South Bay Weekend Guide

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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…….

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents Advanced Style: The Luncheon with Author Ari Seth Cohen on Thursday, May 18 from noon to 2 p.m. Fashionistas are invited to attend this special luncheon, talk, and book signing with Ari Seth Cohen, author of Advanced Style: Older and Wiser. Guests will be treated to a gourmet meal by Chef Brett of Stripe Café and are encouraged to dress up for this sartorial occasion. Photographer and author, Ari Seth Cohen, is the creator of Advanced Style, a project devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set.” He says, “I feature people who live full creative lives. They live life to the fullest, age gracefully and continue to grow and challenge themselves.” Ari has a longtime interest in clothing and style and a lifelong affinity for his elders. When he was growing up, his late grandmother Bluma (a librarian) was his best friend; her “energy and attitude towards life” continue to inspire him. As a result, he couldn’t help but question the absence of mature faces in the lifestyle and fashion media. “I noticed a lack of older people in fashion campaigns and street style sites,” he says. “I wanted to show that you can be stylish, creative and vital at any age.” Tickets are $45 per person. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at The Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Dave Williamson presents The Gundo Comedy Festival beginning Wednesday, May 17 and running through Sunday, May 21. The event features stand-up comedy and more at various locations around town. Venues include Purple Orchid Tiki Bar, Old Town Music Hall and Big Door Studios among others. In addition to paid admission events, there are free shows, events for kids and free baby-sitting on Saturday night provided by El Segundo Parks and Rec. Attendees will see some of the best up-and-coming and well known comedians in the country performing right in THE GUNDO. For additional information, show schedule and ticket purchase, visit the website at

The City of Torrance will pay tribute to the nation’s Armed Forces at the annual Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade – the City’s longest standing tradition – from Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21. Each year, the city honors a different military branch; this year highlights the United States Air Force. Grand Marshal, General Ellen M. Pawlikowski, who serves as Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, will lead the Parade on Saturday, May 20 that will begin at 1:30 p.m. The parade features active and reserve military units from the five branches of the Armed Forces. The parade will also include military vehicles of all descriptions including Humvees, armored personnel carriers, support vehicles and Abrams Battle Tanks rumbling down the streets of Torrance. Additionally, a swearing in of hundreds of future military heroes (recruits) from the five branches will take place. Military and elected dignitaries, along with the community, will also be honoring the hundreds of military service men and women as they pass in review. Throughout the weekend, the following events will occur in the city as part of the celebration:
Military Exhibits: Vehicles and support equipment on display outside the Life Style Wing in the east parking lot at the Del Amo Fashion Center.
Free Concert: The 300th Army Band will perform for free at the James Armstrong Theatre on Friday, May 19 at 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets will be available at the Box Office on Wednesday, May 17 beginning at 10 am. There is a limit of four tickets per adult (18+). Ticket holders must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to concert time. There will be a line available for empty seats beginning 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start times.
5K Run: Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K Run/ Walk, in tribute to Louis Zamperini, touring around beautiful Torrance, California on Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 a.m. All participants will receive an Armed Forces Day run t-shirt. Presented by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce.
Parade: Parade will begin on May 21 at 1:30 pm and run westbound along Torrance Boulevard starting at Crenshaw Boulevard and ending at City Hall. The community is invited to gather along the parade route and cheer for our sons, daughters, friends, husbands and wives who have been called to duty in defense of our nation’s beliefs and principles and to secure a more peaceful world. For additional information and street closures, visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/ArmedForcesDay.htm.

Del Amo Fashion Center will host a Spring Workshop with lifestyle blogger, Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies on Friday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in Nordstrom Court. Known as “The Baker to the Stars,” Jenny is a coveted entertaining expert, baker and crafting stylist, as well as being internationally known as a creative baking mastermind in the art of dessert tables. Shoppers are invited to join Jenny and her team of talented creators for a hands-on, make-your-own terrarium workshop with succulent themed dessert treats. The workshop is open to all shoppers for a $25 donation to Susan G. Komen, which includes a Discount Card with up to 25% off at participating retailers. This partnership is part of Simon’s More Than Pink movement in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer. As part of its pledge to donate $1 million each year in 2017 and 2018, more than 180 participating Simon Malls, The Mills and Premium Outlets nationwide will be participating in a range of activities during the months of April and May. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at Del Amo Fashion Center is located at 3525 Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

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. Much like his art, Sam Harang is a dichotomy. A joyful cynic, his detailed acrylic paintings add the depth and technique of the old masters to the bold and flat stylings of popular culture and design, inspired by the current wave of graffiti artists transferring to gallery work. Max Becker was born and raised in the South Bay. He had no formal training to speak of but he’s been drawing and painting ever since he can remember. His earlier work was in charcoal and acrylic and, more recently, pivoted towards classic Americana tattoo imagery. His family has owned and operated Becker’s Bakery in Manhattan Beach since the 1940’s. Third Fridays is a recurring event happening -surprise!- on the third Friday of every month. They will continue to focus on local artists, featuring their work in the Tap Room of the brewery. The May 19th launch party is open to the public. Hand-Crafted Catering will be on site offering their much talked about Street Tacos and, of course, there will be plenty of Strand Beer for sale. For additional information, please contact, Miah Smith at Strand Brewing is located at 2201 Dominguez Street, Torrance, CA 90501.

The Manhattan Beach Art Center is pleased to announce the Opening Reception of the annual StART Projects Exhibition, a culminating event featuring works by student artists who have completed the StART Projects Program. The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Art Center and admission is FREE! Sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Cultural Arts Division, StART Projects is an intensive and immersive program designed to prepare young art students in establishing a studio practice. Through hands-on instruction, interactions with working artists, and access to supplies, these students go beyond traditional art class instruction and into the first real-world steps on the path to becoming working, professional artists. “We are very excited about this year’s group of StART Projects artists,” said Martin Betz, Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Manhattan Beach. “From video installations to sculpture, the work is unique and diverse. The Cultural Arts Division is honored that we are able to offer such a critically acclaimed program to the community.” For additional information, call (310) 802-5440 or email at Manhattan Beach Art Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

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The Torrance Chamber of Commerce and the Village Runner present the annual Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, May 20 at Del Amo Fashion Center starting at 8 a.m. The event will feature split timers every mile, computerized finish times, water stations and sponsor refreshments. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division and a gift certificate to Village Runner stores. All runners will receive a cool t-shirt. Pre-race packet pick-up at Village Runner located in Riviera Village at 1811-A Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach. Late registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the event. For additional information and registration, visit the website at

South Bay Children’s Health Center presents the annual Champions for Children 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 20 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the South Coast Botanic Garden. The event will raise money and build awareness of the need for quality mental and oral health services for underserved children, teens and young adults throughout the South Bay and surrounding areas and will attract local dental and mental health professionals, community partners, families and local corporations. Participants can run or walk the beautiful course as an individual or as part of a team. The day will be filled with family activities for children of all ages, vendor booths, a children’s festival and a wonderful, healthy team spirit. Register now and save $10 – $35.00 for adults and $25.00 for children under 13. Late registration, event day packet pick-up and warm-up, begins at 7 a.m. The run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. For additional information and registration, visit the website at The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd. Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.

The Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance presents the annual Walk for Life on Saturday, May 20. To celebrate the 30th year of its annual Walk for Life, the Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance announces a new name for this well-known and loved community event: Walk for Life South Bay. The leisurely seaside 5K, which starts at 9 a.m. from Veterans Park in Redondo Beach, welcomes everyone in the community. Each year hundreds of individuals and families participate to support the work of the Pregnancy Help Center, which has provided free services to the South Bay for over 40 years, including pregnancy testing and limited ultrasound. Onsite registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and raffles and festivities begin at 8:30 a.m., including a warm-up by Baby Boot Camp’s Linda Okwor. For additional information and to register for the event, call 310-320-8976 or visit the website at Veterans Park is located at 309 Esplanade in Redondo Beach.

The Western Museum of Flight and the Commemorative Air Force is offering flights in a World War II era, two-seat aircraft, the T-6 Texan on Saturday, May 20. The Warbird Adventure features three different flights from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•Around the Patch – a 10 minute flight for $175
•Ace – a 40 minute flight for $400
•Double Ace – a 40 minute aerobatics and scenic flight for $475.
Veteran Reno Air Race Pilot Chris LeFave will be at the controls. For additional information and to arrange your flight, contact Cindy Macha at 714-300-5524 or by email at The Western Museum of Flight is located at 3315 Airport Drive, Torrance, CA 90505.

The Western Museum of Flight presents the Torrance Armed Forces Day Warbird Ramp Review on Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. From its beginnings as the US Army Air Corps, to its historic performance as the Army Air Force, to its modern incarnation as the United States Air Force, this proud service has become a mainstay of America’s national defense. This year’s Armed Forces Day Parade will focus special attention on the proud heritage of the USAF. The community is invited to check out these historic warbirds and meet the pilots that will fly over the parade in honor of our nation’s vets. Admittance is free for Museum Members, $5 for non-members and children are free. For additional information, visit the website at The Western Museum of Flight is located at 3315 Airport Drive, Torrance, CA 90505.

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents Art at the Plaza on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Malaga Cove. The event takes place the third weekend of each month from April through September and features paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, wearable art and prints from artists from the seven art groups affiliated with Palos Verdes Art Center: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, and Third Dimension. For additional information, visit the website at Malaga Cove Plaza is located at the entrance to the City of Palos Verdes Estates on scenic Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Chico and Via Corta.

The Automobile Driving Museum will host the annual Woodie’s Picnic on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drive your classic Woodie and family and friends to the ADM for fun times, good food and great music! Attendees will enjoy live music by surf band, Jetpack, and food will be available for purchase. There will also be a display of vintage longboards in the Museum’s Ballroom. Bring your boards with display stands by 10 a.m. May 20. Display tables will also be available. No FEES, it’s FREE! Bring one or more boards. This event is open to the public but if you plan on attending with a Woodie, you’ll have to register. Space is limited. The pre-registration fee of $15, day of event is $20 if space is available. For additional information and registration, visit the website at The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street in El Segundo.

The boating community is invited to attend Boating Safety Day on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Moonstone Park in Redondo Beach. The event is open to all boaters who want to learn about the latest in Marine Safety Equipment. A United Sates Coast Guard Instructor will be present to train boaters on the proper use and deployment of Marine Safety Flares. South Bay Fire Extinguisher will be present to demonstrate Marine Fire Extinguishers and West Marine will display the latest in Marine Safety Equipment: EPIRBs, PLBs and Inflatable Life Jackets. Additionally, this is the only collection event for expired Marine Safety Flares in L.A. County. The event is FREE to all interested South Bay boaters. For additional information, visit the website at Moonstone Park is located at 280 Marina Way in Redondo Beach.

The Surfrider Foundation will host Hands Across the Sand, a beach cleanup on Saturday, May 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the south of the Hermosa Beach Pier. Together we stand, together we fight new offshore oil drilling! The community is encouraged to attend and participate in this annual beach cleanup. All supplies will be provided. Be sure to stick around for a group photo at noon! For additional information, visit the website at

WalkAbout Redondo will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for the event will take place at the Redondo Beach Parks & Recreation Building. WalkAbout Redondo registered participants receive a “passport” and map of participating businesses, then walk the 2.8 mile Artesia Boulevard circuit to meet local businesses and collect “stamps” denoting they have visited each business. Raffle tickets are given based upon the number of businesses visited. During the entire event the NRBBA provides music, food and refreshments in the Parks & Recreation parking lot. Registration for the event is FREE and starts at 9 a.m. Lunch begins at noon with the raffle scheduled for 2 p.m. The North Redondo Beach Business Association (NRBBA), working closely with its co-sponsors, the Beach Cities Health District and Blue Zones Project, encourage all South Bay residents to participate in this unique, fun, community event. For additional information, visit the website at The Redondo Beach Parks & Recreation Building is located at 1922 Artesia Boulevard in Redondo Beach.

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Art Flying Aerial presents the BollyPop/Bollywood Workshop on Saturday, May 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. The Workshop will be taught by world-renowned choreographer, instructor, performer and Founder of BollyPop, Aakansha Maheshwari. BollyPop is a high energy cardio workout with easy to follow moves and choreography. The class enables one to build overall strength and extends one’s dancing style and skills. BollyPop comprises not only the Bollywood style of dancing but also that of Indian folk, Indian classical, Latin, Korean Pop, Hip Hop and Egyptian classical movements along with yoga. Get ready to shake, swerve, move and groove across various continents in this multicultural, adventurous wonderland of dance fun! The afternoon will include:
•Learn the hottest Bollywood, Bellydance and Pop dance moves in a class with Aakansha Maheshwari
•A live choreographed dance performance learned at the workshop
•Celebrate with dance-inducing eastern and western dance rhythms
•Delicious Indian street food and traditional Indian chai will be available for purchase
•Henna tattoo artist for colorful temporary tattoos
•Indian Boutique
•Glamorous Bollywood Photo Booth
Early bird tickets $25. Buy tickets at the door on the day of the event for $30. For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-863-1231 or email at Art Flying Aerial is located at 2244 Pacific Coast Highway, Lomita, CA 90717.

The annual Tour de Pier will take place on Sunday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier. This unique fundraising event brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities – stationary cycling – to the gorgeous outdoors. The Tour de Pier includes four 50 minute sessions beginning at 9 a.m. Participants will be overlooking the Manhattan Beach Pier and riding in place while taking in the historic Southern California ocean view. The area’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin riders through four 50-minute sessions with energizing music and loads of excitement. Participants can ride solo for all four sessions or be a team captain and recruit up to three teammates to register and ride as a team. In addition to the cycling portion of the Tour de Pier, the event will include a Health & Fitness Expo with a number of fitness and health related sponsors and kid’s Fun Zone with games and activities, as well as entertainment. They also have tot-sized stationary bikes kids ages 3 to 8 can hop on for a few minutes and join in the fun. No registration necessary. The Kiwanis Club will host a complimentary Bike Valet adjacent to the Expo. The Bike Valet will open at 8:00 am and all bikes need to be claimed by 2:00 p.m. The Tour de Pier is organized to raise funds for the local cancer community including The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the Uncle Kory Foundation and Cancer Support Community. Ride in place – move charity forward! For additional information and registration, visit the website at The Manhattan Beach Pier and Strand is located at the western end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard in beautiful downtown Manhattan Beach.

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. 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. Shade Hotel Redondo Beach will offer guests a chance to extend the revelry with the AQUA Hotel Room Package. Starting at $295 for Sunday night only, it includes four tickets to the AQUA Pool Party, four “Skip the Line” passes and a bottle of bubbly in the room upon arrival. 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. “As our hotel enters its first summer season, we are excited to host Redondo Beach’s only pool party, to introduce guests to our idyllic waterfront location and the spectacular views from the Aquadeck,” said Sandra Vivas, general manager of Shade Redondo. “Gorgeous views of the Pacific, a cool marina breeze and delicious dishes made by our talented chef make for the perfect summer excursion.” To make room package reservations, please visit or call 310-921-8940. For cabana and bottle service reservations, please call (310) 430-3974. Shade Redondo Beach is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

The Rotary Clubs of El Segundo, Palos Verdes Peninsula and South Bay Sunrise present the third annual South Bay Beer & Wine Festival on Sunday, May 21 at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates. The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. and features over 80 exhibitors with a variety of craft beers and wines. Guests will enjoy live music, an art faire and live and silent auctions. General admission tickets are $75. For additional information, visit the website at Ernie Howlett Park is located at 25851 Hawthorne Boulevard between Palos Verdes Drive North and Rolling Hills Road in Rolling Hills Estates.

The Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association, in partnership with the American Red Cross and the family of Manhattan Beach Police Officer Mark Vasquez, present the annual Memorial Event Blood Drive on Monday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Joslyn Center. Mark Vasquez joined Manhattan Beach Police Department in 2005 and worked in patrol until he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer, in 2007. Officer Vasquez was heroic in his positive outlook and will to win not only at work, but at home with his wife, Lee, and their two daughters, Madison and Ashley. Officer Vasquez’ battle against his cancer was valiant and at times, when he was able to return to work, he said he felt like Superman. His fellow officers quickly nicknamed Officer Vasquez “Superman” and held many fundraisers and events in support of their hero. However, the Manhattan Beach Police Department lost their Superman on May 15, 2011. To make your life saving appointment, visit the website at and enter sponsor code “MarkVasquez.” The Joslyn Center is located at 1601 Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach CA 90266.

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.

The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents The Mixer tonight, Wednesday, May 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Redondo Beach Hotel. You know what they say…it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. This opportunity is designed to expand your business and social networks, so bring a smile and plenty of business cards. This event is being co-hosted by Critic’s Choice Catering and the Redondo Beach Hotel. Bring a door prize for the drawing – its great extra recognition for your business! Tickets are $10 for Chamber Members and $20 for non-members. For additional information and to register, visit the website at The Redondo Beach Hotel is located at 400 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Primo Italia kicks off spring and summer with the first wine event of the season Bites & Bubbles on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in Rocco’s Room. Join sommelier Grace Giovannetti and guest Matthew Lapides as they take you through all the great sparkling wines of Italy. Guests will enjoy 5 sparkling wines and perfectly paired bites served family style. The price is $75 per person (does not include tax and gratuity). Tickets are on sale now and if you purchase more than one wine event, you get 10% off. As always, wines tasted will be available for purchase. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at Primo Italia is located at 24590 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505.

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The Unified Small Business Alliance hosts the monthly Networking Mixer on Wednesday, May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Bottle Inn in Riviera Village. The USBA invites everyone to this Buffet Style Networking Event. The cost is $20 per person and includes food, soda, hot or iced tea, tax and tip, and a glass of Battaglini Wine. If you’ve never attended one of the USBA events, you should make a point to stop by – it’s always a very casual, friendly evening. Bring plenty of business cards and dress to impress!
-Bruschetta traditionale: Italian Flatbread topped with diced roma tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil
-Polenta Arrabbiata: Italian yellow cornmeal brick baked with a spicy Italian chunky tomato sauce.
-Mozzarella in Carrozza: Baked breaded mozzarella between toasted Italian bread, sundried tomato sauce and basil pesto
-Ali di Pollo: Breaded and baked chicken wings, garlic buffalo wing glaze, balsamic-mustard dipping sauce
For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page at The Bottle Inn is located in Riviera Village at 1700 South Catalina Avenue, # 101, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

The South Bay Police & Fire Memorial Foundation will host the annual South Bay Medal of Valor & Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 25 at the Torrance Marriott Hotel. The public is invited to attend the event which honors the South Bay law enforcement and fire protection agencies. The annual luncheon will recognize the conspicuous acts of bravery of our police officers and firefighters who selflessly serve and protect our communities. The event begins at 11 a.m. with no-host cocktails followed by the luncheon and awards at noon. The South Bay Police and Fire Memorial Foundation represent the cities of El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach and Torrance. Tickets are $55 per person or $550 for a table of ten. To make a reservation, make your check payable to Medal of Valor, c/o South Bay Police and Fire Memorial Foundation and mail to: P.O. Box 1490, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 or purchase tickets online at For additional information, contact Sherry Kramer at or Margie Randall at or visit the website at he Torrance Marriot Hotel is located at 3635 Fashion Way in Torrance.

Here’s a heads-up on a few events you’ll want to plan for now!

These are just a few of the special events taking place. New events are posted every day, so be sure to check the website for updates at for details on these and other events happening throughout the South Bay.

Yesterday morning on The South Bay Show: Redondo Beach – More to Sea, we re-aired the show with guest Mike Garcia, Founder of Enviroscape LA. We learned 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 at There’s ‘More to Sea’ every Wednesday morning at 8 a.m.!

This morning on The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight, our guests are Don Szerlip, Annette Gallardo and Miriam Razzaghi from the North Redondo Beach Business Association and they’re going to tell us about Walkabout Redondo 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. Don’t worry, if you missed the program, you can listen to it via podcast at Tune in every Thursday at 8 a.m. to keep up with what’s going down in the South Bay!

Tomorrow morning on The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach 360, our guest will be 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. You can listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or via podcast anytime at Tune in every Friday morning for the latest from Manhattan Beach!

The South Bay Show is now scheduling Podcasts on Location. If you are interested in scheduling a podcast of The South Bay Show at your business, give me a call at 310-418-6851.

Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!