David Mendez

Redondo Beach police report names “out of policy” incidents in use of violence

Redondo Beach police report names “out of policy” incidents in use of violence

  by David Mendez Late on New Year’s Eve, 2015, Redondo Beach Police Officer responded to a disturbance on the 1700 block of Camino de la Costa. There, Redondo officers encountered Carleen Humphrey. According to incident reports, police were called to the scene by Humphrey’s boyfriend, who complained that she had too much to drink, […]

 Paul Teetor

Shooting star: the passing of 18-year-old Redondo Union student and basketball player Ryse Williams  leaves the Sea Hawk community in shock

Shooting star: the passing of 18-year-old Redondo Union student and basketball player Ryse Williams  leaves the Sea Hawk community in shock

Shooting star by Paul Teetor Thursday June 22 was a long-awaited day of pride and joy for many high school basketball coaches as they watched young men they had coached get drafted into the NBA. Congratulations flowed on social media like confetti raining down on a parade. But for Redondo basketball coach Vic Martin June […]

 David Mendez

[UPDATE] Police ask for public’s help in finding young Redondo Beach woman

[UPDATE] Police ask for public’s help in finding young Redondo Beach woman

Charlotte Yieng Soun Pitzer, 22, of Redondo Beach went missing on June 20. Photo courtesy RBPDby David Mendez UPDATE: Charlotte Yieng Soun Pitzer has been found. RBPD announced at 4:16 p.m. that Pitzer was located at a local hospital and has been reunited with her family. The original story is below. Redondo Beach Police are asking […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach School District explores separating from City

Redondo Beach School District explores separating from City

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education has directed district staff to explore withdrawing from the Redondo Beach City Charter. Should the district elect to sever itself from the City Charter, it would effectively complete a separation between the two bodies that seems to exist in all but a select […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach to revisit King Harbor boat ramp plans

Redondo Beach to revisit King Harbor boat ramp plans

by David Mendez A conflicted Redondo Beach City Council, short one member, directed staff to delay responding to California Coastal Commission inquiries regarding an incomplete application for the proposed King Harbor Boat Ramp at Mole B until hearings can be held to take further public input. As part of their direction, staff will also hold […]

 Judy Rae

Redondo Beach – Public Notice Master Fee

 Judy Rae

RUHS Jazz Band perform at Redondo Ed Foundation gala, Ciara Smith remembered

RUHS Jazz Band perform at Redondo Ed Foundation gala, Ciara Smith remembered

Ciara Smith remembered

 David Mendez

About Town in Redondo Beach: RBPD’s internet “meet-up” spot

    RBPD establishes internet purchase Meet-Up Spots at police station The Redondo Beach Police Department has established an official “Meetup Spot” for buyers and sellers using internet or mobile marketplace applications “OfferUp.” These meetup spots are sometimes referred to as “Internet Purchase Exchange Locations,” and allow for buyers and sellers to avoid giving personal […]

 David Mendez

Beyond Prohibition: Redondo Beach weighs the pros and cons of legal cannabis

Beyond Prohibition: Redondo Beach weighs the pros and cons of legal cannabis

by David Mendez The last two meetings of the Redondo Beach Planning Commission have dealt, in large part, with a concern that much of California has faced since voters passed Proposition 64 last November: What are we going to do about cannabis? On May 18, after hours of public comment and deliberation over two meetings, […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach City Council aims to split Chamber and Visitors Bureau

Redondo Beach City Council aims to split Chamber and Visitors Bureau

by David Mendez On Tuesday night, the Redondo Beach City Council began its attempt to reconcile the hundreds of thousands of dollars it sends to the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau each year for tourism, promotional and event services. The lengthy meeting, which stretched until 2:30 a.m., was also the first test […]

 Mike Purpus

Champion skateboarder, surfer Ty Page invented pop shove-it

Champion skateboarder, surfer Ty Page invented pop shove-it

    by Mike Purpus Former professional skateboarder and surfer Ty Page passed away last Thursday, just two days before the memorial paddleout for Redondo Beach surfboard shaper Don Swift. Page passed away, at age 59, at his home in Park City, Utah. Both he and Swift succumbed to inoperable brain tumors. Page was a […]

 Mark McDermott

Tony’s Secret War : The Redondo pier’s godfather and his unheralded heroics in WWII

Tony’s Secret War : The Redondo pier’s godfather and his unheralded heroics in WWII

[this article was originally published on January 19, 2011] by Mark McDermott The letter was handwritten in a carefully printed script in the dark of night. Like so many members of his generation, Tony Trutanich was a devoted correspondent to his loved ones. But in a letter  written to his newlywed wife, Doris, from a […]