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3004, 2019

Crenshaw/Del Amo Boulevard Barriers Testing – Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Torrance Refinery and City of Torrance will activate a test of the Crenshaw and Del Amo Barriers on Wednesday, May 1.  The Crenshaw/Del Amo Barriers are a safety tool designed to protect drivers in case of an emergency. This is a periodic test, which we conduct to ensure the barriers are functioning as intended.

During the brief testing period, a limited section of Crenshaw Boulevard and Del Amo Boulevard will be closed. Motorists may consider alternate routes during this period.  Testing is scheduled as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Crenshaw Boulevard Barriers 
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Del Amo Boulevard Barriers

Torrance Police Department will assist to monitor traffic flow. Please follow all traffic signs and drive safely.


3004, 2019

Reminder: Community Alert Siren Tests on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The monthly test of the Community Alert Sirens will be conducted on:

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 (at approximately 11:30 a.m.)


The monthly test is described as followsOne-minute “all-clear chimes” will precede and follow a two-minute “siren tone.” Total testing time will not exceed five minutes. It is important to note that the “siren” tone carries a greater distance. It may be heard in areas beyond the reach of the “chime.”

During a real emergency, when you hear the sirens“Shelter. Shut. Listen.”

Shelter in Place means to:

If at home/outdoors:

  1. Go indoors;
  2. Close all vents, windows and doors;
  3. Listen for instructions on local cable and radio.

If driving:

  1. Continue driving;
  2. Close windows and vents;
  3. Turn your radio to 1620 AM CitiSOUNDS.

If in a parked car:

  1. DO NOT start the engine;
  2. Close windows and vents;
  3. Turn your radio to 1620 AM CitiSOUNDS.

Listen for the “chimes” sound that will signal the “all clear.


Refinery Helps Give a Little Love that Goes a Long Way

This year, the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) at Carr Elementary School (Carr) in Torrance conducted its first-ever Valentine’s Day Community Dance. The PTA was able to give a little more love to students and their [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|Categories: In the Community|0 Comments

Company Continues to Serve as Catalyst for Transforming Lives

A week of activities at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) culminated in an elegant evening event on February 9, 2019, to celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Thomas Parham – the university’s 11th President. The [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: In the Community|0 Comments

Refinery Community Relations Manager Barbara Graham Honored with “Inspirational Leader” Award

“Passion and purpose” – two qualities embodied by Barbara Graham, Community Relations Manager of the Torrance Refining Company LLC, recipient of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce’s (Chamber) 2019 Inspirational Leader Award. Barbara received the [...]

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: In the Community|0 Comments

Torrance Refinery Committee Announces Winners of Teacher’s Grants

The Torrance Refining Company LLC (TORC) is pleased to once again provide $100,000 to support teachers in the Torrance Unified School District (TUSD) through the company’s “Innovation Education Grant Program (IEGP).” This unique program seeks [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|0 Comments