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Torrance Beach Fourth of July Fireworks

June 26, 2017

I heard rumors about this late last year and just happened to come across it online this week.

The Palos Verdes FIreworks Committee created a site last year to raise funds to continue the Fourth of July fireworks show off Torrance Beach. They made it to nearly one third of the $65,000 objective, but fell short and consequently, there will be no fireworks display this year.

The donations will be held in an interest-bearing account at Malaga Bank and they will continue fundraising on an ongoing basis so that the event can be funded in perpetuity.

I wish someone had notified me about this effort…. even though it may be too late for this year, if everyone chips in a little, we may be able to bring back the fireworks for 2018!

For additional information and to make a donation, visit the website at https://www.palosverdesfireworks.com/.


Bite at the Beach Discount!

June 25, 2017

Last week on The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach 360! our guests were Mark Lipps and Brandon Oates from the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and local musician Jack Tracy.

Mark announced on the show a special discount for our listeners purchasing tickets for Bite at the Beach! Tune in and get the promo code!

Vote for Shade Hotel MB

June 24, 2017

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach is up for the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards!

Show your love for the best little boutique beach hotel in Manhattan and receive a comp appetizer with proof of vote!

Voting ends July 1, so don’t wait, do it now!

You can cast your vote at https://www.cntraveler.com/rca/vote

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Cookie Cutters Offers South Bay by Jackie Special!

June 23, 2017

Cookie Cutters – Haircuts for Kids, recently opened in the South Bay and provides families an amazing haircut experience that is fun for kids and stress-free for parents.

If you are a new client, mention ‘South Bay by Jackie’ and you’ll get $8 off the first haircut! Pretty sweet!

You can schedule an appointment online or call 855-KIDS CUT (855-543-7288).

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CookieCuttersMB/

Cookie Cutters – Haircuts for Kids is located at 1751 Artesia Boulevard, Suite F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.Cookie Cutter flyer

Blow Out Bingo @ Scholb Brewing

June 22, 2017

Scholb Premium Ales is celebrating LA Beer Week with several different events, and tonight, it’s all about Blow Out Bingo from 7 to 9 p.m.

Everybody loves playing Bingo and it’s even more fun when you pair it with craft beer! In addition to the games, the evening will also feature Stout Floats and Street Tacos. YUM.

Beer & Bingo….Bingo & Beer….either way, it’s a guaranteed fun night out….. and who knows, you might win something!

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

Scholb Craft Brewery is located at 2964 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA.
Bingo @ Scholb

South Bay’s Got Talent Audition Deadline

June 21, 2017

The South Bay’s Got Talent competition is returning to the James R. Armstrong Theatre on Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m.

Do you possess star quality? Have you been practicing and perfecting a talent that you want to share with the world? Are you ready to step onto the stage and into the spotlight? Then get ready for the 2017 South Bay’s Got Talent competition!

All talents and all ages are welcome to audition. Winners will receive scholarships for the 2018 World Championships of Performing Arts. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Audition applications are due by Monday, August 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Auditions will take place on Monday, August 21, and Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by appointment only.

The talent show is open to all residents of the South Bay which includes the Beach Cities (Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach), the Palos Verdes Peninsula, neighborhoods of the City of Los Angeles (Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, San Pedro and Wilmington), El Segundo and inland cities of the South Bay (Hawthorne, Inglewood, Gardena, Carson, Lawndale, Torrance and Lomita).

This is your chance to shine!

To participate in South Bay’s Got Talent, please submit the audition form by August 7. For additional information and to download the audition form, please go to http://www.torrancearts.org. You may also contact the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation office directly at (310) 378-8100 or via email at contest@torrancearts.org.

The James R. Armstrong Theatre is located within the Torrance Cultural Arts Center at 3330 Civic Center Drive in Torrance.


What’s Happening in the South Bay?

June 20, 2017

One of the best and most convenient ways to keep up with what’s going down in the South Bay, is to subscribe to the South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide or RSS Feed.

You can do so by scrolling down the right side of any page of the website where you will find the Weekend Guide and the RSS Feed subscription boxes.

Did I mention, it’s FREE? What are you waiting for???

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Redondo Beach Public Library Summer Reading Program

June 19, 2017

Sign up now for the Redondo Beach Public Library’s awesome FREE Summer Reading Program.

Join the Summer Reading Program and earn rewards, attend programs and enjoy special activities all summer long. This year’s theme is Reading by Design and there are programs for children, teens and adults.

Summer Reading Program dates are June 17 through August 26, 2017. These are FREE programs but sign-up is required! The program at the Main Library is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the program at the North Branch Library is from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

For additional information, call (310) 318-0675 or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.Reading by Design

Ocean Market Grill Opens New Location in Torrance

June 18, 2017

Following the success of their first restaurant in Long Beach, Ocean Market Grill has opened the doors to their first South Bay location, cooking up the freshest seafood along with healthy plates just in time for summer.

As of the first week of June, the new location in Torrance has taken over the space previously occupied by The Counter in the Village Del Amo Center near the corner of Hawthorne and Torrance Boulevard.

For those not familiar with the eatery, Ocean Market Grill is best known for its carefully curated menu of fish tacos, salads and fish a la carte, along with their unique style menu that allows customers to build a variety of different entrées in a few simple steps:

– First, pick one entrée consisting of a Fish Plate, Wrap, 2 Tacos, or the PO’ Boy Sandwich, which has pickled red onions, roma tomatoes, creole remoulade, and their signature OMG Sauce, all served on a ciabatta roll

– Second, choose from quality pieces of fish, grilled to perfection. The fish options include Mahi- Mahi, Tilapia, Rock Cod, Salmon, Whitefish, Ahi Tuna, crispy Calamari, Yellowtail, or Shrimp

– Third step, select a seasoning for the items including, garlic butter, blackened, or salt and pepper

– Final step, pick your favorite side with options ranging from garlic or brown rice, charred broccolini, brussel sprouts, lemon sea salt cauliflower, tater tots, fries and more!

If building your own plate isn’t your thing, you can pick from the chef’s choices which include the Paleo Plate, consisting of your choice of fish with roasted sweet potatoes and broccolini. They also offer up classics like Fish & Chips and Crab Cakes in addition to their signature Lobster Grilled Cheese, which combines rich, meaty lobster, layered with melted mascarpone and provolone cheese, along with arugula pesto.

For those who prefer salads, Ocean Market Grill’s Kale Salad includes Tuscan kale, quinoa, Parmesan cheese, red bell pepper, almonds, sunflower seeds, grapes, honey vinaigrette. They also have the Mediterranean Salad, which is full of fresh cucumbers, avocados, red onions, cherry tomatoes, radishes, charred corn, and cotija cheese, topped with a vinaigrette dressing.

Those looking for smaller bites have a variety of choices from Lemon Pepper Zucchini coated in a Parmesan panko blend and served with spicy ranch to their signature O.M.G. (Ocean Market Grill) Fries topped with creamy clam chowder.

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

Ocean Market Grill is located at 21209 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.Ocean Market Grill

Yogurtland Summer Flavors

June 17, 2017

Celebrate summer with a spoonful of Yogurtland’s five new, delicious, scratch-made flavors.

These new promotional flavors, available from June 5 to August 6, explore the tastes of summer and are inspired by summer experiences, and the fresh fruits and desserts that are associated with them – Home Grown Watermelon Sorbet, Sun Kissed Strawberry Shortcake, Sweet n’ Smooth Peaches and Cream Gelato, Larger than Life Mud Pie, and Picnic Favorite Apricot Mango Tart. Reminiscent of family outings and warm summer nights, these new yummy flavors are a perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day.

Yogurtland is also introducing two new collectible spoons, one featuring a red watermelon wedge and the other a slice of mud pie.

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/.Yogurtland 3

Whisky Chip @ Smitten Ice Cream

June 16, 2017

In honor of Father’s Day, Smitten Ice Cream will be serving a new boozy flavor – Whisky Chip – rich whisky-infused sweet cream base with milk chocolate chips.

The beloved churned-to-order shop uses only the freshest ingredients to create the creamiest culinary inspired flavors, made with their patented liquid nitrogen-enabled Brrr machine. Whisky Chip will be available at all 9 locations in SF and LA for a limited time surrounding the weekend of June 18.

With the summer season ahead, ice cream “barlours” are popping up across the country and even the adults are getting their fill of buzzed flavors (Tipsy Scoop in NY, The Ice Cream Bar in SF, Ample Hills in NY, The House in San Antonio). At Smitten, the alcohol content is 4.4% by volume (interestingly the Alcohol Beverage Control does not require to card anyone as the ice cream alcohol content is below 5% and is considered a confection instead of an alcoholic item).

Smitten Ice Cream is located at The Point at 830 South Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Smitten Whisky Chip

Kid’s Club Beach Bash@ The Point Today

June 15, 2017

The Point hosts the Mommy & Me (and Daddy’s, too!) Kid’s Club today, Thursday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Parents of pre-schoolers know it’s not always easy to keep kids stimulated and occupied, and it can be downright exhausting. Luckily, The Point is kicking off a monthly Kid’s Club to provide nothing but fun activities and good times for South Bay families, at no charge. Parents and their pre-school aged kids are welcome to come to The Point for arts and crafts, live entertainment, face painting, stilt walker, Smitten Ice Cream tastings and more. Stop by the registration table to pick-up the activity schedule and exclusive member discounts!

Today the kids will enjoy a Beach Bash! It’s a full blown beach party, so get ready to dance and celebrate the summer and decorate your own Beach Ball too!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.thepointsb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=99.

The Point is located at 850 South Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245.
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DJ Mark Stylz @ Hey 19

June 14, 2017

Every Wednesday, Hey 19 Public House offers 1/2 off bottles of wine and 1/2 off any whiskey in the house. In addition, DJ Mark Stylz will be spinnin’ what you wanna hear. DJ Stylz helps every sip go down just a little bit smoother!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.hey19publichouse.com/.

Hey 19 is located at 4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA 90505.

DJ Mark Stylz

Wine @ Five at Manhattan House

June 13, 2017

Manhattan house will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project, Wine @ Five tonight, Tuesday, June 13 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/.

Manhattan House is located at 1019 Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.


Salsa Night Monday’s @ The Lighthouse

June 12, 2017

The Lighthouse Cafe presents Salsa Night Mondays tonight at 8 p.m.

Check out the hottest Salsa Night in the South Bay! There will be live Latin music featuring Con Cinco.

Salsa Night Specials include $5 Pacifico Draft Beer; $5 Black Diamond Margaritas (made with Dobel Tequila); $5 House Tequila Shots; 2 Tacos for $5 (Chicken or Fish).

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.thelighthousecafe.net/.

The Lighthouse Cafe is located at 30 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, California 90254.

Con Cinco

Aqua Pool Party @ Shade RB

June 11, 2017

Shade, the new luxury waterfront boutique hotel in Redondo Beach, hosts the weekly AQUA Pool Party series every summer Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on its rooftop pool, Aquadeck.

With stunning views of the coastline, 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.

Guests can party in style with the Cabana & Bottle Service Package. At a minimum spend of $500, the package will include a private cabana for up to eight people, a selection of bottle service, eight tickets to AQUA Pool Party and VIP access.

Specials on food and drink will include Mexican appetizers such as carnitas tacos with mango relish, shaved cabbage, salsa verde, pickled onions with rice and beans and authentic street cart fresh fruit including cucumbers, mango, watermelon, pineapple and chili seasoning.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.rb.shadehotel.com or call 310-921-8940. For cabana and bottle service reservations, call 310- 430-3974.

Shade Redondo Beach is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Aqua Pool Party

Primo Italia Wine Dinner Series

June 10, 2017

Primo Italia now has all of their Wine Dinners available for purchase!

Join Primo sommelier, Grace Giovannetti, for an Italian 5 course wine pairing to be remembered. Joined by experts from each winery, Primo’s tastings will be perfectly paired with ‘cibo’ from each region. From Super Tuscans Ornellaia and Sassicaia, to the Marche region and up to Piemonte with Masi there is something for everyone.

It’s time to drink Italian!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.eatprimo.com/. To purchase tickets, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/primo-wine-series-tickets-34679894498.

Primo Italia is located at 24590 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505.
Primo Wine Series

Waterfront Education

June 9, 2017

The crew at Waterfront Education have a fun-filled summer planned!

They’re having the Summer Solstice Fundraiser on Tuesday, June 20 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are only $35 for a beach party on the sand next to the Chart House. They’re offering a Foraging class and Family Ocean Exploration outings and there will also be an Ocean Shark Excursion on Monday, June 26!

Sounds like a ton of fun!

To learn more, visit the website at http://www.waterfronteducation.org.

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Meditation for Teens

June 8, 2017

BCHD and Blue Zones Project present the Teen Wellness Series: Meditation for Teens today, Thursday, June 8 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. at Fit On Studios.

Join South Bay Families Connected and Fit On Studios to learn easy-to-use techniques that calm the mind and lower stress levels so teens can focus and succeed in the classroom and beyond. This class will teach teens easy-to-use techniques to calm the mind, restore the nervous system and lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, so teens can focus and succeed in the classroom and beyond.

For additional information and to register, call Fit On Studios at 310-546-4191.

Fit On Studios is located at 2407 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, 90266. Group Of Teenage Pupils Outside Classroom

L’Apertivo @ Hosteria Piave

June 7, 2017

It’s time to elevate your happy hour – Hosteria Piave hosts L’Apertivo from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This quintessentially Italian version of happy hour features the cuisine of the Venetian Lagoon. Guests will enjoy appetizers, pastas, beer and wine for 25% off. Take advantage of the lovely weather while enjoying sips and bites on the spacious patio!

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

Hostaria Piave is located at 231 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

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