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DOWNTOWN TORRANCE
MARKET PLACE

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014

NOW THROUGH 8 PM

1225 EL PRADO AVE.

Click for Flyer...
Torrance always has something great to offer. From handmade crafts to vintage treasures, take to the streets of Old Town Torrance and enjoy live music and the various treasures offered by local vendors. Many restaurants will have their happy hour specials and will offer great deals for dinner. There will be free parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo, or the public parking structure on Sartori Avenue. For more information Start Your Weekend Early...

TORRANCE CERTIFIED 

FARMERS MARKET

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

8 AM - 1 PM

CHARLES H. WILSON PARK

The Torrance Farmers Market provides its residents with the best top quality produce, all year long. Every Tuesday and Saturday, come to Wilson Park and purchase the freshly grown fruits, nuts, vegetables, eggs, baked goods, flowers, and more from over 60 different farms! You'll experience fast and friendly service, fair prices, and food that you can feel good about eating. Learn More...

DAISY CHAIN BEADING WORKSHOP

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014

10 AM | FREE

HENDERSON LIBRARY

Learn a simple bead weaving technique while making a cute Daisy Chain necklace. Recommended for adults. This program is free, all materials provided, but space is limited so please register to reserve your spot. Learn a New Craft...

SUMMER PARKS

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014 

NOON - 4 PM

ALL TORRANCE PARKS

The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for fun at the parks this Summer. Recreation staff will be leading and supervising activities and crafts at no cost! Young children should be accompanied by an adult, as this is a drop in program where children can come and go as they please. For specific locations and information View the Flyer (PDF)... 

PAJAMA-RAMA EVENING STORYTIME

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

7 PM | FREE

KATY GEISSERT CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY

playroom-child.jpgChildren and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Read More...

COMMUNITY COOKING

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Are you a fan of our local chefs and hosts Tana Taylor, Maria Prekeges, and Kirk Leins and Torrance CitiCABLE's Community Cooking? (Time Warner Cable Channel 3 and Verizon FiOS Channel 31) Show your love for a show filled with mouth-watering recipes by liking its Facebook Page!
 
Make sure to catch Community Cooking daily at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Torrance CitiCABLE!
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VOLUME 4  |  ISSUE 25

June 19 - June 25, 2014

TORRANCE CitiCABLE AWARDED

FOUR STAR AWARDS

 
Torrance CitiCABLE, the government access cable television channel for the City of Torrance, was recently awarded 4 States of California and Nevada Television Access Recognition (STAR) Awards
  
This year The SportsDesk took home first place in the Sports Event Coverage Category along with the City's live weekly Council Meeting Coverage in the Public Meetings Category. The June 3rd 2014 Election Promos took home second place in the Election Category and in the Magazine Category, K9 Corner took third place. Continue to the Press Release (PDF)...

AUTHENTIC WWII VETERAN JAPANESE ZERO FIGHTER 

STRIKES THE TARMAC AT TORRANCE AIRPORT

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014 | 10 AM - 1 PM

WESTERN MUSEUM OF FLIGHT MEMBERS: FREE

NON-MEMBERS: $5 (INCLUDES ACCESS TO MUSEUM EXHIBITS)

3315 AIRPORT DRIVE | FREE PARKING

One of the most feared of the overmatching adversary systems during Word War II was the Mitsubishi Zero fighter. In the hands of a skilled pilot, its speed, maneuverability, and armament were devastatingly effective in duels between Japanese and American airmen. Here is your chance to get upclose and personal as The Zero lands at our very own Torrance Airport. There will be a celebrity speaker and lecture about the aircraft along with a viewing that will be accessible until 2 p.m. Explore the Fun...

TORRANCE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER

OPEN HOUSE AND TOURS

SATURDAY, JUNE 21 2014 | 11 AM - 3 PM | FREE

3330 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center offers hundreds of classes in all forms of arts, sports, and entertainment. The Cultural Center Open House will allow participants the opportunity to see some of the latest trends in dance and exercise by our talented instructors. There will be demo classes in a variety of media. Classes will be offered for all age groups and tours. Bring the Whole Family (PDF)... 

NIGHT LIFE ON THE PRESERVE

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014 | 7 - 9 PM

MADRONA MARSH NATURE CENTER AND PRESERVE 

Visit the Madrona Marsh Preserve as the sun sets and day gradually changes into night. Observe and listen to the sounds of animals and insects as they begin their nightly activities. Come join us for this unique experience that will surely captivate all. This walk is limited to the first 25 people who sign up. Pre-registration is required. $5 per person or $10 per family. To register and for more information Explore Through Nature...
 

WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC OLD TORRANCE

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 | 1:30 - 3 PM | FREE

1345 POST AVE.

Remember that exciting Walking Tour of Old Torrance in episode 4.13 of Spotlight in Torrance? Well if not, you can check it out Here.
 
Or better yet, explore the historic and landmarks of Torrance yourself by dropping by at the Torrance Historic Society on Sunday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. This is a completely free, docent-led tour that covers eight blocks and is a great learning experience for all. Learn Something New...

HAVE YOU SEEN THE FIRST CitiCABLE LIVE NEWS PROGRAM?

 
NEWSBREAK LIVE starts off with a recap of agendized business just covered by the City Council. It features news trends in Torrance, and brings viewers everything they need to know that's happening in their community, from Torrance schools to businesses to people to safety and health concerns and even events happening in town.
  
In addition to the live television (Time Warner Cable 3/Verizon FiOS 31) and simulcast on-line version, The NEWSBREAK LIVE Blog will include all stories presented on TV as well as some that might not make it to air depending on time limitations of the City Council recess.
  
For information on ways to subscribe to our blog and for email notifications visit the NEWSBREAK LIVE Homepage...

SUMMER READING PROGRAM BEGINS

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014 | ALL DAY |FREE

ALL TORRANCE LIBRARIES

School may be out but the learning does not need to stop. Make reading fun this summer by visiting any of the six Torrance Libraries for the 2014 Summer Reading Program. Participants will make a reading log and be given incentives for completing them. Once participants reach 8 hours of read time, they will receive a Certificate of Completion and a free book to keep! This program is Free and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library and other generous groups. Read More and Have Fun... 

2014 AYSO NATIONAL GAMES

SUNDAY, JUNE 29 - SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

CITY OF TORRANCE

This year marks AYSO's 50th Anniversary and for the first time since the AYSO World Games in 1994, the National Games will have two host venues, Riverside and Torrance, California. Come support young athletes, male and female, as they engage in sportsmanship, dedication, and fun. For information on the event View the Website...

 

Executing the National Games requires lots of volunteers at each site. Show the world how great of a host city Torrance is and support the games by volunteering. Register at eAYSO and Volunteer at the National Games in Torrance!

SEMI-OFFICIAL RESULTS

TORRANCE MUNICIPAL ELECTION - JUNE 3, 2014

 
Finalizing the Official Vote Tally (Canvass)
Counting votes does not end on Election Night. The Registrar Recorder makes sure all ballots cast are counted. After Election Night in a statewide election, there are thousands of ballots that need to be counted, including Vote by Mail ballots received on Election Day, provisional ballots, write-in ballots, and damaged ballots. These ballots are counted during the 28-day period known as the Official Election Canvass. 
  
Ballot counting updates at 1 p.m. throughout the canvass period. For more information view the ballot result pages for Torrance Mayor, Council Members, City Clerk, and City Treasurer.  
 
For more information on candidates and preliminary candidate results visit TorranceVotes.Org.

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