David Mendez

Redondo Beach Residents eye Healthy Living Campus plans

Redondo Beach Residents eye Healthy Living Campus plans

by David Mendez There were a few common themes shared by residents attending Beach Cities Health District’s first scoping meeting for its planned Healthy Living Campus redevelopment, held at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Monday night. The meeting was the first step toward satisfying California Environmental Quality Act obligations, in which BCHD collected […]

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Redondo Beach Health report lays out three year plan

Redondo Beach Health report lays out three year plan

by David Mendez The Beach Cities Health District has laid out its health priorities for the next three years, and while it continues to prioritize Blue Zones-related tenets of nutrition and exercise, its latest report indicates the Health District has expanded its priorities. “I think the biggest takeaway from our data is that we’re a […]

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Redondo Beach This week’s Swim the Avenues event hopes to build momentum and tradition as Redondo hopes to host an Olympic event

Redondo Beach This week’s Swim the Avenues event hopes to build momentum and tradition as Redondo hopes to host an Olympic event

by David Mendez For many, many minutes after open-water swimmer Quinn Fitzgerald marched himself out of the ocean off of Torrance Beach, following a test swim on a Thursday morning in May, he was unable to peel the smile off of his face. “It was beautiful, refreshing. It was pretty great to see dolphins — […]

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Redondo Beach SCVC’s 17 Quiksilver win championship

Redondo Beach SCVC’s 17 Quiksilver win championship

Southern California Volleyball Club’s 17 Quiksilver team took first place in USA Volleyball’s Boys Junior Volleyball Championships, which ran June 30 through July 7. SCVC’s 17 Quiksilver beat Balboa Bay’s 17 Blue in three sets during the July 7 final to win the championship. The team is led by Head Coach Cameron Green, and Assistant […]

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Manhattan Beach About Town

Cloud lifted Over Verandas New York Food Company announced this week that it has signed a five-year lease extension for the Verandas Beach House, the wedding and event venue it has operated for the past 20 years. The lease extension puts to rest longtime rumors that the former Orville and Wilbur’s restaurant site at Rosecrans […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

Sewing Rebellion at the libraries The Redondo Beach Public Library is fomenting fabric-based rebellion at its two libraries this month, beginning with an introduction to the sewing machine this Saturday, July 13. Participants will learn a brief history of the sewing machine, as well as about the machine itself. They will then learn how to […]

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Redondo Beach Council ponders pickleball at public parks

Redondo Beach Council ponders pickleball at public parks

by David Mendez The packed chambers of the Redondo Beach City Council were fiercely split on Tuesday evening, as many residents argued passionately — based on both personal experience and empirical evidence — over a surprisingly important issue: pickleball. Redondo’s Council was discussing the ball-and-paddle sport (which is a child-and-senior-friendly mix of wiffleball, tennis and […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

Muratsuchi’s smartphones-at-schools bill signed by governor Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s Assembly Bill 272 this week. The bill encourages California school districts to develop and adopt policies that limit or prohibit student use of smartphones on school grounds during school hours, with specific exceptions. The law doesn’t force school districts to […]

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A plan for the homeless residents of Redondo Beach

A plan for the homeless residents of Redondo Beach

Down, But Not Out by David Mendez Jem La Don is a man of ideas. He grew up in South LA, and like many living on the bounds of society, he’s moved around quite a bit over the years, including Glendale, and the San Fernando Valley. But Redondo Beach feels like home to him (his assumed […]

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Movie-prop ‘ pipe bomb’ prompts evacuation

Movie-prop ‘ pipe bomb’ prompts evacuation

by David Mendez Businesses in a Redondo Beach industrial park were evacuated Wednesday morning, after police were alerted to a possible explosive device found outside of a business — a device that, after closer inspection, turned out to be a prop device, likely those used in film or television productions. Police were called to Specialty Doors, […]

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Hermosa Beach About Town

Extra police presence for 4th Public safety officials will be out in force for the upcoming Fourth of July as part of Hermosa Beach’s attempts to continue to limit raucous behavior on the holiday. Existing prohibitions on fireworks, underage drinking, and drinking in public will all be strictly enforced, according to a letter from Acting […]

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Boiling Point: As Redondo’s homelessness numbers increase, so does resident resentment

Boiling Point: As Redondo’s homelessness numbers increase, so does resident resentment

by David Mendez Ashley Roberts was still shaking as she gathered herself outside the Redondo Beach City Council chambers on June 4, before speaking in defense of herself and others like her who live on the streets of the Beach Cities. “I feel like people look at us like we’re not human — we’re people […]

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RUHS tops RBPD in friendly slow-pitch softball game

RUHS tops RBPD in friendly slow-pitch softball game

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach Police Department took the field against Redondo Union High School’s Varsity Baseball team last Thursday, losing 9 to 6 in nine innings of friendly slow-pitch softball — or at least, as friendly as it could be with RUHS Coach Andy Diver relentlessly heckling the cops. The game was all […]

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Redondo Beach Mayor Brand diagnosed with cancer, will continue to fulfill duties

Redondo Beach Mayor Brand diagnosed with cancer, will continue to fulfill duties

by David Mendez Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand has been diagnosed with lung cancer, he announced via social media on Friday afternoon. The diagnosis marks Brand’s third fight against  cancer. However, he says his doctors believe he can manage the disease and fulfill his duties as Mayor during treatment. According to a post on his […]

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Grocery Outlet fills the grocery gap in North Redondo

Grocery Outlet fills the grocery gap in North Redondo

by David Mendez Artesia Boulevard has a supermarket again. Grocery Outlet finally opened its doors last Thursday, June 6, filling a long-empty gap for those who missed having a supermarket near the intersection of Artesia and Rindge Road. Grocery Outlet, and its building-mate CVS Pharmacy, take over the long-vacant space that once held a Haggen, […]

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