Randy Angel

Lifeguard Ed Nelson’s legacy rolls on at Adams Middle School

Lifeguard Ed Nelson’s legacy rolls on at Adams Middle School

by Randy Angel When 76-year-old Ed Nelson passed away last August after competing in the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, the South Bay lost an icon of the community. Nelson was the patriarch of a lifeguard family, becoming a lifeguard in 1960 and manning a lifeguard tower until the summer of 2013. After his passing, Nelson’s […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach’s new blue blood

Redondo Beach’s new blue blood

by David Mendez Every weekend, Keith Kauffman hits the same coffee shop with his teenage kids, getting the same order: black coffee, no room for cream. At this point, they ask for his confirmation as a matter of courtesy. Everybody at the shop knows him and knows what he drinks. “I go there all the […]

 David Mendez

Campaign finance reform dominates Redondo Beach City Council discussion

Campaign finance reform dominates Redondo Beach City Council discussion

by David Mendez Tempers flared on the Redondo Beach City Council dais as council members dove into campaign finance concerns at Tuesday night’s meeting. The discussion was prompted by a referral to staff from District 4 Councilman Steve Sammarco at the Jan. 19 City Council meeting. Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel said that he had […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel announces 2017 candidacy

Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel announces 2017 candidacy

Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel, seen here at the 2015 State of the City address, has announced his candidacy for re-election in 2017. Photo by David Mendez by David Mendez Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel was tired. He won the highest elected position in the city in 2013 after two terms on the City Council […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Police Chief cautions ‘safe’ self-defense

Redondo Beach Police Chief cautions ‘safe’ self-defense

by David Mendez It was about 2:30 a.m. last Tuesday, Jan. 19, when police responded to a shooting on an otherwise calm street in North Redondo Beach. The incident, neighbors said, was surprisingly quiet — most residents of Nelson Avenue’s 2000 block had little idea of the circumstances that brought the flashing lights of Redondo […]

 Brad Jacobson

As Seen Across The South Bay Episode 1

As Seen Across The South Bay Episode 1

A new series by Civic Couch shares scenes across the South Bay, including Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo and Torrance. There is always something scenic in the South Bay, and Civic Couch these scenes via videographer Brad Jacobson’s lenses.

 David Mendez

Pedestrian killed in Redondo Beach motorcycle collision

Pedestrian killed in Redondo Beach motorcycle collision

A pedestrian was killed in a collision with a motorcyclist Thursday morning, according to Redondo Beach Police. Around 4:55 a.m. on Jan. 28, police were alerted to the 600 block of Torrance Boulevard, where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a motorcyclist. Though the cause of the accident is still under investigation, police say that […]

 David Mendez

L.A. Rams to spike South Bay real estate market

L.A. Rams to spike South Bay real estate market

by David Mendez By the time the National Football League collection of owners made its decision, allowing the St. Louis Rams to move back to Los Angeles, Shorewood Realtors real estate agent Ed Kaminsky was already coiled and ready to strike. “I had been anticipating it for a while,” he said, building relationships as a […]

 David Mendez

Development opponents call on Redondo Beach commissioner with PR ties to resign

  by David Mendez Those in attendance at Redondo Beach’s city-sponsored Waterfront project public meetings very likely saw Marc Mitchell, even if they had no idea who he was. A former professional football player and born-and-bred Iowan, Mitchell is no small man, making him quite visible despite his preferred post near the rear of each of […]

 David Mendez

Burglary suspect shot by resident in Redondo Beach

Burglary suspect shot by resident in Redondo Beach

by David Mendez A suspected burglar was shot in Redondo Beach yesterday morning after being caught, mid-theft, by the resident of the home. According to Redondo Beach Police Lt. Todd Heywood, at 2:50 a.m. officers reported to the 2000 block of Nelson Ave., responding to a shots-fired call. There they found Redondo Beach resident Laurencia […]

 David Mendez

Kensington passes Redondo Beach Council; public vote to come

Kensington passes Redondo Beach Council; public vote to come

  by David Mendez The Redondo Beach Unified School District cleared another roadblock for the redevelopment of the former Patterson Elementary School, located at 320 Knob Hill, into an assisted-living facility. On Tuesday night, the Redondo Beach City Council voted unanimously to certify the Kensington project’s Environmental Impact Report and make amendments to the city’s […]

 David Mendez

Draft EIR meetings bring out Waterfront critics

by David Mendez For a few hours Saturday morning, Pat Aust’s hands were full with public complaints for the first time in months. Wearing an aqua blue sticker indicating his support for CenterCal’s proposed Waterfront project, Aust stood in the lobby outside of Jan. 9’s city-sponsored Draft Environmental Impact Report public forum, fielding compliments and […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Union receives bomb threat, determined hoax

Redondo Union receives bomb threat, determined hoax

  by David Mendez Redondo Union High School was threatened with what was ultimately a bomb hoax on Friday morning, according to a release by the Redondo Beach Police Department. At 9:41 a.m., a call came across RBPD’s front desk, non-emergency line. What played was a recorded message, offering a non-specific threat of a bomb on the […]

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Fun Factory owner retains leasehold in middle of waterfront development

Redondo Fun Factory  owner retains leasehold in middle of waterfront development

Redondo Fun Factory arcade owner Steve Shoemaker believes the city wants to terminate his pier lease early to make way for a proposed waterfront development. City officials say they are prepared to wait for the lease to expire in 12 years.

 Kevin Cody

Boat sinks in King Harbor Marina, refloated by LA County Lifeguards

Boat sinks in King Harbor Marina, refloated by LA County Lifeguards

Rolling Hills resident John Balk had stopped in at the King Harbor Marina office to get his dock key remagnetized Saturday morning when office coordinator Staci Gabrielli offered him her condolences.
“I’m so sorry about your boat,” she said. “What’s wrong with my boat?” Bald asked. “It sunk,” Gabrielli said.

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