South Bay Observer Newsletter

Volume 2 No 14

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This issue we look at ocean studies, waves, shredding, police chases and more!

Back To The Ocean

It is time to get back to the ocean after a year of this brutal pandemic.

And by back to the ocean, we mean back to the Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center located at the end of the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

The aquarium has been basically closed for the past year. They have had some “qualified” openings for outdoor viewing at times but nothing indoors.

That has changed now however. The facility opened starting Saturday, April 3. It will run at a 25-percent capacity which will come through appointments or wait for an opening if there are any available.

Health protocols will be in effect. The Roundhouse will be open from 2 until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. til 5 p.m. on the weekend.

You can go here to get more info.

Making Waves

Remember a while back when everyone rushed down to the beach at night to see some seemingly cool, neon waves?

Well if you missed it, you might be in luck. That’s right, the so-called lighted waves may be back.

In a repeat performance of last year, sightings have reportedly been spotted in Laguna Beach and Salt Creek in Dana Point. Newport Harbor also has had a show.

The waves drew a large crowd at night all along the roadways near the water in the South Bay. With people looking for entertainment during the pandemic this was something you could do in your car with the family.

There is more info here.

No Escape

Talk about a wild ride. In late March, Manhattan Beach’s automatic license plate recognition system sent an alert to the Manhattan Beach’s Police Department. The Redondo Beach’s department was also notified about a stolen vehicle.

The system said the vehicle was on Artesia Blvd. he chase was on. The driver refused to stop and jumped onto the 405.

It was on the 405 that he ended up rolling the vehicle down an embankment. The driver got out with a gun and took off running into a neighborhood.

The police called out the dogs to hunt him down. Redondo Beach officers located and arrested the suspect.

The license cameras have been recognizing more and more opportunities for law enforcement in recent years. Manhattan Beach has proven they are serious when it comes to protecting the folks who live there with them.

Get Shredded

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes along with EDCO are offering you a chance to shred it!

That’s right, on Saturday, April 17 between 8 and 11 a.m. you can bring paper and documents that you are done with to get safely shredded. It will happen at City Hall’s parking lot, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd.

This is perfect for anything sensitive, private and confidential that you don’t want to throw in the garbage. You can get rid of paycheck stubs, medical, insurance papers and even old tax returns.

You can bring three banker boxes. These are approximately 10” by 12” by 15 inches.

Sorry South Bay, this is only for residents of the city. Please bring ID indicating that.

Hawthorne Rain Barrels

The City of Hawthorne is encouraging residents to try to get a rain barrel from the West Basin.
The barrels can help residents knock down their water bills.

Currently the West Basin is offering free, contactless delivery of the barrels. To find out if you qualify you simply go to the website and enter your zip code or you can call their hotline at 310 371-4633.

The website will also answer questions such as installation, mosquito prevention and even how to decorate your rain barrel.

You can get the details here.

Let’s Eat

Let’s hit the Hangar Inn and jump into a famed Philly Cheese Steak. This sandwich comes with the obvious steak, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, swiss/american cheese.

This place is known for these. You never know what celebrity or pro athlete you will see in this low-key bar. It has a following for its food. All of this for $10.75

They have been open since 1957.

You can find them at 1001 N Aviation Blvd, Manhattan Beach .



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