by Rachel Reeves The Redondo Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to keep the pallet homes, which currently houses formerly unhoused people, where it is on Kingsdale Ave. in North Redondo Beach. The pallet homes opened in December of last year thanks to pandemic-related relief funding. The plan proposed last October was for them to…

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by Rachel Reeves After hours of contentious back-and-forth, the Redondo Beach City Council passed the budget for FY 2021-2022 at its meeting Tuesday night. The vote was 3-2, with Councilmembers Christian Horvath and Laura Emdee dissenting. Various motions and substitute motions and substitute motions to substitute motions were presented, as the council tried to reach…

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by Rachel Reeves A series of contentious meetings ended early Wednesday morning with the Redondo Beach City Council voting, 3-2, to approve the city’s General Plan Land Use Plan/Map. The action authorizes zoning that allows more housing near such areas as Vons Market at Marine and Inglewood, at Kingsdale Avenue and Artesia, and at 182nd…

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by Rachel Reeves Disgruntled about construction in a neighbor’s backyard that began last May and lasted into  October, a North Redondo Beach couple is challenging the city to impose fines for unpermitted projects. A protracted argument with a neighbor over a project that involved installing gas lines, a fire pit, a pergola, and a roof…

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by Rachel Reeves The Statewide Advisory Committee on Cooling Water Intakes Structures (SACCWIS) voted, 6-1, last Friday to recommend to the State Water Board that the AES power plant in Redondo Beach be allowed to continue operating through the end of 2023. The committee’s mandate is to assess whether the Once-Through Cooling Policy — a…

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by Rachel Reeves  Brianna Egan, 25, scanned her notes as she prepared for her presentation before the Redondo Beach City Council. She was pitching a community garden on city land, something she had been envisioning since returning home after a year volunteering with AmeriCorps, educating kids in rural towns about nutrition.  Egan, who’s studying toward…

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by Rachel Reeves City Clerk Eleanor Manzano announced at this week’s Redondo Beach City Council meeting that results from the Mar. 2 municipal election will be tabulated on Friday.  Manzano said her team of 10 people has been working “non-stop” since the election to verify signatures on ballots postmarked by election day.  “We were inundated,”…

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by Rachel Reeves Mara Lang grew up in a Tree City, or a place where the local government has ordinances for protecting trees. Magnolias, planted around the same time as most homes, in the 1920s, shaded the sidewalks of her neighborhood.  Lang, now the vice president of the South Bay Parkland Conservancy, later moved to…

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Horse-loving families restore the long-neglected Palos Verdes Stables Once or twice a week for three years, Megan Padilla drove her daughters to Palos Verdes to ride horses.  The commute from Manhattan Beach transported Padilla back a world she had left decades earlier. She’d been a “horse girl” growing up in Lunada Bay. She competed around…

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