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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.

Innovision Society Announces $50,00 in Scholarships to Deserving Students

February 24, 2020

Innovision Society, an affiliate of Kinecta Federal Credit Union, will award nine Innovision Society Scholarships of $5,000 and one Belva Roberts Leadership Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to help deserving students on their journey to higher education. Beginning February 1, eligible students can apply at

Innovision Society is a non-profit organization with a mission to help well-deserved members with scholarships and financial empowerment. All applications and supporting documents must be received by March 1, 2020. Recipients are selected by the Innovision Society’s scholarship committee based on GPA, SAT or equivalent, essay, community involvement, awards, achievements, government/student relations (Belva Roberts Leadership Scholarship only) and financial need. The ten scholarship winners will be announced on or around May 31, 2020 and funds will be paid directly to the winners’ college/university on or around August 31, 2020.

Alpine Village Restaurant & Bar to Close

February 23, 2020

The below link is an article that ran in the Daily Breeze a few days ago. While the restaurant and beer hall plans to close end-of-day on April 12 (Easter Sunday), the Alpine Market and other shops and services will remain open.

Speakeasy Soiree Silent Auction Now Open

February 22, 2020

The Richstone Family Center annual Affair of the Heart Speakeasy Soiree has sold out…. but you can still get in on the action!

The Silent Auction is now open online at

Lots of fabulous auction items are up for dibs! Bid on theater tickets, vacation packages, wine, wine, wine, dinners, tickets to professional and college games, jewelry and more!

C’mon, what are you waiting for???

BeachLife Festival Announces Speakeasy Stage Line-Up

February 21, 2020

BeachLife Festival has added a new stage to its already packed programming for their second annual event happening May 1 through May 3, 2020. The Speakeasy Stage presented by Jack Daniels will welcome rock legends and Southern California punk staples alike to perform stripped-down versions from their catalogs for an intimate experience that can only be found at BeachLife.

Confirmed for BeachLife’s first-ever Speakeasy stage include performances from Chris Shiflett (of Foo Fighters), Jim Lindberg (of Pennywise), Rhett Miller (of Old 97s), Trever Keith (of Face to Face), Jason Cruz (of Strung Out), plus a slew of additional unexpected troubadours. The Speakeasy will offer festival attendees an opportunity to hear some of their favorite punk and rock anthems in an acoustic format; re-imagined especially for BeachLife’s signature laid-back, oceanfront setting.

BCHD Seeks Applicants & Proposals for Non-Profit Agency Grants

February 20, 2020

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 current application period will run from February 17, 2020 to March 16, 2020.

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 May 27, 2020 Board meeting. Awardees will be notified in June and, upon signing the final contract, disbursements of funds will occur in FY 2020-2021 on a performance reimbursement basis.

White Light White Night – SAVE THE DATE!!!

February 19, 2020

Walk With Sally has scheduled the 2020 White light White Night fundraising event for July 25, 2020.

They’re keeping it fresh and moving the event to a new South Bay location this year. They haven’t said where it will take place yet, but you know it will be FABULOUS!

So mark your calendar and stay tuned for the new location reveal! For updates, visit the website at

Torrance Chamber Seeks Nominations

February 18, 2020

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to nominate individuals within the Torrance area and the surrounding communities to be honored at the Multicultural Celebration on April 17, 2020.

Download the Multicultural Celebration Nomination Form and submit your form by mail or drop-off at 3480 Torrance Boulevard, Suite 305, Torrance, CA 90503 or via email to with “MC Nomination” included in the subject line.

Nominations must be received no later than Monday, March 9, 2020.

Download the form at

SBWC Seeking Scholarship Applicants

February 16, 2020

The South Bay Women’s Association is seeking Scholarship Applicants.

Women who are graduating high school seniors, currently enrolled college freshman or students continuing with post-graduate work may apply.

Applicants must reside in the Greater South Bay area. The deadline for applications is February 21, 2020.

For additional information and applications, visit the website at

Vote for Your Favorite in Dancing with the South Bay Stars

February 15, 2020

There are only a few days left to vote for your favorite dancer and/or charity in the annual Dancing with the South Bay Stars event!

If you haven’t bought tickets to the show yet, you better get on it – they’re selling out fast!

If you can’t attend the performance, you can still support your favorite dancer or charity by voting online.

Just click on the picture and vote for your favorite at

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

February 14, 2020

I appreciate that we have a day to celebrate LOVE – a day just to show those around you how much you love and appreciate them!

Having Valentine’s Day fall on a Friday can be tougher than usual if you haven’t already made dinner reservations BUT, there are other ways to celebrate!

Pack a picnic, go to the beach and watch the sunset; Take a romantic stroll through South Coast Botanic Garden; visit one of our local cultural arts centers and take in the current exhibition; enjoy tunes (and maybe some dancing!) at one of the many live music venues in the South Bay.

New Businesses in Manhattan Beach

February 13, 2020

There are a few new businesses that recently opened in Manhattan Beach…. and what a coincidence that I’m posting this just before Valentine’s Day!!!

DESIGNS BY MUSTI – Musti is a self-taught artisan and the talent behind all the jewelry. His collection is crafted with precious metals and the finest gemstones in brilliant color combinations that have always exemplified Musti’s work. They specialize in custom designs, but are also experts at reworking existing pieces, as well as repairs and cleaning service. The Valentines Day featured item is a diamond folded heart necklace. For all walk in and website clients, they’re offering 20% OFF with the promo code LOVEUS.

Friends of the Parks Mixer

February 12, 2020

Join Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks at the Seasonal Mixer for sips and snacks at Día de Campo, a modern surf lodge catering to those who want to disconnect, leave the day behind, and gather with friends and strangers over flavorful food and drinks.

Friends of the Parks and Dia de Campo will provide snacks/appetizers and extend happy hour pricing to the group (must have event wrist band) until 8:30 p.m.

Come learn more about HBFOP and how to get involved

Tickets are $8.50.

For additional information, visit the Eventbrite page at

BCHD Social Hour @ The Slip

February 11, 2020

The Slip Bar & Eatery will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour tonight, Tuesday, February 11 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal…and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery-scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends during Social Hour.

Attendees will enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5.

Mixt Closing in February

February 10, 2020

I mentioned a few weeks ago that a couple of the stores at The Collective would be closing.

Jeffrey Scott Vintage closed last month but Mixt will be open until February 26, Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

If you haven’t been there, now is the time to go – Mixt is having a closing sale with everything 50% off!

The Collective is located at 324-326 Tejon Place, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274. (Just west of Malaga Plaza and behind City Hall.