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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 year has been cancelled, postponed or reconfigured as a virtual event. There are still a few events on the calendar, 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. #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.

Pierspective Community Art Exhibition


The Pierspective Community Art Exhibition celebrates 100 years of the Manhattan Beach Pier!

This featured, virtual exhibition pays homage to the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier through a variety of artwork by community artists, showcasing immersive works centered around the oldest concrete pier on the west coast.

Due to the high volume of submissions, the artwork is still being installed. In the meantime, please view all the submission in the photo album located at https://www.citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/insta-contest#ad-image-4.

Image credit: Nell-Budde.

Submissions being Accepted for ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival

July 23 – October 31, 2020

The ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival is back!

What does ‘Rise Up’ mean to you? Make a 60 second film and submit it to the ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival.

Films will be reviewed by ESMoA and 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 on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

A Jury Panel will vote for Film Favorite, Animation Favorite and Video Art Favorite. Festival Attendees will vote for the Audience Favorite Award. Awards will be announced at the screening.

Palos Verdes Art Center: Skin in the Game

September 12 – November 14, 2020

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the virtual exhibition Skin in the Game on view from September 12 through November 14.

To have “skin in the game” is to have a personal stake in a competitive endeavor, placing assets at risk, win or lose. For Black folk in this game we call America, the asset risked is the body itself ¬ its physical being and cultural identity.

Curated by Brent Holmes, Skin in the Game presents works by twelve artists working during this time of unrest that challenge mainstream assumptions of Black identity and artistic practice.

Their pieces range from experiments in Afrofuturism and Afropunk to street portraiture, abstraction, exercises in queer humor, and the appropriation of minstrelsy. Media includes video and animation, performance video, VR (virtual reality), painting, photography, and sculpture.

The artists featured are Crackhead Barney, Q’shaundra James, Cat Jones, Karla Lagunas, Antwane Lee, AJ McClenon, Mark Steven Greenfield, Carlos Ramirez, Se7en Captures, Lance L. Smith, and duo Jason Woodberry and Marcus Kiser.

Soroptimist Dream Raffle

October 1 – December 31, 2020

Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach (SIMB) presents the Dream Raffle to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes.

Tickets will be sold until December 31, 2020, unless all tickets are sold before the end date. Six drawings will be held during the months of January to June 2021, during the monthly Board meetings of SIMB. The winner does not need to be present to win.

Only 300 tickets will be sold. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning improve. When you purchase your ticket, you are automatically entered into 6 drawings during 2021, one per month in January through June, where the winners will receive $100 prizes.

Tickets cost $30 or 2 for $50.

For additional information and raffle ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.simanhattanbeach.org/raffle.

Richstone Marathon Month

October 1 – 31, 2020

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Richstone Family Center is hosting the first ever Marathon Month virtual fun run/walk this October.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this FREE community event by running or walking a total of 26.2 miles during the month to raise awareness of domestic violence and show support of Richstone’s therapy programs that offer critical support for abuse survivors.

With a new challenge introduced each week, Marathon Month is a great way to get the whole family moving for an important cause.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated conditions that contribute to family violence. Take part and support survivors of domestic violence and spread awareness that can help generate change out of crisis.

To register, visit the website at https://secure2.convio.net/rsc/site/TR?fr_id=1080&pg=entry.

TAG Fine Arts Show

October 3 – 31, 2020

Destination:Art presents the first Torrance Artists’ Guild virtual Fine Arts Show October 3 through October 31 on the D:A website.

Experience 78 exceptional artworks in a variety of mediums, then cast your vote for the Art Lover’s Award. D:A is happy to lend its technology to TAG, which has had to adapt to the virtual world to share its creations!

The public is enthusiastically invited to attend a Zoom Reception on October 17 at 4 p.m.

Registration for the Zoom reception is required!

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.destination-art.net/tagshow.

A Faery Hunt Show & Virtual Fairy Halloween Party

October 24, 2020

A Faery Hunt Company will host A Faery Hunt Show & Virtual Fairy Halloween Party on Saturday, October 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. online.

It’s that time of year again! Time for some gentle, silly Halloween fun in Fairyland. First, join A Faery Hunt Company, named “Best Children’s Theater in LA,” with an enchanted recorded performance of The Missing Fairy Light. Filmed in a magical forest, you’ll go on an enchanted adventure to help the Faery Queen. This movie features a musical score by Freddy Curci and was filmed in the beautiful forest of Redwood Grove near Heavenly Pond.

Following the recorded show, enjoy A Fairy Virtual Halloween Party, the Fairies’ gentler Halloween alternative. Some of the Faery Stars from the movie will be the hosts. Live and interactive through Zoom, you can expect storytelling, music, games, frolic and lots of silly fun! Perfect for ages 2-9 and great for the whole family. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume (grownups, too!). The recorded show will be available until 1:00 p.m. for multiple viewings.

Tickets are $15.00 per household

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit https://stores.afaeryhunt.com/store-catalog/ or call 818-324-6802.

Virtual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 25, 2020

The twelfth annual and first-ever Virtual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

With celebrity appearances and performances it’s going to be an exciting livestream event you won’t want to miss! Make sure to tune-in for celebrity appearances by football great Tony Romo, Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, Brooke Burke, pro golfers Matt Kuchar & Brooke Henderson, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, Nickelodeon’s Dallas Young, Singing Sensation Malea Emma and many more!

2020 has certainly been a challenge, and with the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, this year the plan is to gather virtually! Your support is needed now more than ever to change the lives of thousands of children in the public education system.

Your gift will go towards retaining key curriculum, improving technology, high-quality programs, as well as supporting The Friendship Foundation – an organization that assists children with special needs and their families.

Torrance Theatre Company: Play at Home

October 25, 2020

The Torrance Theater Company presents the virtual performance series Play at Home on select Sundays through the end of the year.

Play at Home is a series of FREE staged readings and virtual performances you can watch from the comfort of your home. The schedule is as follows:

October 25: Bauer
November 1: The Velocity of Autumn
November 15: Annapurna
December 6: Beyond Glory
December 13: Driving Miss Daisy
December 20: A Christmas Carol

The fee is $20 per household.

Women in Tech Virtual Networking Hour

October 27, 2020

Women in Tech will host the monthly Virtual Networking Hour on Tuesday, October 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom.

As with all Women’s Voices in Tech events, this virtual event will bring together some of the most successful, influential, and inspiring women entrepreneurs, and techies in Los Angeles. Expand your professional network!

The Special Guest is Julia Pollak, Labor Economist at ZipRecruiter. Find out where the tech jobs are and how to position yourself for the best opportunities post covid-19.

Virtual Let’s Connect Mixer

October 27, 2020

The South Bay Business Women’s Association will host a Virtual Let’s Connect Mixer on Tuesday, October 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

We’re in an uncertain time and our furry family members are definitely feeling what’s happening. While they bring comfort to us, we may not be seeing what they are experiencing. This presentation is going to help us to get more connected with them.

Animal communicator, TEDx speaker, Hay House author, educator and animal parent, Joan Ranquet leads an inspired life. It’s no surprise MSN deemed her as one of the “Top 25 People Who Do What They Love.”

Joan has connected with animals professionally for over twenty-five years, she’s connected with them personally as long as she can remember.

Fall Flavors Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

October 29, 2020

The American Cancer Society is hosting a Fall Flavors Virtual Wine Fundraiser on Thursday, October 29 at 6 p.m. PST

Join Sommelier Peggy Dean, and her wine-savvy husband Brian, as they guide you through a fun and educational tasting experience of great new fall wines. They’ll have fun prize giveaways for all registered participants throughout the evening. Plus you’ll learn how they’re supporting cancer patients and their families during Covid-19 with special guest speakers.

Simple cheese and food pairings will be suggested in advance to maximize your enjoyment. Feel free to share this tasting and the wines with close friends and family — all from the comfort of your home via Zoom. (No designated driver needed!)

Lomita Drive Thru Halloween Trick or Treat Parade

October 31, 2020

Head to Lomita Park for a special Drive Thru Halloween Trick or Treat Parade on Saturday, October 31 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The City of Lomita is providing a safe way to trick or treat this year! Lomita coaches will be handing out candy to children in costume. Enjoy the music as you drive by and receive a bag of treats!

Conversations with Veterans

November 8, 2020

The virtual Conversations with Veterans will take place on Sunday, November 8 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Congressman Ted Lieu is looking for Veterans to share their stories and what it means to them at this annual event.

If you are a Veteran and live in California’s 33rd District and have a funny, sad, scary and/or inspirational story from your time in the service, they would love to hear from you!

If interested, please email a brief synopsis to janet.turner@mail.house.gov or call Janet at 310-496-9896 and Congressman Lieu’s office will be in touch.

Lomita State of the City

November 19, 2020

The Lomita Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Lomita State of the City Address taking place on Thursday, November 19 from noon to 2 p.m. via live stream.

Come learn what’s happening in the community as Mayor James Gazeley, Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Waronek and other city leaders deliver the annual State of the City Address.

Get a sneak preview of the new programs, partnerships and projects coming soon to the City.

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

NextStep Online Charity Poker Tournament

November 12, 2020

NextStep presents the Online Charity Poker Tournament on Thursday, November 12 at 5 p.m.

• Free for NextStep 365 Members. Learn more and join at http://www.nextstep365.org
• Members need to pay for re-buy and add-on
• Join the poker club today, register for the tourney after October 29
• Must play on computer. Does not work on Phone, iPad or Tablet.
• Does not work in New Jersey or Washington State

Lomita Holiday Tree Lighting

December 4, 2020

The City of Lomita hosts the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 4 at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall.

The annual festivities will be a bit different this year due to the pandemic. The City Hall tree will be lit and the lawn will be decorated with several different holiday displays available for families to take their holiday picture.

The displays will be available from December 4 through New Year’s Day 2021.

For additional information, call 310-326-0140 or visit the website at http://www.lomita.com/cityhall/.

Lomita City Hall is located at 24300 Narbonne Avenue in Lomita.