Visit our DAAC Headquarters:
967 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90502
Summer 2023 Newsletter
DAAC Open House 7/1/2023: The open house at our base camp in the heart of the community was very nice; we served home-cooked burgers with all the fixings. We had new community visitors who voiced their concerns about congested streets, truck traffic, and speeding on residential streets. They asked questions and received information about recent air and traffic studies. Kids enjoyed art projects on the outdoor deck. Congratulations to a family of five from 212th Street who won the grand door prize, a day at Disneyland! We now have DAAC Drop-in Hours: Please stop in to say hello, find out how to be involved, share your questions and concerns.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. –12 p.m.; 4 p.m.—6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Questions give us a call: Cynthia Babich (310) 769-4813 or Spanish: Cynthia Medina (424) 310-9682
DAAC Community and Stakeholder Meeting 7/15/2023: In a bid to increase action around serious environmental concerns, we hosted 40 people who represented political, land use planning, public health, public works, and regulation enforcement agencies to join the DAAC core group members at a Stakeholder Meeting on July 15th at the local Holiday Inn followed by a Community Tour in a big white bus to view firsthand the problems that plague our community. The agency visitors were invited to sign up for Focus Groups to address current environmental issues and potential catastrophes at 3 sites: JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc.; the Del Amo Alley; and Royal Blvd. The Focus Groups commenced their virtual meetings in the last week of August 2023.
Cheryl Green Boys and Girls Club: $4 million was secured in the Fiscal Year 2023 Federal budget for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor (BGCLAH) to purchase land and build a permanent clubhouse to serve youth in Harbor Gateway. The new facility will provide students with access to academic mentoring, recreational activities, and supportive services. BGCLAH is currently looking at potential properties in Harbor Gateway South, between Del Amo Boulevard and Carson Street. For more information about the project, please contact the Office of Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán at (310) 831-1799 or email@example.com
Community Beautification: We are obsessed with keeping our neighborhood safe and clean. To help us do
just that call (626) 458-4357 or use the app at Los Angeles County “THE WORKS”, it allows you to connect
with Los Angeles County departments to request services in our community and can be used to report graffiti,
illegal dumping and much more. Download the app at: https://pw.lacounty.gov/theworks. Available in Spanish
on both platforms.
CA Clean Air Day: On September 30th and October 4th DAAC is conducting a Truck Count Survey along Normandie and the intersections of Torrance Blvd. and also Levinson. We will measure truck traffic and air quality, establishing a baseline before the new warehouse opens. It coincides with California Clean Air Day; look for DAAC in our blue shirts and safety vests — honk or yell “we love clean air!”. We would love to get motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians in bringing awareness to the importance of Clean Air.
Wishing Tree Park Opening: The Park is gorgeous and the youth can’t wait to play baseball. The mosaic leaves set around the Plaza are a testament to all the families who have contributed over the long years of waiting. Not only will there be food, music, games, and fun at the Grand Opening, but also there will be representatives to inform you of new health services, including Lead Free LA to remove lead paint from older homes, particularly with vulnerable children and pregnant women. We have not been told a firm date yet and will share when we do but it looks like the end of September or early October. We will have a lot to celebrate!
Youth and Interns: Our local youth members, age 13 and over, attend the regular Saturday meetings and special projects, including truck counting, air monitor training, and Stormwater Workshops. We value their contribution and volunteering always looks good on college applications! We have also been ably assisted by interns from CSU Dominguez Hills who are completing their Masters degrees in Environmental Sciences. They have added another level to our efforts and we are proud of our partnership.
Don’t wait to join this dynamic team of your own neighbors to create change in the community!
We are proud of the progress that our team of DAAC board members, community volunteers, youth group, and student interns have made, but there’s still more work to be done.
Meetings in the community are held at the new office, 967 Torrance Blvd., on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. with lunch being served at Noon; Please check out our website: www.delamoactioncommittee.orgQuestions? Call us! Cynthia Babich (310) 769-4813 o español: Cynthia Medina (424) 310-9682