David Mendez

Redondo Beach about town

General Plan Vision Statement survey closes Thursday, Nov. 16   The Redondo Beach General Plan Advisory Committee is seeking residents to help develop a Vision Statement looking toward the year 2040. A draft vision statement, mentioning Redondo’s beach lifestyle and family-friendly culture, alongside the city’s “embrace of creativity, innovation, and technological advances” is available for […]

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Parras robotics tourney a brain sport

by David Mendez It’s early evening at Parras Middle School, and teacher Melanie Sullivan sounds tired but happy. Behind her, there are the chaotic sounds of rambunctious middle schoolers – the Parras Middle School Robotics club is wrapping up practice for the day. “They were working hard — they’re a little anxious that they’re not scoring […]

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Mitchell remains despite Council split

by David Mendez   Planning Commissioner Marc Mitchell, who has been accused of threatening Mayor Bill Brand, will retain his seat on the city’s development body following an impassioned, deeply divided vote by the Redondo Beach City Council. Council members Christian Horvath, Laura Emdee and John Gran voted to continue a discussion to remove Mitchell […]

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Polly’s to move to Boardwalk

RB pollys.jpg Beloved restaurant Polly’s on the Pier will move to the International Boardwalk to accommodate for the closure and eventual reconstruction of the deteriorating Sportfishing Pier. File photo   by David Mendez Polly’s on the Pier will be moving from its nest on King Harbor’s Sportfishing Pier to a new location on the International […]

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Waterfront Development CenterCal lease agreement severed

Waterfront Development CenterCal lease agreement severed

by David Mendez The City of Redondo Beach has terminated its lease agreement with Waterfront: Redondo Beach developer CenterCal Properties. The action follows a lawsuit filed by CenterCal in federal court claiming, among other things, that the City has violated CenterCal’s right to property and due process. CenterCal’s claim follows the City’s passage of Measure […]

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Mitchell facing removal following alleged threats

Mitchell facing removal following alleged threats

  by David Mendez Redondo Beach Planning Commissioner Marc Mitchell may be removed from his position as a result of allegations that he threatened Mayor Bill Brand at a Commissioners reception at the Hilton Garden Inn last Friday. Brand said he plans to propose removing Mitchell from Planning Commission at the Nov. 14 Redondo Beach […]

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Newly commissioned unit presented at Vets Park

Newly commissioned unit presented at Vets Park

by David Mendez The Saturday morning ceremony to commission a new division of the United States Naval Sea Cadets went swimmingly at Redondo Beach’s Veterans Park. The South Bay Division of the USNSC had been in the works for more than eight months prior to the Oct. 28 ceremony, according to LTJG Doug Irvine, who […]

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Families and fun fashion turn heads at Trick or Treat

Families and fun fashion turn heads at Trick or Treat

by David Mendez Hundreds of people filled Catalina Avenue for Riviera Village’s 2017 Halloween Trick or Treat. The sidewalks were lined with families trick or treating at local retailers, while the costumed and onlookers alike took in the sights from the middle Catalina Avenue, which was closed to vehicle traffic. The Richard family once again […]

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Beach Cities Health District Brain health study approved by board

Beach Cities Health District  Brain health study approved by board

  by David Mendez The Beach Cities Health District will partner with nationally-recognized neurology experts for a three-year study to better understand the link between healthy lifestyle changes, resulting from the Health District’s Blue Zones Project, and brain health in older adults. An agreement approved by the BCHD Board of Directors last week would pay […]

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Redondo Beach about town

RBUSD reaches Staff agreement The Redondo Beach Unified School District Board of Education approved collective bargaining agreements with teacher and staff associations at its Oct. 24 meeting, putting an end to the latest round of negotiations. Agreements include one percent salary increases, classroom relocation stipends, assurances that extra duty assignments would be paid at an […]

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Peninsula Education Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Roma Mistry

Peninsula Education Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Roma Mistry

Roma Mistry put the Peninsula Education Foundation on a solid footing during here two term presidency

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Redondo Beach about town

Prescription Drug Take-Back scheduled this weekend The Redondo Beach Police Department will take part in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back campaign with a take-back event on Saturday, Oct. 28. People may drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs to drop off, and they are not required to be in their original […]

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Indoor archery range approved near Galleria

Indoor archery range approved near Galleria

by David Mendez Redondo Beach will be home to an archery range on the city’s north side, following approval from the city’s Planning Commission last week. Redondo Beach resident Paul Farbman, owner of South Bay Archery Lessons, received the go-ahead to convert a warehouse space at 1300 Kingsdale Ave., just south of the South Bay […]

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Domestic violence survivors’ tales shine at Redondo Beach vigil

Domestic violence survivors’ tales shine at Redondo Beach vigil

by David Mendez A giant painting of a purple memorial ribbon hung behind Amber as she stood up before more than 120 people Saturday night. She had lost her voice that day and spoke with little more than a croak. But by the time she finished, the already-respectful crowd was rapt with attention. “I am […]

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Photographer Randy Ruby documented South Bay beach life

Photographer Randy Ruby documented South Bay beach life

by David Mendez   Beloved Redondo Beach photographer Randy Ruby, known for his photos documenting the beauty of South Bay beach life and for his Hawaiian shirts and infectious happiness, died Monday, due to complications from cancer. He was 63 years old. The announcement was made on his Facebook page, posted by his sisters Elizabeth […]

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