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General Meeting

Thursday, May 5 at 7pm


Toyota Museum

19600 Van Ness Ave

Torrance, CA


Candidates Forum
Torrance City Council Elections


Leilani A. Kimmel-Dagostino
Genghmun Eng
Mike Griffiths
Milton Herring
Geoffrey Rizzo
Asam Sheikh


NTHA general meetings are free and open to the public. All ages are invited.


Cherry Blossom Festival


A FREE cultural festival where you are invited to bring a blanket and sit amongst the blossoming cherry trees. Food will be available for purchase.


MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDING:

Wahine Ilikea Dancers (Polynesian Dancers)
Myõ’on Taiko
Mai No Kai (Japanese Dance)
Matsutoyo Kai (Japanese Folk Music)
Torrance Naginata Dojo
Koto-Zanmai Koto Ensemble
Aloke Dasgupta and Raga Ranjani Sitar Students
Sampaguita Youth Dance Troupe (Philippino Dance)
Mystic Wave will perform intermittently

SPECIAL VENDORS:

Torrance Craftsmen's Guild
Mochi Mochi
Sunny and Judy Seki, author/illustrators
Learn to make Origami
AKIHO Akita Dog Club
Food trucks and booths

For additional information contact the Torrance Cultural Services Division, Community Services Department (310) 618-2376. Sponsors include: City of Torrance CA Government, Soka Gakkai International (SGI), the Torrance Sister City Association, the Torrance Craftsmen's Guild, and the North Torrance Homeowners Association.



General Meeting

Thursday, October 1 at 7pm


Toyota Museum

19600 Van Ness Ave

Torrance, CA


Candidates Forum
TUSD Board of Education Elections

Don Lee
Terry L. Ragins
Clint Andrew Paulson
G. Rick Marshall


NTHA general meetings are free and open to the public. All ages are invited.




 



General Meeting

Thursday, May 7th at 7pm


Toyota Museum

19600 Van Ness Ave

Torrance, CA


William Racowshi, Fire Chief

Torrance Alerts and Shelter in Place


Fire engine #93 will be on display from station #3 starting 6:00pm; members are encouraged to come early and talk to the firemen.

Also we will hear from a representative from Public Works discussing the city’s water conservation ordnance, rationing programs and conservations measures.


NTHA general meetings are free and open to the public. All ages are invited.






 

Candidates Forum for the City Council
Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 PM

General Meeting, Mayoral, City Clerk, & Treasurer Forum
Thursday, May 8th at 7:00 PM

Toyota Museum
19600 Van Ness Ave
Torrance, CA

General meetings are free and open to the public. All ages are invited.




General Meeting
Thursday, February 6th at 7pm

Toyota Museum
19600 Van Ness Ave
Torrance, CA

Honorable Mayor Frank Scotto
Past, Present, and Future of Torrance

&
Sue Herbers

A 20 Year Perspective


There will be a small farewell reception preceding the meeting.

NTHA general meetings are free and open to the public. All ages are invited.



General Meeting

Thursday, Oct 3rd at 7pm


Toyota Museum

19600 Van Ness Ave

Torrance, CA


Candidates Forum for TUSDBoard of Education Elections




Meeting will be preceded by a COMMUNITY OUTREACH announcement from the City of Torrance Public Works Department Concerning:


Protected/Permissive Left Turns with Flashing Yellow Arrow Traffic Signals Project


Questions pertaining to this presentation can be asked after the forum.

NTHA general meetings are free and open to the public. All ages are invited.




CAPTAIN NICHOLAS L. SALINAS

3rd BN 3rd SPECIAL FORCES GROUP (ABN)

ODA 3321


HOMETOWN HEROES PROGRAM


Captain Nicholas Salinas attended North High School in Torrance and was a cadet in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC). Upon his graduation in 2002, he began his military career by attending the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at Fort Monmouth, NJ. CPT Salinas then spent four years at the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.


His first assignment was the Air Defense Officer’s Basic Course located at Fort Bliss, Texas. Following the Basic Course in March 2008, CPT Salinas completed Airborne School and the United States Army Ranger Course located at Fort Benning, Ga. CPT Salinas then reported to Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served as the 2nd Platoon Leader in E Battery, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (ABN). In March 2009, CPT Salinas deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


After returning from Iraq, CPT Salinas attended the Special Forces Assessment and Selection where he was selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course. Nick completed the qualification and graduated as an 18 Alpha Special Forces Officer. CPT Salinas was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group (ABN) located at Fort Bragg, NC.


CPT Salinas currently serves as a Detachment Commander for a Special Forces Team currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.


CPT Salinas’ military training consists of Air Defense Officer’s Basic Course, Maneuver Captian’s Career Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, Airborne, Ranger, Combatives Level two and Combat Life Saver Course. CPT Salinas’ awards consist BSM, ARCOM, AAM, MUC, CAB.


CPT Salinas is married to Lacy Salinas and remains a resident of North Carolina.








General Meeting

Thursday, May 2nd at 7pm


Toyota Museum

19600 Van Ness Ave

Torrance, CA

Guest Speaker: Chief John Neu, Torrance Police Department

 

Topic: Realignment AB 109 in California

 

In the past year approximately 11,000 prisoners we rereleased back to Los Angeles County as part of AB 109, a law enacted to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling which found overcrowding in state

prisons amounted to cruel and unusual punishment.

 

Chief Neu will speak about how this affects the residents of Torrance and surrounding Communities.

 

NTHA general meetings are free and open to the public.  All ages are invited.




On Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, the North Torrance Homeowners Association held their General Membership Meeting at North High School. The membership voted and approved the incorporation of the North East section of Torrance into our homeowners association. The name of the association was officially changed to North Torrance Homeowners Association. The Bylaws were also amended to offer the option of a lifetime membership fee at $100.00.

After general business was concluded the meeting was turned over to representatives from the Torrance Police Department. The topic for this evening was information relating to Neighbor Watch and Block Captains. Lt. Irvine and four of our local officers conducted a Q & A session relating to city issues involving the Torrance Police.
Several of the questions involved traffic and parking problems, gangs in the area, group houses, and the types of crimes committed in Torrance. At the end of the Q & A session the officers explained to the group that The City of Torrance is trying to expand The Neighborhood Watch Program. The group was encouraged to become involved in the program, and information and materials were provided.

The meeting was attended by approx. 100 people and was over around 8PM.

Glen Terry




EXXON/MOBIL DONATES TO NORTH TORRANCE LIBRARY
Judy Robelotto

Exxon/Mobil announced that it donating $80,000 to the North Torrance Library as part of their 80th year anniversary of being in Torrance. The Library which will be closed in March 2010 for renovation is planning to use the money to buy computers. The computers are used by library patrons for a myriad of tasks. The Library offers after school homework help to area children. Furniture to create a comfortable work area will also be purchased. The North Torrance Library is one of the most used branch libraries in the Torrance Library System.