David Mendez

Loewenstein’s focus on quality of life

Loewenstein’s focus on quality of life

by David Mendez Todd Loewenstein’s no stranger to infrastructure. The District 2 City Council candidate, campaigning to replace Bill Brand, served two terms, from 2005 to 2013, on the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education. He was on the board that constructed the Measure Q school bond, passed in 2012, which established $63 […]

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Eyes on Redondo: Anonymous Facebook attacks enter the electoral fray in Redondo Beach

Eyes on Redondo: Anonymous Facebook attacks enter the electoral fray in Redondo Beach

by David Mendez Martha Barbee was in shock. Her eyes were wide, her hands clenched, and her voice was shaking. Her worst fears, those she believed to be long buried, were resurfacing. The past months of campaign season in Redondo Beach had been trying for the sitting councilwoman and candidate who prizes civility and respect. […]

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South Bay officials join to combat homelessness

South Bay officials join to combat homelessness

by David Mendez Elected officials from around the South Bay joined County Supervisor Janice Hahn and representatives from area non-profits at Redondo Beach’s Veterans Park on Thursday, at a conference to promote an upcoming ballot measure aimed at providing county funding for homeless services. Measure H, which is on the March ballot, authorizes a one-quarter […]

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Montgomery’s ethics called into question by councilman

Montgomery’s ethics called into question by councilman

by David Mendez Manhattan Beach City Council candidate Richard Montgomery has come under fire after a Facebook posting by a sitting member of the City Council revealed a misdemeanor conviction and the loss of Montgomery’s appraisers license. On Jan. 27, Councilman Wayne Powell posted a collection of links leading to orders by California Department of […]

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Redondo Beach drawn back into Legado lawsuit

Redondo Beach drawn back into Legado lawsuit

by David Mendez The City of Redondo Beach and mixed-use developer Legado will meet again in court, following a motion by Councilman Bill Brand that discarded a settlement agreement between the two. Brand’s motion came at the end of a public hearing that was to determine the fate of a revised project put forth by […]

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The Souk stands for women at home and abroad

The Souk stands for women at home and abroad

by David Mendez Lenora and Adnen Marouani’s storefront makes no attempt to hide its progressive leanings. The front window of The Souk, 1201 Manhattan Avenue, lays it out in black and white. “I refuse to let a misogynistic, narcissistic, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, racist, racist, deceitful, reckless, egotistical, self-obsessed, inarticulate, insulting, unfit, bigoted megalomaniac represent my […]

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Council candidate Strutzenberg searches for middle ground in Redondo Beach

Council candidate Strutzenberg searches for middle ground in Redondo Beach

by David Mendez In a three-person race for Redondo Beach’s District 1 City Council seat, Rolf Strutzenberg is fighting from an unenviable third position. Unlike his opponents, Martha Barbee and Nils Nehrenheim, he has neither the benefit of being a sitting council member nor a lead activist. As such, he’s a man without a country, […]

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Redondo Beach City Council passes Waterfront lease framework

Redondo Beach City Council passes Waterfront lease framework

  by David Mendez The framework is in place for CenterCal’s Waterfront: Redondo Beach project to obtain its lease agreements with the City of Redondo Beach following a public hearing at Tuesday’s meeting of the Redondo Beach City Council. The Agreement for the Lease of Property and Infrastructure Financing, or ALPIF, between the City and […]

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Gran plans to shift Redondo’s focus northward

by David Mendez City Council candidate John Gran might be in trouble with his campaign manager. Gran has been hitting the streets of Redondo Beach’s District 4, the northside area that includes much of the Artesia Boulevard corridor, including the South Bay Galleria, for weeks now, knocking on doors and leaving informational material on his […]

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Royds focusing on Galleria, traffic and density in Redondo District 4

by David Mendez Suzy Royds knows all about knocking on doors. The longtime real estate professional has no qualms about talking to people. Politics, however, is a brand new ballgame for Royds, one she came into as she and her neighbors pushed against a plan to redevelop the South Bay Galleria into a mixed-use development […]

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Development drives Nehrenheim’s City Council cause

  by David Mendez In running for City Council, Nils Nehrenheim might actually be losing more power than he gains. It’s an interesting paradox for a person who has grown his political cache through working with and eventually becoming the face of Save the Riviera and Rescue Our Waterfront, two community organizations that have raised […]

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RBUSD solar savings total $1.7 million to date

RBUSD solar savings total $1.7 million to date

by David Mendez According to a report before the Redondo Beach Unified School District Board of Education, solar installations at 12 sites across the district have added up to a total cost savings of $1.59 million over two years. Johnbee Buencamino of PFMG Solar, the school district’s contractor for solar installation, presented the facts and […]

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Redondo Beach Women’s March draws 1,800 participants

Redondo Beach Women’s March draws 1,800 participants

by David Mendez More than 1,800 people converged Saturday morning at the Redondo Beach waterfront for “Women’s March Redondo Beach,” which organizers described as a stand against intolerance and injustice. The march, which lasted from 10 a..m. until about noon,  was pulled together in less than a week, according to organizer Jenniffer Moore. “I’m from […]

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Redondo Beach approves $9 million Fun Factory buyout

Redondo Beach approves $9 million Fun Factory buyout

by David Mendez The Redondo Fun Factory has a lease expiration date and the City of Redondo Beach now has control of their waterfront, clearing the path for a lease agreement with CenterCal Properties and its Waterfront: Redondo Beach revitalization plan. On a 3 to 2 vote Tuesday night, the Redondo Beach City Council agreed […]

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Woman’s body recovered in Hermosa Beach surfline

Woman’s body recovered in Hermosa Beach surfline

The body of a 71-year-old, white woman wearing a swimsuit washed ashore at 25th Street in Hermosa Beach at about noon Thursday. Hermosa Beach police officer George Brunn said the woman has been tentatively identified, but confirmation of her identity was needed before her name would be released.

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