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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.

Rocktoberfest Volunteer Opportunity

September 29, 2021

Volunteers are needed for Rocktoberfest taking place at Seaside Lagoon from Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17.

It’s going to be three days of live music from your favorite tribute bands, along with great food and beverages.

Tickets are $25 to $30 and as a volunteer you would attend for free!

There are five shifts available, and three to four volunteers are needed to cover each shift. This way, everyone will have a chance to wander around the festival during their shift and enjoy themselves.

Western Museum of Flight Needs Volunteer Docents

September 26, 2021

The Western Museum of Flight is recruiting volunteer docents!

If you live in the South Bay and would like to volunteer at the museum on a regular basis, please email

For additional information, visit the website at

The Western Museum of Flight is located at Torrance Airport, 3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3, Torrance, CA 90505.


Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Auditions

September 20, 2021

Calling all singers!

Los Cancioneros Master Chorale is returning to in-person rehearsals on October 5.

Auditions for skilled singers in all voice parts will be September 28 in Torrance.

To make an appointment, contact Yu-Fahn Yuen at or visit

All singers must be vaccinated and agree to wear a mask during rehearsals.

Artistic Director Allan Petker has planned a stellar season of music for this 72nd season!

Submit Nominations for Redondo Beach Community Awards

September 14, 2021

The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Redondo Beach Community Awards on Thursday, October 28 at 11:30 a.m.

There are so many amazing individuals in the community and the Chamber invites you to submit nominations for both the “Man and Woman of the Year” Awards which will be presented at the Chamber’s annual Community Awards Ceremony.

Nominees do not have to be Chamber members and political figures are not eligible for the award.

The award is presented to two individuals who have distinguished themselves by significantly contributing to our community in the following areas:

Live Your Dream Award Applications

September 8, 2021

Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

The Live Your Dream Awards offers three levels of cash awards. Eligible applicants can submit their application between August 1 – November 15. Ultimately, a Live Your Dream Awards finalist has the potential receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition costs, purchase books, get transportation, or find reliable childcare so she can worry less about how to pay her bills and focus on reaching her dreams.

LA Kings Ice Opens Today

September 4, 2021

LA Kings Ice at Promenade on the Peninsula, the former Promenade Ice Chalet, has completed an extensive remodel. The rink is scheduled to open today.

Located within the popular Promenade on the Peninsula located on the northern side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the rink closed September 16, 2020, due to the area’s widespread COVID-19 lockdown. The indoor rink, opened by the shopping center in 1981, has served as an iconic area location for both figure skating and hockey for 40 years.

Vote Now for the Best of Manhattan

September 3, 2021

The nominations are in and voting has begun for the Best of Manhattan!

The Best of Manhattan strives to recognizes those businesses and leaders who make Manhattan Beach the tremendous city it is. Each year the community has an opportunity to vote on their favorites in several categories.

Voting ends at midnight on September 21. To vote, visit the website at

Tickets are now on sale for the Best Of Manhattan dinner and awards gala to be held on Thursday, October 21 at 5 p.m. at the Westdrift. To purchase tickets, visit the website at

Wescom Offers Scholarships

August 30, 2021

Coming off a time of hybrid or distance learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, high schoolers across Southern California are heading back to school, many for the first time in-person in more than a year. To help ease the transition, Wescom Credit Union announced that it will support local students and families by providing Sylvan Learning Center Scholarships as part of its overall #WescomKindness initiative.

Day at the Beach Looking for Volunteers

August 24, 2021

The P.S. I Love you Foundation is looking for volunteers for the annual Day at the Beach on Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Manhattan Beach.

Day at The Beach is an extraordinary experience that matches over 300 adult volunteer mentors with over 300 at-risk children from different schools, shelters and foster care programs across LA County for a day of fun. The P.S. I Love You Foundation and its’ partners provide all of the necessities for a perfect beach day including t-shirts, boogie boards, school supplies, food, drinks, toys and games, and access to special activities like face painting, surf lessons, make-up lessons, and relay races.

Sunsational Sandcastles Contest Winners

August 23, 2021

Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc. (OTS), the non-profit that manages and operates the Roundhouse Aquarium, concluded its first-ever summer sandcastle contest, Sunsational Sandcastles, A Summer Sand Sculpture Contest.

Sponsored by Port of Long Beach, Chevron, the Langlois Family, Bayview Pediatric Dental Group and The Corrales Group, Sunsational Sandcastles attracted 16 sand sculpture entries with teams represented by families, schools and local organizations.

Sand sculptures were built on the beach, in school sand pits and locations ranged from Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, El Segundo and Hawaii. Each team built their sand sculpture individually and photos of each entry were submitted online. 70 votes were received virtually to determine the winners.

Tickets for TOCA 2021-2022 Season On Sale Now

August 21, 2021

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center presents the 2021-2022 Season, offering family entertainment, guest artists, and more.

TOCA proudly continues to offer high-quality entertainment curated especially for South Bay neighbors as they make the South Bay a performing arts destination.

Don’t wait to get tickets for the show you want to see!

Tickets for all the performances in the 2021-2022 Season are now available online at, at the box office at the James R. Armstrong Theatre box office located at 3330 Civic Center Drive N, Torrance, CA 90503, or by calling (310) 781-7171.

Torrance Seeks Inaugural Poet Laureate

August 20, 2021

For the first time ever, the City of Torrance is seeking a qualified poet to be the inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Torrance! The Poet Laureate will support the arts and incorporate them into public life.

The goal of this culturally significant program is to celebrate poetry and the written word; to have an ambassador available at public events and enrich the experience. The Poet Laureate will support the arts and incorporate them more deeply into public life. The Poet Laureate will serve a two year term beginning October 1, 2021. In this role the honored Poet will attend special events and create a feature poem about Torrance. An honorarium of $2,000 per term is available.

South Bay Children’s Choir Auditions

August 17, 2021

The South Bay Children’s Choir is starting back up at El Camino College on September 11.

There are no formal auditions but those interested must contact the choir beforehand to indicate your child’s interest, age, and background. The manager will respond to your queries.

Safety is crucial, so the number of children per group is restricted. More openings for children ages 8 – 11. A few openings for 11 – 18 year olds.

If interested, email

Lomita Military Banner Program

August 16, 2021

The City of Lomita, in partnership with Lomita-Harbor City Kiwanis Club, is proud to offer the first annual Lomita Military Banner Program to honor current and former residents of Lomita who have served, or are currently serving our country, in any branch of the United States Military.

Eagle Scout Candidate Brandon Kamada, along with Scouts BSA Troop 242, are fundraising to sponsor as many banners as possible. The goal is to raise funds to sponsor a minimum of 10 banners with the hope of sponsoring many more.

Best of Manhattan Nominations

August 15, 2021

It’s back… and better than ever!

The Best of Manhattan Awards returns on Thursday, October 21 and it’s going to be bigger, better, and the BEST ever! It is the only event that allows the public to nominate and vote for their favorite person, business, and organization in Manhattan Beach.

Nominations end August 29. To nominate your favorites, visit the website at