May Happenings

Protection of views taken to the city council

On the heels of last month’s general meeting, featuring a presentation on and discussion of a potential tree ordinance for the Riviera, RHA co-president Judy Brunetti and several others spoke up to the Torrance City Council on May 15 in support of a study to consider adopting such an ordinance – similar to one established in Rancho Palos Verdes and other nearby communities.

Co-president Judy Brunetti addresses the Torrance City Council

Thanks to all those who came out in support.  No news yet on council action to follow up, but stay tuned for future developments.  This won’t be easy, and will take a coordinated effort by Riviera residents and allies.  If you’re interested in furthering the effort, or just to get more information, you may email at any time.  We welcome your constructive suggestions.

Riviera Historic Homes Tour – June 1&2

This Friday and Saturday June 1 and 2 is your opportunity to visit some of the most outstanding homes in the Riviera.  In honor of the City of Torrance Centennial, the Riviera Garden Club is hosting several homes with docent-led tours featuring stunning landscape designs.  You’ll also get to view the new documentary on the Hollywood Riviera, which was shown at the last RHA General meeting. (Copies of the video will be available for a $15.00 donation at 124 Monte D’Oro, one of the homes on the tour.)   Click here for the Garden Club website for more information and to buy tickets in advance (save $5.00).  Refreshments!  If you miss it, you’ll need to bring a note from your doctor to the office!

RHA disburses $1500 to 3 scholarship winners

The RHA scholarship committee whittled down this year’s applications to 3 brilliant students, and thanks to the contributions by Riviera residents to the RHA, each has received $500 to further their studies.  All are graduates of South High School this year.   Congratulations to these hard-working and conscientious young citizens.  See their profiles on our Scholars page.

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