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.
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.” […]
For half a century, Switzer Learning Center has offered schooling for approximately 100 students
by Ryan McDonald Eighteen months after an explosion hit the oil refinery in Torrance, shockwaves are still being felt. The blast energized Torrance residents, prompting families to organize into dedicated advocacy groups. Now, with regulators and politicians paying increasingly close attention, critical changes to the refining process at the facility — ExxonMobil at the time […]
Beach charity Ambassadors Hear Cancer Survivor’s Story of Resilience and Gratitude Members of the Ambassador Program, an annual support group of Torrance Memorial, came together at Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach to learn how their donations were supporting the medical center’s lifesaving work. Oncology is one of four services supported through the Ambassadors. Dr. Hugo Hool […]
By Randy Angel Watching his players warm up for championship game of the Babe Ruth 13-15 year-old World Series, Torrance head coach Rob Ybarra remembered his own moment in the spotlight a decade earlier. Ybarra was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2006 World Series held in Clifton Park, N. Y. but this time he […]
Sara Balough’s new designer showcase store Freighthouse in old Torrance joined the 2nd annual Torrance Artwalk
A welcoming Crescendo: The Salvation Army’s $6 million new music center opens the world of music to kids
by Mark McDermott When a flugelhorn player and a trombonist cross paths, wondrous things sometimes happen. When the Salvation Army is thrown in the mix, something akin to a miracle may unfold. Garry Lawerence and Kevin Larrson are two Englishmen horn players abroad. A few years ago, Larrson, the Southern California division music director for […]
The 30th annual Torrance Memorial Golf Tournament
by Ryan McDonald Imagine you have a tree on your property. Its roots are on your lot, but a limb extends onto your neighbor’s, and periodically drops pine cones onto his car. The tree has sentimental value for you, while your neighbor says it has to go. It’s the kind of sticky situation that could […]
Providence Little Company of Mary dedication of the Rosalind F. and Michael N. Halikis Reception Room
Providence Little Company of Mary The Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation honored Rosalind F. Halikis on Feb. 9th with the dedication of the Rosalind F. and Michael N. Halikis Reception Room in the Women & Children’s Health Unit at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Rosalind’s one million dollar anchor gift catalyzed […]
Pediatric Therapy Network celebrated its 5th annual Mardi Gras evening at the Miyako Hotel in Torrance.