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The Daily Dose is a collection of my current posts as personal thoughts, tidbits, musings and more for all things South Bay. Get your daily dose right here.

Vote for Shade Hotels

April 20, 2021

Shade Hotels are up for the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards!

Show your love for the best little boutique hotels in the South Bay. Please take a moment by registering to vote for Shade Hotel under the Hotels & Resorts category. Search for Shade and choose Manhattan Beach to vote for the flagship location and then return to pick Redondo Beach to vote for the newest location.

Don’t wait, do it now!

You can cast your vote at

All Residents 16+ Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning April 15

April 15, 2021

Residents 16+ can begin scheduling appointments to receive the COVID vaccine today, Thursday, April 15.

Teens 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and need to sign up at a site that offers this vaccine.

To make an appointment, visit

For those without access to a computer or the internet, or with disabilities, a County call center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to help schedule appointments at 833-540-0473.

Subscribe NOW to the South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide!

April 14, 2021

If you haven’t yet heard, things are beginning to open up and event announcements are rolling in!

The best way to keep up with what’s going down in the South Bay is to subscribe to the South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide.

Every Thursday morning, you’ll receive an email detailing the latest event updates on concerts, fundraisers, festivals, fairs, art exhibitions, food and dining events, sidewalk sales, giveaways, holiday celebrations, film festivals and MORE!

You can subscribe by scrolling down the left side of any page of the website where you’ll find the SBBJ Weekend Guide and the RSS Feed subscription boxes.

Beachlife Festival Tickets Go On Sale Today

April 13, 2021

Beachlife Festival tickets are now on sale!

It is with cautious optimism and a sense of gratitude for our community’s patience that we update everyone on BeachLife’s plans for 2021. Over the last few months, we have taken great care with respect to our communications in order to minimize confusion and not create a false sense of optimism — but at the same, we ARE optimistic that life is moving slowly back towards a new normal.

Daily Breeze 2021 South Bay’s Best

April 11, 2021

It’s that time of year! Time to vote for the Daily Breeze 2021 South Bay’s Best!

Visit and vote for your favorites in a wide range of categories. This includes new chapters along with a variety of new categories to name more of your favorite businesses. There will also be a printed ballot in the Daily Breeze on April 11, April 18 and April 25.

Your Story is the Peninsula’s Story Project

April 10, 2021

The community is invited to participate in Your Story is the Peninsula’s Story, a joint program of the Palos Verdes Library District and Palos Verdes Art Center to celebrate PVAC’s 90th anniversary. Since incorporation in 1931 as the Palos Verdes Community Arts Association, located in the historic Malaga Cove Library, PVAC has been a cultural touchstone in the lives of generations of Peninsula residents.

Your Story is the Peninsula’s Story (YSPS) is a project of the Library’s Local History Center designed to preserve the history of the Peninsula by archiving photographs and stories contributed by the community. This year, the Local History Center is adding an archive for the Palos Verdes Art Center’s 90-year history to the project.

Beachlife Festival Returns to Redondo Beach

April 9, 2021

BeachLife Festival is excited to announce their return in 2021!

The ‘first of its kind’ coastal event in Los Angeles is happening September 10-12, 2021 on Redondo Beach’s waterfront, after multiple postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BeachLife Festival was created to celebrate the Southern California beach lifestyle, where live music is synonymous with sunshine and toes in the sand. Festival Managing Partner Allen Sanford stated, “With cautious optimism, and eyes wide open, we have begun the massive process of rebuilding BeachLife – both because we are ready to get back to work, and because we feel strongly that live music and togetherness is essential to the recovery of our community. As the marquee festival in Los Angeles, BeachLife Festival aims to be a catalyst towards actively contributing to the recovery of our great city.”

Apply for BCHD Non-Profit Agency Grants

April 8, 2021

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is currently accepting applications for its Non-Profit Agency Grants to enhance its ability to provide preventive health services in the community.

Non-profits that provide physical and/or mental health programs are welcome to apply. The application period will run until noon, May 7, 2021. BCHD’s ad hoc grants committee will select applications to recommend to its Board for funding. The BCHD Board of Directors will then approve grant applicants through their
annual budget adoption at their June 23, 2021 Board meeting. Awardees will be notified in June and, upon signing the final contract, disbursements of funds will occur in FY 2021-2022 on a performance reimbursement basis.

El Segundo Hospitality Heros: Kelly’s Beach Hut

April 5, 2021

Kelly Burner offers “Coastal Gifts and Such” in her charming boutique, Kelly’s Beach Hut.

Learn how her family, customers, and friends have rallied to help her keep the shop as safe as it is stylish.

Kelly’s Beach Hut is located at 204 West Grand Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245. (310) 941-2994

Visit the website at

Happy Easter!

April 4, 2021

Easter is one of the happiest of holydays/holidays!

Family and friends gather to celebrate and feast, the kids get to enjoy egg hunts and candy and everyone breaks out pastel colored clothing in anticipation of warmer weather.

Happy Easter everybody!

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South Bay by Jackie Mugs Now on Sale!

April 3, 2021

During the pandemic, my partner and I started a new business selling merchandise with concert ticket stub images called Stub Stories Apparel.

I’ll also be launching a vodcast soon and wanted to order a few mugs with my logo for the set. They looked so good, I decided to leave them on the website for sale!

Warm your soul with a nice cuppa out of this perfectly sized ceramic mug with the grooviest logo in the South Bay!

If you’re interested in having the logo printed on a t-shirt, tank, hoodie, mask or other items, contact us at [email protected].

Leadership Hermosa Beach Class of 2021 Improves Valley Park With “Valley for All” Class Project

April 2, 2021

Leadership Hermosa Beach has announced its annual class project, Valley for All, following the unanimous approval by the Hermosa Beach City Council on Tuesday, March 23.

To help restore the most popular park within the city, Valley for All features long-term improvements to the eastern barbecue area of Valley Park, including the installation of a new entrance ramp, ground leveling throughout the perimeter, replacement of key amenities, and other necessary upgrades. Understanding the importance and critical need for outdoor spaces, Valley for All offers restored park conditions that provide a more functional, inclusive and accessible space for the entire Hermosa Beach community.

Alert South Bay: Regional Message on COVID-19 Threat – Key Message

April 1, 2021


Los Angeles County has met the threshold for the less restrictive orange tier in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

On March 30, the State released updated numbers; L.A. County’s adjusted case rate dropped from 3.7 new cases per 100,000 people to 3.1 new cases per 100,000 people. The test positivity rate dropped from 1.8% to 1.5% and in areas with the fewest health affirming resources, L.A. County’s test positivity rate dropped from 2.5% to 2.1%.

Roots Virtual Fundraising App

March 31, 2021

We have so many worthy non-profits in the South Bay and I wanted to share this with all of them!

Roots has created an app making Virtual Fundraising easy – events, direct donations, social media sharing and more! Create digital campaigns easily that maximize your fundraising efforts through direct donation programs, business givebacks, corporate sponsorships, gaming and events.

Utilizing an innovative fundraising system, Roots is creating a Community Growth Ecosystem (CGE). Helping organizations grow local businesses by promoting them to their community of supporters, and allowing businesses to help fund organizations by giving back a portion of those sales. All while allowing the community to support the organizations they love through donations and everyday activities.