David Mendez

Grocery Outlet fills the grocery gap in North Redondo

Grocery Outlet fills the grocery gap in North Redondo

by David Mendez Artesia Boulevard has a supermarket again. Grocery Outlet finally opened its doors last Thursday, June 6, filling a long-empty gap for those who missed having a supermarket near the intersection of Artesia and Rindge Road. Grocery Outlet, and its building-mate CVS Pharmacy, take over the long-vacant space that once held a Haggen, […]

 David Mendez

Orlando’s, Redondo Beach’s ‘hidden jewel,’ closes

Orlando’s, Redondo Beach’s ‘hidden jewel,’ closes

  by David Mendez For nearly a year and a half, Orlando’s Pizzeria and Birreria was operating without its heart, as owner and Chef, Orlando Mulé was stranded a country away. Last month, owner-operator Carole Beauvais Mulé and her husband chose to reunite their family, permanently closing the business and moving back to their native […]

 David Mendez

Legal squabbles again revolve around Redondo Fun Factory, fish market

by David Mendez Like death and taxes, another inevitability has come to pass — Steve Shoemaker arguing with City Hall — involving the City of Redondo Beach and one of its longest-tenured tenants. In a recent letter sent to Redondo Beach executive staff, Shoemaker has said that he will refuse to evict the two sub-tenants […]

 Mike Purpus

Breakwater: the early days Longboards, no wetsuits and already hierarchical

Breakwater: the early days  Longboards, no wetsuits and already hierarchical

Photos by Leroy Grannis by Mike Purpus The first time I rode the Redondo Breakwater was the winter of ‘62. I was a 12-year old-grom. I paddled down from 30th Street in Hermosa. A lifeguard truck spotted me at 26th Street and followed me the rest of the way. The Breakwater was a WPA (Works […]

 Kevin Cody

Sandbox: California SB 50 bill ignores zoning’s fiscal impact on Redondo Beach

Sandbox: California SB 50 bill ignores zoning’s fiscal impact on Redondo Beach

California SB 50 bill ignores zoning’s fiscal impact on Redondo Beach

 David Mendez

RUHS pitcher Dalquist drafted by White Sox

RUHS pitcher Dalquist drafted by White Sox

by David Mendez Redondo Union pitching standout Drew Dalquist was drafted in the third round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Chicago White Sox. Dalquist’s call to the pros caps a senior season that saw him lead the Sea Hawks Varsity Baseball team on a run into the CIF playoffs. “He’s a […]

 David Mendez

Deficit, homelessness plans drive budget talks

Deficit, homelessness plans drive budget talks

by David Mendez The City of Redondo Beach is forecasting tight financial times in its future, especially as it’s squeezed between likely declining tax revenues and increasing pension liabilities. But a rising outcry from residents to respond to homelessness-related problems is staring the city in the face. The City Council began its budget process in […]

 David Mendez

LACC’s SEA Lab to close its doors at the end of June

LACC’s SEA Lab  to close its doors  at the end of June

by David Mendez SEA Lab, a long-standing aquarium and educational facility on the Redondo waterfront, will close its doors permanently at the end of June. The program’s stewards, the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, made the decision after taking an “in-depth look at the financial and programmatic realities of running an aquarium and best serving the […]

 David Mendez

D-Day, homefront casualties honored

D-Day, homefront casualties honored

  by David Mendez Hundreds of residents and retired armed forces service members joined the City of Redondo Beach for its annual Memorial Day Service at the city’s Veteran’s Memorial on May 27. Redondo Beach’s annual Memorial Day observance came little more than a week before the 75th anniversary of World War II’s D-Day landings, […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

General Plan Advisory Committee to drill down on ‘focus areas’ Redondo Beach’s General Plan Advisory Committee will continue its work to aid the city in defining the future of Redondo’s foundational land use document on Thursday, May 30. This meeting will include a discussion of a series of “focus areas” that the GPAC is considering […]

 David Mendez

Parras student fights stigmatizing dress code violators

Parras student fights stigmatizing dress code violators

by David Mendez Parras Middle School eighth-grader Ava Szymanski has long taken issue with school dress codes — the guidelines that state how a student should, or should not, dress at school, as well as  punishments. Last month she did something about it, setting up meetings with both Redondo Beach Unified School District Board Member […]

 David Mendez

Discussion heats up over fire inspection fees

Discussion heats up over fire inspection fees

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council approved a tweak to an existing ordinance that will help residents and business owners deal with excessive charges from the city’s fire inspection program. The change is estimated to reduce the program’s income by $15,000. The resolution passed by a 3-2 vote, with Council members Todd Loewenstein […]

 David Mendez

RBPD partners on autism awareness

RBPD partners on autism awareness

  by David Mendez Redondo Beach Police donated $1,500 to The Autism Society of Los Angeles this week, shortly after recognizing April as Autism Awareness Month. To raise the money, the department sold patches bearing the colorful jigsaw pattern adopted as a symbol of the often-misunderstood cognitive disorder that is increasingly diagnosed in children nationwide. […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Memorial Day in Veteran’s Park Redondo Beach will observe Memorial Day at its Veterans Memorial, at Veterans Park, on May 27 at 1 p.m. The ceremony, which features a traditional retirement and replacement of the memorial’s American flag, will be keynoted by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Longeran, a veteran of the U.S. Army. […]

 David Mendez

LA murder parolee arrested afteralleged assault, burglary, kidnapping

by David Mendez A man, out on parole for murder, was arrested in Redondo Beach on Tuesday after allegedly breaking into a home, assaulting residents and attempting to kidnap a child. According to Redondo Beach police, the incident began at 7:30, when a man, later identified as Eric Terrell Davis, allegedly entered an unlocked garage […]

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