What’s up with the Torrance Refinery?

WHAT ARE THE ISSUES?  WHY ALL THE FLARING?  WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH HFL?  ARE WE SAFE? WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?

To learn more, come to the next joint general meeting with our RHA  & Southeast Torrance Homeowners Assn. on WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16TH 7:00 pm, at Richardson Middle School, 23750 Nancy Lee Lane.

SPEAKERS TO INCLUDE COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS from the Torrance Refinery Action Alliance (TRAA) and Families Lobby Against Refinery Exposure (FLARE), along with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).

 PCH upgrade now in progress

After much to-ing and fro-ing between the city and Caltrans, the renovation of PCH across from South High is now well underway.  You may have noticed the reduction of the eastbound right lane while the crews work to remove the trees in preparation for the new guard rail and fencing.

The tall eucalyptus trees closest to the road had to go to accommodate the new guardrail.

The tall eucalyptus trees closest to the road had to go to accommodate the new guardrail.  Torrance and Caltrans expect safety to be enhanced as a result.

The RHA has worked diligently, with the residents along PCH and nearby, and with city planners and PCH to provide input into the project and to press for timely re-introduction of landscaping which has been so sorely needed.  Thanks to everyone who provided your ideas and suggestions.

Village Tricks and Treats

On October 31, Ghosts and goblins will mix with princesses, super heroes and nefarious politicians as Riviera Village hosts the Annual Halloween Trick or Treat.  Expect thousands of fellow tricksters and treaters to enjoy Halloween in a safe and fun atmosphere.  Catalina Ave will be closed to traffic from Ave. I to Palos Verdes Blvd., and the shops will hand out candy and treats from 4 to 6 pm.

If you choose to dine after all the Trick or Treating, make your reservations early – the waits will be scary!

It’s a fact

Bring your tween to the El Retiro Library for a new book group! Entitled “Fact or Fiction”, this library youth program will be pairing fiction and nonfiction books on related topics. Meetings are held on selected Mondays. November 14 at 4PM is the next installment.   And it’s free.  Really.
For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-8418.

Capture that rain water – and it will come (we think)

The City of Torrance Public Works Department is hosting another FREE Rain Barrel Giveaway event:

Rain Barrels will be distributed Saturday morning on November 5th at the West High School Parking Lot. Must be a Torrance Resident; limit 2 per household; and you must register online at SBESC.com or by phone at 310.371.7222

 

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