David Mendez

Council resolution sends Redondo’s Measure C to Coastal Commission

Council resolution sends Redondo’s Measure C to Coastal Commission

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council has passed a resolution to send the language of Measure C to the California Coastal Commission, ending a months-long quagmire of bureaucracy spiked by vocal complaints by the measure’s supporters. Redondo Beach’s outside legal counsel, John Wellner, noted that this has been an issue since April 11, […]

 David Mendez

Brand to ‘balance’ Redondo Beach commissions, plan to curb ‘favor trading’ on hold

Brand to ‘balance’ Redondo Beach commissions, plan to curb ‘favor trading’ on hold

by David Mendez In years past, Bill Brand has argued that Redondo Beach’s system of City Commission appointments is set up to stack commissions with members in line with the mayor’s political interests. However, a move by Brand to fill existing vacancies on City commissions at Tuesday’s City Council meeting signaled that the appointment of […]

 Judy Rae

City of Redondo Beach – Notice of Public Hearing

 Judy Rae

City of Redondo Beach – Applicants Sought for Commission Openings

 Judy Rae

City of Redondo Beach – Notice of Public Hearing

 David Mendez

Redondo Unified’s cooling plan expected to cost $6.5m

Redondo Unified’s cooling plan expected to cost $6.5m

“We’re at a point where, if we’re going to do something this summer…we have to make commitments with a potential vendor,” Superintendent Steven Keller reported to his board on Tuesday.

by David Mendez Classroom cooling issues came to the fore during the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, as board members cautiously approach a plan to roll out air-conditioning throughout district schools. “We’re at a point where, if we’re going to do something this summer…we have to make commitments with […]

 Teri Marin

Redondo Beach About town

False alert triggers Coast Guard search north of King Harbor   The United States Coast Guard has called off a search for the possible downed plane in the area north of King Harbor, believe that they may have had a false alert. According to USCG Petty Officer Andrea Anderson, a signal from an emergency beacon […]

 David Mendez

Nehrenheim wins in Redondo Beach, balances council

Nehrenheim wins in Redondo Beach, balances council

by David Mendez After a Tuesday night landslide, Nils Nehrenheim appears to be all but a lock for the District 1 City Council seat, beating incumbent appointee Martha Barbee. “The numbers are overwhelming; it’s an absolute mandate at this point in time,” Nehrenheim said at his election night party, in District 2’s Samba Brazilian Grill. […]

 Judy Rae

Summer Calendar 2017 – Kids camps

Summer Calendar 2017 – Kids camps

    Hermosa Beach Kids Camp Hermosa Valley Park June 26 through August 25 Children ages 6 to 13 participate in sports, drama, cooperative games, crafts, beach activities and off-site excursions, encouraging social, physical and creative development. Nine weeks of camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.with an option of extended “After Camp” until 6 […]

 David Mendez

A highway tragedy: A 13-year-old girl is killed on PCH, and Redondo Beach responds with an outpouring of love

A highway tragedy: A 13-year-old girl is killed on PCH, and Redondo Beach responds with an outpouring of love

A 13-year-old girl is killed on PCH, and Redondo Beach responds with an outpouring of love

by David Mendez At approximately 4:40 p.m. last Friday, 13-year-old Ciara Smith rolled her bicycle down a sidewalk curb cut, following a friend, as the two appeared ready to head south across Knob Hill Avenue at Pacific Coast Highway. For reasons unclear, her bike pulled her into the right-most travel lane of southbound PCH, and […]

 David Mendez

About Town in Redondo Beach: City Attorney takes leave, BCHD Board member steps down

City Attorney takes medical leave Michael Webb will be taking a six-month medical leave of absence, city staff announced at the beginning of the May 2 Redondo Beach City Council meeting. The announcement was made as part of a Red Folder item, which are emergency agenda items introduced after the Brown Act-mandated required posting of […]

 Teri Marin

Tempers flare over Measure C status at Redondo Beach City Council

Tempers flare over Measure C status at Redondo Beach City Council

Hearing set to send Measure C to Coastal Commission

  by David Mendez Frustration bubbled up during Tuesday’s meeting of the Redondo Beach City Council, as Measure C, which passed by a 57-to-43 percent vote on March 7, dominated once again. Measure C, also known as the King Harbor CARE Act, was written by activists to halt the development of CenterCal’s multimillion dollar Waterfront: […]

 David Mendez

Young girl killed on bicycle on PCH in Redondo Beach

Young girl killed on bicycle on PCH in Redondo Beach

by David Mendez A young girl was killed in a traffic collision with a bus this afternoon in Redondo Beach.Police were called out to the scene of the fatal collision around 4:40 p.m.  According to Redondo Beach Police Lieutenant Shawn Freeman, police believe that an LA Metro bus headed southbound in Pacific Coast Highway had […]

 Teri Marin

Ignited lights up Springfest

Ignited lights up Springfest

by David Mendez About halfway through Ignited’s 90 minute set at Redondo Beach’s annual Springfest fair, baritone saxophonist Hunter Cross beams. He and tenor saxophonist Matthew Nelson are off to the side resting their chops among friends, while Jesse Eads, on bass, Max Huggins, on guitar and keyboard, and Matthew Lucas, on drums and vocals, […]

 Kevin Cody

‘Sleepy Eyed Dave’ Letchworth was a seminal figure in South Bay dining

‘Sleepy Eyed Dave’ Letchworth was a seminal figure in South Bay dining

David “Sleepy Eyed Dave” Letchworth, a central figure in the South Bay bar and restaurant business, dating back to the Pier 52 and Schlumpfelder’s bars he owned in downtown Hermosa Beach in the early 1970s, passed away March 7, at age 78. His memorial service is Sunday, May 7 at his former Poncho and Wong’s restaurant in King Harbor.

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