David Mendez

Redondo Beach’s police and firefighters can’t come to terms with City Hall on a labor agreement 

Redondo Beach’s police and firefighters can’t come to terms with City Hall on a labor agreement 

  by David Mendez When Officer Latoya Harris stepped up to the lectern at the Redondo Beach City Council Chambers, she didn’t quite look like herself. She wasn’t in her Redondo Beach Police uniform, wearing her badge, her duty belt or carrying her weapon. She was in her other uniform, as a mother advocating for […]

 Judy Rae

Beach charity – Police Unity Tour

Beach charity – Police Unity Tour

‘Ride for those who died’

 David Mendez

Sinkhole caves in median and stretches under road along Artesia Boulevard

Sinkhole caves in median and stretches under road along Artesia Boulevard

A sinkhole, at least eight feet deep and stretching north, more than 22 feet below the pavement, closed Artesia Boulevard in front of Mira Costa High School Thursday afternoon.

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

RB man missing, family asks help Jeff Keidser, a 61-year-old Redondo Beach resident, has been reported missing by his family. Keidser has lived in the same house on Avenue C in South Redondo since 1964, and is a dog walker for many of the families in the area. He was last seen Wednesday, Jan. 23 […]

 David Mendez

Wrinkles in Time

Wrinkles in Time

Beach Cities Health District shows off its new plans for the future: Senior residences, community space, and the evolution of medical care by David Mendez South Bay Hospital opened in 1960 with 146 patient beds to help fill a gap in the Beach Cities, creating a central hub for acute and emergency medical care. The […]

 David Mendez

City refinances to pay Fun Factory lease

City refinances to pay Fun Factory lease

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council has approved a plan to issue bonds and refinance its debt in order to pay for the $9 million purchase of the Redondo Fun Factory master lease, which was approved in 2017. The city’s purchase of the long-standing harbor arcade was a key step in a sweeping […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum The League of Women Voters, in association with Easy Reader, will hold a candidates forum at the Redondo Beach Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Candidates who have confirmed to participate include District 3 City Council incumbent Christian Horvath and challenger Candace Nafissi; District […]

 David Mendez

Nafissi vows to fight

Nafissi vows to fight

by David Mendez Candace Nafissi has been eager to jump back into the electoral waters. Just days after her 2015 campaign, in which she fell short to rival Christian Horvath in a recount that followed a runoff election, by only a handful of votes, she made the first indication she would again challenge to represent […]

 David Mendez

Horvath focused on connections

Horvath focused on connections

by David Mendez Four years ago, then-candidate Christian Horvath suggested meeting at a coffee shop. This year, District 2 councilman Horvath chose In-N-Out Burger. “I haven’t eaten all day,” he said, looking down at his Double-Double and fries (both Animal Style) and vanilla shake. The irony that he dug in while wearing a Beach Cities […]

 David Mendez

Los Angeles developer Pustilnikov eyes Redondo Beach harbor leases

Los Angeles developer Pustilnikov eyes Redondo Beach harbor leases

Los Angeles-based developer Leo Pustilnikov has expressed interest in multiple city-controlled leases in Redondo Beach’s harbor, indicating potential for a comprehensive waterfront, master-planned by a single developer.

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Redondo Beach About Town

Arrest in hit-and-run death on Aviation Blvd. Redondo Beach Police made an arrest in a vehicle-pedestrian hit-and-run crash that killed a 21-year-old woman on Saturday night. Leila Gonzalez, 21, of Bell, was arrested on Monday, Jan. 28, on suspicion of being the driver in the hit-and-run that killed Angelina Pinedo on the 1500 block of […]

 Brad Jacobson

Bill Brand: Outspoken Redondo Beach Mayor, Surfer and Environmentalist (Video)

Bill Brand: Outspoken Redondo Beach Mayor, Surfer and Environmentalist (Video)

On this episode of “On the Couch” host Brad Jacobson sits down with Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand and discusses Redondo Beach, surfing, the AES power plant, the 2028 Olympics and more. This video was shot on Oct 18, 2018.

 David Mendez

Voisey asked to leave GPAC

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council will ask General Plan Advisory Committee member Chris Voisey to leave his appointed position, believing him unfit and potentially conflicted due to legal actions taken against elected officials. The discussion also weaved into a broader debate regarding the tone and tenor of the city’s political discourse. Voisey […]

 David Mendez

Candidates decline LWV forum

Candidates decline LWV forum

by David Mendez Candidates running in Redondo Beach’s March municipal election have dropped out of a planned League of Women Voters of the Beach Cities forum owing to participation from business community organizations. A LWV-BC representative confirmed that the event, featuring candidates from the District 3 and District 5 City Council and City Treasurer, has […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Council comes down on Bird Shared mobility devices, including Bird scooters and similar e-scooter and e-bike services, are now banned from the City of Redondo Beach following the approval of an urgency ordinance at Tuesday night’s Redondo Beach City Council meeting. The ordinance, which took effect immediately after its unanimous approval, bars the devices from […]

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