South Bay By Jackie is your source for Gardena events
March 15, 2020
For over eight years, South Bay by Jackie.com has kept the community informed of all the incredible leisure activities and special events taking place in our seaside bubble. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re temporarily switching gears to act as a clearing house for hyper-local news.
We’re receiving information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting several announcements to the Daily Blog page each day.
Every South Bay event scheduled through the end of April has been cancelled or postponed. Just in case anyone has been living under a rock the last few weeks, we’ve kept all calendar events posted to the website with a CANCELLED or POSTPONED notice in the title line. There are still several events scheduled through the end of spring, which will be reevaluated by the host organizations in the coming weeks and we’ll update the website as we receive that information.
In addition, The South Bay Show podcast will have the same focus for the foreseeable future. We encourage anyone that wants to share information, to call in to the show at 714-242-5288 every Thursday morning between 8 and 9 a.m. We still need to communicate! So don’t be shy, if you have something to share, call us, we’re here for you!
We’re all in this together and we’ll get through this together, even though we can’t physically be together. #SouthBayStrong
The South Bay has several terrific Farmers’ Markets throughout the week.
These are great community amenities that provide an opportunity to shop locally for the freshest, seasonal produce available.
Here’s a schedule by day of the week:
R6 Distillery has launched a GoFundMe page to help with an initiative directed toward EMS and first responders in the LA area. In order to do so, R6 needs to spend a significant amount of capital to bring in the raw material to provide such relief.
They are receiving dozens of calls and emails daily, and their top priority remains police, fire, government agencies, and hospitals requesting support for this specific need.
Any help is tremendously appreciated! #SouthBayStrong
America’s restaurants are in crisis. The coronavirus poses a significant threat to the future of an industry that employs more than 15 million Americans. Everyone is encouraged to support restaurants and their employees by joining #TheGreatAmericanTakeout and ordering at least one delivery or pick-up meal.
Here’s How You Can Help:
-Hype it up. Post to social media platforms.
-Rally the troops. Reach out to your community and encourage them to participate.
-Eat. Order takeout or delivery from your favorite restaurant. Don’t forget to post a snap or video of your meal, tagged with #thegreatamericantakeout.
-Repeat. The Great American Takeout is only the beginning. Keep supporting our nation’s restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery as often as you can.
Every Monday in April
Brian Evans, Certified Business Coach will host Monday Morning Java with Brian Evans, a weekly, hour-long, facilitated, open-forum-style offering for entrepreneurs, business owners and nonprofit leaders from 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom.
Participants will talk business strategies, networking/partnerships, and inspiration for any industry – and for any business large or small – in a fun, casual, lightly-structured virtual lounge setting.
No RSVP is required, simply drop in and receive the support you need (and/or offer your support to others.) Live via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/2132807371.
Invitation is attached as a graphic and PDF. Please circulate the invitation to others in your networks – especially those who might be feeling a bit uncertain how to survive this crisis!
April 7, 2020
The forum will offer a step-by-step walk through of how to apply for the Small Business Administration’s new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The guest present is Bryan Moeller, Senior Vice-President, Retail & Small Business Credit Manager at Wells Fargo.
If you have questions or need additional assistance, please reach out to the El Segundo Chamber at email@example.com.
This event is FREE but registration is required! Register at https://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/events/21524. The Zoom link will show on the right after you register.
April 8, 2020
The Rockin’ Rec Van will be hitting the streets on April 8, 2020 rain or shine to spread some joy during this difficult time. Special thanks to Dunkin’ and Starbucks for donating coffee and donuts. There will be special guests, so be on the lookout!
Check out this special “Happy” video featuring Gardena Recreation Coordinators and Program Administrators!
April 8, 2020
Join Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi for an engaging conversation on the Covid-19 pandemic and the implication for South Bay area businesses.
This event is FREE but you must register! To register, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/virtualtownhall/. You will be provided with a Zoom link after you register.
Registration ends on April 8 at 2 p.m.
April 8, 2020
This is a full body belly dance inspired workout that provides a complete mind/body/spirit experience, tightening up those curves while exploring an ancient feminine art. Participants leave relaxed, invigorated, and in touch with their body in a new and refreshing way.
Join Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/584449750?pwd=TVhZejdrU3JlamhuWVBJSHRTRDR5dz09
Meeting ID: 584 449 750
For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1207132276160109/.
April 25, 2020
The community is encouraged to attend and learn the latest updates on how the city is dealing with the homeless situation.
If you plan to attend, an RSVP is requested. Call 310-217-9689 or respond via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GardenaPolice/.
The Nakaoka Community Center is located at 1670 West 162 Street, Gardena, CA 90247.
May 1, 2020
The crew at BeachLife has decided that, in the true spirit of live music, the show must go on! So they’re bringing us the SpeakEasy line-up via a free Live Stream Event on May 1st, the original BeachLife Festival date. The event features performances by Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters, Jim Lindberg of Pennywise, Trever Keith of Face to Face, Jason Cruz of Strung Out, Jason Devore of Authority Zero, LAW, and more.
More details will follow in the coming weeks, but we do know that during the event they’ll be raising awareness and donations for music industry relief and several other worthy causes helping those in need. So Tune in, jam out, and do some good at the same time!