Author: Jackie Balestra

Del Amo Fashion Center Stores Currently Open for Business

September 23, 2020

Many of the shops in Del Amo Fashion Center are open for business. Below is a current list:

Open and in-store shopping:
• Anthropologie
• Bank of America
• Barnes & Noble
• Bath & Body Works
• Chipotle
• Coffee Bean Tea Leaf
• Crate & Barrel
• Daniel’s Jewelers
• Dick’s Sporting Goods
• Eye Phone City
• Forever 21
• Free People
• Gap
• Gap Kids
• Hanmi Bank
• HSBC Bank
• JcPenney
• J Jill
• Joann’s
• Levi’s
• Lucky Brand
• Macy’s Men’s
• Macy’s Women’s
• Marshalls
• Mercy’s Cakes
• Mitsuwa
• Mommy’s Bundle of Joy 4D (by apt. only)
• New York & Co.
• Nordstrom
• Old Navy
• Sunglass Hut
• Wetzel’s Pretzels
• Windsor
• Urban Outfitter’s

Covid-19 News Briefs for Tuesday, September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

 The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, according the Johns Hopkins University. The bleak milestone, by far the highest confirmed death toll from the virus in the world, is thought to be much higher, in part because many Covid-19 deaths were probably ascribed to other causes, especially early on,
before widespread testing. Deaths are running at close to 770 a day on average, and a widely cited model from the University of Washington predicts the US toll will double to 400,000 by the end of the year as schools and colleges reopen and cold weather sets in. Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 31 million people and is closing in fast on 1 million deaths, with over 965,000 lives lost, by Johns Hopkins’ count

Everything is Coming Up Roses Fundraiser

September 22, 2020

The Torrance Rose Float Association has launched the Everything is Coming Up Roses Fundraiser just in time to get some early holiday shopping done.

Last month, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announced that, after thoughtful consideration and with state restrictions and guidelines in place as a result of COVID-19, the Rose Parade was officially canceled.

It should be noted that the Tournament is committed to doing some type of New Year’s celebration, with specific details to follow.

Covid-19 News Briefs for Monday, September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

 Political pressure grew Monday for European governments to tackle the rising number of coronavirus cases without resorting to a spring-style lockdown that would hit the continent’s struggling economies. Data released by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control showed 5 countries in the region with more than
120 confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. Spain ranked top, and southern France, the Czech Republic, Croatia, and Romania also reported alarming numbers

Amber Becerra, Marine Mammal Care Center

September 24, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

Our guest is Amber Becerra, President of the Marine Mammal Care Center, Los Angeles. This morning, our guest will fill us in on what MMCC does and what attendees can expect at Sealpalooza, taking place on Saturday, September 26 at 11 a.m. online.

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


Young Entrepreneurs Academy Now Accepting Applications

September 21, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Chamber is now accepting applications for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy for middle and high school children this fall.

The program will commence in October and run through the end of the school year, meeting once a week at Mira Costa High School.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a year-long program that teaches students in grades 6 through 12 how to start and run their own, REAL businesses. Students brainstorm business ideas, decide if they want to work by themselves or as a team, write a business plan, pitch their plan to investors for funding, and actually launch their own business or social movement. All of the learning is real and experiential. Students have the opportunity to leave the class as business owners, complete with a DBA and bank account.

Covid-19 News Briefs for Sunday, September 20, 2020

September 20, 2020

 Demonstrators took the streets of London, Tel Aviv, and other cities on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions, decrying how the measures have affected daily life even with infection rates rising in many places and the global death toll approaching 1 million. In the UK, new infections and hospital admissions have been doubling every 7 to 8 days and the death toll is Europe’s highest since the start of the pandemic. The government recently banned social gatherings of more than 6 people. Saturday’s protest saw hundreds of people which ended in clashes between demonstrators and police. Demonstrators in swimsuits gathered on a
beach in Tel Aviv to protest a full lockdown which began Friday coinciding with the High Holy Days, and 100 protesters in Australia gathered in Melbourne before being scattered by police. And in Romania’s capital city Bucharest, several hundred people protested against virus restrictions including the mandatory use of masks in schools

Covid-19 News Briefs for Saturday, September 19, 2020

September 19, 2020

 The official Covid-19 death toll in Mexico quietly surpassed 70,000 this month, a figure topped only in the US, Brazil, and India. Street life has gradually been returning with mask-wearing the norm, but remote learning continues in schools, and large gatherings are still banned. With so little testing, many deaths in Mexico aresuspected Covid-19 fatalities and experts call the 70,000 deaths an undercount

 India has seen its case count increase by more than 93,000 people a day on average over the last week

Covid-19 News Briefs for Friday, September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

 The number of weekly coronavirus cases in Europe topped 300,000 last week — higher than during the first peak in March — triggering grave warnings from health experts. European’s WHO director warned that Europe was facing a very serious situation and advised against any reduction in the length of the quarantine. He added that more than half of European countries had registered a rise in infections greater than 10% in the past 2 weeks

Covid-19 News Briefs for Thursday, September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

 Last November, just as coronavirus was beginning its deadly trajectory through China, the sickle cell community in the US was celebrating because two potentially transformative drugs for sickle cell had just been approved by the FDA and clinical trials involving cutting-edge gene therapies were well underway. Just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the first sickle cell patient was infused with one of the new drugs and then everything stopped. While the coronavirus is affecting everyone, it has hit those with sickle cell particularly hard. Not only did the pandemic temporarily stop clinical trials and the introduction of new drugs, it made accessing care for sickle cell — which can be challenging even in ordinary time — far more difficult. And because sickle cell damages the
spleen, people with the disease are considered immuno-compromised and at high risk for serious complications from Covid-19

Covid-19 News Briefs for Wednesday, September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

 America’s image as a global superpower has been tarnished since 2016, according to the nonpartisan Pew Research Center and the survey found that much more damage to America’s international reputation among key allies and partners is linked to its handling of the coronavirus crisis. Only 15% of the participating countries gave the US good marks for dealing with the pandemic. Most of the countries said the World Health Organization and the European Union have done an admirable job containing the pandemic. Almost all of the countries, except the US and Britain, gave their countries positive grades for their handling of the outbreak

Dr. Geoff Trenkle & Lauren Trenkle, Total Testing Solutions.

September 18, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360

Our guests are Dr. Geoff Trenkle, CEO of the Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy and Lauren Trenkle, PA MPH, CEO of Total Testing Solutions. With the numerous state, county and local mandates and various re-opening requirements, testing is more important than ever before. Our guests will fill us in on best preventative practices for testing employees and how to keep both staff and clients safe.

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