David Mendez

Martha Barbee appointed to Redondo Beach City Council

Martha Barbee appointed to Redondo Beach City Council

After conducting hours of interviews for prospective candidates to fill the vacant District 1 City Council seat, both on the dais and in one-on-one meetings, it only took the Redondo Beach City Council but a few short minutes to reach their decision. On July 19, the City Council unanimously appointed Martha Barbee to run out […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach City Council District 1 appointment hopefuls named

The applications for residents seeking appointment for Redondo Beach’s vacant City Council District 1 seat have been released. Sixteen eligible applications were filed by the Wednesday, July 13 deadline, out of 18 total. Of the two applicants declared ineligible, one was found to have been registered to vote in District 4; the second was registered in Hermosa […]

 Judy Rae

Beach business – Olympic equestrian, pinball wiz named Woman, Man of the Year

Beach business – Olympic equestrian, pinball wiz  named Woman, Man of the Year

Beach business – Olympic equestrian, pinball wiz named Woman, Man of the Year Photos by Kevin Cody A 1968 Mexico Olympics equestrian and a two-time pinball league champion were named the 2016-17 Redondo Beach Woman and Man of the Year at the Redondo Chamber of Commerce’s annual installation banquet last Friday at the Crowne Plaza. Woman […]

 David Mendez

Homeless woman attacks Redondo Beach police officer with knife at Galleria

Homeless woman attacks Redondo Beach police officer with knife at Galleria

by David Mendez A Redondo Beach Police Officer was attacked with a knife at the South Bay Galleria on Wednesday while attempting to escort a homeless woman off of mall property. Sgt. Edward Jackson responded to a call placed by Galleria security around 12:45 p.m., according to RBPD Lt. Fabien Saucedo. A woman was reportedly  causing […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach commission appointments remain Mayor’s job

Redondo Beach commission appointments remain Mayor’s job

Motion to create ‘council selected’ appointments dies on the floor

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council was focused Tuesday night on the process and filling of open spots on its governing bodies this week — though the body’s biggest vacancy won’t be addressed again until next Tuesday. The council this week addressed the process of appointments and interviews for those interested in joining […]

 David Mendez

Pokemon Go takes gamers to the Redondo Pier for late-night quests

Pokemon Go takes gamers to the Redondo Pier for late-night quests

by David Mendez Around 10 o’clock Monday night, with his cell phone in one hand, a man called to his young son. “Come here with me, help me catch Pokemon,” he said, holding his boy’s hand. He saw a stranger smiling at him as the two walked. “Hey, it helps,” he said, shrugging. The two […]

 David Mendez

ROW files initiative to block Redondo Beach Waterfront project

ROW files initiative to block Redondo Beach Waterfront project

by David Mendez Rescue Our Waterfront has submitted a ballot initiative for review by the Redondo Beach City Attorney that would “strengthen and clarify” Measure G, approved by voters in 2010. The 2010 measure set development limits along the Redondo Beach Waterfront. ROW’s measure would set more conservative development limits in the harbor area, while […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach City Council sets rules, dates for District 1 appointment

Redondo Beach City Council sets rules, dates for District 1 appointment

  by David Mendez The dais looked practically bare at the July 5 meeting of the Redondo Beach City Council as the body set parameters for the replacement of resigned District 1 councilman Jeff Ginsburg. They were slightly hamstrung in their efforts, as District 2 councilman Bill Brand was away on a long-scheduled vacation. “This […]

 David Mendez

Mourners line up in droves for Chyna memorial service in Redondo Beach

Mourners line up in droves for Chyna memorial service in Redondo Beach

Anthony Alzando stood on the stage of the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center before an audience who came from around Los Angeles — and his first message was one of caution. “We’re not going to use the ‘f-word’ tonight — funeral,” Alzando said. “Tonight’s about friends, family and fans.” Hundreds of fans turned out in […]

 David Mendez

Bill would aid Redondo Beach in buying AES land

Bill would aid Redondo Beach in buying AES land

  by David Mendez A state legislature bill, currently working its way through the California Senate, might give Redondo Beach a chance to buy a portion of the AES power plant property using state funds. Assembly Bill 2444 was passed last week by the California State Assembly after adding language that would allow for the […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Councilman Jeff Ginsburg to resign

Redondo Beach Councilman Jeff Ginsburg to resign

by David Mendez Redondo Beach Councilman Jeff Ginsburg announced his resignation at the end of a meeting of the Redondo Beach City Council on June 28, citing family reasons. “I have always considered family as the highest priority, and everything else secondary,” Ginsburg said, reading from a prepared statement. “As a result, I now realize […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach’s Voyager damaged, out of commission for months

Redondo Beach’s Voyager damaged, out of commission for months

by David Mendez The Voyager, a popular whale-watching boat and staple of Redondo Beach’s King Harbor, was damaged during a routine inspection, captain Craig Stanton confirmed Monday morning. Voyager was damaged as it was removed from the water during a scheduled U.S. Coast Guard inspection, Stanton said. The extent of the damage was still being determined, […]

 David Mendez

Riviera Triangle parking rates, hours to increase in Redondo Beach

Riviera Triangle parking rates, hours to increase in Redondo Beach

by David Mendez City Council Tuesday night authorized an increase of parking rates in a popular Riviera Village lot, as well as an extension of enforcement hours in the area. The increase comes at the end of the city’s fiscal year, as Redondo Beach looks for new ways to generate revenue. Some residents weren’t happy, […]

 David Mendez

Vehicle/motorcycle injury accident snarls Pacific Coast Highway

by David Mendez A collision between a motorcycle and a car backed up traffic on Pacific Coast Highway for blocks this morning. The incident occurred around 9:20 a.m. near the intersection of Herondo Street and Pacific Coast Highway. According to Redondo Beach Police Department Lt. Joe Hoffman, at least one person, a passenger on the […]

 David Mendez

Margo Bronstein sentenced to 3 years, 4 months for fatal 2014 crash in Redondo Beach

Margo Bronstein sentenced to 3 years, 4 months for fatal 2014 crash in Redondo Beach

  by David Mendez In Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Margo Bronstein was sentenced to three years and four months in prison following her plea of no contest to four counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. By entering a no-contest plea to the four charges, Bronstein waived her right to a trial and […]

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