This week’s My HB features local teen singer, songwriter, actress Olivia Ooms. Learn more about Olivia here or catch one of her performances with her band “Olivia Ooms and The Resistors.”
SURF CITY FAMILY (SCF): How long have you lived in Huntington Beach?
OLIVIA OOMS (OO): “Born here and went to Perry for Kindergarten, Peterson 1-5 Sowers Middle School and now a Freshman at Edison, participating in the Academy of the Performing Arts (MMET) after school at Huntington Beach High School.”
SCF: Actually, I remember you in grade school – I have a kid two grades above you and then another one two grades below.
SCF: What do you like best about living here?
OO: “The weather, and the people are so nice and free spirited.”
SCF:Name your favorite place to get breakfast.
OO: “Java Bakery Cafe at 5 Points”
SCF: Best place dining out for a special occasion?
OO: “MATSU Japanese restaurant Beach/Talbert. Such a comfortable relaxed atmosphere with great food!”
SCF: I’ve never been there, I’ll have to check it out and tell them Olivia sent me.
SCF: We have lots of parks here in Huntington Beach, which one’s your favorite? And which is your favorite beach?
OO: “Dog park at Cental Park off Edwards because I love seeing local dogs play around and the pond there is so peaceful. The beach area I love is Huntington Beach (City Beach) by the pier, it’s where the action is!! It’s so much fun and always something going on! It’s a very special place!”
SCF: Do you have a tip to give anyone who wants to live or visit Huntington Beach?
OO: “Every Tuesday, go to downtown main street they have a street fair with vendors, food, and performers and it’s such a fun and lively environment. I really recommend checking it out! Surf City Nights Farmers Market. I’m there once or twice a month, sometimes with my Band Olivia Ooms and the Resistors, sometimes with my LA singer Friends who love our community!”
SCF: Thank you so much, Olivia, where can people learn about your gigs and social media.
OO: “Follow me @theoliviaooms on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.”