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Welcome to the News section of the Torrance Centennial Celebration. We will post the latest information and reports following the events. For news about the planning Committee activities, click here.

 

 


June 19, 2012 

TORRANCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jamie Le | Community Relations Specialist | (310) 618-5762 | JLe@TorranceCA.Gov | www.TorranceCA.Gov

 

City of Torrance Breaks Ground for New Centennial Plaza

 

Torrance, Calif., June 19, 2012 – On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, The City of Torrance broke ground on its new Centennial Plaza at El Prado Park. The Plaza is set to unveil this September. The design of the Centennial Plaza features personalized, commemorative bricks that were purchased by the community.  The site will also be home to a time capsule that reflects the life in Torrance during its centennial year. The time capsule will be buried prior to Centennial Plaza unveiling and is set to be reopened during it bicentennial year, 2112.

The ceremony began with a welcome from the Mayor, Frank Scotto followed by remarks from Centennial Chair, Dr. Laurie Love who ended her remarks by saying, “[…] the Centennial Plaza will be one of great promise with its incorporating themes of history, community, and innovation that characterize and inspire the balanced City of Torrance.”

The groundbreaking ceremony can be viewed on the City’s YouTube Channel at: www.YouTube.com/CitiCABLE.

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Architectural Rendering

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January 23, 2012 (updated 03/13/12)

Lights, Camera, Action - Official Postcards

Purchase your official LCA postcards at the following locations:

Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
3400 Torrance Blvd., Suite 100
(310) 540-5858
Monday - Friday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Torrance Historical Society & Museum
1345 Post Avenue
Museum hours vary; please call (310) 328-5392 to verify hours

 


Torrance City Hall - West Annex
Community Services Department
3031 Torrance Blvd.
Tuesday's:  April 3, April 24, 2012 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monday - Friday with alternating closed Fridays; 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (post-cards and bricks only)


Torrance Farmer's Market - Wilson Park
Saturday's: March 31 & April 21
8 a.m. - 12 noon


January 23, 2012 (updated 03/13/12)

Torrance Centennial Merchandise

Torrance Centennial Merchandise is available here and also at the following locations:

Torrance Historical Society & Museum
1345 Post Avenue
Museum hours vary; please call (310) 328-5392 to verify hours

 

Torrance City Hall - West Annex
Community Services Department
3031 Torrance Blvd.
Tuesday's: April 3, April 24, 2012 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monday - Friday with alternating closed Fridays; 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (post-cards and bricks only)

Torrance Farmer's Market - Wilson Park
Saturday's: March 31 & April 21
8 a.m. - 12 noon

Western Museum of Flight
3315 Airport Drive- Red Baron #3
Torrance Airport
(310) 326-4544
Wednesday - Sunday; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


December 7, 2011

EXCITING NEWS!  POSTCARDS NOW AVAILABLE!  LIGHTS * CAMERA * ACTION EVENT  held at Wilson Park on Sunday, November 6 , 2011 is forever memorialized in full color!

Five scenes representing phases of the event are available for purchase.  A full color, oversized postcard measures 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" and is $ 1.00.  This card features the five scenes when thousands gathered at twilight, flashlights in hand, to kick off the City's Centennial spelling out TORRANCE 1912 - 2012.  Aerial photographs captured the community as a united, colorful and sparkling group, lighting up the sky and history!  Additionally all five scenes are offered as a  regular sized postcard (4" X 6") packaged set of five for $2.00.

These cards unique to Torrance can be yours NOW!  Cards will be available at the following venues/locations.

Holiday Boutique, Wilson Park, Sunday, December 11, from 9AM - 4PM at the Centennial booth.  ONLY ONE DAY.

Torrance Historical Society, Sunday , December  11 , 1 - 4PM and continuing during open hours through December 18. Resuming  January 4, 2012 -1345 Post Avenue, Torrance 90501, 310.328.5392 www.TorranceHistoricalSociety.org

Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, December 13 through the year and resuming January 2012 - 3400 Torrance Blvd. Suite 100, Torrance 90503,  310.540.5858, www.TorranceChamber.com

Community Services Department, City of Torrance, Tuesday, December 13 through the year and resuming January 2012 - 3031 Torrance Blvd. Torrance 90503, 310.618.2930, www.TorranceCA.Gov

Downtown Torrance Antique Street Fair, Sunday, December 18, 8AM - 3PM, ONE DAY ONLY ask at Street Fair Antiques on Sartori where the Centennial Booth is located.

CHECK WEB SITES OR PHONE FOR HOURS AS THIS IS A HOLIDAY MONTH AND REGULAR HOURS MAY BE SLIGHTLY MODIFIED.  Cash or check is accepted. Sorry,  mail orders cannot be accepted.

These post cards are good for mailing, as souvenirs, bragging items, scrapbooks, gifts - especially stocking stuffers for the holiday season.   MUST HAVE ITEMS  for anyone who participated in the Lights Camera Action Event.  A set of these  cards will be included in the time capsule at the Centennial Plaza at El Prado Park. 

DON'T BE LEFT IN THE DARK WITHOUT THESE  BRIGHT, EXCITING POST CARDS!


November 9, 2011

PHOTO NEWS

The Centennial Committee provides the following "Lights, Camera, Action" photograph proofs for your viewing pleasure.  The official photograph(s) will be available for purchase very soon. 

Thanks to all of the participants!

Photographs by David Moyle, http://www.davidmoyle.com/


November 7, 2011

PHOTO NEWS

Thank you and congratulations to all of the participants at "Lights, Camera, Action" for a successful event! We couldn’t have had this successful event without you!

The official photo will be available for purchase as soon as possible.  You will be notified by email when they are printed and available.  An e-mail will be sent with purchase details.  We look forward to your participation in our upcoming events.

Again, thank you for your support of the Centennial.


October 27, 2011

Torrance Centennial History Minute

Torrance CitiCABLE has served the City of Torrance community for over 25 years.  Beginning November 9, 2011 at 7 p.m. and every Wednesday thereafter, a new program will debut on channel 3 (Time Warner cable) and channel 31 (FiOS TV) covering the rich history of our great city.  The first program answers the question, "Who is Jared Sidney Torrance," our city's founder.  Be sure to tune in and take a “look back and move forward” with us!  If you don’t have cable television service, you can click here to watch CitiCABLE.

 

Click here for the Centennial Playback Schedule for January 2012.

Click here for the Centennial Show Archive.


October 20, 2011 

Get your commemorative brick today!


DON’T MISS OUT!  Be a part of Torrance history!  Purchase a personalized brick to help build the TORRANCE CENTENNIAL PLAZA AT EL PRADO PARK.


Click here or select the “Store” tab to order on line, find more information, see the plaza design, and order merchandise.

Don’t delay!  Order today!


July 5, 2011

 "Lights, Camera, Action"

Torrance Invites Everyone to Register for Centennial Kick-Off Event

The Torrance Centennial Committee is inviting everyone to participate in a kick-off event for Torrance's Centennial Celebration that will light up Torrance. "Lights, Camera, Action" will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard. It is the first of a year-long celebration of Torrance's 100 years. Pre-registration for the event is required with a registration fee of $5.00 per person. Event attendees will take part in lighting up the sky with their keepsake Pelican flashlights. All who participate will use their flashlights to spell out "TORRANCE 1912-2012" while an official Centennial photograph is taken from the Goodyear Blimp, which is a sponsor of the event. Other event sponsors include Pelican Products, Robinson Helicopter Company and the Torrance Fire Department. read more (PDF)>>

Registration is closed.
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