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Duperron Develops Junior Leadership Torrance Program
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation is launching a new program this fall designed to influence and inspire the future leaders of our community. The “Junior Leadership Torrance” program has been modeled after the format of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce’s highly-regarded Leadership Torrance program.
Approximately 30 participants will be selected by Torrance Unified School District faculty based on their leadership potential, specifically targeting female students in an effort to engage them in the professional processes of the business world. Selected sophomores from Torrance area high schools will participate in a series of activities and excursions aimed at sharpening their leadership skills and identifying career path opportunities in corporate, non-profit and municipal arenas.
New Form I-9 Released, Again

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification this week. The new version bears a revision date of 07/17/17 N. The Form I-9 has been revised twice in less than one year.

By September 18, 2017, employers must use only this new version (rev. 0/7/17/17 N). Until then, employers can continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N or use this new version.

The Instructions for Form I-9 and the Form I-9 Supplement have also been updated.

Legislature Approves Cap-and-Trade Extension

With strong support from the California Chamber of Commerce and the business community, the Legislature yesterday approved AB 398 (E. Garcia; D-Coachella), which will extend the cap-and-trade program, which provides the least costly path to achieving the state’s ambitious climate goals.

“The Legislature achieved a bipartisan solution that will reduce the cost of compliance with the state’s ambitious greenhouse gas reductions,” said Allan Zaremberg, president and CEO of CalChamber.

Cap-and-Trade Deal Also Cut Taxes

Legislation extending the cap-and-trade program earlier this week also included several useful tax reductions. These tax cuts will help mitigate cost increases on rural Californians and partially offset some costs for California manufacturers and energy producers.

TONIGHT! 13th Annual "Rock Around the Block"
Tonight, from 5pm-8pm, the Torrance Historical Society & Museum will host their 13th annual 1950s-style family summer event in celebration of Torrance's All-American City Award - one of America's original and most prestigious community recognition awards.

This free event is open to the public and will be held in front of the Torrance Historical Society & Museum at 1345 Post Avenue in Torrance. Post Avenue will be blocked off from Cravens to Sartori so guests can enjoy vintage car displays, 1950s tunes provided by DJ Ozzie, special exhibits and fun retro games!
Join Us for these Ribbon Cutting Celebrations!

Grand Opening: Jersey Mike's Subs
Thursday, August 3rd | 11am
20016 Hawthorne Blvd | Torrance

Grand Opening:  Ganahl Lumber
Thursday, August 3rd | 4pm
2600 Del Amo Blvd. | Torrance
Players Wanted for TACC v. Rotary Softball Tournament

Saturday | July 29th | La Romeria Park
GAME 1: 9am-10:05am
GAME 2: 10:20-11:25am
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 3: 11:40am-12:45pm
(Game 2 & 3 start times approximate)
Volunteers Needed for International Surf Festival!

The International Surf Festival is seeking volunteers on the following dates and times; as local lifeguards compete on the North side of Hermosa Beach Pier.

Dates: Fri., Aug. 4th & Sat., Aug. 5th

Volunteer Check-In Time: 6:45pm

Event/Volunteer Time: 7pm-10pm

At check-in, volunteers will be assigned to supervise an individual lane near the front of the course (best seat in the house!). Volunteers will make sure that the relay exchanges happen behind the line, and update the lane counters at each lap to help the spectators keep better track as the race progresses.  


The lifeguard events are very unique to the International Surf Festival, and volunteers may sign up for one night or both nights. Volunteers receive an official International Surf Festival t-shirt & organizers promise a fun, low-pressure and memorable experience!


How to sign up to volunteer: Email Gary Crum at Please include that you’re a member of the Torrance Chamber, your contact phone number, which night(s) you’d prefer to volunteer, and your t-shirt size.

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