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Events in 2020

OTNA cancelled all subsequent 2020 programs due to Covid-19.

Wednesday, March 18th, OTNA Meeting 7-9 PM

OTNA is cancelling this program on March 18th and will re-schedule. Please check this website for an update.

What: Meeting & Presentation
Location: Bartlett Center - 1318 Cravens (2nd floor)
When: Wednesday, March 18th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - Refreshments (Torrance Bakery cookies) and meet your neighbors
7:30 PM - Meeting & Presentation

Keeping our neighborhood, and environment, clean - this one's on us! We've got the 3 R's down - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and we know straws suck, but . . . what can we do better to make a difference, right now?! We've invited Leslie Cortez from the City to make this not-so-fun subject, FUN! She's got lots of "free stuff" to give away (like your very own reusable straw), and information to share on how to lessen our impact on the planet. Do you know what happens to the ecosystem when dog doo--oo isn't picked-up? Don't want to know, I know, but . . . you'd be surprised! Just sayin'! Come on, let's talk trash!

Sponsor: Red Car Brewery & Restaurant - 1266 Sartori Ave., Old Torrance - 310.782.0222 - www.RedCarBrewery.com -
Speaking of green, in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, the Red Car has a festive menu planned (see attached flyer) that will have your taste buds thinking they've found the pot o' gold!

Those in attendance will have a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Red Car.

Here's the St. Patrick's Day menu.

The Meeting Flyer is available.

** Wednesday, January 22nd, OTNA meeting CANCELLED
due to Candidate Forum on Thursday, January 30th 7-9 PM **

Check out City of Torrance New Voting Machines

Where: Katie Geissert Civic Center Library - Main Library Meeting Room (main floor)
3301 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 - at Madrona
What: New voting Machines will be demonstrated and you can also test them out
Sponsored by: The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder / County Clerk

The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder / County Clerk will be at the Katy Geissert Main Library meeting room on Tuesday, January 21st, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, to demonstrate the new voting machines and discuss the new Voting Centers. Attendees will have the opportunity to try the new voting machine.

OTNA-Hosted Candidates' Forum, District 4, Thursday, January 30th

When: Thursday, January 30th
Meeting Time: Doors open at 6:30PM (for seating and question submission), forum is
7:00-9:00 PM. Seats are limited and are on a first-come basis.
Location: The Bartlett Center, 2nd floor - 1318 Cravens Ave. - Old Torrance - elevator past the reception desk.
Cost: Forum is free, and open to the public
Questions for the candidates: Be thinking of questions you would like to ask. We'll take written questions, so come early, (doors open at 6:30PM) and submit yours. If you would like to submit a question in advance (no personal information required), please go to our Contact Us page and select the topic Candidates Forum Questions.
Candidates: The two Candidates running for the City Council seat in District 4 are Sue Herbers (www.SueHerbers.com) and Sharon Kalani (www.Sharon4Torrance.com). In addition, we will also be inviting the other Candidates running in District 2 & 6 to introduce themselves at the beginning of the Forum.
Sponsors: This Forum is being hosted by the Old Torrance Neighborhood Association (OTNA) & the Downtown Torrance Association (DTA). Both organizations will be accepting new and renewal memberships, that night. Members will be entered into a drawing for a restaurant gift certificate.

The Meeting Flyer is available.

Beginning in 2020, Torrance City Council elections will transition from at-large voting to district-based voting.

The City consists of six districts and only voters residing in the district will decide who represents that district. Voters residing in District 2, 4 and 6 will elect a Councilmember at the March 3, 2020, General Municipal Election. Our area is in District 4. Councilmembers who reside in Districts 1, 3 and 5 will represent the City at-large until the March 2022 election.

Lookup Your Voting District

To see how the city has been divided into districts, visit www.TorranceVotes.org and click on the "Find Your District" link.

Although future City Councilmembers will be elected by district, they will continue to guide policy and make decisions for the good of the entire community. If you cannot attend this forum, several additional forums are being held prior to the election. See our Community Issues & Affairs page for a list of locations and dates. The following links are available on the OTNA website on the Community Issues & Affairs page:

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