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Free StubHub Tix for MB Chamber Members

February 23, 2018

StubHub Center is offering two complimentary tickets to the L.A. Galaxy season opener to Manhattan Beach Chamber Members while supplies last!

The L.A. Galaxy will play the Portland Timbers in the first game of the season on Sunday, March 4 at 7 p.m. These tix will go fast!

To claim your tickets, visit the website at https://lagalaxy.formstack.com/forms/tasteofcarson.


Live Jammin’ @ Shade RB

February 22, 2018

Shade Redondo Beach now hosts Live Jammin’ every Thursday and Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. at Sea Level Restaurant and Lounge.

Stop by for sweeping marina views, tasty bites, crafty cocktails and live music!

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/shadehotelRB1/.

Shade Hotel is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA.


City of Lomita Spring Newsletter and Recreation Guide

February 21, 2018

The City of Lomita Spring Newsletter and Recreation Guide is now available online at http://en.calameo.com/read/002143407ee2a5f0d8bfd


El Segundo Website Redesign Survey

February 20, 2018

The City of El Segundo is conducting a survey as part of their research for the City of El Segundo Website Redesign Project.

As a business and community member, your perspective and experiences will provide valuable insights. The survey should take about 15 minutes and is very informal. Your responses will be confidential.

There is no compensation for participating in this survey; however, your participation will be a valuable addition to the City of El Segundo research.

If you are willing to participate, please select a link below to begin.

Community Resident: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YF7FT9M

Business Owner/Operator: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YN5YSWD

The survey will remain open until February 26th – 12am PT.


Public Forums for Torrance Mayoral & City Council Candidates

February 19, 2018

Courtesy of the Daily Breeze…..

Seven public forums have been scheduled in Torrance for Mayoral and City Council candidates, who can begin filing nomination papers on Tuesday. Three City Council seats and the mayor’s post will be decided in the June 5 municipal election, which coincides with the primary for state lawmakers.

The public forums are spread over the course of three months — late March through May — and all are free except one sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce, which is the first scheduled and the only one not set to be held in the evening. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

Here’s a list of the scheduled forums open to the public:

-March 29: 7:30-10 a.m., George Nakano Theatre, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive. Sponsored by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce.
-April 4: 6-9 p.m., South High School cafeteria, 4801 Pacific Coast Highway. Sponsored by the Riviera Seaside neighborhood and Southwood Riviera homeowners association.
-April 5: 7-9 p.m., Toyota Meeting Hall, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive. Before and after the forum, which is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, 30-minute meet-and-greets are scheduled with each candidate.
-April 12: 7-9 p.m., North High School library. Sponsored by the North Torrance HOA.
-April 16: 6-9 p.m., Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd. Sponsored by the Torrance Performing Arts Consortium.
-April 25: 7-9 p.m., Bartlett Senior Citizen Center, 1318 Cravens Ave. Sponsored by the Old Torrance Neighborhood Association.
-May 10: 7-9 p.m. at a location to be determined. Sponsored by the North Torrance Alliance

Additional information about the election can be found at http://www.TorranceVotes.org.


Leadership Redondo Beach Lights the Way

February 18, 2018

I received this letter from the LRB CLass of 2017…..

The Leadership Redondo Class of 2017 is organizing a “quality of life project” with the purpose of enhancing our city’s infrastructure and we want you to be a part of this celebratory undertaking. We call our project “Leadership Lighting the Way.”

We are asking for your financial support to assist the Leadership Redondo Class of 2017 gift to Redondo Beach new solar lighting on the North Redondo Beach Bikeway and pedestrian path. The antiquated lights currently in place are dilapidated, inefficient, and unsightly. Improving the current lighting will enhance the path and promote a healthy beach lifestyle in an environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing manner. This new solar lighting will be a great addition to the city’s planned improvements for the Bikeway and Artesia Boulevard.

Leadership Redondo is an annual program affiliated with the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the class of 2017 is comprised of Redondo Beach residents, business owners, health professionals, city employees, and merchants. Throughout 2017, we volunteered our time to travel throughout Redondo Beach, visiting our tremendous police and fire departments, city planners/engineers, schools, Beach Cities Health District, major industrial partners, and to the fine folks who represent us at City Hall to gain a unique perspective about ways to make Redondo Beach an even better city for us all.

Please help us spread the word to friends and neighbors who want to be a part of something bigger! Your generosity goes a long way to improving Redondo Beach and your tax-deductible donation will help our city continue to be a healthy, fun, and conscientious city. Please visit our website at http://www.leadershiplightingtheway.com to see the new solar lights that will replace the current dilapidated lighting and learn more about this project. You can make a tax-deductible donation to this fantastic project on our website or mail a donation payable to:

Redondo Beach Chamber Community Foundation
Attn: Amber Corral, Leadership Redondo 2017
119 West Torrance Boulevard, Suite 2
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

We hope you join us on this journey and with your help; together we will inspire many generations to come. Thank you for your support!


Rob Rubens Rebranding

February 17, 2018

FYI…. Rob Rubens Distilling & Brewing has recently rebranded as R6 Distillery.

R6 Distillery is a Southern California distillery, crafting handmade spirits and whiskey with an onsite speakeasy tasting room. The rebrand is to show their commitment and dedication to the art of locally made spirits, rather than spirits and beer.

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/r6distillery/.

R6 Distillery is located at 909 E El Segundo Boulevard, El Segundo, CA.

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Fish Fridays @ Ocean Market Grill

February 16, 2018

Today is the first Friday of Lent…… and you know what that means – no meat on Friday!

Ocean Market Grill in Torrance is offering irresistible seafood dishes and deals for Angelenos observing Fish Fridays this Lentan season. Mention “Fish Friday” to the cashier and receive a FREE appetizer OR kid’s meal with the purchase of an entree.

Featured entrees include Lobster Grilled Cheese (lobster, melted mascarpone and provolone cheese, arugula pesto); Tacos (fish of choice, cabbage, poblano crema, pickled onions, salsa, cotija cheese); Po’Boy Sandwich )choice of fish, pickled red onions, OMG slaw, roma tomatoes, creole remoulade, ciabatta roll); Salmon Caesar Salad (romaine lettuce, grated parmesan, roasted croutons, caesar dressing); and OMG Fries (french fries topped with clam chowder).

This offer is good all day, every Friday, through March 23

For additional information, visit the website at http://oceanmarketgrill.com/.

Ocean Market Grill is located at 21209 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite B, Torrance, CA 90503.

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Torrance PD High Visibility Enforcement

February 15, 2018

Today, Thursday, February 15, the Torrance Police Department will conduct their third High Visibility Enforcement operation at the intersections of Prairie Avenue and Redondo Beach Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard and Artesia Boulevard.

Traffic sign boards reminding drivers to obey traffic laws will be placed at both intersections. Several motor officers will also be present to devote the majority of their time to educating the community. Officials will be focusing on JAYWALKING, a primary concern for injury collisions in those areas.

On Friday, February 9, 2018, an HVE operation was conducted at Sepulveda Boulevard and Hawthorne Boulevard between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. The majority of the violations centered around IMPROPER CELLPHONE USAGE and DISREGARDING STOP SIGNS.

Next week, the Torrance Police Department will participate in a multi-jurisdictional task force to address traffic concerns throughout the city. Primary focus will be on drivers who conduct unsafe lane changes and drivers who “lane straddle.”

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Blazing Dueling Pianos Valentines Day Sing-A-Long

February 14, 2018

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Saint Rocke with Blazing Dueling Pianos Sing-A-Long at 8 p.m.

Blazing Pianos is a dueling piano show featuring Scott Doyle and Tim Butterworth. It’s an interactive sing-along, rocking show. You’ll laugh, shout out lyrics, drink and get up and boogie. There’s no other show in the South Bay like it.

Tickets are $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Attendees must be 21 and over.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.saintrocke.com/event/1642949-blazing-dueling-pianos-hermosa-beach/.

Saint Rocke is located at 142 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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Social Hour @ Roman Aroma

February 13, 2018

Roman Aroma will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour tonight, Tuesday, February 13 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal…and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery-scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends during Social Hour.

Attendees will enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5.

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at various venues throughout the South Bay. No registration is required, just show up!

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

Roman Aroma is located at 901 North Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach.


Absolution Brewing New Hours

February 12, 2018

It’s official – Absolution Brewing is now open 7 days a week! The new tap room hours are as follows:

MON: 5:00 to 9:00 (New Hours!)
TUE: 5:00 to 9:00 (New Hours!)
WED: 4:00 to 9:00
THR: 4:00 to 9:00
FRI: 2:00 to 10:00
SAT: 11:00 to 10:00
SUN: 12:00 to 8:00

Absolution also has a new loyalty program. Every dollar spent in the tap room now earns you one point. After 50 points, you earn $5 off your next purchase. Sign up is easy – next time you’re in the taproom, you’ll have the option to join after you close your tab.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.absolutionbrewingcompany.com.

Absolution Brewing is located at 2878 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

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Digital Story Telling Workshop

February 11, 2018

Do you have a good story to tell for the California Listens project? If so, apply online by March 30 to be one of fifteen participants in a two-day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Digital Storytelling Workshop on April 12 and April 13 at the Redondo Beach Main Library.

The StoryCenter workshop will cover how to make a great video story, how to write a narration script and record it, how to prepare a visual treatment for your story, and the basics of video editing in WeVideo. The stories will be shared in a presentation this fall at the library and will become part of a state archive of stories about what it means to be Californian. Apply today and add your voice to California history!

The program is free but you must apply by March 30 and be accepted to attend. To apply, visit the website at https://www.storycenter.org/redondobeach.


Tickets on Sale Now for PV Concours

February 10, 2018

Tickets have just gone on sale for the 2018 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance taking place on Sunday September 30.

It was such a huge success last year, the event will be held at Zamperini Field again this year with planes featured alongside the automobiles . The theme is “California Style” and in addition to the featured marques, there are a total of twenty classes of automobiles featuring a variety of magnificent concours automobiles from all over the world.

Early bird tickets are only $25 if purchased before June 2018, $35 if purchased before July 2018. General admissions tickets are $50. Children 13 and younger admitted free.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.pvconcours.org/.


Girl Scout Cookie Pairing @ Scholb Premium Ales

February 9, 2018

Scholb Premium Ales offers a Girl Scout Cookie Pairing the entire month of February!

The cookie and beer flight includes: Thin Mints paired with Fog topper Dry Stout, Samoas paired with Ring By Belge, Savannah Smiles paired with The Version Cherry, Smores paired with Contemplation Porter, and Trefoils paired with Gun Shy White Stout. Mmmmm, mmmmm, sounds good!

The flight is $12.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.drinkscholb.com/.

Scholb Premium Ales is located at 2964 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503.


Late Night Shade Hour

February 8, 2018

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach introduces Late Night Shade Hour at Sea Level Restaurant and Lounge!

Every Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight, cozy up next to the fire pits and enjoy HALF-PRICED hand-crafted cocktails, beer and wine.

Check out the drink menu at http://rb.shadehotel.com/dine/.

Sea Level Restaurant at Shade Hotel is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.


Celebrate Mardi Gras @ Ragin Cajun

February 7, 2018

Ragin Cajun celebrates Mardi Gras with seven days of specials starting today, Wednesday February 7 through Tuesday, February 13 with traditional Cajun music, food and drinks!

The special Mardi Gras menu includes shrimp boil, crawfish boil, crab boil, gumbolaya, crawfish etouffee, vegan combo, po-Boys, bisque, beef brisket, pork chops,
salmon, boudin, oysters, peach cobbler, King cake and more!

Thursday, FEB. 8
6:30 pm
Call Soon to Reserve a Space – Limited Seating

Saturday, Feb. 10
12:00 pm
Call Soon to Reserve a Space – Limited Seating

Tuesday, Feb. 13
First Come… First Serve

ALL WEEK $5 Fireball Shots

Abita, Saint Archer, Fireball, Southern Comfort, New Amsterdam Vodka, Hacienda Viejo Tequila, WhistlePig Whiskey and Ragin Cajun’s own MOONSHINE!!!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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

Ragin Cajun Cafe is located at 525 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.


February Blue Plate Special

February 6, 2018

Beach Cities Health District offers a new Blue Plate Special at area restaurants every month.

For the entire month of February, everyone will receive 20% off select healthy dishes at at Napoli Pizza in Redondo Beach and Sushi Akatora in Manhattan Beach, Monday through Thursday.

Each month, the Blue Plate Special (20% off a healthy dish) will be offered at different restaurants in the Beach Cities. This cannot be combined with any other offer and substitutions are not permitted.

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


PVP Land Conservancy Support Opportunities

February 5, 2018

Last weekend, I attended the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and was once again reminded of the important work they do.

There are any number of ways to lend your support to this organization: sign up for an event or activity, volunteer, explore the land, consider making a gift…..or adopt 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!

Goat adopters at $100+ will be invited to a reception in spring 2018, where you will receive a photograph with “your” goat. 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.

For additional information, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/.


Kids Eat Free @ Orlando’s Pizzeria

February 4, 2018

Orlando’s Pizzeria & Birreria celebrates Family Day every Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.

What better way to encourage quality family time than having the kids eat for free? Kids 10 and under get to eat for free with the purchase of an entree. One child per adult. There is one other advantage – nobody has to do the dishes!

For additional information and to make reservations, call (310) 792-9300 or visit the website at http://www.pizzeriaorlandos.com/.

Orlando’s Pizzeria & Birreria is located at 1000 Torrance Boulevard, Suite A, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

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