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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.

Sunday Drives @ The ADM

September 23, 2018

Every Sunday, the Automobile Driving Museum take guests for a ride in three of their magnificent automobiles.

This may be the only automotive museum in the world that offers such an opportunity. No more admiring from a distance. This is your chance to experience the thrill of riding in a piece of history.

Today, they’ll be driving around town in a 1962 Chevrolet Corvair, 1963 Ford Falcon Futura and a 1964 Plymouth Valiant Signet Convertible.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

September 22, 2018

The-Great-Pumpkin-HuntThe South Coast Botanic Garden hosts The Great Pumpkin Hunt daily through November 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Locate bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, woodpeckers and hawks to collect their clues and find the hidden pumpkin garden. Move throughout the 87-acre garden in this perfect fall excursion. Please remember to wear comfy clothes and shoes for outdoors and bring a water bottle. The hunt is family-friendly, imaginative, adventurous, and will require some hiking through the nature trails.

Admission is free for Members. For nonmembers, the event is included with General Garden Admission. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged.

Third Fridays @ Strand Brewing Featuring Photographer Jay Tomkins

September 21, 2018

Strand Brewing Company is proud to host Third Fridays tonight, a celebration of local art, local artists, and of course, local beer!

This month, the featured artist is Jay Tomkins. Check out his photography at His work will only be on display tonight from 4 to 9 p.m.

Third Fridays is a recurring event focusing on local artists and featuring their work in the Tap Room of the brewery. In addition to the art exhibits, the event features on-site food trucks and plenty of Strand Beer for purchase.

Kid’s Club @ The Point: Fall Festival

September 20, 2018

The Point hosts the Mommy & Me (and Daddy’s, too!) Kid’s Club today, Thursday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Parents of preschoolers know it’s not always easy to keep kids stimulated and occupied, and it can be downright exhausting. Luckily, The Point has a monthly Kid’s Club to provide nothing but fun activities and good times for South Bay families AT NO CHARGE! Parents and their preschool aged kids are welcome to come to The Point for arts and crafts, live entertainment, face painting and more. Stop by the registration table to pick-up the activity schedule and exclusive member discounts!

Live Music @ Bouzy

September 19, 2018

Bouzy Gastropub at Chez Melange now has Live Music every Wednesday night!

That’s right! Can you think of a better way to get over Hump Day? Local favorites Andy & Renee will be playing tonight!

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at

Bouzy Gastropub is located at 1611 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA.

Andy & Renee

Experience GPS Tours

September 17, 2018

LISTEN UP! If you haven’t done this tour yet, now’s the time – the Hermosa Beach Tour is FREE through October 1st!

1) Download the app (Experience GPS Tours) at
2) Open the app, select and download The Hermosa Tour
3) Grab your earbuds, head to the base of the pier, and have fun!

Discover how Hermosa Beach became a mecca for trailblazing music for more than 75 years. Walk with Joe Nolte, “The Godfather of South-Bay Punk” on a musical journey through time.

2018-19 Family Series Performances @ TOCA

September 16, 2018

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Family Series Performances!

Featuring magical bubbles and harrowing adventures, the Family Series has shows everyone can enjoy. Plus, Art to Grow On Children’s Art Center offers themed art projects before and after each show.

Check out these amazing acts coming to Torrance in 2018-19!

The Amazing Bubbleman – Sunday, November 4, 2018 – 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Call of the Wild – Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Torrance Holistic Fair

September 15, 2018

The Torrance Holistic Fair takes place today, Saturday, September 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Cosmic Brewery.

Attendees can visit with a variety of holistic practitioners including card readers, astrologists, Reiki healers, life coaches, nutritional health experts, and more. Vendors will be offering readings and demonstrations to help you discover answers, clarify questions, and align your mind, body, and spirit.

Are you ready to create your balanced, happy life? This event could help you achieve that goal.

A portion of the funds collected for this event will be donated to K911ResQ.

Wine Tasting @ Roman Aroma

September 14, 2018

Roman Aroma will host a Wine Tasting tonight, Friday, September 14 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

The evening will feature Italian wines from the Roma, Veneto and Piedmont regions. Sommelier Gessica Guidi will be pouring and answering questions. As always, delicious snacks will be available.

The price is $29 for 4 pours or $35 for 5 pours and includes delicious complimentary appetizers.

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at

Roman Aroma Gran Caffe is located at 901 North Catalina Avenue, Suite 100, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.


BCHD Social Media Contest – Caught Being Healthy!

September 13, 2018

Beach Cities Health District is all about healthy choices, and they know you are too!

Whether you just whipped up your favorite healthy recipe, or you’re taking a stroll along the beach, share your healthy habits with BCHD on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #CaughtBeingHealthy for a chance to win a gift card from your favorite Blue Zones Restaurant!

Selfies are welcome, but not required. Only public posts/profiles will be considered.

Rules: Post a picture of your favorite healthy habits with the hashtag #CaughtBeingHealthy by 9/30/18. Tag @BeachCitiesHealth on Facebook or Instagram.

RBPD Coffee with a Cop

September 12, 2018

coffee-with-a-copJoin members of the Redondo Beach Police Department for Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, September 12 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

The Redondo Beach Police Department and members of the community will come together in a friendly, informal environment to discuss community issues, build relationships and enjoy a good cup of coffee. All community members are invited to attend.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the police department’s work in Redondo Beach’s neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

HB Chamber Luncheon @ Fritto Misto

September 11, 2018

Fritto-MistoThe Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the monthly Networking Luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fritto Misto.

Network with locals, relax and enjoy a delicious meal at the Hermosa Chamber’s monthly Networking Luncheon. This luncheon will feature a special guest speaker – Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jeanie Alessandrini! Jeanie will cover 10 principles of investing that can help you achieve your goals and avoid common investing mistakes.

The cost is $20 for current Hermosa Chamber Members and $25 for guests/potential members. Entrance fee covers the cost of lunch + tip. Please register to confirm your attendance. Cash or credit card will also be accepted at the door.

Second Sundays @ Two

September 9, 2018

Second Sundays At Two concert series presents Pianist Robert Thies this afternoon at 2 p.m.

Pianist Robert Thies is an artist renowned for his consummate musicianship and poetic temperament. He first captured worldwide attention in 1995 when he won the Gold Medal at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. With this victory, Thies became the only American pianist to win first prize in a Russian piano competition since Van Cliburn’s famed triumph in Moscow in 1958.

“The young musician seemed never at a loss for ideas, instilling every phrase with nuance, direction, and vitality…” ~ Los Angeles Times