by Rachel Reeves The Redondo Beach City Council is continuing to push back against state lawmakers’ efforts to determine the city’s zoning and housing allocation. At its Tuesday meeting, the council unanimously agreed to advocate for the city’s right to judicially review state-mandated housing requirements and to oppose decisions about zoning made in Sacramento. Mayor…

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UPDATE: The approximately 500 vaccinations slots on Saturday at AdventurePlex in Manhattan Beach have been filled. BCHD is awaiting a new allotment of vaccination doses and will reopen for appointments when the new doses become available. Check back at a future date at MyTurn.Ca.Gov Beginning this Saturday, April 17, COVID-19 Pfizer vaccinations will be available…

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A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13, at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, at the 710 Pier Avenue, at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway. To determine eligibility, and to request a vaccination vsit http://www.lapublichealth.org/media/Coronavirus/vaccine. Capacity is limited and filling out the interest form is not a guarantee of an appointment.…

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by Kevin Cody Phil Becker and Mike Eaton grew up on the Peninsula, across the street from one another, and retired near to one another on the Big Island of Hawaii. Between those periods, during the Gold Era of Surfing,  the lifelong friends became celebrated surfboard shapers. Becker passed away Feb. 25, at age 81.…

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by Dan Blackburn Hermosa Beach leaders agreed at Tuesday’s city council meeting to write a letter to Los Angeles County and the State of California officials, advocating resumption of some youth and adult recreational league activities.  Brandy Villanueva, the city’s emergency management coordinator, said she expected some changes in COVID-19 protocols, beginning April 1, when…

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by Dan Blackburn A month after Hermosa Beach City Manager Suja Lowenthal was granted a four percent raise, Lowenthal has hired an assistant whose base annual pay will be $137,369. City council members decided last August that Lowenthal’s performance, since her 2018 hiring, justified a pay hike, to $236,868. The council approved the increase at…

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