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Home Care In Hawthorne, CA

Home Care Hawthorne, CA

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic Beach Boys Historic Landmark gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Hawthorne, CA is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.


“Carrie is amazing. Very knowledgeable about Senior living, lifestyle, and care. Super responsive and phenomenal follow up. An incredible resource for all things "Senior".”

Richard W.

“Always Best Care was there for us after my wife's surgery. We had a caregiver come each day for two weeks to help bath, feed, walk, and tidy the house during working hours so that my wife was not alone. Our caregiver Naomi was a God sent and so delightful. I often overheard my wife and Naomi singing together. What a joy! Thank you Loli and ABC Senior Services for making this service available to Beach Cities.”

Cedric T.

“Loli demonstrated a level of professionalism that stood out, and her service and follow through made our experience with Always Best Care Senior Services stress free. We had a unique situation that required a specific type of caregiver and Loli was able to make a great match! Overall a great experience.”

Lauren D.

“My dad came home from the hospital, then to hospice care for 4 months, then passed at home. Loli helped our family during multiple transitions of his care. She is professional and efficient, but also compassionate and empathic. She was a core contact for our family from in- and out-of town, and always responded quickly to calls, emails or txts. Dad's caregiver needs and schedules were ever-changing and Loli was always able to adjust, helping us to coordinate needs from hospice and family. We are so thankful Dad was able to spend his last months at home. We continue to use Loli's services for our mom. The caregivers are trained well and often became friends to my folks. I highly recommend Loli's services.”

Vicky P.

“Excellent service. Professional staff and wonderful caregivers.”

Elizabeth B.

“I would highly recommend Always Best Care Senior Servicesto help you navigate the care of your loved ones in their senior years of need. We called them when we found out my 92 year old mother in law was due to be released from the hospital but clearly not able to care for herself upon her release. It was a stressful situation but Loli new exactly the right questions to ask and heard our needs and pointed us in the right direction with all that needed to be done. She set up a call with hospice who arranged for all necessary equipment to be delivered in less than a 24 hour period. She also set up 3 very competent experienced care givers to be at the home in that same 24 hour period. The speed and professionalism in which this all happened could not have handled any better in my opinion. Working with Loli at Always Best Care Senior Services put our minds at ease and got everything set up for us to care for my mother in law. Loli was hands on in meeting with us and introducing the care givers and involved with speaking to doctors and hospice and everyone involved with my mother in laws care. She made a highly stressful time much more manageable and guided us every step of the way. She also followed up and made sure all that was supposed to be done was being taken care of. You are in good hands when calling on them for your loved ones care. I am happy to speak to anyone directly if you would like to ask any questions I give my permission for Always Best Care to give my personal phone number out to speak to anyone who is considering using their services.”

Randi E.

“Loli is very caring, worked with us to get the best caregiver match for my parents, was able to schedule someone when we needed a caregiver on short notice and she always made suggestions to us to help make things better and more comfortable for my parents.”

Lissen G.

“We are deeply grateful to Loli and to two of the ABC caregivers in particular, María Flores and Soledad, for their professionalism, dedication and superb service over the course of nearly two years. They provided coverage on evening shifts on weekends and some weekdays —as well as on occasional overnight shifts— for my mother who was in the early-to-moderate stages of Alzheimer’s. (We recently moved her into an assisted living facility.) Because our need for ABC's services was sporadic and variable, Loli and her staff often had to juggle quite a bit to accommodate us — for which we are grateful. Occasionally we’d be assigned a caregiver who wasn’t the best fit but Loli was always responsive to our concerns and would work with us to find a different caregiver. We also appreciate the “added value” that Loli brought to the table — her overall expertise on elder care, knowledge about related resources, and guidance on how to make our home safer for my mother. We are pleased to highly recommend Loli and ABC for your in-home eldercare needs.”

Chris C.

“I needed to find an assisted living community for my dad in a hurry, and knew that I didn't have as much time as I'd like to do all of the research on my own. I was very relieved when I found Loli to help us as a consultant for our search. She was very detail-oriented in acquiring the necessary info from us, and helped us to find a few places with availability that we could visit. I very much appreciated her knowledge of so many various communities, her professionalism, her efficiency, and the wide range of items that she suggested we consider, that we may not have thought of on our own. I would highly recommend her placement services.”

Anna H.

“Always Best Care was an excellent caregiving service for the short time they tended to my ailing mother, a late-stage pancreatic cancer patient. She passed away shortly after we began the caregiving service. In the short time that Always Best Care tended to my mother, the caregiver Maria demonstrated excellent experience. She tended well to my mother and assisted in any other way that she could. Thank you Maria and Always Best Care for your service. I wish you all the kindness and wellness in the world. Colin”

Colin P.

“reliable with excellent oversight”

John W.

“We have had 24/7 care for my mother with ABC for over 2 years. The care and compassion they showed for her really touched my heart. I have had to ask for last minute help when another caregiver (not from ABC) could not show up for a shift, Loli and staff always came through for me. She has always been available to work out problems and last minute requests, I can't say enough about how important that has been to me when I live out of state.I have really been able to rely on their judgement once they got to know my moms likes and needs, they always tried to match her with a caregiver that she would also feel comfortable with personally.The caregivers were long term, they did not come and go, mom really became attached and appreciated them. The caregivers speak highly about Loli as their employer, they have mentioned to me they really feel like she cares and looks after them as well. Touches like Loli dropping by for a visit to chat with mom, or remembering her birthday with a bunch of flowers was so great. I would definitely recommend!”

Cindy P.

“Loli Ramezani and her staff are top notch when it comes to the service they provide. They are very accommodating on all levels from helping you think things through from start to finish, as well as remaining flexible through each process with the ultimate changes that always seem to arise. I highly recommend them and will be using them again if/when the need presents itself”

Elaine C.

“Loli was excellent to work with. She really took the time to understand my father in-law and the family's needs. We had a wonderful caregiver for my father in-law and when it came time to move him from our home, Loli was instrumental in finding a Room and Board that was a great fit. We had used a different service and we can tell you Always Best Care is MUCH higher quality.”

Lisa C.

“This was a wonderful experience. The care giver did a fantastic job taking care of my mother. I would recommend them to anyone. The care giver was kind, helpful, and provided all the help we needed. Their service was instrumental in my mother being able to get her independence.”

Mary K.

“Loli and the staff at Always Best Care were very professional, compassionate, and resourceful in providing in home care for my Mom. Loli was responsive when I needed to talk to her about changes or adjustments to my Mom’s care. With her experience and knowledge in the field of senior care she always had recommendations and resources to reach out to when we needed to consider options and alternatives for my Mom’s care. Loli was very compassionate and respectful of my Mom’s wants and needs. I would highly recommend Loli and Always Best Care for senior care services.”

Dave K.

“Outstanding service. I would recommend Manhattan Beach Always Best Care to anyone who needs to have care for a family member. I've had personal experience with Carrie’s organization and was very impressed with her and her caretakers.”

Judy H.

“I needed to find someone for taking care of my poor mom without being worried. When I talked to Loli I got the feeling she understood and she went through A to Z on everything with me. Care and quality care is truly what she delivers.”

Georgina C.

“Loli truly cares about her clients and their families ! , She is compassionate professional”

Ted D.

“I am a current client of this provider Always Best Care is good. At this point, I’m just having compassionship, encouragement, lighthousework, and preparing meals. I would recommend them because they’re good, efficient, and caring.”


“I needed to find someone for taking care of my mom without being worried. When I talked to Carrie I got the feeling she understood and she went through A to Z on everything with me. Care and quality care is truly what she delivers.”

Ara A.

“Always Best Care and Carrie Bianco go above and beyond the call of duty to really find the perfect fit for your loved one at a price that is affordable. Their customer service and attention to detail is unparalleled.”

Alison J.

“I can't say enough good things about Always Best Care! Carrie is so professional. She was able to find a great caregiver for my Grandmother on very short notice. The communication has been outstanding as well. When it comes to family, you want to know that they are being taken care of by someone that you can trust. We are so happy to have found Always Best Care.”

Shannon S.

“What a pleasure to meet Carrie and be introduced to her at Always Best Care Senior Services. Rarely have a met someone that offered so much warmth, care, and genuine concern for the well-being and happiness of her clients. Carrie will be my first call when my family members need assistance.”

Lisa H.

“Carrie truly cares about her clients and their families. She is compassionate professional”

Ed M.

What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Hawthorne, CA?


Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.


When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.


The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.


At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Types of Elderly Care in Hawthorne, CA

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Bodger Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care

Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local El Torito or visit Hawthorne Water Tower, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Hawthorne, CA

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Hawthorne, CA, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your CA's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
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Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Hawthorne, CA understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.

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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • Senior Care Center
  • Hawthorne Convalescent Center
  • Hawthorne Terrace Care Home
  • Hawthorne Healthcare and Wellness Center
  • Fonthill Care Gardens Inc.
  • C-H4 Residential Facility
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way


A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive


Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Hawthorne, CA 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Latest News in Hawthorne, CA

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop prototype tube is gone. What does it mean for his tunneling dream?

Six years ago, SpaceX installed an above-ground tube in front of its Hawthorne headquarters, drawing excitement and intrigue from around the city about Chief Executive Elon Musk’s latest experiment.At annual competitions, engineers and students from across the globe sought to develop and test Musk’s proposed Hyperloop transportation technology, which promised to hurl passengers through tunne...

Six years ago, SpaceX installed an above-ground tube in front of its Hawthorne headquarters, drawing excitement and intrigue from around the city about Chief Executive Elon Musk’s latest experiment.

At annual competitions, engineers and students from across the globe sought to develop and test Musk’s proposed Hyperloop transportation technology, which promised to hurl passengers through tunnels in levitating, autonomous electric pods at more than 600 mph, cutting a trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco to 35 minutes.

Today, there is no Hyperloop system in service. And after sitting idle for several years, the tube on Jack Northrop Avenue — which drew complaints about road and pedestrian access, as well as questions of its purpose — has been removed, at the city’s request.

“The city has been very giving and has been very supportive in efforts that SpaceX has had,” said Hawthorne Councilmember Angie Reyes English, who asked city staff to request that SpaceX remove the tube. “But ultimately, we have other businesses and other things we need to consider, and to give the community their streets back.”



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It remains unclear whether SpaceX or Musk’s tunneling venture, Boring Co., are continuing to develop the Hyperloop technology. Bloomberg, which first reported the Hawthorne tube’s removal this week, called it “symbolic of a larger retreat” and said the Hyperloop project “has been indefinitely shelved.”

Representatives for SpaceX and Boring Co. did not respond to requests for comment.

After the last student competition in the summer of 2019, SpaceX seemingly abandoned operations at the nearly milelong test tube, which collected dust and debris from nearby railroad tracks, as well as pine needles from trees that hadn’t been trimmed in years due to lack of access, Reyes English said.

The tube took up an eastbound lane heading toward Crenshaw Boulevard, complicating existing concerns in the busy area about traffic congestion, drivers traveling at freeway speeds and pedestrian safety.

In 2017, SpaceX built a pedestrian bridge connecting its offices to a parking structure after employees were struck by vehicles while walking across Crenshaw Boulevard, according to a Daily Breeze report. The city supported the project, Reyes English said.

Alex Estrada, a manager at Tow World on Jack Northrop Avenue, said he began to worry about pedestrians who were forced to walk along the street because of the tube.

“It pretty much got in everybody’s way,” he said.

After the SpaceX competitions ceased, he and others began to question why the tube remained.


“I assumed they forgot about it, or just left it there,” Estrada said.

After the tube’s removal, a leftover barricade and some plastic cones remained, obstructing a lane on Jack Northrop. A patch of asphalt that runs along the tracks has been turned into a parking lot, which the city has not approved, Reyes English said.

The council member plans to seek the removal of the barricades and said she will look at options for parking enforcement at the unsanctioned lot.

“We just have to clean it up to ensure its safety and to ensure pedestrian right of way,” Reyes English said.

Reyes English said she has had a close working relationship with SpaceX and Boring Co., pointing to the jobs created and boost to the local economy.

When Boring Co. sought to construct a separate milelong tunnel beneath a Hawthorne neighborhood to test its underground autonomous vehicles, Reyes English, along with the rest of the council, approved the project. But she pushed the company to conduct more outreach to the community to inform residents of the project, which was unveiled in late 2018.

Now, with the above-ground tube gone, Reyes English and others in City Hall are turning their attention to the underground tunnel, which runs along 120th Street.

Given Musk’s history of shelving tunnel projects, Reyes English is not sure whether the Hawthorne project is still running, she said.

Boring Co. representatives told City Atty. Robert Kim as recently as this summer that the company was using the tunnel for development and research. It is required to backfill the tunnel with concrete as soon as the project concludes, Kim said.

Musk previously dropped plans to build a tunnel beneath Sepulveda Boulevard on the Westside in 2018 after a lawsuit alleged that the city of Los Angeles violated state law when it sought to exempt the tunnel from environmental review.

More recently, Musk backed out of a tunnel project that would have transported riders from the Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink station to Ontario International Airport. San Bernardino County transit officials plan to carry on the project without him.

Boring Co. is committed to finishing tunnel and loop projects in Las Vegas, according to its website, including one that would transport people to the city’s convention center.

In Hawthorne, Reyes English has noticed a lack of activity at the entrance and exits of the underground Boring Co. tunnel. She plans to seek a tour of the site to ensure its operation.

Los Angeles County Shopping Center Abandoned for Decades Goes Up for Sale

A Los Angeles County shopping center that has been closed since the 1990s but featured in television shows and movies has hit the market as developers target malls across the nation for other uses.Owner The Charles Co., based in West Hollywood, is selling the 25-acre Hawthorne Mall at 12000 Hawthorne Blvd. in Hawthorne, California, according to a statement by Cushman & Wakefield, which was hired to sell the property. The enclosed ...

A Los Angeles County shopping center that has been closed since the 1990s but featured in television shows and movies has hit the market as developers target malls across the nation for other uses.

Owner The Charles Co., based in West Hollywood, is selling the 25-acre Hawthorne Mall at 12000 Hawthorne Blvd. in Hawthorne, California, according to a statement by Cushman & Wakefield, which was hired to sell the property. The enclosed mall, formerly named Hawthorne Plaza, was built in the 1970s before closing in 1999. It measures 935,025 square feet.

Retail centers across the U.S. have been turned into new properties including apartments in response to excess shopping center space nationally. Last month, a Dallas investor bought the 1 million-square-foot Valencia Town Center in Santa Clarita with plans to convert the space into other uses.

A Charles Co. representative declined to comment to CoStar News as to why it's selling the property. Hawthorne Mall is being listed without a price, and the seller is willing to provide financing, according to the statement. The site may attract developers interested in converting it into housing, commercial offices, light industrial, studio and production uses, or medical offices, according to the statement.

The shuttered mall's interior has been used in multiple television shows and movies including "Minority Report," "Westworld," "Gone Girl" and "Tenet."

"Hawthorne Mall represents one of the largest redevelopment opportunities in the Greater Los Angeles market," Cushman & Wakefield Vice Chair Mike Condon Jr. said in the statement.

The mall features a two-story retail shopping structure with about 915,000 square feet of space along with a roughly 20,000-square-foot office building, according to the statement. The property also has parking garages, subterranean parking and surface parking.

Hawthorne Mall opened in early 1977 with three anchor stores, including a J.C. Penney. However, the mall faced financial struggles soon after due to the loss of jobs in the area and competition with newer nearby malls. The mall was looted and damaged during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

After closing in 1999, Hawthorne Mall has been envisioned as a redevelopment site but plans have yet to come to fruition. In December 2022, Charles Co. co-founder Arman Gabaee was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison after offering to buy a home for a Los Angeles County official in exchange for the official's help signing a $45 million lease at Hawthorne Mall, according to a statement by the U.S. attorney's office.

Since the mall's closing, the city of Hawthorne has seen numerous investments by companies including SpaceX, Tesla and Ring. The city is roughly 13 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles in the region's South Bay area.

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In addition to Condon, Cushman & Wakefield's Erica Finck, McKenna Gaskill and Kylie Rawn are marketing the mall for sale.

Hawthorne, LA, Paramount park projects get state grants

Three park projects in Los Angeles County received about $14 million combined in state grants, which the California Department of Parks and Recreation announced this week.Those projects — in Hawthorne, Los Angeles and Paramount — were among eight total across California to receive a combined $42 million under the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant Program. That program has provided about $1.2 billion in grants to create better park access since its inception more than 15 years ago, according to a...

Three park projects in Los Angeles County received about $14 million combined in state grants, which the California Department of Parks and Recreation announced this week.

Those projects — in Hawthorne, Los Angeles and Paramount — were among eight total across California to receive a combined $42 million under the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant Program. That program has provided about $1.2 billion in grants to create better park access since its inception more than 15 years ago, according to a recent press release.

“Having access to outdoor spaces is critical for all Californians,” State Parks Director Armando Quintero said in the press release, “and these projects will contribute to the quality of life for many people who seek local parks to improve their physical, mental and social well-being.”

Zela Davis Park, in Hawthorne, received nearly $1 million for renovations through the statewide program.

The $963,060 will pay to construct a new playground and picnic area with shade, a basketball court, public art, landscaping, lighting throughout the park, and more upgrades, according to the press release.

Hawthorne has 0.41 acres of park space per 1,000 residents, according to a California State Parks email, “with a very limited availability of vacant land that can be acquired and developed as new park space.”

The Zela Davis Park project will renovate the existing 0.74-acre park, which was originally built in 1978 — and has had few upgrades since then. It “has no amenities to attract visitors and gets very little use as a community park,” the Thursday, Dec. 28, email said.

“New recreation features that will be added will greatly improve the condition of an existing and critically needed recreation facility,” the email said. “Community residents will be engaged during the renovation by assisting with the design of the art elements and through community partners such as Zela Davis Elementary School and BHS-Family Health Center.”

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The Zela Davis Park in Hawthorne received nearly $1 million for renovations through a state-wide program, it was announced by the California Department of Parks and Recreation on Dec. 28, 2023. (photo by Michael Hixon/SCNG)

Another $5.8 million, meanwhile, will go toward the Jefferson Park Project, which will create a new park in Los Angeles. That park will boast a playground and water play area, picnic and exercise areas, public art and a skate spot, among other amenities.

Paramount, though, received the largest of the three grants — nearly $7.4 million. That money will help expand the city’s Paramount Park Community Center, particularly the senior center within that facility. The expansion will include include “fitness, music, craft, billiards, card, and conference rooms (and) two screened outdoor lounge areas,” among other additions, according to the state’s Thursday press release.”

Since 2000, California State Parks’ Office of Grants and Local Services has doled out more than $3 billion in local assistance grants to help create or improve approximately 8,000 parks across the state, according to the press release.

Best Beaches Near Hawthorne, California: Top 3 Picks

If you're looking for a beachy escape from Hawthorne, California, you're in luck! There are plenty of beautiful beaches within a short drive. Whether you're looking for a quiet place to relax or a lively spot for beach volleyball, we've got you covered. Here are the top 3 beaches near Hawthorne, California, their addresses, approximate distances, unique highlights, accessibility, and interesting history.101 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 - 4 milesManhattan Beach is the closest beach to Hawthorne, and it's a m...

If you're looking for a beachy escape from Hawthorne, California, you're in luck! There are plenty of beautiful beaches within a short drive. Whether you're looking for a quiet place to relax or a lively spot for beach volleyball, we've got you covered. Here are the top 3 beaches near Hawthorne, California, their addresses, approximate distances, unique highlights, accessibility, and interesting history.

101 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 - 4 miles

Manhattan Beach is the closest beach to Hawthorne, and it's a must-visit spot. With its sandy shores, crystal clear waters, and stunning sunsets, it's no wonder this beach is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Whether you want to take a dip in the ocean, play some beach volleyball, or simply lounge on the sand, there's something for everyone here.

Parking at Manhattan Beach can be challenging, especially during peak season. There are metered street spots, a parking lot on 13th street, and a parking garage on Manhattan Beach Boulevard. But don't let that deter you from visiting this beautiful spot!

Interesting fact: Manhattan Beach is known for being the birthplace of beach volleyball. The first official game of beach volleyball was played here in 1930, and the sport quickly gained popularity on this very beach.

1 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 - 6 miles

Hermosa Beach is just a short drive from Hawthorne and offers a lively atmosphere that's perfect for young and old alike. The beach is lined with bars, restaurants, and shops, making it a great spot for people-watching and soaking up the California sun.

Parking can also be a challenge at Hermosa Beach, but there are several parking garages and street spots available. Just be prepared to pay a premium price for convenience during peak season.

Unique highlight: Hermosa Beach is home to the Hermosa Beach Pier, a historic landmark that was first built in 1904. Today, the pier is a popular spot for fishing and taking in the gorgeous ocean views.

10 W Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 - 9 miles

Redondo Beach is a little further from Hawthorne, but it's well worth the drive. The beach boasts a wide, sandy shoreline and plenty of amenities, including volleyball courts, bike paths, and a playground.

Parking at Redondo Beach is plentiful, with several large lots available for a reasonable price. There are also several nearby restaurants and shops, making it a great spot for a day trip with the family.

Interesting fact: Redondo Beach is known for being the site of one of the largest commercial fishing ports in California. Today, the port is still active, and visitors can watch fishing boats come in and out of the harbor.

There you have it, the top 3 beaches near Hawthorne, California. Whether you're looking for a quiet place to unwind or a lively spot to soak up the sun, these beaches have something for everyone. From the birthplace of beach volleyball to historic piers and commercial fishing ports, there's plenty of interesting history to discover as well. So grab your sunscreen, pack a picnic, and head out for a day of fun in the sun.

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I Went to the Opening of Elon Musk's First Boring Company Tunnel and Here Is What I Found

ROBYN BECK//Getty ImagesI’m at The Boring Company’s unveiling of their prototype tunnel in Hawthorne, California, waiting to take a ride on Elon Musk’s moon-shot solution to the scourge of traffic congestion…and I’m preoccupied. There are placards with the press tent’s Wi-Fi password placed everywhere, but I didn’t need it to log on. My phone just automatically joined the network. And in the moment, I kinda want this to mean something.I want it to mean something the ...

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I’m at The Boring Company’s unveiling of their prototype tunnel in Hawthorne, California, waiting to take a ride on Elon Musk’s moon-shot solution to the scourge of traffic congestion…and I’m preoccupied. There are placards with the press tent’s Wi-Fi password placed everywhere, but I didn’t need it to log on. My phone just automatically joined the network. And in the moment, I kinda want this to mean something.

I want it to mean something the way Elon Musk means something to the guy who tried to sneak into the press tent earlier. He and his mother are huge fans of Elon, he said. Huge fans of the future, he said. I want to be a fan of the future. The future's been a tough bet lately.

Reality is boring. The present is boring.

And this whole Boring Company tunnel thing—it’s not turning my crank yet. No, I’m thinking maybe this Wi-Fi thing is the thing. I mean, I’ve never been to The Boring Company or SpaceX across the street. Never been on this network. A mystery, that. My imagination hyperloops right into sci-fi territory—and pretty soon the only explanation is that The Boring Company is a front for a time-travel operation, and I’ve been sent back to this moment, and whoever wiped my mind forgot to erase the press network from my phone.

Yeah, Musk is working on a transportation system all right: one that sends you back in time.

But then I realize I’d logged in with my Mac a few minutes earlier, the Cloud synched the passwords on my devices blah blah blah. Sigh. Reality is boring. The present is boring. Literally.

A modified Tesla Model X drives into the tunnel entrance before an unveiling event for The Boring Co. Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, south of Los Angeles, on December 18, 2018.

Turns out, the ride in Musk’s new tunnel is actually pretty damn cool. A group of us climb into a Tesla X, buckle up, and our driver rolls us into the surprisingly narrow tunnel. We won’t go more than 40 mph, but as the overhead line of lights changes from red to green, and we pick up speed…it becomes obvious that going 150 mph will be, um, awesome. Even at this clip, even with the bumps, the tight tunnel is mesmerizing, almost calming. It feels natural to be zipping in this discrete pod.

In a few minutes, we're at our destination, and pull onto an elevator. We rise some 50 feet toward the California sky, a Boring Company employee watching us come up like a scuba instructor. There’s a palm tree. A private plane cuts through the sky. We are back on the surface where the earth is disgorging Teslas.

An attendee operates a Boring Co. flamethrower at the company’s photo booth during an unveiling event for The Boring Company Hawthorne test tunnel.

Musk tells us later that it all came to him fuming in L.A. traffic. Truth. You can feel yourself dying in L.A. traffic. My tactic is to stay home, stay in my 'hood. I got my coffee places, my Trader Joe’s. I will not do Los Angeles things simply because of what havoc traffic does to my mood. I feel Musk’s pain.

The problem isn’t just the traffic, but how we’ve conceived it. We live in three dimensions, but we travel in two. It’s stupid. And our flying-car fetish has been a bogus panacea all along—every crash would be an air disaster. The mythic draw of flight was maybe too dazzling for us to appreciate another direction: underground. Well, until now.

The Boring Company was founded on a basic frustration: We live in three dimensions but travel in two.

Here’s the thing about Musk: The flamethrowers, tweets, the suggestions that our reality might be a simulation—they all garner a ton of attention. But if you want to learn anything from the guy, learn to appreciate his eye for the absurd. Current tunneling technology runs about $2 billion a mile, and even at such cost, you can expect to dig that measly mile in a year. The state of this art is horrendous.

So The Boring Company is doing the opposite of rocket science. Digging faster. Digging cheaper. Their newest modified machines tackle the costs of digging with almost ridiculously simple solutions. The engineers buffed the drill. The dirt the machines remove makes the concrete tunnel segments. And by boring and reinforcing the tunnel simultaneously, Musk thinks their custom machine can work 15 times faster than existing boring machines. And do it much cheaper—the 1.14-mile Hawthorne test tunnel cost $10 million.

Elon Musk, cofounder and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., walks into the crowd during an unveiling event for The Boring Company Hawthorne test tunnel.

I have my skepticisms. A subterranean high-speed superhighway is basically a killer app for selling electric cars. And I’m not sold on the idea that the steady eruption of cars from every urban nook wouldn’t make a fresh hell of American cities. And even if the multilayered, infinitely expandable transportation array Musk envisions is as sound as he believes, I have profound doubts we won’t find a way to legislate a perfect disaster of the idea.

But all that said, The Boring Company might be the most vital of Musk’s projects precisely because their innovations do not speak to our imagination—they speak to our frustration. Cities are clots of stymied humans, vast swathes of wasted time. Traffic is just a salient example of our shoddy situation. Healthcare, education, our very electoral machinery…nearly every component of our civic infrastructure is in dire need of updating. That’s what’s so invigorating about The Boring Company. They’re making a time machine after all, dragging us a little closer to the future in which we’re supposed to be living now.


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