David Mendez

Horvath holds on in District 3 election

Horvath holds on in District 3 election

by David Mendez District 3 Councilman Christian Horvath has secured reelection based on the post-election night vote tallies from the March 5 General Election posted by the Los Angeles County Recorder Registrar’s Office on March 8. Horvath now leads challenger Candace Nafissi in the City Council race 1,587 votes to 1,299, for 54.9 percent of […]

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Fine family says farewell to Kite Festival

Fine family says farewell to Kite Festival

by David Mendez Redondo Beach’s annual kite festival could be seen as an unofficial start to the spring, as well as a semi-official start to the warm season for pier merchants. Each year, hundreds of families gladly pay for their kids and loved ones to fly bright, multi-colored kites south of the Redondo Pier. But […]

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Underground parking structure plan sunk by costs

Underground parking structure plan sunk by costs

by David Mendez A plan to build a subterranean parking structure in Riviera Village, at the existing Triangle parking area near Trader Joe’s, appears to be sunk, for now, by construction costs ranging between $18.6 million to $32.8 million. “I wish we had the money to do something, but we don’t right now,” said Councilman […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

Redondo Union JROTC Burger Night Redondo Union High School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program is hosting a Burger Night Fundraiser on Friday, March 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. at American Legion Post 184, 412 Camino Real. All proceeds go to support the JROTC program, which helps develop leadership, discipline, and character […]

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Incumbents hold lead in early count

Incumbents hold lead in early count

by David Mendez The first round of ballots have been counted, and based on early returns Redondo Beach residents have re-elected City Council members Christian Horvath and Laura Emdee and City Treasurer Steve Diels. As of the Election Night count at 11:20 p.m., Horvath led in his District 3 race over Candace Nafissi with 55 […]

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Soon-Shiong stirs crowd withGeneral Assembly presentation

Soon-Shiong stirs crowd withGeneral Assembly presentation

by David Mendez Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is a surgeon, philanthropist, entrepreneur and as of last year, the chairman of the Los Angeles Times. Last Thursday, he became a rockstar among South Bay government policy wonks. Soon-Shiong was the keynote speaker at the 20th Annual South Bay Cities Council of Governments General Assembly, themed “Celebrating the […]

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Redondo Beach incumbents hold a lead in early vote count

Redondo Beach incumbents hold a lead in early vote count

by David Mendez The first round of ballots have been counted, and based on early returns Redondo Beach residents have re-elected City Council members Christian Horvath and Laura Emdee and City Treasurer Steve Diels. As of the Election Night count at 11:20 p.m., Horvath led in his District 3 race over Candace Nafissi with 55 […]

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Boardwalks and ballot boxes

Boardwalks and ballot boxes

by David Mendez Waterfront development is front-and-center in Redondo Beach’s 2019 City Council elections — just as it has been for the past four years. But this time, rather than a bogeyman or a beacon of hope, the long-mothballed CenterCal Properties Waterfront project is being used as a election-season cudgel by District 3 and District […]

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Redondo Beach About Town

Election Day on March 5 Redondo Beach’s all mail-in-ballot election concludes on March 5, but voters have a variety of ways to make sure their ballot is counted beyond dropping it into the nearest postal box. Voters may drop their sealed-and-signed ballot envelope at the Redondo Beach Public Library’s Main Branch, 3030 N. Pacific Coast […]

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Redondo approves new ‘Granny flat’ laws

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council approved a pair of ordinances on Additional Dwelling Units, issuing tighter restrictions than existing state law on where and how so-called “Granny Flats” can be locally built. Redondo’s new laws — drawn for both the city’s coastal and inland zones — sets minimum lot size restrictions for […]

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Make coffee and comics at Redondo Library’s How-To Festival

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach Public Library is expanding its effort to encourage lifelong learning this weekend, holding its first How-To Festival on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at both the Main Library and North Branch Library. The Festival plans to pack 20 total workshops into four hours at the […]

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Redondo Beach About Town – Mayor’s State of the City on Friday

Mayor’s State of the City Fri., Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. Mayor Bill Brand will once again present his 2019 State of the City address on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. This is the second year he’s elected to hold a State of the City address in […]

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Pustilnikov agrees to 25 park acres at AES

Pustilnikov agrees to 25 park acres at AES

Council seeks $30M in state grant funds to create park at power plant site

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Redondo Beach’s police and firefighters can’t come to terms with City Hall on a labor agreement 

Redondo Beach’s police and firefighters can’t come to terms with City Hall on a labor agreement 

  by David Mendez When Officer Latoya Harris stepped up to the lectern at the Redondo Beach City Council Chambers, she didn’t quite look like herself. She wasn’t in her Redondo Beach Police uniform, wearing her badge, her duty belt or carrying her weapon. She was in her other uniform, as a mother advocating for […]

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Sinkhole caves in median and stretches under road along Artesia Boulevard

Sinkhole caves in median and stretches under road along Artesia Boulevard

A sinkhole, at least eight feet deep and stretching north, more than 22 feet below the pavement, closed Artesia Boulevard in front of Mira Costa High School Thursday afternoon.

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