Kevin Cody

‘Chasing Lions’ looks back on Redondo, Hermosa, Manhattan winter surf

‘Chasing Lions’ looks back on Redondo, Hermosa, Manhattan winter surf

In “Chasing Lions” Jacobson weaves in a semi fictionalized account of former pro surfer Chris Wells and his companion Natalie Soderstrom starting off the winter hopefully with the two January swells, only to be disappointed when winter goes out like a lamb.

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

RBEF to hold “rock’n” gala on Saturday The Rock’n RBEF Gala, benefitting the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation — and by extension, the Redondo Beach Unified School District — takes place this Saturday, April 27, starting at 6 p.m. at the Portofino Hotel. Attendees to the ticketed event will have access to a two-hour cocktail reception, […]

 Judy Rae

Bar Hopping – Nehrenheim’s civil rights defense 86’d in Hennessey’s lawsuit

Bar Hopping – Nehrenheim’s civil rights defense 86’d in Hennessey’s lawsuit

by David Mendez Redondo Beach City Councilman Nils Nehrenheim’s attempt to use a California anti-discrimination law as a defense in the ongoing lawsuit brought against him by restaurateur Paul Hennessey was rebuffed by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge last week. On April 10, Judge Deidre Hill ruled that Nehrenheim’s cross-complaint — which argued […]

 David Mendez

Rick Crump, RB Triathlon wins honors

Rick Crump, RB Triathlon wins honors

by David Mendez Redondo Beach Triathlon organizer Rick Crump was honored with the Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2019 State of the City for his work in organizing the RB Tri, which he has done since 2006. “He’s stalwart, salt of the earth, and a cornerstone of our community,” Mayor Bill Brand said of […]

 David Mendez

City Council – Redondo presses on with County Fire survey

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council is moving toward potentially replacing its longstanding municipal fire department with Los Angeles County Fire services. In a 3-2 vote, the Council instructed City staff to proceed to the next step in LACoFD’s process, wherein the City begins negotiating a service agreement while the Fire District surveys […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

County judge ruling stands:  Brand, Nehrenheim, ROW victorious against ‘shills’ by David Mendez Five months have passed, and nothing has changed: After issuing his written ruling, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Malcolm Mackey has continued to find in favor of defendants Bill Brand, Nils Nehrenheim, Way Craig and Linda Moffat in an election law case against […]

 Kevin Cody

Farmers & Merchants Bank opens 25th branch in Redondo Beach

Farmers & Merchants Bank opens 25th branch in Redondo Beach

Farmers & Merchants Bank celebrated the grand opening in Redondo Beach of its 25th branch on Saturday with In-N-Out burgers and a $5,000 sweepstakes. The modern, new, 9,000 sq. ft. ,two story branch is at 1333 S. Pacific Coast Highway (at Avenue F).

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach’s lease freeze has tenants in limbo

Redondo Beach’s lease freeze has tenants in limbo

Redondo Beach Waterfront Development

 Judy Rae

Chris Gerold was lifeguard, builder

Chris Gerold was lifeguard, builder

South Bay builder and former beach lifeguard Chris Gerold passed away March 20 at his Redondo Beach home, surrounded by his family. He was 74 and suffering from pancreatic cancer. Gerold was known throughout the Beach Cities for his handlebar mustache and driving big trucks with stickers that read NO BAD Days. In the late […]

 Robb Fulcher

Redondo Graphic artist Omaha Perez to sign “Lost Angeles”

Redondo Graphic artist Omaha Perez to sign “Lost Angeles”

Does Oprah lead the Illuminati? Is Trump a lizard man? Is Paul dead? In Omaha Perez’ graphic novel, the answers depend upon the unsteady mind of an over-the-hill inebriate.

 Judy Rae

Redondo Fun Factory’s empty nest

Redondo  Fun Factory’s empty nest

by David Mendez After nearly 50 years, the Redondo Fun Factory has its final day circled in red: Sept. 2, Labor Day — the unofficial end of summer. The long-lived arcade’s denouement comes, in part, because of the City of Redondo Beach’s current policy against issuing new leases or altering existing agreements on the pier. […]

 David Mendez

Fireworks coming back to Fourth of July

Fireworks coming back to Fourth of July

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council has emphatically decided that it will err on the side of history and not repeat last year’s mistakes, asking staff to investigate holding its annual Independence Day fireworks display on July 4 once again in 2019. This time, however, the city will look into launching the fireworks […]

 David Mendez

City approves Monstad Pier lease deal

City approves Monstad Pier lease deal

by David Mendez The Monstad Pier, the historical southernmost timber portion of the Redondo Municipal Pier, will soon change hands owing to the approval to a lease modification and blessing of the deal by Redondo Beach City Council on Tuesday evening. The Monstad Pier will become the second piece of Redondo Beach property in the […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Bus fire on PCH; Hahn demands changes Supervisor Janice Hahn called LA Metro to quickly phase out its diesel-engine buses after a bus on route 232 caught fire at Pacific Coast Highway and Avenue H on Tuesday morning. No one was injured in the blaze. Redondo Beach Firefighters responded to the vehicle fire at about […]

 David Mendez

Drivers strike at Uber’s Redondo hub

Drivers strike at Uber’s Redondo hub

by David Mendez More than 150 rideshare drivers rallied to protest pay cuts and practices of tech companies Uber and Lyft on Monday at Uber’s Redondo Beach Greenlight Hub, the largest center for in-person communications between the company and its drivers in the Los Angeles area. The strike urged drivers to turn off their apps […]

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