Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach hosts Fourth of July Fireworks show

Redondo Beach hosts Fourth of July Fireworks show

Redondo Beach’s annual fireworks show drew hundreds of picnickers to Seaside Lagoon in King Harbor and thousands more to neighboring beaches.

 David Mendez

Council acts to ban new AES plant, form task force

Council acts to ban new AES plant, form task force

by Jonathan Polakoff The Redondo Beach City Council on Tuesday night continued its fight against the construction of a new AES power plant by voting to amend the city code to prohibit the construction of large power plants. The council also agreed to form a citizens’ task force to figure out what to do next […]

 Jonathan Polakoff

Evicted: Beach Cities short-term rentals forced underground

Evicted: Beach Cities short-term rentals forced underground

Manhattan Beach’s ban of short term rentals, such as Airbnb, brings aspects of the ‘sharing economy’ into question

Now that short-term rentals are officially banned in Manhattan Beach, Dana Seagars is rethinking his retirement plan. Many hundreds of other property owners in the Beach Cities are figuring out what the ban means for them, too.

 Brad Jacobson

The New Redondo Beach Green Bike Path (video)

The New Redondo Beach Green Bike Path (video)

Brad Jacobson of the Civic Couch show noticed a lot of social media posts about the new bike path running through Redondo Beach, so he went out to explore it.  “I was very impressed at first.  Bikers, skaters, joggers and rollerbladers were all taking advantage of the green bike path.  It was nice to see how they […]

 David Mendez

Palos Verdes Inn fire caused by air conditioner malfunction

Palos Verdes Inn fire caused by air conditioner malfunction

Redondo Beach Fire Department investigators have preliminarily determined that last Wednesday’s three-alarm fire at the Palos Verdes Inn was caused by a faulty air conditioning unit, according to Division Chief Mark Winter. Firefighters arrived at the hotel, 1700 S. Pacific Coast Highway, just after 6 p.m. on June 17, Winter said, to combat the fire […]

 David Mendez

$10,000 in retail stolen from Dive N Surf

$10,000 in retail stolen from Dive N Surf

By David Mendez Dive N Surf and the Redondo Beach Police Department are searching for two men who stole $10,000 worth of sunglasses from an unlocked case in the middle of the afternoon last month. On May 29, two men entered Dive N Surf, 504 N. Broadway, just after 3:30 p.m. According to security camera […]

 David Mendez

Chief Emeritus: Pat Aust’s love affair with Redondo Beach

Chief Emeritus: Pat Aust’s love affair with Redondo Beach

Pat Aust’s love affair with Redondo Beach has spanned 46 years serving on its fire department, city council, and historical society. He’s not done.

By David Mendez One day in 1970, a young electrician who worked for the city of Redondo Beach found himself circling the parking lot of Redondo Union High School. The school, like the city itself, was a place Pat Aust deeply loved. He’d met his wife, Linda, on the campus, and they’d married during spring […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach budgets police hires, street fixes

Redondo Beach budgets police hires, street fixes

By David Mendez A five-hour meeting ended harmoniously as the five members of the Redondo Beach City voted unanimously and without acrimony Tuesday night to pass the city’s 2015-2016 Fiscal Year Budget. The key was successful lobbying. Each councilmember closed budget discussions satisfied by ensuring that their own districts were taken care of by night’s […]

 Kevin Cody

Keller, Lary named Redondo Beach Man, Woman of the Year

Keller, Lary named Redondo Beach Man, Woman of the Year

The City Employee of the Year Award, presented to Redondo Waterfront and Economic Development director Jim Allen, was the highlight of the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner last Friday at the Portofino Hotel.

 David Mendez

Redondo water polo player makes Team USA

By Anton Mink Talented water polo athletes across the nation try out for the USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program. Of these athletes, 169 make it to the Olympic development zone championship level and 65 make it to the USA National Team Selection Camp (NTSC). It is from these athletes that four goalies and nineteen […]

 David Mendez

Proud and Strickfaden fill roles in Redondo Beach City Hall

Proud and Strickfaden fill roles in Redondo Beach City Hall

Since being named Redondo Beach City Manager, Joe Hoefgen has often said that filling vacancies within the city’s roster of department heads has been one of his “top priorities.” After months-long searches, Hoefgen has named Diane Strickfaden is the city’s as Human Resources Director and Stephen Proud as Waterfront and Economic Development Director. Hoefgen says […]

 David Mendez

Redondo/Hermosa ‘Gateway’ opens on June 13

Redondo/Hermosa ‘Gateway’ opens on June 13

by David Mendez Marking its grand opening on June 13, Redondo Beach’s Harbor/Herondo Gateway Project, as Redondo Community Development Director Aaron Jones puts it, “eliminates conflict” between cyclists, motorists and pedestrians along Harbor Drive and Herondo Street. While the city still works to iron out the wrinkles between bikes, pedestrians and motor vehicles, new complaints […]

 David Mendez

Peaceful ending to South Bay Galleria bomb scare

Peaceful ending to South Bay Galleria bomb scare

By David Mendez A bomb scare at the South Bay Galleria ended peacefully this morning, just two hours after the Redondo Beach Police Department was notified by Galleria security. The all-clear was given at 11:20 a.m., lifting an evacuation order that forced mall employees to clear stores and wait along sidewalks and curbs on the […]

 David Mendez

L.A. Zoo and Children’s Hospital bring kids and animals together

L.A. Zoo and Children’s Hospital bring kids and animals together

by David Mendez Charlie Pope was only six months old when his parents learned their son had a condition that caused swelling within his skull and placed increased pressure on his brain and his eyes, resulting in vision problems. He was cross-eyed from a young age, with damaged motor abilities. But thanks to the intervention […]

 Caroline Anderson

Oil Beach

Oil Beach

Tar washing up on shore shut down beaches from El Segundo to Redondo for two days.

Last Wednesday, LA County lifeguards were preparing to do a certification swim in the ocean in front of their training center at 2600 The Strand in Manhattan Beach when they spotted what appeared to be globs of tar.

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