David Mendez

Redondo Beach holds King Harbor CARE Act off ballot while staff preps report

Redondo Beach holds King Harbor CARE Act off ballot while staff preps report

by David Mendez A ballot initiative that gained more than 6,500 signatures to rezone the Redondo Beach waterfront was held from placement on the March 2017 municipal election ballot by the Redondo Beach City Council, as council members mulled a decision to adopt the measure outright. Council members Laura Emdee and Christian Horvath moved to […]

 David Mendez

Plan to rename Artesia Boulevard in Redondo Beach dies on the dais

Plan to rename Artesia Boulevard in Redondo Beach dies on the dais

by David Mendez Artesia Boulevard, which has long been considered to be renamed Redondo Beach Boulevard, will keep its name following a decision by the Redondo Beach City Council. The Artesia Boulevard name will not become a relic of the past to be replaced by another name from Redondo Beach’s history books. In a 3-2 […]

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach’s Body Glove partners with New York’s Marquee Brands

Redondo Beach’s Body Glove partners with New York’s Marquee Brands

Fabled, family-owned Body Glove, the South Bay’s largest surf industry company and one of the most recognized names in worldwide retail, has sold a majority interest to New York-based Marquee Brands.

 David Mendez

Light, ROW filing suit against Redondo Beach over Waterfront project

Light, ROW filing suit against Redondo Beach over Waterfront project

by David Mendez Applause filled the top room of R-10 Social House as members and friends of Rescue Our Waterfront, Building a Better Redondo and the South Bay Parkland Conservancy announced that the filing of a lawsuit against the City of Redondo Beach over the approval of the Final Environmental Impact Report of CenterCal Properties’ Waterfront: […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Police search for missing man

Redondo Beach Police are searching for Justin Richard Sandburg, 35, of San Diego. According to police, Sandburg, who has a history of mental illness with schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, left the home he shares with his father on Tuesday, September 27 in a fit of anger without taking his medication. In the past, Sandburg has […]

 Judy Rae

Paying it forward Contest searching for ‘everyday heroes’

Paying it forward Contest searching for ‘everyday heroes’ by David Mendez Heroes exist everywhere, and they don’t necessarily wear spandex or uniforms. That’s the belief of Hero Network founders Kevin and Leslie O’Connor, who founded their organization with the mission of celebrating the everyday hero — people who perform selfless acts, give unconditionally, and are […]

 Judy Rae

Sand Box 10-13-2016

Sand Box Waterfront reboot by Bill Brand Redondo Beach District 2 Councilman Almost everyone in the South Bay thinks the Redondo Beach waterfront is long overdue for revitalization, and I do too. I understand the impatience of those that are tired of waiting, and will support any project just to see some progress. But by […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach City Council OKs Waterfront project, appeal denied

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 […]

 David Mendez

Pedestrian killed in Redondo Beach car crash

Pedestrian killed in Redondo Beach car crash

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, […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach City Council kills campaign reform proposal

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 […]

 Judy Rae

Beach business – Ram legends honored Shade Redondo opening

Beach business – Ram legends honored  Shade Redondo opening

The party was held in the hotel’s 9,034 square foot event center overlooking King Harbor. Proceeds benefited the Los Angeles Rams Foundation.

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Harbor Commission approves boat ramp plan

Redondo Beach Harbor Commission approves boat ramp plan

  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 […]

 David Mendez

A Healthful Burden: Departing Beach Cities Health District CEO Susan Burden leaves behind vast legacy

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 […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach City Council leaves gas station booze ban in place

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 […]

 Mark McDermott

Missing Redondo woman is found safe

Missing Redondo woman is found safe

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 […]