November 27, 2020
Need another reason to love Thanksgiving? The leftovers!!!
The only thing I enjoy more than three day spent prepping and cooking a massive meal for friends and family, are the mounds of leftovers in the fridge.
Sure, you can heat up a plate of turkey, potatoes, stuffing and green beans but I prefer making the classic post-Thanksgiving sandwich. I bet most of you have your own version, here’s mine…. Read more... (151 words, 1 image, estimated 36 secs reading time)
November 26, 2020
This is now my traditional Thanksgiving Day post!
A couple of years ago, I looked all over for a Thanksgiving poem and couldn’t find one…. so I wrote one. Feel free to edit as suits your needs and use it at your own table tonight.
‘Twas the Night before Thanksgiving
By Jackie Balestra
‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving
No sleep to be found
Ten guests we’ll be hosting
One o’clock they’ll come ‘round
Two weeks making plans
Writing list after list
Digging out trays, pots and pans
You get the gist Read more... (279 words, 1 image, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
November 25, 2020
LIGHTS, SANTA, SELFIES!
Del Amo Fashion Center is lit up for the holiday season as a Selfie Destination.
Holiday lights and a GIANT reindeer are located in Outdoor Lifestyle Wing between P.F. Changs and Lazy Dog Cafe.
November 24, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will be discussing possible changes to the Health Officer Order during the Tuesday, November 24 Board meeting. The Los Angeles County business community cannot economically afford another Safer at Home Order or more unnecessary restrictions being placed on businesses. Send a letter today to your County Supervisor letting them know you oppose the new Health Officer Orders, aligning with Supervisor Barger & Hahn. Read more... (244 words, 1 image, estimated 59 secs reading time)
November 23, 2020
I received this today from the Riviera Village Association…..
MAJOR UPDATE TO THE OUTDOOR DINING BAN! We need you!
The requirement prohibiting outdoor dining in LA County HAS NOT YET BEEN PASSED!
We have been notified by one of the Beach Cities’ Mayors that Director Ferrera’s order requires a vote of the LA County Board of Supervisors TOMORROW (Tuesday) MORNING at 9:30AM.
All 11 Riviera Village Board members voted in record time to OPPOSE the BAN. Read more... (296 words, 1 image, estimated 1:11 mins reading time)
November 22, 2020
We are all facing the harsh reality of these times which in so many ways makes us feel powerless. There are some things that bring light and hope and healing
to our community and are worth saving. The South Bay Artist Collective is one of them, which is why we are reaching out to you. We will not let it fail on our watch.
The mission of the South Bay Artist Collective is to support artists, audience, and youth in the South Bay so that together we can build a healthy, thriving art community. Read more... (451 words, 1 image, estimated 1:48 mins reading time)
November 21, 2020
John Post is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Manhattan Beach Pier with the first ever photo book, A Tribute: Portrait of a Pier Through a Lifetime of Photography
This hardcover book has more than 125 pages and over 140 photographs spanning the years 1969 through 2020. Images in black and white, 35mm and panoramas with the pier in all types of weather, times of day and happenings.
The new book is being offered at a special introductory holiday price of $85 plus tax with book pick-up at the John Post Gallery. This special price is for a limited time only and shipping is extra. Read more... (134 words, 1 image, estimated 32 secs reading time)
November 20, 2020
Christmas is coming and Santa wants to know what to bring you!
The City of Torrance has teamed up with Santa to make sure he receives every letter sent to him. Santa accepts emailed letters and mailed in letters.
Send emails to Santa@TorranceCA.Gov and mail letters to Santa Claus at 3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance CA, 90503.
Santa also said he will write back to whoever sends him a letter! Don’t worry, all of your letters will get to him in time for Christmas. You can send your letters to Santa from November 19 through December 15. Read more... (107 words, 1 image, estimated 26 secs reading time)
November 19, 2020
Marsatta Chocolate announced today the launch of their latest special edition chocolate in time for Thanksgiving, Cranberry and Gravy Bonbon Chocolate.
“This year has been a very difficult time for many families due to the global pandemic. Furthermore, many families will not be able to travel back home to see their loved ones” said Naomi Gardner, CEO of Marsatta Chocolate. “We wanted to provide a delightful experience that for one small moment, all their troubles can disappear.” Read more... (326 words, 1 image, estimated 1:18 mins reading time)
November 18, 2020
Los Angeles County to Implement Tighter Safeguards and Restrictions to Curb COVID-19 Spread
Starting this Friday, New Restrictions Will be in Place as COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Significantly Increase
Effective Friday, November 20, Los Angeles County will tighten pandemic safeguards and restrictions as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase significantly. These safeguards and restrictions protect the public health and safety of our residents, and their ability to be served in our hospitals.
COVID-19 cases have more than doubled since the beginning of November and hospitalizations have increased from an average of about 900 a day to well over 1,000 a day in same time period. Read more... (617 words, 1 image, estimated 2:28 mins reading time)
November 16, 2020
The Torrance Historical Society is continuing its Names on the Wall project to gather and preserve the too-short life story of each of the 146 Torrance military personnel who gave their lives in service to our country.
To date, they are halfway to their goal of putting a face to each name.
They are looking for volunteers from the community to assist with research, and calling on the families and friends of Names on the Wall personnel to share pictures and written information with the Torrance Historical Society for this on-going project. Read more... (140 words, 1 image, estimated 34 secs reading time)
November 15, 2020
Charlotta welcomes you to the Laser Image Company located in Riviera Village. The Laser Image Company is a med spa focusing on “Education. Treatment. Results.”
Led by Dr. Rubaums, who ensures their highly trained staff is ready to educate you on the most advanced treatment options in skin care, laser procedures, injectables and body contouring. It is a “no pressure” practice atmosphere focusing on creating a custom treatment plan to correct and maintain healthy, younger looking skin for any age and type. Read more... (169 words, estimated 41 secs reading time)
November 13, 2020
A CRITICAL HOLIDAY AHEAD
The case numbers continue to climb, and hospitalizations are slowly increasing, making what we do and how we behave matter more than ever. The state of California has hit the 1 million case count as of today. The past nine months have been hard on everyone, and we hear our communities’ concerns. Many are very fearful and feel isolated, while others miss their family and friends dearly. It’s an unprecedented time in the world’s history, and we ask that everyone remember that this is not permanent. Read more... (652 words, 1 image, estimated 2:36 mins reading time)
November 9, 2020
There are fun and safe Volunteer Opportunities at the South Coast Botanic Garden with the new night time light installation, GLOW.
This is your chance to experience the Garden in a whole new light and submerse yourself in beauty this holiday season while also giving back!
Volunteer at South Coast Botanic Garden’s GLOW, an after-dark walk through the Garden with thousands of lights, transforming it into the Garden Lights and Ocean Waters theme.
Volunteers will be loaded with swag and glow-in-the-dark supplies to help guide guests through the Garden and ensure a good time is had by all. Read more... (133 words, 1 image, estimated 32 secs reading time)
November 8, 2020
The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce has announced The Best of Manhattan Awards – Pandemic Version nomination/voting period from October 28 through November 8.
Now more than ever, the importance of recognizing excellence has been magnified by the extreme challenges the pandemic has forced upon us. Although we cannot meet in person this year to celebrate the very best, we can still recognize the outstanding efforts of the business community.
The nomination/voting period begins October 28 and will close at 11:30 pm on Sunday, November 8th. This will be the only round of voting. The three businesses that receive the most nominations in each category, will become the finalists. Read more... (289 words, 1 image, estimated 1:09 mins reading time)