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Posted September 30, 2015 by The Argonaut in Columns
Openings

LaRocco’s Pizzeria (8806 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester) holds a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Call the LAX Coastal Chamber for info: (310) 645-5151.

Barrister Executive Suites (233 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400) holds a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. on Nov. 4. Call the Santa Monica Chamber for info: (310) 393-9825.

To better care for patients after they leave, Marina Del Rey Hospital recently launched Marina Homecare, a collaboration with 24Hr Homecare to help patients with daily activities after they leave the hospital. Call (310) 823-8911 for more information.

Chamber Events

Tues., Oct. 6: The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce hosts a “Struggle Breakfast,” meant to give participants strength to push through business challenges and the busy workweek, from 8:45 to 10 a.m. at The Coffee Co., 8751 La Tijera Blvd., Westchester. Pay only for what you order. Call (424) 290-8745; laxcoastal.com

Wed., Oct. 7: The Venice Chamber of Commerce hosts an exclusive members-only lunch with state Sen. Ben Allen, who will discuss issues facing small businesses, at Danny’s Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. $30; $25 advance. Call (310) 822-5425 or email info@venicechamber.net.

Tues., Oct. 13: The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s Tech Talk Tuesdays continue at 11:45 a.m. with David Meltzer of Meltzer Consulting Technology Management discussing defenses against cybercrime at the 520 Broadway building in Santa Monica. Call (310) 393-9825 or visit santamonicachamber.com.

Thurs., Oct. 15: The Venice Chamber hosts a Venice Art Crawl planning mixer from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Venice Whaler, 10 W. Washington Blvd., Venice. $5. Visit venicechamber.net/events.

Actors Sarah Michelle Gellar and Mark-Paul Gosselaar helped Mattel raise $1 million for UCLA Children’s Hospital during the Sept. 27 Mattel Party on the Pier Photo by Mike Windle / Getty Images  for Mattel UCLA Children’s Hospital

Actors Sarah Michelle Gellar and Mark-Paul Gosselaar helped Mattel raise $1 million for UCLA Children’s Hospital during the Sept. 27 Mattel Party on the Pier
Photo by Mike Windle / Getty Images
for Mattel UCLA Children’s Hospital

Special Events

More than 2,000 people helped raise $1 million for Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA during the El Segundo toymaker’s 16th annual Mattel Party on the Pier in Santa Monica on Sept. 27.

The city of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Chamber are holding a “Hack the Beach” contest series to reward Santa Monica tech professionals for building solutions around the areas of community, citizen engagement and mobility. Learn more during the kickoff event at 1 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Expert Dojo, 395 Santa Monica Place, Ste. 308, Santa Monica or by calling (310) 458-8381.


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