David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

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Women march on Redondo

The third annual South Bay Women’s March is set for Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. in the Redondo Beach Marina parking lot, near Ruby’s Diner.

The first march, in 2017, attracted more than one thousand participants, men, and women alike, from around the South Bay on the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. That march, like its smaller follow-up in 2018, was organized as a stand against intolerance and injustice.

A number of local elected officials, including Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, are scheduled to attend the family-friendly march.

Green Line station closed until Jan. 20

Redondo Beach’s Green Line station is one of six that is closed through Jan. 20 to connect the LA Metro Green Line to the forthcoming Crenshaw/LAX line. The Crenshaw/LAX, which is now scheduled to open in 2020, will connect to Green Line’s Aviation/LAX station in El Segundo.

Service will be kept up with free bus shuttles between Redondo Beach station and Crenshaw Station during the closure, stopping at each station and running as frequently as the Green Line.

For more information, visit LA Metro’s blog at thesource.metro.net.

 

 

RBPD and BeachLife Festival sponsor

local Battle of the Bands on Feb. 8

The Redondo Beach Police Department and BeachLife Festival are partnering to present a Battle of the Bands competition for young local musicians at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Feb. 8, starting at 7 p.m.

The free concert and contest will feature a series of acts from musicians under 21 years old performing covers and original compositions, with the winning band to perform at the first annual BeachLife Festival. The festival will be held the weekend of May 3 through May 5.

“You will not believe the talent we have in our community,” said RBPD Community Services Program Manager Dinah Lary. “We held the auditions and we honestly could not narrow it down. These kids are amazing and we want you to see them all.”

Guitarist Bobby Cochran of Steppenwolf will be in attendance as well, playing his hits and greeting people in the lobby.

For more information, visit redondo.org/battleofthebands.

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