Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Women’s March mobilizes South Bay

Redondo Beach Women’s March mobilizes South Bay

Over 2,000 protesters, advocating women’s rights and opposing President Donald Trump’s attitude towards women, marched from the King Harbor Marina to Pacific Coast Highway and back Saturday morning. The atmosphere was festive and police said they were no troublesome incidents.

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Women’s March draws 1,800 participants

Redondo Beach Women’s March draws 1,800 participants

by David Mendez More than 1,800 people converged Saturday morning at the Redondo Beach waterfront for “Women’s March Redondo Beach,” which organizers described as a stand against intolerance and injustice. The march, which lasted from 10 a..m. until about noon,  was pulled together in less than a week, according to organizer Jenniffer Moore. “I’m from here, […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach approves $9 million Fun Factory buyout

Redondo Beach approves $9 million Fun Factory buyout

by David Mendez The Redondo Fun Factory has a lease expiration date and the City of Redondo Beach now has control of their waterfront, clearing the path for a lease agreement with CenterCal Properties and its Waterfront: Redondo Beach revitalization plan. On a 3 to 2 vote Tuesday night, the Redondo Beach City Council agreed […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach City Council responds to tighter requirements on Seaside Lagoon

Redondo Beach City Council responds to tighter requirements on Seaside Lagoon

by David Mendez Though the long-term future of Seaside Lagoon is in voters’ hands come March, the City of Redondo Beach is immediately faced with the water requirements set by state regulatory boards. On Tuesday night, the City Council authorized staff to send a comment to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, responding […]

 Richard Foss

Great ambitions take flight at The Great Room

Great ambitions take flight at The Great Room

The Great Room, and when you first enter you might not think of it as a child-oriented business at all.

 David Mendez

Wachter hopes to fill Redondo Beach’s District 4 leadership vacuum

Wachter hopes to fill Redondo Beach’s District 4 leadership vacuum

by David Mendez According to City Council candidate Adam Wachter, North Redondo Beach has been lacking for years, long before outgoing councilman Steve Sammarco announced he wouldn’t seek reelection. “North Redondo has been starved for leadership; the issues that affect our district have been ignored and have been falling on deaf ears,” Wachter said. “I […]

 David Mendez

Retired Redondo Beach police captain given Key to City

Retired Redondo Beach police captain given Key to City

by David Mendez After 28 years of service, the City of Redondo Beach bid farewell to Police Captain Tom Krafick as Mayor Steve Aspel presented Krafick with the Key to the City at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. “I don’t feel like I should be going home as the old guy, but the city is […]

 David Mendez

Beach 2016: The Battle of the Redondo Beach Waterfront

Beach 2016: The Battle of the Redondo Beach Waterfront

  by David Mendez The story of the Redondo Beach waterfront was in 2016 the same as it’s been for decades: A desire to move forward is being met with an equally strong push to throw the current plan into the garbage and put a new framework in place that proponents hope would be more […]

 David Mendez

Beach 2016: Developing tensions in Redondo Beach

Beach 2016: Developing tensions in Redondo Beach

  by David Mendez After years of fits and starts, the saga of the Legado Redondo project seems to have an end in sight. But the legacy of the project, fought over by many members of the South Redondo community who felt most negatively impacted, may ripple throughout Redondo Beach for decades. In its wake, […]

 David Mendez

Beach 2016: Stage set for Redondo’s Election Ballot Battle Royale

Beach 2016: Stage set for Redondo’s Election Ballot Battle Royale

by David Mendez The June resignation of Redondo Beach District 1’s City Councilman Jeff Ginsburg was a surprise to all, but it was hardly the first shot fired towards the 2017 election season. That honor goes to Mayor Steve Aspel, who went public with his plans for reelection last January. Aspel’s announcement came during a […]

 David Mendez

Waterfront lease discussion tabled in heated Redondo Beach City Council meeting

Waterfront lease discussion tabled in heated Redondo Beach City Council meeting

by David Mendez A scheduled discussion of a potential lease agreement between the City of Redondo Beach and CenterCal Properties was postponed until January, causing tensions and anger to reach a boiling point at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Redondo Beach City Council. Following Dec. 13’s report on the Agreement for Lease of Property and […]

 David Mendez

Legado Redondo lawsuit held, revised project to come

Legado Redondo lawsuit held, revised project to come

  by David Mendez The stalled plan to build a mixed-use residential and retail shopping center at South Redondo’s former Bristol Farms site appears to have forward momentum yet again. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Redondo Beach City Council announced that it had reached a settlement with the Legado Companies to halt a lawsuit filed […]

 David Mendez

Redondo’s son: The beautiful life of Beau Okata

Redondo’s son: The beautiful life of Beau Okata

  by David Mendez It was Beau Okata’s last day. His stepdaughter, Chloe Curtis, got the phone call that he was in his final hours and rushed immediately to his home on South Irena Avenue, already crying before she had entered his room. Okata looked over to his stepdaughter. “What’s the matter…did your boyfriend break […]

 Mike Purpus

Redondo Beach’s Don Swift plans swift return to surfing, with help from friends

Redondo Beach’s Don Swift plans swift return to surfing, with  help from  friends

Everyday, Don Swift sat in his spot, 40 yards southwest of the end of the Topaz jetty waiting for the next set wave. He had been out there for as long as I could remember, at least 30 years. He always got the wave of the day, facing into the bowl and coming off the bottom with a smooth turn into the top part of the curl with style and grace. But Don has been missing in the lineup since October 14 when he was diagnosed with a malignant tumor attached to his brain.

 David Mendez

CenterCal waterfront lease hits snags; public hearing to come on Dec. 20

CenterCal waterfront lease hits snags; public hearing to come on Dec. 20

by David Mendez The year-end deadline for the City of Redondo Beach and CenterCal Properties to come to an agreement regarding leases for the Pier and Harbor area is fast approaching. But according to Mayor Steve Aspel, city staff and CenterCal still need to draw up an agreement that seems equitable for both sides, as […]

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