About Town Redondo: E-bikes, “Swim the Avenues” postponed, White House summons Northrop Grumman

E-bikes eliminate the need to search for parking while searching for surf. Photo by JP Cordero

City council to discuss e-bikes

The Redondo Beach city council will take up a discussion about e-bikes at a meeting yet to be determined this fall, following a Sept. 6 request by Councilman Todd Loewenstein.

The subject at this point is general – what is legal, what isn’t, how to make things safer. Councilman Nils Nehrenheim and Christian Horvath made a call earlier in the same meeting for more e-bike education. 

Four citations were written by police to students at Redondo Union High School on the first day of class in August – during a special effort by the Redondo Beach Police Department. 


“Swim the Avenues” postponed due to spill

The fourth annual “Swim the Avenues” open-water swimming event at Redondo Beach has been postponed from Sept. 11, until Sunday, Oct. 9, due to the sewage spill near Torrance Beach, and rain in the forecast.

Los Angeles County Lifeguards made the recommendation to delay the event, along with Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.


Northrop Grumman part of White House push for space workers

Northrop Grumman is one of a group of companies chosen by the National Space Council to 

help meet a rising demand for skilled and technical workers for the space industry. 

Vice President Kamala Harris made the announcement Sept. 9.

The new coalition begins in October, to be anchored by Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Other contributors include Blue Origin, SpaceX, Virgin Orbit and more. 

The coalition will set up three pilot programs – one on Florida’s space coast, another on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi and one in Southern California. 

Each will collaborate with entities such as unions, community colleges and more to demonstrate a “replicable and scalable” approach to attract, train and create job opportunities particularly for people from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM jobs. ER


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