by David Mendez Most members of the public in attendance at last night’s Redondo Beach Planning Commission meeting walked in expecting to witness a death sentence. Instead, many considered themselves blindsided by a stay of execution offered to the Legado Redondo project. Rather than an expected up-down vote on the mixed-use plan, the seven-member panel […]
Ed Nelson’s fellow lifeguards, fellow members of the South Bay Wheelmen and fellow Los Angeles Peninsula Swimmers held an early morning “Weed Wackers” bike ride ride and then swam and paddled out at Torrance Beach for a scattering of his ashes in the sea.
A woman shot in a domestic violence situation in North Redondo Beach died early Thursday as a result of her injuries. Around 3:25 a.m., Paige Chiarello, 20, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, due to injuries suffered from a single gunshot wound to the head. Police arrested Roy Rodriguez Jr., Chiarello’s 22-year-old boyfriend, at […]
After twice being named a surplus property, three ultimately-failed bids, and ten years in limbo, the saga of 320 Knob Hill may have an end in sight. The property, site of the former Patterson Elementary School, was declared surplus by 7-11 committees in 1981 and 2007. It was also the subject of multiple scrapped […]
For Amy Guion, it began as a joke. A goofy birthday present. “A ‘ha-ha, this could be fun to do with my girlfriends,’ sort of thing,” she said. Growing up, she was a ballet dancer; then, after a back injury put her out of action, she was the coxswain for Loyola Marymount’s crew team — […]
As they approached the sumptuous brunch, a flock of inordinately large pelicans floated by. In seconds the entire deck was completely plastered with bird droppings. The backyard instantly went from pristine to buried under two inches of white feces.
This is the story of the profound influences that this 2-year community college had on my life. The memories flood the inner folds of my brain as I think back on those turbulent times on college campuses in the 1960s. It was crazy enough everywhere, but exceptionally so in the art departments. That is where I spent most of my time, as I pursued a dream career in the graphic design field.
He changed the topic to the Bukowski Library. “What do you think, guys? How ‘bout right over there?” while pointing at Berth 73. “Sure. Why not?” they said with little conviction. Vic left feeling most longies followed sports far more closely than literature, even the stories of a hometown wild man like Bukowski.
My little sister Norma “remembered” the incident through my telling of it, 40 years later. And sometimes I wondered if it was real, if I had dreamt it or if I made it up, to test her, her loyalty, like the faithful Tonto to the Lone Ranger, my younger sister to me (I, the middle daughter), and at that time, thankfully, the bigger.
Police have arrested a man in the shooting of a woman following a short standoff in North Redondo Beach. RBPD responded to a call reporting shots fired around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the 2500 block of Graham Avenue, immediately setting up containment. “One of our officers was able to make contact with the suspect, convincing […]
Redondo Beach Police have arrested a suspect in the stabbing assault of a man late last night near the Redondo Pier. Mickey Baldwin, 19 years old, of Redondo Beach, was arrested late Wednesday morning at a boat in the Redondo Beach Marina. “We were able to identify him through an interview with the victim, and based […]
Redondo Beach Police are searching for the suspect in the stabbing assault of a man late last night near the Redondo Pier. RBPD were called to 100 Avenue of the Arts at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, responding to a call for assistance. When they arrived, they found an 18 t0 20 year old man being treated […]
It’s been three weeks, and Redondo Beach resident Emily Espinosa is still missing. Espinosa disappeared on Wednesday, July 22, around 8 a.m., shortly after her mother, Krista Valdez, dropped her off at Mira Costa High School, where Emily was attending summer school classes. Internet rumors speculate that Emily ran away from home to go […]
After seven years, Dr. Lisa Santora will end her tenure as the Chief Medical Officer at Beach Cities Health District at week’s end. Santora is taking a job as the Deputy Public Health Officer for Marin County. The drive, she said, is to relocate her children to a more natural environment — it’s part of […]
The City of Redondo Beach is growing far less than expected, the City Council learned at its August 4 meeting. The meeting, marked by the absences of council members Laura Emdee and Steve Sammarco, revolved almost entirely around a public hearing of the city’s Congestion Management Program. The city’s CMP is discussed annually, […]