Torrance, California was a deliberately-designed Los Angeles suburb, and, like so many other cities, grew as a result of military contracts; and, like so many other cities, felt the impact of the withdrawal of said contracts; and, like . It has 1.5 miles of shore-front beaches on the Pacific Ocean. It is bounded by the cities of Hawthorne, Lawndale and Gardena to the north; the Harbor Gateway neighborhood of Los Angeles to the east; the Palos Verdes Hills with the cities of Lomita, Rolling Hills Estates and Palos Verdes Estates on the south; and the Pacific Ocean and coastal cities of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Manhattan Beach to the west. Its population is 149,717. One of the largest landmarks in Torrance is the massive Del Amo Shopping Center, which serves as a shopping Mecca throughout the South Bay region. Few shopping malls in the country are as large as the Del Amo Shopping Center, on the corner of Carson Street and Hawthorne Boulevard. What the mall lacks in the innovative design and engineered “small-town” like appeal of the more recently-built shopping centers in Glendale and other cities, it makes up for in number of stores and dining choices. The competing Crossroads Shopping Center doesn’t come close in terms of scale. The Little Company of Mary Hospital, which is part of the Providence Health Care System, is in the western part of Torrance on Hawthorne Boulevard. To the south is Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Both hospitals are large employers of Torrance residents. Also in the southern area is Torrance Airport -- Zamperini Field. Few airports in California see more traffic than Zamperini Field does. A big surprise to Torrance outsiders – and perhaps many residents – is the Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve. It is a large, undisturbed, never-developed preserve that is allowed to change according to natural forces with no human interference, like the California Poppy Reserve is. Visitors are encouraged to take tours of the marsh, but expected to minimize their impact on the land. The interesting thing is that there some old oil drilling equipment on the land from the days when the region was subject to oil exploration.
Our office is a thirty-four minute drive from the Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve in Torrance. Workers who live and/or work in Torrance are invited to contact us in the event they have been terminated from their jobs if they have been told that their disability or pregnancy leave leave has expired, or if they have been subjected to sexual harassment by a coworker. We offer more than a dozen years of experience fighting for workers’ rights and will take the time to review your situation. Call us at (323) 857-5900, or click on http://www.kokozianlawfirm.com for more information of our practice and what we can do for you.