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Saturday, August 20, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Drive, Torrance, 90505)
Off the books, Skunkworks, Black Ops. All names meant a special, top-notch mission. That was Lockheed’s SR-71 Blackbird. A plane that flew at 90,000 feet, not the normal 45,000. A plane that required new oxygen masks and pressurized suits at that level. If an emergency ejection was needed it would be at Mach 3.2. Now you have a chance to hear firsthand from an elite pilot who flew one of these unique planes. Only 32 Blackbirds were built, and 12 were lost in accidents but none in action. Join us Saturday, Aug. 20 at 11 a..m. when Col. Jim Shelton (ret.), one of a handful of Blackbird pilots, will give you the background for this plane, as well as others. Col. Shelton started fast and kept getting faster. When the F-86 Sabre was the hottest rod in the fleet, Shelton flew it. He was one of the men chosen to intimidate any aggressor, flying the B-47 strategic bomber. He warmed up on the F-102, then he got faster in a phenomenally fast B-58 Hustler. Then the Blackbird. As they say, if you heard the Blackbird, it is already gone. The lecture will be followed by Easy Build Model Session, great for kids. Parking is free. Be a part of the WMoF family. Think about individual, family or business membership. Membership gives you one-year unlimited free admission to celebrity lectures, plus the quarterly newsletter, access to the research library (includes membership card) and access to special events. Members also will be listed in annual publications. Support your community’s unique museum and place in history.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Toyota Meeting Hall, 3300 Civic Center Drive
Request for Ideas for Environmental Projects in Torrance On June 3, 2016, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Governing Board approved the establishment of a Special Revenue Fund to receive monies pursuant to a settlement agreement with ExxonMobil. SCAQMD staff is proposing to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit project(s) amounting to approximately $2.77 million dollars to be implemented in the City of Torrance. The proposal to release the RFP will be before the SCAQMD Governing Board on Friday, September 2, 2016, for consideration. The purpose of this meeting is to solicit ideas from community members and other stakeholders on the use of ExxonMobil settlement monies for project(s) that provide public health and quality of life improvements. Input from the community may include, but not be limited to: the type and location of projects; proposal evaluation criteria; and other considerations to be included in the proposed RFP. The meeting will be held as follows: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at 6 p.m. Toyota Meeting Hall Torrance Cultural Arts Center 3300 Civic Center Drive For information about this meeting, please contact: Public Advisor South Coast Air Quality Management District 21865 Copley Drive Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (909) 396-2432; PublicAdvisor@AQMD.Gov
Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 9:30 AM - Noon   
The Depot Restaurant, Kimono Room, 1250 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The Depot Restaurant, Kimono Room, 1250 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance. Judge Michael Nash, Director of Los Angeles County Office of Child Protection, will be the guest speaker at the League of Women Voters' annual kickoff event. Cost is $30. Make check payable to LWV Beach Cities and mail to Susan Grebe at 629 19th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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