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More razzle-dazzle in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

More razzle-dazzle in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Magic in the Air “Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” debuts at Universal Studios by Bondo Wyszpolski Enter Hogsmeade Village, and dozens of children can be seen flittering to and fro with their magic wands, waving them expectantly at designated sites and perhaps muttering spells and incantations. But the real magic as of this weekend is […]

 Randy Angel

Thousands gear up for 24th Village Runner 4th of July 5K

Thousands gear up for 24th Village Runner 4th of July 5K

By Randy Angel Before the barbecues and firework displays, thousands of participants and spectators will begin their Independence Day festivities in Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village. Village Runner celebrates its 24th year of hosting the 4th of July 5K Run/Community Walk presented by UCLA Health when the race begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 […]

 Randy Angel

Prep athletes earn All-CIF honors for outstanding spring seasons

Prep athletes earn All-CIF honors for outstanding spring seasons

By Randy Angel With their seasons — and for many their prep careers — complete, a number of local athletes earned one final award before summer vacation when the All-CIF teams for the spring season were announced recently. Baseball Redondo first baseman/pitcher Danny Zimmerman was selected to the All-CIF Division 1 baseball team. The 6-foot-, […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach Police Beat

Motorist arrested An intoxicated woman was arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer in northeast Hermosa last week, after she allegedly almost ran over a skateboarder. On the evening of June 15, police received reports of a woman driving with part of her vehicle on the sidewalk, and nearly hitting a passing skateboarder, according to […]

 Richard Foss

Pizza Coast Highway – Review of Mama D’s Redondo

Pizza Coast Highway – Review of Mama D’s Redondo

by Richard Foss Architecture creates expectations, and it can start communicating something about a business at first glance. You could be illiterate and still know what El Torito serves because of the hacienda look, and the same is true of places like Izakaya in Manhattan Beach, Captain Kidd’s, or any Denny’s in the world. That […]

 Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach Police Beat: Woman sexually assaulted on Ardmore, DUI Checkpoint Saturday

Sexual assault A woman was sexually assaulted late Saturday night on Ardmore Avenue, according to Manhattan Beach Police Department reports. The woman reported that she was walking to her car on the 800 block of Ardmore at about midnight when a man approached her from behind, knocked her to the ground, and assaulted her. The […]

 Ryan McDonald

Path on Hermosa Beach Greenbelt delayed for study

Path on Hermosa Beach Greenbelt delayed for study

Path on Greenbelt delayed for study

by Ryan McDonald A controversial proposal to install a path of decomposed granite along the Greenbelt in Hermosa Beach will be put off for further study, the City Council decided last week. The decision, by a 4-1 vote with Councilmember Carolyn Petty dissenting, appropriates $28,000, 10 percent of what was initially budgeted for the Greenbelt […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Chamber funds cut in $87.8 million city budget

Redondo Beach Chamber funds cut in $87.8 million city budget

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council passed its Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget late Tuesday night, balancing an $87.8 million budget alongside their own desires for their districts with a bit of political “horse trading,” as Mayor Bill Brand called it. Head-butting among the five council members is common during the budgeting process, but […]

 Mark McDermott

City of Manhattan Beach, activists prepare legal fight against Vista Del Mar lane closures

City of Manhattan Beach, activists prepare legal fight against Vista Del Mar lane closures

  by Mark McDermott The City of Manhattan Beach is exploring its legal options to force the reopening of lanes shut down by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation on Vista Del Mar, a key commuter route north for many South Bay residents that was put on a “road diet” nearly a month ago as […]

 Randy Angel

Swimmers are top finishers at Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard race

Swimmers are top finishers at Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard race

by Kevin Cody Saturday’s Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard Race reaffirmed the correlation between between swimming and paddling boarding, at least in smooth water. Erik Matheson, 44, of Culver City, won the Rock 2 Rock prone paddleboard division in 3:40:53. He finished just six seconds behind OC1 (outrigger canoe) paddler Brandon Hill, from the Kahakai Outrigger […]

 Randy Angel

Hermosa Surf Camp stokes 8,000 kids over two decades

Hermosa Surf Camp stokes 8,000 kids over two decades

by Deborah Paul Vince Ray was struggling with the question of what to do with his life when his El Camino College counselor advised him to “just go ahead and teach surfing.” Thanks to that advice, Ray is celebrating his 21st year as director of the Hermosa Beach Surf Camp. The camp meets each weekday […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach tale of trees and revenge ‘a bit of trolling’

Redondo Beach tale of trees and revenge ‘a bit of trolling’

by David Mendez A Redondo Beach-centered tale of revenge went viral online earlier this week, when a supposed arborist boasted of an alleged plan, sowing seeds for more than 120 giant trees to avenge a tree removed by the city. One of the trees, they wrote, was even planted in the backyard of former Mayor […]

 Randy Angel

Volleyball players vie for Queen of the Beach title in Hermosa Beach

Volleyball players vie for Queen of the Beach title in Hermosa Beach

By Randy Angel Many of the top female high school and college beach volleyball players will showcase their skills this weekend when the Queen of the Beach Invitational returns to Hermosa Beach. Hosted by Mira Costa girls beach volleyball coach and Olympic gold medalist Eric Fonoimoana, the 2nd annual tournament will be played June 24-25 […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Fitness, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Fitness, running, volleyball and more

Fitness: Allegiate Gym will be holding an eight-week strength and conditioning program for high school athletes. The program is $499 and consists of two 90-minute sessions per week held June 26 to August 21 at 1421 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach. For more information call 760-413-9407 or visit allegiategym.com. Lifeguards: The new Junior Guard Ocean Clinic […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town – Police Beat

Vish Chatterji named BCHD Board Member During a public meeting on Tuesday, the Beach Cities Health District Board of Directors appointed Redondo Beach resident Vish Chatterji to fill the vacant seat created by the April resignation of Lenore Bloss. Chatterji, who vied for a seat on the board in the 2016 election and narrowly lost […]

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