History of the Hollywood Riviera – the movie

For the month of August, the Torrance Historical Society has been hosting Late Night Thursdays at the Museum. 
Tonight, you can watch the History of the Hollywood Riviera DVD by Sherwin Rubin (it will be playing from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM – stop by any time). The DVD is only about 25 minutes long — it will continue to loop until closing.  You’re invited to pop in and view their extensive collection of photos and city-related memorabilia — including maps of the oil wells, and a blueprint of how to construct an oil derrick! 

Environmental projects for Torrance

The South Coast Air Quality Management District held a Community Meeting in Torrance on August 24 to discuss ideas for environmental projects in Torrance which will be funded with monies received in a settlement agreement with ExxonMobil.

SCAQMD staff is proposing to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit project(s) amounting to approximately $2.77 million dollars tobe implemented in the City of Torrance. The proposal to release the RFP will be before theSCAQMD Governing Board on Friday, September 2, 2016, for consideration.

Some of the suggestions so far for how to best spend the money have included air quality monitoring devices, reverse 911 calls, improved alarm systems and solar energy programs.

More information on this subject, with contact information, can be found here on the AQMD website.

Recent burglaries

Please note that there have been two recent Riviera burglaries – one lower (Calle Mayor) and one upper Riviera (Paseo de las Tortugas).

As always, please be vigilant! If you see something – say something!!!  If your street doesn’t have a Neighborhood Watch, start one!

El Retiro Book Group

Meets the first Tuesday of the month 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  The next meeting features
The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages  – Tuesday, September 6, 2016
It is 1943, and 11-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is traveling west on a train to live with her scientist father–but no one will tell her exactly where he is. When she reaches Los Alamos, New Mexico, she learns why: he’s working on a top secret government program.

Upcoming Meeting —“What the Hillside Overlay Ordinance Means to Homeowners”

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 7 PM
All homeowners in the Riviera are invited to our general meeting at the Richardson Middle School Cafeteria, 23751 Nancy Lee Lane. Our speaker will be Torrance Councilman Kurt Weideman, who will discuss the Hillside Ordinance and how it affects homeowners.

No parking signs coming to the Riviera

The City Council has approved plans to expand the No Parking (one day a week) signs to our part of Torrance, in accordance with the mandated need for 100% street sweeping.  The city’s schedule for implementation has not been published yet, but the RHA will continue to monitor this and provide information as it becomes available.

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