Robb Fulcher

City workers claim CHP retaliation

Two city workers claim that a California Highway Patrol officer wrote a seatbelt ticket for one of them the day after a quarrel over a red no-parking line the workers painted on the street outside the officer’s Hermosa home. The workers claim that during the dispute the officer told them, “I’ll see you on the […]

 Mark McDermott

New North Branch Library opens doors

The new North Branch Library, nine years in the making, was unveiled Tuesday afternoon. The 12,600 square-foot “green” certified library on the corner of Artesia Boulevard and Green Avenue has been a longtime labor of love for a passionate segment of the community including volunteers from the Redondo Beach Library Foundation, past and current City […]

 Robb Fulcher

Gateway surfer statue approved

Hermosa Beach City Council on Tuesday approved the creation of an 8 foot-tall bronze statue of surf legend Dewey Weber and agreed to further study where the statue will be placed, possibly in front of the Community Center along Pier Avenue near Pacific Coast Highway. Councilman Michael DiVirgilio cast a lone dissenting vote to make […]

 Robb Fulcher

Hockey coach accused of molesting boy

Hermosa police have arrested an ice hockey coach after a boy revealed during counseling that he had been molested on two occasions. Daniel “Danny” Gibb, 31, was arrested outside his Redondo Beach home last Thursday. “Detectives placed suspect Gibb under arrest following his confirmation of the sexual molestation during a telephone conversation with the victim,” […]

 Kevin Cody

About Town

Avenue unveiled A ceremony to dedicate the remade upper Pier Avenue will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at Pier and Manhattan avenues. A 10-month overhaul of the iconic main drag includes wider sidewalks, an improved storm drain system and larger planted areas. Green groundbreaking The public is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony 8:45 a.m. […]

 Mark McDermott

Unmanned sailboat washes up by RB pier

A boat with nobody aboard washed up near the Redondo Beach pier late Friday afternoon. Three hours later a search party discovered a man afloat two miles out at sea, but rescuers were unable to revive him. Richard Barras, 59, from Hermosa Beach, was declared dead at 8:15 p.m. The search for the then-unidentified sailor […]

 Mark McDermott

Redondo Beach USD receives two bids For Knob Hill property

The Redondo Beach Unified School District Tuesday received two bids for the development of its property at 320 Knob Hill. One proposal met the district’s minimum lease terms of $500,000 annually exactly and would refurbish the existing buildings as a Christian high school. The other proposal is slightly higher, at $502,027, and would keep the […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Blast from the past

A look back on the centennial of a great explosion and a ‘trial of the century’ for capital and labor A century ago, the City of Los Angeles was caught in the middle of an escalating struggle between labor and capital. Something had to give — and it did. On Oct. 1, 1910 a strong blast […]