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The Spicy Spooky Cheeto Pizza @ Mickey’s Deli

October 16, 2018

This Halloween, sink your fangs into one of the creepiest pies that you’ll ever see. Mickey’s Deli is known for creating bizarre and unusual food items throughout the month of October. Last year, the massive 20” inch pizza slice and this year, they’ve decided to create an item unlike they have ever done before. With the popularity of the eerie Halloween food trend combined with the popularity of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Mickey’s deemed it fitting to be the first pizzeria to combine the two. The result, The Spicy Spooky Cheeto Pizza.

Don’t be fooled by it’s burnt like appearance upon first glance, the pizza is actually very tasty. The black hue is created by kneading activated charcoal into their fresh homemade dough. But don’t worry, in terms of flavor, activated charcoal doesn’t have much. Next, two types of cheese are added. Mickey’s first pizza to have multiple kinds of cheese’s! The Mozzarella provides a creamy mild taste while the cheddar gives the pizza a balance of flavor and sharpness. To top it off, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are baked on top adding a bit of spice to every bite while perfectly complimenting the various flavors.

This Spicy Spooky Cheeto Pizza only comes in a size large and will be served throughout the month of October. Make sure to stop by to get your “instagramable” food post before the month ends. Eat at your own risk!

Mickey’s Deli is located at 101 Hermosa Avenue in Hermosa Beach.


Surfing Mosaic Mural

October 15, 2018

This is your chance to be a part of Redondo Beach history!

Friends of Redondo Beach Arts are creating a surfing mosaic mural to be installed at the Redondo Beach Civic Center. It will be located along the Police Department entrance wall and visible from Pacific Coast Highway. The mural has been designed by Debbie Collette and Patti Linnett of dp mosaics and depicts silhouettes of surfers as they survey a large ocean wave cresting at sunset.

The project has the approval and support of the Redondo Beach Public Art Commission and has been endorsed by the RB Police Chief, the RB Mayor, the RB City Manager, the RB Public Works Director, and California Assembly Member Muratsuchi. In addition, this effort is in perfect timing with California Governor Jerry Brown’s passing of the Assembly Bill AB1782, making surfing the official state sport. Take this opportunity to support this beautiful project by purchasing a sponsorship brick. The mural is scheduled for completion Spring of 2019.

This is an incredible opportunity to have your name, business, or commemorative inscription prominently displayed at the RB Civic Center, next to the Police Department entrance. There are only 100 bricks available (2 lines, 20 characters each) for $200 each. Make your tax deductible donation today and help beautify the city by purchasing a brick to be installed next to the mural.

Donations can be made directly at http://www.friendsredondobeacharts.org or make your check payable to: Friends of the Redondo Beach Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID #26-4319304 and mail to: Friends of the Redondo Beach Arts President, 628 South Irena Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.


Second Sundays at Two with Pianist Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro

October 14, 2018

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church presents Second Sundays at Two featuring Pianist Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro today, Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Portugal’s foremost pianist, Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro is considered a “poet of the piano”. His musical interpretations are highly appreciated by music critics and the public. Playing the whole spectrum of the piano repertoire, Steinway Artist Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro has premiered works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Marcelo Nisinman, Eurico Carrapatoso, and Sofia Gubaidulina. As a concerto soloist, he is frequently invited by leading European orchestras.

At-the-door contributions (100% are for the artists!) ensures the success of the series.

For additional information, visit the website at http://rhumc.org/concerts-at-rolling-hills/.

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church is located at 26438 Crenshaw Boulevard in Rolling Hills Estates at the NE corner of Crenshaw and Palos Verdes Drive North.

Pianist Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro

Brett George @ Hey 19 Public House

October 13, 2018

Hey 19 Public House presents Brett George on Saturday, October 13 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 http://www.hey19publichouse.com/.

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


Kendra Scott Give Back Night

October 12, 2018

Head to The Point for the Kendra Scott Give Back Night tonight, Friday, October 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Join FTK to celebrate the launch of Kendra Scott’s winter line with 20% of all sales donated back to Walk With Sally.

Stop in for a light bite, a drink or two, and of course, shopping! This is not just for the ladies. Get a head start on your holiday shopping, gentlemen!

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the website at https://donate.walkwithsally.org/event/ftk-kendra-scott-giveback-2018/e201099.

Kendra Scott is located at 830 South Sepulveda Boulevard, #114, El Segundo, CA 90245.


2018 South Bay’s Got Talent Winners

October 11, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 South Bay’s Got Talent winners! They knocked it out of the park, wowing the judges and audience!

1st Place: Chelsea Snow (Opera soloist, age 13)
2nd Place: Jewel Chang (“Best Part” with guitar, age 10)
3rd Place: MaKenzie Smalling (Original song with guitar, age 13)
Judges’ Favorite: Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja (“You’re Gonna Love Me”, age 6)

From left to right, Chelsea Snow (1st), Jewel Chang (2nd), MaKenzie Smalling (3rd), and Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja (Judges’ Favorite)!


SBBWA Membership Drive

October 10, 2018

The South Bay Business Women’s Association (SBBWA) is a group of dedicated women who gather to raise money for worthy cause scholarships for local, deserving women. In the process they build camaraderie through friendship and networking. They meet twice a month for laughter, learning and fundraising. These efforts culminate at the annual South Bay Women’s Conference where they unite for a day of education and inspiration as they award scholarships. Ultimately, SBBWA is a fun and rewarding way to get involved in the South Bay community.

SBBWA Membership Benefits Include:

• Feel empowered by giving back through the South Bay Women’s Conference
• Build personal & business connections with like-minded people
• Experience motivational & educational speakers at our dinners & Conference
• Have fun being part of a service-minded & purpose-driven group of women
• Enjoy a supportive environment of respect, laughter & learning
• Develop meaningful relationships at our monthly mixers & dinners

The SBBWA is looking for enthusiastic and engaged new members. Complete an application today and attend five mixers for FREE! Deadline is November 30.

To apply, visit the website at https://www.sbbwa.com/membership/membership-application.


Giving Tuesday @ Bettolino Kitchen

October 9, 2018

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, every Tuesday in October, Bettolino Kitchen will split the profits from the day with Providence Little Company of Mary.

Use your powers for good while enjoying a great meal! FYI, my husband and I ate dinner there recently and the food is PHENOMENAL. Should you need a good excuse to dine out on a Tuesday, this is it.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.bettolinokitchen.com/.

Bettolino Kitchen is located at 211 Palos Verdes Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.


A Little Manhattan Beach History….

October 8, 2018

A while back I came across this video by Civic Couch. It features past and current Manhattan Beach City Council Member Steve Napolitano and Brad Jacobsen discussing the iconic Robbie Hutas photo taken at the 1976 Manhattan Open.

I’m a history buff (if you haven’t figured that out yet) and enjoy discovering these local nuggets. I thought you might, too. Brad Jacobson kindly gave me permission to share it with you.

Several years ago I went to a Robbie Hutas photo exhibit at the old Cannery Row gallery and spent about an hour speaking with him. He’s been taking photographs since the 1940s and, as Steve mentions, has quite a photography collection documenting life in the South Bay.

Call for Artists

October 7, 2018

The City of Manhattan Beach has put out a Call for Artists to submit their work for the new utility box beautification program.

The city plans to transform 41 utility boxes into public art. The first phase will include 12 of the boxes with the first round of submissions due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 12.

Each chosen artist will receive a payment of $500.

For additional information and submissions, visit the website at http://www.city.mb.info.


Super Service Center Children’s Space at the ADM

October 6, 2018

The Automobile Driving Museum needs your help reaching their goal to bring the Super Service Center Children’s Space to the museum.

This innovative, interactive children’s exhibit will engage the next generation in automotive technology by sparking their interest now and with your help they can offer a safe space for them to grow and learn while visiting the museum.

Children will have fun sorting, matching and problem solving as they select tools, replace parts and fill work orders. Working with other mechanics encourages positive social skills, and the exhibit’s activities will help enhance fine and gross motor skills.

Little mechanics can step into a pretend auto shop equipped with all the tools they need to perform maintenance on a kid-sized car mounted on a lift. The exhibit’s hands-on activities encourage cooperative play and stimulate the development of fundamental skills in young children.

They hope to have this permanent exhibit live by first quarter 2019!

For additional information and to make a donation, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/childrens-zone-fundraiser/.


El Segundo Citizen of the Year Nominations Now Being Accepted

October 5, 2018

The El Segundo Chamber is currently accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 El Segundo Citizen of the Year.

There are no specific requirements for being selected other than the winner must be a resident of El Segundo and has made a positive impact on the community.
(See application for additional information.) The winner will be announced at a Chamber event in November.

Citizen of the Year nomination forms are available at the El Segundo Chamber of Commerce located at 427 Main Street and at Industrial Lock & Security located at 401 Main Street. The application is also posted on the El Segundo Chamber Facebook page and on the El Segundo Chamber’s website at http://www.elsegundochamber.com. It is also is downloadable at http://files.constantcontact.com/cf2e37f6001/530277ed-db63-41d1-af56-bfa183359817.pdf.

If you would like an application emailed to you, please make contact via email at info@elsegundochamber.org.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on October 22, 2018.

For additional information, contact the El Segundo Chamber of Commerce at (310) 322-1220.


Local Author Book Signing Events

October 4, 2018

Local author Roseanney Liu will be signing books and giving a talk about three of the “secrets” to tap into your badassery and unleash that inner confidence, based on her book Badassery 101: Ten Secrets to be the Confident Boss of Your Life.

The first event is tonight, Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 at Barnes & Noble in Manhattan Beach.

The next one is scheduled for Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Torrance.

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/writeonroseanney/.


MBPD Pink Patch Project

October 3, 2018

The Manhattan Beach Police Department is participating in the Pink Patch Project which is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and over 300 public safety agencies throughout the nation. This project is designed to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the fight against this disease.

During the month of October, employees of the Manhattan Beach Police Department will be demonstrating their support of breast cancer awareness by wearing pink shoulder patches on their uniforms. The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation within the community and to raise public awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

Pink Patch t-shirts and challenge coins will be for sale starting Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the MBPD front desk, 420 15th Street, Manhattan Beach. T-shirts and challenge coins will be $20 each (cash only). You can also visit the MBPD booth at the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair, Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7, 2018, to purchase t-shirts and challenge coins. All proceeds will be donated to the Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach to make breast cancer comfort bags for individuals battling breast cancer in the South Bay.

For more information about the Pink Patch Project, visit the website at http://www.pinkpatchproject.com.



Saint Rocke/HB Council Go Separate Ways on Beach Concerts

October 2, 2018

I just came across this yesterday on the Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts Facebook page. These concerts have become a beloved community tradition, and as stated below, THE marquee music event in the South Bay. I’m so disappointed, furious really, to learn how the city has treated Saint Rocke. An RFP, really??? What happened to keeping it LOCAL???

Here is the full story.
Thank you Hermosa for the last decade.
What a long strange trip it’s been.

Saint Rocke was asked by Steve Burrell 10 years ago to help produce the concerts after City Employees failed producing them on multiple levels (remember Rebelution?). The City couldn’t pay us, but we didn’t care! We wanted music on the beach to stay alive – which is the mission of Saint Rocke.

So for the last decade, our team has spent 45 sundays in August on the beach, for 12 hours a day, to make these concerts happen. Every year we’ve improved the experience while keeping it local & authentic: better sound system, better stage, video screens, better ADA access, more quality acts, the list goes on. We actually lost money doing this the first few years until we got local business leaders like Shannon Doiron, Mike Lacarguy Sullivan, and Michael Greenberg to trust us and help fund these shows, getting us into the black in order to pay our team. We’ve worked like hell to create value by making the stages professional, creating digital media & content, setting up artist meet’n’greets, having kid’s band contests, and much more. We’ve done our job, and hopefully you’d agree: we’ve been a good partner. These concerts have become THE marquee music event in the South Bay annually.

But like you, we can’t continue to work for FREE after 10 years of no production fee. My staff has families now, and I have a wife & daughter. We asked the City a few years ago to consider subsidizing the concerts or give us some opportunity to offset the costs (Jazz fest instead of Fiesta!), like every other City in California does, but at the time Nanette Barragán was busy exploiting Hermosa Beach like a lily pad, and she grandstanded me in public. Confused, I decided to put my head down and continue producing, hoping that the next round of City Council would be individuals that had lived here and understood the dynamic of the South Bay, and just how valuable (and rare) good partnerships are these days.

I was wrong. I asked the City Council this year to reconsider in March, and after stalling me until after the concerts and a pseudo subcommittee formation (with no meetings), two Councilmembers have decided that the concerts should go out to RFP. Yes, I’m disappointed, but more than that — I want the Community to know this so if/when the Concerts fail or come back not as good as they once were, Saint Rocke is not held responsible. After 20 years in Hermosa Beach, I can’t help being discouraged by the current Council and what seems to be their representation of a few, not the whole. Hermosa is supposed to be an artsy, funky, music & culture-rich town… and now the Council makes you pull a permit to have an acoustic guitarist come play at a business. Jeff Duclos thank you — you’ve supported me and you’re the only native on the Council — means alot.

Saint Rocke will not be answering the RFP, as I believe it’s a slap in the face to a partner after our decade of gratis work. But let me be clear, I hope someone comes forward and picks up the torch. I want the concerts to continue, as we are losing more music & art everyday. But it can’t be us anymore. I believe in paying people for their work, and if I’m not working, I’ll be out there in the crowd with a picnic basket and my family hanging with all of you.

You should know — Concert producers don’t work for free. By the time the City figures out how to write an RFP for this (or hires a consultant!), and the process goes full circle, you might just end up with no concerts. So stay on top of your Council!! And lastly, we’ve been blessed to have partnered with the City of Redondo to deliver more live music in the South Bay and will be launching the BeachLife Music Festival in May 2019. Hopefully we’ll see you there and thanks for the memories everyone. Thank you Jeff Duclos, Carolyn Petty, Sam Edgerton, Art Yoon, Michael J Divirgilio & Associates, Kit Bobko, Peter Tucker, and to the others in the City that have supported us.

Thanks also to all the bands. Everclear, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, English Beat, Sashamon, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers, Pine Mountain Logs, Trevor Hall, Tyrone Wells, Chris Pierce, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Mother Hips, Hellogoodbye, Nikka Costa, ZZ Ward, Anuhea, The Aggrolites, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Pato Banton, Brett Dennen, Young Dubliners, Robby Krieger, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Cubensis- Grateful Dead Music Experience, and everyone else that I couldn’t name here.

Adam Spriggs, Nate Simpkins, Katie Henley, Colleen Sanford, Alison Clay-Duboff — you all made it happen.

Need a Loan? Visit Our New Advertiser, Henry Munoz!

October 1, 2018

Our advertisers make it possible for this website to keep you up to date with local events, so it’s important for you to patronize these businesses!

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For additional information, call 310-975-9739 or visit the website at https://reversemortgage-hecm.com/.

South Bay Equity is located at 215 Avenue I, Suite 104, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.


Last Chance to Experience GPS Tours for FREE

September 30, 2018

LISTEN UP! If you haven’t done this tour yet, now’s the time because today is the last day to download the Hermosa Beach Tour for FREE!

Discover how Hermosa Beach became a mecca for trailblazing music for more than 75 years. Walk with Joe Nolte, “The Godfather of South-Bay Punk” on a musical journey through time.

Along the way, Joe will introduce you to musicians who played here and local fans whose lives were changed by the experience. Music is the thread that connects one generation to the next, but this thoughtful and intimate story is about more than music. It’s about change, the rebellious spirit of youth, finding your tribe, growing older and what we leave behind. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or you’ve lived in Hermosa your whole life, you’ll discover hidden gems, hear untold stories, and better appreciate what truly makes Hermosa, Hermosa.

1) Download the app (Experience GPS Tours) at https://experiencegpstours.com
2) Open the app, select and download The Hermosa Tour
3) Grab your earbuds, head to the base of the pier, and have fun!

For additional information, visit the website at https://experiencegpstours.com/#!/up.

Cielo After Dark

September 29, 2018

Head to Terranea Resort tonight for Cielo After Dark starting at 8 p.m.

Visitors are invited to gather under the stars at the ocean’s edge at the exclusive ultra-lounge. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, dancing, and VIP bottle service.

Featured DJs include
• DJ Jim Sullivan
• DJ Sahara
• DJ Benofficial
• DJ Rigel Garman
• Purim
• Vox
• Lauren Pappas

Must be 21+. $10 entry charge for resort guests and $20 charge for non-resort guest.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.terranea.com/

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.


Turf Removal Rebates

September 28, 2018

West Basin is offering free classes for District residents and business owners to learn how to take advantage of the Metropolitan Water District’s new rebate program. The new Landscape Transformation Program can provide a rebate of $1 per square foot of turf up to $1,500 for homes and $10,000 for businesses. Two classes will take place in the South Bay in the coming months:

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. South Bay Adult School, 3401 Inglewood Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Center Street Elementary School, El Segundo, CA 90245.

For additional information and to register visit the Website at http://www.westbasin.org/landscapetransformation.


BCHD Appoints Students to Youth Advisory Council

September 27, 2018

Nearly 50 students (grades 8-12) from Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach schools were appointed to Beach Cities Health District’s Youth Advisory Council.

Throughout the school year, the council will meet regularly to offer recommendations and develop programming around mental health and substance use issues impacting Beach Cities youth.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org.

BCHD Youth Advisory Council