Grilling specialist Jack Arnold will prepare BBQ dishes in live-streamed demonstrations Saturday, Oct. 17. (Photo by Cody Hughes)

Grilling specialist Jack Arnold will prepare BBQ dishes in live-streamed demonstrations Saturday, Oct. 17. (Photo by Cody Hughes)

THURSDAY, October 15

Talk about whiteness, race and racism

Join the weekly event, "Manhattan Beach conversation about whiteness, race and racism," from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. every other Thursday through November 19. The forum is facilitated by We Tip the Balance and is free. Participants will be encouraged to share stories—historic, current or personal--that inform their points of view and consider how concepts of race are changing or being challenged. Sign up online at Send an email to for additional information.

FRIDAY, Oct. 16

"Form and Movement" art exhibit

TIME4ART and the Manhattan Beach Art Center present “Form and Movement,” an exhibition featuring a collection of sculptural work by South Bay renowned sculptor and installation artist, Simon Ouwerkerk. With studios in Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach,  Ouwerkerk’s art is an ongoing dialog between form and movement playing with shapes, materials, volumes and textures. An online presentation airs at 6 p.m. Visit for details, or call 310-379- 5800.

SATURDAY, October 17

Meat and fish needed for food boxes

The House of Yahweh seeks to restock its freezers with meat, poultry and fish for food boxes that it provides to families in need. Contributions can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center on 4046 Marine Ave. in Lawndale. Any type of donation is appreciated, and freezing in advance is helpful. If you need more information, please call 310-675 -6412, or check out the website at

Grilling recipes and techniques 

BBQ specialist Jack Arnold will prepare grilled food items in live, virtual demonstrations throughout the day. The event highlights the features of outdoor kitchen designs by the El Segundo-based company WWOO. See segments on blueberry muffin-stuffed sausages starting at 11 a.m., filet mignon lettuce wraps staring at 12 p.m., chicken wings starting at 1:30 p.m. and strip steak starting at 2:30 p.m. Get the link for streaming at

MONDAY, October 19

Forum on precision medicine for cancer

Hematology oncology specialist Wade Nishimoto, M.D. will present information about precision medicine, biomarker testing, and types of targeted therapies for treating cancer. The free workshop runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is hosted by the Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach. To join this online workshop, contact   

Plans for the Clark Building

As part of the its outreach efforts to develop plans for improvements to the interior of the Clark Building, the City of Hermosa Beach is hosting a virtual community forum at 6 p.m. An overview of the proposed improvements can be found on the city's web page, To participate in the Zoom meeting, use the link or join by phone by calling 833-548- 0276 and enter the meeting ID: 895 1076 6295.

WEDNESDAY, October 21

Chris Fenton at the Comic Bug

Entertainment industry veteran Chris Fenton will be at the Comic Bug at 1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Manhattan Beach, signing his book, "Feeding the Dragon," from 3 to 6 p.m. Fenton's new book is a fast-based page turner that centers around "the trillion dollar dilemma" of well-known American businesses, the NBA and the Chinese government.


"Be Moved" event benefits oncology center

UCLA Health and Aravaipa Running invite runners, walkers and movers to join its virtual event: 1 mile, 5K, 10K, 13.5 miles or full 26-mile marathon. Take the challenge and complete 50 miles during the month of October. A percentage of every entry will be donated to the Simms/Mann - UCLA center for Integrative Oncology. Visit to take part in the fun.

Share your scary stories

In the spirit of the spooky season, the Hermosa Beach Historical Society encourages the community to share locally based haunted tales or encounters. The society will be sharing some of these submissions on social media leading up to its Oct. 29 virtual program, "Haunting Stories of the South Bay." Submit your stories to

Love and Salt pumpkin contest Oct. 18-22

Love & Salt is hosting a Socially Distanced Pumpkin Carving Contest for age groups 3-6, 7-12, 13-17 and adult. Get started by carving a pumpkin, taking a picture and and going online to Contest submissions will be accepted between Oct. 18 and 22. Actual pumpkins should be dropped-off at Love & Salt, 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., to be judged on Oct. 22 and 23. Prize categories include Most Creative, Funniest, Scariest, Cutest, Most Realistic, Best use of Materials, Grossest, and Neatest Stenciling.

Pumpkins wanted at Metlox on Oct. 25

Manhattan Beach residents are invited to decorate pumpkins and drop them off at Metlox Plaza between noon and 5 p.m. on October 25. Organizers will take photos and upload them to a web site. Prizes will be awarded for  the following categories: Best Kids Creation, Good Enough to Eat, Most Artistic, Most Original, Scariest, and Local Love for MB pumpkins. The contest is sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Dept. and the Downtown Business and Professional Association.


Los Angeles County beaches, piers and bike paths

Los Angeles County indoor shopping centers and nail salons, at 25% capacity

Los Angeles County libraries for Sidewalk Service; details online at

  • Manhattan Beach Library: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 12 to 7 p.m.
  • Hermosa Beach Library: Tuesdays from 12 to 7 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hermosa Beach pier, greenbelt, selected parks, pickleball and tennis courts, skateboard park, Clark Field; Newly reopened: Valley Park, Seaview Park, Fort Lots-of-Fun and portions of South Park. Check for updates.

Manhattan Beach pier, Roundhouse, greenbelt and parks; tennis, pickleball and paddleball courts; Begg pool (reservation required)

Redondo Beach Pier, parks and bike paths; see

South Coast Botanic Garden,, in Palos Verdes, is open to members and advance-ticket holders from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


  • AdventurePlex youth center
  • Beach Cities Health District meetings and most events, volunteer training, classes and workshops 
  • California restaurant indoor dining rooms 
  • Dockweiler Beach fire pits
  • El Segundo Library 
  • Hermosa Beach Library - Sidewalk Services available
  • Hermosa Beach Community Center and Clark Building
  • Hermosa Beach indoor basketball courts
  • Hermosa Beach City facilities and operations are closed or reduced until further notice. Daily updates are available through
  • Manhattan Beach Library - Sidewalk Services available
  • Manhattan Beach City Hall and other municipal locations closed until further notice. Some services remain available. Details can be found on the city's web page,
  • Redondo Beach libraries
  • Redondo Beach city offices, including City Hall, Public Works and Community Services are closed to the public while core services remain accessible via telephone, email, internet and by appointment. See for details.
  • Redondo Beach Performing Art Center


3.50 Cares provides home-cooked meals, utensils and hygiene/sanitation supplies throughout L.A. County. Visit

Beach Cities Health District care helpline: (310) 374- 3426, Ext. 256

City of El Segundo senior outreach line: (310) 524- 2705

City of Manhattan Beach older adults hotline: (310) 802- 5010

City of Redondo Beach Senior & Family Services: (310) 318- 0650

Hermosa Volunteers for neighbors in need of help with groceries, pharmacy items, pet care, companionship or other needs:

Los Angeles County 211—For assistance finding food, paying bills, or other essential services, dial 2-1-1 from a phone or the toll-free number, (800)339- 6993 or visit online at

Meals on Wheels through the Salvation Army: (310) 318- 2827

The House of Yahweh, 4046 Marine Ave, Lawndale, dispenses food six days a week. The website, has details, or call (310) 675- 1384 between 9 and 10 a.m.  

L.A. Helping Hands does shopping and errands for those at high risk from coronavirus. Contact them by calling (424)279 -8544 or visiting

Providence Little Company of Mary has a free, online information and assessment service at:


American Red Cross blood donation: Find upcoming dates and locations on

"MB Feeds the Heroes" meal delivery to emergency room staff at Little Company of Mary and Torrance Memorial hospitals, coordinated by the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business and Professional Assn: visit Support for this effort provides delicious meals to health workers and patronizes local restaurants through to-go orders.

Hermosa Volunteers: Sign up to help families and individuals who are seek seeking assistance at

Beach Cities Health District's COVID-19 Fund accepts donations to provide essentials like groceries and cleaning supplies to people in need. For details, visit the website and use the "How to Help" tab.

The Beach Reporter welcomes submissions to the print version of its Calendar section via email to Submissions made on the website appear automatically and are also considered for the print edition.



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