Many thanks to our sponsors -- many of our neighborhood projects would not possible without their contributions and support!
Our OTNA Easter in El Prado Park in Centennial Plaza on Easter morning, Sunday, April 9, 2023
sponsor is Torrance Bakery
1341 El Prado Ave
From the Torrance Bakery Website:
Family-owned Torrance Bakery since 1984 graciously provides sponsorship for many of OTNA's meetings and activities.
"On October 18, 1984, the Rossberg family opened the doors of Torrance Bakery to the public. With only 1200 square feet of space and 7 dedicated employees, we set out to serve the people of the South Bay with the freshest, most delicious cakes and pastries in town. Our community took quite a shine to us, for over time the bakery became a city favorite and kept growing to give its customers the best products and service. Today, Torrance Bakery serves the South Bay from two locations with a total of 14,000 square feet, over 100 hard- working employees, a separate custom cake showroom and an award-winning Cafe.
Throughout our years of existence, we've enjoyed relationships with our residential and business neighbors. We are also proud to have garnered numerous awards and accolades. Some of our claims to fame include Modern Baking Magazine's National Retail Bakery of the Year, 2019 Most Influential Family-Owned Business by the Los Angeles Business Journal, South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce "Hall of Fame" Inductee, voted Best Bakery in Daily Breeze's "South Bay's Best" since 1993, Torrance Chamber of Commerce's Excellence in Business and Legacy Awards and the California Small Business Award. Being in the South Bay has also provided us with the opportunities to work with great people and companies in the TV and film industry, professional and college sports teams, the military, and many other industries.
While such "Hollywood glamour" spotlights the bakery on a national level, our true commitment and passion lies with the people of the South Bay. We participate in many charities throughout the South Bay, and we donate daily to local schools and churches. These are our ways of giving back to the community that has given so much to us.
As we continue to thrive in the years to come, Torrance Bakery will continue to deliver quality goods and excellent service to the South Bay community. We are grateful to be a part of your life, whether it be to celebrate a milestone event or just to treat yourself to a freshly made cookie and coffee. This is our first and most important way we give back to the community - by always giving our best!"
So far in 2022 there have been no meetings so no sponsors due to Covid-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates. We did share a candidate forum with North Torrance Neighborhood Association on April 14, 2022. No sponsor.
OTNA is partnering with the Torrance Historical Society and Museum as one of their sponsors for the July 21, 2022 Rock Around The Block Event. For details, please see the THS Events page.
Our only 2021 meeting was sponsored by Cooley Brothers Painting for December, 13, 2021.
Cooley Brothers Painting is a locally owned, owner-operated, family business, started in 2009 under the name of Rayco Painting, named after David Cooleys grandfather. In 2011, Rayco Painting transitioned to Cooley Brothers Painting with the belief that trust in business is earned. Cooley Brothers Painting specializes in Residential Interior & Exterior Painting and Cabinet Painting - Serving Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes Estates & the South Bay Area. David Cooley and family live in Old Torrance.
Cooley Brothers Painting
21151 S. Western Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
email - David@CooleyBrothers.com
2020 SponsorsThere were no sponsored meetings during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our September meeting was sponsored by Bluestem Hotel a unique boutique with roots
in Torrance. This is our City's first boutique hotel, a coastal sanctuary
in the South Bay, and they are sticking to their theme of keeping it local
starting with the name that stems from the blue grass found in the South Bay.
2448 Sepulveda Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
Our May sponsor is Torrance
1341 El Prado Ave
Family-owned Torrance Bakery since 1984 graciously provides Continental breakfast for OTNA's Neighborhood Clean-up crews.
From the Torrance Bakery Website: "We set out to serve the people of South Bay the freshest, most delicious cakes and pastries in town. The people of South Bay took quite a shine to us, for over time the bakery became a city favorite and kept growing in order to give its customers the best products and service. Today, Torrance Bakery serves the South Bay from two locations with a total of 14,000 square feet, 78 employees, a separate Wedding Cake Showroom and a Sandwich Shop. Our true commitment and passion lies with the people and community of the South Bay. We participate in charities such as the Torrance Memorial's Holiday Festival, Providence Little Company of Mary's For Our Children Event, and we regularly donate to local schools and churches. We also provide jobs and learning opportunities to the people of South Bay by partnering with El Camino Community College and The YMCA, where we teach aspiring chefs, bakers and decorators our tricks of the trade. These are our ways of giving back to the community that has given so much to us."
Our March sponsor is Torrance Antique Street Faire in downtown Torrance. The "Street Faire" is the fourth Sunday of each month in downtown Torrance from 0800am - 300pm. It is free and open to the public. Food vendors are on site. Antique appraisals from 9:00am - 2:00pm for a nominal fee per item.
- Our January meeting was sponsored by Tortuga Wealth Management, an independent private wealth planning and asset management firm located right here in Old Torrance (1957 W. Carson St.). This team of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professionals with more than 25+ years of combined experience in the industry - 310.906.0676 or www.tortugawealth.com
Bank of America, Torrance
1255 Sartori Ave Torrance, CA 90501 (310) 884-1870
Bank of America provides business banking services to the OTNA.
IPO Monitor provides a wide range of services, including filings, pricings, reporting and analysis of initial public offerings in the domestic stock markets.
Web site hosting for the Old Torrance Neighborhood Association is donated by IPO Monitor.
Family-owned Torrance Bakery graciously provides Continental breakfast for OTNA's Neighborhood Clean-up crews.
Ozzie Vinueza ("DJ Ozzie") has provided the sound system, spinning Easter-themed tunes and announcing during OTNA's Easter in El Prado Park events. Contact DJ Ozzie for Professional Disc Jockey & Entertainment DJ Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 809-0490. See letter from City of Torrance regarding DJ Ozzie's many years of experience providing music and announcing services at public events in the City of Torrance.
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