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Events in 2005

November, 2005 Meeting

At our November meeting, the OTNA hosted a workshop where we learned from an industry expert from the South Bay Energy Savings Center how to reduce electricity and gas usage, and save money on our utility bills.

See our November Meeting flyer for details.

September, 2005 Meeting

At our September meeting we discussed neighborhood safety issues. Office Kranke of the Torrance Police Department was our guest speaker. Please see the Meeting Flyer for details.

When: Wednesday, September 21th
Where: The Bartlett Center, 1318 Cravens Avenue, Torrance
Time: 7:00 PM for refreshments; meeting from 7:30 - 9:00 PM
July Meeting, 2005 - "All America City" Night

Our July meeting was held in conjunction with the Torrance Historical Society & Museum.

Who:The OTNA and Torrance Historical Society
When: Thursday, July 14th
Where:Torrance Historical Society Museum, corner of Post and Cravens Avenues

We cruised on down to the Museum and celebrated Torrance's All America City award of the late 1950s! Viewed vintage cars on display along Post Avenue, courtesy of the Cruisin' 50's Car Club. Danced in the street to 50's music, and munched burgers from the IN-N-OUT burger wagon. Viewed museum exhibits featuring the original congratulatory telegram from President Eisenhower, along with the All America City button and logo. And check out the Torrance High School yearbooks and other special exhibits. Special Hula Hoop contest and Bubble Gum Blowing contests were held at 7:30pm

May, 2005 Meeting - Henry Andrade, Grand View Geranium Gardens, Inc.

On Wednesday, May 18th, our presenter was Mr. Henry Andrade of Grand View Geranium Gardens, Inc.

The month of May is when the OTNA has its spring gardening program. At this meeting, we put the "City stuff" aside and talked geraniums -- the ever-present, hardy Southern California geranium!

We learned all about the different varieties of geraniums and how to care for them from local expert Henry Andrade of Grand View Gardens, Inc., one of the largest geranium suppliers on the West Coast. This company grows about 500 different geranium varieties, from Martha Washington's to scented Dr. Livingston's -- they smell like lemon pepper, peppermint or apples. We were lucky to get Henry as our guest speaker, as he's in hot demand by horticultural societies and botanical gardens alike!

It was an excellent presentation, capped off with geranium samplers for everyone in attendance. The OTNA thanks Henry, and Grand View Geranium Gardens, Inc. for such an interesting program and for their generosity!

Easter in El Prado Park, Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2005

Mr. & Mrs. Bunny arrived at El Prado Park (corner of El Prado & Arlington Ave.) on Easter Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for the 24th Annual Easter candy hunt and Bunny Hop Bop. The kids, grandkids and adults all had a great time! Seeing the children having so much fun is a great way to start your day. We'll see you next year for our Silver Anniversary Easter in El Prado Park!

The OTNA thanks our corporate sponsor for the 24th Annual Easter in El Prado Park,
Del Amo Fashion Center Mall.

One of the goals of the OTNA is to foster an atmosphere of community spirit and neighborliness, and we strive to preserve a positive atmosphere in the center of Torrance through activities such as Easter in El Prado Park.

To request additional information, please visit our Contact Us page.

March, 2005 Meeting - Revitalization of Del Amo Fashion Center Mall

On Wednesday, March 16th, our invited speaker was Kevin Kudlo, Group Vice President, Development, The Mills Corporation.   Mr. Kudlo's presentation addressed a wide variety of topics on the Del Amo Mall revitalization, including the construction development plan, security, parking, entertainment and dining venues.

More information will be available soon via the Mall's new website, DelAmoToday.com.

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