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Bye Beauty

After 2nd Street Beauty closed its flagship store in Belmont Shore this spring, the business is saying goodbye this summer to its Los Altos location as well.

Business owner Rick Freeman and his wife, Arlene, who started the beauty chain back in the early 1990s, announced via email to customers that everything is 25% off at Los Altos, 5518 Britton Drive, as a store-closing sale.

2nd Street Beauty has two other locations: Seal Beach, 12410 Seal Beach Blvd.; and Spring Street, 6345 E. Spring St.

Shore Openings

Two businesses opened their doors on Second Street in the last week.

Urban Eden showcases and sells collections from local artists and designers, displaying their one of a kind pieces of art, jewelry, home accessories, and clothing. Urban Eden has a line of natural skin care products, Urban Eden Organics; the full collection of skin care is available at the retail shop and can be found online at

Owner Cheryl Swade and Chamber of Commerce representatives cut the ribbon Saturday for the store, located next to the Pie Hole at 200 La Verne Ave., across the street from Simmzy's.

Further west, the long-awaited Earl of Sandwich outlet started serving its sandwiches on Tuesday. The Second Street version of the well-known chain is at 4803 E. Second St.

Fever Cured

The Torrance-based Asian fusion Yellow Fever restaurant chain has closed its doors on all three locations, including the one doing business for just more than a year at Long Beach Exchange at Douglas Park.

Ownership of the small, controversially named business posted on social media last week that they were shutting the doors with heavy hearts. They thanked customers and wrote: “We came. We cooked. We loved.”

There’s no word yet on what will replace Long Beach’s Yellow Fever at 3881 N. Lakewood Blvd.

Taste Avalon

The 15th Annual Taste Around of Avalon happened last week, and the “Best Tastes” winners were:

• Avalon Seafood & Fish Market took home the “Best Taste of Food” top prize;

• “Best Taste of Drink – With Alcohol” went to El Galleon;

• “Best Taste of Drink – Without Alcohol” was Café Metropole; and

• Toyon Grill by Bluewater won “Best Taste of Dessert.”

Taste Around of Avalon is a culinary sampling event with live entertainment hosted by the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

Movie Deal

Regal’s Summer Movie Express is returning to theaters this summer, featuring $1 kid-friendly tickets to the cinema all summer long.

“G” and “PG” movies showing at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesdays will be $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute for medical research.

Summer Movie Express has been a Regal tradition since 1991 and starts this year on June 18 and runs through Aug. 14.

Among the titles being screened this summer are “The Lego Movie,” “Smallfoot” and “The Secret Life of Pets.”

For showtimes at participating local theaters, including Regal Edwards Long Beach at 7501 E. Carson, visit

Kids Cook

The Federal is cooking up plans to work with students from Cesar Chavez Elementary.

Chef Chris Sison will be taking fifth graders on a culinary journey through The Federal’s kitchen today (Thursday) that demonstrates professional cooking techniques and kitchen safety to 12 11-year-olds. They’ll also learn to make two dishes off The Federal’s menu.

“We are excited to reach out to the kids in our local community and show them what it’s like to cook in a real restaurant kitchen,” Sison said. “This opportunity will give a real-life restaurant kitchen experience to kids interested in the culinary arts.”

The Federal is at 102 Pine Ave.

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