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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 2023

Downtown Torrance Use Matrix

With the completion of the Downtown Revitalization and Connectivity Plan, and . . . due to recent concerns about potential uses in the Downtown area, the City of Torrance Community Development Dept. has drafted a use matrix that can serve to update the Zoning for the Downtown Area. Staff has prepared a listing of specific business uses and identified the review process that would be required for each of these businesses. This is intended to provide greater clarity as to the types of uses that would be encouraged in our historic Old Torrance, and would also streamline the approval process for many types of businesses. (See attached for details). Your input is welcomed!

Rail C-Line (Green) Extension to Torrance Right of Way

LA Metro is bringing passenger rail to the South Bay - but your help is needed to ensure that passenger rail stays on existing railroad tracks. Your support will shape the future of the South Bay!

c-line extension

L.A. Metro has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) to describe the three alignments and evaluate the potential environmental impacts per California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The document is available for public review from January 26 through March 27, 2023. To view the DEIR, please visit: http://metro.net/clineext/#documents.

During the review period, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the Draft EIR. We encourage you to join us for this in-person meeting next week to show your support for the Rail Road Right of Way Alignment.

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.


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

Past OTNA Events