. Succulent red snapper. Delicate...

Happy Birthday to Three Riviera Centenarians!

Life was a lot different 100 years ago. Just ask best buddies Maxine Dineen and Juanita Truman, who turned 100 three days apart from each other in August. Or Sally Silver (my wife’s aunt), who turned ...

Living and Working in the Riviera is Barre-None the Best Combo for this Resident

When Diane Numark signed up for barre classes 6 1/2 years ago, her goal was simply to work out a couple of times a week to get into shape post-pregnancy. But two workouts a week soon turned to five. A...

The Story Behind Betty’s Bench, a Lower-Riviera Landmark

For those who live in the lower part of the Hollywood Riviera – or anyone driving to El Retiro Park and Library — a familiar sight is the long wooden bench at the corner of Via La Circula and Ca...

Riviera Native a Chart Topper

The hills of the Hollywood Riviera have always been alive with the sounds of music for the Quillin family. That’s because dad Bruce, a pianist, and percussionist who performed with the San Diego Youth...

Riviera Resident Opens Craft Workshop: Reconnect With Your Creative Side

In this non-stop digital era, nothing can be more therapeutic than escaping technology and using our hands for something other than touching a keyboard or screen. Which may be why more and more people...

Why Do You Relay? Annual Fundraiser Touches Lives in Our Community

When Riviera resident Hope Witkowsky first participated in the Torrance Relay for Life more than 15 years ago, her goal was to support a fellow city council member whose relative died of cancer. Littl...

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