David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

March municipal elections set Redondo Beach’s next municipal elections have been set for March 5, 2019. City Council seats in Districts 3 and 5, currently held by Christian Horvath and Laura Emdee, will be up for reelection. City Clerk and City Treasurer positions, held by Eleanor Manzano and Steve Diels, are also up for grabs. […]

 David Mendez

Skaters shred Redondo Pier

Skaters shred Redondo Pier

by David Mendez For about one minute, Dante Victorino could do no wrong. With music thumping in his earbuds, 17-year-old Victorino nailed every trick during his first heat for the 2018 King of the Harbor Skateboarding Championships, a perfect run in his first-ever skateboard contest, and securing first place in the contest’s elder age bracket. […]

 David Mendez

RBUSD focuses on safety, Kauffman honored

RBUSD focuses on safety, Kauffman honored

by David Mendez The focus of this year’s Redondo Beach State of Education event was school security and safety, so it makes sense that the night’s most sensitive information was kept a secret even to the city’s top cop. Redondo Beach Police Chief Keith Kauffman was named the 2018 Education Advocate of the Year by […]

 David Mendez

AES development summit aimed to inspire

AES development summit aimed to inspire

by David Mendez A series of presentations at Mayor Bill Brand’s summit to discuss possible futures for the AES power plant weren’t so much instruction on what the city and its residents should do once the plant has come down, but inspiration for what’s possible. “Tonight’s the beginning of an education process. It explains what’s […]

 Randy Angel

Beach sports – Double Threat Jasmine Davis

Beach sports – Double Threat Jasmine Davis

“Jasmine also is not afraid of taking the ‘big shot’” — Sea Hawk coach Marcelo Enriquez talking about forward Jasmine Davis

 David Mendez

Lawndale settles for $2 million, pulls Galleria appeal

by David Mendez The City of Lawndale has withdrawn its appeal of the South Bay Galleria redevelopment project, in accordance with a settlement agreement with the Galleria’s parent company. The appeal was scheduled to be heard alongside two others at tonight’s Redondo Beach City Council meeting. The Lawndale City Council approved the settlement at its […]

 David Mendez

Council breaks Galleria hearing until Oct. 23

Council breaks Galleria hearing until Oct. 23

by David Mendez When the Redondo Beach City Council drew up new rules for appeal hearings two weeks ago, Councilman Todd Loewenstein repeated an old maxim: No good decisions are made after midnight. While the clock rolled past 1 a.m., the City Council voted to continue its appeal hearing against the South Bay Galleria redevelopment […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Traditional Hawaiian sailing vessel visits King Harbor The Hawaiian sailing vessel Hikianalia will sail into King Harbor on Wednesday, Oct. 17, for a 4 p.m. traditional arrival and native peoples’ welcoming ceremony. Hikianalia recently sailed from Hawaii to San Francisco two weeks ago, navigating the journey using traditional methods, without modern instruments. Hikianalia is used […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach man arrested in Federal raid on white supremacists

Redondo Beach man arrested in Federal raid on white supremacists

by David Mendez Federal agents conducted an early morning raid on the back house of a North Redondo Beach residence that is rented to an alleged white supremacist on Tuesday morning, resulting in one arrest. The raid was one of a series of simultaneous raids across California. Residents along the 2900 block of Perkins Lane […]

 David Mendez

Alta Vista alums play for the future

Alta Vista alums play for the future

by David Mendez Parents picking up their students from Alta Vista Elementary School got a look at their students’ potential future on Friday afternoon, as students from the Parras Middle School Band played pep songs as school let out. The mini-concert, performed by recent Alta Vista alumni, was run as part of the Redondo Beach […]

 David Mendez

Power plant complicates SEA Lab’s future

Power plant complicates SEA Lab’s future

by David Mendez Redondo Beach’s SEA Lab recently celebrated its 20th year educating children and visitors about marine life in and around the Santa Monica Bay. But SEA Lab’s next year – much less the next 20 – are uncertain. The educational program’s lease with its landlord AES ends on Jan. 1, and with little […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach mayor plans power plant land summit

Redondo Beach mayor plans power plant land summit

by David Mendez The last few months have been busy for Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand, as a series of land-use conferences have led him to hold a local conference of his own that centers on the future of Redondo’s century-old power plant. Next Thursday, Brand will host the Mayor’s Summit on Repurposing the Redondo […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Skateboarders to take the Redondo Pier The second annual King of the Pier Skateboard Contest is taking place this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Redondo Beach Pier, sponsored by the Redondo Beach Police Department. Last year’s contest had more than 100 skaters at the Octagon by the Redondo Beach Pier, and organizers are hoping […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Skateboarders to take the Redondo Pier The second annual King of the Pier Skateboard Contest is taking place this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Redondo Beach Pier, sponsored by the Redondo Beach Police Department. Last year’s contest had more than 100 skaters at the Octagon by the Redondo Beach Pier, and organizers are hoping […]

 Kevin Cody

Lobster Rock rocks Redondo Beach Lobster Festival

Lobster Rock rocks Redondo Beach Lobster Festival

The two decades old lobster festival at the Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach moved into the present this weekend, under new promoters Mike Bourchard and Dave Tardiff.

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