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Torrance eNEWSLETTER | Thursday, May 12, 2022 - Wednesday, May 18, 2022

This Week: Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces, Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive , Fire Service Day Open House, and More! Having trouble viewing this email? Click here. VOLUME 12 | ISSUE 19 MAY 12 - MAY 18, 2022 SHARE YOUR FAVORITE SHOTS OF THE CITY! Use #TorranceCA so we can find your shots and share them "Hickory Park (in Torrance)..., We moved to the shading area of the park. Felt nice breeze and it was so relaxing!" Courtesy of @yoga_yoshi The Torrance eNewsletter, a weekly publication of the City of Torrance, highlights some of our community's amazing events and opportunities. Every Thursday at 4 p.m., a new eNewsletter is published. Sign up to receive the eNewsletter or view archived issues online. Email your questions, suggestions and comments to eNewsletter@TorranceCA.Gov. Mark Your Calendars: What's Coming Up This Month? 05/14 The 30th Annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 05/14 20th Anniversary Relay for Life 05/20 2022 Torrance Education Foundation Fundraising Event 05/20 A Spring Celebration 05/21 Patriotic Concert in the Park 05/30 Memorial Day Observance (City Hall Closed) 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 Events... HELP SALUTE OUR ARMED FORCES Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22, 2022 The City of Torrance is known for its rich history in honoring the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. This year, due to the fluid uncertainties of the ongoing pandemic, the City must once again postpone the 61st Annual Armed Forces Day Parade and Celebration. Instead, the City will celebrate Torrance’s long-standing tradition of honoring and thanking our nation's service members with a Patriotic Concert in the Park. The alternative event, while smaller in scale, will retain the same patriotic spirit of a full celebration. The City of Torrance invites you to help honor our United States Armed Forces by participating in this year's events and activities: A SPRING CELEBRATION PRESENTED BY THE TORRANCE CIVIC CHORALE Friday, May 20, 2022 | 7:30 - 9:30 P.M. | Free Ken Miller Recreation Center 3341 Torrance Boulevard Celebrate spring and the return of live music! The Torrance Civic Chorale brings you a performance that reflects on the challenges of the last two years while acknowledging the dedication of our United States Armed Forces. Don't miss this patriotic performance. For more information, view the event flyer. PATRIOTIC CONCERT IN THE PARK Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 2 P.M. | Free Charles Wilson Park 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard The City of Torrance is proud to host the upcoming Patriotic Concert in the Park featuring the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band. In celebration of the 2022 Torrance’s Salute to the United States Armed Forces, the free concert will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Charles Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard, beginning at 2 p.m. The Palos Verdes Symphonic Band consists of nearly 60 musicians, including former professional and amateur instrumentalists. The 75-minute concert will be led by Music Directors Mark Hamamura and Eric Hankey. Pack a picnic, bring your blankets and chairs and come enjoy the sounds of your favorite patriotic tunes. HOMETOWN HEROES BANNERS The 2022 Hometown Heroes banners are flying high along portions of Torrance Blvd., Madrona Ave., and Carson St. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Hometown Heroes Banner Program. To view a slideshow of all of the banners, please visit www.TorranceCA.HometownHeroes. Hometown Heroes Banner Video SEND A VIDEO OF APPRECIATION The City of Torrance invites you to send a video message of appreciation! Your personal message can be to a specific person, division, branch, or addressed to all of our brave service members who have served or are serving our great nation. These messages will be featured on TorranceCA.Gov, CitiCABLE, and the City's Official Social Media Accounts. Send your videos by May 14th to join in our Armed Forces Celebration! Upload Your Message Here GET INVOLVED There are plenty of ways to show your appreciation for the men and women of our Armed Forces! You can send soldiers cups of coffee, create care packages, donate to military programs, and much more. Visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/Salute to learn about the many different ways you can show your appreciation! 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. What are the missing four digits for the Senior Centers and Programs online game "Wheel-Less of Fortune" Zoom Meeting ID: 946_ _ _ _7482? Email your answer to TorranceCA@TorranceCA.Gov now! Last week's answer: 146 names TORRANCE CITY COUNCIL MEETING The community is invited to participate virtually in the next City Council Meeting on May 24, 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. TORRANCE TODAY Tune in to CitiCABLE’s newest program TORRANCE TODAY. The 15-minute live news broadcast airs Monday through Thursday at 4 p.m. Get your daily news and information related to the City of Torrance. Featured segments include stories about health, wellness, safety, education, economic development, and local issues. 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. UPDATED COYOTE MANAGEMENT PLAN The Torrance Community Services Department has released an updated Coyote Management Plan. The Coyote Management Plan provides information on management strategies, education, enforcement, and response plans. VIEW THE 2022 COYOTE MANAGEMENT PLAN MAY IS CALFRESH AWARENESS MONTH It is CalFresh Awareness Month and it has never been easier to register for a CalFresh EBT Card. The CalFresh EBT Card doesn't just help with purchasing food. People with a CalFresh EBT card can: Visit L.A. County's museums and botanical gardens for free. Receive discounts on utility bills. Be eligible for METRO's LOW-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) Program. Apply for CalFresh by calling the Department of Public Social Services at (866) 613-3777 or apply online at www.BenefitsCal.com. TORRANCE SEASONS SUMMER 2022 NOW AVAILABLE! The summer edition of Torrance Seasons is out now! Check out all of the fun recreation classes we have lined up. Classes begin the week of June 19. Torrance residents can register starting Tuesday, May 24. Non-residents can register starting Tuesday, May 31. Be sure to register as soon as you can because classes will hit capacity. You can check out all of the fun classes in Torrance Seasons Summer 2022 online. On Thursday, April 21, 2022, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health issued a Revised Health Order reinstating the mask mandate when using public transit within the County, such as, commuter trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares, and indoor transportation hubs, such as, airport terminals, bus, train and subway stations, marina or port stations. Revised Health Order On April 13, 2022 the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health issued a Revised Quarantine Order in response to changes in the April 6, 2022, State Public Health Officer Guidance for Local Health Jurisdictions on Isolation and Quarantine of the General Public. This Revised Quarantine Order: Removes quarantine requirement for asymptomatic exposed person (for the general public). Adds work exclusion of restriction in certain specified High-risk Settings. Includes updated definition for close contact. View Revised Quarantine Order For information on executive orders, and news related to COVID-19, please visit CityOfTorranceCA.com. COVID-19 TESTING There are COVID testing options available throughout LA County including at-home COVID-19 tests. The LA County Home Test Collection program is offering free, at-home COVID nasal swab test kits via mail to all LA County residents who have COVID-19 symptoms or think they were exposed. Get free at-home COVID-19 tests from the Government: Every home in the U.S. is eligible to receive 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. Sign up to receive a test kit Order free at-home tests TORRANCE TESTING SITES Location Testing Information Del Amo Fashion Center Daily, ​8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Provides rapid antigen, rapid antibody, and PCR testing. The facility can be reached by phone at (877) 219-8378 YMCA of Torrance South Bay (2900 Sepulveda Blvd.) Provides PCR testing. Appointments can be scheduled online at www.Heal360.com CVS Pharmacies (4235 Pacific Coast Highway and 1303 W. Sepulveda Blvd.) Provides rapid antigen testing. Appointments can be scheduled online at www.CVS.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing. MASK-WEARING RULES AND RECOMMENDATIONS The Los Angeles County Health Officer has lifted indoor mask requirements in many places, but federal and state rules continue to require masks for everyone 2 years of age and older in some locations. Regardless of vaccination status, it is strongly recommended that people continue to wear masks that fit and filter well in all indoor public places. Masking-Wearing Rules and Recommendations 2021 YEAR IN REVIEW The City of Torrance released its inaugural Citywide report, a 2021 Year in Review. In collaboration with staff from each of the 13 City departments, the City Manager's Office compiled the information and produced the report to highlight city projects across all departments to City Council and members of the public. Did you know the City of Torrance has two community gardens? One is located at Columbia Park and the Other is at Lago Seco Park. These Community Gardens provide a space for residents to grow their own produce in a safe and fun atmosphere. The gardens are managed by the Community Services Department. Learn more about the Community Services Department in the 2021 Year in Review Report. This report is a new tool to better engage with the public and provide an update of the depth of City services and accomplishments from the prior calendar year. Embedded QR codes and hyperlinks allow for convenient access to additional information on all of the included material.  In an effort to lower costs and to have a more sustainable footprint, the report has a limited print distribution, but it is available online for the public to review at www.TorranceCA.Gov/YearInReview. TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive Admission is FREE! The Torrance Art Museum is the premier visual art space to view contemporary art in the South Bay. For more information, visit TorranceArtMuseum.com. Hours Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Operating hours during exhibition dates only. Closed Sunday, Monday, and all major holidays. EXTRACTION: EARTH, ASHES, DUST Now - Saturday, May 14, 2022 | Free Main Gallery Presented in the Main Gallery, the exhibit explores themes of extraction by examining the overarching power structures that dictate methods of extraction as they relate to cultural, natural, and ecological capital. Participating Artists: Kim Abeles, Matthew Brandt, Treva Ellison, Zane Griffin Talley Cooper, Katie Gressitt-Diaz, Beatriz Jaramillo, Sarah E. Jenkins, Noa Kaplan, Romi Morrison, Ignacio Perez Meruane, Elena Soterakis, and Julie Weitz. Curated by Isabel Beavers and Sharon Levy CLOSER NOW: INTIMACY IN A REHABILITATING SOCIETY Now - Saturday, May 14, 2022 | Free Gallery Two Presented in Gallery Two, the exhibit is an investigation into how social constructs, power dynamics, and gender roles are barriers to intimacy in our private and public lives. Participating Artists: Palmer Earl, Laura Krifka, Matt Lipps, Heather Rasmussen, Ryan Schude. Curated by Marcus Masaki Rodriguez and TAM 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... 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. Please visit Library.TorranceCA.Gov for more information. 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. In May Coyote Pups Grow Stronger and Learn Coyote Behavior This month: Pups are born any time from mid-March to mid-May. For the first month of life, pups depend on their pack for food. Food is in high demand. Adult coyotes hunt to feed themselves and the growing pups. In late spring, pups learn to hunt. At three weeks old, pups emerge from their den. As pups grow, they roam further in search of food. In the coming weeks, pups will navigate their home range. Experiences with their surroundings and encounters with people and pets greatly shape their behavior. Residents should: Remove coyote attractants. Take proactive steps to keep coyotes out of your yard. Print and walk through your home while checking off items from the At-Home Coyote Prevention Checklist. Haze coyotes. Hazing instills fear in adolescent coyotes, reinforcing fear of humans and better shaping their behavior. It deters coyotes from entering areas where they do not belong. It is most effective if residents commit to hazing as a community. For more information, visit our website: www.TorranceCA.Gov/Coyotes MADRONA MARSH A visit to the Madrona Marsh Preserve is truly a unique experience. Come and explore one of the last remaining vernal wetlands in Southern California. The Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center is located at 3201 Plaza del Amo. The entrance gate to the Preserve is directly across the street from the Nature Center along Plaza del Amo. Ample free parking is available. The Marsh hosts several programs on an ongoing basis, including art exhibits, events for children, classes and workshops, speakers and more. To take advantage of this natural resource, visit the Friends of Madrona Marsh... FRIDAY FUN Every Friday |10 A.M. - 12 P.M. Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center 3201 Plaza del Amo "Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for preschoolers, ages 3-6 years, and their parents or guardians. The program is offered at no charge every Friday. It incorporates storytime, science, art, and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Nature Center at (310) 782-3989 for details. TORRANCE CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET Tuesdays and Saturdays | 8 A.M. - 1 P.M. Charles H. Wilson Park 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard Come sample our seasonal variety of top quality produce brought in each week direct from 60 California farms. The market features a year-round selection of California-grown fruits, nuts, vegetables, eggs, honey, baked goods, fish, cut flowers, and nursery stock. We accept EBT! Swing by the Information booth to learn how to use your EBT. If you have any questions or would like to reach the Farmers' Market Manager Joyce Chan, please call (310) 781-7520 or email her at JChan@TorranceCA.Gov. FREE SCORE WORKSHOP: WANT TO START A BUSINESS? Thursday, May 12 | 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. | Free Katy Geissert Civic Center Library 3301 Torrance Boulevard Do you have an idea for a business? This workshop will help you get started! Get ready to learn about identifying the right markets for your product or service, creating an effective message, funding, avoiding common business mistakes and more. Roughly 20% of small businesses fail within a year. Don't let it happen to yours. This workshop is free but you must register online to attend. Free Business Workshop... STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE Begins Saturday, May 14 Torrance United States Postal Service 2510 Monterey Street The National Association of Letter Carriers' 30th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive begins Saturday, May 14. You can help families in need by donating any non-perishable canned goods or dry food. Take a look in your pantry or cupboard and donate items you think you can do without. You may leave bags of donated food at your mailbox or drop them off at your local post office. Every little bit helps. For more information, please view this flyer. SEASIDE HEROES PARK BEAUTIFUCATION Saturday, May 14 | 8 - 11 A.M. Seaside Heroes Park 22812 Kathryn Avenue Arrive anytime between 8 and 11 a.m. to join Jenna Christensen with Seaside Neighborhood Association and volunteers of all ages, children to seniors, who help keep the park beautiful. Students who need community service work hours can bring their forms to be signed after work is completed. The park runs between Anza Avenue (at East end of Lomita Blvd.) and Kathryn Avenue and we meet at the Kathryn entrance by 22812 Kathryn Ave., Torrance, CA 90505. The name Seaside Heroes Park honors three young men from the neighborhood who lost their lives in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Residents collected donations for the memorial which you will see as you enter the park from the Kathryn entry. For more information, contact Jenna at (310) 920-9387 or homes@cjenna.com. For updates, information on the park and photos of the event, visit 'Seaside Heroes Park' on Instagram and Facebook. SUPPORT HAPPY HATS FOR KIDS IN HOSPITALS Now through - Saturday, May 14 Visit any South Bay location: 3556 Torrance Boulevard, #B, Torrance 2515 Artesia Boulevard, #B, Redondo Beach 251 Main Street, El Segundo Here's a great way to support Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals while having a delicious meal next week. Please visit your local CHICKEN DIJON rotisserie & grill in Torrance, Redondo Beach, or El Segundo between Sunday, May 8, and Saturday, May 14. They will donate 20% of sales to Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals. Be sure to present this flyer or tell them you are there in support of Happy Hats for Kids in Hospital's fundraiser. 20TH ANNIVERSARY RELAY FOR LIFE BREWHOUSE RESTAURANT Saturday, May 14 | 9 A.M. - 9 P.M. South High School 4801 Pacific Coast Highway The American Cancer Society Relay for Life Torrance is celebrating 20 years of raising awareness and funds in the community. Help support the ACS at this year's relay for Life. Walk alongside members of the community and come together for a cause that affects us all. For more information, contact Kristi Banks at kristi4trfl@gmail.com or Michelle Rand at michelleprand@gmail.com. Relay for Life... MARK YOUR CALENDARS: FIRE SERVICE DAY OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 14 | 10 A.M. - 3 P.M. | Free Torrance Fire Station #1 1701 Crenshaw Boulevard In honor of the Torrance Fire Department's proud tradition of commitment to the community, citizens are welcome to an Open House at Fire Station #1. Join the Torrance Fire Department in recognizing the constant efforts in fire emergency response, community fire risk reduction, and environmental conservation. Enjoy tours of the fire station, view fire apparatus and equipment, and meet the firefighters on duty. YESTERDAY AND TODAY: THE INTERACTIVE BEATLES EXPERIENCE Saturday, May 14 | 8 - 10 P.M. | $25 - $35 Armstrong Theatre 3330 Civic Center Drive Get ready for the nations most innovative and unique show featuring the classic works of the Beatles. Brothers Billy, Ryan, and Matthew MgGuigan ditch the tribute format of most performers. Instead, they play the hits of the Beatles as themselves while the audience chooses what songs to play. Members of the audience will fill out request cards before the start of the performance. The setlist changes every night, so you know you are in for a unique evening. Purchase tickets online or by calling the Theatre Ticket Office at (310) 781-7171. Interactive Beatles Experience... THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, June 12 | Various Times | $30 Torrance Theatre Company 1316 Cabrillo Avenue The Torrance Theatre Company proudly presents the Legend of Georgia McBride! Follow the tale of a young, broke soon-to-be father, Casey. Casey gets fired from his job as an Elvis impersonator and can't seem to catch a break. You'll love this heartwarming comedy filled with country music and larger-than-life characters. Purchase tickets at TorranceTheatreCompany.com. PCH AND HAWTHORNE BLVD. INTERSECTION PROJECT Now - May 25, 2022 The Torrance Public Works Department kicked off a major improvement project at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Hawthorne Boulevard with work continuing through early next year. This project will increase the capacity of this popular intersection with three through lanes, dual left-turn lanes, and dedicated right-turn lanes in all four directions. You can learn more about the project and find weekly updates at TorrancePCHHawthorneProject.com. 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. 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