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  • Rocktoberfest Volunteer Opportunity

    September 29, 2021

    Volunteers are needed for Rocktoberfest taking place at Seaside Lagoon from Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17.

    It’s going to be three days of live music from your favorite tribute bands, along with great food and beverages.

    Tickets are $25 to $30 and as a volunteer you would attend for free!

    There are five shifts available, and three to four volunteers are needed to cover each shift. This way, everyone will have a chance to wander around the festival during their shift and enjoy themselves.

    • Friday Shift: 5pm to 9pm
    • Saturday Shift: 11am to 3pm or Saturday 4pm to 9pm
    • Sunday Shift: 11am to 3pm or Sunday 4pm to 8pm

    The festival has donated a space for the American Cancer Society with a canopy and table set-up. There will be cancer awareness materials for people to take, and an opportunity for people to make a donation either through a set-up QR Code, or a cash donation.

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

    To make a donation, visit, http://www.RelayForLife.org/BeachCitiesCA.

    Seaside Lagoon is located at 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

  • Western Museum of Flight Needs Volunteer Docents

    September 26, 2021

    The Western Museum of Flight is recruiting volunteer docents!

    If you live in the South Bay and would like to volunteer at the museum on a regular basis, please email info@wmof.com.

    For additional information, visit the website at http://www.wmof.com/upcomingevents.pdf

    The Western Museum of Flight is located at Torrance Airport, 3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3, Torrance, CA 90505.

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  • Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Auditions

    September 20, 2021

    Calling all singers!

    Los Cancioneros Master Chorale is returning to in-person rehearsals on October 5.

    Auditions for skilled singers in all voice parts will be September 28 in Torrance.

    To make an appointment, contact Yu-Fahn Yuen at yufahn.yuen@gmail.com or visit https://www.lcmasterchorale.com/.

    All singers must be vaccinated and agree to wear a mask during rehearsals.

    Artistic Director Allan Petker has planned a stellar season of music for this 72nd season!

  • Submit Nominations for Redondo Beach Community Awards

    September 14, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Redondo Beach Community Awards on Thursday, October 28 at 11:30 a.m.

    There are so many amazing individuals in the community and the Chamber invites you to submit nominations for both the “Man and Woman of the Year” Awards which will be presented at the Chamber’s annual Community Awards Ceremony.

    Nominees do not have to be Chamber members and political figures are not eligible for the award.

    The award is presented to two individuals who have distinguished themselves by significantly contributing to our community in the following areas:

    • Contributing to community welfare and betterment
    • Evidence of long-lasting contributions to community welfare
    • Participation in all around community activities and civic enterprises
    • Evidence of personal and business progress
    • Collaboration with individuals and civic organizations

    The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce invites you to nominate deserving citizens worthy of this distinguished award. We ask that you take a moment to think of volunteers who you know that meet the criteria listed above. Please send in your selections today!

    The Chamber will be accepting nominations until September 30th. Submit your nominations to Mara Santos at Santos@Redondochamber.org.

    Ticket price and location to be announced.

    For additional information, visit the website at https://www.redondochamber.org/the-chamber.html.


  • Live Your Dream Award Applications

    September 8, 2021

    Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

    The Live Your Dream Awards offers three levels of cash awards. Eligible applicants can submit their application between August 1 – November 15. Ultimately, a Live Your Dream Awards finalist has the potential receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition costs, purchase books, get transportation, or find reliable childcare so she can worry less about how to pay her bills and focus on reaching her dreams.

    The application portal is now open. You are eligible to apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards if you are a woman who:

    •Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
    •Has financial need.
    •Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
    •Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
    •Resides in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories.
    •Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
    •Does not have a graduate degree.
    •Is not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.
    •Has a Social Security number or Tax ID number.

    If you are eligible to apply, visit https://www.soroptimist.org/our-work/live-your-dream-awards/apply-for-the-live-your-dream-awards.html.


  • LA Kings Ice Opens Today

    September 4, 2021

    LA Kings Ice at Promenade on the Peninsula, the former Promenade Ice Chalet, has completed an extensive remodel. The rink is scheduled to open today.

    Located within the popular Promenade on the Peninsula located on the northern side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the rink closed September 16, 2020, due to the area’s widespread COVID-19 lockdown. The indoor rink, opened by the shopping center in 1981, has served as an iconic area location for both figure skating and hockey for 40 years.

    After signing a lease effective August 1, 2021, ASEC and the Kings immediately began improvements to LA Kings Ice. Technology system upgrades and interior and exterior branding have been a primary focus. In addition, repairs to the cold floor pipe system, leveling for the ice rink subfloor, repair of the dasher board system, a new scoreboard and new rental skates are forthcoming. Upgraded lighting and sound equipment as well as high-speed public internet access will also enhance the experience for ice rink users.

    A grand reopening is currently scheduled for Tuesday, September 7th, when LA Kings Ice at Promenade on the Peninsula can open under applicable public health orders. Additional details on the September 7th event will be forthcoming.

  • Vote Now for the Best of Manhattan

    September 3, 2021

    The nominations are in and voting has begun for the Best of Manhattan!

    The Best of Manhattan strives to recognizes those businesses and leaders who make Manhattan Beach the tremendous city it is. Each year the community has an opportunity to vote on their favorites in several categories.

    Voting ends at midnight on September 21. To vote, visit the website at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLv8AvUmQurvmRUIp2D8Ft3I1p0-Lhc8rB6YNFvPyKVYrZdw/viewform.

    Tickets are now on sale for the Best Of Manhattan dinner and awards gala to be held on Thursday, October 21 at 5 p.m. at the Westdrift. To purchase tickets, visit the website at https://www.manhattanbeachchamber.com/bom/.

    This is a fun night you don’t want to miss!


  • Wescom Offers Scholarships

    August 30, 2021

    Coming off a time of hybrid or distance learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, high schoolers across Southern California are heading back to school, many for the first time in-person in more than a year. To help ease the transition, Wescom Credit Union announced that it will support local students and families by providing Sylvan Learning Center Scholarships as part of its overall #WescomKindness initiative.

    Continuing a program that started in 2020 when most students were participating in distance or hybrid learning, Wescom will donate more than $28,000 to support college-bound students via tutoring scholarships fulfilled by Sylvan Learning Centers across Southern California, in or near the communities where Wescom maintains a local branch. Eighteen Sylvan Learning Centers will participate, awarding college preparation services such as college essay assistance, college coaching through the admissions process, navigating scholarships and financial aid, and tutoring for AP classes and courses for credit. The scholarships will benefit approximately 30 deserving juniors and seniors attending local public high schools.

    “Wescom has a longstanding commitment to supporting local communities in order to help Southern Californians build better lives,” said Melissa Pederson, Wescom Credit Union SVP Administration. “We are proud to support students and their families by helping them to be college-ready. Working with partners like Sylvan, as part of our #WescomKindness initiative, we can make a difference in these students’ lives.”

    “This is the third school year that has been impacted by COVID-19 and many students have lost approximately three months of learning over the course of that time,” said Emily Levitt, Vice President of Education, Sylvan Learning. “We are so appreciative of Wescom’s continued support of Southern California high school students. Thanks to them, these local students will receive extra tutoring help to make sure they are better prepared for college, in addition to having access to valuable resources for college planning.”

    To further support college-bound high school students and their families, Wescom has created an online resource to provide them with practical information — like decoding financial aid terms — to learn about the different ways to pay for college. Wescom also offers their Smart Option Student Loan® by Sallie Mae®, which can be an ideal solution to help families pay for college expenses not covered by scholarships, grants, and federal loans. Wescom’s GenEdge Account, designed for young adults ages 15 to 17, helps students learn how to build wealth, maintain it, and use the tools to reach their financial goals.

    For more information, visit the website at https://www.wescom.org/college.

  • Day at the Beach Looking for Volunteers

    August 24, 2021

    The P.S. I Love you Foundation is looking for volunteers for the annual Day at the Beach on Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Manhattan Beach.

    Day at The Beach is an extraordinary experience that matches over 300 adult volunteer mentors with over 300 at-risk children from different schools, shelters and foster care programs across LA County for a day of fun. The P.S. I Love You Foundation and its’ partners provide all of the necessities for a perfect beach day including t-shirts, boogie boards, school supplies, food, drinks, toys and games, and access to special activities like face painting, surf lessons, make-up lessons, and relay races.

    Day at The Beach brings the community together through an easy and memorable event that allows adults to mentor, give back and share time and hope with at-risk youth living in nearby communities like Compton, Watts and Long Beach.

    Sign up now to be a mentor, volunteer or sponsor!

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

    The event will take place on the sand at 8th Street in Manhattan Beach.


  • Sunsational Sandcastles Contest Winners

    August 23, 2021

    Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc. (OTS), the non-profit that manages and operates the Roundhouse Aquarium, concluded its first-ever summer sandcastle contest, Sunsational Sandcastles, A Summer Sand Sculpture Contest.

    Sponsored by Port of Long Beach, Chevron, the Langlois Family, Bayview Pediatric Dental Group and The Corrales Group, Sunsational Sandcastles attracted 16 sand sculpture entries with teams represented by families, schools and local organizations.

    Sand sculptures were built on the beach, in school sand pits and locations ranged from Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, El Segundo and Hawaii. Each team built their sand sculpture individually and photos of each entry were submitted online. 70 votes were received virtually to determine the winners.

    Winners of Sunsational Sandcastles include:

    •High Tide Award: The Palermo Castle, Team Palermo
    •Creative Claws Award: Butter the Sea Turtle, Team Family Beach Explorers
    •SEA-sational Splash Award: Roundhouse is a Pearl, Team ShellBella Sandcastle
    •We Otter Stick Together Award: Best Friend’s Super Heart Castle Chipmunk, Team CHPPNS Chipmunks

    Photos of the winning entries may be viewed at http://www.roundhouseaquarium.org/sandcastle.


  • Tickets for TOCA 2021-2022 Season On Sale Now

    August 21, 2021

    The Torrance Cultural Arts Center presents the 2021-2022 Season, offering family entertainment, guest artists, and more.

    TOCA proudly continues to offer high-quality entertainment curated especially for South Bay neighbors as they make the South Bay a performing arts destination.

    Don’t wait to get tickets for the show you want to see!

    Tickets for all the performances in the 2021-2022 Season are now available online at http://torrancearts.org/, at the box office at the James R. Armstrong Theatre box office located at 3330 Civic Center Drive N, Torrance, CA 90503, or by calling (310) 781-7171.

  • Torrance Seeks Inaugural Poet Laureate

    August 20, 2021

    For the first time ever, the City of Torrance is seeking a qualified poet to be the inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Torrance! The Poet Laureate will support the arts and incorporate them into public life.

    The goal of this culturally significant program is to celebrate poetry and the written word; to have an ambassador available at public events and enrich the experience. The Poet Laureate will support the arts and incorporate them more deeply into public life. The Poet Laureate will serve a two year term beginning October 1, 2021. In this role the honored Poet will attend special events and create a feature poem about Torrance. An honorarium of $2,000 per term is available.

    To be eligible for this role, poets must be:
    -A Torrance resident
    -16 years of age or older

    Applications must include:
    -5 Original poems
    -Letter of recognition or reference
    -Personal statement

    Poets that are interested in the role must submit their application by 5 p.m. on September 9, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by a committee including members of the Torrance Cultural Arts Commission and literary experts.

    For more information or to apply, visit http://www.TorranceCA.Gov/Poet.


  • South Bay Children’s Choir Auditions

    August 17, 2021

    The South Bay Children’s Choir is starting back up at El Camino College on September 11.

    There are no formal auditions but those interested must contact the choir beforehand to indicate your child’s interest, age, and background. The manager will respond to your queries.

    Safety is crucial, so the number of children per group is restricted. More openings for children ages 8 – 11. A few openings for 11 – 18 year olds.

    If interested, email southbaychildrenschoir@gmail.com.

  • Lomita Military Banner Program

    August 16, 2021

    The City of Lomita, in partnership with Lomita-Harbor City Kiwanis Club, is proud to offer the first annual Lomita Military Banner Program to honor current and former residents of Lomita who have served, or are currently serving our country, in any branch of the United States Military.

    Eagle Scout Candidate Brandon Kamada, along with Scouts BSA Troop 242, are fundraising to sponsor as many banners as possible. The goal is to raise funds to sponsor a minimum of 10 banners with the hope of sponsoring many more.

    The Scouts will be at the Farmers Market on August 29 to raise funds.

    To sponsor a banner, donate, apply or for more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 310-325-7110 or via email at militarybanners@lomitacity.com.

  • Best of Manhattan Nominations

    August 15, 2021

    It’s back… and better than ever!

    The Best of Manhattan Awards returns on Thursday, October 21 and it’s going to be bigger, better, and the BEST ever! It is the only event that allows the public to nominate and vote for their favorite person, business, and organization in Manhattan Beach.

    Nominations end August 29. To nominate your favorites, visit the website at http://www.manhattanbeachchamber.com/BOM.


  • Return to DiscOasis

    August 14, 2021

    OMG! I returned to DiscOasis last night with a posse of old and new friends, skaters and self described disco queens!

    It was more fun than I can possibly explain with hundreds of smiling, happy people, skate-dancing to the music and living large!

    This new experience runs through September 6 and is the brainchild of music producer Niles Rogers. He’s been an avid roller skater most of his life and has found a way to share his passion on a large scale.

    Even if you’re don’t skate, it’s a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a summer evening. First off, SCBG is one of the jewels of the South Bay, and being surrounded by the beauty of nature is always invigorating.

    As you make your way toward the roller rink, you’ll come upon a number of vignettes set to some of the greatest pop and disco songs ever recorded. These encounters set the tone for the evening and will have you boogying, bopping and shimmying your way along the path.

    Once you arrive at the roller rink, the entertainment factor is off the charts! Many attendees dress in the hottest 70’s fashions!

    A DJ spins tunes from a massive perch overlooking the roller rink, the design paying homage to all things disco with lots of glitter, lame, flashing lights, disco balls and dancers.

    Costumed professional skaters weave their way among ticketed attendees and every hour the rink is cleared for a short performance. They’re so graceful, it’s a joy to sit back and watch the show. It’s just as much fun to watch all the regular skaters, regardless of their skill level, because they’re all smiling and having a great time. Even when they fall, they’re laughing!

    DiscOasis is super unique experience and a fun night out for the whole family…. and the music will have you dancing all the way home!

    Skate rental is included in the ticket price, along with helmets and skating “aids” for those that need a little stability (it resembles a walker, but with wheels).

    DiscOasis takes place from 5 to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets start at $39. Parking is $10. Food, beverages and merchandise are available for sale.

    For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://thediscoasis.com/.

    South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274.

  • Introducing The Zimmermann Automobile Driving Museum

    August 13, 2021

    Around 2003, a new car museum was opened by a guy named Stanley. He explained the importance the importance of touching, sitting in, and riding in the cars. The new idea was novel and engaging.

    By 2014, visitors recognized that almost everything was wrong. Stanley’s original concept had been strangled by ropes and neglect. Tom Fehn was appointed Director of Preservation in late 2014. For the next five years, we fixed it. Today, Stanley’s original concept is alive and thriving. The ADM is the only tactile and participatory car museum in the world, its existence has changed the mix of information available to collector car followers.

    On the one-year anniversary of Stanley’s death and the 89th anniversary of his birth, the Board of Directors has reflected and considered Stanley’s importance in the foundation, development, and financial support of the museum and the tactile concept. The Board has determined that this must be publicly recognized. There is only one best way to do this. Accordingly, the Board has declared that from this day forward, we shall be known as The Zimmermann Automobile Driving Museum.

    El Segundo, California
    12th of August 2021
    Tom Fehn, Chairman
    Marisol Herrera, Executive Director
    Director Peter Kahn
    Director Dick Croxall


  • Save Bubbles the Whale!

    August 12, 2021

    Bubbles the Whale from Marineland of the Pacific needs our help!

    Bubbles is a huge piece of Palos Verdes history and he used to welcome guests at the entrance of the Marineland.

    Bubbles was found on the side of a road in Rancho Palos Verdes. He was completely neglected and nearing total destruction. While the world may have forgotten about this whale, it truly is a piece of Palos Verdes history that should be restored and celebrated. Local citizen groups and city officials have been working for two years to relocate, restore and ultimately preserve Bubbles.

    The city recently approved the new proposed location for Bubbles! There is an effort to raise funds to make this project happen with a GoFundMe page. The funds raised will go towards saving Bubbles the Whale and mounting him at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center entrance so he can continue to bring joy to our community.

    For additional information and to make a donation, visit the GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/preserve-bubbles-the-whale.

  • LA Kings & ASEC to Operate Ice Rink at Promenade on the Peninsula

    August 10, 2021

    The LA Kings and American Sports Entertainment Company (ASEC) have announced a new, multi-year lease agreement with Promenade on the Peninsula in which ASEC and the Kings will re-open and operate the ice skating facility in Rolling Hills Estates.

    Soon to be rebranded LA Kings Ice at Promenade on the Peninsula, the former Promenade Ice Chalet is currently undergoing an extensive remodel. The rink is scheduled to open next month.

    “For close to 40 years, this facility was a tremendous community cornerstone, and we are excited to work with our partners to re-engage families here and return to the ice,” said ASEC President Brad Berman. “We believe LA Kings Ice at Promenade on the Peninsula will be a long-term, sustainable ice and entertainment center.”

    Kings President and Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille said, “The LA Kings are thrilled to work with our partners Promenade on the Peninsula and ASEC. We are committed to inspiring future generations of athletes. Today’s announcement and next month’s re-opening are critical steps to continuing and expanding upon our mission.”

    Located within the popular Promenade on the Peninsula located on the northern side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the rink closed September 16, 2020, due to the area’s widespread COVID-19 lockdown. The indoor rink, opened by the shopping center in 1981, has served as an iconic area location for both figure skating and hockey for 40 years.

    After signing a lease effective August 1, 2021, ASEC and the Kings immediately began improvements to LA Kings Ice. Technology system upgrades and interior and exterior branding have been a primary focus. In addition, repairs to the cold floor pipe system, leveling for the ice rink subfloor, repair of the dasher board system, a new scoreboard and new rental skates are forthcoming. Upgraded lighting and sound equipment as well as high-speed public internet access will also enhance the experience for ice rink users.

    Renovations are anticipated to be completed in the coming weeks. A grand reopening is currently scheduled for Tuesday, September 7th, when LA Kings Ice at Promenade on the Peninsula can open under applicable public health orders. Additional details on the September 7th event will be forthcoming.

    Today’s announcement is also the latest in a series of Kings/ASEC joint ventures in Southern California ice sports management. This past February, The City of Santa Clarita awarded a contract to the Kings and ASEC for the operation of the city-owned ice rink located at 27745 Smyth Drive in Valencia. The former Ice Station was purchased by the city in fall 2020 and underwent renovations to update the aesthetics and ensure the facility is safe and systems are functional prior to its reopening this past spring. In 2019, ASEC and the Kings renovated Pickwick Ice in Burbank at a cost of approximately $1 million. The facility was then rebranded as LA Kings Pickwick Ice Center and enjoyed its reopening that August.

  • The Brews Hall Happy Hour

    August 9, 2021

    The Brews Hall now offers Happy Hour with discounts on the whole menu at both locations!

    Diners can now enjoy all that great food, craft beer and cocktails every Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. with $3 off cocktails, $2 off beer and wine and $1 off entrees. There are four different food concepts and two breweries to choose from: George Lopez’s Chingon Kitchen, Chicken T.W.I.L.I., Rock & Fish Grill, Colin Cowherd’s The Herd, Buzzrock Brewing and George Lopez Brewing.

    It’s summertime and the weather is gorgeous, so why not grab a seat on the patio at the Pier Plaza location for exceptional people watching?!? It’s a great way to wind down from the work day!

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

    The Brews Hall is located at 73 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 and 21770 Del Amo Circle East, Torrance, CA 90503.

  • White Light White Night Tickets Still Available

    August 6, 2021

    Support Walk With Sally by purchasing your ticket TODAY for the biggest event of the year, White Light White Night on Saturday, August 21 hosted by Campus 2100.

    • VIP Goldlight Luxury Cabana – $12,500
    • VIP Silverlight Cabana – $6,500
    • VIP Bronzelight Lounge – $4,200
    • Candlelight Table – $2,500
    • Single VIP Ticket – $450
    • General Admission Ticket – $250

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

  • Virtual Town Hall on Senate Bills SB9 and SB10 *THIS IS IMPORTANT*

    August 5, 2021

    There is a Virtual Town Hall being held on August 7th at 10 a.m. regarding Senate Bills SB9 and SB10.

    Senate Bills SB9 and 10 have passed the State Senate and will be heard in the Assembly as early as 8/16/21. These bills will mean the end of single-family zoned neighborhoods throughout CA. They permit developers and real estate investors to build (with ADUs) 6 units of market rate housing (SB9) or 14 units (SB10) and NO affordable housing is required.

    The link to register is below. Learn more about how you can fight back against the state’s desire to erode and remove local control over zoning.

    Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1ewLTLxoT46aQ5N2nZMgCg?fbclid=IwAR0hpmfwWM0J3GJ5e5bbpVKFWHptsNkZGAO6Cdm_HtXWobX_Uz1fPMrzfas.


  • Take the BCHD Community Health Survey

    August 4, 2021

    Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is asking residents of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach to take its Community Health Survey to better understand local health needs. Residents are encouraged to fill out the survey to ensure their health needs will be taken into consideration when BCHD determines its health priorities.

    The last day to complete the survey is Monday, August 30 and the survey takes about 20 minutes to complete.

    When you have completed the survey, you will have the option to enter an opportunity drawing for a chance to win two tickets to the BeachLife Festival or gift cards to Blue Zones Project Approved restaurants. Winners will be selected after the survey closes and notified by Friday, September 3.

    To take the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N25LQDK.

    At the end of the survey, you’ll have to fill out a short form to be entered into the drawing at https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/7c9909660a5045bd887b5a4eceedc1bf.

  • Volunteers Needed for Food to Life

    August 3, 2021

    Food for Life is looking for volunteers for the food delivery program.

    The Food to Life mission is to deliver food to Veterans and Seniors in need, and they are affiliated with Meals on Wheels. What started out as an Orange County charity to feed Jewish seniors in need, has grown into a Southern California charity that delivers food to Veterans and Seniors in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties.

    They need volunteers for food delivery in the South Bay, Long Beach and San Pedro.

    They are so willing to make it convenient for the volunteers – the meals can be delivered to a local designated spot, where volunteers pick up and deliver them to those in need. The food is delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Because the organization started as a Jewish charity, the meals are Kosher.

    If you are interested in volunteering, contact Linda at linda.conkey4@gmail.com and provide your name and phone number by 15 August 2021.

    For additional information, visit the website at https://kevindobson.org/home-page/.

  • Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Auditions

    August 1, 2021

    Calling all singers!

    Los Cancioneros Master Chorale has openings for singers of all voice parts.

    For audition information, please email yufahn.yuen@gmail.com and put LC Auditions in the subject line.

    Founded in 1949, LC Master Chorale presents concerts in a variety of music genres at The Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Artistic Director Allan Robert Petker has planned another season of beautiful music.

  • LiveWell Kids Garden Prep Day

    July 31, 2021

    Beach Cities Health District is looking for volunteers for Garden Prep Day on Wednesday, August 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.

    On Wednesday, August 4, businesses, organizations and residents of the Beach Cities will come together with one mission—to create a healthy beach community.
    The goal is to enhance our community’s health through the act of volunteerism. A simple act of volunteering can derive many health benefits such as higher rates of life satisfaction, social connections and longevity.

    Support the LiveWell Kids Garden Program by volunteering in our school gardens in Redondo Beach to help prep them for the upcoming school year.

    Activities include:
    • Assembling composter
    • Clearing garden beds
    • Cultivating & adding soil
    • Planting seeds
    • Building garden boxes

    To register, visit the website at https://bchd.org/gardenprepday.


  • White Light White Night Volunteer Opportunity

    July 30, 2021

    Walk With Sally needs volunteers for the annual White Light White Night event!

    They’re looking for localistas to spread the word by hanging posters in your community.

    Just in case you didn’t know, when you volunteer, you get to attend the MOST AMAZEBALLS EVENT of the year!!!

    Get involved, use your powers for good, and have a rockin’ good time!

    To sign up, visit the website at https://walkwithsally.org/.

  • Mychal’s Silent Auction is Now Live

    July 28, 2021

    Mychal’s Learning Place Silent Auction is LIVE!

    Get your bids in and mark your favorite items so you don’t miss any bidding updates. Keep checking back, since more items will be added throughout the week.

    The Annual Luncheon will take place on Saturday, July 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Westdrift.

    To start bidding, visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/jON/.

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


  • Celebrate National Chicken Finger Day @ Raising Cane’s

    July 27, 2021

    Raising Cane’s will celebrate National Chicken Finger Day by giving away one free chicken finger to customers who order an adult Combo Meal via the Cane’s mobile app on Tuesday, July 27!

    Founded on the premise of “making the highest quality chicken finger meals anywhere,” Raising Cane’s ONE LOVE® are just that … the best. The restaurant’s sole focus of preparing and serving high-quality chicken finger meals creates a level of quality unmatched in the industry. So, it should come as no surprise that Raising Cane’s created National Chicken Finger Day in honor of its 100% premium white meat chicken tenderloins that are marinated, hand-battered and cooked to order.

    “At Raising Cane’s, we have ONE LOVE – quality chicken finger meals – and we created National Chicken Finger Day to celebrate our passion,” said Founder and CEO Todd Graves. “We’re excited to celebrate our delicious chicken fingers with Caniacs across the country on July 27. It’s simple for our customers – all they have to do is order a Combo Meal through our mobile app, and they’ll get a free chicken finger!”

    Raising Cane’s is consistently ranked among the top restaurant brands for food quality, speed of service, cleanliness, and customer service. Technomic® also recently announced Cane’s was voted by its Customers as the top fast-casual Restaurant for Customer Safety during the pandemic.

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

    Raising Cane’s is located at 23000 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505 and 2063 W Redondo Beach Boulevard, Gardena, CA 90247.

  • ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

    July 24, 2021

    The El Segundo Museum of Art is now accepting submissions for the ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival: BLUE/S.

    What does “BLUE/S” mean to you?

    BLUE/S: color, shades, reflections, harmony, mood, melancholy, serene, peace, music, heritage, flow, rebirth, space, cosmos, artificial, etc.

    Make a 60 second film and submit it to the ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival: BLUE/S! Deadline for submissions is Saturday, October 23 2021 at 5pm PST.

    Films will be reviewed by a panel of judges from the El Segundo and Los Angeles arts community who will decide which films will be featured at the screening event at ESMoA and on the ESMoA website between December 1 and December 4, 2021.

    All ages are welcome to submit films!

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