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City of Lomita Updates

May 4, 2020

On April 14, the Lomita City Council approved a resolution extending the City’s existing emergency measures through May 15 to coincide with the County’s newest orders. Visit the City of Lomita’s stand alone website dedicated to COVID-19 at https://lomitacoronavirus.info/ to stay up to date as new information develops.

See a need, meet a need! That’s the Lomita way. Members of the City Council and Lomita employees teamed up to donate funds to help those in our community who need to stay at home but still need access to essential items. After a few phone calls to our local businesses, staff assembled bags containing water, toilet paper and a list of resources available within the community helping vulnerable groups. Close to 300 of these care packages have been delivered to seniors and those in need so far. Additional bags will be assembled and made available to residents as supplies become available. If you know of someone who could use help, please send their contact information to https://lomitacoronavirus.info/liftuplomita/ and we will reach out to them and do our best to assist.

To ensure the safety of waste and recycling sector personnel during the COVID-19 outbreak, residents may notice the temporary commingled collection of your trash and recycles by CalMet, due to modified operations at their processing facilities. Please continue to separate materials, and regular operations will resume as soon as possible. CalMet Service continues operating on their regular schedule. To ensure your containers are serviced, please place them curbside by 7:00 a.m. Also CalMet offers collection of bulky item pick-up for free. For guidelines and to submit your request form, click here. For more information, visit the CalMet website or call 562-259-1239.

As our residents cope with the impacts of school closures and other effects, we understand parking may be difficult particularly on street sweeping days. As such, the City has extended the suspension of all sweeping related parking enforcement through May 15. Our sweepers are still working, and our parking teams may still be in the City to address specific safety related concerns as necessary. For more information, contact City Hall at 310-325-7110.

To view the City of Lomita Summer 2020 Newsletter, visit https://en.calameo.com/read/0021434074a4beda717e1.

South Bay by Jackie.com COVID-19 Website Announcement

March 15, 2020

For the last nine 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 COVID-19 updates and information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting announcements to the Daily Blog page as we receive them.

Almost every South Bay event scheduled for the summer has been cancelled, postponed or reconfigured as a virtual event. There are still several events scheduled through the end of the year, which will be reevaluated by the host organizations in the coming months and we’ll update the website as we receive that information. We’re posting virtual and live stream events to the Special Events page.

We’re all in this together and we’ll get through this together, even though we can’t physically be together. #SouthBayStrong

Help R6 Distillery Make Hand Sanitizer!


There have been numerous requests from fire fighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, and hospitals requesting assistance with the production of hand sanitizer.

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.

To donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-r6-distillery-make-community-hand-sanitizer.

Any help is tremendously appreciated! #SouthBayStrong

Free Virtual Exercise Classes with the Center for Health & Fitness


Looking to stay active and healthy from the comfort of your home?

Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness is now offering FREE, on demand Virtual Exercise Classes for the foreseeable future via Zoom. For on demand classes, visit the You Tube page at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBJD64KWm7XAh6p0eaBIUSEo5N_0qwJdv

They also offer Live Virtual Classes with unlimited access to all live classes for $22 a month. To register, visit https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/3720be6b63d74aa2bc9e38d3bda4340c.

To learn how to join a virtual group exercise class, visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.

Torrance Art Museum Online Projects


The Torrance Art Museum doors may be closed to the public at the moment, but they’re busy with several special online projects on the website and social media to keep you entertained, educated and engaged in the weeks ahead.

Open-sourced content to keep the community engaged through this period – a new online project for friends and supporters that will introduce 7 artists per week for the original run of the Spring Exhibitions from April 4 – May 16. The first 7 choices are already online – with 7 more appearing every Saturday around noon.
To submit your work or recommend a friend for future choices send materials to TAMchoicecot@gmail.com with the subject line Hobson’s Choice and your name.

Join the TAM Staff as they share personal essays exploring artists and works of art that inspired and/or influenced their own lives. It’s a fun and informative journey we know you’ll enjoy.

ESMoA Experience #26: OOMO

June 4 – September 26, 2020

ESMoA presents Experience 26: OOMO, a solo exhibition of photographic artist Nicole Maloney. The OOMO digital cube is a conceptual interactive art sculpture depicting human oneness and our symbiotic association with technology. OOMO asks the world to stand in awe instead of in judgment of one another.

OOMO| OUT OF MANY ONE: Maloney is on a mission to capture every face in the world on the OOMO digital cube to prove that out of many, we are one. One humanity. Our differences are vast, but our similarities are colossal. OOMO confronts man’s symbiotic relationship with technology by broadcasting each selfie on both a communal and global scale. OOMO represents humanity’s moral imperative: to seek peace and tolerance so that every man, woman and child will see the other as they see themselves.

Maloney’s seminal work began with the original OOMO cube installation located in downtown Los Angeles March 2014. This analog cube is a permanent public art piece confronting prejudice with tolerance. It stands 2.44 meters made of steel and aluminum resting on one point. The cube displays photographic images featuring the diversity of man through a mixture of faces printed on stainless steel on five of the six sides.

Lunch & Learn

June 5, 2020

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce presents the monthly Lunch & Learn on Friday, June 5 at 11:30 via Zoom.

Representatives from Harmony 3 Productions will discuss creating content for social media.

Grab lunch at your favorite Gundo To Go restaurant prior to joining the Zoom meeting. For a list of restaurants, visit http://www.gundotogo.com for a list of restaurants!

To register for this free webinar, email the El Segundo Chamber at director@elsegundochamber.org with the subject line: Register for June 5 Webinar.

Link to the Zoom webinar will be emailed directly to you.

Questions? Contact director@elsegundochamber.org.

Sandpipers Stroll the Strand…. Virtually!

June 7, 2020

Get ready for the virtual Sandpipers Stroll the Strand event on Sunday, June 7 at 8:30 a.m.

The event will kick off with a fun video warm up from sponsor RydeFyr, followed by the official start of the virtual walk for all attendees. The best part of a virtual walk? Getting outside and going the distance (2 miles) any way you like – walk, run, bike, scooter, or skate! All attendees who purchase their registration before May 25 will receive a shirt to wear during the event.

Show your support and bring awareness to the work of Sandpipers and raise funds to support more than 65 charitable organizations. Sandpipers is a 100% volunteer organization that supports children, families and adults in critical need within the community. All of the event proceeds benefit Sandpipers’ philanthropic programs in the South Bay.

Registration is $15/$25.

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-sandpipers-4th-annual-stroll-the-strand-fundraiser-tickets-86014863773.

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

Virtual World Ocean’s Day Celebration

June 8, 2020

The Oceanographic Teaching Stations Inc.’s (OTS) Roundhouse Aquarium will be holding a celebration for World Oceans Day to be presented virtually on the aquarium’s Facebook page on June 8 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Roundhouse will be posting educational, interactive, and fun posts every hour, on the hour in honor of World Oceans Day. During this all day, virtual event, viewers will learn about some of the animals in the aquarium and how we’re all connected to the ocean, and watch amazing footage from the Manhattan Beach pier.

Additionally, there will be some ocean themed crafts and activities to do at home, exploring and teaching ocean science to people of all ages.

“The ocean plays a major role in everyone’s lives and what humans do greatly impacts it. That is the lesson that World Oceans Day aims to teach and to celebrate and honor what connects us all: the ocean,” said Grace Adams, executive director of the Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc.

Business Liability Concerns Panel Discussions

June 9, 2020

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will host Business Liability Concerns During Covid-19: A Virtual Panel Discussion on Tuesday, June 9 from 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom.

The event features panelists:
Mistee Ruiz, Facio – Your People Solution
Karl Schmidt, Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’Hara & Samuelian, APC
Mark Applegate, Mark E. Applegate Insurance Agency, Inc.
Mark Wilbur, Employer’s Group & EverythingHR

Register in advance for this meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckf-mhqz4oGNaoGKPrW-WZL0KWj9ym1ykm.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Virtual Blue Zones Social Hour

June 9, 2020

Beach Cities Health District will host a Virtual Blue Zones Social Hour on Tuesday, June 9 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Enjoy good company and practice some of Blue Zones Project’s Power 9 Principles of Longevity, including Down Shift and Right Tribe. This event will feature Shirrell Edey from Chefs for Seniors and L.O.V.E. Premier Catering & Event Planning.

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month.

This event is FREE to attend! Once registered, you’ll receive the event link.

For additional information and registration, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org/socialhour.

If you have questions leading up to this event, contact bluezonesproject@bchd.org.

Virtual Associate Artists’ Show & Awards Reception

June 13, 2020

Destination: Art will host the Virtual Associate Artists’ Show & Awards Reception on Saturday, June 13 at 4 p.m. via Zoom.

Prizes will be awarded in Professional and Non-Professional categories, with entries by more than 40 local South Bay artists. Awards juror is the esteemed Frank Minuto.

Visitors to the Virtual Gallery will be able to vote for their favorite painting for the Art Lovers’ Choice Award, which will be announced at the end of June.

For an invitation to the Zoom Reception, register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsd-CvqTgoE9YzG19Woh4-3wWONErqAclx.

Style on the Spot Happier Hour

June 18, 2020

Style on the Spot will host a Happier Hour for Dress for Success on Thursday, June 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Grab a cocktail and your computer, it’s time to get Happy! Join the second virtual Happier Hour to help benefit Dress for Success World Wide West through a virtual charity event hosted by Style On The Spot.

The day of the event you will receive the Happpier Hour menu that will include celebrity guests, special activities and fabulous entertainers. An SOS event would not be complete without surprise giveaways that are planned throughout the evening. The giveaways will be announced throughout the call, and will be shipped and/or emailed directly to the winners.


June 27, 2020

Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach presents LUNAFEST@Home on Saturday, June 27 via Vimeo.

The festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny, and thought-provoking themes. LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film and offers an opportunity to see short films which you may otherwise never have access to. All of the net proceeds are donated to charity and Soroptimist programs to advance the status of women in the community.

Tickets are $20. Ticket holders will get an email with a link to open the films and watch during a 24-hour period on June 27. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.lunafestsimb.com/.

Movies Under the Stars

July 11, 2020

The City of Lomita presents Movies Under the Stars on Saturday, July 11 at 8:30 p.m. on the City Hall Front Lawn.

Enjoy screenings of popular movies this summer under the stars! Bring low beach chairs, blankets, snacks and popcorn for a fun, hot summer night with family, friends and neighbors.

-Saturday, July 11: Frozen II
-Saturday, July 25: The Angry Birds Movie 2
-Saturday, August 8: The Secret Life of Pets 2

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.lomita.com/cityhall/announcements/Lomita-Parks-Special-Events-2020.pdf.

Lomita City Hall is located at 24300 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717.