Kevin Cody

King Harbor/Redondo Beach Boat and Stand-up Paddle Parade celebrates California Christmas

King Harbor/Redondo Beach Boat and Stand-up Paddle Parade celebrates California Christmas

Nearly two dozen boats and almost as many stand-up paddlers participated in the the 26th Annual King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade, presented by the King Harbor Yacht Club.

 Richard Foss

Nose on the prize

A Basq Kitchen chef Michael Mazzotta and his dog Capo train for one of the culinary arts most prestigious competitions

 David Mendez

Sides at standoff on local election laws

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council voted down a motion by Councilman Todd Loewenstein to discuss plans to come into compliance with statewide election laws, less than a week after Mayor Bill Brand vetoed a previous plan to comply with those same laws. “We had a lot of options to comply, and to […]

 Kevin Cody

Beach People – Billy’s Bells

Beach People – Billy’s Bells

A member of a pioneering diving family recycles retired scuba tanks

 Kevin Cody

South Bay firefighters fight ’round the clock to stop Ventura, Santa Clarita fires

South Bay firefighters fight ’round the clock to stop Ventura, Santa Clarita fires

South Bay fire fighters fought for 33 unbroken hours to protect homes threatened by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County this week, Area G (South Bay) Strike Team coordinator and Manhattan Beach Battalion Chief Mike Boyd said Wednesday morning.

 Kevin Cody

Cannery Row resurfaces at Zask’s Los Angeles gallery

Cannery Row resurfaces at Zask’s Los Angeles gallery

The Cannery Row Art Gallery in the cavernous warehouse of a former Redondo Beach wood mill, passed into South Bay folklore in 2010, after two decades of now legendary exhibits. On Saturday, Dec. 2, Cannery Row artist and owner Richard Stevens, with help from Peggy Zask, owner of SoLa (South Bay Contemporary), reassembled the artists and their work.

 Kevin Cody

Ruby remembered as ‘everyone’s friend,’ at paddleout in Redondo Beach

Ruby remembered as ‘everyone’s friend,’ at paddleout in Redondo Beach

Several hundred surfers and photo fans of Randy Ruby attended a paddleout in his memory Saturday morning at Torrance Beach. The day was made for photos of the kind Ruby was famous for — Torrance surfers inside overhead barrels on a warn glassy day. Mayor Bill Brand announced that the city will place a memorial bench on the Esplanade, above Torrance Beach where Ruby like to photograph surfers and meet with friends.

 Teri Marin

Redondo Beach About Town

Hotel Toy Drive The Redondo Beach Visitors Bureau and seven Redondo hotels are calling for locals and visitors to donate unwrapped gifts to benefit South Bay families through the local non-profit Cheer for Children. The seven hotels are: The Portofino Hotel & Marina, 260 Portofino Way, Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach, 300 N Harbor Drive, The […]

 David Mendez

RUHS teachers get trauma kit training

Rb trauma kit training Redondo Beach Police Officer Lauren McNeely lectures before a room of Redondo Union High School teachers. RBPD officers trained RUHS teachers how to use trauma kits over two days of one-hour sessions. Photo by David Mendez by David Mendez The Redondo Beach Police Department’s quest to equip Redondo teachers are to […]

 David Mendez

Flexible seating, classroom tech engage students

by David Mendez A group of kindergarteners, fourth graders and fifth graders from Beryl Elementary demonstrated a new classroom setup, called flexible seating, to the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education on Tuesday night. The seating plan, according to Principal Karen Mohr, is part of the school’s effort to work on mind-body connectedness […]

 Brad Jacobson

Steve and Brad Visit Casa Playa Restaurant in Redondo Beach

Steve and Brad Visit Casa Playa Restaurant in Redondo Beach

Steve Napolitano and Brad Jacobson visit Casa Playa Restaurant in Redondo Beach Imagine going to a restaurant as a kid, loving it so much that you buy it when you’re older! That’s exactly what Dave DahDah did with Casa Playa and he sits down with host Steve Napolitano in this episode of 2 Minute Reviews […]

 David Mendez

Community rallies for family left homeless by fire

Community rallies for family left homeless by fire

  by David Mendez Two South Redondo houses were damaged in a fire that spread between neighboring homes on Friday night, leaving one family searching for a new place to live. Tessa Bodey was out with her dog on their evening walk around 4:50 p.m. when she saw a small plume of smoke rising from […]

 Mark McDermott

Bearcoon comes to A Basq Kitchen for a special night of traditional food and song

Bearcoon comes to A Basq Kitchen for a special night of traditional food and song

by Mark McDermott “The Basques are noted for their love of singing. ‘On chant comme un Basque,’ You sing like a Basque, is a French expression for someone who sings loudly, well, and often.” Mark Kurlansky, “A Basque History of the World.” Among the scattered tribes of the Earth, few are quite so mysterious as […]

 David Mendez

Two homes damaged in Redondo Beach fire

Two homes damaged in Redondo Beach fire

by David Mendez Two South Redondo houses were damaged in a fire that spread between the neighboring homes on Friday night. Tessa Bodey was out with her dog on their evening walk around 4:50 p.m. when she saw a small plume of smoke rising from a home just west of Pacific Coast Highway on Garnet […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach and LA County propose buying power plant site

by David Mendez Elected officials from the Redondo Beach City Council, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the California Assembly gathered Monday morning at the site of the AES power plant on Harbor Drive to announce a joint effort to purchase the century-old power plant. The officials disclosed that the City of Redondo […]

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