Torrance  eNEWSLETTER

LA TRIATHLON AND TORRANCE BEACH ROAD CLOSURES CANCELLED
The City of Torrance announced the cancellation of road closures starting at 5 a.m. on Sunday, September 11th. All roads will remain open and no traffic impacts are expected. Road closures were planned due to the LA Triathlon but were lifted upon cancellation of the event. For more information, call (310) 618-5807 or email or email info@pacificsportsllc.com.
RESTAURANTS FOR ROSES FUNDRAISER
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 | NOW - 7 PM
RUBIO'S COASTAL GRILL
25366 CRENSHAW BLVD.
Do you have dinner plans tonight? The Torrance Rose Float Association is having a dinner fundraising event at Rubio's Coastal Grill to support its 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade float entry. Dine in with the flyer and Rubio's will donate 20 percent of your purchase back to the Torrance Rose Float Association. Flash the Flyer...
REGISTER FOR AUTUMN 2016 
TORRANCE TRAVELERS EXCURSIONS
STARTING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
KEN MILLER RECREATION CENTER
3341 TORRANCE BLVD.
Torrance Travelers are on the go again! In-person registration for Autumn 2016 trips opens this Friday. Torrance residents can register starting at 9 a.m. and non-resident registration begins at 10 a.m. This season's excursions are a guided tour of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the "Senior Starquest" talent competition at the Wadsworth Theater and the Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Concert. Trips include transportation from Wilson Park and are designed for those over the age of 50. Travel Together...
NEWSBREAK LIVE
EVERY TUESDAY | 5 PM AND 6:30 PM
OR VISIT THE NEWSBREAK LIVE BLOG
NEWSBREAK LIVE now airs for 30 minutes at 5 p.m. Watch the show to be in the know about news trending in Torrance and surrounding communities. See it on Time Warner Cable 3, Frontier FiOS 31, or KNET 25.2 over the air. If you miss the live television and simulcast online version,   Visit the NEWSBREAK LIVE Blog... 
SIGN UP FOR TORRANCE ALERTS
The City of Torrance mass notification system, TorranceAlerts, enables you to get informational messages from the City in the event of an emergency. TorranceAlerts also lets you opt-in for other informative messages including major weather events, traffic, community events, library information and more. TorranceAlerts is provided by the City to help make sure you have the information you need when you need it. Register Now... 
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VOLUME 6  |  ISSUE 36     
 September 8-14, 2016
Torrance Unified School District goes back to school today. TUSD consists of about 24,000 students at 17 elementary, 8 middle, 4 high schools, 1 continuation school and 1 alternative high school. The City of Torrance wishes all students another great year! School Year Calendar...

This week, NEWSBREAK LIVE host Hibah Samad interviewed Officer Stuart Scott of the Torrance Police Department on back to school traffic safety. Watch this interview and last week's interview with a registered nurse on back to school nutrition. Both are online anytime. Back to School Tips...
FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK - MYSTIC WAVE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 | 3 - 5 PM
COLUMBIA PARK
CORNER OF 190TH STREET AND PRAIRIE AVENUE








The Torrance Community Services Department presents another free summer Concert in the Park. Bring snacks and a blanket, and come out to Columbia Park to enjoy a free concert by local favorite Mystic Wave. The band of 24 musicians combines jazz, Latin and old school soul for a big cool sound. For more information, call the Cultural Services Division at (310) 618-2376. Let the Music Move You...
NATURE JOURNALING
AN ART, JOURNALING AND WRITING WORKSHOP | $20
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 | 8:45 AM - NOON
MADRONA MARSH NATURE CENTER AND PRESERVE
3201 PLAZA DEL AMO
Join local artist Kathryn Babcock for this nature calligraphy workshop. Be inspired by the beauty of the Marsh as you learn the visual art of writing using a broad-tip brush or dip pen. This session is great for both beginners and experienced calligraphers. All materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchbooks or journals. The workshop costs $20 per participant and is best for adults and children grade 4 and up. Lovely Lettering...
A TASTE OF SWITZER
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 | 6 - 11 PM
SWITZER LEARNING CENTER
2201 AMAPOLA COURT
Switzer Learning Center invites you to A Taste of Switzer, a 50th anniversary celebration. Enjoy an evening of delicious food tastings from different restaurants, three open bars, dancing, and live and silent auctions. The event benefits Switzer Learning Center, a local nonprofit special education school serving students with severe learning, social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Tickets are $175 per person. Online Tickets...
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT (SEP)
FUND AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
On June 3, 2016, the SCAQMD Governing Board approved the establishment of a Special Revenue Fund to receive and account for Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) monies received pursuant to a settlement agreement with ExxonMobil. The settlement agreement required ExxonMobil to pay $2,356,250 into a SEP fund in consideration of violations related to the February 18, 2015 Torrance Refinery explosion. The settlement agreement further required ExxonMobil to make an additional $415,000 SEP fund payment related to the start-up activities of the Torrance Refinery. The total amount in the ExxonMobil revenue fund is $2,771,250.
 
On August 24, 2016, SCAQMD staff conducted a community meeting in the City of Torrance to solicit input and ideas regarding the use of SEP funds including the types of projects, scoring criteria and other considerations. While at the meeting, staff received a number of good project ideas suggested by community members including, infrastructure improvements and community safety, education and preparedness; however, the majority of suggestions focused on two main types of projects: monitoring and integrated alarm/notification systems.

Now SCAQMD requests proposals for projects. The SEP Fund will fund any projects selected for this program. Proposals are due on Nov. 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. Find out more...
SAVE THE DATE: INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 | 9 AM - NOON
More than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers  all over the world during the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup. Save the date to be part of this year's International Coastal Clean Up Day, the largest volunteer day on the planet. Torrance's cleanup site is Miramar Park (201 Paseo De La Playa). More Cleanup Sites... Volunteers will participate in the global effort to keep our oceans healthy by spending the morning beautifying the beach. Volunteer...