Riviera Village Small Business Walk today! Great talking with small business owners like Allen Sandford of The Rockefeller craft brewery, Michele Brown of the South Bay Realtors, and the Village Runner. During this difficult time, Allen helped transform the Village into a destination spot of outdoor restaurants and breweries with the support of Councilman Nils Nehrenheim and the City of Redondo Beach. As a result, some local businesses are doing as well or even better than before the pandemic. Realtors are doing well now because of the low interest rates.
Grand opening of new Target in Palos Verdes! Social media in PV has been abuzz with anticipation for this opening in this otherwise quiet community. With Rolling Hills Estates Mayor Velveth Schmitz, Palos Verdes Estates Councilman Kenny Kao, and PV Chamber of Commerce President Eileen Hupp.
Where can the homeless in the South Bay go for temporary shelter? Those at the homeless encampment at Lomita Blvd and McCoy Ave and other areas can go to the Bridge Home in San Pedro, at the Port of Los Angeles near the USS Iowa. Opened this July 2020 and operated by nonprofit Harbor Interfaith, the shelter has 100 beds separated in cubicles in a shiny, new prefabricated structure. But for the COVID pandemic, the shelter would provide onsite mental health, substance abuse, and other counseling services. Clients can stay for 90 days, with an opportunity to extend their stay.
Thank you to the owners of AR Workshop, Bravo! Music School, Express Employment, Paul’s Photo, and Torrance Tavern for taking time out to share how the pandemic has impacted your Torrance businesses.
We had a in-depth conversation about how the state can constructively help and support small businesses in the area. This has been a tough year for small businesses due to the COVID-19 crisis. I will continue to do all I can to help them survive and thrive during this difficult time.
Torrance, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2762, the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act which, starting in 2025, will prohibit the manufacture or sale of any cosmetic product in the State of California containing any of 24 specified toxic chemicals, consistent with a similar prohibition previously enacted by the European Union and other countries.