Thursday, September 25, 2014

FISH TACO TIME AGAIN!... at the Hometown Fair

Heads up, South Bay!   Your HOMETOWN FAIR in just around the corner and the Los Angeles County Surf Life Saving Association needs your help.  This year LACO SLSA is sponsoring the Lifeguard Taco Booth that in years' past has been sponsored by the Southbay Surf Club.

So please listen up.

(Image source: Hometown Fair,


Begin forwarded message:

Date: September 24, 2014 12:56:46 PM PDT
To: Will Maguire
Subject: Fish Taco Time again


We need volunteers to help out with ALL phases of the booth. From fish cutting on Friday,  Oct 3rd at SSH including booth set up in Manhattan Beach to tearing down and cleaning up on Sunday  the 5th, Monday and Tuesday.  All in Oct. for the Hometown Fair. They need to get in touch with Jamie Orr who is coordinating the booth at: 310-699-2924 or sign up at SSH. This is our first booth in three years and the MB folks want us back badly. We’re a hometown favorite.


x-ref:  Check out our previous blog post from 2009 about this worthy and famous annual event!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Manhattan Beach "Fish Taco Booth" at Hometown Fair, Oct. 3 & 4, 2009 !

Additionally, we audited the "County Recurrent" photo archive and located some photos we took at the 2009 Hometown Fair, which we have included below, as well as above.


*** New Information, dated Sept. 26, 2014 from LACo SLSA:

Begin forwarded message:

From: Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association

Date: September 26, 2014 1:50:28 PM PDT


This message is being relayed for the Los Angeles County Surf Life Saving Association. Please contact them directly with any questions (contact info below).

Calling All Lifeguards:

After a hiatus for the past few years, the Los Angeles County Surf Life Saving Association is pleased to sponsor the "world famous" Lifeguard Fish Taco Booth at the upcoming MANHATTAN BEACH HOMETOWN FAIR next Saturday October 4th and Sunday October 5th.

We are looking for volunteers to help us staff the booth for the weekend and/or assist with preparations or cleanup. This is an outrageously FUN event, so come on out and take part!

Shifts are:

FRIDAY OCT 3RD: 5pm to 9pm at SSHQ (Fish cutting, load equip and booth setup at the fairgrounds)

SATURDAY OCT 4TH: 8am to 1pm or 1pm to 6pm - Fair Food Court, Manhattan Beach

SUNDAY OCT 5TH: 9am to 2pm or 2pm to 7pm - Fair Food Court, Manhattan Beach

MONDAY OCT 6TH: 9am to noon at SSHQ (equipment washing, cleanup and storage)

****Please call or come by Hermosa HQ to signup (310-372-2162).

For questions contact:

Jaime Orr (310-699-2924), Charlotte Graham ( or Renee Robinson (310-384-0813)

Fish Taco Booth Location: On Dorsey Field at Live Oak Park near the Main Stage and the Beer Garden, just off of Valley Drive at 21st Street.

The entire Fair is held on Valley Drive between 15th and 21st Streets in Manhattan Beach. Please visit for more information, including parking and shuttle service info if you are coming from further away.

We hope to have Fish Taco Booths at other community events like the "Abbot Kinney Days" or the "Malibu Chili Cook-off" in the near future, so please join us next weekend to see how much fun it is to host this perennial favorite.

The Los Angeles County Surf Life Saving Association is a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation. Proceeds from events such as this Fish Taco Booth fundraiser will benefit numerous areas of focus of our association, including beach & ocean safety education initiatives, public outreach, surf racing equipment purchase & repairs, national & international competition participation, alumni relations and other partnerships and interests.


p.s.  "County Recurrent" inquired whether Manhattan Beach local lifeguard legend and Fish Taco purveyor, Micah Carlson, would be working the booth but Joel told us that since Micah is married now that he could not be certain of his participation.  No doubt this will affect patronage to the booth so Joel and Jamie will be interviewing other LACo Ocean Lifeguards who have the same potential drawing power.



Until next time.....

"County Recurrent" News

(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2009.)

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