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The Habit Restaurants Brings Back the Tempura Jalapeno Charburger

April 26, 2017

Burger fans can spice up their spring with The Habit Restaurants’ popular Tempura Jalapeno Charburger available from April 26 to May 30.

First introduced in late 2015, the Tempura Jalapeno Charburger adds a delicious and satisfying blend of crunch and spice to The Habit’s juicy Charburger line-up. This Charburger tops a flame-grilled beef patty with crisp tempura battered jalapenos, American cheese, fresh lettuce and tomatoes, spicy jalapeno ranch mustard, and juicy pickles, served on a toasted bun. The Tempura Jalapeno Charburger joins a variety of tasty made-to-order burgers, fresh, hand-cut salads, and a variety of sandwiches, just in time to spice up any Cinco de Mayo celebration.

“Taking chargrilled burgers to the next level is what our guests expect from The Habit, and the Tempura Jalapeno Charburger delivers with spice and quality. This has become one of our most requested items, and we are pleased to return it to our menu for a limited time,” said Adam Baird, executive chef at The Habit Burger Grill.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.habitburger.com/.

The Habit is located at:

-3829 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503
-The Peninsula Center, 4B, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
-311 North Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245

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Let’s Connect Mixer @ E3 Vehicles

April 25, 2017

The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at E3 Vehicles tonight, Tuesday, April 25 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 http://sbbwa.com/.

E3 Vehicles is located at 350 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA.

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Restaurant for Roses Fundraiser @ TGI Fridays

April 24, 2017

TGI Fridays will host a three day Restaurant for Roses Fundraiser starting today, Monday, April 24 through Wednesday, April 26 at the Torrance location.

It takes a lot of money to build the Rose Parade float every year and TGIF is graciously donating 20% of all sales over the next three days to the Torrance Rose Float Association when presented with this flyer. Be sure to mention the the float fundraiser and print out the flyer or just show them this post!

TGI Fridays is located at 23420 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505. This promotion is valid at this location only and excludes alcohol, tax and gratuity.


Art by the Sea

April 23, 2017

Wayfarers Chapel will host Art By The Sea on Sunday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will feature an array of extremely talented artists, both locally and from surrounding areas, featuring their amazing artwork and unique handmade creations. Shop an eclectic selection of art, jewelry, candles, pottery, home décor and more!

For additional information, call (310) 377-7919 ext 2 or visit the website at http://www.wayfarerschapel.org/event/art-by-the-sea-2017/.

Wayfarers Chapel is located at 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

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Happy Earth Day: 1970 to 2017

April 22, 2017

I was 7 years old when the very first Earth Day was celebrated in NYC on April 22, 1970.

My mother took my sister and I down to Union Square in Greenwich Village via 5th Avenue, which was closed to traffic that day for the celebration.

There were hundreds of thousands of people on the streets and in the parks, and I remember looking at the hippies and not quite knowing what to make of them. Sitting on the ground, wearing beads and bell-bottoms, flashing the peace sign, playing music and singing…. they seemed friendly enough, smiling and handing out flowers.

One group was selling small containers filled with soil and seed that would eventually grow into grass. Mom bought one for us, we brought in home, watered it, and in just a few days, a tiny lawn sprouted. We kept it on the window sill in the kitchen and monitored its progress. This was a really big deal for us city kids!

Back then, Earth Day was all about planting trees and cleaning up local parks. Today, we’re driving electric cars, capturing energy from the sun, eschewing plastic bags, utilizing ‘gray water’ and doing so much more than we ever could have imagined on April 22, 1970.

My friends, we’ve come a long, long way. Happy Earth Day!

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Manna Rowing Introductory Special

April 21, 2017

The Manna Indoor Rowing Club is now offering classes Monday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.

There are programs available for 4th to 12th grade students, adult classes and boot camp style training for high school athletes looking to be recruited by university crew teams.

Mention “JACKIE” and you’ll get 20% off classes for the month of May! It’s a great introductory rate to get your feet wet (not literally of course, this is indoor rowing!) This offer is available to new students only.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at www.mannarowing.com or call (562) 270-4112.

The Hermosa Beach Community Center is located at 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA.

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$2 Mary Jane Shots

April 20, 2017

Both marijuana smokers and non-smokers recognize April 20 or 4/20 as a national holiday for cannabis culture. On 4/20, Rock’N Juice in Torrance will offer $2 Mary Jane shots which consist of 1 oz shots of fresh juiced wheatgrass.

If you haven’t jumped on the wheatgrass bandwagon yet, it’s not too late. Wheatgrass can seem like the kind of health trend you chalk up to hipsters, tree huggers, and more-or-less-obsessed health and fitness enthusiasts, but if you are wheatgrass obsessed, it’s for good reason. Wheatgrass juice is perhaps one of the healthiest foods out there, and wheatgrass benefits run the gamut, from increased energy levels to improved overall health to head-to-toe beauty. $2 Mary Jane Shots will be available all day on 4/20 at their Torrance location.

Still not convinced? While Rock’N Juices’ Mary Jane shots may not get you high, it sure will improve your health and make you feel good!

For additional information, visit the website at http://rocknjuice.com/.

Rock’n Juice is located at 3730 S Pacific Coast Highway, #102, Torrance CA 90505.

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New Flavors @ Yogurtland

April 19, 2017

Inspired by the family recipes everyone knows and loves, Yogurtland is introducing five new scratch-made flavors that will have fans loving each spoonful more than the last. Yogurtland’s hand crafted yogurt flavors are made at its very own dairy, filling each step of the tasty frozen yogurt creation process with love and quality.

These new promotional flavors, available from April 3 to June 4, explore the tastes of delicious home-made favorites. These new flavors join more than 200 other hand crafted, gourmet flavors that are created with mastery and care, and with one thing in mind – delighting guests.

– Grandma’s Famous Marionberry Pie – This scrumptious dessert will win the hearts of Yogurtland lovers by combining real Marion blackberry with sweet shortbread cookie. Notes of buttery, golden piecrust for a complete dessert sensation follow the delicious fruity taste of marionberry.

– Momma’s Secret Recipe Almond Fudge Gelato – Go nutty for this perfect combination of chocolate and almond. This flavor pairs rich fudge notes and almond tastes to create a creamy and sophisticated gelato.

– Blue Ribbon Pineapple Upside Down Cake – Flavor-packed with delectable caramelized pineapple flavors followed by buttery, dense cake notes combines to adapt the many layers of the traditional pineapple upside down cake into yogurt form.

– Spring’s Simply Sweet Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares – Enjoy a taste of grandma’s kitchen without the guilt. This no sugar added flavor combines real peanut butter with yummy marshmallow flavor to create the true marshmallow square taste.

– Pairings and Sharings Strawberry Basil Lemonade Sorbet – This drink-inspired sorbet will be the perfect thirst quencher on a hot day. The subtle balance between sweet and tart, this flavor combines two varieties of sweet strawberries and tangy lemon. Real basil and hints of mint add a cooling freshness to finish this flavor taste.

Yogurtland has several locations in the South Bay:

Gardena – 1753 West Artesia Boulevard
Manhattan Beach – 1570 Rosecrans Avenue
Redondo Beach – 271 Avenida del Norte at Riviera Place
Torrance – 21213 Hawthorne Boulevard at Village Del Amo
Torrance – 24631 Crenshaw Boulevard at Torrance Crossroads

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.yogurt-land.com/.

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FREE Day @ the Garden

April 18, 2017

The South Coast Botanic Garden offers FREE admission for all visitors on the third Tuesday of every month – that’s today!

No registration is required for this event – just show up and enjoy all the garden has to offer.

For additional information, visit the website at http://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/.

The South Coast Botanic Garden is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm and is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.


Fresh Choice Marketplace

April 17, 2017

Fresh Choice Marketplace opened in Lomita last week in the former Albertson’s/Haggen location on Pacific Coast Highway.

The market specializes in ethnic foods and offers a very large selection of fruits and vegetables from all over the world, meat, poultry, seafood, deli and bakery, in addition to individual food vendors offering a variety of fare, from Chinese, to falafels and more.

For additional information, call 310.891.6864 or visit the website at http://www.freshchoicemarkets.com/lomita/.

Fresh Choice Marketplace is located at 2130 Pacific Coast Highway, Lomita, CA 90717.

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Happy Easter!

April 16, 2017

Easter is one of the happiest of holy days/holidays. Family and friends gather to celebrate and feast, the kids get to enjoy egg hunts and candy, and everyone breaks out pastel colored clothing in anticipation of warmer weather.

If you haven’t yet figured out what to do today, here’s my roundup of South Bay Easter events: http://www.southbaybyjackie.com/south-bay-easter-egg-hunts/

Have a lovely Easter Sunday everybody!

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Wearable Expressions

April 15, 2017

This is the last weekend to see Wearable Expressions 7th International Juried Exhibition at the Palos Verdes Art Center.

Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition of wearable art showcases innovative works in fiber, jewelry, and accessories by artists from around the globe chosen by an international jury. Wearable art differs from the world of fashion as being one-of-a-kind, handcrafted objects that reference sculpture as much as clothing. Artists participating in this year’s exhibition are from Asia, Europe, both North and South America and Australia.

Featuring wearable art in all media, Wearable Expressions promotes the adornment of the body seen through the aesthetic lens of fine art. Wearable Expressions is established to promote the sharing of new visions and the exploration of innovative techniques and materials in art to wear.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.wearableexpressions.com/.

The Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

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Welcome Our New Sponsor!

April 14, 2017

Welcome our new sponsor, The Amani Experience, a luxury music entertainment company!

Since 2008, they have been providing memorable musical experiences for thousands of people at venues around the world. The Amani Experience specializes in corporate events, weddings, private parties, video DJing, marathons, experiential events and more.

The Amani Experience is based right here in the South Bay, so the next time you need to hire a DJ for an event, give them a call!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.amaniexperience.com/.


Network Cafe @ Hermosa Beach Fish Shop

April 13, 2017

The Redondo Beach Chamber presents the monthly Network Café at Hermosa Beach Fish Shop today, Thursday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m.

Make the most of your lunch hour with efficient networking and great food. Meet new business contacts and catch up with old friends, come hungry and bring plenty of business cards. Consider bringing a door prize for the business card drawing. Everyone loves the prospect of winning! Plus, it’s extra exposure for you and your business.

Admission is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. If you plan to attend, you must RSVP.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://web.redondochamber.org/events/Network-Cafe-at-Hermosa-Beach-Fish-Shop-2220/details.

The Hermosa Beach Fish Shop is located at 719 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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Opening Reception: Dance of Thought

April 12, 2017

The Manhattan Beach Art Center, TIME4ART and Homeira Goldstein are pleased to present the Opening Reception: Dance of Thought, selected works of renowned painter Shane Guffogg, on Wednesday, April 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Art Center.

Shane Guffogg’s works of enmeshed strings, ribbons and phosphorescent filaments envisioned on canvas evoke a primal sense of creation – seemingly capturing the precise moment the spark of life ignited the murky, primordial soup. His work channels a desire to analyze abstract thought, while simultaneously seeking to form a familiar meaning in a language of sign and symbol, patterning, visual depth, and light.

He works primarily in oil on canvas, watercolor, gouache, and pastel on paper, in addition to traditional etchings on zinc plates. His paintings range from the intimacy of 10” x 8” to the monumental 10′ x 8′, and normally have 50-60 layers of translucent colors mixed with a glazing medium. His pieces seek to elicit raw emotions of the human spirit, abutting the unseen worlds of Quantum Physics and Super String Theory.

The community is invited and encouraged to attend this FREE event. To RSVP, call (310) 379–5800 or contact via email at art@time4art.us .

For additional information, call (310) 802–5440 or contact via email at infombac@citymb.info

Manhattan Beach Art Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.


Wine @ Five at Thai Dishes Restaurant

April 11, 2017

Thai Dishes Restaurant will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project, Wine @ Five tonight, Tuesday, April 11 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal…and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery-scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends at Blue Zones Project’s Wine @ Five.

The first glass of wine is $5 and there will be discounted appetizers.

Wine @ Five takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at various venues throughout the South Bay.

For additional information, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org/.

Thai Dishes Restaurant is located at 1015 North Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.


GLAMSQUAD Launches in the South Bay

April 10, 2017

GLAMSQUAD, the premier on demand beauty services company, is launching its in-home hair, makeup and nail services in the South Bay area beginning on April, 11.

The company, currently in NYC, Los Angeles, Miami and DC, believes in empowering women by offering beauty services that are customized to their individual needs, anytime, anywhere. South Bay residents can now easily book GLAMSQUAD’s hand-selected and rigorously vetted professionals for a full VIP experience.

GLAMSQUAD is your on-the-go pro team for hair, makeup and nails anytime, anywhere. Sit back and relax as our hand-selected and rigorously vetted beauty professionals transform your look from head-to-toe in up to an hour. With personalized consultations and a range of signature looks, GLAMSQUAD will give you the full VIP experience ensuring you always feel your best.

Available in NYC, LA, Miami, Washington DC and now, the South Bay. Schedule an appointment via the GLAMSQUAD app or at http://www.glamsquad.com.

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Sunday Paradise @ Shade Hotel

April 9, 2017

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach offers an elevated twist on the conventional Sunday Funday and introduces Sunday Paradise.

Beginning today, Sunday, April 9, from 3 p.m. to close, zinc@shade will offer guests the opportunity to wind down their weekend with live music, gourmet food specials, French press cocktails and table-side mimosa and Bloody Mary service. Guests have the option to enjoy Sunday Paradise al fresco on the terrace under the warm afternoon sun or in the sleek setting of the contemporary lounge.

“We are excited to offer a little piece of paradise for our guests to enjoy as they prepare for the week ahead,” said Jeffery Modaff, general manager of Shade. “zinc@shade is the ideal setting for friends to come together and enjoy amazing food and drinks in a modern, luxurious atmosphere.”

For additional information and to make reservations, call 310-469-3466 or visit the website at http://www.shadehotel.com.

Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

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FREE Stretch Class

April 8, 2017

Shine Studio presents a FREE Healthy Stretch Class led by South Bay health, fitness and nutrition expert Julie Heath today, April 8 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Creator of the StretchBall™, Julie will lead instruction on an effective method that will help participants enjoy the stretch of yoga and the relaxation of massage. The StretchBall™ class will include techniques to gently loosen tight muscles in hips, back, hamstrings, chest, shoulders and more in literally, seconds. Roll your way to feeling great!

For additional information and registration, contact Julie via email at Info@TheStretchBall.com, visit the website at http://www.JulieEHealth.com or call (310) 503-6336

Shine Studio is located at 730 South Pacific Coast Highway #105 in Redondo Beach.

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Mindful Mornings @ Kit & Ace

April 7, 2017

Kit & Ace present Mindful Mornings every first Friday (that’s today, April 7) from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Attendees will get focused and create space during a guided meditation with Jill Willard and 45 minutes of pure Pilates with Leila Cunningham of Fit Pilates.

For additional information, call 844 548 6223.

Kit & Ace is located at 840 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 108, El Segundo CA, 90245.

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