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Torrance is a city in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County, in Southern California. It is home to the US Toyota headquarters and an Exxon Mobil Refinery.

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  1. American action star Chuck Norris went to High School at North Torrance High.
  2. Del Amo Mall in Torrance predates the Mall of America, and, at two million square feet, was the biggest mall in America for many years.
  3. Actor and director Quentin Tarantino once called Torrance home.
  4. Torrance was named after real estate developer Jared Sidney Torrance.
  5. The Armed Forces Day Parade in Torrance, which began in 1960, is the longest running military parade sponsored by a city.

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