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 Judy Rae

Redondo Fun Factory’s empty nest

Redondo  Fun Factory’s empty nest

by David Mendez After nearly 50 years, the Redondo Fun Factory has its final day circled in red: Sept. 2, Labor Day — the unofficial end of summer. The long-lived arcade’s denouement comes, in part, because of the City of Redondo Beach’s current policy against issuing new leases or altering existing agreements on the pier. […]

 Mark McDermott

MB Shootout result in injured police officer

by Mark McDermott Gunfire erupted on Rosecrans Avenue Sunday morning, sending hundreds of people running and screaming and eventually resulting in a Hawthorne police officer being wounded. After a massive police response involving all nearby agencies, a male suspect was arrested in what police believe was a domestic dispute that erupted at the SpringHill Suites […]

 David Mendez

Fireworks coming back to Fourth of July

Fireworks coming back to Fourth of July

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council has emphatically decided that it will err on the side of history and not repeat last year’s mistakes, asking staff to investigate holding its annual Independence Day fireworks display on July 4 once again in 2019. This time, however, the city will look into launching the fireworks […]

 David Mendez

City approves Monstad Pier lease deal

City approves Monstad Pier lease deal

by David Mendez The Monstad Pier, the historical southernmost timber portion of the Redondo Municipal Pier, will soon change hands owing to the approval to a lease modification and blessing of the deal by Redondo Beach City Council on Tuesday evening. The Monstad Pier will become the second piece of Redondo Beach property in the […]

 Mark McDermott

Hadley and Stern sworn in

Hadley and Stern sworn in

by Mark McDermott Newly elected Councilpersons Suzanne Hadley and Hildy Stern were sworn in Tuesday night, joining Councilperson Nancy Hersman at the dais to become Manhattan Beach’s first female majority City Council. Both are political newcomers who were each deeply involved as parent volunteers within the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. In order to raise […]

 Mark McDermott

Lesser, Howorth oversaw major changes

Lesser, Howorth oversaw major changes

by Mark McDermott A few Tuesdays ago, Amy Howorth walked out of City Hall sometime near the midnight hour, as she has done a couple of hundred times over the last eight years. It suddenly struck her that this post-council feeling, one of equal parts exhilaration and exhaustion, was also uniquely satisfying and something she […]

 Ryan McDonald

Burnin’ Daylight Brewing cuts ribbon in Lomita

Burnin’ Daylight Brewing cuts ribbon in Lomita

By Ryan McDonald Burnin’ Daylight Brewing Company in Lomita held its grand opening Saturday, drawing locals and suds aficionados to the area’s first craft brewery. Located near the intersection at Lomita Boulevard and Narbonne Avenue near Lomita City Hall, Burnin’ Daylight is the latest entry in Southern California’s well regarded craft beer market. City officials […]

 Ryan McDonald

Foster youth nonprofit takes Hermosa Beach foundation’s ‘Quick Pitch’ contest

Foster youth nonprofit takes Hermosa Beach foundation’s ‘Quick Pitch’ contest

by Ryan McDonald Robert Smith was nervous sitting in the audience at Hermosa’s Second Story Theatre last Thursday night. But it wasn’t a play or a performance that was getting to him: it was a series of people making a case for their respective philanthropic organizations. Smith, a Hermosa resident and board member of the […]