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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.
March 15, 2020
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
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.
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.
July 20 – August 31, 2020
Opening online July 20 at the Palos Verdes Art Center, The Summer Show is a virtual exhibition featuring work by PVAC members associated with any of its eight artists groups: Artists Open Group (AOC), Pacific Arts Group, Paletters, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists (PADA), The Artists’ Studio, and Third Dimension.
This year, PVAC is pleased to announce Nina Zak Laddon as Juror. Nina is the co-founder of the Redondo Beach Art Group and originator of the Power of Art exhibition. She serves on the Board of Friends of Redondo Beach Arts as a Creative Advisor. Nina has been the curator of CA 101 contemporary international art exhibition for the past 8 years. She is currently the TEDx Redondo Beach Organizer.
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.
July 23 – October 31, 2020
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.
July 25 – August 29, 2020
Torrance Art Museum (TAM) is excited to announce new exhibitions for the summer that will be available to view via a series of ongoing online resources with a physical opening once State and county protocols allow for public safety. As always TAM is free and accessible to the public, but now with some new procedures in place to keep all visitors to the museum safe and secure. For full program details, visit http://www.TorranceArtMuseum.com.
Main Gallery – Semblance: Sunshine traces the material and aesthetic influence of post-war Los Angeles on minimalist art within Southern California from the 1960s to today, co-curated by Josh Hashemzadeh and the Torrance Art Museum.
August 8 – 15, 2020
The Studio and Gallery artists will show their work for the first time in their own online gallery starting August 8. This is a great chance to see the variety of artwork created by this talented group.
The Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, August 15 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. The Reception will feature a panel discussion on abstract art, a talk with studio artist (and storm chaser) Ms. Kyle Boone and the introduction of the extraordinary, new 3-D virtual Gallery Tour!
In addition, the Studios and Gallery will be open for viewing by appointment only. You may reserve your time for a party of 5 or less by sending an email to LocalArtists@destination-art.net stating your name, phone number, email address, and your preferred time to visit (on the hour or half hour) Tuesday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.destination-art.net .
Destination:Art is located at 1815 West 213 Street, Suite 135, Torrance, CA 90501.
August 11, 2020
As with all Women’s Voices in Tech events, this virtual event will bring together some of the most successful and interesting women techies in Los Angeles and beyond. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your professional network!
In August and September, Women’s Voices in Tech spotlights women tech C.E.O.s of color and how they successfully overcame gender and racial obstacles on their way to the top!
August 16, 2020
Customers will receive education and tips on making positive healthy lifestyle choices and resources to local businesses that can help with health and wellness needs.
Please wear a mask whenever possible, use the Hand Sanitizer stations before and after any transactions, maintain 6 feet of social distance and follow the signs.
For additional information, visit the website at https://www.lomitachamber.org/lomita-farmers-market/.
The Lomita Farmers” Market is located outside City Hall at 24300 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita CA 90717.
August 20, 2020
BeachLife Festival presents the Speakeasy Summer Series on Thursday, August 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.
BeachLife is back with another live stream for your viewing pleasure! The event features live performances by the legendary Lucinda Williams, The Aquadolls, Timmy Curran and more, including special guests and a spotlight on Heal The Bay.
Grab a glass of Jack Daniel’s and be ready to rock on!
RSVP and check out the lineup at https://www.livelist.com/jack-daniels-speakeasy-series.
To watch, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BeachLifeFest/live/ or BeachLife website at https://beachlifefestival.com/, or the BeachLife Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQFikgpN3TXp8jcBmw68nqw.
August 22, 2020
The show must go on and this year, the team at WWS is bring the party to you! Learn how you can participate in Walk With Sally’s largest event, created to empower children experiencing trauma through a parent, guardian or sibling’s cancer journey.
The event will feature a special musical performance by Michael Franti and Safe @ Home Party Kits. Order your Party Kit before July 30 and save 20%!
If you’re interested in White Light White Night 2020 Sponsorship, Vendor or Volunteer opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, visit the website at https://www.walkwithsally.org/wlwn/.
August 30, 2020
Become a Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Docent and discover how you can share your love of nature with the community!
The orientation will introduce you to the different opportunities available. Volunteer in the Nature Centers engaging with visitors, helping with native plant sales, supporting the new Nature Club for Families or leading Nature Walks. Docents can also sign up to teach local 3rd graders about the natural history of the Peninsula. All training, lesson activities and materials are provided. You’ll also enjoy enrichment activities as part of the friendly Docent Community!
September 13, 2020
For the first time, the Tour de Pier, one of the most unique fundraisers in the U.S. will go virtual. This year, the award-winning, outdoor fitness charity event that generally attracts more than 10,000 cyclists and attendees annually, will be pivoting from the beautiful Pacific Ocean shores of the Manhattan Beach Pier and Strand to a new, high-quality digital environment, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Team or solo riders will take part in an innovative Tour de Pier experience that will allow riders to pedal for a cancer cure virtually anywhere.