by Mark McDermott Two weeks ago, Jay Horrell opened up his mail to find a letter from a lawyer named Donald Ramenian. Horrell’s neighbors, the letter said, had a serious problem: squirrels were destroying their lawn, endangering their own and their dogs’ health, and threatening to overrun their house. At times, Ramenian wrote, 15 to […]
A member of the North Side Redondo gang was arrested Monday morning and charged with attempted murder in what police believe was a gang-related shooting. The Redondo Beach Police Department received a report of a shooting that occurred at 4:30 p.m. Saturday on the 2400 block of Fisk Lane. According to police reports, a man […]
Redondo Beach Police Department detectives have arrested a local woman on suspicion of operating a Ponzi scheme targeting Latin immigrants that victimized at least 55 people for more than $500,000. Mariana Montes, 41, of Redondo Beach, was arrested on Dec. 29. Police were attempting to locate her for an outstanding arrest warrant on another crime […]
An amateur historian and lover of the local outdoors mulls Hermosa’s distinctive parks. In following weeks she will focus upon the history of various individual parks. by Doris Beaman I returned to Hermosa Beach, “beautiful beach,” after being away for more than 50 years. I returned to the same house I lived in from the […]
Coach pleased with distance runner’s feat
Santa was dancing. He was on the sixth floor of the Harbor UCLA Medical Center, outside the pediatric unit, where dozens of children were spending the holiday fighting illness and injury. It wasn’t a naturally cheerful place. But as 13-year-old Alonzo Jimenez shuffled carefully into the room, he couldn’t help but smile. He pulled along […]
The year 2009 ended with Hermosa Beach awaiting a milestone ruling in a $500 million lawsuit that could break the city’s bank and drive it into bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Hermosa’s private sector struggled against a nationwide recession, the curtain fell upon the tale of a municipal inspector accused of taking bribes, and Hermosans banded together to save their 52-year-old post office.