Ryan McDonald

Stormwater discharges still a challenge for South Bay

Stormwater discharges still a challenge for South Bay

by Ryan McDonald Last week’s rains gave local surfers a familiar warning to avoid runoff by staying out of the water. But another flow of stormwater, earlier in the week, came without much notice. More than 1.7 million gallons of stormwater emerged out of the Herondo storm drain near the beachside border of Hermosa Beach […]

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Festival of Fashion Torrance Memorial

Spotlight on the Hill – Festival of Fashion Torrance Memorial

High style fashions were on display at Torrance Memorial Foundation’s annual Festival of Fashions.

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – McCaw art exhibition

Spotlight on the Hill – McCaw art exhibition

The McCaw father and sons holiday exhibition

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – LA BioMed Celebrates

Spotlight on the Hill – LA BioMed Celebrates

LA BioMed honored three of their outstanding physician-researchers before a distinguished crowd

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Doctors and Donors Celebrate

Spotlight on the Hill – Doctors and Donors Celebrate

Physicians and donors celebrated the opening of Torrance Memorial’s newly renovated Mother and Baby Postpartum Unit

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Torrance Memorial Foundation

Spotlight on the Hill – Torrance Memorial Foundation

The Torrance Memorial foundation raised $1.5 million

 Richard Foss

The Chocolate Life: Jeffray Gardner and Marsatta Chocolates finally find a home

The Chocolate Life: Jeffray Gardner and Marsatta Chocolates finally find a home

Jeffray Gardner and Marsatta Chocolates finally find a home

by Richard Foss You probably wouldn’t think of running a small gourmet chocolate company as a subject for high drama, but the experience of Jeffray Gardner of Marsatta Chocolates suggests otherwise. In the past three years he has gone through some extraordinary experiences while moving his business from Redondo Beach to Torrance. The business was […]

 Special Contributor

Local Islamic community finds solace, hope in Torrance’s embrace

Local Islamic community finds solace, hope in Torrance’s embrace

by Saima Fariz Torrance has long offered its Islamic community a safe and welcoming space to express their faith within. In the face of the 2016 election results, Muslims in the city remain steadfast in demystifying their religion with positive messages of identity and inclusion. Using simply the word “hope” to describe her faith, 16-year […]

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – And the GRAMMY Goes to…

Spotlight on the Hill – And the GRAMMY Goes to…

The Torrance Memorial Foundation hosted a dinner party at the GRAMMY Museum at LA Live

 Judy Rae

Beach charity – Halloween ball for Pediatric Therapy

Beach charity – Halloween ball for Pediatric Therapy

For the 21st year, the Depot’s Michael Shafer hosted the Pediatric Therapy Network’s Halloween Ball

 Ryan McDonald

‘Flaring’ at the Torrance Refinery under scrutiny

by Ryan McDonald Tall flares and billowing black smoke released from the Torrance Refinery earlier this month have prompted added concern from nearby residents and increased scrutiny of the refinery from regulators, which may lead to broader reforms for refineries all across Southern California. The South Coast Air Quality Management District, the local agency tasked […]

 Richard Foss

Dining with a view (of the clothing department)

Bazille, tucked away inside Nordstroms, is a hidden gem

The South Bay has had a fair number of restaurants themed around art, including eateries named after Picasso, Matisse, Boccaccio, and other painters ancient and modern. This is usually an excuse to decorate the place for the appropriate century, hang a few impressionists or old masters, and get to the more important business of ordering […]

 Kevin Cody

Mayor thanks arts community at Excellence in Arts Awards

Last Sunday, nine local artists who have made significant contributions to Torrance’s art community were honored at the 39th Annual Torrance Excellence in Arts Awards ceremony.

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the hill – Kenny G performs at Honda Evening Under the Stars

Spotlight on the hill – Kenny G performs at  Honda Evening Under the Stars

Kenny G performs at Honda Evening Under the Stars Event Proceeds will benefit Torrance Memorial Pediatrics, Providence TrinityKids Care, a program of Providence TrinityCare, and Vistas for Children. Saxophonist and Grammy Award-winning star Kenny G performed for guests at the  30th Annual “Honda Evening Under the Stars Children’s Healthcare Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting Festival.” […]

 Judy Rae

Beach charity – Switzer Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Beach charity – Switzer Celebrates 50th Anniversary

For half a century, Switzer Learning Center has offered schooling for approximately 100 students

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