David Mendez

Gran served with intent to recall

Gran served with intent to recall

  Recall group says councilman’s vote against County fire study puts ‘lives at risk’ by David Mendez A group of Redondo Beach citizens are moving to recall Councilman John Gran in response to his vote killing the City’s study exploring contracting with Los Angeles County Fire Department services. Gran was the Council’s swing vote, pressing […]

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The case of the 70-year-old RUHS ring

The case of the 70-year-old RUHS ring

by David Mendez A mystery abounds as Redondo Union High School historians have fruitlessly attempted to find the original owner of a 1949 class ring that washed up on the shores of Hermosa Beach two months ago. Though researchers from both the school archivists and the RUHS Alumni Association have turned over a series of […]

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Redondo Beach’s 190th Street power lines may come down

Redondo Beach’s 190th Street power lines may come down

by David Mendez If the intersection of Herondo Street and Pacific Coast Highway is Redondo Beach’s front porch, the entranceway along 190th Street is covered with webs that mar one of the South Bay’s most majestic views. According to Mayor Bill Brand, the City of Redondo Beach may soon be able to clear the view, […]

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Redondo Beach Councilman Gran served with recall notice

Redondo Beach Councilman Gran served with recall notice

by David Mendez A group of Redondo Beach citizens are moving to recall Councilman John Gran in response to his vote killing the City’s study exploring contracting with Los Angeles County Fire Department services. Gran was the Council’s swing vote, pressing to approve a continuation of the study in April before reversing his position in […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

RBPD focuses on pedestrian safety, child passengers In order to reduce the number of vehicle crashes involving pedestrians, the Redondo Beach Police Department will have additional officers on patrol throughout the month of September, Pedestrian Safety Month, focusing on drivers and pedestrians who violate traffic laws that increase the risk of crashes. These violations include […]

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Redondo bans flavored tobacco, public smoking

Redondo bans flavored tobacco, public smoking

by David Mendez By 2020, Redondo Beach will be largely smoke-free thanks to a series of ordinances passed by the Redondo Beach City Council, banning smoking in most public places, requiring retailers to get licenses to sell tobacco, and forcing the city’s smokers to go elsewhere to buy flavored tobacco and vape products. According to […]

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Two men found dead at Torrance Beach ID’d

Two men found dead at Torrance Beach ID’d

Causes of death for Rodriguez, 30, and Alarid, 22, still unclear by David Mendez Two men that were found dead on Torrance Beach last week have been identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. However, the circumstances around the men’s deaths remain unclear. Brian Rodriguez, 30, of Redondo Beach and believed transient Daniel Pedro […]

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Rancho Palos Verdes RPV city manager Doug  Willmore to leave job

Rancho Palos Verdes  RPV city manager Doug   Willmore to leave job

by David Mendez Rancho Palos Verdes City Manager Doug Willmore announced on Wednesday that he is retiring from public service after a 15-year career, the last four of which were spent in Rancho Palos Verdes. He plans to take a position in the environmental industry. In a statement, Willmore said it’s “very bittersweet to leave […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

Council declines RBFA’s offer to fund study The Redondo Beach City Council declined to discuss an offer, made by the Redondo Beach Firefighters Association, to fund the second half of a study examining the costs of contracting fire services from Los Angeles County. During the open public comment portion of Tuesday night’s meeting, RBFA President […]

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RBUSD, City to approve policing partnership

RBUSD, City to approve policing partnership

  by David Mendez Redondo Beach police are a regular presence at Redondo Union High School, where School Resource Officers patrol the grounds with the aim of providing support to the school both as law enforcement and as a positive influence to Redondo students. Now, a partnership between the police department and the school district […]

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Two men found dead on Torrance Beach

Two men found dead on Torrance Beach

by David Mendez Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding two men found dead on the beach in Torrance this morning. According to Torrance Police Department Sgt. Alexander Martinez, police were called in at 6:58 a.m. on Aug. 30 to perform a welfare check on a man found along the shore, but well away from the […]

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Adam Gomez, 17, of Redondo Beach, dies in Arizona boat crash

Adam Gomez, 17, of Redondo Beach, dies in Arizona boat crash

  by David Mendez On Friday, after 53 hours of searching across the waters of Lake Havasu, a team of Mohave County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered the body of Redondo Beach’s Adam Gomez, who disappeared below the water’s surface after a boating accident two days earlier. Gomez was 17 years old. The accident took place on […]

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Redondo Beach Police Beat

RBPD to conduct DUI checkpoint on Friday, Aug. 30 The Redondo Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 30, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. DUI checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

Redondo Beach Library seeks applications for Teen Advisory Council The purpose of the Redondo Beach Public Library Teen Advisory Council is to involve middle and high school students in the development, promotion, and implementation of teen activities and services at the Redondo Beach Public Library. Members should have a strong interest in helping behind the […]

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Catalina mixed-use project takes first step

Catalina mixed-use project takes first step

by David Mendez A development plan to add 26 units of new housing to Redondo Beach took its first steps on Tuesday night, as the Redondo Beach City Council approved a reimbursement agreement with an environmental consultancy firm to produce an environmental review of the proposed mixed-use project. The Catalina Village project, as it is […]

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