David Mendez

As plans for the new South Bay Galleria go before the Redondo Beach Planning Commission, residents question the inclusion of residential units

As plans for the new South Bay Galleria go before the Redondo Beach Planning Commission, residents question the inclusion of residential units

  Inside image A rendering of the New South Bay Galleria’s proposed open space. Image courtesy South Bay Galleria   by David Mendez During the last budget cycle, Redondo Beach made huge investments toward Artesia Boulevard, North Redondo’s most prominent throughway. More than $500,000 has been budgeted on streetscaping. Another $100,000 was set aside to […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Police Beat

Fatal traffic collision A single-vehicle roll-over traffic collision occurred in the area of Aviation Blvd. and Huntington Lane around 2 a.m. on Feb. 17. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle on its side. The vehicle contained 5 occupants, one of whom was pronounced dead at the scene despite live-saving efforts from officers. The driver was […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Redondo Beach About Town

Former Dodger and daughter visit Redondo Union High School Former Dodger Eric Karros and his daughter Mikah Maly-Karros spoke to more than 250 parents and students at Redondo Union High School on Feb. 6, on the importance of knowing your child and their purpose. Maly-Karros explained how, as a Beach Cities teen, she struggled to […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach to join regional power program

by David Mendez Despite the efforts of Councilman Nils Nerhenheim, the Redondo Beach City Council will move ahead with a plan to join a regional electrical power program. The City Council’s 4-1 vote came as the only significant item on the night’s Open Meeting agenda, and was a hold-over from the Council’s Jan. 17 meeting. […]

 David Mendez

As public agencies prepare for the Baby Boomer generation’s approach to old age, those same boomers take steps to enjoying their golden years

As public agencies prepare for the Baby Boomer generation’s approach to old age, those same boomers take steps to enjoying their golden years

Silver Tsunami by David Mendez When Mary Pizel moved to Redondo Beach from Huntington Beach three years ago, she was all but alone. The only people she was close with locally were her family, her daughter, and grandchildren. Her friends were an hour’s drive away. “Whenever I wanted to meet a friend, I had to […]

 Judy Rae

Beach activism – Women march in Redondo Beach

Beach activism – Women march in Redondo Beach

And the march goes on

 David Mendez

Redondo Council to oppose Senate housing dev. bills

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council unanimously decided to stand against two proposed legislative bills that would preempt local controls on housing development restrictions along major transit corridors, as well double existing housing development targets. “What’s going on in Sacramento is a further erosion of local control over land-use in our own town,” […]

 David Mendez

Parras students take strides to create policy, make change

Parras students take strides to create policy, make change

by David Mendez Janet Barker’s eighth grade English classes at Parras Middle School are working to change social policies, both great and small. Last Wednesday, Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi dropped by to offer his advice to Barker’s students as they worked through their Democracy in Action project. The project was based on Barker’s philosophy to bring […]

 David Mendez

Super Bowl 10K Traditions hold in 40th Annual Redondo 10K

Super Bowl 10K  Traditions hold in 40th Annual Redondo 10K

by David Mendez Though 2018 was a year of celebrating throwbacks at the 40th Annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K race, a new overall champion – and Beach Cities native – took the 10K crown. Former Redondo Union High runner Simon Schmidt, 25, with a time of 31:17, outpaced Stewart Harrell, 32:02, of Redondo […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Coffee With a Cop at Sacks on the Beach on Valentine’s Day Share some love, and coffee, with officers from Redondo Beach Police Department on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 8 to 10 a.m. during the latest edition of RBPD’s ongoing Coffee With a Cop series. Coffee With a Cop aims to bring police together with […]

 David Mendez

Lieu talks Congress, Russia and upcoming races

by David Mendez U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu was greeted with a standing ovation when he was introduced to at Torrance’s Toyota Meeting Hall last Wednesday night. “I don’t get that kind of applause in Washington D.C.,” he said. The event was held jointly by Indivisible South Bay, as well as Indivisible groups from San Pedro […]

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2018: Vote now for your favorite retailers and services

Best of the Beach 2018: Vote now for your favorite retailers and services

Show your support and appreciation for local retailers and services by voting them Best of the Beach.

 David Mendez

Healthy Living Campus BCHD holds off on permits until Fall

  by David Mendez Upon analyzing community feedback and receiving a structural assessment of existing buildings, the Beach Cities Health District has pushed back plans for its Health Living Campus. The district, which had hoped to request building permits in the next few months, no plans to request permits in Fall 2018. The change in […]

 David Mendez

Federal court abstains from ruling on CenterCal lawsuit

Federal court abstains from ruling on CenterCal lawsuit

by David Mendez A federal court will not rule on CenterCal Properties’ complaint against the City of Redondo Beach for terminating a lease framework regarding the all-but-dead Redondo Beach Waterfront project, leaving the decision to a California superior court. In an opinion issued Wednesday by Judge Stephen Wilson, of the U.S. District Court Central District […]

 Kevin Cody

Ted Koppel blames national divide on partisan cable, print journalism in Redondo Beach talk

Ted Koppel blames national divide on partisan cable, print journalism in Redondo Beach talk

Former ABC Newsline anchor TEd Koppel traced the decline in journalism standards, not to President Donald Trump calling respected news sources Fake News, but to the Federal Communication Commission’s 1987 decision to abandon the television and radio Fairness Doctrine.

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