David Mendez

Redondo election roundup: Measure B’s failure spurs task force

Redondo election roundup: Measure B’s failure spurs task force

Meanwhile, District 3 runoff rivals Christian Anthony Horvath and Candace Allen Nafissi consider strategy Two weeks after what had the potential to be a literally landscape-changing election, little has changed cosmetically in Redondo Beach. The power plant’s future is still up in the air; citizens are still concerned about the state of waterfront development; and […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach council candidate Nafissi fired-up against B

Redondo Beach council candidate Nafissi fired-up against B

As Candace Allen-Nafissi arranged the routes of the 15 volunteers who were at her house, preparing to help her knock on the doors of her neighbors in Redondo Beach’s District 3, only one thing distracted her from the task at hand: Her three-year-old son’s voice, cutting across the house, yelling out to his father, or […]

 David Mendez

Marchese aims for District 3

Marchese aims for District 3

Sandy Marchese was just looking for a reason to get out of the house, she says. It was a low point in her life. Her husband had recently died of pancreatic cancer, closing a marriage that simply ended too short. She found herself looking through the South Bay Adult School class catalogue. She settled on […]

 David Mendez

Redondo council stays clear of Hermosa’s oil measure

Hermosa Beach councilmembers Nanette Barrigan and Hany Fangary urged the Redondo Beach City Council to express opposition to Hermosa Beach Measure O Tuesday night. The March 3 ballot measure would lift Hermosa’s ban on oil drilling. Over a dozen others, on both sides of the measure, also addressed the council, leading to an hour long […]

 David Mendez

Term limits, retirement, clear way for new leaders

Term limits, retirement, clear way for new leaders

Congressman Henry Waxman’s departure from Congress and Ted Lieu’s ascent were the double bill, marquee events in a year in which shifts in the national political landscape were reflected in the South Bay. But contrary to changes at the national level, the change here wasn’t an ideological one. Waxman has been among Congress’ most liberal […]

 Bob Pinzler

Ted Lieu is elected to Congress, continuing his meteoric political rise

Ted Lieu is elected to Congress, continuing his meteoric political rise

Ted Lieu, the son of an immigrant family who joined the military and went to Stanford, continues his American Dream by winning election to Congress.

 Alyssa Morin

Allen beats Fluke in CA D26 State Senate race

Ben Allen beat out Sandra Fluke in the State Senate race for California’s 26th District Tuesday night, according to returns from the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Allen finished with 60.78 percent of votes to Fluke’s 39.22 percent.

 Alyssa Morin

The Mayor – Richard Riordan visits Manhattan Beach to introduce his memoir

The Mayor – Richard Riordan visits Manhattan Beach to introduce his memoir

Richard “Dick” Riordan is a listener. It’s not the first character trait you’d expect from a man who has excelled in venture capitalism and politics. But the former Los Angeles mayor owes and attributes much of his success to the axiom, “Listen first, talk later.” Interviews are no exception. As soon as Riordan picked up […]

 Alyssa Morin

In the 26th Senate race, Allen and Fluke move on to General Election; Muratsuchi and Hadley head-to-head in Assembly race

At 3 a.m. Wednesday, the results of the fiercely close 26th state Senate race were nearly final: with 93.5 percent of the votes counted, Democrats Ben Allen and Sandra Fluke were poised to advance to the general election in November.

 Bev Morse

Calender 5/01/14-5/10/14

Thursday 1st POLITICS State of the City: The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau will be hosting the annual Hermosa Beach State of the City Address by Mayor Michael DiVirgilio at the Beach House Hotel,  1300 The Strand, Hermosa Beach.  5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. See hbchamber.net. BOOKS Book discussion […]

 Mark McDermott

Rep. Henry Waxman to leave Congress after 40 years

Rep. Henry Waxman to leave Congress after 40 years

Rep. Henry Waxman announced that he will not seek reelection after 40 years in Congress.

 Kevin Cody

South Redondo voters to choose new El Camino College Trustee

  Redondo Beach residents living south of 190th Street will vote Tuesday for the District 5 representative to the El Camino College board of Trustees. South Redondo’s 34,000 residents are a part of the reconstituted El Camino College District 5, which also includes South and West Torrance. The district has 104,607 residents and approximately 69,000 […]

 Special Contributor

Asad, Putin can’t stall, Congressman Waxman cautions

by Henry Waxman, 33rd Congressional District Representative President Obama’s remarks on Syria [two weeks ago Tuesday] made a compelling case for an American response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Syria’s use of chemical weapons is unacceptable. We have all seen the graphic images of this unfathomable tragedy and it is only human to feel […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar August 16 – 23

South Bay arts calendar August 16 – 23

Friday, August 16 Smells like chocolate The Torrance Theatre Company presents “Willy Wonka” at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Friday) and tomorrow in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets available by calling (310) 781-7171 or go to torrancetheatrecompany.com. “Xanadu,” the Broadway roller-skating musical comedy based on the film (and featuring ‘80s pop music), […]

 David Rosenfeld

Rolling Hills Estates agrees to mall office space

The City of Rolling Hills Estates reached agreement last month with the Promenade on the Peninsula mall for a 20-year agreement to lease up to 50,000 square feet of retail space to medical office and educational uses. The agreement requires mall owner Stoltz Management Company to pay the city $1 per square foot for office […]

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