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Torrance eNEWSLETTER | Thursday, November 2, 2023 - Wednesday, November 8, 2023

This Week: Turkey Trot, Ice Fantasy Skating Rink, Tape Face and more! Having trouble viewing this email? Click here. VOLUME 13 | ISSUE 44 NOVEMBER 2 - NOVEMBER 8, 2023 You are invited to take part in this Torrance In Action: City Updates and Pension Workshop tonight, November 2 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.! Learn more about important City updates such as: Sister City & Friendship City Relations Veterans Day Celebration Illegal Sidewalk Vendors & Cannabis Operations Major Developments & Housing Dashboard Public Safety Updates Measure SST Updates Pension Workshop - CalPERS Returns and What it means for Torrance Visit https://bit.ly/TorranceInAction to join. Meeting ID: 273 615 155 939 Passcode: mafFX3 TURKEY TROT FUN RUN 2023 Thursday, November 23 | 8 A.M. | $35 - $40 Sam's Club Parking Lot 2601 Skypark Drive Get Ready to strut your feathers and dash your way into the holiday spirit at the 43rd Annual Harry Sutter Memorial Turkey Trot 3-Mile Fun Run on Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 8 a.m.! For just $35, you can secure your spot in this feather-ruffling fun fest! Register by mail, walk-in, or online at www.TorranceCA.Gov/TurkeyTrot before Friday, November 17, and let's make Thanksgiving unforgettable!   SHARE YOUR FAVORITE SHOTS OF THE CITY! Use #TorranceCA so we can find your shots and share them The girls played with confidence in today’s game against Madrona. Congratulations on another team win, Jaguars! #jeffersonmiddleschool #tusd #soccer Used with permission from Jefferson Middle School @jeffersonms.tusd TOUCHDOWN WITH TORRANCE TRANSIT Torrance Transit welcomes you aboard for a smooth ride to SoFi Stadium for the action packed showdown between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Detroit Lions on Sunday, November 12, 2023! Avoid the hassle of traffic jams en route to the football frenzy! For an incredible roundtrip fare of just $4, you're already a winner before kickoff! Jump on Line 10X, departing from the Mary K. Giordano Transit Center, starting approximately three (3) hours prior to game time. We'll keep the wheels rolling up to 90 minutes after the final whistle. Don't miss out – see you there! MARY K. GIORDANO REGIONAL TRANSIT CENTER TRENDING IN TORRANCE Check out the latest topic that is Trending in Torrance! Learn about how the City is enforcing its sidewalk vending ordinance at public events at www.TrendingInTorrance.com TRENDING IN TORRANCE PLAN YOUR ROUTE AHEAD! Our interactive map provides up-to-date information on lane closures and traffic impacts so you can plan accordingly. Check it out at www.TorranceCA.Gov/TrafficImpacts News questions for the month of November! Help us gain a better understanding of you, assist in our ability to provide better services, and understand what you think, Makes a Great Life in Torrance. We encourage you to take a moment to provide your input and help us Shape Torrance Together!  TAKE THE SURVEY Stay in the loop with the Torrance eNewsletter - your go-to source for all the amazing events and opportunities in our community! Published every Thursday at 4 p.m. Sign up or browse archived issues online. Have a question, suggestion, or comment? Email us at eNewsletter@TorranceCA.Gov. COMING UP THIS WEEK Nov. 2 Torrance In Action Community Meeting Nov. 3 Veterans Appreciation Event Nov. 3 - Jan. 7 Ice Fantasy Skating Rink Nov. 4 Brain Games for Adults Nov. 4 Tape Face Nov. 6 Tissue Paper Snail Nov. 7 City Council Meeting - DARK Nov. 8 28th Annual Eddy Awards  Nov. 9 60th Food Drive & Ribbon Cutting More details on upcoming events are below! COMING UP LATER THIS MONTH Nov. 10 Veterans Day (Observed) Nov. 11 Veterans Day Nov. 11 - Nov. 12 Torrance Craftsmen's Guild 53rd Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Faire Nov. 14 City Council Meeting Nov. 16 Torrance In Action District #1  Nov. 18 Sweeny Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Submit your events Bona fide Torrance-based, non-profit groups may submit events to be included in the Torrance citywide calendar, pending approval. Events must occur within Torrance city limits to be considered. Find out more, and Share Your Event Follow the City’s progress toward achieving our Strategic Plan goals, enhancing Torrance as a premier place to work, live, and play at www.TorranceCA.Gov/StrategicPlanDashboard STRATEGIC PLAN DASHBOARD   Download the digital postcard to see what Torrance is doing. We have an app! Download the myTorranceCA app on your smartphone. Submit a request, make a payment, peruse City services, and more. #WhyTorrance Discover why so many businesses choose to partner with Torrance and explore the locations, activities, and opportunities that set Torrance apart. 2022 Year in Review Browse the City's Year in Review, highlighting City services and accomplishments from the prior calendar year. Homeless Services Read through Torrance's plan to prevent and combat homelessness. Discover ways you can help. TorranceCA.Gov Find a host of information on our website, including debunked rumors that circulate in the City. TorranceAlerts Register for TorranceAlerts. When there is an emergency, get the information first on the City's early warning notification system. Trending in Torrance Get an overview of some of the most pressing topics within the City of Torrance. See what's trending! Discover Torrance Torrance is home to a variety of breweries, eateries, shopping centers, and hotels. Discover what our City has to offer!     SB 1383: California Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Reduction Law is a statewide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. It is meant to minimize contamination in our landfills by separating waste into 3 containers: Organics: Food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard waste Recycling: Plastic bottles/jugs/tubs, aluminum, metal cans, glass bottles/jars, paper, and cardboard Trash: If it doesn’t fit in either category, to the landfill it goes. This includes plastics bags and Styrofoam. Let’s reduce the emissions of climate pollutant by correctly sorting our organic and recyclable waste from regular trash. For more information about the law and how to comply, visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/PublicWorks       DOWNLOAD THE myTorranceCA APP TODAY! Have you downloaded the myTorranceCA app? With this app, you can easily report various non-emergency issues like coyote sighting, illegal dumping, unpermitted sidewalk vendors, graffiti, and more - all at your fingertips! Download the myTorranceCA App on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Scan the QR code to visit the City's Mobile Application Page.   CITY OF TORRANCE WEBSITE QUESTION OF THE WEEK Become more familiar with our website and the services the City offers with our Question of the Week. Tip: Navigate or search through the City of Torrance website to find the answer! Let's see how savvy you are! Maybe you'll learn something new about the City. Head over to TorranceCA.Gov and search through each department to see if you can answer this week's question. Which Public Works project involves the scheduled maintenance of existing asphalt paved roadways? Hint: Projects in the Works Email your answer to TorranceCA@TorranceCA.Gov now! Last week's answer: October 27th     TORRANCE CITY COUNCIL MEETING The public is invited to attend the next regularly scheduled Torrance City Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. in the LeRoy J. Jackson Council Chambers. Council meetings can be viewed via CitiCABLE Channel 3 (Spectrum) and Channel 31 (Frontier), streaming on www.TorranceCA.Gov, Facebook @CityofTorranceCAGovernment, and YouTube Channel TorranceCitiCABLE.    TORRANCE TODAY Tune in to CitiCABLE’s program TORRANCE TODAY. In this episode, we discussed the Torrance Park cleanup effort, an Eco Gardener Workshop at the Madrona Marsh Preserve, and the Ice Fantasy Skating Rink in Downtown Torrance.  TORRANCE TODAY can be viewed via CitiCABLE Channel 3 (Spectrum) and Channel 31 (Frontier), streaming on www.TorranceCA.Gov, Facebook @CityofTorranceCAGovernment, and YouTube Channel TorranceCitiCABLE. Check out the latest episode!   TORRANCE PUBLIC LIBRARY The Torrance Public Library has a brand-new logo. Our new logo, designed by Library staff member, Rachel Hydro, first debuted during this year’s Summer Reading Program. With a sun rising over a stack of books, the logo shows off the Library’s core service and gives you that warm feeling of being surrounded by great people, great programs, and great collections – just like being at the Torrance Public Library! Torrance libraries are a great place to find a variety of programs for all ages. Events include storytimes, craft workshops, movies and music, book groups and so much more at all of the six public libraries. To see what's coming up, check the Library Calendar...   VISIT A CALIFORNIA STATE PARK WITH YOUR TORRANCE PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD Did you know the Torrance Public Library has parking passes that let you into most California State Parks – FOR FREE? The most powerful card you have, your TORRANCE PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD, is all you need to pick up one of the California State Park passes at any of the six Torrance Public Libraries. The pass will allow you to park free at most of California’s beautiful and historic State Parks. When you pick up your pass, don’t forget to also check out a California State Park backpack filled with things like binoculars, field guides, and other resources to help you enjoy your time in some of California’s most amazing areas. For more information and a list of participating parks visit California State Library Parks Pass Participating and Nonparticipating Parks. Don’t have a Torrance Public Library card? Apply online at www.Library.TorranceCA.Gov Staff at the Torrance Public Library can be reached at (310) 781-7599, Monday and Wednesday from 12 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., or via email at LibraryReference@TorranceCA.Gov.   BARTLETT SENIOR CENTER Various Dates | FREE Bartlett Senior Center 1318 Cravens Avenue Come and join us at one of the weekly activities held at the Bartlett Senior Center. Learn some new dance steps at our salsa class, or take the jewelry workshop and learn new ways to make your personal projects more creative and fun for the holidays! Embrace the chance to create cherished memories, forge new friendships, and indulge in social activities tailor-made for you. Don't worry about missing out because the program runs every week, providing ample opportunities for you to participate at your convenience in any of the upcoming programs and classes.  Salsa For Seniors - Friday, November 3 at 10 a.m. Helping Elders Live Productively - Friday, November 3 at 1:00 p.m. Salsa For Seniors - Monday, November 6 at 10 a.m. Conversational Spanish Class - Monday, November 6 at 12:30 p.m. Beading and Jewelry Workshop - Wednesday, November 8 at 8:00 a.m. Visit the Seniors Centers and Programs page for more information on citywide activities.   COYOTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM   Call the 24-hour Coyote Hotline at (310) 618-3898 or fill out the Coyote Sighting Survey to report a coyote sighting or incident. Prefer to use your mobile device? Download the myTorranceCA app, available on iTunes and Google Play Store. Always, if there is an immediate threat, call 911.   WEEKLY COYOTE REPORTS AVAILABLE ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE Data collection and tracking coyote activity are critical components of an effective coyote management plan. The purpose of monitoring human-coyote interactions is to document where coyotes are frequently seen and to identify locations where increased potential for encounters may occur. Gathering specific data on incidents allows for targeting educational campaigns in a timely manner to specific areas where increased coyote activity is reported. By educating members of the community, residents can make informed decisions to safeguard their pets and family and avoid unwanted coyote interactions. Residents and the community at-large play a critical role providing their feedback to the City’s Coyote program. Reporting through official City channels helps staff record and track coyote sightings and incidents. View the weekly Coyote Activity Report on the City's Coyote page. See a coyote? Report activity through official City of Torrance channels: · Web: www.TorranceCA.gov/coyotes · 24-Hour Hotline: (310) 618-3898 · Animal Control, for sick, injured or deceased animals: (310) 618-3850 · Mobile App: MyTorrancaCA · Call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. PREVENT NUISANCE COYOTE BEHAVIOR IN YOUNG COYOTES Coyote pups born in spring are now approximately six months old. As coyote pups mature, they become independent and venture further from their home-range. At this time of year, young coyotes begin to leave their family pack. These juvenile coyotes are inexperienced when compared to older coyotes. Hazing fledgling coyotes is essential to keeping them wild, in the wild and afraid of people. How does hazing young coyotes prevent problem behavior? Deters development of bad habits. Family pack elders teach pups how to hunt and forage. If adult coyotes feel comfortable going through trash in someone’s backyard, it will teach pups to do the same. Reinforces fear of people. Hazing a skittish coyote creates even more unease around people. Reverse the notion that humans are quiet observers; there is no risk. Wild animal should perceive humans as an avoidable risk. And so to protect themselves, they should avoid humans as much as possible. It’s easier to train a canine than re-train learned behavior. The phrase ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ is applicable to canines, especially the undomesticated coyote. Creates an uncomfortable environment near residential areas. If a young coyote encounters hazing in a park or backyard with people, it might think twice about stepping foot in the area again. Hazing works best when it’s a community-wide effort. Let your neighbors know if you see a coyote. Talk to neighbors about how to react during an encounter. Learn how to minimize coyote visits in your back yard. For more information about hazing, watch the City of Torrance video. Visit our website www.TorranceCA.gov/coyotes for resources and to report coyote activity. The Coyote Management Portal is experiencing technical difficulties. To report coyote activity call the 24-hour Coyote Hotline at (310) 618-3898 or email POrenstein@TorranceCA.Gov. Please use the Microsoft Edge Browser to access the Coyote Portal to submit a report online.    ICE FANTASY SKATING RINK - DOWNTOWN TORRANCE Friday, November 3, 2023 - Saturday, January 7, 2024 | Varying Times | $30 1408 Cabrillo Avenue Get ready to glide into the holiday spirit at the Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink! Starting this Friday, November 3rd at 2:30 p.m. at 1408 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501. Whether you're a seasoned skater or a beginner, this enchanting rink offers a magical experience for all ages. Bring your friends, family, or that special someone and create lasting memories together. Don't worry if you don't have skates. Rentals are available on-site, ensuring everyone can join in on the fun. So, mark your calendars and join the Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink for an unforgettable winter adventure. Let the magic of the season embrace you as you glide, laugh, and create cherished memories on the ice. Purchase tickets online. SENIOR CITIZEN HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS SALE Saturday, November 4 | 9:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. | FREE ADMITTANCE Ken Miller Recreation Center 3341 Torrance Boulevard Calling all arts and crafts enthusiasts! A special holiday arts and crafts sale will be held at the Ken Miller Recreation Center. All the arts and crafts being sold were made by senior citizens. This is a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping out of the way early on. TAPE FACE Saturday, November 4 | 8 P.M. | $45 - $55 James R. Armstrong Theatre 3330 Civic Center Drive TAPE FACE is back at the Armstrong Theatre this weekend with his unique brand of comedy. As the name suggests, Tape Face performs with duct tape covering his mouth and does not speak at all in his show. While he may be silent, he expresses his message of being true to himself through the impressive use of props, miming, and music that will keep you laughing throughout his show. Secure your seats for this one-night-only performance at TorranceArts.Org AN AFTERNOON OF JAPANESE DANCE Sunday, November 4 | 2 - 4 P.M. | $20 & $25 North High School Performing Arts Center 3620 W. 182nd Street Nihon Buyo Kai is pleased to announce their first in-person dance event since 2019. This collaborative program will feature four Japanese classical dance schools: Azuma, Bando, Sanjo, and Wakayagi. Please join them on Sunday, November 4th, at the North High School Performing Arts Center in Torrance to enjoy seven dance classics performed by teachers who have been certified by their headmasters in Japan. For More Information, contact NihonBuyoKai@gmail.com or visit NihonBuyoKai.org TURF REPLACEMENT WORKSHOP Saturday, November 29 | 6 - 7 P.M. | FREE ONLINE Find out if you qualify for a Turf replacement rebate! Join this free Turf replacement workshop to turn your ordinary landscape into a lush and beautiful one that is environmentally friendly. Our knowledgeable instructors can answer all your gardening questions and give you many great ideas! More information and reserve your spot at TorranceCA.Gov/Events. ARE YOU SIGNED UP FOR TORRANCEALERTS? TorranceAlerts is a mass notification system designed to keep Torrance residents and businesses informed of emergencies when a "call-to-action" is required. TorranceAlerts also provides "advisories" on major weather events, traffic, community events, and more. 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