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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.

Santa & Sleigh @ MB Farmers’ Market

December 18, 2018

Santa and his sleigh will be at the Manhattan Beach Farmers’ Market today, Tuesday, December 18 for those last minute requests from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Naughty or nice, bring the kiddos to the Manhattan Beach Farmers’ Market. Enjoy FREE hot cocoa right next to Santa courtesy of Shade Hotel. (Shade is angling for the ‘nice’ list.)

For additional information, visit the website at

The Farmers’ Market is located at Metlox Plaza behind Shade Hotel at 13th Street and Morningside Drive. Metered parking is available in the underground Metlox parking lot or in Lot 3 at Morningside and 12th Street.

Holiday Tamales To Go

December 17, 2018

Order your Holiday Tamales from Ortega 120 through December 31!

Tamales are available by the dozen. Choose from short rib, carnitas, pollo or queso jalapeno, with rojo verde or mole sauce. YUM!

Tamales are $30 for one dozen.

Call 310-792-4120 to place you order. Please allow 24 hours notice.

Ortega 120 is located at 1814 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Brent George @ Hey 19

December 15, 2018

Hey 19 Public House presents Brett George on Saturday, December 15 from 9 to midnight.

Get ready to rock with Brent George and his classic rock cover band! Enjoy live music, weekend specials, and craft cocktails!

Call (310) 378-8119 to make a reservation so you can eat, drink, dance.

For additional information, visit the website at

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


Leadership Torrance Now Accepting Applications

December 14, 2018

Leadership Torrance is a 6-month program that provides participants the opportunity to gain exposure to key community leaders and explore important community issues.

Participants will develop personal and professional leadership skills and learn how they can get more involved in their community.

Since 1980, Leadership Torrance has been the premier leadership training program of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. Alumni have gone on to become CEOs, Elected Officials, Board Members and respected community leaders.

Kid Kit Program

December 13, 2018

The Manhattan Beach Police Department and the Beryl Heights Elementary School Girl Scout Troop 2205 have partnered to bring the Kid Kit program to Manhattan Beach.

Kid Kits were created by Girl Scout Troop 2205 to bring a little comfort to children facing stressful situations. Kid Kits will be placed in Manhattan Beach Police Department patrol vehicles and will be used when police officers respond to calls involving children that may be traumatized by certain incidents. Kid Kits contain items for children of all ages. Officers will offer items from the Kid Kits to children to help soothe and occupy them.

Adopt a Goat!

December 12, 2018

Support the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy by adopting a goat!

Every year, a herd of goats is brought in to naturally mitigate invasive plant species – and they leave behind that all-important natural fertilizer!

A herd of goats can clear one acre of land per day. You can help cover the cost of one goat with a $100 gift for one day or $500 for one week. Donors to the Adopt-a-Goat program will be invited to an exclusive photo session with the goats in the spring. If you are donating in honor or in memory of someone, please be sure to provide the appropriate name and mailing address (not an email address) so an acknowledgement card can be sent.

Gentle Yoga @ The RB Main Library

December 11, 2018

The Redondo Beach Public Library presents Gentle Yoga tonight, tuesday, December 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Teri Thompson, a certified Yoga Teacher, and some of her students, will demonstrate how to modify yoga poses for unique body issues. Learn the many benefits of gently yoga and how it may help you.

This program is free and open to the public, no registration is required. You can participate or just watch. If you want to participate, wear comfortable clothing and bring a beach towel or yoga mat.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Switzer’s South Bay Women of the Year

December 10, 2018

The Switzer Learning Center is now accepting nominations for the annual South Bay Women of the Year.

Think of a woman who is truly a shining star. Someone who has made a difference in our community or helped changed some aspect of the South Bay.

They will honor four women who have made a significant contribution to the South Bay through their work in the community, in areas such as education, business, healthcare, services to at-risk youth, special needs children and young adults, volunteerism and other fields, or a young woman who has shown a commitment to making a difference in the future.

Free Holiday Pet Portrait Party & Open House

December 9, 2018

Peninsula Center Pet Hospital will host a FREE Holiday Pet Portrait Party & Open House on Sunday, December 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The event features complimentary holiday pet photos, holiday treats, and a chance to meet the veterinarians and staff of Peninsula Center Pet Hospital and tour the facility. Sponsored by Weber Accetta Real Estate Group and Peninsula Center Pet Hospital as part of their continued community outreach Neighborhood Spotlight.

For additional information, visit the website at

Peninsula Center Pet Hospital is located at 728 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

Last Boil of the Year!

December 7, 2018

Ragin Cajun is cooking up the final Crab & Shrimp Boil of the year today and tomorrow!

Get your fill of snow crab, king crab, Dungeness crab, soft shell crab, Louisiana blue crab, tons of shrimp and more, including the entire regular menu.

Bring your Friends, bring your family and get messy…. because messy food is the best kind!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

For additional information, visit the website at

Ragin Cajun is located at 525 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA.

Lomita C.E.R.T Class Offered in January

December 6, 2018

The City of Lomita, along with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, will be hosting a three day CERT Course on January 12, 19, and 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Following a major disaster, fire and rescue resources may be unable to immediately respond to all those in need. In such a crisis, it will be neighbors assisting neighbors until emergency response personnel can arrive. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training provides residents with the skills and tools necessary to take care of themselves, their families, neighbors, and coworkers in the event of a disaster.

Tasting & Trivia @ Smog City Brewing

December 4, 2018

Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach will host Tasting & Trivia tonight, Tuesday, December 4 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Smog City Brewing.

Get ready for Tasting and Trivia 3.0! Bring your friends and compete in Trivia games. Ticket includes tasting, taco cart, games and a raffle ticket. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. It’ll be loads of fun!

Tickets are $30.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at

Smog City Brewing is located at 1901 Del Amo Blvd, Suite B, Torrance, CA 90501.