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Sonoma Technology, Inc. (STI) is conducting an evaluation of the fenceline path monitors on the north side of the Torrance Refinery. During this time, those monitors will be offline. The evaluation is expected to be completed by April 1, 2020.
What Does This Mean? While STI is conducting the review and evaluation of the fenceline path monitors, no data for the fenceline paths will be displayed on the Torrance Air website. Data from the community air monitors will still be displayed, and email notifications for exceedances will continue. The Torrance Refinery will continue to display data on the remaining portions of the fenceline monitoring system. That information can be found on their website: https://torc.data.spectrumenvsoln.com/
Please note: All data is preliminary and is subject to final quality assurance and validation.
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City of Torrance Offers Grocery Delivery Service to At-Risk Population During COVID-19 Pandemic
TORRANCE, Calif., March 29, 2020- Beginning Tuesday, March 31st , the City of Torrance will be
offering a grocery delivery service to the COVID-19 at-risk population. Torrance Cares 2-Go is
intended to support Torrance seniors, those with disabilities and residents with underlying health
conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic so they can be successful in their “Safer at Home"
efforts. The Torrance Cares 2-Go Care Package provides an 18 pre-selected essential grocery
and sanitary items that are sourced from an area grocer for $70 delivered straight to their
door. Service is Limited to 1 order per household, per week, while supplies last.
Qualifying Torrance Residents can place their order beginning tomorrow, March 30 by calling 310-
618-6339 Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. or submit online anytime at
www.CityofTorranceCA.com/TC2Go.html . Payments for this service will be made over the phone
by credit card only. The City will attempt to fulfill orders as quickly as possible. Depending on
volume, the fulfillment of some orders may take up to 3 business days. A City employee will notify
customers of delivery date prior to delivery. The Torrance 2-Go Care Package will be delivered by
a uniformed City Employee in a City marked fleet vehicle.
An area Grocer will source items based on product availability for City delivery to your residence.
Some orders may vary in size and may potentially be substituted with similar items.
The Torrance Cares 2-Go Care Package includes:
For more information visit www.CityofTorranceCA.com/TC2Go.html.
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Temporary Closure of Public Trails and Trailheads, Beaches, Piers, Beach Bike Paths and Beach Access Points
Please read this Order carefully. Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a crime punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. (California Health and Safety Code §120295; Los Angeles County Code§ 11.02.080.)
SUMMARY OF THE ORDER: This County of Los Angeles Health Officer Order (Order) amends the Health Officer Order of March 21, 2020, to include the temporary closure of all public beaches, public trails, and trailheads within the Public Health Jurisdiction of the County of Los Angeles. The County of Los Angeles Public Health Jurisdiction is defined as all unincorporated areas and cities within the County of Los Angeles, with the exception of the cities of Long Beach and Pasadena.
The County of Los Angeles and its Department of Public Health observed an unusually high volume of beach and trail users on March 21 and 22, which seriously impeded the beach and trail users' practice of safe and necessary social distancing measures (avoiding crowds and maintaining distance of 6 feet from others who are not household members or close contacts). This heavy amount of beach and trail use by numerous groups of people does not allow for safe social distancing, and therefore seriously impedes community efforts to stem the local transmission of COVID-19. Accordingly, this Order is necessary to both enforce social distancing measures and stem the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE CALIFORNIA HEAL TH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 101040, 101085, AND 120175, THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES HEAL TH OFFICER ORDERS:
1. All public trails and trailheads within the County of Los Angeles Public Health
Jurisdiction are to be temporarily closed to the public as of March 27, 2020, in order to limit the gathering of crowds of people on these public trails and trailheads to further stem the spread of COVID-19 among the greater Los Angeles community.
2. All public beaches, piers, public beach parking lots, beach bike paths that traverse that sanded portion of the beach, and beach access points within the County of Los Angeles Public Health Jurisdiction are to be temporarily closed to the public as of March 27, 2020, to limit gathering of crowds of people on public beaches to further stem the spread of COVID-19 among the greater Los Angeles community.
3. This Order shall be effective immediately and continue through April 19, 2020.
4. Persons may continue to use currently open and publicly available park space, not
prohibited by this Order, for passive recreational activities, while practicing social distancing.
5. This Order incorporates by reference the March 21, 2020 County Health Officer Order.
6. To protect the public's health, the Health Officer may take additional action(s) for
failure to comply with this Order. Violation of this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment, fine or both under California Health and Safety Code Section 120295 et seq. Further, pursuant to Sections 26602 and 41601 of the California Government Code and Section 101029 of the California Health and Safety Code, the Health Officer requests that the Sheriff and Chiefs of Police in all cities, and lifeguards located in the Los Angeles County Public Health Jurisdiction ensure compliance with this Order.
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TORRANCE, Calif., March 27, 2020- The Torrance City Manager, LeRoy J. Jackson issued a declaration today consistent with State and LA County Public Health Emergency Declarations related to COVID-19, Miramar Park and Torrance Beach will be closed to the public until further notice.
The City of Torrance continues to confer with medical experts to cooperatively and proactively slow the spread of COVID-19 while addressing any challenges that may arise due to any outbreak in the City.
Update 4/1/2020 - Public Order No. 2020-5 of the City Manager Under City of Torrance's Emergency Authority Closing Torrance Beach, Torrance Beach Parking Lot, The Portion Of The Strand Within The City Of Torrance's Jurisdiction, Miramar Park And Riviera Beach Colony Public Parking Lot.
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Today, Public Works will be prioritizing black bin solid waste collection. Customers with regularly scheduled Thursday waste collection may experience a later than normal trash pick up. Due to this priority, some recycling (blue or gray bins) collection may be delayed to Friday, March 27 (1 day delay). Thank you for your patience. You may contact Public Works-Sanitation at 310-781-6900 for questions.
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LA County Alerts Public About Increasing COVID-19 Scams, Warns of Fraudulent Websites, Emails and Donation Requests
Los Angeles, CA (Tues., March 24, 2020)-- Los Angeles County residents are reminded of several fraud schemes designed to prey on the vulnerable in the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Reports of malicious websites, email schemes, and suspicious links have come to the attention of law enforcement and public officials.
“Malicious actors can prey upon those that are distracted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and use it to their advantage,” stated Los Angeles County Chief Information Officer William Kehoe. “The public needs to be mindful and careful, and avoid websites, phishing emails, and scams that engage people through false information about the health crisis, and steal personal user information and data. By clicking on fraudulent weblinks, hackers can deliver malware and then gain access to passwords, browsing information, credit card numbers, and other personal information. We all need to stay vigilant.”
Currently, there are several Coronavirus tracking and mapping sites that are actually malware websites. Instead of clicking on these links, cybersecurity experts advise that website users should instead hover over the link to verify the uniform resource locator (URL) before moving forward. Online hackers may also send users emails from fraudulent accounts impersonating official websites and doctors, or offering medical supplies and services.
A trusted COVID-19 mapping resource is the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Global Map, which can be found at coronavirus.jhu.edu. Additionally, there are several websites the County of Los Angeles recommends for accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19. The following is a list of sites:
The following is a list of safety tips the public can follow: