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Palos Verdes Concors D’Elegance Offers Discounted Tickets

April 21, 2018

The Palos Verdes Concors D’Elegance will take place on Sunday, September 30 at Zamperini Field at Torrance Airport.

The event promises to be a Concours to remember with side-by-side displays of world class automobiles and vintage aircraft.

In celebration of the Concors 25th Anniversary, discounted tickets are available for only $25! This is a limited time offer, so grab your tickets now!

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

Louis Zamperini Field is located at 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance, CA 90505.


Yoga on the Roof & Sound Healing

April 20, 2018

Yoga on the Roof is doing another Sound Healing tonight, Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Crown Plaza.

Enjoy a stimulating yoga session followed by a sound healing experience. Bring your blankets/pillows to stay cozy!

Come get your ZEN on!

A donation of $20 is suggested.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/379834115868953/.

Crown Plaza is located at 300 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

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Green Line Extension to Torrance Community Meeting

April 19, 2018

The community is invited to a Public Meeting to learn more about the Supplemental Alternatives Analysis phase of Metro’s Green Line Extension to Torrance project tonight, Thursday, April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

The Green Line Extension to Torrance project involves studying passenger transit service options along a four-mile segment of the Harbor Subdivision Corridor from the existing Redondo Beach Marine Station to the proposed Regional Transit Center (RTC) in Torrance. The extension will be served by both the Metro Green and Crenshaw/LAX Lines.

They want to hear your feedback!

Free parking is available.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1917885454950253/.

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.


E l Segundo Lunchtime Shuttle Service

April 18, 2018

The City of El Segundo has a FREE Lunchtime Shuttle Service Monday through Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Shuttle operates on a continuous loop every 10 minutes. Courteous and professional drivers will take you, your friends and co-workers to local hotspots and restaurants.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.elsegundo.org/depts/recreation/brochure_and_programs/shuttle_services.asp.


Margarita Tuesdays @ Ragin Cajun

April 17, 2018

Ragin Cajun introduces Margarita Tuesdays!

All day, every Tuesday, enjoy $2 Margaritas – not only at the bar, but throughout the restaurant!

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


BCHD Advisory Committees Now Accepting Applications

April 16, 2018

The Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Board of Directors is seeking qualified residents and high school students of the cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach 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. Regular members serve a two-year term and high school students serve a one-year term.

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 – Assists the board in formulating and fulfilling the Beach Cities Health District’s vision, mission and goals.
-Finance Committee – Assists the board with ensuring the Beach Cities Health District’s financial health.

An applicant must be a resident of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach or Manhattan Beach. Regular committee members must complete the BCHD Committee Application and submit with a resumé or curriculum vitae.

Although active community recruitment takes place in the spring of each year, applications for regular committee members are available all year in case a vacancy occurs.

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


Big Wave Surfboard Giveaway @ Rock & Brews

April 15, 2018

As spring brings warmer weather, and thoughts of white sand summer vacations take over. Rock & Brews, the rock-inspired, family-friendly restaurant brand has joined forces with Kona Brewery for a Big Wave Surfboard Giveaway*. Guests visiting Rock & Brews locations in El Segundo & Redondo Beach during the month of April will receive a “text to win” code entering them to win one of four Kona surfboards.

National Beer Day is on April 7, and for a brand like Rock & Brews that celebrates great beer, rock and roll and amazing food every day, it is like a national holiday,” said Michael ‘Sully’ Sullivan, CEO of Rock & Brews. “So, rather than celebrate for a day, we decided to celebrate all month long in partnership with Kona Brewery.”

Since its debut on the mainland in 2012, Kona Brewery’s Big Wave Golden Ale has been recognized for its distinctive tropical aroma and citrus hop blend. In 2014, the North American Brewers Association awarded Kona Brewery with a gold medal in the Light Ale category. A year earlier, the beer won top honors in the U.S. Open Beer Championships, Great International Beer and Cider Competition, and International Brewing Awards.

For more information on the Big Wave Surfboard Giveaway at Rock & Brews, visit:

•Rock & Brews El Segundo, http://www.rockandbrews.com/elsegundo or call (310) 615-9890. 615 Main St., El Segundo, CA 90245.
•Rock & Brews Redondo Beach, http://www.rockandbrews.com/redondobeach or call (310) 378-4970. 6300 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

*No purchase necessary. Guests must be 21 and over to win. The opportunity begins April 1, 2018 and will run through April 30, 2018. Kona Brewery will be contacting winners directly after April 30, 2018.


Kevin Sousa @ Orlando’s

April 14, 2018

Kevin Sousa is playing at Orlando’s Pizzeria tonight from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Kevin Sousa will be throwing down with his amazing voice Come sing along and let the ambience consume you. All ages appropriate, so bring the whole family along for dinner!

For additional information and to make reservations, visit the website at http://www.pizzeriaorlandos.com/.

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

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Block-Long Garage Sale

April 13, 2018

Several Hollywood Riviera homeowners will be clearing out closets, drawers, attics, garages, crawl spaces, backyards, patios and cupboards for a Block-Long Garage Sale on Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to noon.

You know what they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure! There will be lots of great stuff up for grabs: furniture, small appliances, books, clothes, jewelry, glassware, cookware, dishes, toys, games, sports equipment, bedding/linens, patio furniture, art, home decor, landscaping/gardening equipment, electronics and more!

The Block Long Garage Sale will take place at 305 to 375 Camino De Las Colinas, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.


Torrance Candidate Forums

April 12, 2018

On Tuesday, June 5, the City of Torrance will be hosting the next General Municipal Election and will be electing a Mayor, three City Councilmembers, City Clerk, City Treasurer.

As a voter, you really need to be informed! By attending a Candidates’ Forum, you will gain insight into those running for office, plus, you can meet the candidates in person and ask questions.

Here is a list of the upcoming Candidates’ Forums:

Forum: Mayor, City Council
When: Thursday, April 12th
Where: North Torrance High School Library – 3620 W. 182nd St., Torrance
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sponsor: North Torrance HOA
Info: www.NTHA.org
Forum: Mayor, City Council
When: Monday, April 16th
Where: Kathy Geissert Library Meeting Room – 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sponsor: Torrance Performing Arts Consortium
Forum: Mayor, City Council, City Clerk, City Treasurer
When: Wednesday, April 25th
Where: Barlett Senior Center – 1318 Cravens Avenue (upstairs), Old Torrance
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sponsor: Old Torrance Neighborhood Assoc.
Info: www.OldTorranceNeighbors.org
Forum: Mayor, City Council
When: Thursday, May 10th
Where: Garden Room – Torrance Cultural Arts Center – 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sponsor: North Torrance Neighborhood Alliance

In addition to the Candidates’ Forums, thanks to the City Clerk and her team, you also have a one-stop-shop to get the answers you’ll need to make an informed decision for whom to vote. Visit http://www.TorranceVotes.org, a website created to empower the voter, and to provide each person the ability to frame their own questions based on their own values and to build voting skills by learning.

Your vote will decide the direction the City will take in the next four to eight years, so make SURE you know for whom you are casting your vote.


Homeless in the South Bay

April 11, 2018

Southern Cal is in the midst of a massive homeless crisis, and while the South Bay may not have as big an issue as other cities, many of our South Bay retailers and residents are already dealing with this challenge.

Remember that sometimes a handout is NOT a hand up. The homeless need more help than a handout. The following organizations can help with Housing Assistance; Interim Housing; Veteran Services; Mental Health Care; Medical Clinic; Employment Services; Benefits Enrollment, etc.

PATH – Outreach Hotline: 562-457-0205 (72 hour response)
HARBOR INTERFAITH SERVICES – during business hours 424-276-3602 ext 294, ask for Breanna Jaijairam, bjaijairam@harborinterfaith.org


El Segundo Election Day

April 10, 2018

ATTENTION EL SEGUNDO RESIDENTS!!! Don’t forget to make your way to the polls today to vote for two new City Council Members!

Two seats will be vacant as Mayor Suzanne Fuentes retires from eight years of service to the City as a Council Member and Mayor and Mike Dugan moves on to enjoy his retirement after four years as a Council Member.

Four candidates will be vying for these seats including Maria Barden, Lance Giroux, Scot Nicol and Chris Pimentel.

The Chamber asked the candidates three questions pertaining to business and their backgrounds. Visit http://files.constantcontact.com/cf2e37f6001/40f99275-1ca1-4e00-9598-01dc56e74be4.pdf for a downloadable PDF of the Q & A.


Spanish Language Practice at RB North Branch Library

April 9, 2018

You know you can speak Spanish, at least a little bit, but who can you practice with so that you can improve? The Redondo Beach North Branch Library offers Spanish Language Practice.

The practice sessions are on Mondays, April 9 and May 7 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and are led by facilitator Nichols Brown. Participants need to already know a little Spanish to participate.

The sessions are free program and open to the public.

For more information on programs and services at Redondo Beach Public Library, please call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.

The practices will be held in the Meeting Room at Redondo Beach North Branch Library, located at 2000 Artesia Boulevard in Redondo Beach. Free parking is available behind the Library.


Free Groceries

April 8, 2018

St Margaret’s Center offers free groceries for low income households every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Communities served include Inglewood, Lennox, Hawthorne, El Segundo, Lawndale, Gardena and Manhattan Beach.

Items include fresh produce, fruits, dairy, meat, bakery, canned goods and baby food. Once a month per family. Bring your bags for a mystery reward.

For additional information and to put your name on the list, call 310-672-2208

St Margaret’s Center is located at 10217 Inglewood Avenue, Lennox CA 90304.


Volunteers Needed @ TAM

April 7, 2018

The Torrance Art Museum is looking for volunteers to join their team!

Volunteers are one of the richest resources at the Torrance Art Museum. The museum offers a variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from meeting the public at the information desk, serving as an educational docent and gallery guide, to working behind the scenes installing art exhibits.

Whatever your skills and interests are, there is a good chance they have a place for you.

For Additional information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator via email at CHernandez@TorranceCA.Gov or call (310) 618-2378 ext. 3846.


Book Holiday Parties @ The ADM Now!

April 6, 2018

The Automobile Driving Museum encourages local businesses to book holiday parties early and take advantage of the Corporate Neighbor Appreciation special!

Book your holiday party early and save! Get 20% off the venue rental for April 2018. Discount valid through April 30. Get a 15% discount for holiday party rentals in November and December.

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.

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Distracted Driving Enforcement

April 5, 2018

Ten years after “hands-free” became law, drivers are using their cell phones less often while driving, but distracted driving remains a serious safety challenge in California. Observing April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the first week in April as California Teen Safe Driving Week, safety advocates will focus on education and enforcement efforts statewide.

The Manhattan Beach Police Department will join law enforcement throughout the state to step up enforcement along with awareness efforts by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to discourage distracted driving. Officers will be focusing on enforcing all cell phone and distracted driving laws this month. The goal is to increase voluntary compliance by drivers, but sometimes citations are necessary for motorists to better understand the importance of distracted driving.

April 5th and 13th have been designated as the two statewide enforcement dates when law enforcement agencies will step up distracted driving enforcement activities. The California Department of Transportation will put distracted driving messages on the changeable message signs on freeways during April.

Traffic officers have issued hundreds of thousands of citations over the past three years to those texting or calling on a hand-held cell phone. Recent legislation now makes it illegal to use your smartphone’s apps will driving. Still, everyone has seen other drivers on a device driving in a dangerous manner next to them during a commute or a trip around town.

Smart phones are part of everyone’s lives now. Texting, phone calls and posting on social media are nearly addicting but doing these things can have deadly consequences while driving. Changing these dangerous habits will help make our roadways safer for everyone.”

The Manhattan Beach Police Department recommends the following Safety Tips:

-If you receive a text message or need to send one, pull over and park your car in a safe location, but ‘never’ on a freeway. Once you are safely off the road, it is safe to text.
-Designate your passenger as your “designated texter.” Allow them access to your phone to respond to calls or messages.
-Do not engage in social media scrolling or messaging while driving.
-Cell phone use can be habit-forming. Struggling to not text and drive? Put the cell phone in the trunk or back seat of your vehicle until you arrive at your final destination.

This campaign is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Fan Appreciation Nights @ Saint Rocke

April 4, 2018

Saint Rocke is hosting a couple of Fan Appreciation Nights on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, May 5.

Saint Rocke appreciates all the community support and wants to thank you with FREE tickets! Use promo code EASTEREGG for two FREE TICKETS to either of the following shows. Only a limited amount are available, so act fast!

Paradise Kitty on Friday, April 13 – an all-girl, all Guns N’ Roses tribute band.


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Saved by the 90s on Saturday, May 5.


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

Baran’s 2239 Featured in Westways

April 3, 2018

I always get excited when I come across something South Bay in a major publication or on TV. Suddenly, the rest of the world is discovering what locals have known all along – there’s a lot of great stuff happening in the Bubble!

While reading this month’s Westways magazine, I came across a terrific review of Baran’s 2239. Baran’s has been a hit with locals since the doors opened for business and now the rest of So Cal knows about it. The South Bay lifestyle is so laid back we don’t often bother with reservations, but in this case, I recommend them for the foreseeable future!

For additional information and reservations, visit the website at https://www.barans2239.com/about/.

Baran’s 2239 is located at 502 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


ESMoA Photo Festival Call for Artwork

April 2, 2018

El Segundo Museum of Art has put out a Call for Artwork for the first Photo Festival, This is Awkward. The Festival will take place on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5.

How do you define awkward? Submit your photo or photo-based artwork that explores the theme of awkward. Submissions will be counted on a first-come, first serve basis starting on April 9.

Please note that framed submissions cannot exceed 18” x 24” x 3”. Submissions will remain open until April 28 or until all spaces are filled. No more than two (2) submissions per artist. All artwork must be ready to hang.

Send all submissions to submit@artlab21.org. All artworks must be dropped off at ESMoA no later than May 2. ESMoA cannot print artworks.

For additional information and submission form, visit the website at https://esmoa.org/event/open-call-for-photo-festival-this-is-awkward/.