Need a family getaway and don’t want to pack a bag? From Pasadena to Pacific Palisades, you’ll find a number of fantastic day trips within an hour’s car ride from the South Bay. Contributing photographer Lauren Pressey and a friend took the kids north on Highway 1 for a playful beach day in colorful Venice.
As LAX and local residents dispute proposed runway expansions, another neighborhood on the fringe of the airport comes to mind—one that, sadly, no longer exists. Beginning in the 1960s, LAX growth slowly eclipsed an enclave of beautiful homes overlooking Dockweiler Beach in El Segundo, leaving behind the ghostly remains of a forgotten community. We revisit the Surfridge neighborhood more than 30 years after its demise with this cautionary tale of progress, heartbreak and
a faint a glimmer of hope.