The City of Redondo Beach phone system will be upgraded on Wednesday, Aug. 28 between 6 and 11 p.m. All city extensions will be out of service during the outage window. If you need to contact Police or Fire for a non-emergency issue, call (310) 379-5411.
The city’s 911dispatch center will not be affected by the service outage and will remain fully operational.
From Sept. 3, the Redondo Beach North Branch Library will be open on Tuesdays from 12 to 8 p.m. To celebrate the library’s expanded open hours, Redondo Beach residents can stop by for refreshments from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 3.
“The North Branch Library has been an integral part of the Redondo Beach community since 1949,” Mayor Steve Aspel said. “The new North Branch Library, which re-opened in 2010, is illustrative of the city’s commitment to both public library services and to the further development of the Artesia Corridor. We are pleased that we can now expand library hours to five days per week and welcome you to visit soon and often.”
The North Branch Library is located at 2000 Artesia Blvd.
A barbecue fundraiser will be held in honor of Rainy Reimer, a Redondo Beach four-year-old who needs a liver transplant. The event is planned for Saturday, Aug. 24 starting at 11 a.m. at the El Segundo Masonic Lodge located at 520 Main Street, El Segundo. Donations will go toward with her transplant-related expenses, which exceed $50,000.
The fundraiser will be held during El Segundo’s yearly car show, and live entertainment, food, and drinks will be provided. All attendee donations will be made directly to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in honor of Rainy. More information about the event can be obtained at the event website: http://bbq4rainy.org/.
The Redondo Beach Police Department Domestic Violence Victims Advocacy Program will be conducting interviews to fill positions for volunteers, who provide support for victims of domestic violence and their families. The program is seeking compassionate, positive people willing to do a 40 hour in-house training and to be on-call for a minimum of four 12-hour shifts a month. Volunteers must have a car, license and auto insurance, pass a background check, be healthy, and live within 10 minutes of Redondo Beach.
To apply, visit www.redondo.org and click on the employment application form under the “Working in Redondo” drop-down item. The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 15. For more information, contact program coordinator Ericka Gonzales at (310) 379-2477×2336 or email@example.com.