David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Riviera Village Summer Festival The Riviera Village Summer Festival returns for its 41st year on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24. The two-day festival will feature over 300 arts and craft booths and exhibitors, as well as a food court, carnival games, and rides. Two live entertainment stages will be rocking throughout the festival. […]

 David Mendez

A new tradition is born at the Redondo Union High School alumni house

A new tradition is born at the Redondo Union High School alumni house

by David Mendez Redondo Union High School archivist Terry Martinez was a witness to history on Friday morning. The class of 1971 alumnus watched Redondo’s Class of 2018 pass through the school’s new alumni house, kicking off what school leaders hope will be an annual tradition for the school’s soon-to-be graduates. As the students started […]

 Kevin Cody

Goldstein, Nakano named Redondo Beach Man, Woman of the Year

Steve Goldstein was commenting to fellow Redondo Chamber board member Ann Garten about the fact that neither of them had ever been honored as Man or Woman of the Year when he was shushed by 2011 Woman of the Year Mickey Marraffino.

 Easy Reader Staff

Beach wellness – Your story, your voice

CSCRB honors teen essayists

 Randy Angel

Redondo’s Sea Hawk runners On the right track

Under coach Bob Leetch, Sea Hawk runners have won nine consecutive girls Bay League titles and six of the last seven boys Bay League titles

 Special Contributor

Remembering Zachary: How Zach Zent lived a lifetime in 23 years

Remembering Zachary: How Zach Zent lived a lifetime in 23 years

by David Horacio Rosales Rojas It’s true our family lost Zachary after his battle with cancer, a battle in which he brought his very own style of boldness. It wasn’t the bravado of those who raise a fist to the sky and invite thunder upon themselves. No. It was more intelligent,  full of realism and […]

 Mark McDermott

Redondo remembers Zach Zent

Redondo remembers Zach Zent

by Mark McDermott Zach Zent cut a linebacker’s swath through life —  bold and focused, with a hunger to live that made him unafraid of the rough and tumble and even the pain that increasingly became a part of his days. Zent died on May 25, after a ferocious, six month battle with the rare, […]

 David Mendez

Klatch provides caffeine, conversation

Klatch provides caffeine, conversation

by David Mendez As a business, Klatch Coffee brings a lot of major accolades to its newest location in Redondo Beach: World’s Best Espresso, Best Coffeehouse in America and multiple Roaster of the Year awards, to name a just a few. But the focus of the Rancho Cucamonga-based company’s new westward expansion is filling a […]

 David Mendez

Legado’s Palos Verdes Inn plans approved

Legado’s Palos Verdes Inn plans approved

by David Mendez The first step in the Legado Companies’ plan to redevelop a storied block of South Redondo was approved by the Redondo Beach City Council Tuesday night. The plans include upgrading the former Palos Verdes Inn to the level of a “three-plus or four-plus star hotel,” Legado CEO Edward Czuker told the council. […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Redondo Beach About Town

Smeltzer exits Redondo Chamber of Commerce Longtime Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce CEO Marna Smeltzer stepped down from her position on Friday, June 8. The announcement of her last day was made quietly, via email, on Friday afternoon. Smeltzer had been with the Chamber of Commerce for 32 years, first as an employee and then […]

 Special Contributor

Brownie troop gives back

Brownie troop gives back

by Joey Mills While most Girl Scout troops use the proceeds from their annual cookie sales to benefit their troop, Brownie Troop 6345 decided to take a more altruistic route. The second-grade troop chose to use $300 of their proceeds to purchase goods to donate to the Ronald McDonald House in Long Beach. The Ronald […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Police Beat

Warrant Arrest/Theft investigation On Thursday, May 31, at 2:18 p.m., Redondo Beach Police Officers responded to a report of a lost cell phone tracked to the city. After speaking to the victim, officers contacted the suspect near the Redondo Pier, on the 500 block of The Esplanade. The suspect, who had an outstanding theft warrant, […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Redondo Beach About Town

Woman’s Club issues scholarships to RUHS students On Monday, May 21, the Woman’s Club of Redondo Beach issued seven $1,500 scholarships to graduating Redondo Union High School students, selected by the club’s scholarship committee. The recipients were Melica Baboldashtian, Riley Ledermann, Scott Mueller, Ivanica Skalko, Sebastian Van Hemert, Vivian Wong and Alyssa Y. Yung, as […]

 David Mendez

Coastal Commission asks for permit withdrawal in Redondo Beach

by David Mendez The California Coastal Commission has sent a letter to the City of Redondo Beach and to its estranged development partner CenterCal, requesting the two applicants withdraw their application for the Waterfront: Redondo Beach development. The Coastal Commission had planned to hear the project at its upcoming August meeting, scheduled to take place […]

 David Mendez

Hennessey sues over dining deck removal order

Hennessey sues over dining deck removal order

  by David Mendez Rebel Republic owner Paul Hennessey is suing the City of Redondo Beach over the City Council’s order to end an Outdoor Dining Deck Pilot Program and for Hennessey to remove outdoor seating that has replaced three parking spaces on Catalina Avenue. The lawsuit, which was filed on May 23 in Los […]

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