David Mendez

Anchors Away: Looking at the future of Redondo Beach’s South Bay Galleria

Anchors Away: Looking at the future of Redondo Beach’s South Bay Galleria

by David Mendez Walk-up traffic just isn’t what it used to be. The Kartounian family has run Tic Time Trends, in its various incarnations, for more than 20 years at Redondo Beach’s South Bay Galleria. “Back then, the mall was thriving. Other malls in the area — Del Amo, or Manhattan Village — just didn’t […]

 David Mendez

RBPD introduces bomb-vapor sniffing K9

by David Mendez Redondo Beach Police Chief Keith Kauffman and members of his department’s K9 unit visited the Redondo Beach School Board on Tuesday night, introducing board members to a team that includes a dog that’s among the first of its kind in the South Bay. “We’re building quite the K9 team here in the […]

 David Mendez

Keller plans to cool Redondo Beach classrooms

Keller plans to cool Redondo Beach classrooms

by David Mendez Madison Laster, the student representative to the Redondo Beach School Board, had no idea what she had touched upon at Tuesday night’s board meeting when she mentioned, offhand, that it had been a hot few days at Redondo Union High School. Soon after, Redondo Unified School District Superintendent Steven Keller took his […]

 David Mendez

E3 Vehicles splits the distance with electric carts

E3 Vehicles splits the distance with electric carts

by David Mendez Years ago, stay-at-home mom Amy Errett was at a crossroads. Gas prices were high, car payments were excessive and the trips she was taking weren’t worth having to pile into her family’s SUV. It wasn’t long before she began looking into buying a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, a souped-up golf cart, to handle […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach to establish drone ordinance

Redondo Beach to establish drone ordinance

  by David Mendez Airborne drones were the topic of the night at the Sept. 20 meeting of the Redondo Beach City Council, as council, staff and the Redondo Beach Police Chief discussed privacy, city policy, and potential police uses for unmanned aircraft. At discussion’s end, the City Attorney’s office was directed to bring back […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach, BCHD look to make Prospect Ave. safer

Redondo Beach, BCHD look to make Prospect Ave. safer

Weekday afternoon traffic on Prospect Avenue. Though figures can vary by day, Prospect serves between 7,600 and 18,200 vehicles daily. Photo by David Mendez by David Mendez Long considered one of the city’s main arterial roadways, residents and city staff are taking a tighter look at Prospect Avenue with the aim of making the street […]

 David Mendez

October opening set for long-delayed Shade Redondo Beach hotel

October opening set for long-delayed Shade Redondo Beach hotel

  by David Mendez Mike Zislis might just be having his best day at Shade Redondo in a long, long time. He just finished his final walkthrough with the Redondo Beach Planning Department; he’s just days away from pouring his new hotel’s last two truckloads of concrete; and his hotel’s opening day is now just […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach politics: The ethics of Bill Brand’s recusal

Redondo Beach politics: The ethics of Bill Brand’s recusal

by David Mendez In early September, when he announced his 2017 candidacy for Mayor, District 2 Councilman Bill Brand took a stand: When the Redondo Beach City Council meets to rule on an appeal made against CenterCal Properties’s Waterfront redevelopment project, he will recuse himself from the vote and the discussion. “I’ve already made up […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach’s Beyond The Shore Paddlefest tries for world record

Redondo Beach’s Beyond The Shore Paddlefest tries for world record

By Caterina Hyneman Back for its fourth year, Beyond the Shore Paddlefest is taking to the Redondo Beach water on September 18 in hopes educating the community on how to protect the ocean while attempting for the fourth time to break the Guinness World Record for the largest stand up paddleboard yoga class. In order […]

 Judy Rae

Beach brew – Meeting of the Guild at Naja’s Place

Beach brew – Meeting of the Guild at Naja’s Place

Beach brew Meeting of the Guild at Naja’s Place by Ed Solt Photos by Brad Jacobson Though commonly known as the “Battle of the Guild,” the Meeting of the Guild is the climax of LA Beer Week, a week long celebration of local craft beer. #LABW8 is put on by the Los Angeles Brewers Guild. […]

 David Mendez

About Town in Redondo Beach: Second Sunday Sweeps

About Town Second Sunday Sweeps Keep the Esplanade Beautiful will gather for its Second Sunday Sweeps meet-up and clean-up on Sunday, Sept. 11, beginning at 9 a.m. in front of Sacks on the Beach, 1611 S. Catalina Ave. Second Sunday Sweeps is a community clean-up event with the aim of removing the trash that accumulates […]

 David Mendez

Bill Brand announces candidacy for mayor, Waterfront vote recusal

by David Mendez Outgoing City Councilman Bill Brand has declared his candidacy for Mayor of Redondo Beach, challenging incumbent mayor and frequent policy opponent Steve Aspel. In the process, Brand announced that he will also recuse himself from voting on an appeal of the CenterCal waterfront redevelopment project when it comes before the Redondo Beach […]

 Kevin Cody

El Camino College’s new president Dena Maloney encourages business partnerships

El Camino College’s new president Dena Maloney encourages business partnerships

This past February, Dena Maloney was named the sixth president in El Camino college’s six decade history and its first female president. Maloney keeps a copy of the 1947 Warrior yearbook in her office for reasons other than the obvious fondness for her father, a member of the College’s inaugural class. The yearbook is a reminder of El Camino’s future.

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach’s Artesia name change moves forward

Redondo Beach’s Artesia name change moves forward

by David Mendez Artesia Boulevard may fall by the wayside in Redondo Beach as the city attempts to reclaim a piece of its own history. The Redondo Beach City Council Tuesday night moved forward in its attempts to revive the Redondo Beach Boulevard name for, at most, a 2.2 mile stretch of Artesia Boulevard, reclaiming […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Harbor Commission OKs Waterfront EIR

Redondo Beach Harbor Commission OKs Waterfront EIR

by David Mendez The CenterCal-designed Waterfront: Redondo Beach project has cleared its first hurdle toward construction, though opponents are already preparing an appeal to slow its progress towards final approval. After seven hours of discussion Monday night, the Redondo Beach Harbor Commission approved the Environmental Impact Report and Conditional Use Permit for the Waterfront project […]

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