David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil The Redondo Beach Police Department will host its 11th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. outside of the Redondo Beach Police Station, 415 Diamond St. The event celebrates survivors, remembers victims and honors those who work diligently to end domestic violence. […]

 Kevin Cody

Last horse race at Redondo Beach Fun Factory

Last horse race at Redondo Beach Fun Factory

It was about 8:40 on Sunday night — well after when the Redondo Fun Factory was scheduled to close its barn doors to the public for the last time when Bob McCann called his last horse race.

 David Mendez

Tobacco bans pass — with a few carveouts

Tobacco bans pass — with a few carveouts

  by David Mendez Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em — especially if they’re flavored. The Redondo Beach City Council has approved a set of ordinances with the aim of effectively banning all but the most basic of tobacco products from being sold, or even seen, in Redondo Beach. On Tuesday night, the Council approved […]

 David Mendez

Water main break closes busy intersection

by David Mendez The intersection of Inglewood Avenue and Manhattan Beach Boulevard was closed for about 24 hours last week, while Redondo Beach public works staff and representatives of three water agencies worked to identify, then fix, a broken underground water line they feared would cause a sinkhole. Water was seen gushing up from multiple […]

 David Mendez

Fun Finale: Redondo Fun Factory to shutter Sunday

Fun Finale: Redondo Fun Factory to shutter Sunday

by David Mendez The Redondo Fun Factory is shuttering for good on Sunday, according to owner Steve Shoemaker. After the longtime Redondo waterfront arcade and attraction closes for the last time, everything in the building will be up for grabs to anyone with cash — and anything that they don’t sell will be up for […]

 David Mendez

Redondo goes for the gold with Ocean Fest event

Redondo goes for the gold with Ocean Fest event

U.S. Olympic team open water swimmer Jordan Wilimovski emerges from the water on his way to winning the 5K swim. Wilimovski said he hopes Redondo hosts the open water swim in 2028 when Los Angeles hosts the Olympics. Photo by Kevin Codyby David Mendez Ever-dominant Hermosa Beach swimmer Ryan Bullock continued his roll of victories […]

 Ryan McDonald

Beach people – Time to rise with Lisa Clayton

Beach people – Time to rise with Lisa Clayton

South Bay baker Lisa Clayton finds solace in sourdough

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Community Safety Fair The Redondo Beach Police and Fire departments will host their annual Public Safety Open House on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Redondo Beach Civic Center, 415 Diamond St. The open house gives the public an opportunity to view and participate in a series of demonstrations provided […]

 David Mendez

City Hall declines imposing firefighter contract

City Hall declines imposing firefighter contract

by David Mendez After very little public discussion, save for a series of comments from the audience, the Redondo Beach City Council elected not to impose its “last, best and final offer” labor agreement onto the city’s firefighters association Tuesday night. A “last, best and final offer” is the last step in the negotiating process […]

 David Mendez

Broken water line closes intersection at Inglewood and Manhattan Beach boulevards

Broken water line closes intersection at Inglewood and Manhattan Beach boulevards

The intersection of Inglewood Boulevard and Manhattan Beach Boulevard is closed indefinitely while workers repair a broken underground water line they fear may cause a sinkhole. Water was seen gushing up from multiple areas under the concrete pavement on Inglewood Boulevard, just north of the intersection. Redondo Beach closed the intersection quickly, as a precautionary […]

 David Mendez

Utility pole fire causes neighborhood power outage

Utility pole fire causes neighborhood power outage

by David Mendez Power was out in a Redondo Beach neighborhood after a smoldering fire weakened a utility pole to the point of breaking on Saturday afternoon. Redondo Beach police and firefighters alerted residents to the damaged utility pole at the intersection of Carnelian Street and Lucia Avenue at 3:44 p.m. on Sept. 28. The […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach family found dead in alleged murder-suicide

Redondo Beach family found dead in alleged murder-suicide

Redondo Beach Police detectives survey the scene outside an alleged murder-suicide. Cheryl Soto and her son, Carter Perez, were found dead in the home. Photo by Ryan McDonaldby David Mendez Two people have been identified one week after an incident police believe to have been a familial murder-suicide. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

BCHD hosts National Active Aging Week activities The Beach Cities Health District is providing more than 60 free fitness classes, workshops, and lectures during National Active Aging Week. Classes from certified fitness trainers include Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, body sculpting, stretching, aerobics and fitness boot camp. Physical activity and social connectivity improve the health of adults […]

 David Mendez

City urges SCOTUS review in homeless case

City urges SCOTUS review in homeless case

by David Mendez A brief was filed Tuesday by municipalities including Redondo Beach, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that has prompted cities across California to stop enforcing anti-homelessness laws for fear of legal retribution. Redondo Beach, one of the earliest cities to jump on the brief, was among the 33 California […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Police Beat

Sexual Battery On Sept. 17, at 1 p.m., Redondo Beach police were dispatched to the 500 block of South Guadalupe Avenue. The previous day, a victim reported sexual battery, describing the suspect. After being told the suspect had returned, an officer arrived and detained a man fitting the description. After the victim positively identified the […]

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