The Grilled Cheese Truck is visiting Redondo Beach on Saturday, Nov. 2. From 6 to 9 p.m., the truck will be parked in the Osborn’s Automotive lot on the corner of Ave. B and PCH.
Friends of the Redondo Beach Dog Park hosted a Howloween Hoedown last Saturday, and Nancy Grenier snapped this photos of a costumed canine. Proceeds will go toward the ongoing maintenance of the dog park on 190th St. in Redondo Beach. For more information about Friends of the Redondo Beach Dog Park, visit www.rbdogpark.com.
Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach will host Benj Sinskul, Medical Qi (Chi) Gong Practitioner on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at 109 West Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach. Sinskul will share his advanced training in Chinese Medical Qi Gong Therapy and Chinese Clinical Oncology to introduce participants to the classical Chinese medicine perspective of the energetics of food.
Financial planning for same sex couples
Lisa Garey, senior vice president-wealth management financial advisor with Morgan Stanley, will give a talk on Monday, Nov. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 109 West Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach for same sex couples wanting to learn about their rights and choices in making financial decisions. The program is open to any same sex couple. Advance registration is recommended. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit www.cancersupportredondobeach.
Small indie business grants
Two Redondo Beach businesses — Harmony Works in the Riviera Village and Kate Lester Interiors on PCH –were recently awarded Small Indie Business Grant Awards from ShopLocal.us, an organization that recognizes small business owners in the South Bay and aims to assist them in growing or maintaining their business.
Founded nearly 20 years ago by owners Royce and Michael Morales, Harmony Works features one-of-a-kind gift items and accessories made by new and local artists and craftspeople.
“Both Royce and Michael have been active leaders within the community, boosting support for the arts, local businesses, commerce and economic development here in Redondo Beach,” said ShopLocal.us founder Heidi Butzine. “Their commitment to environmental consciousness and supporting independent artisans and first-time vendors is seen in the items that they showcase here at Harmony Works. Thanks to their dedication and perseverance, we continue to have this one-of-a-kind treasure in the South Bay community and hope to enjoy it for at least another twenty years.”
Design firm Kate Lester, founded five years ago, has grown to serve a variety of clients throughout Southern California specializing in custom homes and the design and building process.
“Kate started her business from a spare room in her home with only a few hundred dollars,” Butzine said upon presenting Lester’s award. “Five years later, she has built up a respected design firm and is a highly visible business leader, volunteering her time and services to local charities including Walk With Sally, A Chance for Children and is actively involved in the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and USC’s Marshall Women’s Leadership Board. Kate is a great inspiration to business owners and entrepreneurs for starting a business with very little and growing it into a success.”
ShopLocal.us provides a platform for raising consumer awareness, certifying locally owned businesses and promoting local business through advocacy and outreach. Not only does ShopLocal.us provide resources to support local community initiatives and small business development, the ShopLocal.us website and mobile app make it easier for consumers to find Certified Locally Owned and independent businesses across the U.S. Learn more at shoplocal.us and www.
Calling all Halloween pictures
If you snapped photos of trick-or-treaters at the Riviera Village or anywhere in Redondo Beach, we’d like to post or publish them! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re willing to share.