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Meeting and Event Calendar

OTNA was started in 1981.

All regularly scheduled meetings are held at the Bartlett Center, second floor unless otherwise noted.

There is an elevator inside the Bartlett Center in addition to outside and inside stairs. See our Meetings page for details. Please see our Sponsors page for a list of our monthly sponsors.

We are an all-volunteer organization, and we need your help. Volunteering with the OTNA is a great way to get to know your neighbors and contribute to your Old Torrance Neighborhood! See our Volunteer page for volunteer opportunities. See OTNA Past Events for archival information.


Events in 2021


OTNA is cancelling all programs due to Covid-19.
Please check this website for an update.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information

To make a Vaccination appointment see either the website or call:
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/
1-833-540-0473

Los Angeles County is opening up COVID-19 Appointments for Residents 65+. Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis signed an executive order on Monday, January 18, making COVID-19 vaccine appointments available to residents aged 65 and older. Adults 65+ can visit the county's website to make an appointment starting January 20. Please be patient if there are no available appointments when you first visit the county's website. Appointments are continually being added and more vaccination sites are scheduled to open in the coming weeks. If you do not have internet access to sign up for an appointment, you may call the county's call center at 1-833-540-0473.

Tips to make your vaccine appointment:

  • Check the county's website early in the morning as it seems like appointments are released sometime during the night, or check periodically throughout the day.
  • Appointments are continually being added, so be vigilant, especially if you are hoping to get vaccinated at a specific location.
  • You do not need to go back to the same location to receive your second dose. Just make sure you are receiving the same type of vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).
  • Some locations have phone numbers to call if you have specific questions about disability parking or any other needs. You should make the appointment and confirm it, then call to see if you can get your questions answered.

Tips for vaccination locations:

  • The closest county megapod is The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Blvd, (at Prairie), Inglewood, CA 90305. This is a drive-through. They also have testing.
  • Crenshaw Clinic: Parking is not available on W 79th (it is blocked off). Drive up Normandie and park on the street (Vermont has testing site traffic, this location is doing testing and vaccinations).
  • Dodger Stadium: This is a drive through location, where you remain in your vehicle. There are appointments available here.
  • To sign up, visit the website at
    http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/

    Covid-19 Testing

    Same day COVID-19 Tests are available for all LA County residents. The Los Angeles County COVID-19 Test Site is located on the campus of Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) at 514 North Prospect Avenue in Redondo Beach. L.A. County residents can schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 test by visiting the Los Angeles County website at https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/. Appointments have been filling up quickly. Residents are encouraged to continue to check the site for availability at the Redondo Beach location or make an appointment at another LA County site.

    This is the first world-wide pandemic we've seen in our lifetime, and we're in it together - in sickness and health. Since social distancing, self-quarantine and best health practices are in place (as they always should be), if you have to make a run to the store, why not ask a neighbor/friend/relative who may not (or should not) be able to get out so easily, if you can pick-up something for them, providing that something is still on the shelf.

    Updated Event Status List

    On the City of Torrance Status event list you will find a list of pertinent information regarding closures, postponements, sites to stay informed, and more:

    To view an updated event status list, please visit: http://www.cityoftorranceca.com/event-status.html.

Torrance Alerts - Stay Informed & Register TODAY

Below the link to the TorranceAlerts web page, where you can register for real-time information, alerts, and updates regarding emergency preparedness, incidents, traffic impacts, important safety information, and more.

http://www.torranceca.gov/torrancealerts

When there is an emergency, you'll get the information first with TorranceAlerts - the City of Torrance's mass emergency notification system. TorranceAlerts is a free service provided by the City to help make sure you have the information you need, when you need it!

Registering for the system should be part of your personal emergency preparedness plan. Information sent through TorranceAlerts system is intended to help keep you updated should the City or region experience a significant event such as an earthquake, fire, public health emergency or similar situation.

You may register as many devices as you like to receive TorranceAlerts -- home, mobile, or business phone, email, text messages, hearing impaired receiving devices, and more. Many non-emergency community updates are provided via email only -- to ensure that you receive emergency alerts, as well as all of the community updates you select, register at least one phone number and one email address.

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance registering for TorranceAlerts may call the Office of Emergency Services at 310.618.5670 during regular business hours: Monday - Thursday and alternate Fridays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Sign up and customize your settings to choose what kind of information you want and the method by which you want to receive messages. You can also download the Everbridge Mobile Member app on your smart phone to stay updated.

REGISTER NOW for TorranceAlerts.

Alerts regarding COVID-19 will be sent daily to provide updates. See www.CityofTorranceCA.com

Learn More about the Virus

Click here to learn more about the virus, who is considered high-risk, and how you can protect yourself.

Also, since the greatest danger with COVID-19 is that we overwhelm our healthcare resources, the Torrance Fire & EMS said that if you are experiencing mild sympstoins (cough or fever), self-isolate at home rather than going to your hospital, clinic, or doctor's office. Contact your healthcare provider or 2-1-1 by phone if you have any qestions about home care or testing.

Past OTNA Events