Judi Gerber is the author of Farming in Torrance in the South Bay and the blog LA Farm Girl. The area was once an agricultural center. Lomita grew celery, Gardena berries and Palos Verdes had an abundance of garbanzo beans.
Ishibashi Farmstand, 1990
Torrance, 1931 (from the Cal State Dominguez Special Collections)
Verburg Dairy in Torrance, 1947
Music break: Eddie's Rubber Band by Eddie Bo