Kevin Cody

Heroisms, tragedies mark 2015 Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor awards

Heroisms, tragedies mark 2015 Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor awards

Los Angeles County lifeguards and three local surfers were recognized for acts of ocean heroism during the past year at the annual Lifeguard Medal of Valor dinner, sponsored by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce. Australia’s Victoria Lifeguard Team attended the dinner.

 Richard Foss

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Tara Thai, a pleasant surprise

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Tara Thai, a pleasant surprise

Architects like creative spaces, odd curves and alcoves that give a building character, while tenants generally prefer symmetrical squares and rectangles. The regular spaces make it easy to find furniture and to rearrange it at will, though the resulting business is more likely to look mathematical than artistic. Restaurants are like water, fitting into oddly […]

 David Mendez

‘Legal Diva’ Loredana Nesci found dead in North Redondo home, boyfriend charged with murder

‘Legal Diva’ Loredana Nesci found dead in North Redondo home, boyfriend charged with murder

By David Mendez Reality television star and “Legal Diva” Loredana Nesci was found dead today in her North Redondo Beach home. Robert Reagan, her partner and father of the couple’s five-year-old child, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with murder. There are no other suspects, according to police. Redondo Beach Police officers responded […]

 David Mendez

Cape Point project in South Redondo Beach faces denial

Cape Point project in South Redondo Beach faces denial

For the second time in less than a week, a potential Redondo Beach mixed-use development is on the road toward being denied by city decision-makers. At Tuesday’s Redondo Beach City Council meeting, a public hearing regarding the Cape Point project at 1914-1926 Pacific Coast Highway was continued by the council until next month, intended to […]

 David Mendez

‘Surplus ordnance’ washes up on Redondo Beach

‘Surplus ordnance’ washes up on Redondo Beach

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department blew up an unusual package in Redondo Beach Tuesday afternoon, when a container marked as military surplus explosives was discovered in the water by Redondo Beach Harbor Patrol. The controlled detonation took place at about 1 p.m. The 18-inch square container was found around 10 a.m., about 200 yards offshore by Harbor Patrol, […]

 David Mendez

Legado Redondo mixed-use project faces its end

Legado Redondo mixed-use project faces its end

For all their adherence to code and work with Redondo Beach’s planning department, the Legado Companies’ inability to build trust with its neighbors may cause its downfall, according to the Redondo Beach Planning Commission. On July 16, the commission moved forward with steps to deny the company’s proposed mixed-use project on 1700 South Pacific Coast […]

 David Mendez

Redondo wetlands complicate power plant plans

Redondo wetlands complicate power plant plans

The future of the AES power plant appears to hinge on how significant the California Energy Commission deems the wetlands that existed at the site more than a century ago. That was among the central points the July 9 California Coastal Commission meeting at which a staff report on the AES site was presented and […]

 David Mendez

A Special Opportunity: the Beach Cities welcome Special Olympians

A Special Opportunity: the Beach Cities welcome Special Olympians

The Beach Cities overcome obstacles to give foreign athletes arriving for the Special Olympics a memorable visit

Host Town Manhattan Beach began as a hopeful thought floating through the minds of longtime Special Olympics volunteers. John Peetz, a board member of Special Olympics Southern California, returned home from a meeting last year regarding the Los Angeles World Games. Intrigued by the idea of the Special Olympics Host Town program discussed at that […]

 David Mendez

Casa de los Amigos residents raise pennies for pines

From the comfort of their motor scooters, Casa de los Amigos residents Ellen Jordan and Anita Boyance are working to help replant California’s wildfire-ravaged forests — one penny at a time. Jordan and Boyance, who have made themselves into community event planners at the South Redondo retirement home, took it upon themselves two months ago […]

 David Mendez

Redondo’s Seaside Lagoon users get parking fee break

Redondo’s Seaside Lagoon users get parking fee break

The Redondo Beach City Council restructured parking payment rates by the waterfront in what was the biggest action during an otherwise breezy meeting. The new resolution was made to adjust a previously-adopted resolution, with the aim of giving a break to users of Redondo Beach Marina’s surface parking lot, particularly for users of the city’s […]

 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]

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 […]