Author: Jackie Balestra

ESMoA Happy Hour Tour: The Lost Art of Oz with Brady Schwind

August 22, 2019

El Segundo Museum of Art presents Happy Hour Tour: The Lost Art of Oz with Brady Schwind tonight, Thursday August 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

This Happy Hour Tour of Experience 41: OZ is led by writer and creator of the “Lost Art of Oz” project, Brady Schwind.

Go beyond the rainbow to learn more about the illustrators of Oz, whose imaginations helped create one of the most popular book series of the last hundred years, and Brady’s quest to track down their missing original artwork.

Daryl Evans & Jennifer Pope, L.A. Kings Foundation

August 23, 2019

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360!

We have a couple of returning guests, L.A. Kings Radio Analyst Daryl Evans and Jennifer Pope from the Kings Care Foundation. This morning, we’re going to learn about the upcoming LA Kings Beach Cities 5K/10K Run/Walk taking place Saturday, September 7 benefiting the Hydrocephalus Association, the annual Taste of the South Bay on Sunday, September 8 at Westdrift Hotel from 4 to 8 p.m. and the second annual LA Kings Golf Tournament on Monday, September 30 at the Palos Verdes Golf Club.

Pub at the Club Tix Discount

August 20, 2019

If you haven’t yet bought tickets for this year’s Pub at the Club, you’re in for a treat!

The event takes place at the Manhattan Beach Badminton Club on Sunday, September 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. and features 20 of the finest craft brewers and ciders, 10 spectacular wineries/bubbles and 10 amazing restaurants.

Tickets are $89/$109. When purchasing tickets on the Eventbrite page, use promo code SBJACKIE and receive a $30 discount!

For additional information, visit the website at

The Manhattan Beach Badminton Club is located at 516 18 Street in Manhattan Beach.

Jame Enoteca

241 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
Cuisine: Traditional Italian, Modern Californian
Jackie says: This tiny establishment is making big waves on the local food scene. There’s a Michelin-trained chef in the kitchen using local, market-driven ingredients. They serve salads, sandwiches and a couple of daily specials, but it’s ALL about the pasta, which is hand-rolled daily. (I should mention, I’ve had an incredible flank steak entree.) Located in a strip mall, they’ve been using a breezeway for patio dining (not sure if that’s a permanent setup) which provides additional seating, but don’t count on walking in. You really should make reservations well in advance!

A Discussion on the New Hermosa Beach Summer Series

August 22, 2019

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

We had a producer of the new Hermosa Beach Summer Series scheduled to be our guest this morning, but he backed out yesterday. So we’re opening up the phone lines to discuss the new format and hear your thoughts on last weekend’s event. Call 714-242-5288 between 8 and 9 a.m. to opine!

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

Tower 12

53 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 379-6400
Jackie says: Tower 12 is located in the former Fat Face Fenner’s space on Pier Plaza on a second story deck with views of the ocean and pier. It’s the ultimate beach bar decorated with vintage artifacts and artwork that showcases the laid back surf, music and beach scene. They have DJs and dancing on Tuesdays, live music on Wednesdays, karaoke on Thursdays and the Sunset Sessions on Sunday night. Check the schedule for one-off events.

Provide Your Feedback on TEEN CHOICE 2019

August 19, 2019

The City of Hermosa Beach wants your feedback regarding the recent Teen Choice 2019 event held on the beach last weekend.

A note from Hermosa Beach Mayor Stacey Armato…..

TEEN CHOICE 2019 shined a national spotlight on Hermosa Beach, and the City looked great! We had beautiful weather and an excited crowd of local teens having an unforgettable afternoon seeing great performances and listening to inspiring messages that denounced bullying and urged them to always stand up for themselves and their unique gifts and talents.

Project Barley Grand Opening

August 18, 2019

Project Barley celebrated their Grand Opening yesterday!

Project Barley is the newest craft beer brewery in the South Bay with roots in music, art, culture, sports, and most importantly…beer. The original inspiration coming from years of brewing music with local South Bay band, Barley.

Reps from the Lomita City Council, Chamber of Commerce, Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi’s office and Supervisor Janet Hahn’s office were all in attendance with a couple hundred locals. They currently have half a dozen beers on tap.

Project Barley is located at 2308 Pacific Coast Highway, Lomita, CA 90717.

National Aviation Celebration

August 17, 2019

The Proud Bird will host the National Aviation Celebration starting today, Saturday, August 17 and running through Monday, August 19.

The Proud Bird is the perfect spot to celebrate aviation! There are 16 aircraft located throughout the property, interactive aviation exhibits, a Mile High Club Bar and Lounge with aviation-themed cocktails and stunning views of the LAX runways.

The event features $7 aviation-themed cocktails, complimentary guided aviation tours (12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.) and discounts for all LAX and airline employees. Now sit back, relax, eat, drink and enjoy the ride!

No reservations required.

Live Music in the South Bay

August 16, 2019

I don’t know why, but summer and music just go hand in hand – and I’m in a music state of mind.

We all love attending the many free, outdoor concerts during the summer months, but don’t forget about all the indoor live music venues!

The Standing Room offers the South Bay Jam every Thursday night (local musicians) at 9 p.m. and Mitch Perry & Friends every Sunday night at 5 p.m. These are phenomenal shows! Bouzy Gastropub has live music every Wednesday and Saturday. Hey 19 Public House switches it up with live music some days and DJs on others. You don’t want to miss the Jazz Brunch and Reggae Sundays at the Lighhouse Cafe. Enjoy one of The Crow’s Nest famous cocktails while being serenaded at Tony’s on the Pier.

Sunday Funday @ Port Royal Gas Dock

August 15, 2019

Last Sunday afternoon, we went down to Portofino Hotel/Baleen Kitchen for Sunday Funday and live music by Charis Rey & Friends.

Baleen has been offering live music at the small outdoor lounge/firepit area next to the restaurant for the last few summers. It’s a small area with limited seating and just wasn’t large enough for the number of people showing up.

This summer, they moved the venue to the gas dock at the end of the hotel parking lot where the marina office is located. It’s large enough for a handful of tables, umbrellas and other seating. There’s also a full bar and grill area offering a couple of menu items.