David Mendez

Its permits withdrawn, CenterCal project ‘is dead’

Its permits withdrawn, CenterCal project ‘is dead’

by David Mendez The future of the Redondo Beach waterfront is wide open. Plans by both the City of Redondo Beach and its estranged development partner CenterCal Properties have been withdrawn. Tuesday night, the Redondo Beach City Council directed staff to withdraw California Coastal Commission application permits for the CenterCal project, as well as permits […]

 David Mendez

Mixed-use moratorium set to expire

by David Mendez A one-year moratorium on new mixed-use developments will not be extended. Four votes were required for the moratorium to be extended for a second year at Tuesday’s city council meeting, but, only three were mustered. The Council unanimously passed a temporary ban on mixed-use development last August, while the city began ramping […]

 David Mendez

Family dead in double-murder, suicide

Family dead in double-murder, suicide

by David Mendez A family of three was killed last Wednesday night along the Esplanade in what Redondo Beach Police believe was a double-murder and suicide. According to RBPD Lt. Rick Kochheim, Marc Waz, 43, is believed to have shot and killed his wife Ivana, 43 and son Makani, 13, before dying by suicide. Police […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Redondo Beach About Town

Public Works staff honored for stopping fire Redondo Beach Public Works staffers Alfonso Macias and Tyler Williams were commended at the Monday, July 16 Public Safety Commission for quickly quashing a small fire at the Redondo Pier. It was late on Sunday, May 6, when Macias and Williams smelled smoke near Old Tony’s, at the […]

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader Anniversary Writing, Photography and Cartooning contest guidelines

Easy Reader Anniversary Writing, Photography and Cartooning contest guidelines

Easy Reader/Beach 48th Anniversary Writing, Photography and Cartoon Contest Entry Guidelines

 Kevin Cody

Beach business – Goldstein, Nakano named RB Man, Woman of the year

Beach business – Goldstein, Nakano named  RB Man, Woman of the year

RB Man, Woman of the year

 David Mendez

LA County fire service study approved

LA County fire service study approved

by David Mendez The first step in potentially replacing the Redondo Beach Fire Department with Los Angeles County fire services was taken Tuesday night. The Redondo Beach City Council approved a letter asking for a proposal of services from the LA County Fire Department, as part of an investigation into potential long-term cost-cutting measures the […]

 Kevin Cody

Beach sports – 25th annual 4th of July 5K

Beach sports – 25th annual 4th of July 5K

PV runner leads women

 David Mendez

The magic of Brian Gillis remembered

The magic of Brian Gillis remembered

by David Mendez The squeaky loaf of bread, a goof guaranteed to confuse laymen and abolish the mundane, was one of Brian Gillis’s favorite pranks. “We’d be in Costco, he’d hide this squeaker in his hand, he would push the loaf of bread with his pointer finger, and it would squeak,” Andy Hill, half of […]

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach resident Michael Scott Moore recounts Somali Pirate captivity

Redondo Beach resident Michael Scott Moore recounts Somali Pirate captivity

Moore spent the better part of the next six years researching and writing that book. Almost three of those years were spent as a captive of Somali pirates. On Thursday, July 19 he will return to Pages to talk about “The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast.”

 David Mendez

[UPDATE] Three dead in possible murder-suicide along Esplanade

[UPDATE: Click here for the latest version of this story.] by David Mendez   A family of three was found dead at a home along the Esplanade after Redondo Beach police responded to a gunshot call on Wednesday night. Police are investigating the deaths as a double-murder and suicide. Around 10:15 p.m., dispatchers received a call warning of […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Redondo Beach About Town

Redondo Chamber names new CEO The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce has announced Dominik Knoll will be its new President and CEO. Knoll replaces recently-retired leader Marine Smeltzer, who led the organization for 32 years. “I am honored to work with the Redondo Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s work is vital to the business community […]

 Kevin Cody

‘Mermaid’s Miracle’ offers inspiration for kids with cancer

‘Mermaid’s Miracle’ offers inspiration for kids with cancer

Meranda Mayesh can still remember making her first drawings at age five, alongside her grandfather, Disney artist Bub Thomas. The tumor that would be discovered on her brain two years later did not affect her memory.

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach’s July 1 fireworks offer delight, confusion

Redondo Beach’s July 1 fireworks offer delight, confusion

by David Mendez Redondo Beach’s first – and likely only – attempt at a July 1 fireworks celebration was a mixed bag both for the city and for residents. While onlookers saw a spectacular show in the city’s third year running the fireworks program, attendance was down, both in paid attendance at Seaside Lagoon and […]

 David Mendez

Protesters stand against family separation

Protesters stand against family separation

by David Mendez Roughly 400 people took to the intersection of Artesia and Hawthorne Boulevard Saturday morning, joining a nationwide protest against zero-tolerance federal immigration practices that have led to the separation of children from families. Protestors stood at each corner, and along each median, waving signs, chanting, and cheering when supporters (whether from cars […]

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