by David Mendez Shortly before 2 a.m., after nearly eight hours of deliberations, the Redondo Beach City Council rendered a decision on what some speakers called a fight for the “soul of the city.” By a three to one vote, with one recusal, the Council voted to deny an appeal of the CenterCal Waterfront Environmental […]
by David Mendez One man is dead following a single-car vehicle/pedestrian crash on Torrance Boulevard this morning. According to preliminary information from Redondo Beach Police, an adult male pedestrian was struck when a vehicle seemingly lost control going westbound on Torrance Boulevard, near South Francisca Avenue. The vehicle appears to have crossed over the sidewalk, […]
by David Mendez Despite an August vote asking the City Attorney to return with an ordinance establishing campaign finance reform regulations, the Redondo Beach City Council chose to let the measure die on the floor at their October 11 meeting, amid fights over the ordinance’s language. The item, which was initially on the night’s consent […]
The party was held in the hotel’s 9,034 square foot event center overlooking King Harbor. Proceeds benefited the Los Angeles Rams Foundation.
by David Mendez The boat ramp lives. At its Monday, October 10 meeting, the Redondo Beach Harbor Commission chose to certify construction of a boat ramp facility at Mole B, one of King Harbor’s four man-made outcroppings, in a 4-2 vote with one abstention. “This is a proper place, with everything we need…please, accept […]
A Healthful Burden: Departing Beach Cities Health District CEO Susan Burden leaves behind vast legacy
by David Mendez Last month, at the Beach Cities Health District’s volunteer gardening day, CEO Susan Burden got back to what she does best: getting her hands dirty. Clad in a bright blue shirt, sunglasses, calf-length pedal pushers and a pair of gardening gloves, Burden found a corner of a sunflower bed at Alta […]
By David Mendez Against the wishes of local retailers, the Redondo Beach City Council opted against revisiting long-held local laws that prohibit the sale of alcohol in gas stations, for fear of creating more neighborhood nuisances. “I feel like we’re doing a disservice to the community if we support this change at this point,” said […]
Police, family, and friends are searching for Aja Taormina, a 29-year-old Redondo Beach resident, who was last seen at work on September 26. Taormina is a family law lawyer for the Law Offices of William P. Glavin in Redondo Beach. After she’d not shown up for work for three consecutive days and had not responded to email or phone […]
by Ryan McDonald Tucked into each floral arrangement at Tuesday morning’s funeral service were perennials with tiny, brightly hued flowers clinging closely to the stem, forming and tapering like Christmas lights. The plant, named for a saint who literally gave the shirt off her back to wipe the sweat from Jesus’ brow, was a small tribute […]
Steve Atherton, 27, spent his childhood excelling in sports. He was a Little League all star and played soccer for the Slithering Snakes and the Lethal Leopards. He snowboarded, surfed and skated for ET Surf. He rode BMX bikes and rollerbladed, camped and fished, hiked and climbed. He played varsity golf in high school and played on the El Camino College team. Today, he is a prisoner in his own body, consumed by a rare, one-in-a-million autoimmune disease called Stiff Person Syndrome.
Jacob Street upheld the Dive N’ Surf Lobster Mobster name by winning this year’s contest with a monster 15.17 pound lobster. Contest organizers believe it is the largest entry since the contest was founded in 1976.
by David Mendez Members of a grassroots organization turned 150 books of signatures into the Redondo Beach City Clerk’s office on Thursday, with the aim of placing a measure limiting development along the Redondo waterfront on the March ballot. According to Rescue Our Waterfront co-founder Nils Nehrenheim, roughly 7,000 signatures were gathered to bring the King […]
by David Mendez Walk-up traffic just isn’t what it used to be. The Kartounian family has run Tic Time Trends, in its various incarnations, for more than 20 years at Redondo Beach’s South Bay Galleria. “Back then, the mall was thriving. Other malls in the area — Del Amo, or Manhattan Village — just didn’t […]
by David Mendez Redondo Beach Police Chief Keith Kauffman and members of his department’s K9 unit visited the Redondo Beach School Board on Tuesday night, introducing board members to a team that includes a dog that’s among the first of its kind in the South Bay. “We’re building quite the K9 team here in the […]
by David Mendez Madison Laster, the student representative to the Redondo Beach School Board, had no idea what she had touched upon at Tuesday night’s board meeting when she mentioned, offhand, that it had been a hot few days at Redondo Union High School. Soon after, Redondo Unified School District Superintendent Steven Keller took his […]