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Torrance eNEWSLETTER | Thursday, September 22, 2022 - Wednesday, September 28, 2022

This Week: National Child Passenger Safety Week, Ukulele Festival, and more! Having trouble viewing this email? Click here. VOLUME 12 | ISSUE 38 SEPTEMBER 22 - SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 SHARE YOUR FAVORITE SHOTS OF THE CITY! Use #TorranceCA so we can find your shots and share them Torrance, California born and raised. I always love being in this gym, and reconnecting where it all started for me. No matter where this game of basketball has taken me, this will always and forever be home. 🏀🏠 Courtesy of @dethompson9 METRO C-LINE (GREEN) EXTENSION Learn more about the Metro C-Line Extension to Torrance. Check out the video animation of Alternatives #1 and #2. Visit our Metro C-Line Extension page. Join us for an upcoming Transportation Committee Meeting on Wednesday, September 28. View the Transportation committee Meeting Agenda. The Transportation Committee Meeting will be held in-person and will be available via ZOOM. ZOOM Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84986767934?pwd=SzlPbHpySlZYRCs3b3p2clZmOWN5Zz09 Webinar ID: 849 8676 7934 Passcode: 245323 METRO C-LINE EXTENSION Add your signature to affirm your support for Alternative #1 SUPPORT FOR RIGHT OF WAY ALIGNMENT   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. COMING UP THIS WEEK 09/24 Free Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection in Beverly Hills City Streets 09/26 Teen S.T.E.A.M Project: Helpful Hands 09/28 Transportation Committee Meeting More details on upcoming events below! COMING UP LATER THIS MONTH 10/02 Free Train Rides at Wilson Park 10/05 Torrance Rose Float Association: Restaurants for Roses - The Brews Hall 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... HAVE YOU HEARD THE RUMOR? Have you heard any rumors around the City? Check out our Rumors page to hopefully clarify some things. Head over to www.TorranceCA.Gov/Rumors to get the right information.   BE WATER WISE The City of Torrance is currently in Level 1 of its Citywide Water Conservation Ordinance. Level 1 of the ordinance means there are new watering hours, watering times, and watering days. Learn more about the City of Torrance Water Conservation Ordinance at https://www.torranceca.gov/our-city/public-works/water-services/torrance-conservation-ordinance. The drought is back and you can help save our water supply by conserving water! Take shorter showers and turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving. Fixing leaks and only washing full loads of laundry also helps save resources. For more tips on how to save water, view this water conservation flyer and visit TorranceCA.Gov/Water. 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.   On Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 2 p.m., what style of dancing will be celebrated in the conference room of the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library? Email your answer to TorranceCA@TorranceCA.Gov now! Last week's answer: “2014”   For information on executive orders, testing sites, at-home COVID tests, and news related to COVID-19, please visit CityOfTorranceCA.com Due to the CDC reducing COVID-19 guidelines and a decreasing number of cases, TorranceAlerts will no longer issue daily COVID-19 Advisories after Friday, August 19. If you wish to continue getting updates and information on COVID-19, please visit the County of Los Angeles Public Health website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ TORRANCE CITY COUNCIL MEETING The public is invited to attend the next Torrance City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in the Council Chambers. 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 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 NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH September is National Preparedness Month. This year's theme is Lasting Legacy. You can build a Lasting Legacy by making an emergency kit and making a plan. Make sure to take time to educate you children on preparedness and also have a plan for any pets you may have. Disasters can happen anywhere at anytime. It is important to stay prepared. Learn more at Ready.Gov.   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.   Understanding wildlife behavior is important to avoid conflict. Awareness of ‘normal’ and ‘concerning’ coyote behavior can help safeguard your family and pets at home and in the community. Typical coyote behavior includes: Howling. It is one of a number of vocalizations that facilitate communication between pack-members. Sightings can occur day or night. They hunt whenever food is available. Eating fruits, vegetables, trash, and small mammals. A coyote’s dietary flexibility helps them thrive. Attacking free-roaming or unsupervised small pets. Coyotes assume unattended pets are prey. Stalking dogs while on a walk. Coyotes will walk-along with or escort dogs out of their area. Coyotes perceive medium to larger sized dogs as competitors for resources and territory. Traveling in packs or alone (known as nomad or transient coyotes) Most conflicts arise when coyotes become habituated or lose their fear of humans. Habituation is a learned behavior. When coyotes enter residential areas and easily find food without consequence they feel emboldened. When people feed wildlife, such as coyotes, the animal develops a positive association with humans and food. Nuisance or problematic coyote behavior includes: Acting aggressively toward a human (showing teeth or hair standing on its back). Attacking a person. Coyote attacks on humans are rare. Domestic dog attacks on humans occur with more frequency. Attacking supervised pets or pets on a leash. Disregarding the presence of people, such as walking about in a park full of people. Conflict can be avoided. Remove sources of food and other attractants from your home. Haze coyotes when they’re sighted in residential areas. Print the At-Home Coyote Prevention Checklist. Walk through your home with the checklist and take preventative measures to reduce your risk of coyote conflict.     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 Torrance is home to the second largest mall in California? That's right! The Del Amo Fashion Center is the second largest mall in the state and the sixth largest in the country. The Del Amo Fashion Center is a big factor in the City's economic development as it brings people from surrounding communities to our City to do business! Learn more about Economic Development and other parts of the City 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 or by scanning the QR code. TORRANCE ART MUSEUM Tuesday - Saturday | 11 A.M. - 5 P.M. | Free 3320 Civic Center Drive The Torrance Art Museum is the premier visual art space to view contemporary art in the South Bay. For more information, visit TorranceArtMuseum.com. Operating hours during exhibition dates only. Closed Sunday, Monday, and all major holidays. Torrance Art Museum is introducing a new Public Art program called WINDOW, a rotating solo presentation of one artwork to be displayed in the storefront window of Discover Torrance Visitors, located at the Del Amo Fashion Center. 5 artists will be selected per year to participate. 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... The El Retiro Library is now open with new hours! Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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. BABYTIME Tuesday, September 27 | 10:30 A.M. | FREE Southeast Library 23115 Arlington Avenue Bring your baby to a fun lap-sit storytime filled with songs, rhymes, and silly wiggles! This event is for children aged 6-18 months and a participating caregiver. PAPER CHAIN CATERPILLARS Friday, September 30 | 3:30 P.M. | FREE Katy Geissert Civic Center Library 3301 Torrance Boulevard Join us as we make giant caterpillars out of tiny papers. This event is for children. No registration is required. A DEMONSTRATION OF SCOTTISH DANCE BY L.A. DANCERS OF THE ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Saturday, October 1 | 2 P.M. | FREE Katy Geissert Civic Center Library - Meeting Room 3301 Torrance Boulevard Come join the dance! Join us on October 1 at 2 pm at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library meeting room as we kick up our heels to celebrate both Scottish Country Dancing and the 100th anniversary of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. The Los Angeles Dancers of the Royal Country Dance Society will demonstrate and lead the dance. No registration is required. Please call (310) 781-7599 for information.   MADRONA MARSH Tuesday - Thursday | 10 A.M. - 3 P.M. Friday | 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. Saturday | 10 A.M. - 5 P.M. Excluding Holidays 3201 Plaza Del Amo   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...   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. NATIONAL CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK - FREE CAR SEAT CHECKUP Friday, September 23 | 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. Torrance City Hall 3031 Torrance Boulveard Come out to Torrance City Hall for a free car seat check-up! More than 90% of car seats inspected at checkups are being used incorrectly. Walk-ins welcome, there may be a wait time without an appointment. To make a checkup appointment, please call 1-800-745-SAFE or visit www.CarSeat.Org. LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL UKULELE FESTIVAL Saturday, September 24 | 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. Torrance Cultural Arts Center 3330 Civic Center Drive The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival presented by Kala Koa Entertainment returns this September for an exciting weekend dedicated to exploring the musical versatility of the ukulele for the experienced ukulele player, the occasional strummer, or simply the curious spectator. This unique, family-friendly festival includes workshops for all levels of playing ability to work on technique or simply learn to play, and live all-star performances by some of today’s most popular ukulele players SHIKI - WHAT WE WISH TO REMEMBER Saturday, September 24 | 8 - 10 P.M. James Armstrong Theatre 3330 Civic Center Drive UnitOne, a professional taiko group based under the umbrella of Asano Taiko U.S., presents their long awaited full length concert. SHIKI (“four seasons” in Japanese) draws from intimate memories of the four seasons in Japan. From the fiery heat of summer to the frigid depths of winter, Shiki is a look inside UnitOne's memory of a distant place. Artistic Director Young Kang intertwines some of UnitOne’s popular pieces and brings a unique vision that will touch the soul. Come witness the world premiere of this exciting new work from UnitOne! TORRANCE ANTIQUE STREET FAIRE Sunday, September 25 | 8 A.M. - 3 P.M. Downtown Torrance 1317 Sartori Avenue Join the hunt for vintage treasures when over 180 talented vintage and artisan sellers transform the streets of Downtown Torrance into an eclectic open-air antique market. Have a snack or a meal at one of our many downtown restaurants, bakery, and sports bars. Pet friendly. For information, call (310) 328-6107. PCH AND HAWTHORNE BLVD. INTERSECTION PROJECT Now - October 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? 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