Author: Jackie Balestra

BeachLife Festival Announces Artist Line Up

January 17, 2020

BeachLife Festival is proud to announce its return May 1 through May 3 with legendary performances by Steve Miller Band, Counting Crows, and Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley’s Bob Marley Celebration headlining the three night event.

Additional acts include UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Fitz and The Tantrums, LIVE, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, WAR, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Chevy Metal feat. Taylor Hawkins performing Queen, Grace VanderWaal, and more.

Tickets are on sale NOW at!

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Manhattan Beach Boards & Commissions Vacancies

January 15, 2020

The City of Manhattan Beach is seeking community-minded individuals to fill vacancies on the City’s Boards and Commissions.

There are seats available on the Board of Building Appeals, Parks & Recreation Commission, Cultural Arts Commission, Parking & Public Improvements Commission, Library Commission and Planning Commission.

To be considered for one of these seats, you must be a resident of Manhattan Beach and a registered voter.

You must submit your application by April 15, 2020.

To download an application, visit the website at

Chez Melange to Close

January 14, 2020


Chez Melange, the beloved South Bay restaurant that you’ve frequently celebrated special occasions, birthdays, graduations for decades has just announced that they will be closing their doors on February 29th or sooner, after 37 years in business.

The Salzman Real Estate Team

January 17, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360!

Our guests are Dave Salzman and Carol Glover from The Salzman Real Estate Team and this morning, they’ll bring us up to date on current real estate trends and what attendees can expect at their Lunch and Learn event on February 12.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure

Sign-up for South Bay Alerts

January 13, 2020

ALERT SOUTH BAY is replacing NIXLE for mass public notifications.

Thirteen South Bay cities have established an alert and warning notification system as part of an integrated, inter-operable regional platform. The Alert South Bay (via Everbridge) is an emergency notification system aimed to keep communities informed about disasters and major emergencies via SMS (text), email, phone, landline, as well as other means of communication.

The notification system gives city, police, fire, and emergency management the ability to deliver critical notifications to the community. The Alert South Bay notification system replaces all existing notification systems including NIXLE.

Take a Sunday Drive @ The ADM

January 12, 2020

Every Sunday, the Automobile Driving Museum offers guests Sunday Drives in three of their magnificent automobiles!

This may be the only automotive museum in the world that offers such an opportunity. No more admiring from a distance. This is your chance to experience the thrill of riding in a piece of history.

Today, they’ll be taking out a 1932 Buick Victoria, 1941 Lincoln Continental and 1960 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible.

Rock Out @ The Torrance Elks Lodge

January 10, 2020

The Torrance Elks Lodge will host Rock Night with The Jokers tonight, Friday, January 10 at 6 p.m.

The Torrance Elks have graciously opened their doors to the community for this event. It’s $10 for dinner and band, or just a $5 donation if you want to skip dinner and just watch the band. Proceeds go to charity.

Expect to see Torrance Elks Exalted Ruler Eddie Maese sit in for a few tunes at the beginning of the second set.

It’s a cheap night out for dinner and a band, and it’s for a charitable cause, so come on down!

Whale Watching Season Has Begun!

January 9, 2020

The Gray Whale Migration runs from December through April with the whales travelling through our local waters from Alaska to Baja, Mexico and back.

There have been an unprecedented number of Gray Whale sightings the past few seasons. In addition, several other species have been spotted including Fin, Minke, Humpback and Sperm whales, along with numerous Orcas (technically, not a whale!).

You can see the whales – most days, you don’t even need binoculars – from almost anywhere along the coast.

Bottlecaps needed for Buddy Benches

January 8, 2020

The City of Lomita is enlisting the help of the community to collect plastic bottle caps that can be turned into Buddy Benches that are donated to local schools.

A Buddy Bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. If a child is new to a school, shy or lonely, they simply go and sit on the buddy bench and other children will come and befriend them.

Many types of bottlecaps and lids are accepted. If you are interested in contributing to this wonderful program, please drop off your bottlecaps and lids at City Hall during regular business hours.

MLK Jr. Celebration

January 16, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

Our guests are Dr. Marcus Goodloe, Tonya McKenzie and Captain John Naylor, all three are here in their capacity as representatives of the RBPD Community Engagement Board and this morning, we’re going to learn about the inaugural MLK Jr. Celebration taking place this coming Monday, January 20 at 5 p.m. at Redondo Beach City Hall, and what attendees can expect.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure

Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

January 7, 2020

Each year, over 8,000 volunteers gather throughout Los Angeles County to take part in the Greater Los Angeles County Homeless Count.

Over the course of three days and nights, volunteers fan out across the County to determine how many homeless individuals and families there are in the region, identify their demographic characteristics, and the locations where they reside. This data is a critical tool to help secure and direct resources where they are most needed.

If you would like to volunteer to participate in the Homeless Count taking place January 21, 22, and 23, visit the website at for more information and to register.

Andy & Alex Graham, Paradise Bowls.

January 10, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360!

Our guests are brothers Andy and Alex Graham, owners of Paradise Bowls and this morning, we’ll learn how these locals successfully opened their first shop in Manhattan Beach in 2013 and went on to open three more across Southern Cal.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure