About eleven years ago, I had the idea to create a one-stop-shop detailing the many amazing events taking place throughout the South Bay. At that time, there were dozens (possibly hundreds) of websites, blogs and publications concerning things to do in the South Bay, but most were either city specific or cast a much wider net to include cities beyond our bubble, like Marina del Rey, Long Beach, Culver City, etc. That’s how South Bay by Jackie.com came to be. While I take credit for the concept, it would never have materialized without the help and expertise of a few key players, namely Dave Austin, Gloria Plascencia, Jeri Wilson and Steve Snively; and the support and encouragement of my husband John, my fab family and extraordinary friends.
The website opened up so many doors and afforded me the chance to become better acquainted with most of the individuals and organizations that make the South Bay such a special place, and I’ll be forever grateful for that opportunity.
So here we are…. the final edition of the South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to play a small role in our extended community for the last 10+ years. Many thanks for your support and I hope to see you sometime, somewhere, down the road! (The website will cease to be maintained at midnight tonight, though it will be available to view until the hosting subscription expires early in February. There are dozens of events already posted to the website through the end of the year, so the info is there for your use.)
I believe I’ve provided a useful and convenient service for the website users and Weekend Guide subscribers, and I hope my audience benefitted from it, as much as I enjoyed gathering the information and distributing it. You know I’ve always been about sharing the good stuff!
Speaking of good stuff, right smack in the middle of the pandemic, my friend Dawn and I launched a new online business, www.StubStoriesApparel.com. We take your favorite concert ticket stubs and print them on t-shirts, masks, flip flops, pillows, pouches and more. Now I’ll have more time to devote to that enterprise.
I’m also looking forward to travelling and have several trips planned! Prior to creating the website, I wrote long format articles for various publications, many of them travel pieces. So, my plan is to write about life on the road and the places we visit.
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