Category: Current Posts

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.

El Segundo Ranks #1 for Best Cities for Gamers

February 23, 2021

Here’s a bit of random news…..

Norton just released a study looking at which cities are Best for Gamers in the U.S.

With the gaming market booming — it’s estimated to exceed $200 billion in global revenue by 2023 — Norton wanted to see where the buzz is at in the U.S. So they compiled a list of cities with the fastest internet download speeds and ranked them across key metrics like internet quality, gamer community, and gamer readiness.

El Segundo ranked #1 in part for its:

Donate Old Items to Resin for Art Programs

February 16, 2021

Want to help youth in their exploration of art and creativity? Resin wants your old skateboards, surfboards, art books, yard signs and screens.

Your donations help expand the mediums available to Resin students.

Please drop off the goods at
Resin, 618 Cypress Ave, Hermosa Beach. (If it’s after hours, you can slide it through the gate at the back of our building.)
OR
They can come pick it up from you! Contact Aidan for more information at aidancm17@gmail.com or 831.601.8137.

Judah is new to the Creative Wisdom Tools program. Here’s a skate deck he’s transformed – totally rad and having a blast!

K9 Meredith’s Scavenger Hunt Clue #2

February 15, 2021

The Redondo Beach Police Department presents K9 Meredith’s Scavenger Hunt taking place from February 1 through February 28!

They’ve hidden painted rocks throughout the city. When you find one, take a photo of you with the painted rock and post it on Instagram, tag @K9Meredith or email the photo to sharon.rose@redondo.org to win a prize.

They will hide 5 to 6 rocks every Monday throughout February and will post clues on Instagram and Facebook to their location the same Monday.

Only one prize per rock and the winner will be contacted for delivery of the prize.

California Department of Public Health Vaccine Prioritization

February 13, 2021

Beginning March 15, healthcare providers may use their clinical judgement to vaccinate individuals age 16-64 who are deemed to be at the very highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 as a direct result of one or more of the severe health conditions included in this provider bulletin.

Vaccine Prioritization (as vaccine supply allows)

1) Currently vaccines may be distributed to populations identified in Phase 1A and Phase 1B, Tier 1.

Alert South Bay: Regional Message on COVID-19 Threat – Key Messages

February 12, 2021

On February 11, 2021, the CDC updated their guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated. Individuals who have both vaccine doses will no longer be required to quarantine following exposure to someone with COVID-19, including travel quarantine requirements in the United States if they meet the following criteria:

• Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine).
• Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series
• Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure

Richstone Family Center Winter Activity Book for Kids

February 10, 2021

Do you have little ones at home looking for something to do? Are you hearing the words, I’m bored?

The Richstone Family Center is now offering the 2021 Winter Activity Book: Mindfulness for Children!

This 12-page book features coloring pages, positive mantras, mindful puzzles, a healthy snack recipe, a neighborhood photo scavenger hunt and more.

The Activity Book is FREE for anyone to download – just fill out our form for your instant PDF. From there, you can print, staple and enjoy.

To download a free copy, visit https://mailchi.mp/richstonefamily/2021-winter-activity-book.

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VVA South Bay Chapter 53 Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

February 9, 2021

Vietnam Veterans of America South Bay Chapter 53 is proud to announce the Annual Scholarship Program for graduating high school students.

Since 1995 the VVA South Bay Chapter 53 has been awarding scholarships to graduating seniors from local South Bay area high schools. In addition to encouraging and supporting continued education, they are trying to heighten awareness of the Vietnam War, the men and women who served during that period, and the huge impact it has made on the United States, both then and now.

K9 Meredith’s Scavenger Hunt Clue

February 8, 2021

The Redondo Beach Police Department presents K9 Meredith’s Scavenger Hunt taking place from February 1 through February 28!

They’ve hidden painted rocks throughout the city. When you find one, take a photo of you with the painted rock and post it on Instagram, tag @K9Meredith or email the photo to sharon.rose@redondo.org to win a prize.

They will hide 5 to 6 rocks every Monday throughout February and will post clues on Instagram and Facebook to their location the same Monday.

Only one prize per rock and the winner will be contacted for delivery of the prize.

BCHD Seeks Applicants for Properties Committee Community Advisors

February 7, 2021

The Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Board of Directors is seeking qualified residents to serve on its Properties Committee as Community Advisors.

All Community Advisors have a direct impact on the health and wellness programs and services BCHD provides to the Beach Cities community. Meetings are generally held quarterly and scheduled for evenings. Community Advisors serve a two-year term.

The Properties Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibility for managing District properties. The Committee is responsible for policy advice to the Board on property assets; acquisition, development, leasing and disposition of District properties; lease negotiation oversight; and capital development plans

Beach Cities Health District & BeachLife Festival Launch B-Well

February 6, 2021

Preventive health agency Beach Cities Health District, in conjunction with BeachLife Festival, is launching B-Well, a three-month program offering mental health tools to increase happiness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign will feature celebrity and local luminary appearances, social media vignettes, livestream performances and community engagement.

Each week, B-Well will offer tips to help increase mental well-being and happiness, focused on a different theme each month. February will feature Gratitude, March will focus on Bravery and April will wrap up the program with Connection.

El Segundo Ed Super Bowl Squares for Schools 50/50 Contest

February 5, 2021

ARE YOU FEELING LUCKY?!?

Join the fun at this year’s El Segundo Ed Super Bowl Squares for Schools 50/50 Contest!

Add to the Super Bowl excitement with your chance to win prizes. 50% of the proceeds go to supporting local schools. The other 50% goes to 4 winners. The First, Second, and Third Quarter winners each take home $500 and the winner of the final score takes home $1,000.

Note – the payout amounts assume that 100 squares have been sold. If they have not all been sold, the amounts will adjust accordingly.

Neapolitan Foodie Dream Sweepstakes

February 2, 2021

Walk With Sally presents the Neapolitan Foodie Dream Sweepstakes!

Imagine the looks on your guests faces when a wood fired oven truck pulls up into your private outdoor party!

Enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to gather your friends and family to experience wood-fire goodness, compliments of Locale90. This Neapolitan eatery focuses on local produce and seasonal ingredients, and coupled with their one of a kind, portable wood-fired pizza oven and chef, the result is pure deliciousness!

City of Manhattan Beach Electric Bicycle Enforcement

January 29, 2021

Over the last several months, electric bikes (e-bikes) have become very popular throughout the South Bay and Manhattan Beach. With the popularity of these e-bikes, there have been some safety concerns and violations of the law. The Manhattan Beach Police Department and the City of Manhattan Beach have received several complaints, ranging from kids not wearing helmets to near collisions between pedestrians and e-bike riders.

During these difficult times, the City encourages residents to get out and exercise safely. You can help in this endeavor by educating yourselves and your children on the laws of electric bicycles in California as well as the related Manhattan Beach Municipal Codes. You can find these resources at https://www.citymb.info/ and https://www.peopleforbikes.org/.

BCHD COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities

January 28, 2021

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is looking for both medical and non-medical volunteers to assist with COVID-19 objectives.

Below is a description of the volunteer opportunities:

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS:
We are still in the process of working with our partners to implement this. We will need medical volunteers for administering vaccines, and non-medical volunteers, for a variety of roles such as traffic control, computer administration, etc. We request a commitment of at least one half-shift per week for at least 3-6 months.