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Torrance eNEWSLETTER | Thursday, November 16, 2023 - Wednesday, November 22, 2023

This Week: Turkey Trot, Torrance In Action District #1 Meeting, and more! Having trouble viewing this email? Click here. VOLUME 13 | ISSUE 46 NOVEMBER 16 - NOVEMBER 22, 2023 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 Congratulations to Ms. Rosales and Room 33 for being the WINNERS of Days 1 and 2 Class Contests for Jog-a-Thon! Enjoy your $200 in gift cards! Image used with permission from @arlingtonelementarypta TOUCHDOWN WITH TORRANCE TRANSIT Torrance Transit welcomes you aboard for a smooth and affordable ride to SoFi Stadium as the Los Angeles Rams take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, November 19. For just $4 roundtrip, your can leave your vehicle in Torrance and head to SoFi without a care in the world. 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 Learn about how the Torrance Police Department is working to ensure a positive experience for all this holiday shopping season. 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 REFUSE AND RECYLING COLLECTION FOR THANKSGIVING DAY Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Please note, refuse or recycling bins will not be picked up on Thanksgiving Day. Thursday's collection will take place on Friday, November 24. Check out the Holiday Schedule for Refuse and Recycling Collection. Make your voice heard! Participate in our monthly community survey. Tell us 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. 16 Torrance In Action District #1  Nov. 16 Thankful for Family Memories Nov. 16 - 18 Sweeny Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Nov 17 Meet the Author: New York Times Bestseller Tess Gerritsen Nov. 18 Thanksgiving Leaf Sprites & Beaded Corn Nov. 18 Western Museum of Flight Nov. 18 Ray Fuller Nov. 20 The Alaskan Blonde Nov. 21 City Council - DARK  More details on upcoming events are below! COMING UP LATER THIS MONTH Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 23 Turkey Trot 3 Mile Fun Run Nov. 23 & 24 Torrance Public Libraries and City Hall is closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 25 Saturday Matinee - The Little Mermaid Nov. 25 Small Business Saturday Nov. 25 - Dec. 2 Torrance Small Business Week Nov. 26 Torrance Antique Street Faire Nov. 28 City Council Meeting Nov 28 - Dec. 3 Torrance Memorial's 40th Annual Holiday Festival Nov. 29 Goodbye Grass: Qualify for a Turf Replacement Rebate 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 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) DAY This week the City of Torrance celebrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on November 15, 2023. Explore how GIS empowers us to tell our community's story, charting its evolution and envisioning a prosperous future. Read a special message from Community Development Department's Director Michelle Ramirez and learn how GIS impacts your community.   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. Are pets allowed at this year's Turkey Trot? Email your answer to TorranceCA@TorranceCA.Gov now! Last week's answer: The Queen Anne structure is located on Arlington.     TORRANCE CITY COUNCIL MEETING The public is invited to attend the next regularly scheduled Torrance City Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 28, 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, learn how to register for the Torrance Turkey Trot, drop off some toys at the Torrance Police and Fire Holiday Toy Drive, and prepare to visit your local mom and pop shop for Small Businesses Saturday. 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 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... MEET THE AUTHOR: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER TESS GERRITSEN Friday, November 17 | 4 P.M. | FREE Katy Gissert Civic Center Library 3301 Torrance Boulevard Join author Tess Gerritsen as she promotes the first book in her new series, The Spy Coast. Bring a friend or your neighbor.   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 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 17 at 10 a.m. Conversational Spanish Class - Monday, November 20 at 12:30 p.m. Visit the Senior 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 in 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 and see the archive page for the list of past weekly reports published on the City's Coyote page. See a coyote? Report activity through the 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. This is a Torrance Police video in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Visit our website www.TorranceCA.Gov/Coyotes for resources and to report coyote activity.    DOWNTOWN TORRANCE ASSOCIATION PRESENTS: ICE FANTASY SKATING RINK Now - Saturday, January 7, 2024 | Varying Times | $30 1408 Cabrillo Avenue The Ice Fantasy Skating Rink has arrived in Downtown Torrance! Experience the thrill of gliding through the ice and making memories this holiday season now through January 7. Don't worry if you don't have skates. Rentals are available on-site, ensuring everyone can join in on the fun. Purchase tickets online today. Visit the event page to learn more. TORRANCE IN ACTION: DISTRICT #1 MEETING Thursday, November 16 | 6 P.M. | FREE North Torrance Library 3604 Artesia Boulevard You are invited to take part in the Torrance In Action District 1 Community Meeting. Hear from Councilmember Jon Kaji on a number of topics:  Public Works - Update on CalTrans/405; North Torrance Pipeline; Signage Community Services - Capital Improvement Projects at Parks Torrance Police Department - Crime Statistics and Updates for District #1 Torrance Fire Department - Fire and Safety Updates City Manager's Office - Updates on Trending Topics, Civic Center Master Plan, Major Projects and Staff Recruitment General Services - Airport Update Community Development - Housing Project Update  You can download the postcard for the meeting. SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET Thursday, November 16 to Saturday, November 18 | Various Times | $30 - $40 James R. Armstrong Theatre 3330 Civic Center Drive An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! Purchase Tickets SMALL BUSINESS WEEK KICKS OFF ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! Saturday, November 25 to Saturday, December 2 Various Locations Throughout Torrance The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents "Shop Small For The Holidays" - an extension of Small Business Saturday to help support our members and business community at large. Come out and feel like a local by shopping at some of our City's participating local businesses celebrating Small Business Saturday. Small Business Week will be held during the week of November 25th to December 2nd. This is a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping, so bring your friends, family, and coworkers! Don't forget to mention "Torrance Small Business Week" at all member businesses in order to get great savings. Visit www.torrancechamber.com to learn more about the businesses participating. List of participating businesses and deals. TURF REPLACEMENT WORKSHOP Wednesday, 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. Register here for TorranceAlerts to receive emergency notifications, advisories, and other information.         CITY OF TORRANCE | 3031 TORRANCE BLVD., TORRANCE, CA 90503 Unsubscribe mc@vivinavi.com Update Profile | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by enewsletter@torranceca.gov powered by Try email marketing for free today!
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