David Mendez

Tripping over health: The Blue Zones Project’s plan to re-engineer communities, one city at a time

Tripping over health: The Blue Zones Project’s plan to re-engineer communities, one city at a time

by David Mendez A broad smile flashed across Dan Buettner’s face when he took the stage at Sherwood Hall in Salinas, California on June 26. His presentations, by this point, are well-oiled — he’s gotten good at rolling into a city and offering a plan for their residents to turn around their health. “You’re the […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach’s sales tax ballot measure dies amid council infighting

Redondo Beach’s sales tax ballot measure dies amid council infighting

by David Mendez A plan for the Redondo Beach City Council to place a sales tax increase on the March 2020 ballot died on Tuesday night. Its killer was nominally an impassioned comment by Councilman John Gran that Councilman Nils Nehrenhem called “lashing out.” But the fault clearly went deeper, to the schism between the […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

This week’s 2019 Santa Sleigh Schedule The Redondo Beach Police Officers Association Santa Sleigh — an annual tradition in which police escort Santa Claus around Redondo Beach neighborhoods — has started on its tour of the city, beginning on Dec. 2. According to RBPOA, this is a chance for residents to come out of their homes, […]

 Kevin Cody

General John Kelly’s stories from Trump’s Oval Office elicit laughter, sighs

General John Kelly’s stories from Trump’s Oval Office elicit laughter, sighs

Four Star Marine Corps General (Ret.) John Kelly took the stage at the Redondo Performing Arts Center to address Distinguished Speaker Series subscribers on Nov. 21, just a few hours after  U.S. Ukrainian Embassy staffer David Holmes testified before the House Impeachment Inquiry Hearing. Holmes claimed that the withholding of nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine was “likely intended by the president” to pressure Ukraine into investigating rival presidential candidate Joe Biden and Biden’s son Hunter. 

 David Mendez

Kirshak defends crown, women shred at RB Police King of the Harbor Skateboard championship

Kirshak defends crown, women shred at RB Police King of the Harbor Skateboard championship

by David Mendez The third year of Redondo Beach’s pierside skateboard contest was a stunning success beyond even the imagination of the city’s top cop. More than 160 people — men, women, teens, and children — registered for the 2019 King of the Harbor Skateboard Championship, with a registration line stretching out from the Octagon […]

 David Mendez

One pot shop shuts down, Redondo targets another

One pot shop shuts down, Redondo targets another

by David Mendez One Aviation Boulevard cannabis shop has closed in Redondo Beach, while another is facing charges from City prosecutors. More than a week ago, the Pineapple Club, once located at 1505 Aviation Blvd., placed a sign on its door reading “Closed for Good,” while on Wednesday, misdemeanor charges were filed against Pacific Cannabis […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

North Redondo neighborhood intersection to lose bollards, stop signs by David Mendez The intersection of Blossom Lane and Mathews Avenue will see a redesign, after a resident-led push to change the road crossing won over the Redondo Beach City Council on Tuesday night. Last February, Redondo installed bollards that created a permanent bulb-out at the […]

 David Mendez

Redondo ‘shuts window’ on rent gouging, evictions

by David Mendez The City of Redondo Beach has slammed shut a window on predatory housing practices, banning both no-fault evictions and extreme rent hikes with an urgency ordinance that will hold until new statewide renter-protection laws take effect in January. The Redondo Beach City Council unanimously passed the ordinance on Tuesday night, which was […]

 David Mendez

Redella announces retirement after 19 year career

Redella announces retirement after 19 year career

by David Mendez Janet Redella is calling it a career after 19 years at the Redondo Beach Unified School District. RBUSD’s Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services announced her decision at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting. “I’m excited about the prospect of retiring…but at the same time, I’m very sad,” Redella said as she made […]

 Kevin Cody

An ‘Odd Couple’ for our time

An ‘Odd Couple’ for our time

Fonda and Tomlin share their, timely, sometimes uncomfortable humor  by Kevin Cody Of all the odd couples portrayed on stage and film, beginning with Art Carney and Walter Matthau on Broadway, followed by Matthau and Jack Lemmon in film and Tony Randall and Jack Klugman on television, the oddest of them all are Jane Fonda […]

 Teri Marin

Sea Hawks upset state champions Mater Dei, set up rematch 

Sea Hawks upset state champions Mater Dei, set up rematch 

  “We’ve got the players,”  Redondo Union High girls volleyball coach Tommy Chaffins said going into last Saturday’s match against Santa Ana’s Mater Dei, at Cerritos College. Mater Dei was the 2017, 2018 open division State champions. At stake was the CIF Southern Section Division 1 Championships He was right. The Sea Hawks won the […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Police Beat

Grand Theft On Oct. 28, at 12:55 p.m., a Redondo Beach police officer on patrol on the 2500 block of Robinson Street spotted a known suspect from a previous grand theft report. In that report, the suspect had stolen property valued at approximately $4,800 from a vehicle. A second officer had previously reviewed video surveillance […]

 David Mendez

Supes back bid for parks and wetlands at power plant site

Supes back bid for  parks and wetlands  at power plant site

by David Mendez Redondo Beach’s bid to own the AES Power Plant property was boosted on Tuesday, when the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors backed plans for a financing district that would help the City purchase and renovate the site into sorely-needed open space. “This power plant is an eyesore and we have an […]

 David Mendez

Redondo plans emergency eviction ban

Redondo plans emergency eviction ban

by David Mendez On Tuesday night, the Redondo Beach City Council decided to take action against what some have called predatory housing practices by preparing to approve an emergency ban on no-fault evictions within the city. Redondo, alongside many cities across Los Angeles County, is passing such laws to stop a run of evictions doled […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

The haunted house on Lomax Lane by David Mendez The two young teens — one dressed as a panda, the other wearing a costume from the 1995 Michael Jordan movie “Space Jam” — approached the gate at the front of the haunted house on Lomax Lane cautiously. The sun had long since set. The screams […]

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