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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.

Sandbags for Torrance Residents

March 21, 2018

Free sandbags are available to Torrance residents living in single-family homes and duplexes.

Call (310) 781-6900 before you go to make sure a crew is available. Maximum of 25 sandbags, depending on availability. Bring an ID, Driver License or a Torrance Utility Bill to prove residency .

During after-hours storm emergencies, residents may call the Torrance Fire Department at (310) 781-7042 for information on sandbags.

For additional information, visit the website at

City of Torrance City Yard is located at 20500 Madrona Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503.



New Restaurants in Riviera Village

March 20, 2018

There is lots going on in Riviera Village these days. Along with the next phase of streetscape improvements, a couple of new restaurants are getting ready to open.

Gabi James is the new incarnation of the former Zazou, and The Rockefeller will be opening their third location in the space formerly occupied by Jonathan. In addition, King Harbor Brewing will be opening a tap room in the former Fowler & Moore space.




Paint the Town Purple Week

March 19, 2018

Downtown Torrance is turning purple in support of the Relay for Life of Torrance and the American Cancer Society who fund groundbreaking research, crucial patient care programs, and education and prevention information.

Help them Paint the Town Purple! Tie purple bows on your trees and lampposts or put up purple lights!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at


Comedy Sunday at The Slip

March 18, 2018

The Slip Bar & Eatery presents Comedy Sunday tonight, March 18 from 8 to 10 p.m.

Hosted by Mallory Jean Fuccella, the Line up features:

Dave Waite- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Comic Standing
Jonesy- Gotham, Unbreakabale Kimmy Shmidt, Letterman
Brian O’Sullivan- national touring performer, Brian’s Songs on iTunes
Miranda Lensky- Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Contest winner, Flapper’s Comedy Club
JB Ball- Comedy Central’s “Kevin Hart Presents: “Hart of the City,” MTV
Chris Petlak- Netflix’s The Jamz
Michael Magid- Sketchmelt, Comedy Central Stages
Danny Palumbo- Uproarious, 2015 Funniest Person Austin

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2018

Did you know that approximately 15% of American citizens proudly trace their ancestry to the Emerald Isle?

The Irish have influenced this country for hundreds of years so it should come as no surprise to find Irish culture and customs around every corner. Fortunately for the other eighty-five percent of the population, the Irish are a big-hearted bunch and when it comes to celebrating, encourage people of all cultures to discover the Celtic within.

The Wearing of the Green is a time-honored tradition. Don’t be surprised to find yourself ordering corned beef and cabbage, savoring a pint of Guiness, singing Danny Boy and kissing perfect strangers.

Shamrocks & Brews

March 16, 2018

How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Rock & Brews has just the thing!

Rock & Brews is located at 6300 South Pacific Coast, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Shamrocks & Brews

Live Music @ Orlando’s

March 15, 2018

Orlando’s Pizzeria & Birreria now features Live Music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening!

Listen to popular favorites and some original tunes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. while you sit back and savor some of the tastiest pasta, pizza and other entrees this side of the Atlantic. Check out the line up!

March 15: Comedy Open Mic Night, sign up at 7:30, comics at 8pm until 11pm. All ages welcome!
March 16: Phillip Clark
March 17: Michella
EVERY THURSDAY starting March 22: Throwback Thursday. #TBT with Danny Freyer, Sinatra style… only old school Italian music on thursdays and a special old school dish with old schools drink specials. Think Sicilian Kiss!
March 23:Zeal Levin
March 24: Barclay Roach
March 30: Tatianna
March 31: Jay Constable

Bottoms Up @ Rock & Brews

March 14, 2018

Rock & Brews presents Bottoms Up through March 31.

Enjoy select bottled brews for only $3 and $4 dollars per bottle!

For additional information, visit the website at

Rock & Brews is located at 6300 South Pacific Coast, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277.


Toiletry Drive

March 12 – 23, 2018

The City of Torrance Social Services Commission will hold a Toiletry Drive starting today, Monday, March 12 and running through Friday, March 23.

The donations will benefit Harbor Interfaith, Family Promise of South Bay and 1736 Family Crisis, who serve people experiencing homelessness. They are accepting donations of the following items in regular or travel sizes: soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer, lotion, toothbrush and more. They will also be collecting hand and bath towels, socks and blankets.

Items may be dropped off at the Torrance City Hall lobby, Human Resources/Personnel Building lobby, all Torrance Public Libraries, the Torrance Police Department and all Torrance Fire Department stations.

Second Sundays @ Two

March 11, 2018

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church’s Second Sundays at Two recital series takes place today, Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Acclaimed longtime Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic and now USC Thornton faculty member Glenn Dicterow and renowned fellow USC faculty members, pianist Bernadene Blaha and violist Karen Dreyfus and two top students from the USC Thornton School of Music, cellist Benjamin Lash and violinist Mann-Wen Lo, perform César Franck’s great Romantic-Era masterpiece Piano Quintet in F Minor.

This is a special Music for Food concert – a musician led initiative to fight hunger in our local communities. In addition,

MB Boards & Commissions Applications

March 9, 2018

The City of Manhattan Beach is accepting applications for Boards and Commissions vacancies through April 18, 2018.

Those interested are invited to apply at City Hall or online at

Boards and Commissions with vacancies include:
– Cultural Arts Commission
– Library Commission
– Parking and Public Improvements Commission
– Planning Commission
– Parks and Recreation Commission
– Los Angeles County West Vector Control Board

Any high school student living in Manhattan Beach is eligible to apply for student representative seats on the Parks and Recreation Commission, Library Commission, or Cultural Arts Commission. This includes students from Mira Costa High, Loyola High, Chadwick School, and homeschooled students.

Murals in Manhattan Beach

March 8, 2018

The City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department is accepting submissions for the Murals in Manhattan Beach project.

The goal is to create a successful mural program that will enhance the city with a variety of unique and original artwork; educate the public about art, specifically public art; and fit the criteria of Public Art Master Plan.

Proposals will be selected by the Cultural Arts Commission with recommendations to the City Council for approval. Artists selected to to proceed with a mural project will be required to enter a professional services contract with the City of Manhattan Beach. Expand the flyer below for details.