David Mendez

Horvath wins pivotal Redondo Beach District 3 election by 12 votes

Horvath wins pivotal Redondo Beach District 3 election by 12 votes

by David Mendez Despite being behind by 16 votes on the night of the May 12, District 3 Redondo City Council election runoff Christian Anthony Horvath appears to have emerged the victor over Candace Allen Nafissi. The election was fiercely contested and closely watched because Nafissi campaigned in opposition to pending plans for redevelopment of the […]

 David Mendez

Horvath beats Nafissi by 12 votes for Redondo Beach City Council District 3 seat

Horvath beats Nafissi by 12 votes for Redondo Beach City Council District 3 seat

After months of campaigning, Christian Anthony Horvath has defeated Candace Allen Nafissi for Redondo Beach’s District 3 City Council seat in a special runoff election. The final totals, as released by Redondo Beach City Clerk Eleanor Manzano Monday morning, had Horvath winning by 12 votes, taking 1422 to Nafissi’s 1410 — or 50.2 percent of […]

 David Mendez

The Sandman Cometh: Sand sculpting legend Todd Vander Pluym’s ephemeral artistry comes to King Harbor

The Sandman Cometh:  Sand sculpting legend Todd Vander Pluym’s ephemeral artistry comes to King Harbor

  by David Mendez In 1981, Todd Vander Pluym received a dire diagnosis from his doctor: Within the next ten to fifteen years, he’d be completely blind. Diagnosed with diabetes early in life, Vander Pluym — who had held a number of jobs through his life, from riverboat gambler to bus boy to architect — […]

 David Mendez

Naked man pulled from Redondo Beach Harbor after fleeing police

Naked man pulled from Redondo Beach Harbor after fleeing police

by David Mendez A naked man was unwillingly pulled from the waters near the Redondo Beach Pier by the city’s Harbor Patrol last night, according to Redondo Beach Police. According to Sgt. Mario Fizulick, police spotted the unidentified man running a red light on Catalina Avenue, near Emerald Street, around 10 p.m. on May 14 […]

 David Mendez

Harbor Drive/Herondo Street path opens in June

Harbor Drive/Herondo Street path opens in June

The Herondo Street/Harbor Drive Gateway Project, a joint venture between the cities of Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, will have its grand opening on Saturday, June 13.  Representatives from the two cities cities and Beach Cities Health District, as well as members of the South Bay Bicycle Coalition will be represented. The project features a […]

 David Mendez

A night at the track: Relay for Life Summer walks in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach

A night at the track: Relay for Life Summer walks in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach

  The Beach Cities will host two Relay for Life walks this summer to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Teams solicit pledges and walk around local tracks over the weekend, sometimes spending the night. Relay for Life of Manhattan Beach begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, at Mira Costa High School, […]

 David Mendez

Memorial Day around the South Bay

Veterans’ memorials at the beach Veteran’s Park, Redondo Beach by David Mendez Herb Masi believes that there are few things as important as honoring the men and women who have served in our military, no matter their role “People always think about combat veterans, but it takes people to support them. Any person who has […]

 David Mendez

Sand sculptor expert to judge Sea Fair contest

Sand sculptor expert to judge Sea Fair contest

World champion sand sculptor Todd Vander Pluym will demonstrate his craft and offer instruction at the King Harbor Boating Foundation’s 2015 Sea Fair on Sunday, May 17. The Redondo Beach resident will also judge the the fair’s Inaugural Sand Sculpting Contest. “It’s a pretty big undertaking,” said KHBF’s Elizabeth Bloom. “The night before, we’ve got […]

 David Mendez

Beach cities extend special welcome to Special Olympians

Beach cities extend special welcome to Special Olympians

Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach have each been selected as host cities for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, to be held in Los Angeles on July 21 through July 24. Together, the Beach Cities will host athletes and their supporters from seven countries. Redondo Beach will host delegations from Benin, Haiti and […]

 Brad Jacobson

Touring the Redondo Beach Pier and Boardwalk (Video)

Touring the Redondo Beach Pier and Boardwalk (Video)

Come along with the Civic Couch Show and host Amy Frena as we take you through a tour of the Redondo Beach Pier. Located just a few miles from LAX is the Redondo Beach Pier. The Redondo Beach Pier offers dining, shopping, entertainment, live seafood, an arcade, water activities ranging from a harbor cruise to […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach’s Paul Senior to climb One World Trade for charity

Redondo Beach’s Paul Senior to climb One World Trade for charity

by David Mendez Paul Senior is 70 years old, and on Sunday, May 17, he’s going to climb one flight of stairs at the World Trade Center for every year that he’s been alive. Then he’s going to climb 20 more. Then, he says, he’s going to do it all over again, totalling 180 flights. […]

 David Mendez

On the Boardwalk: In revitalization limbo, International Boardwalk finds new life

On the Boardwalk: In revitalization limbo, International Boardwalk finds new life

Redondo’s International Boardwalk is experiencing a youth movement as new businesses bring a sense of optimism to an admittedly-overlooked part of the city’s waterfront by David Mendez About a month ago, Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel was at his city’s International Boardwalk, visiting constituents, when he began chatting with Laura Edwards, the captain of Redondo’s […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Marina boat hoist to reopen late summer

by David Mendez To the relief of elderly and physically challenged boaters, the Redondo City Council approved the repair for one of the two broken boat hoists in King Harbor. The city expects to pay $242,000 to fix what Councilman Pat Aust said was installed, originally, as a “stopgap” measure. The King Harbor boat hoists […]

 David Mendez

Hermosa/Redondo gateway to open by June

Hermosa/Redondo gateway to open by June

By David Mendez The Herondo Street/Harbor Drive Gateway Project, a $4.7 million project that’s been “years in the making,” finally has a grand opening date: June 13 — though the project, city officials say, is set to be rideable by Memorial Day. Redondo Beach Public Works Commissioner Jim Hannon mentioned the date, which was later […]

 David Mendez

‘Redondo Beach Blvd.’ name restoration proposed for Artesia Blvd.

‘Redondo Beach Blvd.’ name restoration proposed for Artesia Blvd.

by David Mendez This October, the stretch of Artesia Boulevard between Pacific Coast Highway and Hawthorne Boulevard may have a new, albeit familiar name: Redondo Beach Boulevard. While business associations and the city’s Chamber of Commerce are on board, some merchants simply don’t understand why it’s an issue to begin with. According to an email […]

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