Choice matters for Torrance transportation

L.A. Metro (the County’s Transportation Authority) has plans to connect more of the South Bay by extending the C-Line (Green) from Redondo Beach (Marine) Station to the new Mary K. Giordano Regional Transit Center in the City of Torrance. According to L.A. Metro, this project would bring light rail to the South Bay offering alternatives to traffic along the I-405 Freeway corridor, with connections to the A (Blue) and E (Expo) Lines. Trains from both the C-Line (Green) and the future Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project would run on this new extension and connect riders to the two new Metro stations (one in Redondo Beach and one in Torrance).

L.A. Metro is considering two rail alignments (see map above).  The first is the Metro Railroad Right-of-Way (ROW) Alignment where the train would utilize existing railroad right of way to connect with the Mary K. Giordano Transit Center. This alignment is fully funded and is part of L.A. Metro’s top priority for projects to be completed by 2028 Olympics. The second alignment is an elevated train along Hawthorne Boulevard from 405 Freeway to the railroad right of way at 190th Street.  This alignment will create significant impacts to businesses and residents in Torrance near Hawthorne Boulevard. This alignment is not fully funded and would further delay the project past year 2030.

L.A. Metro is seeking public input on this project. Torrance residents can join a Virtual Community Meeting Monday, August 15, 11am–1pm
Zoom link:  us02web.zoom.us/j/88433406820 
Phone: 877 853 5247 (toll free) Meeting ID: 884 3340 6820

Additionally, L.A. Metro will host an in-person community meeting on Tuesday, August 16 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Toyota Meeting Hall. The Hall is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive.

Click here for more details.

And even more details here.

National Night out with Torrance PD

Join the Torrance Police Department for the 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐎𝐮𝐭 event on 𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟐𝐧𝐝 from 5PM – 7PM. The event at Seaside Heroes Park is for the benefit of Torrance council district #5
Come out and meet your #Torrance Police Officers and other members of the Department!
For any questions, email CommunityAffairs@TorranceCA.Gov

Our thanks to Seaside Neighborhood Association for coordinating this.

See the new Temporary Housing Village

In June 2021, Torrance City Council approved a temporary housing program for people experiencing homelessness in Torrance for a pilot period of 12 months. Please stop by and learn more about the program, 3290 Temporary Housing Village at Civic Center Drive. The Village will offer transitional housing for individuals experiencing homelessness along with wraparound services in the form of case management and housing navigation. It’s set to open next month. Harbor Interfaith Services, the service provider, will be available to answer any questions. For questions contact Torrance City Hall (310) 618-5880.

Coyotes and Us

Here’s some advice we can all take to minimize our interactions with these amazing, but sometimes threating, neighbors:

Visit the interactive Coyote Management Portal to learn more about urban coyote behavior and report coyote activity: TorranceCA.Gov/coyotes
For immediate assistance, call the 24-hour Coyote Hotline at (310) 618-3828.
If a coyote is behaving aggressively toward a human, please call 9-1-1.

Going for a walk?

  • Take a coyote deterrent such as a noise-maker or personal alarm.
  • Keep dogs on a short leash (6 feet or less).
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