David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Memorial Day in Veteran’s Park Redondo Beach will observe Memorial Day at its Veterans Memorial, at Veterans Park, on May 27 at 1 p.m. The ceremony, which features a traditional retirement and replacement of the memorial’s American flag, will be keynoted by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Longeran, a veteran of the U.S. Army. […]

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LA murder parolee arrested afteralleged assault, burglary, kidnapping

by David Mendez A man, out on parole for murder, was arrested in Redondo Beach on Tuesday after allegedly breaking into a home, assaulting residents and attempting to kidnap a child. According to Redondo Beach police, the incident began at 7:30, when a man, later identified as Eric Terrell Davis, allegedly entered an unlocked garage […]

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Green Team divides and conquers its trash

Green Team divides and conquers its trash

  by David Mendez Parras Middle School’s Green Team made an appearance before the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education on Tuesday night to tout their accomplishments in shrinking the school’s trash output and organizing the trash output among its student body. The award-winning Green Team is the reason why the Parras campus […]

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Redondo Beach Mayor, Council angered by ‘vindictive’ records request

Redondo Beach Mayor, Council angered by ‘vindictive’ records request

  by David Mendez Redondo Beach’s mayor and two council members took to social media this week to express their outrage toward a wide-ranging public records request by the backers of the dormant Redondo Beach Waterfront project. The voluminous request was described by Mayor Bill Brand and Council Members Todd Loewenstein and Nils Nehrenheim as […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

BCHD holds Mental Health Awareness Month events Beach Cities Health District asks residents to join in observing Mental Health Awareness Month in May and in raising awareness about mental health and mental illness. According to BCHD, one in five people has a diagnosable mental health condition, and many adults and youth in the Beach Cities […]

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Waterfront developers sue over BeachLife deal

Waterfront developers sue over BeachLife deal

by David Mendez A company that wants to redevelop Redondo’s Waterfront has sued the city, challenging its 10-year agreement with the BeachLife music festival, which dominated the area this past weekend. The lawsuit also seeks to protect the company’s contentious redevelopment plan from restrictions approved by voters in 2017’s ballot Measure C. Redondo Beach Waterfront […]

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District partners with Friendship Foundation

District partners with Friendship Foundation

Franklin Park to become Special Needs transition program hub by David Mendez The Redondo Beach Unified School District will be partnering with the Friendship Foundation to transform the district’s defunct Franklin Elementary School from a preschool to partner on education programs for special-needs students, even beyond the district’s existing post-12th-grade Transition Program. The Friendship Foundation […]

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Avrick steps away, Flinn joins the board

Avrick steps away, Flinn joins the board

by David Mendez After eight years on the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education, and 20 years of going to school meetings, Anita Avrick will finally have her Tuesday evenings to herself, though not without a bit of melancholy. “It’s bittersweet — bitter, because it’s over, but sweet because Raymur is taking over,” […]

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RB Ed FoundationRBEF rocks out at Portofino

RB Ed FoundationRBEF rocks out at Portofino

       

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BCHD honors Bakaly, remembers Rasnick

BCHD honors Bakaly, remembers Rasnick

by David Mendez As Tom Bakaly bashfully approached the lectern at the 2019 Spirit of Wellness, he had one word for his colleagues and subordinates at the Beach Cities Health District. “Liars!,” he said, causing the room to burst into laughter. Bakaly, a typically quiet-spoken man who shies away from the spotlight, was the special […]

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Three Days in the Life

Three Days in the Life

        The BeachLife Festival is taking over the Beach Cities this weekend. Here’s what you need to know. by David Mendez Allen Sanford is only a few days away from the BeachLife Festival’s first day in the world, but he beams when he talks about how close it is from launching. “It’s […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

‘Round, ‘round, get around Looking to get around to BeachLife Festival? Here’s a list of the shuttle stops and parking lots affiliated with the festival. Shuttle Stops Stop 1: Tenth Street & Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach Stop 2: Francisca Avenue and Herondo Avenue, Redondo Beach Stop 3: Beryl Street and N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

RBEF to hold “rock’n” gala on Saturday The Rock’n RBEF Gala, benefitting the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation — and by extension, the Redondo Beach Unified School District — takes place this Saturday, April 27, starting at 6 p.m. at the Portofino Hotel. Attendees to the ticketed event will have access to a two-hour cocktail reception, […]

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Rick Crump, RB Triathlon wins honors

Rick Crump, RB Triathlon wins honors

by David Mendez Redondo Beach Triathlon organizer Rick Crump was honored with the Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2019 State of the City for his work in organizing the RB Tri, which he has done since 2006. “He’s stalwart, salt of the earth, and a cornerstone of our community,” Mayor Bill Brand said of […]

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City Council – Redondo presses on with County Fire survey

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council is moving toward potentially replacing its longstanding municipal fire department with Los Angeles County Fire services. In a 3-2 vote, the Council instructed City staff to proceed to the next step in LACoFD’s process, wherein the City begins negotiating a service agreement while the Fire District surveys […]

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