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  • Daily Breeze 2021 South Bay’s Best

    April 11, 2021

    It’s that time of year! Time to vote for the Daily Breeze 2021 South Bay’s Best!

    Visit https://www.gazettes.com/southbay/ and vote for your favorites in a wide range of categories. This includes new chapters along with a variety of new categories to name more of your favorite businesses. There will also be a printed ballot in the Daily Breeze on April 11, April 18 and April 25.

    Simply enter the name of your favorite per category. Make sure your write-in vote counts by using the correct name and spelling along with the city/town they are located in (if in doubt, check their website, one of their ads or any printed material to make sure). Also, if you haven’t completed your ballot (need more time), no worries. You can come back to your voting ballot at any time up to May 2, 2021 11:59pm Pacific to vote for additional businesses or change your previous vote.

  • Your Story is the Peninsula’s Story Project

    April 10, 2021

    The community is invited to participate in Your Story is the Peninsula’s Story, a joint program of the Palos Verdes Library District and Palos Verdes Art Center to celebrate PVAC’s 90th anniversary. Since incorporation in 1931 as the Palos Verdes Community Arts Association, located in the historic Malaga Cove Library, PVAC has been a cultural touchstone in the lives of generations of Peninsula residents.

    Your Story is the Peninsula’s Story (YSPS) is a project of the Library’s Local History Center designed to preserve the history of the Peninsula by archiving photographs and stories contributed by the community. This year, the Local History Center is adding an archive for the Palos Verdes Art Center’s 90-year history to the project.

    Contributions will help build a resource of primary documentation so future generations can understand the role Palos Verdes Art Center has had in shaping the Peninsula. All contributions will become part of the Your Story is the Peninsula’s Story Collection on the Library’s digital repository at https://www.palosverdeshistory.org/ and will be shared on PVAC90: Past, Present and Future at https://pvartcenter.org/pvac-90/ .

    Perhaps you have photos from when you were an Art At Your Fingertips docent in your children’s classroom, or from exhibitions, classes, workshops, and summer camps you attended at the Center. Maybe you have photos from your parents’ association with The Circle, The Associates, The Docent Council, or one of the seven artist groups who regularly exhibited in the galleries. Do you have photographs of the annual Art For Fun(d)s Sake community celebration or travel to Cuba or another location with PVAC? Every story matters and photos help tell it! We can’t wait to hear yours.

    A dedicated online form makes participation easier than ever. Simply upload your image using the dedicated PVAC YSPS form available on the Local History Center webpage at https://pvld.org/localhistory/projects and at https://pvartcenter.org/pvac-90/. (If you do not have a Gmail account, required for security reasons, contact Monique Sugimoto for assistance.). Please share these links with anyone you think might be interested. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know. Thank you for sharing.

  • Beachlife Festival Returns to Redondo Beach

    April 9, 2021

    BeachLife Festival is excited to announce their return in 2021!

    The ‘first of its kind’ coastal event in Los Angeles is happening September 10-12, 2021 on Redondo Beach’s waterfront, after multiple postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BeachLife Festival was created to celebrate the Southern California beach lifestyle, where live music is synonymous with sunshine and toes in the sand. Festival Managing Partner Allen Sanford stated, “With cautious optimism, and eyes wide open, we have begun the massive process of rebuilding BeachLife – both because we are ready to get back to work, and because we feel strongly that live music and togetherness is essential to the recovery of our community. As the marquee festival in Los Angeles, BeachLife Festival aims to be a catalyst towards actively contributing to the recovery of our great city.”

    The inaugural BeachLife Festival received glowing feedback from fans and critics alike. Iconic headliners Brian Wilson, Bob Weir and Willie Nelson, played alongside artists who are synonymous with the SoCal lifestyle, Ziggy Marley, Violent Femmes, Steel Pulse, Slightly Stoopid and more. BeachLife “proved to be the perfect combination of timeless music, tasty local eats, coastal vibes, and a wide variety of accommodations to fit just about any budget,” (Live for Live Music). Beyond the celebration of California’s rich music scene, BeachLife also played host to a “remarkable” (Forbes) culinary experience featuring a SideStage pop-up restaurant and celebrity chefs. In 2020, BeachLife was on pace to an early sellout, with headliners Counting Crows and Steve Miller Band leading the billing.

    The festival has yet to announce it’s September 2021 lineup, but Co-Founder Rob Lissner noted that he believes it will be “the best recipe for a good time they’ve ever put together.”

    The City of Redondo Beach has been supportive of the Festival, and Mayor Bill Brand of the city of Redondo Beach was thrilled to hear the news, noting he was “so happy to see that BeachLife will be part of our new normal. If you love live music and a good time, this will be the place to be!”

    Important to the planning is the careful safety and health planning as it relates to COVID-19. BeachLife will be teaming up with Beach Cities Health District (BCHD), and following protocols outlined by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to ensure COVID-19 guidelines and standards are implemented at the festival, and people can have a good time in a safe and healthy environment.

    “As our community prepares to reopen, BCHD’s goal is to be a local health resource and support the health and safety of our community,” said Tom Bakaly, CEO of BCHD. “We are committed to supporting The BeachLife Festival and collaborating with cities and chambers of commerce through the reopening process and recovery.”

    BeachLife Festival will release a first limited run of tickets starting April 12th on their website (http://www.thebeachlifefestival.com) and a refund period for those ticket buyers that can no longer attend will be opened soon.

    The BeachLife Festival will be located at 137 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

    #WeLiveTheBeachLife.

  • Apply for BCHD Non-Profit Agency Grants

    April 8, 2021

    Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is currently accepting applications for its Non-Profit Agency Grants to enhance its ability to provide preventive health services in the community.

    Non-profits that provide physical and/or mental health programs are welcome to apply. The application period will run until noon, May 7, 2021. BCHD’s ad hoc grants committee will select applications to recommend to its Board for funding. The BCHD Board of Directors will then approve grant applicants through their
    annual budget adoption at their June 23, 2021 Board meeting. Awardees will be notified in June and, upon signing the final contract, disbursements of funds will occur in FY 2021-2022 on a performance reimbursement basis.

    The District funds programs that provide:
    • Health education and prevention
    • Support groups
    • Health promotion

    • Health maintenance
    • Efforts to develop and test new approaches to solving problems within the health
    field
    • Safety net programs for vulnerable and underserved populations (e.g., senior
    and homeless meal program)

    To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
    1. The agency must be an incorporated nonprofit organization with a tax-exempt
    status under California State law and the Internal Revenue Code.
    2. The agency must demonstrate the ability to provide proposed services. Greater
    consideration will be given to agencies with experience in delivering healthrelated programs.
    3. An agency does not need to be located within BCHD service area, but it must
    demonstrate the ability to make services easily accessible to those residing in
    Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.
    4. District funds must only be spent on the residents of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan
    Beach and Redondo Beach.

    For additional information and to download the grant application, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/grants.


  • El Segundo Hospitality Heros: Kelly’s Beach Hut

    April 5, 2021

    Kelly Burner offers “Coastal Gifts and Such” in her charming boutique, Kelly’s Beach Hut.

    Learn how her family, customers, and friends have rallied to help her keep the shop as safe as it is stylish.

    Kelly’s Beach Hut is located at 204 West Grand Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245. (310) 941-2994

    Visit the website at https://www.kellysbeachhut.com/.


  • Happy Easter!

    April 4, 2021

    Easter is one of the happiest of holydays/holidays!

    Family and friends gather to celebrate and feast, the kids get to enjoy egg hunts and candy and everyone breaks out pastel colored clothing in anticipation of warmer weather.

    Happy Easter everybody!

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  • South Bay by Jackie Mugs Now on Sale!

    April 3, 2021

    During the pandemic, my partner and I started a new business selling merchandise with concert ticket stub images called Stub Stories Apparel.

    I’ll also be launching a vodcast soon and wanted to order a few mugs with my logo for the set. They looked so good, I decided to leave them on the website for sale!

    Warm your soul with a nice cuppa out of this perfectly sized ceramic mug with the grooviest logo in the South Bay!

    If you’re interested in having the logo printed on a t-shirt, tank, hoodie, mask or other items, contact us at stubstoriesapparel@gmail.com.

    Shop now at https://www.stubstoriesapparel.com/product-page/south-bay-by-jackie


  • Leadership Hermosa Beach Class of 2021 Improves Valley Park With “Valley for All” Class Project

    April 2, 2021

    Leadership Hermosa Beach has announced its annual class project, Valley for All, following the unanimous approval by the Hermosa Beach City Council on Tuesday, March 23.

    To help restore the most popular park within the city, Valley for All features long-term improvements to the eastern barbecue area of Valley Park, including the installation of a new entrance ramp, ground leveling throughout the perimeter, replacement of key amenities, and other necessary upgrades. Understanding the importance and critical need for outdoor spaces, Valley for All offers restored park conditions that provide a more functional, inclusive and accessible space for the entire Hermosa Beach community.

    “Valley Park is a much, much used part of our city. We love our parks and that has not been more obvious… than over the past year,” said Councilmember, Mary Campbell during last week’s Hermosa Beach City Council meeting. “They were our place of refuge, our place of getting out of isolation and feeling separate together, and everything else in between. This is going to be a wonderful contribution.”

    Working closely with the Hermosa Beach Parks and Recreation Commission, Public Works Commission, and the City’s Planning Department on project plans since the end of 2020, the Leadership Hermosa Beach Class of 2021 is committed to making as many area improvements to the extent achieved through ongoing fundraising activities slated through early May.

    This year’s class invites the residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations of Hermosa Beach and the greater South Bay area to support Valley for All by visiting and donating at https://valleyforall.org/.

    The anticipated unveiling of Valley for All will take place on June 13, 2021 at Valley Park, with all project donors and sponsors invited to attend.

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

    April 1, 2021

    LA COUNTY WILL MOVE INTO ORANGE TIER REOPENING ON MONDAY April 5, 2021

    Los Angeles County has met the threshold for the less restrictive orange tier in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

    On March 30, the State released updated numbers; L.A. County’s adjusted case rate dropped from 3.7 new cases per 100,000 people to 3.1 new cases per 100,000 people. The test positivity rate dropped from 1.8% to 1.5% and in areas with the fewest health affirming resources, L.A. County’s test positivity rate dropped from 2.5% to 2.1%.

    A revised Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will go into effect on Monday, April 5 at 12:01 a.m. to reflect newly permitted activities. This allows the County to follow the state guidelines and wait until three weeks are completed in the red tier to be sure that case numbers do not rise this third week since the County’s earlier re-openings. The Health Officer Order and modified directives for businesses will be posted on Friday, with an effective date of April 5. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) teams will be available this week and through the weekend to provide information about upcoming changes, allowing establishments to be prepared for full compliance with the required safety modifications.

    For all the details, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/phcommon/public/media/mediapubhpdetail.cfm?prid=3047.


  • Roots Virtual Fundraising App

    March 31, 2021

    We have so many worthy non-profits in the South Bay and I wanted to share this with all of them!

    Roots has created an app making Virtual Fundraising easy – events, direct donations, social media sharing and more! Create digital campaigns easily that maximize your fundraising efforts through direct donation programs, business givebacks, corporate sponsorships, gaming and events.

    Utilizing an innovative fundraising system, Roots is creating a Community Growth Ecosystem (CGE). Helping organizations grow local businesses by promoting them to their community of supporters, and allowing businesses to help fund organizations by giving back a portion of those sales. All while allowing the community to support the organizations they love through donations and everyday activities.

    Watch the video to see what it’s all about….. https://getroots.org/event-walkthrough

    For additional information, visit the website at https://getroots.org/ or contact Danette at Danette@GetRoots.org.


  • RBPD Community Treasure Hunt

    March 30, 2021

    Redondo Beach K9 Officer Meredith had such a great time with the Scavenger Rock Hunt, she and her handler, Sharon, are providing another fun activity for you to do while staying safe – a Community Treasure Hunt! The Redondo Beach Police Department has joined the Geocaching Community!

    The RBPD has hidden several geocaches throughout the city and all are welcome to join the hunt to find them.

    Each finder will receive a little reward inside the cache, officially making you a #CacheSceneInvestigator.

    For additional information, visit http://www.geocaching.com.

  • Torrance Memorial to Schedule 1st dose COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics on April 1 *CLINIC IS FULL*

    March 25, 2021

    Torrance Memorial is now scheduling 1st dose COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics on Thursday, April 1st on the Torrance Memorial Medical Center campus at the Hoffman Health Conference Center located at 3315 Medical Center Drive. (Free parking is available in the West parking structure adjacent to the Health Conference Center.)

    The April 1st clinic is for 1st vaccination doses ONLY. No 2nd doses will be administered on this date.

    Torrance Memorial is prioritizing these clinics for the following:
    • Healthcare workers
    • Los Angeles County Residents Age 65 or older
    • Persons age 16 to 64 deemed to be at the very highest risk to get very sick from COVID-19 EITHER because they have one or more of the following severe health conditions:

    OR if, as a result of a developmental or other significant, high-risk disability. For a complete list of eligibility, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/?level_1=step-1-eligibility&level_2=elig-health-conditions.

    If you are not in the categories listed above, your appointment will be canceled. We are reserving this clinic for patients. If you are in the following sector populations of Phase 1B please visit https://myturn.ca.gov/ to find the nearest vaccine clinic.
    • Agriculture and food
    • Education and childcare
    • Emergency services
    • People who live or work in congregate living spaces
    • Janitorial, custodial and maintenance services
    • Transportation and logistics
    Due to the limited number of vaccines, these clinics will fill up quickly. Los Angeles County continues to experience a shortage of vaccines and Torrance Memorial is receiving sporadic shipments. We will only notify you as additional clinics become available.

    We encourage you to go to MyTurn.ca.gov to find alternative vaccine clinics near you.

    Eligibility requirements: To protect confidentiality, physician verified documentation of the diagnosis or type of disability is not required but instead anyone meeting the eligibility requirements will need to bring with them a printed and signed self-attestation form to indicate they meet the criteria for high-risk medical conditions or disabilities. Please note, the self-attestation process is not done through physician offices, attestation are available on the Torrance Memorial registration page or click on the below links to download form.

    *Self-Attestation Forms:
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Chinese
    If you are eligible based on guidelines listed above, you do not need to contact your health care provider. Please communicate with your provider if you have questions regarding eligibility.

    Eligible patients can register at https://www.torrancememorial.org/For_Visitors/COVID_19/COVID_19_Vaccine/Clinic.aspx.

  • C Line (Green) Extension to Torrance Public Scoping Review Period

    March 24, 2021

    The C Line (Green) Extension to Torrance Public Scoping Review Period is still underway until March 29, 2021.

    You can submit comments via email, mail or voicemail with the contact methods listed below until Monday, March 29, 2021.

    Mail:
    Mark Dierking, Community Relations Manager
    Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
    One Gateway Plaza, M/S 99-13-1
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    E-mail: greenlineextension@metro.net

    Telephone: 213.922.4004

    For more information on the project and to view the presentation, project update video and interactive maps, please visit the online presentation at https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/5af883fc2a1a403fb2b9e5bb941a0dbf.

    Your feedback is appreciated. Thank you again for your participation in the C Line (Green) Extension to Torrance Project.

  • Redondo Pier Restaurants Now Open for Indoor Dining

    March 23, 2021

    The Redondo Pier Association has announced the Pier restaurants are now open for indoor and outdoor dining, in addition to take-out.

    Following the Department of Public Health guidelines, indoor dining will be at 25% capacity. Only members, up to six from the same household can be seated together at the same table in the indoor dining area.

    For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/venue/redondo-pier/.

  • City of El Segundo Opposes LAX Project

    March 21, 2021

    The El Segundo City Council strongly opposes the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project (ATMP) based on serious concerns about increased noise pollution, negative affects to air quality and traffic congestion impacts to residents and businesses in the area.

    On March 15, the City submitted a comprehensive comment letter on the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed expansion project. In the letter the City requests that LAWA reduce the overall scope and address several action items to mitigate the impacts of the expansion project.

    “The LAX Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project is a massive expansion project proposed in our backyard that will further exacerbate noise, pollution and traffic congestion in El Segundo,” shared El Segundo Mayor Drew Boyles. “We live next-door to one of the world’s largest airports and we believe that LAX has a responsibility to be a good neighbor by taking the City’s concerns into consideration and reducing the scope of its project.”
    Los Angeles World Airports is proposing a major expansion that would construct two passenger terminals totaling 29 departure/arrival gates, make airfield “efficiency” improvements, and substantially reroute roadways surrounding LAX.

    Several of the City requested action items include:
    1. Reduction in size of airport expansion
    2. Clarity on future storage location of cargo aircraft/facilities
    3. Clarity and protection of future use of LAX property along Imperial Highway (where cargo planes and other airport support uses currently are located)
    4. Improve Imperial Highway parkways and medians along LAX property
    5. Commit to Residential Sound Insulation (RSI) Program

    The comment period ended on March 15. Under California Environmental Quality Act, LAWA must now review all public comments and respond to the public’s concerns before moving forward with the construction.

    A copy of the comment letter is available at https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/CAELSEGUNDO/2021/03/16/file_attachments/1724901/El%20Segundo%20Ltr%20re%20LAX%20ATMP%20DEIR%203-15-21.PDF along with the compiled attachments and compiled exhibits.

  • SBAC Offers Free Art Classes

    March 20, 2021

    The South Bay Artist Collective will be teaching FREE Social, Emotional, Wellness Art Classes from March 23 through April 28 for elementary school students via Zoom.

    The social emotional learning art class for elementary school students will focus on art projects using household items while teaching valuable social emotional tools.

    The first week will focus on gratitude! More information and a list of needed supplies will be emailed upon registration.

    To register, visit https://form.jotform.com/210486188617059 or contact via email at aidancm17@gmail.com.



  • Manhattan Village Lands Nine New Top Retailers and Restaurants

    March 19, 2021

    Manhattan Village, located in the heart of Manhattan Beach, will welcome an exciting collection of dining, lifestyle, and retail establishments this year as it completes its major redevelopment project. Contemporary lifestyle and clothing retailers Faherty, Anthropologie, and Urban Outfitters will all open their doors at the newly reimagined center, catering to the stylish consumer looking for an elevated shopping experience.

    The new eateries will include fast-casual options with Malibu-founded and celebrity favorite, SunLife Organics, and fresh desserts, made daily with Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt. Guests looking for a unique, unforgettable culinary experience will find BOA Steakhouse and Sushi Roku, both opening in side-by-side seductively stylish interior/exterior design spaces and offering dry-aged prime steak and contemporary sushi, respectively. Also joining the best in class restaurants and dining options is quintessential American hamburger restaurant, Smashburger, and Silverlake Ramen, a wildly popular Los Angeles-based Japanese ramen bar.

    This announcement comes after several new tenant additions to the $250 million redevelopment and large expansion project which began two years ago under the management of JLL. The curated, mixed open-air and enclosed experience space enticed a strong tenant mix, including the previously announced additions of JOEY Manhattan Beach, Vans, Mercado, CorePower Yoga, sweetgreen, Coreology Fitness Studios, Cyclebar, Dan Modern Chinese, Edo Bites, and Sidecar Doughnuts.

    “We have been working on transforming Manhattan Village into a lifestyle center that offers something for everyone in the heart of the South Bay, ” said Don Ziss, General Manager of Manhattan Village. “We could not be more pleased to welcome these renowned establishments and think the local community will be equally thrilled.”

    The center’s new design mimics the outdoor lifestyle of Los Angeles’ South Bay, with enhanced walkways and an open-air plaza, created as a green space for people to gather, socialize and experience sophisticated coastal living at its best. Al fresco dining will also be a major allure as new and existing restaurant tenants offer new outdoor patio seating. Slated for full completion this year, the new Manhattan Village will be a 648,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor dining and shopping experience introducing modern luxury and coastal-chic true to the neighboring area, while embracing the allure and hometown feel of the West Coast lifestyle.

    “We are bringing the best of LA to Manhattan Beach – high profile dining, fashion, beauty and even boutique fitness to complement our existing strong retail mix that includes such tenants as Apple, Sephora, Vans and Williams Sonoma,” said Kristin Grove, Vice President of National Retail Leasing with JLL.

    Renderings and additional information are available for press upon request, and guests are encouraged to visit www.shopmanhattanvillage.com to follow updates on the phased project, upcoming events, and new tenant opening dates.

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

    Manhattan Village is located at 3200 Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA. 90266.

    Photo by Christina Gandolfo.

  • Automobile Driving Museum Schedules Re-Opening

    March 18, 2021

    The Automobile Driving Museum has scheduled the Soft Re-Opening for Tuesday, March 30.

    The Sunday Rides will resume April 4 and the Grand Reopening Block Party will be held on Saturday, May 1.

    Mark your calendars!

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

    The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

  • New Businesses in Riviera Village

    March 17, 2021

    There are so many new businesses opening in Riviera Village, you’d never imagine we’re in the midst of a pandemic. If you haven’t been to the Village lately, it’s time for a visit!

    NEW: Table Manners cooks up modern American comfort food, 1611 S Catalina Ave. 1611 S Catalina Ave

    NEW: Cloud Nine Footwear featuring two quality brands from the UK and Switzerland: Gola Classics and On Cloud Running Shoes, 1617 S PCH Suite I

    NEW: Little French Bakery family owned and operated. Boulangerie, patisserie, sandwich boutique, crepe, gelato. 1820 S Catalina Ave

    NEW: Crazy Fish offers fish on the grill, tacos, bowls, burritos, poke, as well as fresh fish options to take home with you. 1617 S PCH

    NEW: Oui Beach curated beach-chic lifestyle boutique. Plus, custom design, build, decorating services. 1769 S Elena Ave

    NEW: Bella B selling decor, gifts, florals for everyday & events. Wedding & event planning. 209 Avenue I

    NEW: Mi Burrito Mexican Grill serving Mexican food as well as beer & wine. 1702 S Catalina Ave (enter on Avenue I)

    NEW: Avenue Italy serving northern Italian cuisine. 215 Avenue I

  • Shade RB Serves up Family Meals

    March 16, 2021

    Shade Hotel In Redondo Beach is serving a different Family Meal for take-out every night of the week.

    If you’re not in the mood to cook, then by all means DON’T! These delicious meals are well priced at $60 and serve up to four adults. They also offer hand-crafted cocktails, wine and beer. Go ahead and order now….. you know you want to!

    Call 310.921.8940 to order.

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

    NIGHTLY MENU

    MONDAY:
    Grilled Sea Bass, lemon, kale and salsa verde; Caesar Salad, romaine, herb butter croutons; Roasted Butternut Squash, maple, pomegranate; Sautéed Fingerling Potatoes, peppers and onions

    TUESDAY:
    Chicken Pot Pie; Spring Salad Greens, radishes, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, sherry vinaigrette; Brussels Sprouts, black pepper, maple caramel; Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

    WEDNESDAY:
    Beef Short Ribs, slowly cooked with red wine; Spring Salad Greens, radishes, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, sherry vinaigrette; Carrots glazed with orange juice, finished with parsley; Creamy Parmesan Polenta

    THURSDAY:
    Grilled Miso Salmon Fillet; Spring Salad Greens, radishes, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, sherry vinaigrette; Stir-Fried Squash, radish and cucumber; Red Quinoa with ginger

    FRIDAY:
    Seared Branzino, white grapes, herb butter sauce; Spring Salad Greens, radishes, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, sherry vinaigrette; Mushroom Risotto; Green Beans sautéed with garlic and shallots

    SATURDAY:
    Grilled Flat Iron Steak; Spring Salad Greens, radishes, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, sherry vinaigrette; Roasted Wild Mushrooms; Baked Potatoes, fully loaded

    SUNDAY:
    Baby Back Ribs & Grilled Peruvian Marinated Chicken; Spring Salad Greens, radishes, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, sherry vinaigrette; Warm Potato Salad, mustard and sherry vinegar; Green Beans, sautéed with garlic and shallots

    BATCHED HAND-CRAFTED COCKTAILS (32oz):
    -Marina Margarita, Silver tequila, signature house-made sweet & sour, agave syrup, Cointreau liqueur [add on 32oz/$40]
    -La Paloma, mezcal, ruby red grapefruit, grapefruit soda, lime, agave [add on 32oz/$40]
    -Tangerine Mojito, silver rum, muddled tangerine, mint, fresh lime, green chartreuse [add on 32oz/$35]
    -Assorted Wines and Bubbly

    KIDS KORNER: Cheese Pizza, Mac & Cheese, Chicken Fingers $9.95

  • Friendship Bowl Silent Auction Now Live

    March 15, 2021

    Get ready to shop till you DROP!

    It’s that time of year again! The Friendship Bowl Silent Auction will officially go live today, Monday, March 15, but here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect…..

    *Fly high on the famous BRAND NEW and out of the hangar Goodyear Blimp! You and a friend (2 tickets) will view Los Angeles and the South Bay like never before…from 1,500 feet in the air on the newly designed Goodyear Blimp. Bon Voyage!

    *The brand everyone is obsessing over! Treat yourself to a $300 gift certificate to Hammitt Handbags. From backpacks to wallets to crossbody, we know you will find the perfect handbag that meets every expectation. Have fun shopping!

    *A Lego Piano – that actually will play a song – constructed by Walk With Sally mentee, Madison! You won’t want to miss the bidding on this special item!

    *The perfect location for your wine country retreat! Enjoy a 2 night stay for 2 guests in a quaint studio at Oak Meadow Ranch, situated on a 5 acre gated property & centrally located between Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, & Solvang. The entire property is meticulously landscaped and offers guests phenomenal amenities including a state of the art infrared yoga studio, pool, hot tub, fire pit, grill & more.

    *You’ve got to know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em! Enjoy a Blackjack OR Poker themed party within your own home/backyard. South Bay Casino Rentals is providing one Blackjack OR Poker table with dealer for 3 hours of playing time for a your private event. You will be named the ultimate host after this party!

    Don’t miss out on these incredible packages. Get all of the latest updates for Friendship Bowl 2021 and the silent auction by pre-registering at https://e.givesmart.com/events/kjA/.


  • Spring Forward!

    March 14, 2021

    It’s time to spring forward!

    Daylight saving time starts today, Sunday, March 14 – so just in case you forgot to do it last night before you went to bed, set your clocks forward one hour.

    It’s also a good idea to change the batteries in smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms, flashlights, and radios stored in your emergency kits. According to the National Fire Protection Association, dead batteries caused one-quarter of the smoke alarm failures.

  • Real Life School Survey

    March 13, 2021

    Below is a link for a survey regarding Real Life School.

    The survey gauges community/parents’ interest in having a “real life school” across 4-5 weekends for their high school children to better prepare them for real life beyond high school.

    Topics include knowing how to cook, do laundry, take care of their immediate living surroundings and property, pay for utility bills, rent, how to handle their money by balancing their checkbook, knowing what their credit score is and what implications it has on their life, how to save and to spend wisely, what frivolous spending looks like and what that means in their life? What an IRA or 401K is? What investment options are open for a young person about to enter the workforce? How to be a good citizen of their community, city, region, state and more.

    Take the survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFb4vcxUdZi96rTu7LjmrUzpGt0PZWYTMJZeEA9_lufUPxWA/viewform.


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

    March 12, 2021

    LA COUNTY WILL MOVE INTO RED TIER REOPENING ON MONDAY MARCH 15, 2021

    In a significant milestone, Los Angeles County has met the state’s threshold to reopen key sectors and starting on Monday and will permit a wide range of indoor operations to resume in sectors including middle and high schools; restaurants; movie theaters; gyms and museums, zoos and aquariums, all with safeguards in place. The move into the state’s less restrictive Red Tier comes as case rates continue to fall significantly from their winter peak. An updated Health Officer Order is expected today and can be found by clicking here.

    Key sectors reopening include:
    • Schools are permitted to reopen for in-person instruction for students in grades 7-12, adhering to all state and county directives.
    • Higher education institutes can reopen all permitted activities with required safety modifications except for residential housing, which remains under current restrictions for the Spring semester.
    • Gyms, fitness centers, yoga, and dance studios can open indoors at 10% capacity with masking requirements for all indoor activities.
    • Retail and personal care services can increase capacity to 50%, with masking required at all times and for all services.
    • Restaurants can open indoors at 25% max capacity.
    • Indoor shopping malls can increase capacity to 50%, with common areas remaining closed.
    • Food courts can open at 25% capacity adhering to the restaurant guidance for indoor dining.
    • Museums, zoos, and aquariums can open indoors at 25% capacity.
    • Movie theatres can open indoors at 25% capacity with reserved seating only. Each group must be seated with at least 6 feet of distance in all directions between any other groups.
    • Private gatherings can occur indoors with up to 3 separate households, masking and distancing required at all times.
    o People who are fully vaccinated can gather in small numbers indoors with other fully vaccinated people without required masking and distancing.

    VACCINE INFORMATION

    LA County has added additional eligible groups for vaccination in Tier 1B. To view the complete list, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/.

    To make an appointment or check eligibility, please click here. Residents who don’t have computer access may call (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. or 2-1-1 for assistance with appointments.

    You can also sign-up to receive the vaccine newsletter from the L.A. County Department of Public Health by clicking here.

    To read this entire message or read previous messaging, visit https://alertsouthbay.com/.

  • dineL.A. @ Sea Level

    March 11, 2021

    dineL.A. is happening now at Sea Level until March 14!

    Executive Chef Craig Hopson has prepared special lunch and dinner menus with some of the most popular dishes, as well as some new items. Treat yourself to a safe, outdoor dining experience with us on our marina-front courtyard!

    Enjoy Crispy Chicken Bites, Avocado Salad, Cioppino, Peruvian Marinated Chicken, and more while taking in the fresh ocean breeze!

    dineL.A. Lunch Menu: https://rb.shadehotel.com/menus/Sea_Level_dineL.A.-Lunch-Menu.pdf

    dineL.A. Dinner Menu: https://rb.shadehotel.com/menus/Sea_Level_dineL.A.-Dinner-Menu.pdf

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

  • Healthy Living Campus EIR Released Today

    March 10, 2021

    The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Healthy Living Campus on Beach Cities Health District’s property at 514 N. Prospect Ave. will be released Wednesday, March 10. BCHD has extended the requisite 45-day public review and comment period to 90 days, extending from March 10 through June 10.

    Official public comments about the technical sufficiency of the Draft EIR impact analysis, mitigation measures, and alternatives will be accepted until June 10, 2021 at 5 p.m.

    90-Day Public Review and Comment Period: March 10 – June 10
    There are a variety of ways to submit written or oral public comments.
    Website: https://www.bchdcampus.org/eir
    Email: EIR@bchd.org
    Mail: Nick Meisinger re: Healthy Living Campus
    Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.
    9177 Sky Park Ct.
    San Diego, CA 92123
    Provide oral comments during one of these public opportunities:
    Wed., March 24, 6:30 p.m.
    Tues., April 13, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
    Sat., April 17, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

    Public comments at the March 24 meeting will begin following the Draft EIR presentation by Wood Environment at the regularly scheduled BCHD Board of Directors meeting. For more information on how to submit a comment or join a meeting, visit https://www.bchdcampus.org/eir.

  • El Segundo Community Discount Card

    March 9, 2021

    The 2021 El Segundo Community Discount Card is now available through El Segundo Kiwanis.

    Support local businesses and get discounts at stores, services and restaurants. 100% of proceeds go to fund youth programs and scholarships.

    All offers are valid once a day, per cardholder from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Offers cannot be combined with any other offers.

    Cards are $20.

    Cards may be purchased or picked up at Farmers Insurance at 319 Richmond Street (Suite A (310) 543-3001) or at the El Segundo Chamber located at 427 Main Street in Downtown El Segundo. Cash or Venmo Kiwanis only…just show your Venmo confirmation.) Office hours may vary due to COVID. Please call prior to your visit at 310-322-1220 or via email at director@elsegundochamber.org.

    For additional information and to purchase cards, visit the website at https://www.elsegundokiwanis.org/.

  • CVS Now Offering Free COVID Vaccines

    March 8, 2021

    Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine has been authorized for emergency use by the FDA. Appointments are now available at select CVS locations. We’re administering the vaccine by appointment only based on local eligibility guidelines.

    Vaccines will be administering by appointment only based on local eligibility guidelines. No cost with insurance or through federal program for the uninsured.

    Check availability in your area at https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine?icid=cvs-home-hero1-link2-coronavirus-vaccine.


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

    March 7, 2021

    KEY MESSAGES – LA COUNTY MOVING TOWARDS RED TIER

    Purple Tier -> Red Tier

    L.A. County is very close to meeting the metric thresholds for the less restrictive Red Tier in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

    • This week, L.A. County’s adjusted case rate dropped to 7.2 new cases per 100,000 people, and the test positivity rate is 3.5%. Our case rate needs to remain at or below seven new cases per 100,000 residents for two consecutive weeks to FULLY move into the less restrictive Red Tier.
    • If L.A. County moves into the Red Tier next week and stays in that tier for two consecutive weeks, the County will be allowed to have broader Red Tier reopening. For example, schools will then be eligible to reopen in-person learning for students in grades 7 through 12.
    The State announced this week that it would begin setting aside 40% of vaccine doses for the most vulnerable neighborhoods as part of its strategy to inoculate the most impacted communities from the coronavirus based on the California Healthy Places Index.
    • Once two million doses are given out in those neighborhoods, the State will lessen the restrictions making it easier for counties to move through the reopening tiers by lowering the requirement from 7 cases per 100k people to 10 cases per 100k people. It is anticipated this will happen in the next week or two.
    • Once four million doses are administered, the State will revise the metrics for reopening sooner.

    VACCINE INFORMATION: THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE THREE

    The FDA has now approved three vaccines under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for COVID-19. This includes Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and now Johnson & Johnson-Janssen. Here is some important information related to vaccines and dosages between the three:
    • A single dose of Moderna or Pfizer is not the same thing as a single dose of Johnson and Johnson. The vaccines have different action mechanisms, were studied in different patient populations and at different times.
    • The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is, for now, a one-dose vaccine. It is entirely possible that we will discover in several months that a second dose is necessary.
    • The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were designed and tested to be two-dose vaccines. So far, the immunity observed in those patients is very strong.
    Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are mRNA vaccines. Both are a two-dose regimen administered 21-days for Pfizer and 28-days for Moderna.
    • mRNA stands for messenger ribonucleic acid, which is more or less instructions for your body to make the protein, like a blueprint. Your cells recognize this and start to make antibodies and T-lymphocytes (T-cells) to fight it. If you get exposed in the future with the real thing, those cells will remember and fight it the same way.
    Johnson & Johnson’s is a viral vector vaccine. This is a single-dose regimen.
    • A viral vector is a virus that has been altered, so it doesn’t cause illness but still makes your immune system build up specific defenses: same result, different angle. Examples of viral vector vaccines are the flu and measles vaccines.
    Neither method affects your DNA in any way and neither contain a live virus. All three vaccines are effective in preventing severe illness from COVID-19.

    LA COUNTY CURRENT VACCINATION ELIGIBILITY

    LA County is now vaccinating Tier 1A and Tier 1B. This includes:
    • Healthcare workers (HCWs) at high and moderate risk exposure to the COVID-19 virus through their work in any role in health care or long-term care settings. High and moderate risk means the HCW has direct or indirect contact with patients or infectious materials (Phase 1A):
    o Long term care facility residents (Phase 1A)
    o Persons age 65 and over (Phase 1B Tier 1)
    • Emergency Services (Phase 1B Tier 1)
    o Who is included:
     Police/law enforcement officers
     National Security
     Corrections officers and workers
     Courts/Legal Counsel & Prosecution staff who are required to be in-person at court routinely and interact with clients in correctional facilities.
     Includes judges and court administrators/staff, and staff who work in the Public Defender’s Office, Alternate Public Defender, District Attorney’s Office
     Campus and school police
     Rehabilitation and Re-entry
     Federal law enforcement agencies
     Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers
     Security staff to maintain building access control and physical security measures
     DCFS, APS (workers physically responding to abuse and neglect of children, elderly and dependent adults)
     Fusion Center employees, including analysts
     Sworn animal control officers and human officers
     Disaster Service Workers (DSWs) who are working IN PERSON and are actively deployed (not working remotely from home)
     Exception: The following are NOT eligible:
     US postal carriers/mail carriers
     Water utility workers
     Public Works staff
     Cal Trans workers
     Airline flight attendants
     Aerospace workers
     Disaster Service Workers (DSWs) who are working REMOTELY from home (e.g., contact tracers)
    • Education/Childcare (Phase 1B Tier 1)
    o Who is included:
     Public Schools (K-12)
     Independent Schools
     Charter Schools
     Daycare and Early Childhood Education
     Exception: The following are NOT eligible:
     Private nannies and babysitters
     Homeschooling parents/guardians
     Parents/guardians assisting with cooperative early care education
     Private tutors
     Contracted Educational Support Staff
     Junior Colleges
     Colleges & Universities
    • Beach Cities Health District is vaccinating South Bay Educators at AdventurePlex through a Closed POD. This is NOT open to the public.
    o Vaccines have been allocated to the schools by the Department of Public Health. They will be provided to the South Bay Consortium for School Vaccines, which includes the following school districts:
     Centinela Valley Unified High School District
     El Segundo Unified School District
     Hawthorne School District
     Hermosa Beach City School District
     Inglewood Unified School District
     Lawndale Elementary School District
     Lennox School District
     Manhattan Beach Unified School District
     Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
     Redondo Beach Unified School District
     Wiseburn Unified School District
    *School districts are scheduling appointments for their staff members based on their criteria and the number of COVID-19 vaccines allotted to each school.
    • Food/Agriculture (Phase 1B Tier 1)
    o Who is included:
     Foodservice/Restaurant workers
     Food manufacturing workers
     Grocery store workers
     Animal agriculture workers, including those involved in veterinary health
     Farmworkers
     Veterinarians
     Food and Agriculture-associated port and transportation workers

    You can make an appointment to be vaccinated by clicking here if you are in one of the groups listed above. Residents who don’t have computer access may call (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. or 2-1-1 for assistance with appointments.

    DO NOT REGISTER FOR AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU ARE NOT IN AN ELIGIBLE GROUP. Doing so will take an appointment slot away from those at the highest risk, and you will be turned away without proper documentation of your eligibility.

    To find out when you will be eligible for a vaccine appointment, please click here.

    You can also sign-up to receive the vaccine newsletter from the L.A. County Department of Public Health by clicking here.

    To read the entire message or previous messages, please visit https://alertsouthbay.com/ and click on ‘COVID-19’.

  • BCHD Seeks Residents & High School Students for its Advisory Committees

    March 6, 2021

    The Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Board of Directors is seeking qualified residents and high school sophomores and juniors to serve on its Advisory Committees. All committee members 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.

    The following committees are seeking candidates:

    Community Health Committee – Identifies and advises the board on community health and wellness concerns and recommends areas for programs and services.
    Strategic Planning Committee – Helps the board formulate and fulfill the vision, mission and goals of BCHD.
    Finance Committee – Works with the board to ensure the financial health of BCHD.

    Committee members must reside in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach. Residents who wish to be considered must complete an application – available at http://www.bchd.org/committee – and submit a resume or curriculum vitae. High school students must complete a youth application. All applications are due by noon on
    Monday, May 3, 2021. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews and appointments will be announced in June. All terms begin July 1, 2021. Terms are two years for adult members and one year for high school students.

    Community members with questions about the positions or application process should contact Charlie Velasquez at charlie.velasquez@bchd.org. High school students with questions should email Emory Chen at Emory.Chen@bchd.org or call or text (424) 237-5159.

    Completed applications can be faxed, emailed, or mailed to:
    Beach Cities Health District
    Committee Appointments
    1200 Del Amo Street
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    Fax: (310) 376-4738
    Email: Charlie.velasquez@bchd.org