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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.

Register Now for the El Segundo Main Street Car Show

June 21, 2018

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce is proud to join together with the El Segundo Police Officers Association with support from the Automobile Driving Museum to bring the Main Street Car Show to Downtown El Segundo this summer!

Register for the 2018 El Segundo Main Street Car Show taking place on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Advance registration is $30 per car entry or $35 day-of entry

Register at

For Sponsorship Opportunities or questions, contact the Chamber at 310-322-1220 or via email at!


MB Hometown Fair Now Accepting Vendor Applications

June 20, 2018

The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is now accepting applications for the Arts and Crafts booths through July 10.

To download the application, visit If you have any questions, email

Also, if you are interested in participating in the Hometown Fair Battle of the Bands, the application is online at, or reach out to Mark Lipps at


MB Farmers’ Market Summer Hours

June 19, 2018

The Manhattan Beach Farmers’ Market summer hours are now in effect – every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stop by and pick up the freshest produce, prepared foods, flowers and more.

For additional information, visit the website at

The market is located at 13th Street and Morningside Drive in Manhattan Beach.


ESAW Art Map

June 18, 2018

This Thursday, June 21, is the first of the El Segundo Art Walks for the season!

The official art map for Thursday is now available. Printed maps will also be available at the event. This year, they’ve added a new Headquarters where you’ll find a Beer Garden and Food Trucks, enjoy live music and of course, art!

For additional information, visit the website at


Father’s Day Events

June 16, 2018

Father’s Day has never been as brunch-focused as Mother’s Day….probably because, historically, men didn’t spend as much time in the kitchen as women and wouldn’t consider a break from a hot stove a treat.

Here in the South Bay, there are plenty of pursuits perfectly suited for Father’s Day. The following are a few of my top picks….and the best part? You don’t need to make a reservation!

For the athlete – Volleyball Tournament in Manhattan Beach

For the car enthusiast – Sunday Drive & Beer Tasting @ the ADM

Wine…. and Dancing!

June 15, 2018

Roman Aroma Italian Gran Caffe has teamed up with LA Imperial Dance for an evening of Wine & Dancing tonight, Friday, June 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Stop by Roman Aroma for a glass (or two) of vino and then head to the studio next door for a fun evening of dancing!

Admission is $25 per person.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at

Roman Aroma and LA Imperial Dance are located at GreenStreet Center at 901/903 North Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA.


South Bay Fencing (sword fencing, that is!)

June 14, 2018

South Bay Fencing, a new fencing club has recently opened in Torrance. For those that may be unaware, I was a competitive fencer years ago and got my start at a club in Torrance.

Fencing is not as popular here in the States as it is in Europe and around the world, but it’s a fun and fantastic sport! Summer break is a great time for kids to try new activities and sports and they can start as young as six years old training at the club. Fencing is also a great way to get a leg up to get into universities with fencing teams (Stanford, UCSD, Columbia, Princeton, Penn State, etc). At my former club, 97% of student members were accepted into Ivy League schools….. just sayin’!

Strand House L4 Late Night

June 13, 2018

The Strand House has launched a new, late night experience on the fourth floor balcony and bar, complete with a new menu, seating and fire pits!

Level 4 Late Night was created for guests who want to enjoy a more relaxing late night experience… something mellower than the scene at the StrandBar downstairs.

Level 4 opens on Friday, June 15 after dinner service at 11 p.m.

For additional information, visit the website at

The Strand House is located at 117 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.


Project Barley Microbrewery Approved by the Lomita City Council!

June 12, 2018

On May 1, 2018, the Lomita City Council approved the Project Barley Microbrewery and tasting room to be located along Pacific Coast Highway just west of Cypress Street.

The new microbrewery will occupy a 3,500 square foot space and is planning to open sometime later this year. This is the second brewery approved by the City, with the first being Burnin Daylight which is currently under construction in Downtown Lomita along Narbonne Avenue just north of Lomita Bl.

For additional information on Project Barley, visit the website at

New Public Facilities @ Terranea

June 11, 2018

Terranea recently debuted an all new public restroom facility located along the public coastal trails that wind through the property.

Providing welcome amenities for both the local community and visitors to the area is a long-standing priority for the resort and this new build will ideally make a day visit to Terranea and its surrounding beaches, hiking and biking trails even easier.

Drum Circle @ Torrance Beach

June 10, 2018

The Torrance Beach Drum Circle meets today, Sunday, June 10 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. right below the Torrance Beach parking lot.

All ages and musical abilities are welcome to this FREE, family friendly event taking place every second Sunday. Drums and percussion instruments will be provided for everyone. It’s a classic South Bay scene where everyone enjoys co-creating spontaneous music together!

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at

Drum Circle

Meleap Opens in Hermosa Beach

June 8, 2018

IMG_7699There’s a new gamer option in town! mealeap USA has just opened in Hermosa Beach.

mealeap USA offers HADO ™ augmented reality gaming experiences in a brick and mortar location in the Hermosa Pavilion, and is completely mobile, with the ability to set up at off-site locations.

HADO ™ combines motion sensors, smartphones, sports and AR tech to create a whole new experience called Techno Sports. HADO ™’’s AR tech enables people to shoot the energy balls and pull up the shields that people have dreamed of since childhood.

South Bay Summer Concerts Schedule

June 7, 2018

The summer concert season has begun!!! I’ve compiled a list of all the major Concert Series taking place throughout the South Bay this summer. In addition to our longtime favorites, the there are a couple of new ones this year. Some have already begun, while others won’t start until August. It’s going to be another fun-filled, musical summer in the South Bay! Enjoy!

Nelson’s @ Terranea:

Metlox Plaza:

Del Amo Fashion Center:

Lunada Bay Park:

Concerts in Library Park:

Polliwog Park Concerts: