The firemen of the South Bay share a special and important relationship with the cities they serve. From answering medical calls in Manhattan Beach to dousing wild fires in the hills of the Peninsula, their immediate response to an urgent call could mean the difference between life and death. Out of uniform, many of these brave individuals engage with their communities on a deeper level, whether donating their time and resources to philanthropic causes or simply enjoying a South Bay lifestyle to the fullest with family and friends. Rightfully private and incredibly humble, most of these men would be content getting the job done without much fanfare. We went inside the station (and out) to get to know some of these guys better. Here are their stories.
Shakespeare By the Sea, the annual summer tour of works by the prolific Elizabethan playwright, will debut its 15th season at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, with stops at parks throughout the South Bay and even Terranea Resort. We checked in with the non-profit’s artistic director, Lisa Coffi, as the company readied to celebrate this milestone year.