What’s good for the fisher is good for the bicyclist Dear ER: For those tasked with the decision making of whether or not to ban fishing from the Manhattan Beach pier, consider the following. The last two... Read more »
The power plant that has dominated the Redondo Beach waterfront for a century may be replaced by a mixed-use commercial, retail, and residential development as soon as 2020.
The development plan was disclosed today by AES Southland, which owns and operates the power plant.
Redondo Beach mayor Steve Aspel said the plant could stop producing power as soon as 2018. Read more »
The wall is coming down.
This October, the much-maligned wall that separates the Hermosa Beach Strand and Redondo’s northern border will finally be destroyed. The Redondo Beach City Council on July 15 approved plans to create a new gateway for the city’s entrance along Harbor Drive, knocking down the wall in order to create a public plaza and an improved bicycle path that will reconnect the Strand via a traffic-calming “gentle S-curve” through what is now a city parking lot. Read more »
Mayor vetoes public advisory vote for CenterCal waterfront proposal. The Waterfront Project proposed by developer CenterCal was almost put to a citywide public vote until Mayor Steve Aspel’s veto last week put an end to a council-approved move to consider seeking community consent.
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Fish or get off the pier Dear ER: Recently, a swimmer swimming from Hermosa Beach to Manhattan Beach was injured by a shark near the Manhattan Beach pier. The injury may have resulted from the shark being... Read more »
The Bottle Inn’s new Riviera Village location has a different ambiance from the original’s old-fashioned charm. The decor is stylish and contemporary, with recycled wood attached to the white walls to suggest a rustic cabin. Read more »
Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club founder Al Ching is retiring by nature and prefers to keep to himself in the hours before a race. That was not possible at the Iron Championships, hosted the Kai Elua Outrigger Club. Friends spanning five decades of paddling wanted to say hello and have their photos taken with him. Read more »
Reel in the lines Dear ER: The shark attack off of Manhattan Pier on Saturday was a warning. Luckily, the victim survived in part due to the heroic efforts of other swimmers and surfers who unselfishly entered... Read more »
Most artists are encouraged to pursue their craft, their dream, their vision, by family members or by teachers in school. As a child in post-World War II Tokyo, Julliena Okah was already practicing on the piano and... Read more »
The Tuesday, July 1 meeting of the Redondo Beach City Council, a motion to receive and file took an hour and fifteen minutes to get through because it involved the city’s most polarizing issue, the Waterfront Revitalization Project, and the chambers were packed with citizens ready to speak their piece. Read more »
by Kelley Kim, Mark McDermott, and Alyssa Morin The Redondo Beach waterfront. Photo by Brad Jacobson Mayor Steve Aspel, like much of his city, has spent the better part of this century arguing about the Redondo Beach... Read more »
1889: The first wharf of the Pier was built where the pier stands now at Emerald Street. It was built to facilitate the massive lumber trade, to move lumber from ships to trains to transport it to... Read more »
Complaining To The Wrong Guy… I have received two emails this week about the high noise level in local restaurants. “We cannot understand so many restaurants not ‘getting’ that we boomers like a quiet atmosphere, and we... Read more »