King Tides, the highest astronomical tides of the year, pounded Redondo Beach with high tides reaching well over 7ft. Along with the high tides, gusty onshore winds also blew through Redondo Beach. Civic Couch went to the pier to document the conditions. Music by Opus One
by David Mendez The Redondo Union High School Sea Hawk Marching Band and Dance Guard was named among California’s top high school marching band on Saturday in the Southern California Judging Association State Championship at Huntington Beach High School. Their victory draws one to wonder: Who leads the victory parade for a championship-winning marching band? […]
by David Mendez Legado Redondo is no more…for now. On Thursday night, the Redondo Beach Planning Commission voted to deny a conditional use permit for the Legado Companies’ mixed-use development at the corner of Palos Verdes Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, which would have included 149 apartment units and 37,000 square foot of commercial development. […]
by David Mendez Less than a week before his company’s long-disputed Legado Redondo project comes before Redondo Beach’s Planning Commission once again, Legado Companies CEO Edward Czuker had the air of a weary man about him. “We’ve been fighting an uphill battle for an extended period of years,” he said of his company’s efforts […]
Civic Couch captured “Friday Night Lights” in Redondo Beach for the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Western Division playoffs. Redondo High School hosted West Torrance and won 35-28 to advance and face Oxnard in the quarterfinals. Redondo rallied from a 14-point deficit, using a strong running attack and physical defense to defeat visiting West […]
by David Mendez The City of Redondo Beach released what staff has called its most complex, comprehensive study in the city’s history, as the Draft Environmental Impact Report for The Waterfront project was made available for public review at last night’s City Council meeting. Massively thick, 6,500 page binders, costing more than $500 to print […]
CenterCal, developers of The Waterfront project in Redondo Beach, has released a high-definition video they’re calling a “virtual tour.” Their video details the history of Redondo Beach’s waterfront area, saying that, at one point, it was “Southern California’s premier beach destination.” The video also features a series of interviews with stakeholders and shop-owners from around […]
by David Mendez Chris Paludi seems incredibly tense. Every movement the 17-year-old makes while sitting in the plush chairs of Catalina Coffee Company, from leaning forward to taking a drink from his Nalgene water bottle, seems to take a great deal of conscious effort. “Yeah…I’m pretty high strung,” he said. Paludi is a senior at […]
Redondo Beach has five sites listed on the National Registry of Historic Places within the city limits. The Woman’s Club of Redondo Beach is asking the community to help them rehabilitate one of those sites: the organization’s home at 400 S. Broadway. The 93-year-old building at the corner of Broadway and Pearl Street has been […]
A movement is growing along the Esplanade, South Redondo Beach’s oceanside street, and it’s being ushered in with blue shirts. The members of a Facebook group known as “Keep the Esplanade Beautiful” have banded together over the course of the last three years to maintain the beauty of a much-appreciated street in a desirable […]
View some of the sights around the South Bay beaches during late October. Locations include El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.
A young woman dancing at sunset Saturday evening on the upper deck of Das Boot in King Harbor captures the attention of a Blue Heron on the upper deck of a neighboring power boat.
The City of Redondo Beach has announced that it has hired a new Public Works Director. Ted Semann was named the city’s newest department head in a release issued by City Manager Joe Hoefgen on Oct. 23. Seamaan was the top pick from a field of 70 applicants. “Ted stood out among the group having […]
Redondo Beach Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Steven Keller was in the middle of his presentation at Redondo Beach’s State of Education event when, as he thanked the many players who made the night possible, he pointed out a man who is often in the background. “Thanks to Ricardo Gallegos, who is both my left […]
The City of Redondo Beach and AES have reached an agreement to search for non-industrial uses for the city’s long-standing, long-contested, 50-acre power plant property,