David Mendez

City Council candidate Rodriguez hopes to steward changing city

City Council candidate Rodriguez hopes to steward changing city

  by David Mendez Volunteerism is rooted deeply in Doug Rodriguez, even if it’s just helping someone move. He was walking his neighborhood when he saw a pair of women with a van and a cabinet. He offered his help, and helped stack some of their furniture into the van — making sure to set […]

 David Mendez

City Council approves overhire for RBPD command staff

City Council approves overhire for RBPD command staff

by David Mendez  The Redondo Beach Police Department is facing a problem that, just a few years ago, would have seemed like a dream. In order to ensure that its ranks will be properly maintained into the future, RBPD requested that the City Council approve an overhiring measure to keep up with the expected turnover […]

 David Mendez

Loewenstein’s focus on quality of life

Loewenstein’s focus on quality of life

by David Mendez Todd Loewenstein’s no stranger to infrastructure. The District 2 City Council candidate, campaigning to replace Bill Brand, served two terms, from 2005 to 2013, on the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education. He was on the board that constructed the Measure Q school bond, passed in 2012, which established $63 […]

 Kevin Cody

Waves clear Redondo Beach Breakwater, injure spectators

Waves clear Redondo Beach Breakwater, injure spectators

Storm surf cleared the Redondo Beach Breakwall Saturday afternoon, injuring several people in the King Harbor Yacht Club parking lot, inside the harbor.

 David Mendez

Eyes on Redondo: Anonymous Facebook attacks enter the electoral fray in Redondo Beach

Eyes on Redondo: Anonymous Facebook attacks enter the electoral fray in Redondo Beach

by David Mendez Martha Barbee was in shock. Her eyes were wide, her hands clenched, and her voice was shaking. Her worst fears, those she believed to be long buried, were resurfacing. The past months of campaign season in Redondo Beach had been trying for the sitting councilwoman and candidate who prizes civility and respect. […]

 David Mendez

South Bay officials join to combat homelessness

South Bay officials join to combat homelessness

by David Mendez Elected officials from around the South Bay joined County Supervisor Janice Hahn and representatives from area non-profits at Redondo Beach’s Veterans Park on Thursday, at a conference to promote an upcoming ballot measure aimed at providing county funding for homeless services. Measure H, which is on the March ballot, authorizes a one-quarter […]

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Beryl students jump rope for American Heart Association

Redondo Beach Beryl students jump rope for American Heart Association

Had second grader Michael Ehlers been born five years earlier than the was, he wouldn’t be alive. The heart surgery he required 36 hours after birth for his “catastrophic congenital heart defect” couldn’t be done five years prior to his birth.

 Judy Rae

Beach people – Women on the march, asserting women’s rights

Beach people – Women on the march, asserting women’s rights

Over 2,000 women gathered at King Harbor in Redondo Beach to march

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Mayoral and Measure C debates scheduled

Redondo Beach Mayoral and Measure C debates scheduled

Redondo Beach mayoral and council candidates on the March 7 ballot and proponents and opponents of Measure C, which is also on the March 7 ballot, will participate in debates hosted by Easy Reader and the Beach Cities League of Women Voters.

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach drawn back into Legado lawsuit

Redondo Beach drawn back into Legado lawsuit

by David Mendez The City of Redondo Beach and mixed-use developer Legado will meet again in court, following a motion by Councilman Bill Brand that discarded a settlement agreement between the two. Brand’s motion came at the end of a public hearing that was to determine the fate of a revised project put forth by […]

 David Mendez

Barbee running on civility and respect

by David Mendez In a heated election season, District 1 City Councilwoman Martha Barbee is trying very hard to keep the “civil” in “civil servant.” On the dais, Barbee speaks with a calm, measured tone. Her words are clear, and her demeanor is reminiscent of a parent attempting to explain a complex process to an […]

 David Mendez

The Souk stands for women at home and abroad

The Souk stands for women at home and abroad

by David Mendez Lenora and Adnen Marouani’s storefront makes no attempt to hide its progressive leanings. The front window of The Souk, 1201 Manhattan Avenue, lays it out in black and white. “I refuse to let a misogynistic, narcissistic, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, racist, racist, deceitful, reckless, egotistical, self-obsessed, inarticulate, insulting, unfit, bigoted megalomaniac represent my […]

 David Mendez

Council candidate Strutzenberg searches for middle ground in Redondo Beach

Council candidate Strutzenberg searches for middle ground in Redondo Beach

by David Mendez In a three-person race for Redondo Beach’s District 1 City Council seat, Rolf Strutzenberg is fighting from an unenviable third position. Unlike his opponents, Martha Barbee and Nils Nehrenheim, he has neither the benefit of being a sitting council member nor a lead activist. As such, he’s a man without a country, […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach City Council passes Waterfront lease framework

Redondo Beach City Council passes Waterfront lease framework

  by David Mendez The framework is in place for CenterCal’s Waterfront: Redondo Beach project to obtain its lease agreements with the City of Redondo Beach following a public hearing at Tuesday’s meeting of the Redondo Beach City Council. The Agreement for the Lease of Property and Infrastructure Financing, or ALPIF, between the City and […]

 David Mendez

Gran plans to shift Redondo’s focus northward

by David Mendez City Council candidate John Gran might be in trouble with his campaign manager. Gran has been hitting the streets of Redondo Beach’s District 4, the northside area that includes much of the Artesia Boulevard corridor, including the South Bay Galleria, for weeks now, knocking on doors and leaving informational material on his […]