David Mendez

Samples takes aim at traffic

by David Mendez No Traffic. It’s little more than the size of a bug on his signs, but it’s a big part of Mel Samples’ District 5 City Council campaign. “We’ve got to do something about traffic. I used to be able to leave my house for my office, and on a really bad day […]

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Council approves revised Galleria plan

Council approves revised Galleria plan

by David Mendez The largest redevelopment project in Redondo Beach’s history was unanimously approved by the City Council early Wednesday morning, after an 8-hour hearing. The path is now open for the next version of the South Bay Galleria to include increased commercial space, affordable and market-rate apartment housing, a hotel and a skate park […]

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Redondo Beach City Council approves revised Galleria plans

Redondo Beach City Council approves revised Galleria plans

by David Mendez The largest redevelopment project in Redondo Beach’s history was unanimously approved by the City Council early Wednesday morning, after an 8 hour hearing. The path is now open for the next version of the South Bay Galleria to include increased commercial space, affordable and market-rate apartment housing, a hotel and a skate […]

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Brian Wilson, Bob Weir, Willie Nelson to headline Redondo’s BeachLife Festival

Brian Wilson, Bob Weir, Willie Nelson to headline Redondo’s BeachLife Festival

by David Mendez Music legends Brian Wilson, Bob Weir and Willie Nelson will lead an eclectic selection of bands in King Harbor for Redondo Beach’s three-day BeachLife Festival, running the weekend of May 3 to May 5. “In the South Bay, we don’t try to be cool, we just do what we do, and I […]

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Driver dies in fiery crash on Aviation Boulevard

Driver dies in fiery crash on Aviation Boulevard

A man died in Redondo Beach Saturday morning after his SUV crashed and caught fire on Aviation Boulevard.

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City on top of piling repairs

City on top of piling repairs

by David Mendez A pair of broken piles at the Redondo Pier is being repaired shortly after a video surfaced on social media showing one separated from its base. But according to city officials, the piles have been tagged for repair since a review by a city contractor in mid-December. On New Year’s Eve, Redondo […]

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Redondo Beach police wound man on Esplanade in domestic violence call

Redondo Beach police wound man on Esplanade in domestic violence call

Redondo Beach police wound man on Esplanade after responding to 911 calls about possible domestic violence.

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Emdee aims to ‘move forward’

Emdee aims to ‘move forward’

by David Mendez When Laura Emdee is asked why she puts herself through the rigor of public service, one response always pops into her head: Why don’t you? “If you don’t stand up for what you believe in, you don’t have any right to complain,” Emdee said. “That’s why I believe in public service. It’s […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

Women march on Redondo The third annual South Bay Women’s March is set for Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. in the Redondo Beach Marina parking lot, near Ruby’s Diner. The first march, in 2017, attracted more than one thousand participants, men, and women alike, from around the South Bay on the day of President […]

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Judge orders Solomon to change ballot text for Redondo Treasurer election

Judge orders Solomon to change ballot text for Redondo Treasurer election

by David Mendez A Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of incumbent Redondo Beach City Treasurer Steve Diels’ legal challenge over statements made in ballot literature by challenger Eugene Solomon. The judge ruled that three of four statements that describe Diels’ management of the Treasurer’s office were misleading or improperly critical, and must be […]

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Kensington nearing completion

Kensington nearing completion

by David Mendez Redondo Beach Unified School District Superintendent Steven Keller paused for just a second during a tour of The Kensington, an assisted-living facility that’s being built atop the site of a former RBUSD elementary school. He looked into an empty, unfinished closet, spotted a taped-over hole in the drywall, then looked over to […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

General Plan survey deadline extended The Redondo Beach General Plan Advisory Committee has extended its deadline to take a General Plan Land Use Survey until Jan. 17 to allow for expanded resident participation. To date, the survey has had more than 150 responses, though the organizers would prefer to have more than double that, and […]

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2018 Year in Review: Redondo Beach

2018 Year in Review: Redondo Beach

Pustilnikov buys AES by David Mendez The AES Redondo Generating Station found a buyer in 2018 after two years on the open market, and more than a decade of plans to redevelop the site. Plans for the site are unclear, but city officials are hoping to deal for half of the 51 acres to be […]

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Bulb-outs, cushions Approved

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council approved traffic calming changes for two mid-city neighborhoods in Districts 2 and 3, hoping to address rush-hour cut-through traffic in both. Residents along the 500-600 block of Paulina Avenue and the 700-800 block of Maria Avenue will see new measures, including a pair of no-left-turn signs timed […]

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City Council Bird rebuked as ban is planned

City Council  Bird rebuked as ban is planned

by David Mendez Bird may not have understood the impact of its unannounced 200-scooter “pop-up” demonstration earlier this month, but a handful of Redondo Beach residents and their elected representatives were more than willing to inform the company of its error at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, which went well after midnight. The angry and […]

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