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What Is Going In the Old Costco Site?

On Tuesday, February 25th, the Torrance City Council will consider an appeal of the Planning Commission approval of three light industrial buildings at the old Costco
site at 2751 Skypark Drive. The proposed project comprises a light industrial use that would generate approximately 125 to 157 daily heavy-duty truck trips within the region. The proposal also includes 371 parking slots for a warehouse project and 651 parking slots for a manufacturing project.  Bridge Development Partners is the applicant.  Bridge Development Partners also wants to build a warehouse for an e-commerce company (identity not revealed but rumored to be an Amazon fulfillment center) to receive goods by large trucks and distribute them using smaller vans, a kind of “last mile” terminal operation in Upland, CA .
At the Planning Commission, the question was asked if this project, in Torrance, was going to include a fulfillment center.  The question was not answered. Links to Torrance City Council…
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Weekly Crime Report 2/9/2020 to 2/15/2020

This report is for Sunday, February 9, 2020 through Saturday, February 15, 2020. There were 46 incidents on the Torrance Police Department Weekly Crime Log. RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES There was 1 in North Torrance. 2/9/2020  4:40 pm to 5:29 pm   2400 Block 181st St Window smashed for entry and drill, duffel and clothes stolen. AUTO BURGLARIES There were 10 in Torrance and 1 in Southeast Torrance. 2/12/2020 9 pm to 2/13/2020 6 am  2300 Block Sepulveda Blvd Unknown means used to enter vehicle.  Tools, radio and wire stolen. Windows were smashed in 4 vehicles, 3 unknown means of entry, and 1 each of pried door lock, punched door lock and unlocked vehicle. Items stolen included third row seat, child car seat, stroller, new garments, laptop, charger, medical records, registration, subwoofer, backpacks, wallet, laptop, chargers, notebooks, jewelry, controller, cell phone, cash, bank cards, business cards, and medications. There were two auto burglaries in the 3500 Block of Carson St.  1 on…

Weekly Crime Report for February 2nd through February 8, 2020

This report is for Sunday, February 2, 2020 through Saturday, February 8, 2020.
59 entries on the Torrance Police Department Weekly Crime Log at: https://www.torranceca.gov/home/showdocument?id=58191 RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES There were 2 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. 1 in Walteria and 1 in Southwood. AUTO BURGLARIES There were 11 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. Locks were punched for entry in 3 vehicles, window smashed for entry in 1 vehicle, 1 vehicle was unlocked and unknown means of entry for 5 vehicles. AUTO THEFT There were 5 vehicles stolen in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. THEFT There were 22 incidents in Torrance and 5 in Southeast Torrance. 9 batteries and 7 catalytic converters were stolen in Torrance. 8 batteries were taken from parked vehicles in the 1700 Block of Crenshaw Blvd (at Carson St) between 2/8/2020 and 2/10/2020. 4 catalytic converters were taken from parked vehicles in the 1700 Block of Sepulveda Blvd between 2/4/2020 and 2/6/20…

Weekly Crime Report for 1 26 2020 to 2 1 2020

This report is for Sunday, January 26, 2020 through Saturday, February 1, 2020.
52 incidents on the Torrance Police Department Weekly Crime Log at: https://www.torranceca.gov/home/showdocument?id=58103 RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES There was 1 incident in the 3400 Block of Maricopa St on January 27, 2020 at 4:07 a.m. in which delivered parcels were taken out of an apartment mailroom. AUTO BURGLARIES There were 16 in Torrance including 2 in Southeast Torrance. 7 vehicles were unlocked, 3 windows smashed and 4 instances of unknown entry to the vehicles. January 26   9:30 p.m. to January 27 9:30 a.m.  23200 Block Falena Avenue 2 vehicles were burglarized.  Keys, insurance documents, tool, CD and documents were taken from one unlocked vehicle and a wallet from another unlocked vehicle. AUTO THEFT There were 6 vehicles stolen in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. THEFT There were 21 incidents in Torrance and 2 in Southeast Torrance.  A total of 14 catalytic converters were stolen from vehic…

48-Unit Town Home Development Proposed in North Torrance on 182nd Street

PLANNING COMMISSION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD BEFORE THE CITY OF TORRANCE PLANNING COMMISSION AT 7:00 P.M., FEBRUARY 19, 2020 IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF CITY HALL, 3031 TORRANCE BOULEVARD, TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, ON THE FOLLOWING MATTERS: CUP19-00031, CUP19-00032, WAV20-00002, DIV19-00010, ZON19-00002: Petition of STORM PROPERTIES (CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH) for approval of Conditional Use Permit to allow a 48-unit townhome development that involves new construction of multiple ownership residential structures, buildings that are more than two stories in height, and development that exceeds a 0.6 to 1.0 Floor Area Ratio, in conjunction with a Conditional Use Permit to allow an existing church use, a Waiver of the building height limit for an existing church sanctuary, a Tentative Tract Map for merger and re-subdivision purposes, and a Zone Change from the A1/R2 Zone (Light Agricultural District / Two Family…

Pickleball Courts Proposed for Sur La Brea Park

The City of Torrance Parks and Recreation Commission will be hosting a discussion regarding the addition
of Pickleball lines to one of the Tennis Courts at Sur La Brea Park.
This discussion is a result of continuing requests from the public for Pickleball Courts in Torrance. The proposal will be to add over stripping to one of the two courts, leaving a dedicated Tennis Court. The second court would remain a tennis court, however,  it would double as 2 or 4 Pickleball courts. The options for discussion would be the addition of 2 or 4 Pickleball courts, as well as which of the two courts would best serve the park users.
Meeting Date:            Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7 p.m. Where:                        Torrance City Hall (Not at Sur La Brea Park Meeting Room) West Annex Commission Meeting Room Torrance Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting 3031 Torrance Blvd, Torrance CA  90503
The Community Services Department is requesting feedback from the residents about the propose…

Family Dispute Ends in Stabbing in North Torrance

Link to the KTLA article:  https://ktla.com/2020/02/07/man-accused-of-stabbing-critically-wounding-father-in-torrance/?fbclid=IwAR2CO8UQcJG_zt-8bPaPIIrTnmkefB4qsCFyWBnMSQdy7eai3ctEeLqhQXE
John Bailey, President – Southeast Torrance Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (SETHA) Link to the Daily Breeze article:  https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/02/07/man-in-critical-condition-after-getting-stabbed-in-car-which-crashes-in-torrance/?utm_content=fb-dailybreeze&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR352El4EIdjNP3gHO-mvlIIVEWgRHNJkoMvhRxe4aRgRBjzXMan Stabs, Critically Wounds His Father in Torrance: PolicePOSTED 4:52 PM, FEBRUARY 7, 2020, BY  AND UPDATED AT 08:32PM, FEBRUARY 7, 2020 Bystanders stop their vehicles and rush to help as a man allegedly stabs and critically wounds his father in Torrance on Feb. 7, 2020. (Credit: Megan Kiachko) A 21-year-old man stabbed and critically injured his father as they were …