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TORRANCE TRIBUNE November 22, 2012 Page 3 Business Briefs Calendar SIGN*A*RAMA Now opeN beneficiaries of TEF’s grant programs are the Sunday, november 25 information call (310) 618-2326. foR BuSINeSS students of Torrance schools by virtue of the • Downtown Torrance Antique Street • Calle Mayor Middle School Winter SIGN*A*RAMA South Bay hosted its enriched curriculum and improved quality of Faire, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., 1317 Sartori Ave. For Concert, 7 p.m., James Armstrong Theatre, festive grand opening in its office and instruction that are the consistent products of more information call (310) 328-6107. 3330 Civic Center Drive. Call the Theatre professional growth opportunities for teachers. ThurSday, november 29 Box Office at (310) 781-7171. The Torrance Education Foundation hopes • Torrance Rose Float Association ongoing to increase funds raised in previous years “Restaurants for Roses” fundraiser, 11 a.m.-9 • Downtown Torrance Market Place, every and is actively reaching out to the Torrance p.m., Veggie Grill Restaurant, 2533 Pacific Thursday, 3-7 p.m. For more information call parents, friends and business community to Coast Hwy. For more information call (310) (310) 787-7501 or (310) 328-6107. ask for support and donations. Please visit 618-2930. • The Salvation Army Torrance Corps www.torranceeducationfoundation.org to find Friday, november 30 needs volunteers for Angel Tree Program, out how you can volunteer or donate during • A Christmas Carol, 8- 10 p.m., Torrance bell-ringers, Adopt-A-Family Program and Membership Month. Theatre Company, 1316 Cabrillo Ave. For Can Food Drive. For more information TuSd NoTICe To fIll BoARd of more information call (424) 243-6882. contact Angela Ohl at (310) 370-4515. eduCATIoN vACANCy Sunday, december 2 • Diabetes Support Group meets the The Torrance Unified School District Board • South Bay Children’s Choir’s Songs of second and fourth Tues. of the month, 7-8:30 of Education took action at its meeting of Snow and Caroling, 4 p.m., El Camino College, p.m., Torrance Memorial Health Conference Nov. 13 to fill the unexpired term of Board Marsee Auditorium, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. Center, Rm 1. For more information call adjoining parking lot on October 24th. The member Albert Y. Muratsuchi, Esq., whose For ticket information call (310) 329-5345. (310) 370-3228. formal ribbon-cutting was celebrated by resignation is effective on Friday, Nov. 30 TueSday, december 4 • Caregivers Support Group meets every employees, city dignitaries, members of the by appointment. The term of office is from • Artful Days: Picasso: His Women, Tues., 6:30-8:00 p.m., Torrance Memorial Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and appointment on Dec. 10 until the last Friday His Art, 12:10-1 p.m., George Nakano Conference Center, Rm 5. For more community.  SIGN*A*RAMA specializes in in November 2013. All applicants must be Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive. For more information call (310) 517-4666. • quality signs for personal and business needs residents and registered voters within the and is located at 1820 S. Carson Street in City of Torrance. Application packets may the city of Torrance, (310) 935-4343, www. be obtained from the Superintendent’s Office Correction signarama-southbay.com. at the District Office Monday through Friday ANNuAl TRee-lIGhTING from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or be downloaded In the last issue, the calendar incorrectly listed Torrance Memorial Home Health CeReMoNy oN Nov. 26 AT 5 p.M. online at www.tusd.org. Applications are and Hospice’s 16th Annual “Light up a Life” tree lighting ceremony and fundraiser The Torrance Marriott South Bay will ring now available and must be returned by 5 as scheduled for November 20. The event happened on November 11. • in the  season with its annual tree-lighting p.m. on Friday, November 30. Appointment ceremony on Monday, November 26th at 5 will be made at a regular public meeting p.m. The tree-lighting ceremony is completely on Monday, December 10th at 7:30 p.m. free of charge and open to anyone to attend.  or as soon thereafter as business permits. Complimentary parking is available for all and For more information please contact the warm complimentary holiday beverages will Superintendent’s office at 310-972-6001 or be served.  As part of these festivities, the by email at kgebhard@tusd.org. Torrance Marriott South Bay has partnered ANNuAl holIdAy feSTIvAl with the Torrance fire and police departments wINTeR woNdeRlANd ARRIveS for their annual Toys For Tots drive and is Sun., Dec. 2, Torrance Memorial Medical asking attendees to bring a new, unwrapped Center presents the 29th annual Holiday toy if they are able. Mayor Frank Scotto, as Festival, featuring decorated trees and a well as City Council representatives will be holiday celebration that includes a food on hand for the tree-lighting ceremony which court and musical entertainment. The event will take place in the hotel’s new Serenity is located at Torrance Memorial Medical Gardens.  The Rivera Elementary School choir Center, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. Holiday (featuring approximately 150 children) will Festival Hours are: also be in attendance to serenade celebrants Tues., Nov. 27, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Boutique with holiday carols. Shopping ToRRANCe CITy CouNCIl Wed., Nov. 28, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. – “Senior pReSeNTS pRoClAMATIoN Day #1” – Free admission to seniors and the To eduCATIoN fouNdATIoN physically challenged from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. November is officially Membership Month Thurs., Nov. 29, 4 – 9 p.m. – “Senior Day for the Torrance Education Foundation (TEF) #2” – Free admission to seniors and the and at last week’s City Council meeting the physically challenged from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. City’s leaders asked for the support of the entire Thurs., Nov. 29 – “Non-Profit/ Community community. The Foundation is working hard Service Group Evening 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to increase community awareness and brand Fri., Nov. 30 – Closed to the Public El Segundo Herald* recognition city-wide by reaching out to entire Sat., Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Manhattan Beach Sun to be hung at each school site. The ultimate For information call, 310-517-4606. • Hawthorne Press Tribune*Sun., Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. city through letters, emails, and new banners Inglewood News* Carmelita Jeter from front page Lawndale News* Torrance Tribune no matter what happened with her running didn’t give up. I got focused and tried harder. career she would be prepared for the future. I put my mind, my heart and my soul into EL SEGUNDO OFFICE •312 E. Imperial Ave • El Segundo • CA • 90245 “It was important for me to get that degree training and made my first Olympic team.” Phone: (310) 322-1830 • Fax: (310) 322-2787 • www.heraldpublications.com because no matter what happened to me, I’d Jeter told her audience that the secret to being *Our papers are legally recognized and adjudicated newspapers of general circulation still have my education,” said Jeter. successful whether in sports or in anything Herald Publications Board Members Graphic Artists While her career is now part of the record else in life is to constantly practice. “To be Chairman and Vice President: Richard Van Vranken Mike Gonzales books, it wasn’t always obvious that Jeter one of the best in the world, to be the best CEO and President: Heidi Maerker Matt Lopez would be an Olympic star. She first attempted at anything, you have to train hard,” she said. Director-at-Large: John Van Hook Contributing Writers to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team in 2004, “If you want to be good in basketball, you Herald Publications Staff Gerry Chong, TerriAnn Ferren, but was unsuccessful. However with the have to keep practicing your shots. If you Editor-in-Chief: Heidi Maerker, ext. 28 Dylan Little, Greg McMullin, support of her coach, she stuck with the sport. want to get good at chess, you have to keep Editorial: Noraly Hernandez, ext. 25 Brian Simon, Joe Snyder,Duane Plank, Adam Serrao,Denise Armas, ext. 24Accounting: “In 2004 when I didn’t make the team, I thinking of ways to defeat your opponents.” Legal Notices: Noraly Hernandez, ext. 25 Cristian Vasquez felt like I wasn’t good enough to be pro,” said After telling her story, Jeter took some People Items, Subscriptions: Martha Prieto, ext. 21 Jeter. “My coach said, ‘You have so much questions from the children in the audience. Photographer: Shelly Kemp talent, you cannot give up.’ So I thought I One person asked how she handles feeling Torrance: Charlene Nishimura, ext.23, advertising@heraldpublications.comDisplay Advertising Sales: couldn’t give up until I tried one more time nervous on race day. Jeter said she uses her Real Estate: graphics@heraldpublications.com and that time I landed a contract with Nike nervous energy to help her run. “It’s okay to Display Ads: marketing@heraldpublications.com that I still have today. Whenever you feel be nervous,” said Jeter. “I ran some of my Important Emails defeated, when you feel tired like you can’t best races when I was nervous. I just went try anymore, you have to try one more time.” out there and ran. I ran away from what was editorial@heraldpublications.com For announcements (weddings, engagements, obituaries, calendar), “Letters to the Editor” and subscriptions Her second attempt to make the U.S. team making me nervous.” was also dashed. Jeter said that she stopped The children were also curious if Jeter would legal Notices@heraldpublications.com focusing as intently on her training. But after be back for the next Summer Olympics, to For publication of legal notices other than DBAs this eye-opening showing, she rededicated which Jeter responded that she would return classifieds@heraldpublications.com herself and at the next trial in 2012 she made for one more Olympic Games before retiring. For classified ads and Fictitious Business Name (DBAs) publications the team and would go on to earn three medals. “Am I going to run the Olympics again?” pressrelease@heraldpublications.com “In 2008, I didn’t train as hard. I got lazy and said Jeter. “Yes, I will. I’ll be at the 2016 For press releases and submissions for consideration I didn’t make the team,” said Jeter. “But I Olympics in Rio. Then I’ll retire.” •


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