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  • BCHD to Close its COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Sites

    June 12, 2021

    As the need for large-scale COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites decreases, Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) will close its COVID-19 testing site and vaccination clinics.

    According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), vaccine demand has shifted, and the County has significantly increased the number
    of sites served by mobile teams. In fact, 75% of Hermosa Beach residents, 78% of Manhattan Beach residents and 75% of Redondo Beach residents age 16+ are vaccinated with at least one dose. BCHD will be pivoting back to many of its pre-COVID-19 operations, including recently reopening its Center for Health & Fitness, and planning for a return to in-person community events and programs.

    BCHD’s AdventurePlex facility held its final vaccine clinic on May 22 and will be reopened for summer camp beginning June 21. BCHD’s mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics for students and school families will continue through June 14.

    “From the outset of this pandemic, one of our primary goals was to ensure that COVID-19 testing and vaccines were easily accessible to people who live and work in the Beach Cities,” said Beach Cities Health District CEO Tom Bakaly. “We find ourselves in a very different place than we did a year ago. Much has been accomplished in the last 15 months to help get us through this pandemic thanks to our staff, our volunteers, our civic partners and Beach Cities residents, all of whom have remained diligent in the battle with COVID-19.”

    BCHD’s team, comprised of staff and numerous volunteers, have administered more than 16,000 doses of vaccine, helping educators, school staff, students and families in the South Bay Consortium for School Vaccines – comprised of 11 public school districts in the South Bay – get vaccinated.

    BCHD’s COVID-19 testing site in Redondo Beach held in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services additionally provided tests for more than 150,000 county residents since April 2020. BCHD also extended COVID-19 testing to local student athletes, teachers and prom attendees.

    BCHD’s Care Managers have returned to serving clients in-person for those who prefer it. They’ve also helped 85% of BCHD’s Care Management clients get fully vaccinated through helping to schedule appointments, and coordinating transportation as needed.

    LACDPH also announced it will transition its four large capacity vaccination sites to smaller community sites, saying they remain committed to getting vaccine into neighborhoods where they can continue to reach people who may have limited ability or time to get to large vaccination sites.

    After Sunday, June 13, the County will transition the other three large capacity vaccination sites located at The Forum, Pomona Fairplex, and L.A. County Office of Education to nearby community sites. Beginning on Tuesday, June 15, residents can go to the following community vaccination sites:

    South Bay Family Health Center on BCHD Campus
    514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach CA 90277
    Hours of operation: Mon, Wed and Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    South Bay Pharmacy
    520 N. Prospect Ave. (suite 110), Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    Hours of operation: Mon– Fri, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 2 – 5 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Ted Watkins Memorial Park
    1335 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90002
    Hours of operation: Tues-Sat, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Commerce Senior Citizens Center
    2555 Commerce Way, Commerce, CA 90040
    Hours of operation: Tues-Sat, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex
    13000 Clarkdale Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
    Hours of operation: Tues-Sat, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    To find a vaccination site near you, to make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much more, visit http://www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and http://www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish). If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment, connecting to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

    If you or someone you know in the Beach Cities needs help with health-related information and referrals, please call BCHD’s Assistance, Information & Referral line at 310-374-3426, ext. 256, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or visit http://bchd.org/resources.

  • Electric Bike Ban Now Actively Being Enforced in Hermosa Beach

    June 12, 2021

    I was riding my e-bike north on the bike path and when I arrived at Herondo, I saw a large, illuminated sign stating that electric or motorized vehicles of all types are not allowed on the Strand or Pier Plaza.

    The municipal code has been on the books for several years but is now actively being enforced.

    12.20.220 Motorized and electric wheeled devices.

    No electric or motorized bicycle, moped, electric scooter, electric skateboard, or motorized vehicle (as defined in Section 10.04.010) of any kind other than those used for the purpose of protecting life or property shall be ridden, pedaled, walked, carried onto or otherwise enter any portion of the Strand walkway, Pier Plaza, or beach at any time when the motorized- or electric-propelled power is in use. A violation of this section shall be an infraction. (Ord. 18-1387 §5 (part), 2018: prior code § 5-24)

    To read the strand and beach regulations, visit https://www.codepublishing.com/CA/HermosaBeach/#!/HermosaBeach12/HermosaBeach1220.html%2312.20.220.

    Pardon the crummy photo….

  • Redondo Beach Public Library 2021 Summer Reading Program

    June 11, 2021

    Redondo Beach Public Library 2021 Summer Reading Program runs from June 5 to August 14. This year’s theme is Color Your World.

    Celebrate the awesomeness of summer at your Library! Due to COVID-19, the program will be an all on-line program this year. Everyone is welcome to join the Reading Colors Your World summer reading program.

    How It Works:
    • Register online or in person for either the Children, Teen or Adult Summer Reading Program at https://redondo.beanstack.org/
    • Complete the Summer Challenge by logging your minutes or books
    • Participate in virtual programs via zoom and Library Facebook
    • Earn digital badges by completing activities and reading books
    • Some activities will enable you to enter a monthly opportunity drawing or earn an extra badge
    • Pick up Finishing prizes at the Main Library. Dates of pickup to be determined

    For additional information, visit the website at https://www.redondo.org/depts/library/default.asp.

  • City of Lomita Now Accepting Applications for City Commissions

    June 10, 2021

    The City of Lomita is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on its Public Safety and Traffic Commission with a term ending in June 2023 and a separate vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Commission with the term ending in June 2025.

    Lomita residents who are both 18 and older and registered to vote are encouraged to apply. Each Commission consists of five members appointed by the City Council and act in a advisory capacity to the City Council. Meetings are held once a month at 6 p.m. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend a commission meeting.

    Applications and a summary of duties for each commission are available by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 310-325-7110 or by visiting the website at http://www.lomita.com/cityhall/cclerk/index.cfm?p=boards.cfm&h=m.

  • Destination: Art Celebrates Healthcare Heroes

    June 9, 2021

    Destination: Art Celebrates Healthcare Heroes with an exhibit by Dr. Carol Francis.

    The pandemic may be on the wane in the US, but the effect on frontline healthcare workers is an extended period of healing.

    Dr. Carol Francis, a psychologist whose practice is in Torrance, began painting portraits of these frontline healers in South Bay hospitals and care facilities, as a way to acknowledge their heroic efforts and individual struggles.

    She is also an associate artist at Destination: Art Studio and Gallery in Torrance, where more than 60 of her portraits are on display.

    “We are honored to exhibit these poignant portraits in our art space,” says Destination: Art President Margaret Lindsay. “Destination: Art believes acknowledging the local community, and these healthcare workers have had a far greater impact on all of our lives than we may ever know.”

    View the show online or in person by making an appointment.

    Destination: Art is located at 1815 W 213th Street, #135​, Torrance, CA.

    For additional information, visit the website at http://www.destination-art.net.

  • What to expect on June 15th (per LA County Dept. of Public Health June 7, 2021)

    June 8, 2021

    Last week, the Cal/OSHA standards board recommended relaxing physical distancing and masking requirements for fully vaccinated workers, and other adjustments to align with the June 15 reopening. If the standards are approved by the Office of Administrative Law in the next 10 calendar days, the standards are expected to go into effect no later than June 15. The revised standards include the following:
    • Face Coverings: Fully vaccinated workers without COVID-19 symptoms do not need to wear face coverings in a room where everyone else is fully vaccinated and not showing symptoms. In rooms where everyone is not vaccinated, face coverings continue to be required for everyone regardless of vaccination status. Both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated workers without symptoms do not need to wear face coverings outdoors except when working at “outdoor mega events” with over 10,000 attendees, which may include events or theme parks.
    • Physical Distancing: When the revised standards take effect, employers can eliminate physical distancing and partitions/barriers for employees working indoors and at outdoor mega events if an employer provides respirators, such as N95s, to unvaccinated employees for voluntary use. After July 31, physical distancing and barriers are no longer required (except during outbreaks) provided all unvaccinated employees are offered respirators for voluntary use.
    • Exclusion from the Workplace: Fully vaccinated workers who do not have COVID-19 symptoms no longer need to be excluded from the workplace after a close contact.
    • Special Protections for Housing and Transportation: Special COVID-19 prevention measures that apply to employer-provided housing and transportation no longer apply if all occupants are fully vaccinated.
    Employers will still be required to maintain a written COVID-19 Prevention Program with the following changes:
    • Employers must review the California Department of Public Health’s Interim guidance for Ventilation, Filtration, and Air Quality in Indoor Environments.
    • COVID-19 prevention training must now include information on how the vaccine is effective at preventing COVID-19 and protecting against both transmission and serious illness or death.

    For more information, visit http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/vaccine/index.htm.

  • Subscribe to the SBBJ Weekend Guide

    June 7, 2021

    The best way to keep up with what’s going down in the South Bay – and suddenly, there’s A LOT – is to subscribe to the South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide.

    Next week, California will fully open up…… and finally, finally, events are being announced and scheduled.

    When you subscribe, every Thursday morning you’ll receive an email detailing all the fabulous things to do, places to go and people to know in the South Bay.

    You can subscribe by scrolling down the right side of any page of the website where you’ll find the SBBJ Weekend Guide and the RSS Feed subscription boxes.

    Did I mention, it’s FREE? What are you waiting for???

    To subscribe, visit https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/.

  • Sea Lions Released at Terranea

    June 6, 2021

    In partnership with Terranea Resort, the Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC) rehabilitation team released two rehabilitated sea lions back into their natural habitat at Terranea’s Beach Cove in advance of World Oceans Day on June 8.

    “We are very happy to share this positive recovery as part of our ongoing mission to care for and protect Los Angeles marine life,” said MMCC President Amber Becerra. “Terranea has been a tremendous partner for more than 10 years as part of their commitment to sustainability and protecting our precious coastal habitat.”

    To date, the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur has treated and helped rehabilitate more than 8,000 marine mammal patients. The MMCC facility serves all Los Angeles county beaches where they provide care to injured or sick sea lions or sea lions stranded on the 70 miles of beach; with the goal to rehabilitate and release them back to their ocean habitat.

    “We are delighted to continue to support the Marine Mammal Care Center and its precious marine mammal patients over the past 12 years,” said Terranea Resort Sustainability Leader Lauren Bergloff. “We remain committed to protecting this unparalleled coastal setting and supporting the education of our visitors and guests to enhance awareness and encourage additional support for our partners in the community.”

    Both patients were male California sea lions, rehabilitated and released after being found stranded and emaciated in the South Bay.

    To learn more, visit https://marinemammalcare.org/

  • 100 Things to Do in Torrance

    June 5, 2021

    From 1912 until 1921, Torrance was a privately held city. In 1921, the population of Torrance was about 1,800, and the community put the idea of incorporating Torrance as a city to a vote. The vote to incorporate passed, 355-11, and the city was formally incorporated in May, 1921.

    Today, Torrance is a diverse, growing and thriving community.

    Celebrate this milestone by experiencing all that Torrance has to offer! Each week 10 new experiences will be released for you to enjoy.

    For all the detail, visit https://www.torranceca.gov/our-city/citywide-special-events/100-years-of-incorporation#ad-image-41.

  • South Coast Botanic Garden Launches New Bespoke Picnic Program

    June 4, 2021

    South Coast Botanic Garden is now offering Bespoke Picnics!

    Planning a picnic in the Garden? Let the staff up the ante for you! The Special Events team will help you set up your next picnic in the Garden with the new Bespoke Picnic program.

    Pick from five themes in five locations in the Garden, and the team will do the rest! Customize your experience with various add-ons like a corkage fee for up to two bottles of wine, charcuterie plates and more.

    Learn more at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/south-coast-botanic-garden-launches-new-bespoke-picnic-program/.

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

  • TOCA Needs Your Help…… Again

    June 3, 2021

    Why is it the arts programs are always first to the chopping block??? I received the following from Chris Wolf, Executive & Artistic Director of the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation…..

    “Sadly, it is that time again.

    On Tuesday May 18th, Council member George Chen moved to reduce the portion of TOCA’s funding that has been used to offset staff costs and to for other events such as Dancing with the SB Stars and the Studio Cabaret series. Chen’s reasoning for the reduction of support was he wanted to see TOCA expand our fundraising effort, not taking into consideration that we have just experienced a yearlong pandemic and were unable to host our annual SouthBay Festival of the Arts fundraiser for two consecutive years.

    With the proposed, and approved reduction of this support, TOCA will no longer be able to operate and we will have to close our doors for good.

    We are sure that you are as tired of fighting for the Arts as we are, but it looks like the battle continues. While for over 25 years, the TOCA has been proud to bring quality cultural and entertainment events to the South Bay. Our events have become the pride of Torrance and the South Bay. Still, it seems every year we find ourselves back in the situation where we have to fight to keep our mission alive.

    If you would like TOCA to continue, we ask that you let the Torrance City Council know. Tell them how much TOCA means to you and the city, ask them to continue fully funding TOCA. You may have done this as recently as last year, but until we are able to convince the city council of the need to keep the arts alive, we will need to continue to ask for your help.

    Our official request will be heard by the council at the June 22nd city council meeting.

    Below are the email addresses and phone numbers for all the council members. We urge you to, once again, let them know you’d like them to keep TOCA alive so that we can continue our mission on behalf of Torrance and the South Bay.”

    Patrick J. Furey, Mayor
    Phone: (310) 618-2801
    Fax: (310) 618-5841
    [email protected]

    George K. Chen, Councilmember
    Phone: (310) 618-2801
    Fax: (310) 618-5841
    [email protected]

    Mike Griffiths, Councilmember
    Phone: (310) 781-7667
    Fax: (310) 618-5841
    [email protected]

    Sharon Kalani, Councilmember
    Phone: (310) 618-2801
    Fax: (310) 618-5841
    [email protected]

    Aurelio Mattucci, Councilmember
    Phone: (310) 618-2801
    Fax: (310) 618-5841
    [email protected]

    Aram Chaparyan, Torrance City Manager
    [email protected]

    Please cc Shant Megerdichian, Director, General Services Department at:
    [email protected]

    Also here is the mailing address for the city in case you would prefer to write a letter.
    City of Torrance, City Hall
    3031 Torrance Blvd.
    Torrance, CA 90503

    Together we can save the arts in Torrance!

    Please consider supporting TOCA and the performing arts in the South Bay. Simply text “TOCAlive” to 44-321 or click the button.

  • Redondo Beach Public Libraries Now Open

    June 2, 2021

    Redondo Beach Public Library buildings are open for browsing and limited computer and reference service only.

    Patron numbers will be metered to ensure the buildings do not exceed 75% capacity. Patrons are limited to 30 minutes or less in the buildings. There is no seating available except at a limited number of public access computers that will be available for 30 minutes per day per user. Newspapers, room rentals, study rooms, and children’s toys are not available at this time.

    Face coverings are required except for children ages 2 and under and patrons are required to maintain a 6-foot distance between all individuals not in the same family.

    Sneeze guards are in place at all service desks, and hand sanitizing stations are available for the public at both locations.

    Library Takeout is suspended but patrons who are unable to come inside the building due to medical concerns can call the library to arrange for an outdoor delivery of items they have placed on hold.

    For additional information, visit the website at https://www.redondo.org/depts/library/default.asp.

    Main Library
    303 N. Pacific Coast Highway
    Monday: 3:00pm-7:00pm
    Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00am-7:00pm
    Friday: 2:00pm-6:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm

    North Branch
    2000 Artesia Blvd.
    Monday-Thursday: 1:00pm-7:00pm
    Closed Fridays
    Saturdays: 9:00am-5:00pm

  • El Segundo Vaccine Clinics

    June 1, 2021

    The El Segundo Unified School District has partnered with the City of El Segundo to host COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinics for adults and youth at El Segundo Middle School June 1 through 3 and June 8 through 9.

    Appointments are available after school from 1:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

    Children ages 12 to 15 need to be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian. Children 16 and 17 can be alone but need to bring a signed waiver consent form.

    Schedule an appointment using one of the following links:
    • June 1 – https://www.caprepmod.org//appointment/en/reg/1060622954
    • June 2 – https://www.caprepmod.org//appointment/en/reg/9010256640
    • June 3 – https://www.caprepmod.org//appointment/en/reg/6250914063
    • June 8 – https://www.caprepmod.org//appointment/en/reg/1462908605
    • June 9 – https://www.caprepmod.org//appointment/en/reg/5661400492

    Arrive to ESMS ten minutes early and check in at the tent in the quad.
    o Bring identification: Student and Adult
    o Bring the completed Consent Form required for individuals under 18 years of age

    Download the Consent Form at https://msg.schoolmessenger.com/m/?s=Oedez8O6-tY&mal=d2b44c3e63a36045fde712cb4e58fa313b3909bee3da7c9d7d18ddcd43159d8e

    El Segundo Middle School is located at 332 Center Street, El Segundo, CA.

  • Memorial Day

    May 31, 2021

    Memorial Day Weekend is my favorite weekend of the year because it’s the unofficial start of summer – and now that we’re past the worst of the pandemic, we’ll get to once again enjoy all the outdoor concerts, fairs, festivals and other fabulous seasonal activities.

    But before all that happens, we should take a moment to remember all those who have served our country. I’ve put together a handy list of military memorial sites located throughout the South Bay, so stop by and pay your respects.


    memorial day

  • List of South Bay Breweries, Tap & Tasting Rooms

    May 29, 2021

    I’ve been keeping and updating a list of local breweries for about 7 years and it’s amazing how many have opened in that time….with even more on the horizon. The South Bay sure loves their brews!

    If you haven’t visited these tap and tasting rooms yet, be sure to put it on your ‘must do’ list. They have become an integral part of the South Bay scene and offer a fun night on the town, or a low-key place to kick back, depending on the day and time. Many offer food on-site, live music, games, tap takeovers and special events. These breweries are also a hit with out-of-towners…. I always plan a beer night for visiting family and friends.

    You can view the list at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/south-bay-craft-beer-breweries/.

    The brewery scene is constantly changing and growing, so if you know something I don’t, please drop me a line!beer 2

  • Edo Bites Grand Opening Recap

    May 28, 2021

    Last night I attended the Grand Opening of Edo Bites in Manhattan Village.

    Edo Bites is the newest eatery from chef Edoardo Baldi, proprietor of e. baldi Ristorante in Beverly Hills. Edo Bites has additional locations in The Grove, Pacific Palisades and Beverly Hills.

    It’s a small shop designed for take-out. You can order at the counter and settle at a table on the patio or the outdoor courtyard.

    The menu features Italian dishes from the Tuscan region, with a couple of non-Italian items like the Fish Taco and Crispy Chicken sandwich. In addition to starters, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and entrees, they also offer an all-day breakfast menu.

  • Moderna Vaccine Clinic

    May 26, 2021

    The El Segundo All-Hazards Incident Management Team is offering a free COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine Clinic at the Club House in Recreation Park on Thursday, May 27 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. for individuals 18 and older.

    Schedule your appointment at https://www.caprepmod.org/appointment/en/reg/4016296073

    Those who received their vaccines at previous city-sponsored clinics at the Club House in Recreation Park were in and out within 20 minutes. The process is fast, convenient and easy. Take advantage of little to no wait times and reserve your slot today.

    The Clubhouse in Recreation Park is located at 300 East Pine Avenue, El Segundo, CA.

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

    May 21, 2021


    Today the California Governor’s Office announced new details on the “full reopening” that starts June 15, 2021. There will be no capacity restrictions or physical distancing requirements. California Department of Public Health mask rules must be followed. This means vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks in most situations, even indoors. Travelers must follow CDC and state travel recommendations. Indoor ‘mega events’ will require additional restrictions that can include proof of vaccination or recent negative covid-19 test. For details about the reopening plan, visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Beyond-Blueprint-Framework.aspx.

    The State will keep current masking guidance until June 15, and L.A. County will do the same. This means that LA County Department of Public Health’s guidance remains aligned with the local Health Officer Order of May 3 until further notice.

    Workplaces remain under Cal/OSHA masking and distancing requirements, which have not yet been changed. And for unvaccinated people, masks are still required outdoors any time distancing cannot be maintained.

  • BeachLife Festival Announces Band Line Up

    May 20, 2021

    The second annual Beachlife Festival will take place September 10 through September 12 in Redondo Beach and the organizers have just announced the band line up!

    Come experience the biggest beach party in Los Angeles!

    The event will take place in the Ruby’s parking lot and Seaside Lagoon each day with a curated lineup of top-tiered bands and legendary musicians, culinary stars, and multiple surf and lifestyle components for a three-day celebration of Southern California culture.

    It’s going to be another spectacular three days of music and fun on the oceanfront!

    Tickets are on sale NOW!

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

    Seaside Lagoon is located at 137 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

  • Raising Cane’s New Location in Gardena Now Hiring

    May 19, 2021

    South Bay “Caniacs” can’t get enough Raising Cane’s, which is why the popular chicken finger concept is coming to Gardena!

    That’s right. The rapidly growing brand known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – is gearing up to make its Gardena debut at 2169 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. on Aug. 24. In the weeks ahead, Raising Cane’s will hire 110 local “Chickenthusiasts” for multiple positions, ranging from management-level to hourly Crew. When the new Restaurant opens, it will mark the third Cane’s in South Bay and 47th in California.

    “We have seen great success and created some awesome community partnerships here in South Bay around our Carson and Torrance Restaurants, so we’re excited to continue our growth in this area,” said Area Leader of Restaurants Monique Faulkner. “The new Gardena Restaurant is centrally located in El Camino Village, making it easy for local Caniacs to stop by to get their chicken finger fix. Our next step will be to hire an exceptional Crew to join us in sharing our ONE LOVE with everyone in the Community. We can’t wait to open this summer!”

    At Raising Cane’s, it all starts with the chicken finger. The 100% premium white meat chicken tenderloins are marinated, hand-battered and cooked to order. The menu is also renowned for its craveable – some say addictive – secret-recipe Cane’s sauce, crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, Texas toast, freshly brewed sweet tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade. The company is likewise known for its commitment to active community involvement, centered on its six areas of focus: education, feeding the hungry, pet welfare, business development and entrepreneurship, active lifestyles and “everything else!”

    Raising Cane’s is consistently ranked among the top restaurant brands for food quality, speed of service, cleanliness, and customer service. In 2020, Sandelman ranked Raising Cane’s the third-highest Restaurant brand in the U.S. for Overall Customer Satisfaction. 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 and to apply for a job, visit the website at https://jobs.raisingcanes.com/.

  • Torrance Memorial Vaccine Clinics

    May 18, 2021

    Torrance Memorial will host a series of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics.

    The COVID-19 Vaccine Helps Protect You and Your Family! Children 12 years and older are eligible to receive their vaccine at Torrance Memorial.


    • Wednesday, May 19 from 8am-5pm
    • Thursday, May 20 from 8am-5pm
    • Wednesday, May 26 from 8am-5pm
    • Thursday, May 27 from 8am-5pm

    These clinics are all 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.)

    Why Vaccinate Your Child at Torrance Memorial?
    • Torrance Memorial clinics are managed and staffed by fully accredited nurses
    and clinicians.
    • Once vaccinated, all patients are carefully monitored by Torrance Memorial
    medical staff.
    • Parents, guardians or children who have questions or concerns can speak to a
    clinician on site.
    • One parent/guardian will be allowed to be with his/her child while they receive
    their vaccination and during period they are being monitored.

    Registration Instructions:

    To check for available appointments and to register for a Torrance Memorial vaccine clinic, visit https://myturn.ca.gov/ and enter zip code 90505 to see if there are any available appointments at a Torrance Memorial vaccine clinic.

    A parent or guardian (18+) will be required to attest that they are scheduling for the minor on the state registration website “MyTurn.ca.gov”. Parent/Guardian name and phone number are required, address is optional.

    If you have questions or need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (310) 517-4711.

  • John Von Hamersveld Water Tank Viewing Station

    May 12, 2021

    There is now a viewing station for the John Von Hamersveld Water Tank Mural, complete with a surfboard shaped bench that was recently installed on Grand Avenue.

    The bench provides residents and visitors an opportunity to sit and enjoy the John Von Hamersveld water tank mural from across the street.

    Additionally, the viewing station includes a QR code to the El Segundo Public Library’s webpage to learn more about the mural.

    The project was made possible by Eagle Scout Jack Crawford, City Staff and representatives from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

  • El Segundo Announces Fourth of July Fireworks Display

    May 11, 2021

    The City of El Segundo is excited to announce that the City will host a Fourth of July Fireworks display this year, subject to compliance with all state and county safety protocols.

    There are ongoing discussions about whether or not to resume other activities at Recreation Park typically associated with the fireworks display (family activities, food booths, live music, etc.), and a decision will be based on pending guidance from Los Angeles County.

    More information about the fireworks display will be available at https://www.elsegundo.org/.

    Stay tuned for updates!

  • El Segundo Hometown Fair Frames

    May 10, 2021

    The El Segundo Community Services Department is asking the public to show community pride in a creative way this year to celebrate Hometown Fair.

    Although the popular annual event was canceled for 2021, the City still wants the public to share what makes El Segundo special by framing their memories on #Hometownframes posters available at the Checkout Building (401 Sheldon Street) throughout May. Staff will be putting up the submissions around town and in Recreation Park in June.

    1. One per family
    2. Use illustrations, words, print outs, stencils, etc.
    3. Due to the glossy material of the frame refrain from using pencil.
    4. Turn in your finished frame to the Checkout Building by the end of May.

    Take a picture of your Frame, tag the Recreation Parks Division @esrecandparks and use the #hometownframes.

    To arrange for poster pick-up, please call 310-524-2700.

  • Happy Mother’s Day!

    May 9, 2021

    To all the amazing mothers out there….. where would we be without you?

    Have a WONDERFUL Mother’s Day!

  • Lomita Chamber Installation & Awards

    May 8, 2021

    The Lomita Chamber of Commerce hosted a festive online livestream event in celebration of the six winners of the Leadership & Community Awards, honoring individuals and businesses, and recognizing the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

    The event was emceed by City of Lomita Mayor Mark Waronek and hosted by Chamber President/CEO Heidi Butzine.

  • SoFi Stadium Job Fairs

    May 7, 2021

    SoFi Stadium will host a series of in-person Job Fairs to fill more than 3,000 part-time, event-day positions.

    Openings are available for a variety of jobs, including guest services, food and beverage vendors, crowd management, security, ticket operations and parking, among other roles.

    Applicants are required to register in advance at http://hiringfair.hollywoodparkca.com/.

    Read the full article in the Daily Breeze at https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/05/06/sofi-stadium-is-looking-to-fill-3000-part-time-positions/.

  • Live Jammin’ Returns to Shade Hotel

    May 6, 2021


    Shade Hotel Redondo Beach hosts Live Jammin’ every Friday night from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge.

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

    For reservations, call 310-921-8950.

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

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

  • Marsatta Chocolate New Mobile App

    May 5, 2021

    Marsatta Chocolate now has a new mobile app, that also includes mobile ordering.

    Now customers can enjoy on-the-go pick-up, and order it in advance. Seriously, is there anything better?!?

    As a special celebration for Cinco de Mayo, try the Sipping Chocolate for only one dollar ($4 off), when ordered on the Marsatta App (for iOS and Android devices). This extraordinary deal expires on Friday May 7!

    Inspired by the traditional approach of sipping chocolate, it’s crafted using classic techniques from Mexico, with a touch of spice for an experience unlike any other.

    Download the app and order the sipping chocolate for $1. Search for MARSATTA CHOCOLATE Rewards in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. If you can’t find the app, click this link, http://tapgo.to/cqvD3e.

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

    Marsatta Chocolate is located at 4604 Del Amo Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.

  • Live Music @ Crafty Minds

    May 4, 2021

    Crafty Minds is now serving up LIVE MUSIC along with food and drinks!

    Wednesday, May 5 – Live Music from 5 to 8 p.m. with Tatiana.

    Thursday, May 6 – Live Music from 5 to 8 p.m. with BJ!

    Friday, May 7 – Live Music with Jack Tracy from 6 to 9 p.m.

    Saturday, May 8 – Live Music with Ashlieigh from 2 to 5 p.m.

    Sunday, May 9 – Live Music with Pop Vision from 2 to 5 p.m.

    Reservations are required for all shows.

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

    Crafty Minds is located at 1031 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.