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Daily Breeze Article on EPA Uncovering More Serious Safety Issues during their Inspection at the Refinery

 This is the link to the new article in the Daily Breeze on the US
Environmental Protection Agency inspection
of the Torrance Refinery.


http://www.dailybreeze.com/environment-and-nature/20170328/damning-epa-report-on-torrance-refinery-uncovers-more-serious-safety-issues#.WNtBhecP8oo.email

John Bailey, President
Southeast Torrance Homeowners' Association, Inc. (SETHA)

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EPA Report on their Inspection at the Torrance Refinery and AQMD Meeting in Torrance on Saturday, April 1st

The EPA has released the report on the inspection of the Torrance Refinery conducted from November 1 through November 4, 2016.  A summary of the very serious inspection findings is attached. This afternoon at approximately 2 PM, a flaring incident occurred at the Torrance Refinery. This evening, the Torrance City Council will be voting on an agenda item concerning hydrofluoric acid.  The meeting begins at 7 PM. On Saturday, April 1st, the South Coast AQMD will be holding a hearing at the Torrance Marriott beginning at 9 AM.  This is the link to the agenda:  http://www.aqmd.gov/docs/default-source/Agendas/torrance-special-meeting-agenda-final.pdf?sfvrsn=10 John Bailey, President Southeast Torrance Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (SETHA)

Construction on Crenshaw Blvd to Impact Traffic in SE Torrance

Significant delays are expected. Alternate routes are recommended.


Below is an update of traffic impacts related to construction of the Crenshaw Blvd. rehabilitation from Sepulveda Blvd. to Skypark Drive and PCH to the south City limit.  Work occurs Monday, March 27 through Saturday, April 1 (weather permitting)
TRAFFIC IMPACTS
Monday 3/27 thru Thursday 3/30: Northbound traffic from Skypark Dr to 235th St will be reduced to one lane on a 24-hour basis for asphalt grinding and paving. Left turns will be restricted as needed.
Friday 3/31 thru Saturday 4/1: Southbound traffic from 235th St to Skypark Dr will be reduced to one lane on a 24-hour basisfor asphalt grinding and paving.Monday 3/27 thru Saturday 4/1: South of PCH, one northbound and one southbound lane adjacent to the median will be closed from 9AM to 3:30PMConstruction will be ongoing through May 2017.John Bailey, PresidentSoutheast Torrance Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (SETHA)

Weekly Crime Reports for Southeast Torrance

This report is for Sunday, March 5, 2017 through Saturday, March 11, 2017.
There were 41 incidents reported.RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES There were 4 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. 1 each in North, West, Delthorne and Southwood-Sunray. Entry was made in three of the residences via a sliding glass door.AUTO BURGLARIES There were 7 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. 3 vehicles were unlocked.AUTO THEFT There were 7 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance.COMMERCIAL BURGLARIES. There were 3 in Torrance. Link to the complete report:  http://www.torrnet.com/TPD/Documents/03-05-2017_-_03-11-2017.pdf This report is for Sunday, March 12, 2017 through Saturday, March 18, 2017. There were 53 incidents reported.RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES There were 2 in Old Torrance.AUTO BURGLARIES There were 11 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. 5 vehicles were unlocked.AUTO THEFT There were  9 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance.COMMERCIAL BURGLARIES There were 9 in Torrance. Li…

Daily Breeze article Is Torrance changing its tune on refinery safety?

Link to the Daily Breeze article on the Torrance City Council meeting last week on the refinery issue. The article reports that  “the refinery pays $8.7 million in property taxes and $7.5 million in utility-users’ taxes in municipal coffers annually”. John Bailey, President Southeast Torrance Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (SETHA)http://www.dailybreeze.com/government-and-politics/20170312/is-torrance-changing-its-tune-on-refinery-safety