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Updates for Dial-A-Ride
We will continue to operate for essential services only such as: picking up medication, necessary doctor visits and necessary groceries. For more information how to protect yourself and others please visit the CDC website. If you need information on additional transportation, food availability or program information for Older Adults please call the Older Adults Hotline: (310) 802-5010.
Updates for Manhattan Beach Older Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic
City has established a dedicated phone number for older adults who may need assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Older Adults Hotline: (310) 802-5010.
City Coordinates Resource Delivery for Older Adults through Community Partnerships
March 23, 2020 - Utilizing various community partnerships, the City of Manhattan Beach has coordinated a resource delivery program that serves older adults that need assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Older adults can now call the City’s Older Adult hotline at (310) 802-5010 and coordinate meals, transportation, medication, groceries, or other essential items from community and City employee volunteers. Read more...City Coordinates Resource Delivery for Older Adults through Community Partnerships (PDF)
AARP Tax Aid Program
Call 1-888-227-7669 for alternative tax filing options
Grocery Store and Pharmacy hours for Older Adults
Updated March 26, 2020 - Local grocery stores have been altering their hours to accommodate older adults and some "vulnerable" shopper" individuals. Please see the chart below or download the Oder Adults Grocery Store Hours List (PDF).
|99¢ Only Stores||7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Tuesday and Thursday)||2701 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 • (310) 536-9221
For seniors 65+, pregnant women, disabled with compromised immune systems.
|Safeway Stores (Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions)||7:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Tuesday and Thursday)||410 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 379-3051
For “vulnerable shoppers," including senior citizens and other at-risk populations, such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems. The company is also "asking customers to respect quantity limits of select, high-demand items (like hand sanitizers and household cleaners) to help ensure more of our neighbors can find the products they need."
|Big Lots||9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (Daily)||1207 Aviation Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 • (310) 374-4044
All stores are reserving the first hour of each day for our senior citizens and those most vulnerable to this virus.
|COSTCO||8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Monday through Friday)||14501 Hindry Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250 • (310) 727-0403
For seniors 60+. No other guests will be admitted during that hour.
|Dollar General||Open for the first hour 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM||1000 South La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301 • (424) 331-0411
For seniors 60+. No other guests will be admitted during that hour. The retailer is "strongly encouraging" shoppers who are not considered high-risk to avoid visiting stores during the first hour of opening, reserving that time for seniors. Dollar General also will close all stores an hour early every day for cleaning, restocking and to give workers a bit of a break.
|Fishbar Marketplace||Open for the first two hours 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM||3801 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 796-0200
For seniors 55+. Option to download and email your grocery list for easy pick-up.
|Food For Less||Open for the first half hour 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)||14500 Ocean Gate Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250 • (310) 644-1183|
|Gelson's||7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Daily)||707 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (424) 452-0412
Home Delivery Offered or Pre-Order In-Store Pick-Up Offered
For seniors 65+
|Grow Market||8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Daily)||1830 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 545-2904
Home Delivery Offered
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
| 2510 California Route 1, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 • (424) 260-1400.
For seniors 62+
|Mother's Market||7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Wednesday Only)||1700 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 844-6232
|Northgate Gonzales Market||7:00 AM (Daily)||3930 West Rosecrans Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250 • (310) 973-1079
For senior and disabled customers.
|Ralph's||7:00 AM to 7:30 AM (Daily)||2700 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 546-2472
For seniors 65+ and must show ID.
|Smart and Final||7:30 AM to 8:00 AM (Daily)||1516 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 • (310) 540-6157
615 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 • (310) 372-2852
15205 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260 • (310) 973-2355
21035 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 • (310) 540-1848
17500 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504 • (310) 538-5329
Seniors 65+ and disabled
|Superior Grocers||7:30 AM to 8:00 AM (Daily)||Hawthorne, 12630 Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250 • (424) 348-2083
Gardena, 1500 Crenshaw Boulevard, Gardena, CA 90249 • (310) 538-5411
Inglewood, 11202 South Crenshaw Boulevard., Inglewood, CA 90303 • (323) 757-6012
Seniors 65+ and disabled
|Target||First hour of opening 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Wednesdays Only)||1200 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 546-5601
For "vulnerable guests," including the elderly and those with underlying health concerns. The company is encouraging others to shop outside of that time. The retailer is also cutting its opening hours, closing all stores at 9:00 PM local time and is enforcing limits on how many items of particularly high-demand products one shopper can buy.
|Trader Joe's||Varies by store, but typically open for seniors 15-30 minutes earlier than the store hours of 9:00 AM||Trader Joe's Manhattan Beach Blvd (34), 1821 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 372-1274
Trader Joe's Manhattan Beach Blvd (106), 1800 Rosecrans Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 725-9800
|Walmart||One hour before opening 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM (Tuesdays Only) March 24 through April 28||Walmart will offer hour-long senior shopping for customers aged 60+. Check location hours before going. Walmart will be temporarily closing Auto Care Centers and imposing per-person restrictions on paper products, milk, eggs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, water, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.|
|Walgreens||One hour before opening 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Tuesdays Only)||
Walgreens Manhattan Beach, 2400 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (424) 241-1950
Walgreens will offer hour-long senior shopping for customers aged 55+.
|Whole Foods||One hour before opening 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Daily)||Plaza El Segundo, 760 South Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245 • (310) 333-1900
Redondo Beach, 405 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 • (310) 376-6931
For customers who are 60+ under each store's new adjusted hours. Whole Foods also says its locations will close to shoppers "up to two hours early," though they will remain open for pickup and Amazon Prime delivery.
City Facility and Event Programming Changes
Manhattan Beach, CA (March 13, 2020) – In response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Manhattan Beach has closed the Joslyn Community Center and cancelled all Older Adult Programming until the end of April 2020. This action is taken out of an abundance of caution, and to protect the health and safety of the public, and older adults in particular that are vulnerable to COVID-19. In addition, following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has postponed or cancelled special events with large public gatherings until the end of April 2020. Read more...download the City Facility and Event Programming Changes (PDF) Press Release.
City Takes Additional Actions to Address Coronavirus Pandemic
Manhattan Beach, CA (March 13, 2020) – As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, the Manhattan Beach City Council took additional actions to protect the health and safety of the public. Read more...download the City Takes Additional Actions to Address Coronavirus Pandemic (PDF) Press Release.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the City of Manhattan Beach will continue to provide updates. Information regarding the coronavirus is changing frequently. For accurate and up to date information about COVID-19, please visit DPH’s website, the City’s website, sign up for eNotifications and Nixle public safety alerts, and follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, and Instagram.
For questions on the implementation of the State and County’s Order and new City measures related to addressing COVID-19, please send them via email.
The dispatch office is closed for lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Schedule a ride: (310) 545-3500
|Monday through Friday||7:30 AM to 12:00 PM||1:00 PM to 5:00 PM|
|Weekends||9:00 AM to 12:00 PM||1:00 PM to 4:30 PM|
Dial-A-Ride Bus Hour Information
As a reminder, we will continue to operate for essential services only such as: picking up medication, necessary doctor visits and necessary groceries.
|Monday through Friday||7:30 AM to 5:00 PM||Medical appointments|
|8:30 AM to 5:00 PM||All other destinations|
|Weekends||9:00 AM to 4:30 PM||No medical appointments unless within city limits.|
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dial-A-Ride will continue to operate for essential services only until further notice. Essential service destinations include:
- picking up medication
- necessary doctor visits
- necessary groceries
All destinations listed below (with the exception of medical facilities, pharmacies, and grocery stores) have been suspended until COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
The Dial-A-Ride service can be used for medical appointments, grocery shopping, recreational and social activities and personal business within the City limits.
Rides are also available to medical and other designated sites in Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance. Rides are $0.25 inside and $0.50 outside the City limits each way.
To better utilize its resources and provide optimal service to its customers, the City also offers consolidated trips to certain locations on specific days. Locations include Joslyn and Manhattan Heights Community Centers, the South Bay Galleria, Torrance Promenade and Del Amo Mall.
Regularly Scheduled Dial-A-Ride Destinations
Manhattan Beach Community Centers
|Destination||When||Cost Each Way|
|Joslyn Community Center|
|OASIS CENTER||7 days a week||$0.25|
|Senior Club Bingo and Snacks||1st and 3rd Monday each month|
|Manhattan Heights Community Center|
|Bingo and Luncheon||Fridays||$0.25 (members)|
|Destination||When||Cost Each Way|
|Diagnostic Center||Monday through Friday||$0.50|
|HealthCare Partners||Monday through Friday||$0.50|
|Medical Group (Torrance) Little Company of Mary||Monday through Friday||$0.50|
|Monday through Friday||$0.50|
|Beach Cities Health District||Monday through Friday||$0.50|
|Destination||When||Cost Each Way|
|Ralph's Supermarket||7 days a week||$0.25|
|99c Store (Torrance)||Monday through Friday||$0.50|
|Manhattan Village Mall||7 days a week||$0.25|
|South Bay Galleria||2nd and 4th Saturdays||$0.50|
|Torrance Promenade||2nd and 4th Saturdays||$0.50|
|Del Amo Mall||2nd and 4th Saturdays||$0.50|
|Costco||2nd and 4th Wednesday||$0.50|
Contact the Dial-A-Ride office at (310) 545-3500. Please provide the dispatch operator with:
1. Your first and last name
2. Your address
3. Telephone number
4. Emergency contact (spouse, family member, friend, doctor, etc.)
Policies and Procedures
We hope the adherence to Dial-A-Ride policies will insure prompt and efficient service. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to maintain our excellent service!
If Dial-A-Ride cannot accommodate your transportation needs, please review the list of transportation alternatives (PDF).
The Manhattan Beach Dial-A-Ride is a shared ride, curb-to-curb bus service for Manhattan Beach residents who are 55+ years old or disabled (all ages). Dial-A-Ride will provide transportation to any destination within the City of Manhattan Beach seven days a week and to most medical facilities in Torrance, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach Monday through Friday. Dial-A-Ride also makes special trips to a variety of shopping destinations outside of the city on designated days of the week.
Because it is a curb-to-curb service, Dial-A-Ride patrons should be waiting in front of their location at the designated pick-up time.
Who can Ride?
The Manhattan Beach Dial-A-Ride is a shared ride, curb-to-curb bus service for Manhattan Beach residents who are 55+ years old or disabled (all ages). Riders who have a short-term disability are also eligible to ride by providing a letter from their physician. All buses are equipped with a wheelchair lift. Drivers provide boarding and disembarking assistance as needed. Contact our Dial-A-Ride dispatcher at (310) 545-3500 to sign up today.
Mustang Morning News: Dial-A-Ride
Produced by: Broadcast Journalism Students at Mira Costa High School
Reporter: Aili David
Photographer: Coleman Weaver
This news clip about the Manhattan Beach Dial-A-Ride program was created by Aili David for the Mira Costa High School Mustang Morning News program. Aili David is a senior and reporter/photographer for the award-winning Mustang Morning News. This video highlights the Dial-A-Ride program and it’s role in the community for our older adult and disabled population.
For additional information about the Dial-A-Ride program, please contact the Dial-A-Ride office at (310) 545-3500.