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South Bay by COVID-19 Website Announcement

March 15, 2020

For the last nine years, South Bay by has kept the community informed of all the incredible leisure activities and special events taking place in our seaside bubble.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re temporarily switching gears to act as a clearing house for hyper-local news. We’re receiving COVID-19 updates and information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting announcements to the Daily Blog page as we receive them.

Help R6 Distillery Make Hand Sanitizer!


There have been numerous requests from fire fighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, and hospitals requesting assistance with the production of hand sanitizer.

R6 Distillery has launched a GoFundMe page to help with an initiative directed toward EMS and first responders in the LA area. In order to do so, R6 needs to spend a significant amount of capital to bring in the raw material to provide such relief.

They are receiving dozens of calls and emails daily, and their top priority remains police, fire, government agencies, and hospitals requesting support for this specific need.

Free Virtual Exercise Classes with the Center for Health & Fitness


Looking to stay active and healthy from the comfort of your home?

Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness is now offering FREE, on demand Virtual Exercise Classes for the foreseeable future via Zoom. For on demand classes, visit the You Tube page at

They also offer Live Virtual Classes with unlimited access to all live classes for $22 a month. To register, visit

To learn how to join a virtual group exercise class, visit

Torrance Art Museum Online Projects


The Torrance Art Museum doors may be closed to the public at the moment, but they’re busy with several special online projects on the website and social media to keep you entertained, educated and engaged in the weeks ahead.

Open-sourced content to keep the community engaged through this period – a new online project for friends and supporters that will introduce 7 artists per week for the original run of the Spring Exhibitions from April 4 – May 16. The first 7 choices are already online – with 7 more appearing every Saturday around noon.
To submit your work or recommend a friend for future choices send materials to with the subject line Hobson’s Choice and your name.

Join the TAM Staff as they share personal essays exploring artists and works of art that inspired and/or influenced their own lives. It’s a fun and informative journey we know you’ll enjoy.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop

June 2, 2020

Beach Cities Health District will host a Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop starting Tuesday, June 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

An evidence-based, six-week program for family caregivers who are currently involved with providing care to children or adults with chronic conditions held in partnership with Beach Cities Health District and OPICA (Optimistic People In a Caring Atmosphere).

In six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to:

Reduce personal stress
Communicate needs to family members and healthcare or service providers
Communicate more effectively in challenging situations
Deal with difficult emotions
Make tough caregiving decisions
Next Session: Tuesdays, starting June 2 (new postponed date) at 1 p.m.

Town Hall with Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi

June 2, 2020

The South Bay community is encouraged to attend an Employment Assistance Town Hall with Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi on Tuesday, June 2 at 4 p.m. via Facebook

Are you one of the many workers laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic? Have questions about filing for unemployment or other work-related issues? Ken Gomez from the Employment Development Department, and Jan Vogel from the South Bay Workforce Investment Board will be answering your questions and giving an update on what help is available for unemployment and finding a new job.

The Town Hall will be hosted on Al’s Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account to view the Town Hall. To submit a question to be asked during the Town Hall, please visit his website and submit your question by May 31st at noon.

Re-Open with Confidence

June 3, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the zoominar Re-Open with Confidence on Wednesday, June 3 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.

A panel of experts will cover re-opening protocols relevant employee law and best practices to re-open your business with confidence.

All businesses are invited to join this important conversation.

This event is FREE to attend!

You will receive the Zoom link after registration.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at

Virtual Reading Program with Author Seth Fishman

June 3, 2020

In a Virtual Reading Program scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., students will view a fun and engaging video reading of The Ocean In Your Bathtub.

Award-winning children’s book author Seth Fishman, {pages} a bookstore, and the Oceanographic Teaching Station, Inc.’s Roundhouse partner together to bring ocean science programming to K-4 students who are at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students will also have a chance to meet Seth Fishman and Roundhouse Aquarium Scientist, Marissa Wu, who will answer questions live.

BCHD Virtual Mindfulness Drop In

June 3, 2020

Beach Cities Health District hosts a Virtual Mindfulness Drop-In the first Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques.The monthly sessions will be led by trained Beach Cities Health District staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required.

The sessions will be led by trained staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required. Register online at

Schedule: May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2

SBBWA Virtual Scholarship Awards Dinner

June 3, 2020

The South Bay Business Women’s Association will host a Virtual Scholarship Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.

This is the most exciting event of the year, celebrating this year’s scholarship winners!

Meet and hear from these incredible local women! Also, why not order your dinner from HT Grill? Let’s support our monthly dinner venue even if we can’t be there together. Click here to order from HT Grill.

This event is FREE to attend. Zoom link will be sent to you after registration.

Virtual Comedy Night @ Common Space Brewery

June 3, 2020

Dave Williamson presents a Virtual Comedy Night at Common Space Brewery on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:40 p.m.

Hosted by Dave Williamson and Sean McBride, the evening features comedy by Forrest Shaw, Morgan Jay and Craig Wilson.

DJ Don D kicks off the evening at 7:40, followed by the show at 8 p.m.

This show is FREE to attend! Once registerd, you’ll receive a Zoom link.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at

Lunch & Learn

June 5, 2020

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce presents the monthly Lunch & Learn on Friday, June 5 at 11:30 via Zoom.

Representatives from Harmony 3 Productions will discuss creating content for social media.

Grab lunch at your favorite Gundo To Go restaurant prior to joining the Zoom meeting. For a list of restaurants, visit for a list of restaurants!

To register for this free webinar, email the El Segundo Chamber at with the subject line: Register for June 5 Webinar.

Link to the Zoom webinar will be emailed directly to you.

Virtual World Ocean’s Day Celebration

June 8, 2020

The Oceanographic Teaching Stations Inc.’s (OTS) Roundhouse Aquarium will be holding a celebration for World Oceans Day to be presented virtually on the aquarium’s Facebook page on June 8 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Roundhouse will be posting educational, interactive, and fun posts every hour, on the hour in honor of World Oceans Day. During this all day, virtual event, viewers will learn about some of the animals in the aquarium and how we’re all connected to the ocean, and watch amazing footage from the Manhattan Beach pier.

Additionally, there will be some ocean themed crafts and activities to do at home, exploring and teaching ocean science to people of all ages.

“The ocean plays a major role in everyone’s lives and what humans do greatly impacts it. That is the lesson that World Oceans Day aims to teach and to celebrate and honor what connects us all: the ocean,” said Grace Adams, executive director of the Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc.

Business Liability Concerns Panel Discussions

June 9, 2020

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will host Business Liability Concerns During Covid-19: A Virtual Panel Discussion on Tuesday, June 9 from 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom.

The event features panelists:
Mistee Ruiz, Facio – Your People Solution
Karl Schmidt, Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’Hara & Samuelian, APC
Mark Applegate, Mark E. Applegate Insurance Agency, Inc.
Mark Wilbur, Employer’s Group & EverythingHR

Register in advance for this meeting at

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Virtual Blue Zones Social Hour

June 9, 2020

Beach Cities Health District will host a Virtual Blue Zones Social Hour on Tuesday, June 9 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Enjoy good company and practice some of Blue Zones Project’s Power 9 Principles of Longevity, including Down Shift and Right Tribe. This event will feature Shirrell Edey from Chefs for Seniors and L.O.V.E. Premier Catering & Event Planning.

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month.

This event is FREE to attend! Once registered, you’ll receive the event link.

For additional information and registration, visit the BCHD website at