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).

Vote!

We’re in election season with important state and local elections upon us. The last day to vote is June 7, but mail-in voting is already available, and in-person voting begins this weekend.

This will be the first opportunity to vote for a City Council member from our new 5th District, encompassing the Hollywood Riviera and Southwood Riviera, instead of at-large. So your vote has even more weight — don’t hesitate!

The League of Women Voters has made available recordings of their recent forums where the candidates for local office were grilled on their positions. In the interest of informing you on the most local of these races, we pass along these links to view the recordings:

The Riviera Village Summer Festival is Coming Back!

Visit www.rvsummerfestival.com for all the deets

2022 Hollywood Riviera Scholarship Recipients and April Landscape Award winner

Thanks to your membership donations, The Riviera Homeowners Association was able to again, give $1,000 Scholarships to three deserving High School Seniors who live in our neighborhood.

This year the students were Matthew Long, Victoria Belveal, and Daniel Galeev, all attending South High. These exceptional students were chosen out of 23 applicants who applied this year. Please learn more about them on our Scholarship Page.

Do you like the work The Homeowners Association is doing for our community? Please consider renewing your membership or donating today so we may continue helping our neighborhood. For $25 a year you have an excellent resource for important information about what is happening and impacting our area. See how easy on the RHA Membership page where you can use PayPal for credit card payments or find our mail-in membership form.

Latest Winners for the Riviera Landscape Award

The decision has been made, and the winner is…..Check out our Riviera Landscapes to see the April award winner, and all the preceding winners as well.

We truly are lucky to live in our little enclave, The Hollywood Riviera. Won’t you consider helping us by adding a donation to your membership to The Riviera Homeowners Association so we can keep you informed of all things that concern our residents, support our schools, our students, and promote and preserve the Riviera?

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