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→

 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→

 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.

 David Mendez

Usurping the throne: South Bay Bicycle Coalition’s Jim Hannon seeks to end the supremacy of the automobile

Usurping the throne: South Bay Bicycle Coalition’s Jim Hannon seeks to end the supremacy of the automobile

  by David Mendez Last year, Jim Hannon was laid up with a broken hip following a bike accident. He’s no spring chicken — his hair color steered toward the “salt” in salt and pepper long ago — but his doctors credited his years of riding bicycles for his good health and quick recovery. “After…Read More→

 David Mendez

Former wrestling star Joanie “Chyna” Laurer found dead in Redondo Beach home

Former pro wrestling star Joanie “Chyna” Laurer was found dead in her home along the Esplanade, according to Redondo Beach Police. She was 45 years old. On Wednesday, April 20, police were dispatched to an apartment along the 900 block of the Esplanade following a 911 call made by a friend of the occupant, later determined…Read More→

 David Mendez

Sea Hawk family: Redondo Union, community rallies around teen after her father’s passing

by David Mendez She knew he loved her. That much was clear. But when 17-year-old Jeannette Echavarria lost her father, Greg, on April 8, her world was rocked. “I think she was shocked,” said Redondo Union High School Track and Field Coach Bob Leetch. “She didn’t know where to turn or what to do.” That’s…Read More→

 David Mendez

Future of Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon questioned

Future of Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon questioned

by David Mendez Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon has been in flux since before Waterfront developer CenterCal’s proposal to open the saltwater swimming hole to the ocean. But a report indicating how much the city is fined by regional and national for the Lagoon’s operation, and how those fines will only increase going forward, further called…Read More→

 Mike Purpus

Poznik loved spearing white sea bass, riding white sharks

Poznik loved spearing white sea bass, riding white sharks

I first met Taras Poznik about 10 years ago when my next door neighbor Bob Carlson

 David Mendez

Late-night crash in Redondo Beach causes Manhattan Beach gas fire, power outage

by David Mendez A late-night car crash in Redondo Beach caused power outages and a gas fire, closing roads through the next morning. According to Redondo Beach police, two cars collided at Aviation Boulevard and Carnegie around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, striking a nearby utility pole and blowing out a transformer. Shortly after, a gas…Read More→

 David Mendez

Police searching for ‘broad daylight’ bank robber

Police searching for ‘broad daylight’ bank robber

  Redondo Beach police are searching for a man who, clad in UCLA gear, robbed a South Redondo bank in broad daylight on Thursday. At approximately 12:48 p.m., a man walked into US Bank, 1217 N. Catalina Ave., and gave a note to the teller, saying that he was armed and demanding money. The teller…Read More→

 David Mendez

South Bay ESL students examples of ‘hard work, commitment’

South Bay ESL students examples of ‘hard work, commitment’

by David Mendez Gisela Rojas, Maria Barrera and Alicia Lobos don’t fit the typical demographic of student presenters at meetings of the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education. But as District Superintendent Steven Keller said, the three women, enrolled in English as a Second Language courses at South Bay Adult School, are examples…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Waterman Taras Poznik dies in pursuit of giant white sea bass

South Bay Waterman Taras Poznik dies in pursuit of giant white sea bass

Dive N Surf dive boat skipper, free diver and surfer Taras Poznik lost his life Thursday while free diving of off Palos Verdes for giant white Sea Bass.

 David Mendez

Shining stars: Ericka Sazo-Gonzales and her team stand up for victims and survivors of domestic violence

Shining stars: Ericka Sazo-Gonzales and her team stand up for victims and survivors of domestic violence

by David Mendez The sun was setting behind the Redondo Beach Police Station when a woman named Caroline took the stage. It was mid-October 2015, the night of the Redondo Beach Police Department’s Candlelight Vigil to raise awareness against Domestic Violence. Caroline was shaking as she looked out over the crowd. Just minutes earlier, she…Read More→

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