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5th Annual Fiesta Fundraiser coming May 13

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5th Annual Fiesta Fundraiser, May 13 at El Paso Cantina

Allison Dewart, attended Towers Elementary, Bert Lynn Middle School and was Captain of her soccer team at West High School in Torrance. In 2006, during her freshman year at Loyola Marymount University, she was killed in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver going the wrong way on the freeway. In 2010 Allison’s parents established The Allison Dewart Memorial Scholarship Foundation to award scholarships to female West High School students in her memory.

As Allison’s motto was “Mexican food is always good” the Dewarts teamed up with local Mexican restaurant, El Paso Cantina to enhance their fundraising efforts. On Tuesday, May 13, customers that present a copy of the flyer when dining will have 20% of their total food bill donated to the scholarship fund. People wishing to participate in this fundraiser should print out a copy of the flyer, which can be found at and present it when paying their check. El Paso Cantina is located at 2404 W. Sepulveda Boulevard in Torrance and will be open from 11:30-9:30 PM. More details can be found on the Facebook event page they created.

Griffiths for City Council Campaign Kickoff

These photos were taken last week, February 3 at the Mike Griffiths for Torrance City Council 2014 campaign kickoff which was held at the RE/MAX room in Torrance. While this site is not really dedicated to politics, I have been trying to attend as many Torrance City Council meetings as possible so I know what is happening at the local level with our city’s governing body. As a result, I have become acquainted with our mayor and most of the city council members.

The General Municipal Election for Torrance will be held in June of 2014. There will be several vacancies on the city council because Mayor Scotto will term out and one of the current council members will replace him. There are also a couple council members that will term out so this is a pretty important city election. Because I do attend council meetings on a pretty regular basis I see which candidates are regular attendees of the weekly city council meetings. To be honest, there are only two candidates that I ever see there and Mike Griffiths is one of them. He introduced himself to me at one of the first meetings I attended. While I am not going to make any official endorsements, I will go so far as to suggest that if someone wants to be on the Torrance City Council, they should probably consider reserving every Tuesday evening for the next four months to attend council meetings if for no other reason than to be seen.

The campaign kickoff fundraiser was a pretty well attended event that included food, beer, wine, speeches and magic performed by Magic Castle performer Steve Silverman. His sleight-of-hand magic was very entertaining. Everyone seemed to have a nice time. If you want to know more about Griffiths’ position on issues and history with the City of Torrance please visit his website. Continue reading

Get to the Choppers at Ed’s Stumble Inn

These photos are from Saturday afternoon at Ed’s Stumble Inn where they hosted TJ Brutal Customs’ First Annual Get to the Choppers Inaugural Bike Show and Charity Raffle. The fundraiser benefited Vision2Victory, a 501(c)(3) charity that gives back to the military community. The centerpiece of the event was the raffle for a custom Honda motorcycle built by TJ Stiles; with paint by Department of Customz, handlebars by Noise Cycles, leather work by Lower Class Leather, a gas tank by Paughco, grips and pegs by Hippy Killer and a fender by Lowbrow Customs, with the velocity stack and custom exhaust by TJ Brutal Customs.

Attendees were treated to lots of visuals with the bikes, cars and babes as well as numerous vendors and a food truck or two. Of course, Ed’s Stumble Inn had plenty of liquid refreshments available for those that were into that kind of thing. It was nice to see craft beer making an appearance there.

If you read this in time and are in the area, Monday November 11, Johnny’s Saloon will be having a Veteran’s Day car show at the Huntington Beach Pier, also benefiting Vision2Victory. It runs from 8:00AM – 4:00PM. The weather has been great, should be a nice day for the beach. Continue reading

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