Redondo Beach city council votes to resume county fire study

by Garth Meyer The question of whether Redondo Beach should contract with the county for fire services is back on after a 3-2 city council vote April 19 to resume a study on the subject – which was halted two years ago. Councilmembers Laura Emdee and Christian Horvath voted against reviving the study. A switch…

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Crowd gathers to oppose Green Line extension in North Redondo

by Garth Meyer A proposed Metro Green Line extension along Inglewood Avenue would go “right up against people’s fences” according to a Redondo City councilman who joined Metro representatives for an April 11 site survey, by request of local residents.  North Redondo councilman Zein Obagi, Jr., was one of 60 people who met at 182nd…

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Earth Day soiree in Redondo’s Wilderness Park

Children and parents take part in Earth Day crafts at Wilderness Park April 23, organized by Eco Kids and hosted by South Bay Parkland Conservancy. The weekend included camping, dinner with a program celebrating Wilderness Park’s 45th anniversary, and Sunday land restoration work, with lunch and live music by Zeal Levin and U.S. 99. Photo…

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Netflix series films at Avenue B in Redondo Beach

by Garth Meyer Shooting for the Netflix series “Emerald” blocked off Avenue B between the Esplanade and Catalina avenues Wednesday, April 27, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Filming included scenes on the street and at the Elks Lodge. The series also shot in Redondo Beach earlier this year.

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Leadership Redondo chooses homeless pallets enhancement

by Garth Meyer Leadership Redondo’s project for 2021-22 is to add amenities and beautify the homeless pallet shelters on Kingsdale Avenue. The project was approved by the city council last week. Members of the class presented a video on their plans, which are to paint each shelter blue on the bottom half, leaving the upper…

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Consultants to study Beach Cities transit

BCT route 104 was cancelled on Tuesday because of low ridership and financial constraints.

by Garth Meyer A new, comprehensive study of Beach Cities Transit (BCT) will look at ways to improve the service. Work is underway by Stantec, a Los Angeles architecture, engineering and design firm, hired by the city of Redondo Beach, to create a model for short-term, and long-term South Bay needs.  The consultants were hired…

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Redondo Beach city council to return to in-person meetings May 3

by Garth Meyer In-person meetings will resume for the Redondo Beach city council May 3. During its regular Zoom meeting last week, the council voted to approve the change, with the option to reverse course if virus conditions change – and perhaps keep a few meetings online regardless. “We’re optimistic that we can return to…

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Redondo Beach joins “virtual power plant”, targeting AES

by Garth Meyer Redondo Beach has had a physical power plant since 1954. It will now have a virtual power plant, which may help shut down the former. Leah Goodman, business development and partnerships manager for Ohmconnect, spoke to the Redondo Beach city council April 12. She explained what a “virtual power plant” is. During…

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Redondo reviews, stays at 100 percent renewable energy

by Garth Meyer Redondo Beach will remain a default 100-percent renewable energy town after a city council vote April 5 to reaffirm. Councilman Nils Nehrenheim dissented. The decision followed controversy over unexpectedly high electric bills in January. Councilman Todd Loewenstein subsequently called for a review of the city’s commitment – made last fall, to take…

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More public input sought on uses for old Redondo library

by Garth Meyer The City of Redondo Beach is seeking further community input on future uses for the old library at Veterans Park. After a March survey and open house at the library, the Recreation and Parks Commission was set to meet on the matter Wednesday. Another open house is scheduled for April 27, from…

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Redondo’s King Harbor Yacht Club marks 77th Opening Day

by Garth Meyer  King Harbor Yacht Club celebrated Opening Day 2022 last Sunday with a reception, hors d’oeuvres and champagne, hospitality in open boats, a live band and barbecue.  Local members attended as well as those from sister yacht clubs such as Marina del Rey, Cabrillo, Port Royal, Portofino, Santa Monica Bay and Long Beach. …

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One Pedestrian and one motorcyclist hit on Redondo roads

Redondo Beach Police

Two vehicle accidents sent two people to the hospital last Sunday, including a 94-year-old pedestrian, who was in critical condition after being run over at the intersection of Nob Hill and Camino Real. The woman entered the crosswalk about 10 a.m. as an SUV veered right from Camino Real onto Knob Hill Avenue. The driver…

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