Caroline Anderson

Oil lingers on beaches

Oil lingers on beaches

The tar balls that shut down South Bay beaches last week have returned.

 Caroline Anderson

Beaches reopen two days after tar first washed ashore

Beaches reopen two days after tar first washed ashore

The stretch of coastline from El Segundo to Redondo Beach that was closed since Wednesday due to tar balls washing up on shore was reopened Friday evening.

 Caroline Anderson

Beach to remain closed until further notice; no timeline given

Beach to remain closed until further notice; no timeline given

The beach will remain closed until further notice, officials announced Friday morning.

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach couple celebrates upcoming nuptials with sex trafficking awareness run

Redondo Beach couple celebrates upcoming nuptials with sex trafficking awareness run

by David Mendez Since their engagement in January, Amanda Blackwood and her fiancee, Stephen Daley, have been running toward their wedding at full speed, settling on an August date for their Las Vegas nuptials. But between their Redondo Beach home and Vegas, the two are making a stop in Santa Clarita on May 30. There, […]

 Caroline Anderson

Source of oil spill likely local, not Santa Barbara; beaches to remain closed

Source of oil spill likely local, not Santa Barbara; beaches to remain closed

The source of the oil that has been washing ashore South Bay beaches is most likely local and not from the Santa Barbara oil spill.

 Mark McDermott

Redondo Beach celebrates Memorial Day

Redondo Beach celebrates Memorial Day

Redondo Beach honors its veterans on Memorial Day.

 Caroline Anderson

Substance washing up on shore identified as oil

Substance washing up on shore identified as oil

The substance causing beach closures from El Segundo to Torrance has been identified as oil.

 Caroline Anderson

Beach closure extended from El Segundo to Torrance

Beach closure extended from El Segundo to Torrance

The beach closure announced Wednesday afternoon has been extended from the El Segundo jetty to the border between Redondo Beach and Torrance.

 David Mendez

Horvath wins pivotal Redondo Beach District 3 election by 12 votes

Horvath wins pivotal Redondo Beach District 3 election by 12 votes

by David Mendez Despite being behind by 16 votes on the night of the May 12, District 3 Redondo City Council election runoff Christian Anthony Horvath appears to have emerged the victor over Candace Allen Nafissi. The election was fiercely contested and closely watched because Nafissi campaigned in opposition to pending plans for redevelopment of the […]

 David Mendez

Horvath beats Nafissi by 12 votes for Redondo Beach City Council District 3 seat

Horvath beats Nafissi by 12 votes for Redondo Beach City Council District 3 seat

After months of campaigning, Christian Anthony Horvath has defeated Candace Allen Nafissi for Redondo Beach’s District 3 City Council seat in a special runoff election. The final totals, as released by Redondo Beach City Clerk Eleanor Manzano Monday morning, had Horvath winning by 12 votes, taking 1422 to Nafissi’s 1410 — or 50.2 percent of […]

 David Mendez

The Sandman Cometh: Sand sculpting legend Todd Vander Pluym’s ephemeral artistry comes to King Harbor

The Sandman Cometh:  Sand sculpting legend Todd Vander Pluym’s ephemeral artistry comes to King Harbor

  by David Mendez In 1981, Todd Vander Pluym received a dire diagnosis from his doctor: Within the next ten to fifteen years, he’d be completely blind. Diagnosed with diabetes early in life, Vander Pluym — who had held a number of jobs through his life, from riverboat gambler to bus boy to architect — […]

 David Mendez

Naked man pulled from Redondo Beach Harbor after fleeing police

Naked man pulled from Redondo Beach Harbor after fleeing police

by David Mendez A naked man was unwillingly pulled from the waters near the Redondo Beach Pier by the city’s Harbor Patrol last night, according to Redondo Beach Police. According to Sgt. Mario Fizulick, police spotted the unidentified man running a red light on Catalina Avenue, near Emerald Street, around 10 p.m. on May 14 […]

 David Mendez

Harbor Drive/Herondo Street path opens in June

Harbor Drive/Herondo Street path opens in June

The Herondo Street/Harbor Drive Gateway Project, a joint venture between the cities of Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, will have its grand opening on Saturday, June 13.  Representatives from the two cities cities and Beach Cities Health District, as well as members of the South Bay Bicycle Coalition will be represented. The project features a […]

 David Mendez

A night at the track: Relay for Life Summer walks in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach

A night at the track: Relay for Life Summer walks in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach

  The Beach Cities will host two Relay for Life walks this summer to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Teams solicit pledges and walk around local tracks over the weekend, sometimes spending the night. Relay for Life of Manhattan Beach begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, at Mira Costa High School, […]

 David Mendez

Memorial Day around the South Bay

Veterans’ memorials at the beach Veteran’s Park, Redondo Beach by David Mendez Herb Masi believes that there are few things as important as honoring the men and women who have served in our military, no matter their role “People always think about combat veterans, but it takes people to support them. Any person who has […]