David Mendez

Redondo Beach Council places King Harbor CARE Act on ballot

  by David Mendez Though the King Harbor CARE Act never seemed to be in danger of missing placement on the March 2017 municipal ballot, its proponents and opponents could not help but squabble during a discussion of its merits before the Redondo Beach City Council. Following a lengthy public hearing over the Mole B […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach’s proposed boat ramp design upheld

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council ended its second King Harbor-related appeal in as many months much as it did the first. Development activist Jim Light’s appeal against the Harbor Commission’s decision to entitle the construction and design of a boat launch facility on Mole B was denied, clearing the path for the […]

 Kevin Cody

Santa Claus tours Redondo Beach with police and fire escort

Santa Claus tours Redondo Beach with police and fire escort

Redondo Beach police and fire will escort Santa and his Elves through town for visits with local children each evening, starting Monday, November 28.

 Ryan McDonald

Suspect leads Redondo Beach police on pursuit, crashes motorcycle in Hermosa Beach

Suspect leads Redondo Beach police on pursuit, crashes motorcycle in Hermosa Beach

An intoxicated man on a motorcycle led Redondo Beach police officers on a brief pursuit Friday night, before crashing the bike in South Hermosa, police said. The pursuit began about 7:30 p.m. when Redondo officers were summoned to a dispute in the 700 block of North Juanita Ave., said RBPD Lt. Fabian Saucedo. The nature […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Girl Scouts install Little Free Library

  by David Mendez On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 20 beaming, screaming Girl Scouts unveiled their newest point of pride: A Little Free Library, built as part of a service project celebrating reusing and recycling resources. The scouts and families of Troop 5615 installed their library in front of Beryl Heights Elementary School, 920 Beryl St., […]

 David Mendez

Seas and desist: Halting the planned redevelopment of Redondo Beach’s waterfront

  by David Mendez Despite 15 years of fighting, Jim Light isn’t tired. He’s frustrated. For more than a decade, Light has clashed with the City of Redondo Beach and its leaders’ plans to redevelop the Redondo Beach waterfront area, including King Harbor, the International Boardwalk and the Redondo Pier. In that time, Light has […]

 David Mendez

Kenley Jansen honored by Redondo Beach City Council

by David Mendez Kenley Jansen, a star relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Redondo Beach resident received the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award on Oct. 29, capping off a stellar season with one of baseball’s top pitching honors. At the last week’s meeting of the Redondo Beach City Council, […]

 Richard Foss

Beach Dining – HT Grill

A change of courses HT Grill unveils a new menu that challenges expectations. by Richard Foss I have been told by people who are experts in such things that the pattern of taste buds on your tongue is as individual as your fingerprints or retinal pattern. Along with the chemistry of your saliva, this affects […]

 David Mendez

Riding for research: Cyclist Ian Andersen follows 17,500 mile path

Riding for research: Cyclist Ian Andersen follows 17,500 mile path

by David Mendez Three years and two months ago, Ian Andersen was studying abroad in Spain when he received dire news. His longtime friend, Natalie Fung, had been injured in a car crash in Las Vegas, struck by a drunk driver. “She was in a taxi, stopped at an intersection, and a drunk driver in […]

 Richard Foss

Shade Hotel Redondo opens

Shade Hotel Redondo opens

by Richard Foss It was over a year behind schedule, but Shade Hotel in Redondo is finally fully open. All of the guest rooms are complete (and as the management was happy to note on a recent evening, fully booked), and the restaurant and bar are transitioning from preliminary menus to more challenging fare. It’s […]

 Mark McDermott

Veterans honored, meaning of their service pondered at Redondo Beach ceremony in election aftermath

Veterans honored, meaning  of their service pondered at Redondo Beach ceremony in election aftermath

by Mark McDermott Veteran’s Day was felt with particular depth last Friday at a ceremony in Veteran’s Park at which a young wounded warrior was given an American flag and a trio of elected officials spoke about the meaning of our soldiers’ service. Marine Corporal Jonathan Francis Carnes, 26, lost his lower right leg to […]

 Mark McDermott

Public funding of Redondo Beach Visitor’s Bureau funds comes under scrutiny

Public funding of Redondo Beach Visitor’s Bureau funds comes under scrutiny

by Mark McDermott The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau and the more than $600,000 in annual funding it receives from the City of Redondo Beach came under intense fire Tuesday night as the City Council reexamined its contract with the Chamber. But every major hotelier in the city and several small business […]

 Brad Jacobson

Getting Hands On At The Sea Lab in Redondo Beach

Getting Hands On At The Sea Lab in Redondo Beach

We sat down with Sea Lab director Marie Madrigal to discuss the Sea Lab in Redondo Beach. Since 1997, the LA Conservation Corps has operated and managed the SEA Lab, a hands-on science center dedicated to marine conservation and education programs, located in Redondo Beach. Each year, SEA Lab staff, Corpsmembers and volunteers educate school […]

 Judy Rae

Beach health – “Pints for Prostates” a needed buzz kill

Beach health – “Pints for Prostates”  a needed buzz kill

“Pints for Prostates” was like the Comedy Channel hit “Drunk History,”

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach sets marijuana moratorium as Prop. 64 passes

“[Proposition 64] brings a lot of complications that cities are not equipped to consider at this time,” said councilman Christian Horvath. File photo.   by David Mendez On Tuesday night, the Redondo Beach City Council moved to enact an urgency ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on marijuana uses ahead of Proposition 64, which legalized the […]

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