Kevin Cody

Police chase ends when stolen car crashes into Manhattan Beach mattress store

Manhattan Beach resident James Pringle was returning home from dinner with friends Thursday evening when he glanced in his rear view mirror and saw a white SUV about to plow into him. The SUV was being pursued by police cars with red lights flashing and sirens blaring.
“He was going so fast, I knew he was going to hit me. Luckily, he swerved and just clipped me. Then he swerved again and hit another car. Then he crashed into the mattress store,” Pringle said.

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach donates to RUHS programs

  by David Mendez Redondo Union High School was the beneficiary of broken laws this week, as the City of Redondo Beach made significant donations to RUHS programs during its May 17 City Council meeting. Redondo Union’s Teen Court, Theatre Arts and Athletics programs are all receiving a boost thanks to money won from civil…Read More→

 David Mendez

Redondo Mayor Aspel vetoes motion to open Waterfront developer’s books

by David Mendez Mayor Steve Aspel vetoed a motion by District 2 city councilman Steve Sammarco to publicly review the financial information of potential Waterfront project developer CenterCal Properties and their financing partners, Westport Capital LLC. The motion came at the end of an otherwise placid meeting of the City Council Tuesday night. “I’d expect…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

Waterman Taras Poznik honored at Topaz Street, Redondo Beach paddleout

Waterman Taras Poznik honored at Topaz Street, Redondo Beach paddleout

Renowned South Bay Waterman waterman Taras Poznik received a waterman’s send off Saturday morning at the Topaz Street jetty in Redondo Beach, where he surfed when he wasn’t diving or skippering the Dive N’ Surf charger Island Diver.

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Unified School District testing interrupted by Frontier internet outage

Redondo Beach Unified School District testing interrupted by Frontier internet outage

  by David Mendez More than 5,000 Redondo Beach Unified School District students had state-mandated standardized testing disrupted when their internet connection, provided by Frontier Communications, failed on Thursday. “Email and internet access is very important to us, and high-stakes assessments are very important to us, and they’ve compromised the integrity of our instructional programs,”…Read More→

 David Mendez

Measure K is the key for Kensington project

by David Mendez For more than 30 years, the site of the former Patterson Elementary School, 320 Knob Hill Road, has been in search of an identity. After shutting its doors in 1981 due to declining enrollment, the site has twice been named surplus property by the Redondo Beach Unified School District, once in 1983…Read More→

 David Mendez

Heritage Pointe rep admits ‘stubbing toes’ in repairs

Heritage Pointe rep admits ‘stubbing toes’ in repairs

  by David Mendez The Redondo Beach Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday night addressed concerns over Heritage Pointe Senior Apartments, the recently-embattled complex that occupies district-owned land. R.J. Miller, a representative for the Foundation for Affordable Housing, Heritage Pointe’s owner and the lessee of the District’s land, was in attendance to issue…Read More→

 David Mendez

Dining decks gateway to pedestrian-friendly Riviera Village

by David Mendez Located in the heart of Riviera Village, Rebel Republic Social House launched with a soft opening on April 23, seeking to bring in the 21- to 25-year-old crowd often found in the bars and restaurants of nearby Hermosa Beach. But the Village’s newest restaurant might signal an even greater change to the…Read More→

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Fun Factory, CenterCal in lease negotiations

Redondo Beach Fun Factory, CenterCal in lease negotiations

by David Mendez The lease for the Redondo Fun Factory is on the market, and according to the agent managing discussions, Redondo Waterfront developer CenterCal Properties has made an offer he’s confident will lead to a deal. A deal between Fun Factory owner Steve Shoemaker and CenterCal would settle the largest piece in the puzzle…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

LA County Lifeguard Cunningham led fight to open beaches

LA County Lifeguard Cunningham led fight to open beaches

Jerry Cunningham was a Los Angeles County lifeguard for 38 years, an alternate on the 1952 U.S. Olympic water polo team, a world champion body surfer in his age group at 65 and competed in the Two-Mile Dwight Crum Pier to Pier Swim from the age of 40 until he turned 76 in 2005. A lifeguard memorial service in Cunningham’s honor will be held Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at Torrance Beach.

 Brad Jacobson

Springfest Festival in Redondo Beach

Springfest Festival in Redondo Beach

The Springiest Festival in Redondo Beach It wasn’t Coachella but it was fun, family style fun.  The 2016 Springfest carnival and community festival was back in Redondo Beach from April 21st to April 24th.  Civic Couch went on Sunday the 24th and had a blast.  The festival featured Carnival Rides • Kids’ Zone • Food Court…Read More→

 David Mendez

Senior apartment residents ask Redondo Beach school board to intercede regarding Heritage Pointe living conditions

Senior apartment residents ask Redondo Beach school board to intercede regarding Heritage Pointe living conditions

by David Mendez Led by City Councilmember Steve Sammarco, seven residents of the Heritage Pointe Senior Apartments took to the podium at a meeting Redondo Beach School Board, voicing their displeasure for the complex which sits on District-owned land. The site of the apartment complex, at 1801 Aviation Way, has been leased by the district…Read More→

 David Mendez

Spirit of Wellness honorees find ‘sanctuary’ at BCHD gym

Every day, Dash Michaels counts his blessings. At least five days each week, Michaels, 60, heads to the Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health and Fitness. There, he goes and visits his friends – trainers, staff, people he’s worked out with for years. “I’ll walk in at the end of my day – I might…Read More→

 David Mendez

Wind-felled trees cost RBUSD thousands

  by David Mendez The Redondo Beach Unified School Board voted unanimously to approve $100,000 in emergency funding to remove more than a dozen trees on the campuses of Franklin Elementary and Parras Middle schools, following incidents caused by strong, tree-felling winds. However, in balking at the high price tag invoiced by their tree-cutting vendor,…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

Truck wins race against tide in Redondo Beach

Truck wins race against tide in Redondo Beach

The driver of a Department of Beach and Harbors bucket truck was probably wishing he’d let a little more air out of his tires before driving on the beach at Avenue H in Redondo Beach Thursday morning.

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