David Mendez

Epilepsy Ride honors Cleland benefits research efforts

Epilepsy Ride honors Cleland  benefits research efforts

by David Mendez David Keane was working down the street at his then-Pier Avenue office in Hermosa Beach when he got a call that his five-year-old son Christian was having a seizure. “At that point, I didn’t know what a seizure was, let alone epilepsy,” Keane said. He sprinted out of his office to his […]

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City observes King with event, monument

City observes King with event, monument

by David Mendez When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke before an assembly at Cornell College’s King’s Chapel on Oct. 15, 1962, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he did so amid the tensions of the Civil Rights Movement. On that day, he decried the extreme positions of optimists and pessimists — those who either felt […]

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Budding developers win Lieu’s contest

Budding developers win Lieu’s contest

by David Mendez Two Redondo Union High School seniors were honored at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education. Julian Quevedo and Koray Mentesoglu, respectively, won first place and honorable mention in the 2019 Congressional App Challenge, sponsored by Representative Ted Lieu. Quevedo and Mentesoglu supported each other throughout […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

Signature count appears to force Gran recall; official count pending Proponents of the effort to recall Redondo Beach District 4 Councilman John Gran may have cleared the bar to force a recall election. A raw count of 2,814 signatures was submitted to the Redondo Beach City Clerk’s office on Jan. 9, alongside 240 signed requests […]

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Gran hits the pavement as recall petition window closes

Gran hits the pavement as recall petition window closes

by David Mendez By the end of the day on Jan. 9, Redondo Beach Councilman John Gran will better know if he’ll face a recall election stemming, in part, from his decision against a study to switch from municipal fire services to contracting with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. But Gran seems confident going […]

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Football levels playing field for RBPD cop, autistic man

Football levels playing field for RBPD cop, autistic man

by David Mendez A Redondo Beach police officer made a developmentally-disabled man’s day shortly after the end of the holiday season — just weeks after police were called to a disturbance call allegedly caused by that same man. On Dec. 12, RBPD Officer Evan Sackett was one of a group of officers called to respond […]

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Redondo’s commission vacancies a sign of electoral dysfunction

by David Mendez You need only four people to run a Redondo Beach commission meeting. That’s the minimum of appointed members to form a quorum on those boards, which exist largely to give advice to the city’s elected leaders and staff. On Oct. 9, only three members of the city’s Recreation and Parks Commission were […]

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Coffee cart stolen from non-profit amid holidays

Coffee cart stolen from non-profit amid holidays

by David Mendez ICAN, the Redondo Beach-based non-profit that teaches job and life skills with people with developmental disabilities, is seeking to recover after a coffee cart and trailer — valued at nearly $20,000 — was stolen from their forthcoming new home in Torrance. “Our clients are super sad, some were crying when they found […]

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RBPD rallies behind cancer diagnosis

RBPD rallies behind cancer diagnosis

by David Mendez Earlier this month, Redondo Beach Police Captain Jon Naylor received a request from his 11-year-old daughter Cait — she wanted him to shave her head. Getting home from a shift, he found out that a chunk of her hair had fallen out. Cait was near the end of her first month of […]

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Redondo Beach 2019 year in review

Redondo Beach 2019 year in review

Labor pains and waterfront changes mark Redondo’s 2019  by David Mendez Labor pains A 16 month stalemate between the City of Redondo Beach and its police officers ended in October, when the City Council approved a 2 percent base pay raise and a one-time bonus for each member of the Redondo Beach Police Officers Association. […]

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King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade 2019

King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade 2019

Hundreds turned out to watch the King Harbor Yacht Club’s 2019 King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade from all across the Redondo Beach waterfront on Saturday, Dec. 14. Waterfront Education’s Terapin took home the top Sweepstakes award from a field of 14 participating boats. Mark Hansen, the organizing committee’s seemingly-tireless representative, attributed the smaller crowd of […]

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ES politics – Brann bows out

ES politics – Brann bows out

Don Brann, 74, the oldest person to have served on El Segundo’s City Council, weighs the good and the bad that lays before his hometown

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Supervisors approve deaf-accessible warning system at Torrance Beach

Supervisors approve deaf-accessible warning system at Torrance Beach

by David Mendez An emergency evacuation system designed for hard-of-hearing beachgoers has gotten the green light from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, likely setting a Torrance Beach pilot program to be ready in time for the return of warm weather. On Tuesday, the Supervisors approved a pilot program for the Beach Emergency Evacuation […]

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Photo Gallery: 2019 King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade

Photo Gallery: 2019 King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade

Hundreds turned out to watch the King Harbor Yacht Club’s 2019 King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade from all across the Redondo Beach waterfront on Saturday, Dec. 14. Waterfront Education’s Terapin took home the top Sweepstakes award from a field of 14 participating boats. Mark Hansen, the organizing committee’s seemingly-tireless representative, attributed the smaller crowd of […]

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ICAN show empowers new artists

ICAN show empowers new artists

by David Mendez On Friday night, a few hundred feet off of Broadway, tucked behind a small church in South Redondo, a modest crowd had gathered to celebrate a group of men and women with developmental disabilities — many of whom were putting their art before the public for the first time. ICAN California Abilities […]

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