Three local divers, part of the Dive N’ Surf instruction team, were invited last year to take part in an expedition to one of the world’s great shipwrecks, the Andrea Doria. There they made a discovery that no one expected.
Residents in the area of the 1800 blk. of the Esplanade reported hearing a vehicle skid and hit a pole.
The Friends of Redondo Beach Arts and the Redondo Beach United School District have joined forces to identify promising poet laureates through a writing contest that was open to all schools.
The Redondo Beach Police Officers Association this week agreed to a six percent wage concession, preventing the city from implementing a proposed “Plan B” to layoff six officers.
The Bristol Farms grocery store in Riviera Village will close sometime in August, according to officials from the company, its landlord, and the district’s city councilman.
Army Spc. Sean Ambriz had just arrived back in the States after a year in Afghanistan last month when the plane he was in malfunctioned. It was a commercial airliner flying out of Maine, headed to Colorado – Ambriz was headed back to Fort Carson – and one of its engines stopped working.
The Redondo Unified School District sees a decline in the value of its surplus property as it seeks increased lease revenue to offset state education cuts.
The annual Fourth of July celebration
Shortly before American celebrated its first Independence Day anniversary in 1777, future president John Adams wrote in a letter to his wife Abigail, “The day will be the most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parades, bonfires and illuminations [fireworks] from one end of the continent to the other from this day forward, forevermore.”
Parents and teachers filled the boardroom at Redondo Beach Unified School District headquarters Tuesday night in hopes of saving jobs and books. But the school board, facing a $3.6 million budget deficit, reluctantly passed a budget that includes the layoffs of 16 teachers and the elimination of a popular language arts workbook.
The City Council Tuesday night approved a budget that closes a $7.2 million shortfall. But the adopted budget is balanced in part by laying off six police officers and demoting two others.
Police are investigating whether or not a collision between a Hermosa Beach motorcycle patrol officer and a driver he stopped on Artesia Boulevard in Redondo Beach was an accident or an intentional assault.