David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Bids rejected on Transit Center; city to seek new proposals The Redondo Beach City Council rejected all incoming bids to build its new Transit Center south of Artesia Boulevard, as all bidders eclipsed the project ’s budget by at least $2 million. The project is budgeted to cost $6.8 million, based on a 2015 estimate. […]

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Redondo Beach home damaged in two-alarm fire

Redondo Beach home damaged in two-alarm fire

by David Mendez A Redondo Beach home was severely damaged Friday morning in a two-alarm house fire that saw responses from four different fire departments. Neighbors responded just as quickly as the professionals, taking care of the owners who have lived in the home for more than 20 years. At about 8:05 a.m., Michele Belden […]

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Shores officially renamed for Patricia Dreizler

Shores officially renamed for Patricia Dreizler

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education unanimously approved the renaming of Redondo Shores Continuation School for Redondo Beach matriarch Patricia Dreizler on Tuesday. The name change from Shores to Patricia Allen Dreizler Continuation High School will officially take effect on or before Nov. 30 this year. A native of […]

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Higher Calling: Officials and neighbors skeptical of Redondo Beach’s ‘cannabis church’

Higher Calling: Officials and neighbors skeptical of Redondo Beach’s ‘cannabis church’

by David Mendez As the video begins, a camera pans over a couple dozen people packed into a small white room before focusing on a young woman standing before them. She’s flanked by a man in sunglasses. It’s a hot mid-August afternoon, and she’s barely audible over at least three fans as she reads from […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

  Artistic family pair ‘goes with the flow’ at chalk art festival   by David Mendez   Redondo Beach resident Penny Richards wasn’t shy as parents and kids alike came to admire her entry in this year’s Redondo Pier Chalk Art Festival, which she cheekily called the “Queen of Spades.” “Oh, she’s pretty!” one girl […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

Longtime South Bay Realtor Michele Ann McEwan passed away August 15, at her Redondo Beach home surrounded by her family. McEwan sold real estate locally for over 35 years, first with Century 21, then Re/Max Beach Cities and then Shorewood Realtors. Her community activities included serving as president of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. McEwan […]

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Planned police wall mosaic to ‘add zip’ to Civic Center

Planned police wall mosaic  to ‘add zip’ to Civic Center

by David Mendez A pair of Redondo Beach artists is planning to adorn one of City Hall’s blank canvases in a mosaic that celebrates an iconic South Bay pastime. Patti Linnett and Debbie Collette are on a final funding push to install a surfing-themed mosaic at the Redondo Beach Police Station. The five foot tall, […]

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Redondo considers ban on single-use plastics

by David Mendez Redondo Beach may follow the lead of neighboring Manhattan Beach in establishing a ban on single-use restaurant foam and plastic. In a split vote, the Redondo Beach City Council directed staff to use Manhattan Beach’s ban, approved in April, as a foundation for a local ordinance. The ban was brought forward as […]

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Lawndale urges Green Line go underground

Lawndale urges Green Line go underground

by David Mendez The LA Metro Green Line Light Rail Extension to Torrance is still in early stages, but the City of Lawndale is prepared to stand in the project’s path – unless the project goes underground, as once suggested by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Plain and simple, none of us support the options here,” […]

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Redondo Beach to defend Nehrenheim in civil trespass lawsuit

by David Mendez Redondo Beach will defend Councilman Nils Nehrenheim in a civil lawsuit brought against him by restaurateur Paul Hennessey over an alleged trespassing incident in June. The Redondo Beach City Council unanimously voted to defend their colleague in closed session, 4-0 with Nehrenheim’s recusal. “I want to thank my colleagues on that, and […]

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Nils demands defense in trespassing suit

Nils demands defense in trespassing suit

by David Mendez Redondo Beach Councilman Nils Nehrenheim is demanding that City Hall defend him in a personal lawsuit brought by restauranteur Paul Hennessey. Nehrenheim says that his 2017 vote to end a controversial dining deck program earned Hennessey’s ire, leading to a disputed ban from his restaurants and a civil lawsuit that alleges trespassing […]

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Social Host law vetoed after backlash in Redondo Beach

by David Mendez Redondo Beach’s criminal social host ordinance has been vetoed by Mayor Bill Brand, who killed the bill after receiving “significant concern” from residents. Feedback from those opposing the law felt that the city’s plan to levy misdemeanor charges against those believed to give teens alcohol was too strong. “Ultimately, the feedback was […]

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Green Line pay parking signs pulled after ‘miscommunication’

by David Mendez LA Metro has removed paid parking signs for the Redondo Marine Green Line Station, in North Redondo Beach after the signs were installed erroneously, Metro spokespeople said. Though the mistake came as the county public transit authority plans expanding paid parking throughout the system pay parking along the Green Line will roll […]

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Nehrenheim demands City’s defense in personal trespassing suit

Nehrenheim demands City’s defense in personal trespassing suit

by David Mendez Redondo Beach Councilman Nils Nehrenheim is demanding that City Hall defend him in a personal lawsuit brought by restauranteur Paul Hennessey. Nehrenheim says that his 2017 vote to end a controversial dining deck program earned Hennessey’s ire, leading to a disputed ban from his restaurants and a civil lawsuit that alleges trespassing […]

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Sanford’s BeachLife festival moved to May

by David Mendez The BeachLife Festival, Allen Sanford’s effort to bring a music, art and food festival to the Redondo Beach waterfront, will be postponed by seven months to May 2019, rather than the festival’s originally-planned Fall 2018 launch. “It’s much better to wait and plan this thing correctly than to rush a festival together,” […]

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