The city of Torrance is 21 square miles (12,312 acres) situated halfway between Los Angeles and Orange Counties and bound by the Pacific Ocean on the west.  Torrance has 1.5 miles of lifeguard patrolled beach, bath house facilities and public parking.  It also has 550 miles of sidewalks. Incorporated in 1921, the population of Torrance is 148,965.  It is the eighth largest city in Los Angeles County and the 33rd largest city in California. The average rainfall is 12.55 inches per year and the city has 90,000 street trees. It is also home to the world famous Sleepy Hollow district, which puts on an array of Christmas lights that illuminate the city. Torrance Public Safety features 6 Fire Stations, 1 Police Station, 1 Police Substation & 3 Police Community Centers, 241 Sworn Police Employees, and 159 Sworn Fire Employees.In addition to this, there are 6 Public Libraries and 46 Parks & Recreation Amenities. The city of Torrance also celebrates the armed forces with an annual parade each year to recognize those who have fought for our country to ensure our freedom.