Candidate Forum – March 23 – new venue

The candidate forum previously scheduled for the South High cafeteria will instead be held via Zoom, so you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home (or car). You will still have a chance to submit questions via chat, so sharpen up your typing skills. Here are the details for accessing the meeting:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://bit.ly/3uhbtiQ

Webinar ID: 876 3090 4098
Passcode: 90505

Or One tap mobile : 
    US: +16699006833,,87630904098#,,,,*90505#  or +12532158782,,87630904098#,,,,*90505#

For a current list of qualified candidates running for Torrance office in the June 7 election, click here.

RHA Co-hosting Torrance Candidate Forum, March 23

The Riviera Homeowners Association, Southwood Homeowners Association, and Seaside Neighborhood Association, are hosting a Candidate Forum for the June 7 election in Torrance on Wednesday March 23rd at 6:30pm at the South High cafeteria. Please park in the large lot near the new gymnasium, and volunteers will direct you to the cafeteria.

Candidates for Torrance Mayor, City Clerk, City Treasurer, and District 5 City Council will be participating. All are welcome. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the candidates so you can make an informed choice in June. For a current list of qualified candidates, click here.

The RHA will be on hand at the cafeteria with more information about what we do, and applications for new and renewing memberships. Sorry, no refreshments can be provided.

RHA January Meeting with Guest Speaker Mayor Bill Brand, Our Neighborhood Voices Initiative explained.

Our featured Guest on Wednesday, January 26 was Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand, co-author of a voter initiative, which would STOP SACRAMENTO from taking control of local zoning and overturn SB9 and SB10.

Mayor Brand narrated a compelling slide presentation, discussing the newly passed laws SB9 & SB10, and what we can do now to take back local control of housing development and zoning.

We’d like to share with you a detailed meeting summary, and also a Zoom recording of the Jan 26 meeting itself.

We also shared updates from RHA on the Torrance Airport noise abatement and previewed an upcoming forum for Torrance mayoral and city council candidates.


Next up:

Our next scheduled RHA event is a LIVE! Candidate Forum, held jointly with Seaside Neighborhood Association so please save the date:

Wednesday, March 23, 2022   7:00 P.M. -9:00 P.M.
South High School gym (4801 Pacific Coast Highway)

We will be hosting candidates for the upcoming Torrance election for Mayor, City Council District 5, City Clerk, and City Treasurer. For the election date and to see who’s running, click here.

Forum sponsored by Riviera Homeowners Association, Seaside Neighborhood Association & Southwood Riviera HOA.


Scholars!

The RHA offers scholarships each year to outstanding Senior High School student-citizens. See our past awardees here. If you would like to apply for one of these, please see the information on our Scholarship Application page. Hurry! Deadline approaching soon!!

General Meeting January 26

Join our Zoom Meeting at 7:00pm by clicking this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83318615392?pwd=OHJPdnE5cGFVdDdFY3NLRGVhQkhKQT09
Meeting ID: 833 1861 5392
Passcode: 954783
One tap mobile: +16699009128,,83318615392#,,,,*954783# US (San Jose)

Our featured Guest on Wednesday January 26 is Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand, co-author of a voter initiative which would STOP SACRAMENTO from taking control of local zoning and overturn SB9 and SB10. In addition there will be announcements and time for questions and answers.

This meeting will be recorded and made available on this website after the meeting. Look for posted signs announcing the meeting and a mailed postcard in days to come.

Zoom to our meeting!

Ashai Project to be Redesigned

The Ashai development project, a multi-use office building and condo project, is going back to the drawing board. The directors of Ashai Development Corporation, Billy and Arthur Ashai, have confirmed that they are going to lower the height and scale of the project, to make it more compatible with the neighborhood.  The project is located at the corner of Via Valmonte and Hawthorne, on the border of the Riviera and Walteria areas. 

Ashai Mixed-Use Development Project – original design concept

The redesign is a result of public opposition to the original large, 3-story plan seen above.  Residents wrote emails, called in to the Planning Division, and about 80 residents showed up to a public meeting in October at the Torrance Airport meeting room to state their opposition to the project. Thank you to everyone who voiced their opinion.

Click here for documents related to the development at the Torrance Planning department

We’ll soon see what the new plans and the new silhouette look like. We’ll keep you posted!

Join us for our first Zoom RHA General Meeting of 2022!

The RHA continues to engage with leaders in Torrance and the South Bay, and issues important to residents of the Hollywood Riviera. We encourage you to be engaged by participating in RHA meetings and support.

Our featured Guest on Wednesday January 26 is Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand, co-author of a voter initiative which would STOP SACRAMENTO from taking control of local zoning and overturn SB9 and SB10. In addition there will be announcements and time for questions and answers.

Join our Zoom Meeting at 7:00pm by clicking this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83318615392?pwd=OHJPdnE5cGFVdDdFY3NLRGVhQkhKQT09
Meeting ID: 833 1861 5392
Passcode: 954783
One tap mobile: +16699009128,,83318615392#,,,,*954783# US (San Jose)

This meeting will be recorded and made available on this website after the meeting. Look for posted signs announcing the meeting and a mailed postcard in days to come.


November 3 meeting summary:

Click here to watch a Youtube recording
of the November 3 General Meeting


Prohibited Uses of Water

Some Riviera residents are served by water utility Cal Water, while others are served by the Torrance utility department. With the continuing drought putting pressure on our groundwater and imported water sources, some of the prohibited uses of potable water are:

  • Applying water to outdoor landscapes that causes runoff onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures
  • Using water in a water feature, except where the water is part of a recirculating system
  • Applying water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall (0.25 inches)
  • No landscape watering between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Limiting individual irrigation station run times to no more than 15 minutes
  • No washing down of driveways, sidewalks or other exterior surfaces except for safety or sanitary reasons
  • Repairing known water leaks within 15 days
  • Using only hoses with a positive shut-off valve attachment in landscape watering, wash-downs or in washing vehicles

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