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Preparedness Updates Regarding Local Emergency

Post Date:06/01/2020 1:14 PM

Preparedness Updates Regarding Local Emergency

TORRANCE, Calif., June 1, 2020- The City of Torrance has implemented several precautionary measures to maintain peace and safety in the community while under the existence of the local emergency declared due to civil unrest in adjacent cities.

CURFEW (6 p.m. – 6 a.m. every day until further notice)
To ensure the safety of citizens, visitors, and law enforcement personnel, a curfew was enacted on May 30 at midnight.  Consistent with the Los Angeles County curfew on May 31, Torrance’s curfew went into effect every day between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the state of local emergency. The curfew declares that no person shall be upon the public street, avenue, alley, park, way, or other public place or unimproved public realty within the City of Torrance.

This curfew shall not apply to:

  • Police officers, peace officers, firefighters, the National Guard or other military personnel, or other emergency personnel,
  • Authorized representatives of any news service, newspaper, or radio or television station or network.
  • People going directly to and from their place of employment.
  • Essential workers
    Any person not abiding by this declaration is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to punishment in accordance with Torrance Municipal Code section 16.2.13 or Government Code section 8665.

RESTRICTED ACCESS IN THE BUSINESS DISTRICTS
In preparation for our 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, access to commercial property on the following streets Carson St. from Madrona Ave. and Hawthorne Blvd. and Fashion Way from Madrona Ave. and Hawthorne Blvd. is being restricted.

TORRANCE POLICE DEPARTMENT ENHANCED PATROLS
The Torrance Police Department has deployed extra staffing throughout the City and will be highly visible while enforcing the curfew and to limit lawlessness. All shopping centers within the City are being closely monitored and mutual aide from surrounding agencies and National Guard is available as-needed.

EOC AND HEIGHTENED AWARENESS
The City of Torrance Emergency Operation Center continues to be activated.  The team is maintaining heightened awareness and staff are focused on assessing the situation, preventing a potential incident and preparing should further action be required. 

TORRANCE TRANSIT SCHEDULE CHANGES
Torrance Transit is monitoring the situation and adapt as necessary, but will continue to operate a Saturday schedule until further notice. View Schedules

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING
We encourage the community to be vigilant and report any suspicious behavior. In the event of emergency call 911. For Non-Emergency Fire contact (310) 781-7042. For Non-Emergency Police contact (310) 618-5641. Stay informed by subscribing to TorranceAlerts following us on Facebook and Twitter @TorranceCA and visiting TorranceCA.Gov/News.

 

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