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Meeting and Event Calendar

OTNA was started in 1981.

All regularly scheduled meetings are held at the Bartlett Center, second floor unless otherwise noted.

There is an elevator inside the Bartlett Center in addition to outside and inside stairs. See our Meetings page for details. Please see our Sponsors page for a list of our monthly sponsors.

We are an all-volunteer organization, and we need your help. Volunteering with the OTNA is a great way to get to know your neighbors and contribute to your Old Torrance Neighborhood! See our Volunteer page for volunteer opportunities. See OTNA Past Events for archival information.

Events in 2018

The City of Torrance Public Works Staff Presents a Preview of Upcoming Residential and Business District Neighborhood Improvements for Downtown Old Torrance
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

OTNA has invited the City of Torrance Public Works staff to present the upcoming Downtown Torrance Active Transportation Improvement Project. This $2 million dollar federal grant-funded project will repair damaged sidewalks, install curb ramps, and enhance bicycle facilities throughout the neighborhood. Come hear details of the project, how the repair areas were determined, and how the City plans to preserve mature trees and the unique concrete name stamps found throughout the neighborhood. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers following the presentation.

What: Meeting & Presentation
Location: Bartlett Center - 1318 Cravens (2nd floor)
When: Wednesday, March 21st, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - Refreshments from Torrance Bakery and meet your neighbors
7:30 PM - Meeting & Presentation
Cost: Free and open to the public

Since the January meeting was cancelled, we will be electing new officers for 2018 during the business portion of the meeting. If you want to serve or have a nomination, please submit suggestions or nominations on our website via the Contact Us page or call (310) 320-6054. Founded in 1981. Come celebrate with us -- all those in attendance will have the opportunity to win prizes from local artists and restaurants!

The March OTNA President's Letter is now available.

The March Meeting Flyer is available.


The March OTNA meeting is sponsored by Jaunts - a Contemporary Woman's Boutique nestled in the heart of Old Torrance (1223 El Prado Ave, Old Torrance 310.806.2120). Two lucky winners will each go home with a Jaunts gift certificate the night of the meeting.

No March, 2018 Neighborhood Clean-up

OTNA-Hosted Candidates' Forum, Wednesday, April 25th

When: Wednesday, April 25th
Meeting Time: Doors open at 6:30PM, forums begin at 7:00PM Seats are limited and are on a first-come basis.
Location: The Bartlett Center, 2nd floor - 1318 Cravens Ave. - Old Torrance
Cost: Forum is free, and open to the public
For more info: Debbie Hays- 310.320.6054

The positions of Mayor, three city council seats, City Clerk, and City Treasurer are up for re-election. The election is Tuesday, June 5th, 2018.

Be thinking of questions you would like to ask. We'll take written questions, so come early and submit yours. If you would like to submit a question in advance (no personal information required), please go to our Contact Us page and select the topic Candidates Forum Questions.

If you can't attend this forum, several additional forums are being held prior to the election. See this list of additional forum locations and dates.

The following links are available on the OTNA website on the Community Issues & Affairs page:

Past OTNA Events