David Mendez

Redondo Beach’s Artesia name change moves forward

Redondo Beach’s Artesia name change moves forward

by David Mendez Artesia Boulevard may fall by the wayside in Redondo Beach as the city attempts to reclaim a piece of its own history. The Redondo Beach City Council Tuesday night moved forward in its attempts to revive the Redondo Beach Boulevard name for, at most, a 2.2 mile stretch of Artesia Boulevard, reclaiming […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Harbor Commission OKs Waterfront EIR

Redondo Beach Harbor Commission OKs Waterfront EIR

by David Mendez The CenterCal-designed Waterfront: Redondo Beach project has cleared its first hurdle toward construction, though opponents are already preparing an appeal to slow its progress towards final approval. After seven hours of discussion Monday night, the Redondo Beach Harbor Commission approved the Environmental Impact Report and Conditional Use Permit for the Waterfront project […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach, Assemblyman Hadley seek park funding

Redondo Beach, Assemblyman Hadley seek park funding

by Caterina Hyneman The Redondo Beach City Council and local assemblyman David Hadley are working towards a statewide ballot which would grant Redondo Beach as much as $13 million for the purchase of parks. Assembly Bill 2444 would benefit cities across California. But a provision within the bill would specifically benefit Redondo Beach, allocating funds […]

 David Mendez

Between a ramp and a hard place

Between a ramp and a hard place

Redondo Beach’s waterfront revitalization will finally bring a boat ramp to King Harbor. But it could squeeze groups such as the Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club out of the picture

  by David Mendez With about 10 minutes to go before the end of District 2 Councilman Bill Brand’s community meeting to discuss the placement of a boat ramp in King Harbor, the public’s tone took a hard turn. “When are you going to start working for us?” one attendee shouted at Redondo Beach staff. […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach City Council passes campaign finance reform

Redondo Beach City Council passes campaign finance reform

  by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council has approved preliminary campaign finance reform measures, putting the city in line with surrounding communities after decades without donation limits to political campaigns. Initiated by District 3 Councilman Christian Horvath, the City Council Tuesday night directed staff to return with an ordinance that limits contributions to […]

 David Mendez

The Quest to reach Team USA

The Quest to reach Team USA

Eleven Quest Taekwondo Athletes Qualified at National Championships to compete for a seat on Team USA’s Taekwondo Sparring Team

by Caterina Hyneman A clap rings out throughout Quest Taekwondo studio, so loud that everyone watching flinches at the sound. Kamille Carbon shouts as she kicks the red paddle so hard that it flies out of the hands of her partner, Chloe Towns. Carbon immediately drops back into a fighting stance, arms covering her face, […]

 David Mendez

CenterCal unveils Waterfront Redondo Beach scale model

CenterCal unveils Waterfront Redondo Beach scale model

by David Mendez CenterCal CEO Fred Bruning loves to point out two things to new visitors to his office: First, a painting of him in action, flying his World War II-era Stearman biplane; and second, the fact that the Redondo Pier is seen jutting into the waters of the Santa Monica Bay in the painting’s […]

 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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