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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.

Trivia Tuesday @ Hey 19 Public House

September 17, 2019

Hey 19 Public House hosts Trivia Tuesday every week from 7 to 9 p.m.!

Put on your game face and prepare for an evening of brain power one-up-man-ship. Enjoy an adult beverage or have a bite to eat while putting all that trivial knowledge to use.

For additional information, visit the website at

Hey 19 Public House is located at 4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA 90505.

Sunday Funday Update

September 16, 2019

It was another fantastic Sunday Funday at the Portofino dock yesterday. There was some cloud cover, which worked out nicely, since it can get a bit hot back there when the sun shines.

There was a good sized crowd – Feed the Kitty has a big local following – and local boaters and hotel guests made the most of the cooler weather.

Waterfront Education Offers New Classes

September 15, 2019

Waterfront Education is now offering three New Classes for high schoolers.

Do you have a high schooler who is interested in hands-on, in-depth, and outdoor-focused education? Does your student love the ocean but is tired of learning in the classroom? Then you might want to consider these three exciting new offerings from Waterfront Education!

Marine Biology: Student will leave as experts in marine biology, learning both in and out of the classroom, conducting experiments, performing field work, and exploring our local marine ecosystem!

Gelato-go Grand Opening

September 14, 2019

Gelato-go will celebrate their Grand Opening today, Saturday, September 14 in downtown El Segundo from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

We’re experiencing a mini heat wave this weekend and can you think of a better way to cool down than with a refreshing gelato?

For additional information, visit the website at

Gelato-go is located at 417 Main Street in El Segundo.

More New Restaurants in Riviera Village

September 12, 2019

It seems like it was just yesterday I blogged about several new restaurants opening in Riviera Village… well, there’s more!

You may have visited the Hermosa Beach location and now The Hook & Plow has opened in Riviera Village. The restaurant features locally sourced and organic seafood, meats, produce, and other ingredients. In addition, all of their wines and craft beers also come from California, some are just miles away.

Rock’n Juice is now open as The PunchBowl. Their juices and smoothies are 100% organic and vegan.

Live Music @ Primo Italia

September 11, 2019

Primo Italia now has Live Music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night!

Owner Lou Giovannetti is the South Bay’s own bel canto and his infectious voice, unique style and repertoire can’t be beat. Stop in for dinner or a nightcap, sit back and relax, while Lou and friends go deep into the Great American Songbook.

For additional information, visit the website at

Primo Italia is located at 24590 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, Ca 90505 (Hillside Village).

Crafts n’ Laughs @ Flights Beer Bar

September 10, 2019

The Gundo Comedy Festival presents Crafts n’ Laughs tonight, Tuesday, September 10 at 9:15 at Flights Beer Bar.

Every Tuesday night, comedian Dave Williamson presents a line-up featuring the best professional stand-up comics in Los Angeles. Crafts n’ Laughs has become one of the most popular playgrounds in the city for working comics to hone their material and to have a good time with our fun South Bay regulars.

This show is FREE, and welcomes anyone looking for a fun, affordable night out. Flights offers great food and an amazing craft beer selection.

ESMoA OZ Artwork for Sale

September 9, 2019

Don’t miss your chance to own amazing artworks!

Five original murals created for ESMoA Experience #41 OZ by renowned Los Angeles artists Aiseborn and Kopyeson are for sale to the general public.

The murals depict the most famous locations in Oz, including the Poppy Fields, Yellow Brick Road, Emerald City, Munchkinland, and the Witch’s Castle. They reach up to 15′ in height.

They are magical. They are original. hey are one of a kind.

All proceeds benefit ESMoA’s Education Department.

For further information or purchase, contact Winnie Lam at

Hide & Seek: Art Meets Nature Debuts @ SCBG

September 8, 2019

Anticipation met with excitement this past week when the team from LACMA helped to install the Garden’s newest exhibit Hide and Seek: Art Meets Nature, Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at South Coast Botanic Garden.

The project represents a pivotal moment for the Garden and for LACMA, as the art museum packs up its galleries for a major renovation project and the Garden opens its gates to a selection of notable works for long-term display. The sculptures will be placed in the back 40 acres as a compliment to the two permanent sculptures already on display in the formal collection areas.

Mysti the Mermaid Trailer

September 7, 2019

The annual Sunscreen Film Festival West will take place Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20 at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater.

The Sunscreen Film Festival West (SSFFwest) will present this year’s selection of short films and features from several different countries. Screenings will begin on Friday and run through the weekend, culminating with the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 20.

Here’s a sneak peek of a locally made film, Mysti the Mermaid, that will be screened this year:

For additional information, complete schedule of events and ticket purchase, visit the website at

AC Lounge Now Open for Lunch

September 6, 2019

AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay’s first floor AC Lounge is now officially open for lunch!

The opening of the AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay has brought a new dining option to the bustling area. The AC Lounge, located on the first floor of the hotel, serves up a diverse and delectable assortment of seasonally-inspired options on its Rooted on Maple menu, curated by Executive Chef Dustin Taylor.

ESMoA Now Accepting School Tour Reservations

September 5, 2019

Educators! ESMoA is now accepting School Tour Reservations for Experience 43: PLANT!

Experience 43: PLANT is a comprehensive exhibition showcasing the work and practice of German artist Amely Spötzl. Since childhood, Amely has played with, and been intrigued by plants and structures found in nature. PLANT will be on view at ESMoA October 24, 2019 through January 25, 2020.

Reservations are available on a first-come first-serve basis. ESMoA’s 60-minute tours are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30am to 10:30am and 11:00am to 12:00pm and are led by ESMoA Schools Docents or a member of ESMoA Staff. Sign up for your field trip at

New Retailers @ The Point

September 4, 2019

The Point in El Segundo continues to roll out emerging and popular concepts, including the addition of four new brands, between now and spring 2020.

“The Point is home to the newest and hottest shops, eateries and fitness offerings in the area. We’re thrilled to add Outerknown, Van Leeuwen, Bonobos and Warby Parker to The Point’s unparalleled mix of world‐class and innovative merchant concepts.” said Collette Navarrette, West Coast director of marketing at Federal Realty Investment Trust.

Register Now for Skechers Friendship Walk

September 3, 2019

Register now for the annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk taking place on Sunday, October 27.

Support local education and children with special needs by signing up for this special walk which goes from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m.

Online registration is $30 per person. On-site registration is $35. Everyone receives a free t-shirt with registration.

For additional information and to register, visit the website at