Author: Jackie Balestra

Let’s Connect Mixer @ Ragin’ Cajun

May 23, 2017

The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Ragin’ Cajun tonight, Tuesday, May 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like minded individuals. It’s always a fun and casual evening!

Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

Ragin Cajun Cafe is located at 525 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.Lets Connect Mixer @ Ragin Cajun

The Amani Experience

May 25, 2017

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

Our guest is Amani Roberts, Chief Musical Curator at The Amani Experience. Amani, aka DJ AmRo, has provided music or MC services at events all over the world and has residencies on various nights throughout Los Angeles. This morning, we’re going to learn a bit about what it takes to be a successful DJ and the services The Amani Experience provides.

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

Dean Creative – Marketing Communications

May 24, 2017

Listen to The South Bay Show: Redondo Beach – More to Sea!

Our guests are Peggy and Brian Dean from Dean Creative Marketing Communications. This morning, we’re going to learn about the services they offer and how your business can benefit from their top-notch creative services.

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

St. Jude & RA Sushi are on a Roll for Nicky’s Week

May 22, 2017

RA Sushi chefs will roll out a special new menu featuring more than a dozen sushi and Asian fusion dishes and drinks for its annual Nicky’s Week Fundraiser, May 22 through May 28.

The restaurant, known for its creative sushi and inventive cocktails, is teaming up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to donate 100% of sales from the special menu to help find cures for childhood cancers and other life-threatening diseases.

Into The Wild Blue Yonder – A T6 Texan Flight Experience @ WMoF

May 21, 2017

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe South Bay offers an abundance of both natural and manufactured recreations for residents and visitors, but no discussion of the area would be complete without mentioning the remarkable chronicles of those magnificent men and their flying machines.

Aviation is an integral component in the history of the South Bay. During and after World War II, the South Bay became home and headquarters to the aerospace industry with all the key players landing here. While the local aviation industry has experienced vast changes and trials over the decades, the relationship is fundamental to the local zeitgeist.

Located in Torrance, the Western Museum of Flight is a non-profit, educational institution dedicated to preserving and displaying aircraft history and artifacts of Southern California’s aviation heritage.

Aqua Pool Parties @ Shade Redondo

May 21, 2017

Shade, the new luxury waterfront boutique hotel in Redondo Beach, announced that they will host their inaugural weekly AQUA Pool Party series on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on its rooftop pool, Aquadeck.

With stunning views of the coastline, this summertime series begins Sunday, May 21 and for a $20 admission fee, guests can sip on handcrafted cocktails and dine on delectable menu specials from Executive Chef Aaron Robbins of Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge as a DJ spins uplifting music.

Torrance Summer Youth Dodgeball Leagues

May 20, 2017

The City of Torrance Community Services Department is accepting mail-in and fax registration for Summer Youth Dodgeball Leagues starting May 23 for residents and May 31 for non-residents.

Phone registration is also available through the Recreation Office by calling (310) 618-2720. Walk-in registration is available at 3031 Torrance Boulevard (located in the west wing of Torrance City Hall). Registration will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed alternating Fridays). Registration will end June 16.

The League is tentatively scheduled to begin Saturday, July 8, 2017.

Strand Brewing to Host Local Artist Events every Third Friday

May 19, 2017

Strand Brewing Company is very proud to present Third Fridays, a celebration of local art and local artists beginning today, Friday, May 19 from 4 to 9 p.m.

Having spent the last seven and a half years using their brewery to create hand-crafted, small batch beer, Joel Elliot and Rich Marcello are excited to share their space as a gallery to host other local artists. The guest artists for the Third Fridays launch party on May 19th are local guys, Max Becker and Sam Harang.

R4R Fundraiser @ Lazy Dog Cafe

May 18, 2017

The next Restaurant for Roses fundraiser will take place today, Thursday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Lazy Dog Cafe.

It takes a lot of money to build the Rose Parade float every year and Lazy Dog Cafe is graciously donating 15% of all sales today to the Torrance Rose Float Association when presented with this flyer. Be sure to mention the the float fundraiser – you can print out the flyer or just show them this post!

Lazy Dog Cafe is located in Del Amo Fashion Center at 3525 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide

May 18, 2017

The jasmine shrubs are blooming right outside my office window and they smell divine! Yes, it’s springtime, and along with all those beautiful blooms and gorgeous weather, there are ever more ways to spend your free time. I know we all have our favorite annual events we love to attend with families and friends, but you may want to try something new this year. I’ll really be stepping out of my comfort zone on Saturday when I take a flight in a two-seat aircraft, the T-6 Texan, during the Warbird Adventure at Torrance Airport. I hope the pilot doesn’t plan on doing barrel rolls…….

Hermosa Chamber Happy Hour Mixer @ Laurel Tavern

May 17, 2017

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the monthly Happy Hour Mixer today, Wednesday, May 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Laurel Tavern.

This Happy Hour Mixer is co-hosted by Leadership Hermosa Beach. Combining business and pleasure, it’s the perfect opportunity to take in the beach scene while mixing and mingling with locals.

The cost is $10 for members, $15 for potential members and includes appetizers and a no-host bar.

For additional information and registration, call 310-376-0951 or visit the website at

Laurel Tavern is located at 1220 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA.
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Roundhouse Fun Run for the Oceans

May 19, 2017

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach 360!

Our guest is Valerie Hill, Administrative Director and Education Specialist for the Roundhouse Aquarium in Manhattan Beach and this morning, Valerie is going to tell us about the upcoming Roundhouse Fun Run for the Oceans taking place Saturday, June 3.

Listen to the program at 8 a.m. or at your leisure via podcast here

Walkabout Redondo 2017

May 18, 2017

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

Our guests this morning are Don Szerlip, Annette Gallardo and Mariam Razzaghi from the North Redondo Beach Business Association and they’re here to tell us about Walkabout Redondo 2017 taking place this Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Artesia corridor. Registration for the event will take place at the Redondo Beach Parks & Recreation Building.

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

Mike Garcia, Founder, Enviroscape L.A. *ENCORE*

May 17, 2017

Listen to The South Bay Show: Redondo Beach – More to Sea!


Our guest is Mike Garcia, Founder of Enviroscape LA and this morning, we’re going to learn about drought tolerant landscaping, how to save money on water bills, and some environmentally friendly gardening tips.

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

Happy Hour @ Orlando’s Pizzeria

May 16, 2017

Slide into the work week with Happy Hour at Orlando’s Pizzeria & Birreria tonight, Tuesday, May 16!

Enjoy $5 well drinks, $3.50 domestic beer, $1 off draft beer and $5 glasses of Wine. Choose from 5 menu items for $5 each from 4 to 6 p.m.

Guest should also take advantage of the Tuesday 2 for $22 special – get 2 pizzas or pasta dishes for just $22 (dine in only)!


For additional information, visit the website at

Orlando’s Pizzeria 7 Birreria is located at 1000 Torrance Boulevard, Ste A, Redondo Beach, CA.orlando's 2