Update - Proposed Class C Airspace Designation Surrounding Long Beach Airport – Potential Impact On Rancho Palos Verdes Africanized Honey Bee Alert, For the last decade, we have heard the warnings that Africanized honey bees (AHBs), or so-called "killer bees," were headed north to the United States from South America. While Africanized honey bees arrived in Texas in 1991, it was not until late 1998 that they arrived in the South Bay. On December 8, 1998, a swarm of Africanized honey bees were found at a maintenance yard in the City of Lawndale. These bees pose a threat to humans and pets because they are much more aggressive and prone to attack in defense of their hives than the common European honey bee (EHBs), which are usually very docile. While the swarm found in Lawndale may have been an isolated colonization, it is important to be aware of the potential problems these bees can cause and to know what to do if they are encountered on the Peninsula Update - Proposed Class C Airspace Designation Surrounding Long Beach Airport – Potential Impact On Rancho Palos Verdes
Update - Proposed Class C Airspace Designation Surrounding Long Beach Airport – Potential Impact On Rancho Palos Verdes

TORRANCE AIRPORT COMMISSION - HELICOPTER COMITTEE

City Staff welcomes the public to attend the sub-committee meeting of the Torrance ("TOA") Airport Commission on December 2, 2010, beginning at 3:30PM, in the General Aviation Center Meeting Room, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance, California 90505. City Staff will attend to the meeting to answer questions regarding the City's request to eliminate the Crenshaw Helicopter Route. The letter to request the elimination of the Crenshaw Route cited:

"Helicopter traffic using the Crenshaw Route to the Pacific Ocean passes over the 1,400 acre City's Portuguese Bend Nature Preserve. Both the Crenshaw Canyon and Portuguese Bend Nature Preserve are deemed extreme fire hazard areas. Accordingly, the elimination of the Crenshaw Route would minimize the risk of a widespread fire disaster in the event of a crash."

Staff will continue to monitor the progress of the subcommittee regarding helicopter matter and the City's request. Staff has prepared a form letter (in Word) that residents, or any member of the public could use to express support for the elimination of the Crenshaw Route. Please send your support letters to Dennis McLean via email to dennism@rpv.com or City of Rancho Palos Verdes, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Staff will deliver the letters to the sub-committee at the meeting on December 2, 2010. Links to the meeting agenda, a map that shows the Crenshaw Route, the City's request letter and a form letter that the public could use to support the City's request can be found below for your convenience:

  • Click here for City Of Torrance Zamperini Field Helicopter Committee Agenda, December 3, 2010
  • Click here for Arrival and Departure Routes (including Crenshaw Route)
  • Click here for City's Request to eliminate TOA Helicopter Crenshaw Route letter, dated November 4, 2010
  • Click here for Public letter to Request to eliminate TOA Helicopter Crenshaw Route letter

For additional information, contact:
Dennis McLean
Director of Finance and Information Technology (Aircraft Noise and Airspace Liaison)
dennism@rpv.com
310-544-5212