Kevin Cody

Former Redondo High football star Erik Wilson lived full life before early passing

Former Redondo High football star Erik Wilson lived full life before early passing

“‘Big E’ was big, strong, and fast, but he always thought of himself as being bigger, stronger, and faster than he really was, which led to many hospital visits for stitches and broken bones.” Family friend Dan Vaughn remembering Redondo Sea Hawk Quarterback Erik Wilson.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach bar owners blame stumbling politicians for 86’ing them

Redondo Beach bar owners blame stumbling politicians for 86’ing them

As the Fourth of July draws near each year and the anticipation of the Beach Cities’ fireworks shows increases, Ed Castro prepares for flag-adorned party-goers to flood his New Starboard Attitude on the Redondo Beach pier. He books two live bands, stocks up on Budweiser’s holiday bottles, and schedules his best bartenders to take on the stampede of customers. But not this year.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach teachers, kids social distance creatively in classrooms

Redondo Beach teachers, kids social distance creatively in classrooms

All eight Redondo Beach Child Development Centers have implemented social distancing, wearing of masks and a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio in classrooms. And it’s going well,, teachers say.

 Kevin Cody

Live Well Kids credited by LA County study for reducing obesity in Redondo schools

Live Well Kids credited by LA County study for reducing obesity in Redondo schools

Redondo’s elementary school student obesity rate fell from 20 percent to 6.4 percent between 2007 and 2019, according to a Los Angeles County report. In 2007, The improvement is attributed to Redondo schools implementing the Live Well Kids program, created by the Beach Cities Health District.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Union High Class of 2020 celebrates with car parade, time capsule video

Redondo Union High Class of 2020 celebrates with car parade, time capsule video

Three and a half weeks before the graduation date that had been set the previous year, Redondo Union High School Principal Jens Brandt and his team faced the daunting reality: for the first time in 113 years, the graduating class of the oldest high school in the South Bay would not be walking at Seahawk Stadium.

 Kevin Cody

Goodman block party honors Redondo Union High grads

Goodman block party honors Redondo Union High grads

Redondo Class of 2020 grad gets private public policy lesson from State Senator and Mayor.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Child Development classes back in session, but no touching, no sharing

Redondo Beach Child Development classes back in session, but no touching, no sharing

An estimated 160 transitional kindergarten through 5th grade Redondo Beach students returned to the classroom on Thursday, June 11, under distancing guidelines designed to deter the spread of the coronavirus.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Union High 2020 grads celebrate with leap into the sea

Redondo Union High 2020 grads celebrate with leap into the sea

Redondo Union High seniors celebrate graduation with leap into the sea.

 Kevin Cody

Healthy Living Campus to be downsized, BCHD announces

Healthy Living Campus to be downsized, BCHD announces

BCHD will discuss the renewed look at the Healthy Living Campus Master Plan, unveiling a concept with fewer residential care for the elderly units, smaller building sizes, less construction time, and a site design that shifts away from homes compared to previous plans. 

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach developer Pustilnikov plays Ahab to Wyland’s whale mural

Redondo Beach developer Pustilnikov plays Ahab to Wyland’s whale mural

After being angered by what he described as an “offensive response” from the Wyland Foundation to his initiation of a discussion about their 586-foot-long whale mural on the AES power plant, developer Leo Pustilnikov has made clear he does not intend to preserve the mural.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand honored with drive-by

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand honored with drive-by

Friends and supporters of Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand celebrated his one-year survival with Stage 4 cancer with a drive-by past his home Saturday morning.  The drive-by caught Brand by surprise.

 Dan Smith

COVID-19 Test Site Moves to BCHD Campus Starting Monday

COVID-19 Test Site Moves to BCHD Campus Starting Monday

More than 17,000 County residents were tested at Galleria location

By Dan Smith, BCHD The Los Angeles County COVID-19 Test Site at the South Bay Galleria will relocate next week to the campus of Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) at 514 North Prospect Avenue in Redondo Beach. The site’s final day at the Galleria was Friday, with testing at the new location beginning Monday, June […]

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Chief Kauffman cautions against division following George Floyd death

Redondo Chief Kauffman cautions against division following George Floyd death

When I watched the recent video I was shocked and appalled at the actions and inaction of the Minneapolis police officers that led to the tragic death of George Floyd.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach layoffs proposed to fix $8.9 million COVID-induced deficit

Redondo Beach layoffs proposed to fix $8.9 million COVID-induced deficit

A 67 percent decrease in Redondo Beach’s hotel bed tax threatens to put Redondo harbor improvements on hold.

 Dan Smith

June 17 BCHD Board Meeting to Hear Plans for Reduced Healthy Living Campus Project

Virtual Meeting will Present Updated Campus Proposal

By Dan Smith, BCHD Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) postponed its mid-March Healthy Living Campus public study session due to the COVID-19 Safer At Home Health Order. Updated campus plans will be the topic of the virtual BCHD Board of Directors public meeting on June 17 at 6:30 p.m. Significant modifications to the proposed Healthy […]

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