David Mendez

AES’s wallet dwarfs R4’s, but doesn’t dominate its grassroots spirit

Since the submission of the Harbor Village plan and the Measure B ballot initiative, opponents of AES’s effort to rezone the land under the Redondo Generating Station knew that they were in for an uphill battle. But the figures from the latest campaign funding statements outpace what anyone might have projected, even given the more […]

 Kevin Cody

Letters 2/26/15

Letters 2/26/15

O why? Dear ER: As a South Bay resident, local businessman, and leader of one of our region’s most-respected environmental organizations, I feel compelled to simplify the economic choice facing Hermosa residents. There has been much discussion about the $17.5 million settlement fee payable to E & B should Measure O not pass. What is […]

 David Mendez

CenterCal project fills market deficit in Redondo Beach, study finds

CenterCal project fills market deficit in Redondo Beach, study finds

A study shows that a strong market exists for the proposed commercial uses of the Waterfront Project.

 David Mendez

Among Redondo City Council campaign donations, Kartounian’s got the numbers, but Nafissi has the locals

Redondo Beach’s District 3 City Council race is entering its home stretch, meaning that the fundraising push for the final run is on. While Sam Kartounian has both the largest sum of money raised as well as the most donors, Candace Allen Nafissi is unquestionably the leader in obtaining donations from the residents of Redondo […]

 Kevin Cody

Letters 2/19/15

Letters 2/19/15

Be gone! Dear ER: There’s something seriously wrong when an $18 billion corporation spends over $400,000 to flood our city with propaganda, TV ads, robo calls, etc. AES hijacked the citizen’s initiative process, convincing a short-term Redondo Beach resident to submit this initiative, now known as Measure B, on their behalf. It’s a blatant corruption […]

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Measure B opponents host town hall meeting

Redondo Beach Measure B opponents host town hall meeting

Redondo Beach Councilman Bill Brand is expected to be among the speakers at a town hall meeting about Measure B, hosted by R4. Photo by Brad Jacobson

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Mayor fills Catalina Coffee after political opponents ‘hit them on Yelp’

Redondo Beach Mayor fills Catalina Coffee after political opponents ‘hit them on Yelp’

Redondo Beach’s Catalina Coffee Company was buzzing on Thursday morning, thanks to an event organized to counter a series of social media posts criticizing the cafe for its owner’s stance on a ballot initiative that would replace the city’s aging power plant with mixed-use and retail development. On Feb. 5, cafe owner Jeff Sallee released […]

 Esther Kang

Two is better than one

Two is better than one

Redondo Beach-based Pritzkat & Johnson Architects is 10 years old this May and picking up speed

 Kevin Cody

Letters 2/12/15

Letters 2/12/15

A game changing opportunity If Hermosa Beach Measure O passes, our city will receive millions of dollars that can be used to hire more firefighters and police, upgrade our sewers, stop storm water pollution from polluting our beaches, fix our streets, and much more.  Our schools stand to receive millions of dollars to help maintain […]

 David Mendez

Power play: The fight over Measure B and Redondo’s waterfront

Power play: The fight over Measure B and Redondo’s waterfront

When Eric Pendergraft came to Redondo Beach in 2006, he had no idea that he’d have to learn how to run political campaigns, or rehabilitate tenuous relationships with public entities. He was just an engineer who liked power plants. But now, just shy of a decade of near-constant conflict, it seems that peace is almost […]

 Mark McDermott

Redondo Beach’s Chez Melange raided by CHP, state tax agency; chef suffers heart attack

Redondo Beach’s Chez Melange raided by CHP, state tax agency; chef suffers heart attack

Chez Melange, the celebrated Redondo Beach restaurant, was raided last Thursday by officers from the California State Highway Patrol in connection with an investigation of possible tax fraud being conducted by the California State Board of Equalization.

 David Mendez

Redondo Union’s Lounge keeps kids off the street

Redondo Union’s Lounge keeps kids off the street

On one side of the building, music is blaring, and the room is loud with laughter. Kids are eating pizza and playing cards, shooting pool, and playing table-tennis. Across a dividing wall, tables and chairs are filled with students nose-deep in their textbooks. It’s quiet enough to hear pencils scratching on paper. Student tutors walk […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach council candidate Nafissi fired-up against B

Redondo Beach council candidate Nafissi fired-up against B

As Candace Allen-Nafissi arranged the routes of the 15 volunteers who were at her house, preparing to help her knock on the doors of her neighbors in Redondo Beach’s District 3, only one thing distracted her from the task at hand: Her three-year-old son’s voice, cutting across the house, yelling out to his father, or […]

 Kevin Cody

Letters 02/05/15

Letters 02/05/15

Wowing the judge Dear ER: I read with interest your article “School of wow” (ER January 29, 2015). Over the last couple years I have had the opportunity to work with Redondo High Assistant Principal Lindsey Corcoran in connection with the school’s Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial team and Teen Court. She is bright, energetic […]

 David Mendez

One dead, one injured as a elderly pedestrians are struck by bus in Redondo Beach

One dead, one injured as a elderly pedestrians are struck by bus in Redondo Beach

An elderly man is dead and a woman seriously injured after a bus struck the two pedestrians Wednesday evening in Riviera Village.