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Torrance eNEWSLETTER | Thursday, January 13, 2022 - Wednesday, January 19, 2022

This Week: Martin Luther King JR. Day, Torrance SERVES, Maintaining Essential Services, and more! Having trouble viewing this email? Click here. VOLUME 12 | ISSUE 2 JANUARY 13 - JANUARY 19, 2022 YOU GOT SERVED! Torrance Serves is a citywide celebration of service leaders which takes place January 17, 2022 – February 13, 2022. Aligned with Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service this campaign is intended to celebrate the service leaders of past and present and empower our community to bring volunteers together for service projects that honor the spirit of giving, public service, and volunteerism. Help us reach our 175,000 service hours goal. Learn more and take the pledge at TorranceCA.Gov/SERVE. MAINTAINING ESSENTIAL CITY SERVICES In Torrance we take great pride in our commitment to public safety and quality of life for all residents. However, like many California cities, as the demand for high-quality city services continues to increase, so does the cost – currently exceeding our city’s available revenue. This was true before COVID, but the pandemic has made the problem much worse. In addition, continued unfunded state mandates place a heavy burden on our city, and emergency reserves have been depleted. While one-time federal COVID relief has helped, it will soon expire, leaving Torrance vulnerable to an emergency or unforeseen major expense. We now have to face the reality that budget cuts may need to be made; budget cuts that would change the character of our city and would have a significant impact on the safety of Torrance residents and their quality of life. Your input is important to us. Learn more about maintaining our essential services by visiting www.TorranceCA.Gov/EssentialServices Hear from our Fire Chief Hear from our Chief of Police JOIN THE CONVERSATION - PUBLIC FORUM You are invited to a public forum presenting current and fiscal challenges the City is facing. Hear from City Manager Aram Chaparyan, Chief of Police Hart, Fire Chief Serna, and Finance Director Sheila Poisson. The presentation will be held via Zoom. The presentation will be recorded and posted for the public as well. Join the Zoom meeting... POLICE CHIEF'S ADVISORY BOARD The Torrance Police Department now accepting applications for volunteers for the Police Chief’s Advisory Board. The Chief’s Advisory Board will provide a public forum where key stakeholders can act as a community resource for the Chief of Police in the development of strategies, sharing community concerns, and increasing public trust. Apply and find more information at TorranceCA.Gov/ChiefsAdvisoryBoard TORRANCE CITY COUNCIL MEETING The community is invited to participate virtually in the next City Council Meeting on January 25, 2022, by calling 310-618-2404 as the Chambers are no longer open to the public. The meetings can be viewed via CitiCABLE Channel 3 (Spectrum) and Channel 31 (Frontier), streaming on www.TorranceCA.Gov, Facebook @CityofTorranceCAGovernment, and YouTube Channel TorranceCitiCABLE. PROPERTIES, PERMITS, AND RECORDS SEARCH The Community Development Department has developed a Building and Safety Division Records Search Portal that is now available to the public. Within this portal, the public will now be able to search for the following: Active Building Permits provides information regarding active Building and Safety permits. Permit Records grants access to scanned Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, Grading, Sign, and Engineering permit records. Property Information provides information regarding parcel profile attributes such as zoning, special overlay areas (Hillside, Expansive Soils, etc.), assessor parcel number, year built, legal description, and more. Building and Safety Division Records Search Portal MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY City Hall and all Torrance Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Street sweeping in Torrance is canceled and will resume on Tuesday, January 18. Monday refuse and recycling will be affected and will be collected Tuesday, January 18. LA GALAXY AND CITY OF TORRANCE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP Last week, the LA Galaxy and the City of Torrance announced a new partnership to keep the Torrance Multi-Use Sports Complex open to the community. Under the new City lease, the State of California-owned 6.2-acre complex will be renamed LA Galaxy Sports Complex and will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in April. Read Full Press Release TORRANCE FLOAT WINS PRINCESS AWARD. Thank you to everyone who contributed in making this year's float. "The Embodiment of Nature" took home the Princess Award this year! The Princess Award is given to the float with the most outstanding floral presentation among entries 35 feet and under in length. Great job everyone! COVID-19 TODAY Monday - Thursday Live at 4 P.M. COVID-19 TODAY brings you daily news updates on local impacts due to the coronavirus public health crisis. This show airs Monday - Thursday at 4 p.m. COVID-19 TODAY... WEEKENDS IN TORRANCE Friday - Sunday at 2 P.M. Are you looking for things to do around Torrance, but are unsure about what is available because of COVID-19? Tune into "Weekends in Torrance" to see all that there is to do around the City in the age of COVID-19. "Weekends in Torrance" airs on Friday - Sunday at 2 p.m. on Torrance CitiCABLE. Weekends in Torrance... BE AWARE OF UTILITIES SCAM ATTENTION TORRANCE UTILITY CUSTOMERS It has come to The City of Torrance Utilities’ attention that a website exists that appears to be an online payment portal affiliated with The City. The site is www.doxo.com/info/city-torrance-utilities-ca. Please be aware that this site has no affiliation with The City of Torrance Utilities and is NOT an authorized payment center for the City of Torrance. Customers should be aware that paying a utility bill using www.doxo.com could delay their payment, which could result in late payment penalties and disconnection of utility service. The site states that The City of Torrance Utilities does not have online payment options, which is not accurate. Customers can access our authorized online payment portal using TorranceCA.Gov/UtilityBilling. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at 855-354-5623. TORRANCE SEASONS WINTER 2022 AVAILABLE NOW The Winter edition of Torrance Seasons is available! Check out all of the fun classes that you can join! Torrance residents online registration began Tuesday, Nov. 30. Non-resident online registration began Tuesday, Dec. 7. Walk-in, mail, and fax registration for everyone began on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Classes begin the week of Jan. 9 unless otherwise noted. There's a class for everyone! Class Registration... Torrance Seasons Winter 2022 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. Register here for TorranceAlerts to receive emergency notifications, advisories, and other information. Effective December 1, 2021, TorranceAlerts has returned to its "Call-to-Action" policy when sending alerts and advisories. Register for TorranceAlerts COYOTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Precautions you can take to reduce the coyote population during mating season! Coyotes mate once a year during winter. Preventive measures taken during that time can potentially keep coyotes away from residential areas. Here is how: Removing potential den sites near residential areas will force coyotes back into the wild. If coyotes can’t find protective shelter for their pups they will look for more secluded areas to den. Limiting access to food will result in smaller litters. In the wild, coyotes hunt prey in their natural habitat. Urban coyotes also access additional sources of food in residential areas, such as trash, fruit left on the ground, pet food and small mammals. Abundant food during the gestation period will likely produce larger and healthier litters. Demand for food once the pups are born will also increase since there are more mouths to feed. Residents should: Remove outdoor food sources, such as ripened fruit from trees and ground, unsecured trash, and pet food. Prevent potential denning by trimming vegetation and brush. Secure openings beneath porches, decks and sheds. Avoid leaving food or water for feral cats. It attracts feral cats and their predator, coyotes. Cats comprise 20% of an urban coyote’s diet. Look after pets when outdoors. Walk pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length. Action taken now by regulating available food and habitat can naturally reduce the coyote population next year. For tips to eliminate coyote food sources, and helpful information regarding urban coyotes, please visit: TorranceCA.Gov/Coyotes To learn more about coyotes, please watch this Coyote Informational Video 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. "LOOKING GOOD AFTER MY FIRST SPA DAY OF 2022 COURTESY OF: @oso.arzola SHARE YOUR FAVORITE SHOTS OF THE CITY! Use #TorranceCA so we can find your shots and share them! INFORMATION AND RESOURCES On December 15, 2021, the California Department of Public Health issued a mandate stating that masks are required for all individuals in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status from December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022. On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health issued a Revised Health Order mandating employers to provide employees that work indoors and in close contact with other workers or the public, with and require them to wear a well-fitting medical grade mask, surgical mask, or higher-level respirator, such as an N95 filtering facepiece respirator or KN95, at all times while indoors at the worksite or facility. Revised Health Order LA COUNTY HOME TEST COLLECTION PROGRAM The LA County Home Test Collection program is offering free, at-home COVID nasal swab test kit via mail to all LA County residents who have COVID-19 symptoms or think they were exposed. Sign up to have a test kit delivered to your home address at http://COVID19.LACounty.Gov/HomeTest For information on City event status, City closures, executive orders, and news related to COVID-19,  please visit CityOfTorranceCA.com. How to get Vaccinated Everything you need to know about how to get vaccinated. Vaccines are available for everyone age 5 and over. LEARN MORE After getting Vaccinated Everything you need to know about how to get vaccinated. Vaccines are available for everyone age 5 and over. LEARN MORE FAQ This FAQ provides information on the three COVID-19 vaccines that are available in the U.S. VIEW PDF Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Protect Yourself and Others The pandemic is not over, but you can help stop the spread by following the proper safety guidelines and protocols and by knowing what steps to take when faced with possible exposure. Get Exposure Notifications Explore Ways to Cope During the Pandemic Discover Ways to Stay Healthy COVID-19 FUNERAL ASSISTANCE The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. To apply, call (844) 684-6333 to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA's representatives. Get answers to frequently asked questions about the application process. Learn more: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance TORRANCE CARES FOR BUSINESS CALIFORNIA COMPETES TAX CREDIT AND GRANT GO-Biz is now accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) and California Competes Grant (CCG). $140 million in tax credits and $120 million in grants are available during this application period for businesses that are expanding and adding quality, full-time jobs in California that might not otherwise be created by the business or any other business. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, January 24, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) and the online application website will automatically close once this deadline has passed. The online application can be accessed here. In addition, an updated application guide, FAQs, and program regulations are available here. Businesses interested in learning more about California Competes can participate in an upcoming, free application webinars: January 18, 2022 If you have any questions regarding the California Competes program or application process, please call (916) 322-4051 or email CalCompetes@gobiz.ca.gov. AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an FCC program that replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices. Eligible Households can receive: Up to a $30/month discount on internet services Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal Lands A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50) Households enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program as of December 31, 2021 will continue to receive their current monthly benefit during a 60-day transition period. Apply Now! UNITED FOR SMALL BUSINESS Free PPE for Small Businesses and Organizations The PPE Unite™ program is a joint effort to give small businesses and organizations access to much-needed personal protective gear to keep their staff and employees safe. This public and private partnership program creates access to PPE, promotes PPE use, and provides additional resources for businesses. Get your supply of free Personal Protective Equipment to keep your workplace compliant and employees safe. Sign up now to get PPE while supplies last. Sign Up Now HOLMES AND WATSON Friday, January 21 - Sunday, February 13, 2022 | Various times | $30 Torrance Theatre Company 1316 Cabrillo Avenue Sherlock Holmes is dead! Or so it is assumed. The world knows the great detective went over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis, Professor Moriarty. But as Holmes’ body was never retrieved, a number of frauds, fakes, and charlatans have come forward since to lay claim to his identity, and it falls to Dr. Watson to disprove them. Then a telegram arrives informing Watson that three men, each claiming to be Holmes, have been committed to a remote asylum off the coast of Scotland. Now Watson must discover if one of the mad men is the real Sherlock Holmes. Purchase tickets at www.TorranceTheatreCompany.com or call (424) 243-6882 CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING Now through Friday, January 21, 2021 Normal trash pickup times Residents are encouraged to use their green waste recycling containers to recycle their unflocked Christmas trees. Flocked trees (those that contain fake snow) must be cut in half and placed in black refuse containers. Trees may also be placed on the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day. A separate truck will collect the trees to use as mulch and landfill cover. Non-Torrance residents, multi-family homes and businesses can drop off their tree at Los Angeles County drop off locations. Christmas Tree... GREATER LOS ANGELES HOMELESS COUNT Wednesday, January 26 - Thursday, January 27 | 8 P.M. - 12 A.M. Ken Miller Recreation Center 3341 Torrance Boulevard The Annual Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count takes place over three days and three nights in the month of January. For the past few years, the City of Torrance has served as a deployment sire and partners with Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, local municipalities, law enforcement, and community members. This year, the count is taking place Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at the Ken Miller Recreation Center. Register to volunteer to help the count. You do not need prior experience to be a volunteer. Register to be a Volunteer READ FOR A BETTER WORLD Now through Monday, January 31, 2022 Torrance Public Library The Torrance Public Library is challenging the community to hit the books this winter. Readers of all ages are challenged to read at least six hours now through Monday, January 31, 2022. Readers can sign up online and keep track of their reading minutes. Once six hours are logged, you will earn a small prize! Break out your favorite book and earn a prize! Readers can pick up their prize at any Torrance Public Library branch until January 31, 2022. Check out the program flyer for more information. Reading Program Flyer BE WATER WISE Southern California has found itself in another drought. We've been in this situation before, and we know what to do. It's time to start cutting back on water use and start taking advantage of programs that reward you for saving water. It's time to Be Water Wise. Every drop saved today is one we can use tomorrow. For more information on being Water Wise, please visit BeWaterwise.com. TORRANCE PUBLIC LIBRARY The Torrance Public Library is proud to announce its membership to Overdrive’s Reciprocal Lending Agreement Program, which provides access to Overdrive’s e-books and digital audiobooks from many other California libraries. The access is free with a current Torrance Public Library card. Current library cardholders may start their search in the Torrance Public Library collection, and if the desired title is on loan, the cardholder may search, borrow and place holds on titles at other participating libraries as well. Cardholders can access all collections using the Overdrive website https://www.overdrive.com or the Libby application available in the Google Play and Apple Store. As of January 2022, current public Library partners include Alhambra, Redondo Beach, Whittier, Beverly Hills, Buena Park, Camarillo, Beaumont, San Bernardino, and Moorpark, and the Reciprocal Lending Agreement Program provides Torrance Public Library cardholders access to an additional 100,000 titles at no extra cost to the City of Torrance! For more information or assistance, please call Library Staff at 310-781-7599 or email LibraryReference@TorranceCA.gov. For more information, visit Library.TorranceCA.Gov. Library staff is available to answer any questions at (310) 781-7599, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., or email LibraryReference@TorranceCA.Gov. TORRANCE CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET Tuesdays and Saturdays | 8 A.M. - 1 P.M. Charles H. Wilson Park 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard Come get your fresh produce for those delicious meals at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Select goods from over 60 California farms. Nothing beats the fresh taste of top quality produce! We hope to see you there! Hot Food Available While you're shopping for fresh produce, don't forget to stop by a prepared food vendor for a nice hot meal! You can find hotdogs, rotisserie chicken, and all kinds of hot foods at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! BOOK YOUR EVENTS AT THE TORRANCE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is now OPEN! Book your outdoor events today! The Torrance Cultural Arts Center follows all COVID-19 protocols and guidance to ensure the safety of all staff and visitors. For more information or to book a venue, please call (310) 781-7150 or email TCAC@TorranceCA.Gov. IMPORTANT POWER OUTAGE INFORMATION Are you prepared for power outages? Due to the record levels of dryness in the region, the chances of wildfires occurring are high, which may result in a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). Southern California Edison customers can sign up for PSPS alerts by calling (800) 655-4555 or by registering online. Customers can also use an interactive map to see if their communities are being monitored for a potential PSPS. Customers can report or inquire about outages unrelated to a PSPS by calling (800) 611-1911. For information about non-PSPS outages, visit SCE.com/Outages. Customers can also sign up for normal outage alerts at SCE.com/MyAccount. 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. This week's City of Torrance Website Question: Who is the Conductor for the Torrance Civic Chorale? Last Week's answer: 855-354-5623  Email your answer to TorranceCA@TorranceCA.Gov now! CITY OF TORRANCE | 3031 TORRANCE BLVD., TORRANCE, CA 90503 Unsubscribe mc@vivinavi.com Update Profile | About Constant Contact Sent by enewsletter@torranceca.gov in collaboration with Try email marketing for free today!
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