November 6 General Meeting

At this next community update, we’ll give the latest information we have on the Butcher-Solana project plans, the state-wide voting for the March 2020 election, how the city plans to handle the coyote problem and more
This is our fiscal kick off meeting for 2019… so please come prepared to renew your membership or join us for the first time. Membership is voluntary, but dues are essential to keep your RHA going.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7 PM
Richardson Middle School Cafeteria
23751 Nancy Lee Lane Torrance, CA 90505

Please feel free to bring up topics for the RHA to pursue, and consider working with the overworked, small (in number) RHA board on the issues you’re passionate about.

If you missed, or lost, our recent Riviera Reporter newsletter, get it here, along with past issues.

Street Sweeping / Parking / Ticketing

The Traffic Commission for the city of Torrance will be discussing street sweeping parking restrictions on our streets where parking is only permitted on one side, in both the Hollywood Riviera and Seaside. Meeting to be held at:

West Annex Commission room
(west of City Council chambers)
3031 Torrance Blvd
Monday November 4 7:00 PM

We know a lot of Riviera residents are inconvenienced at times when no street parking is available, but also a lot of residents appreciate the street sweeping not being impeded by parked cars. This is a chance to voice your opinions. You may also write or email your feedback to the commission. For background and more information, see Monday’s meeting agenda.

Bet you never made one of these…

Learn how to create your own customized gift card holder! Local artisan Peggy Hasegawa demonstrates how to make a beautiful presentation holder for gift cards, just in time for the holidays or adaptable for any occasion! When and where:

Saturday, November 9 11:00AM
El Retiro Library
126 Vista Del Parque

Space is limited. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and registration is required. For more information or to register, please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922. 

Has the Torrance Historical Society
got a deal for you!

They’d like to invite our RHA members to join. Do so today, and you’ll receive THREE months free!  That’s right – your membership will be good until February 2021! 
Why join?  Why not? You live, work and/or play in Torrance, so learn about your City – it’s exciting!  No, really, it IS!  Torrance is a “young” City (107), but rich in history!

Here are a few of the benefits of Membership:

  • You don’t have to attend meetings 😊
  • FABulous informative & interesting programs
  • Membership discounts on events
  • Research privileges in the historic archives
  • Free Subscription to the Torrance Historian Newsletter
  • Bragging rights that you belong to the Torrance Historical Society

For a sneak preview of what’s to come click here

So . . . to be kept up-to-date on what’s happening in Torrance history, please take a minute to complete the application: and mail it to: 
Torrance Historical Society – 1345 Post Ave., Torrance, CA 90501

The Torrance Historical Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, and just like the RHA, love to see their membership grow.  Also, a Torrance Historical Society Membership makes a great gift — especially for that someone who has everything!

Provide your input to the next Torrance Strategic Plan

As has been for several months now, the Strategic Planning Committee will meet this Monday evening (October 7), to continue in their discussion of goals meant to guide Torrance for the coming 5-10 years

Riviera and all Torrance residents are always welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings, especially to take advantage of the opportunity for giving input to the citizens tasked with this responsibility.

Monday’s meeting takes place at the Human Resources office near City Hall (enter directly across from entrance to Katie Geissert Library) on Torrance Blvd. The meeting begins at 6:30pm, at which time residents will be able to have as much as 3 minutes to make a statement.

Topics being addressed this week are:
– Education, Diversity and Enrichment
– Infrastructure

For the remainder of this year, meeting dates and topics follow:

October 21, 2019 Begin Reliable Revenue Base  
November 4, 2019 Complete Reliable Revenue Base Begin Responsive and Accountable Gov’t
November 18, 2019 Complete Responsive and Accountable Gov’t  
December 2, 2019 Begin Safe and Secure  
December 16, 2019 Complete Safe and Secure Begin Stewardship of Environment

AirBnB, for example

This meeting has been rescheduled to Sept 17. If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Division at (310) 618-5990.

The Torrance City Council Community Planning and Design Committee will be meeting to discuss “proposed amendments to the Torrance Municipal Code pertaining to the regulation of Short Term Rental (STR) uses Citywide.” 
The meeting is now scheduled for Tuesday August 20 September 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm at the following location:

Torrance City Hall
Third Floor Assembly Room
3031 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

The staff report and attachments are available for viewing on-line at: or

If you would like to submit correspondence,
please submit it to:

If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Division
at (310) 618-5990.

If you have strong feelings about this issue, one way or another, this would be a great time to make your voice heard.

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