by Donald Morrison Peninsula residents have grown up seeing “Do Not Eat Contaminated Fish” signs at local piers and beaches. The signs warn against catching and eating White Croaker, Black Croaker, Barred Sand Bass, Topsmelt and Barracuda.  The signs trace back to the period between 1947 and 1982 when Montrose Chemical Corporation of California, in…

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by Donald Morrison Middle school in the Hermosa Beach City School District will open for in person classes on Monday, March 29, Superintendent Jason Johnson announced today.  The reopening news follows an announcement yesterday, March 11, by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, that officials anticipated the County would move into the less-restrictive…

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by Donald Morrison A Manhattan Beach Police Department officer was charged on Feb. 25 with sending sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl.  Officer John Cheatham, 33, allegedly met the underaged victim while she was at the MBPD station to report a crime, in 2019. He’s accused of sending her sexually suggestive messages through…

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by Donald Morrison Sixth graders in the Redondo Unified School District returned to in person classes for two days a week on Wednesday, March 10, in a hybrid learning model with limited classroom sizes.  To comply with guidelines set by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, sixth grade students were broken up into…

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by Donald Morrison Redondo Unified fourth and fifth graders were scheduled to return to their classrooms yesterday and today, Wednesday,March 3, and Thursday,March 4, Superintendent Steven Keller reported to the school board, a week ago Tuesday. Third graders returned to their classrooms on Wed., Feb. 24.  Sixth graders are expected to return to campus on…

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by Donald Morrison Only one thing comforted Lieutenant Daniel Massey after he was injured while serving in Iraq. It was 2009, and he’d been left temporarily paralyzed from injuries sustained during a mortar blast in Basra. He wasn’t sure if he’d ever walk again.  “I came back from one of my procedures and on my…

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by Donald Morrison Redondo Beach Unified School District third, fourth and fifth graders are on track to return to school by March 2, in two groups, with sixth graders quickly to follow, according to a plan reviewed by the school board during its Wednesday Zoom meeting. On Monday, Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office announced that Los…

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by Donald Morrison Debate surrounding the reopening of Redondo Beach schools has fueled unprecedented interest among voters in the upcoming Redondo Beach Unified School District Board of Education election, on Tuesday, March 2. The RBUSD has three open seats being sought by eight candidates. Incumbents Brad Serkin, Michael Christensen and Brad Waller are not seeking…

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by Donny Morrison Hermosa Beach  View School’s transitional kindergarten through second grade students will move to the new Vista School, on April 12, following Spring Break, according to a statement issued this week by the district. View’s third graders are scheduled to move to Valley School in early March. The classroom moves have been complicated…

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by Donald Morrison Redondo Beach Unified School District third graders could return to school in two groups, as soon as Wednesday, Feb. 24 and Thursday, Feb. 25, under a plan reviewed by the school board at its Tuesday, Feb. 9 meeting. Redondo students in transitional kindergarten through second grade returned to school in two groups…

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