Heads up Dear ER: As an aging athlete who has played and coached both American Football and rugby, I believe if we returned to the old style of tackling/body contact we would minimize head trauma (“Heads up,” Easy Reader April 16, 2015). Tackling using your shoulder is more conducive to safety. Using the head as […]
By David Mendez The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce Candidates PAC has spent $25,883 in independent expenditures supporting of the campaign of District 3 City Council candidate Christian Anthony Horvath. According to Horvath’s campaign finance filings, that donation figure nearly matches what Horvath has raised himself through this entire campaign season. CA 460 forms filed […]
Grateful grandma Dear ER: Thank you, thank you to the wonderful team of people who rescued my dear surfing grandson on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from the wild waves at the Manhattan Beach Pier (“Drowning boy rescued from under Manhattan pier,” ER April 9, 2015). Thank you to outstanding surfers Natalie Anzivino, Brent Bowen and […]
By David Mendez If all goes to plan, Redondo Beach’s King Harbor will no longer seem like a “sea lion rookery,” as Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel has joked, following the construction of a marine mammal barge in the harbor’s main channel. The Redondo Beach City Council voted to approve the barge at Tuesday’s City […]
Ten days ago, Redondo Beach District 2 Councilman Bill Brand developed a swollen, red spot on the front of his leg. Had he treated it as if it were a simple spider-bite, he may very well have lost his leg. Or worse.
Soccer player and construction worker Robert “Bobby” L. Sibbald, of Redondo Beach, died unexpectedly in his sleep, at his home on March 31. He was 46.
Who’s beach is it? Dear ER: What we need is more Orcas (“Saving Sea Lions,” ER April 9, 2015). I learned to fish on the Redondo pier in the early ‘60s and was a deadhead (unpaid deckhand) on the City of Redondo.There were an estimated 25,000 sea lions in California. Now there are over 300,000. […]
Former Manhattan Beach Mayor Steve Napolitano and former Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin have declared they are entering the race to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, whose term ends in 2016.
By David Mendez Food truck operators within Redondo Beach will now have to keep their distance from the city’s schools, due to an action taken by the City Council. In a separate agenda item, the city also took action to crack down on food trucks playing loud music, with a focus on The Esplanade. Based on recommendations […]
On Saturday, April 11, the first anniversary of King Harbor Brewing Company opening its doors, the company plans to push its tasting room out by the parking lot, turning it into a beer garden, hangout spot, and celebration of beer culture.
Letters to the Editor: hotels and volleyball courts in Hermosa, Horvath vs. Nafissi in Redondo Beach
Redondo revenge Dear ER: Congratulations Redondo Beach You just messed up again by voting down the fun. Measure B was supposed to be a way for us Palos Verdians to set up a little home away from home. Us people from Palos Verdes like to do a little something called “slumming.” When we go slumming […]
By David Mendez All Linda Hopkins wanted for her beloved cat, Leo, was a modicum of sincerity in response to his death at the jaws of neighboring dogs. After weeks of tumult, she seems to have finally gotten her wish. Hopkins had just moved into her new home not far from Prospect Avenue and Beryl […]
By David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council said goodbye to now-former District 5 Councilman Matt Kilroy at Tuesday’s meeting, ending his eight year tenure sitting at the dais with a standing ovation and the Key to the City. His opponent in the city’s 2013 mayoral race, Mayor Steve Aspel, gave a glowing introduction to […]
Money under the pillow Dear ER: I listened intently to the discussion at the March 24 Hermosa Beach city council meeting regarding raising the Transient Occupancy Tax, or hotel tax to increase city revenue. I heard something that night I’ve not heard before. The word hotel has gone from singular to plural . Simply put, […]
A developer is planning to build a new property less than a mile away from the AES power plant, site of the now-dead Harbor Village plan. Whether or not he will be able to move forward with the project depends on decisions to be made at the April 7 Redondo Beach City Council meeting. The […]