Peerless farmer’s market Dear ER: In coastal cities all over the world, from Nice, France to Santa Monica, California, there are bustling Farmer’s Markets in the heart of the town. Farmer’s Markets serve the everyday needs of... Read more »
For the first time, there is a viable, realistic solution to eliminate the power plant in Redondo Beach. The owner of this private property has a zoning proposal called the “Harbor Village Plan” that presents an approach that is both balanced and financially feasible. Read more »
Stories and photos by Phil Garner Television influences us in ways we don’t expect. When I was young there was an endless stream of variety shows. It seemed that everyone hosted one. Singers, comedians and even a... Read more »
After over 100 years, the Redondo Beach waterfront will soon be free of a power plant. AES has finally admitted, by presenting an initiative for voter approval next March, that their power plant is not needed. Read more »
Barbara Grasso has always fought for constitutional rights. But the 78-year-old former workers’ rights lawyer never thought she’d have to do so in her retirement home.
Grasso was the president of the residents’ association at Casa de Los Amigos, a 136-unit independent senior living center on Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach, until its disbandment at the end of last year -- a dissolution she says was encouraged by Casa management. In an effort to revive the association, early this summer she posted flyers on bulletin boards throughout the complex. Read more »
Clark Adams, a dedicated family man and celebrated owner of Clark Adams Windows and Doors on Artesia Boulevard, died on July 27 of a brain aneurysm while in Snowbird, Utah for a family reunion. He was 61. Read more »
What’s good for the fisher is good for the bicyclist Dear ER: For those tasked with the decision making of whether or not to ban fishing from the Manhattan Beach pier, consider the following. The last two... Read more »
The power plant that has dominated the Redondo Beach waterfront for a century may be replaced by a mixed-use commercial, retail, and residential development as soon as 2020.
The development plan was disclosed today by AES Southland, which owns and operates the power plant.
Redondo Beach mayor Steve Aspel said the plant could stop producing power as soon as 2018. Read more »
The wall is coming down.
This October, the much-maligned wall that separates the Hermosa Beach Strand and Redondo’s northern border will finally be destroyed. The Redondo Beach City Council on July 15 approved plans to create a new gateway for the city’s entrance along Harbor Drive, knocking down the wall in order to create a public plaza and an improved bicycle path that will reconnect the Strand via a traffic-calming “gentle S-curve” through what is now a city parking lot. Read more »
Mayor vetoes public advisory vote for CenterCal waterfront proposal. The Waterfront Project proposed by developer CenterCal was almost put to a citywide public vote until Mayor Steve Aspel’s veto last week put an end to a council-approved move to consider seeking community consent.
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Fish or get off the pier Dear ER: Recently, a swimmer swimming from Hermosa Beach to Manhattan Beach was injured by a shark near the Manhattan Beach pier. The injury may have resulted from the shark being... Read more »
The Bottle Inn’s new Riviera Village location has a different ambiance from the original’s old-fashioned charm. The decor is stylish and contemporary, with recycled wood attached to the white walls to suggest a rustic cabin. Read more »
Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club founder Al Ching is retiring by nature and prefers to keep to himself in the hours before a race. That was not possible at the Iron Championships, hosted the Kai Elua Outrigger Club. Friends spanning five decades of paddling wanted to say hello and have their photos taken with him. Read more »